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

Monday, January 26, 2015
End of add period - Spring
12 p.m. “Think! Understanding the language of science”
Thursday, January 29, 2015 to Friday, April 17, 2015
Daura Gallery exhibitions
Saturday, January 31, 2015
8 a.m. Winter Open House
7:30 p.m. James String Quartet concert

LC in the News

Dr. Tom Bowman has been doing some serious research on the lack of safety in lacrosse helmets and the media is noticing:, Baltimore Sun, New York Times.

Dr. Eric Goff is asked about underinflating balls in the NFL: NPR, The Smithsonian, and many more.

Life along College Lake could change. Dr. Laura Henry-Stone tells what it’s like now. This News & Advance story was also picked up by the Washington Times and San Francisco Gate.

Dr. Eric Goff is quoted in The Wall Street Journal about the shooting technique of NBA player Stephen Curry.

Our women's soccer team wins the National Champsionship! The News & Advance and WSET.

The College makes efforts to approve sex education and reduce sexual assault. Check this front-page News & Advance story and WSET story.

Dr. Tom Bowman and student research head impacts among lacrosse and soccer players: News & Advance.

Ater 28 years, Dr. Ken West writes his farewell column.

LC Theatre's production of Insights from Inside is featured on WSET and in The News & Advance.

Frank Whitehouse, professor of management, is quoted in this front page story on B&W.

Check out coverage of the public meeting on College Lake dam: The News & Advance, WSET and WDBJ7.

The opening of the Drysdale Student Center is covered by The News & Advance, WSET and WDBJ7.

Dr. Laura Henry-Stone talks about the need for more local environmental advocacy in this News & Advance story.

Dr. Roger Jones is the Central Virginia Person of the Week.

Lance Secretan, the Gifford Lecturer, was featured in The News & Advance.

College Lake Dam is the subject of a public meeting at 7 p.m. Oct. 30. Learn more in The News & Advance and on WSET.

Bob Driskill explains what we do to keep our students safe: The News & Advance.

The Lynchburg College Community Health Clinic is up and running: The News & Advance, WDBJ-7, WSET.

Dr. Tom Shahady and two alumni help save a river in Costa Rica. Check this front-page story.

LC students help pull nearly 40 tires out of Blackwater Creek. Check this News & Advance story.

Dr. Gerald Prante weighs in on Medicaid in this News & Advance story.

Twenty-five students from Nigeria are attending LC. Check this News & Advance story.

Our Doctor of Physical Therapy students are teaming up with Special Olympics for an Autumn Classic.

LC gets lots of coverage on its largest bequest ever: $5 million from Walter Ridgway Jr. '48: The News & Advance, WDBJ-7, WSET, WSLS, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Roanoke Times.

DPT professor Garry Gellert and students help a Paralympic canoeist prepare: The News & Advance.

Our new Physician Assistant program gets a $250,000 boost from Centra and lots of coverage: News & Advance, WDBJ-7, WSET, WSLS.

President Kenneth Garren is quoted prominently in this News & Advance story for his work to change a proposed college ranking system.

LC hosts Governor's School for Math, Science, and Technology each summer. Check this front-page story.

A study of the College Lake Dam is underway. Check out The News & Advance article and coverage on WDBJ-7.

Dr. Eric Goff was interviewed by The Chronicle of Higher Education on his cool academic job on NPR's Morning Edition about the Brazuca ball being used in the World Cup. He was also  quoted in The Wall Street Journal about early play in the World Cup and wrote a piece on the Brazuca soccer ball for Live Mint, a newspaper in New Delhi, India with an affiliation with The Wall Street Journal.

Dr. Clifton Potter reprises the Civil War Battle of Lynchburg on LC's campus in The News & Advance.

Charley Butcher warns parents about phone apps on WSET.

Dr. Brian Crim, associate professor of history, talks about the grim prospects in Iraq on WSET.

LC alumna Charlotte Arbogast '10 is the new dementia coordinator for the state and spoke at the Annual Conference on Aging. Check out The News & Advance.

Dr. Kim McCabe was quoted extensively in this page 1 story on human trafficking in The News & Advance.

Dr. Joe Turek is quoted in the June issue of Virginia Business magazine on the value of classroom education for MBA programs.

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