Closed for the holidays

Lynchburg College administrative offices will be closed December 23, 2010 through January 2, 2011 for the holidays. Classes will resume January 17.

Check out our holiday message. Happy Holidays!



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Rome for the holidays

Thirty LC students will be heading for Rome to study "The Eternal City: Rome as Art and Museum" over the holiday break.

Dr. Delane Karalow, assistant professor of art; Barbara Rothermel, director of the Daura Gallery; and Steve Coates, adjunct professor of photography, will lead this 16-day study abroad program.

Fine arts students will experience some of the greatest art and architecture the world has produced, while photography students will have the opportunity to capture Rome on film.

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Hall of Fame

Lynchburg College legend Dr. Jack Toms '69 was one of six individuals to be inducted into the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association's (USTFCCCA) Hall of Fame, held in San Antonio, Texas Wednesday evening.


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LC sports eighth in nation

Fresh off an impressive fall athletic campaign, Lynchburg College ranks eighth in the Division III Learfield Directors' Cup standings released Dec. 9. The Learfield Cup ranks schools depending on how many of their teams went to the NCAA Tournament, and how far those teams advanced. Lynchburg ranked ninth overall at this point last year.

With six fall seasons complete, LC ranks ahead of all Division III schools in the state and the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC).

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Care packages for Afghanistan

The Greek community joined forces to raise about $1,500 for a service project to send food and personal hygiene items to a U.S. unit in a remote part of Afghanistan.

The project was started when Natasha Harkins '12 asked the local American Legion what the students could do to help our troops overseas. Harrison Kyte '12 led the charge through the Office of Community Involvement office, and Allen Francis '12 produced a video on the project.

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We're on the bus

Students, faculty, and staff boarded the Greater Lynchburg Transit Co. (GLTC) buses 4,358 times during the fall semester at no charge. That comes out to about 43 boardings a day.

The College picked up the tab through a negotiated rate with GLTC. Because of the great ridership, the project will continue in the spring.

B.J. Keefer, director of Student Activities, was responsible for launching this pilot program, in conjunction with the Year of Sustainability, to reduce the carbon footprint of the campus community.

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Holiday music in the air

The Lynchburg College Wind Symphony and Orchestra will present a holiday concert on December 10 at 7:30 p.m. in Sydnor Performance Hall, Elliot & Rosel Schewel Hall. Dr. Oeida Hatcher, associate professor of music and director of music education/instrumental studies, will conduct.

Traditional Christmas music will highlight the program, which will also feature the music of Peter llyich Tchaikovsky and Dmitri Shostakovich.

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Second best in the nation

The men's soccer team lost 2-1 to defending national champion Messiah College after a controversial "no call" sent the game into overtime in the NCAA Division III championship Saturday in San Antonio, Texas.

Lynchburg was up 1-0 with less than five minutes to go when Messiah scored after what announcers said was clearly a push that was not called. In the first overtime, Messiah scored a second goal, ending the game.

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Water quality institute set

An Environmental Stewardship Institute will be held at Lynchburg College's Claytor Nature Study Center from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 7.

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Upcoming Events

Thursday, April 17, 2014
5 p.m. Maundy/Holy Thursday Service
5:30 p.m. Theoria Video and Discussion Series - Poor Kids
7:30 p.m. Lecture - cancelled
Friday, April 18, 2014
5 p.m. Good Friday “Stations of the Cross” Service
Saturday, April 19, 2014
6 p.m. Passover Seder

LC in the News

The Annual Mini-Economy Regional Market Day is featured in The News & Advance.

A Play Group at LC to help preschoolers with developmental delays is featured in The News & Advance.

Thornton Writer-in-Residence Patrick Ryan Frank is featured in The News & Advance.

LC students raised $22,558 for St. Baldrick's. Check out coverage: WSET and The News & Advance.

Dr. Joe Turek talks about the extreme poverty rate in Lynchburg and the bleak long-term economic outlook on WIQO's Morning Show.

President Kenneth Garren receives one of Lynchburg's Mayor's Awards of Excellence.

Dr. Eric Goff is interviewed on NPR's All Things Considered and The Takeaway about the physics involved in Olympic feats.

Nina Salmon is quoted in a New York Times story on Anne Spencer.

Rosel Schewel is honored for all her many labors of love at Lynchburg College and beyond: The News & Advance.

Dr. Eric Goff says cold weather will impact drag on the football during the Super Bowl in these New York Metro and Smithsonian Magazine articles.

Dr. Jack Toms '69 announces his retirement as athletic director after 35 years at LC: The News & Advance, WSET.

LC is among the first colleges in Virginia to get 100 percent renewable electricity: WVTF, WDBJ7, The News & Advance, The Washington Post.

Construction of LC's new Student Center is page one news in The News & Advance.

The Chandler Eco-Lodge opens its doors at Claytor Nature Study Center. Check the story in The News & Advance.

LC's Doctor of Physical Therapy program continues to support Wheels on the James for children with disabilities. Check out front page coverage in The News & Advance.

Deborah Blanchard weighs in on protecting a school's brand in The News & Advance.

Doug and Elaine Hadden Drysdale have pledged $3 million toward the Student Center. Check The News & Advance.

Lillian Likes It, a new play developed for LC students, is featured in The Burg.

LC's Hunger and Homelessness Week is covered by The News & Advance and WSET.

Haitian student Ancito Etienne '17 is profiled in The News & Advance.

Eddy Faulkner '14 inks a record deal and is interviewed by WSET.

Dr. John Eric Goff is quoted in Scientific American on the soccer video game FIFA 14.

Kathrine Switzer, the first woman to run the Boston Marathon, got her start at LC: WSET; The News & Advance.

Dr. Mike Solontoi was quoted extensively in this front page story on NASA's LADEE launch in The News & Advance.

President Kenneth Garren tackles the cost of a college education in this op-ed in Sunday's News & Advance.

LC is launching a new off-site program in St. Lucia, as described in this News & Advance article, which was picked up by the AP and The Washington Post.

All first-year students volunteer in the community as a way of getting to know their new home. Check TV coverage on WDBJ7 and WSET.