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Invisible Children

"Invisible Children" will be visiting Lynchburg College to share the story of Ugandan child soldiers at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, February 27 in Hopwood Auditorium.

There will be a screening of an Invisible Children film, facilitated by four representatives from the organization. A documentary by LC student Angela Massino '11, created from her week-long trip to Chicago for the national "Rescue" event last spring, will also be shown.

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Volunteers honored

Nearly 700 students contributed 43,361 hours of community service in 2008-09 to earn Lynchburg College a place on the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for 2009.

LC, which was also on the honor roll in 2006 and 2008, was one of only 16 colleges and universities in Virginia to make the list. In addition, Emory & Henry College received one of the top six presidential awards, while The College of William and Mary made the presidential honor roll with distinction.

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Student presents research

Ben Blanks, a senior from Lynchburg, presented a paper at the second annual Coker College Undergraduate Humanities Research Conference February 19-20 in Hartsville, S.C.

Blanks presented his research, "Comparative Redefinition:  the Psychoanalytic Assimilation of the Feminine Attribute Guile into the Masculine in The Book of the Wiles of Women." His paper was prepared for a medieval literature course taught by Dr. Elza Tiner, professor of English, last fall.

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Music and healing

Music and Healing: The Garden of Joys and Sorrows, an interactive presentation and concert exploring the physical and psychological healing power of music, will be held February 26 in Snidow Chapel, Lynchburg College. The program will feature Astraios, a national network of musicians committed to the development of interaction between musicians and audience members. The presentation will begin at 7 p.m. followed by a concert at 8:30 p.m.

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A Night in the Big Apple

Do you have a serious case of cabin fever? If the answer is "yes," A Night in the Big Apple, a benefit dinner for the Lynchburg Choral Union, is the perfect cure. The dinner, which is sponsored by The Friends of the Lynchburg College Choral Union, is scheduled for March 6 in Memorial Ballroom of Hall Campus Center. A cash bar will be available from 6:30 until 7 p.m., followed immediately by the dinner.

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Where does your food come from?

A series of films will examine our food, energy, and culture beginning February 25 with Food, Inc., which exposes the often shocking truth about what we eat. Each film begins at 6 p.m. in Hopwood Auditorium with a short discussion to follow.

The films, sponsored by the Lynchburg College Transition Group and Alliance For Energy Awareness (AFEA), are free and open to the public.

Food, Inc. February 25

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Thoroughly Modern Millie

Lynchburg College Theatre will present Thoroughly Modern Millie, the jazzy musical comedy set in the 1920s when the rules of love and women's status were changing. The play will run February 25-27 at 7:30 p.m. and February 28 at 2 p.m. in the Dillard Fine Arts Center.

The cast includes Derek Arey and Jessica Austin of Lynchburg and Amanda Bailey of Madison Heights.

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Scholarships for veterans

Dr. John D. Bower, a 1957 graduate of Lynchburg College, has given $250,000 to his alma mater to establish a scholarship for veterans. Dr. Bower has also issued a challenge grant for veterans' scholarship support, promising another $250,000 when donors match that amount. Lynchburg College will then create a veterans center at the College.

Dr. Bower, a retired physician renowned for his pioneering work with kidney disease and dialysis, served for four years in the U.S. Navy before attending Lynchburg College. He graduated in 1957 after only two and a half years.

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LC in The Wall Street Journal

Dr. Eric Goff, associate professor of physics, gets a gold medal for doing calculations to help a Wall Street Journal reporter with a story on the aerial acrobatics of Olympic skater Jeremy Abott.

After several phone calls and emails, plus a fair amount of calculating on Dr. Goff's part over four days, the story appeared in print in the sports section, as well as online.

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Susan Stamberg lecture postponed

The lecture on "Why Museums Matter, Why the Arts Are Important," by Susan Stamberg, scheduled for Tuesday, February 23, has been postponed due to illness of the speaker. The Daura Gallery is attempting to reschedule the lecture for a later date.

Note: Susan Stamberg's lecture was rescheduled for Monday, September 27, 2010. Story here.

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LC in The Washington Post

President Kenneth Garren gets the final word in a story on the National Survey of Student Engagement in Sunday's Washington Post. Mari Normyle, assistant dean for academic and career services, was also quoted.

Lynchburg College ranks well above the national average of U.S. colleges and universities in student engagement, according to the 2008 National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE).

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A night at the movies

The Lynchburg College Wind Symphony, Orchestra, and Jazz Ensemble will present a two-night concert, "Night at the Movies," highlighting Academy Award-winning film music scores February 19 and 20 at 7:30 p.m. in Sydnor Performance Hall, Elliot & Rosel Schewel Hall.

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Poet laureate

Irene McKinney, poet laureate of West Virginia, will read from her work Wednesday, February 17, at 7:30 p.m. in Hopwood Auditorium with a reception and book signing to follow.

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Black History Month

Step dance and other African American art forms will be celebrated at Lynchburg College during Black History Month.

Step Afrika! performs on Monday, February 15, at 8 p.m. in the Memorial Ballroom, Hall Campus Center. Step Afrika! celebrates stepping, an art form born at African American fraternities and based in African traditions. The group's intricate kicks, stomps, and rhythms mixed with spoken word will pound the floor and fill the air. The event is sponsored by the National Pan-Hellenic Council, Student Government Association, and Student Activities Board.

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Students exhibit Rome photos

The work of ten Lynchburg College students and their photography professor are on exhibit at the Academy of Fine Arts, 600 Main St., in downtown Lynchburg.

The show runs through Feb. 26, when a reception will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. The exhibit showcases the work of Steve Coates, adjunct professor in art, and his students in an art study abroad program taken in Rome from Dec. 29, 2009 to Jan. 15, 2010.

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"Souper Bowl" of Caring

During the Super Bowl, student and staff volunteers scoured the campus, including residence halls, houses, and the dining hall, and collected more than $600 in donations to benefit a school in Haiti.

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Four students to present research

Four Lynchburg College students will present their research at the Virginia Council of Graduate Schools (VCGS)' Fifth Annual Graduate Student Research Forum on February 10 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Library of Virginia in Richmond.

Their research originated in the graduate class, History of the English Language, taught by Dr. Elza Tiner, professor of English and Latin.

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DPT info session set

Lynchburg College will host an information session for prospective graduate students interested in the new Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program on Tuesday, February 9, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Alumni House Lounge. The new three-year program will launch in the fall of 2010.

Program Director Dr. Kevin Brueilly and other faculty will explain requirements and discuss curriculum. Financial aid and scholarship information will also be available. The $30 application fee will be waived for completed applications submitted during the session.

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Great Decisions

"Russia and its Neighbors," "Global Crime," and "China's Role in Asia" are all topics being addressed by LC professors in the 2010 Great Decisions Lecture Series held each Thursday this month in the Lynchburg Public Library Community Room.

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Enron whistleblower

Sherron Watkins, the woman who blew the whistle on Enron, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 9 in the Memorial Ballroom, Hall Campus Center.

Watkins, who was named Time magazine's Person of the Year in 2002 along with two other female whistleblowers, is author of Power Failure: The Inside Story of the Collapse of Enron (written with Mimi Swartz). Watkins will discuss "The Lessons of Enron: The Importance of Ethical Leadership."

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Upcoming Events

Saturday, April 19, 2014
6 p.m. Passover Seder
7:30 p.m. April Concert Series - 4/19
Sunday, April 20, 2014
7 a.m. Easter Sunrise Service
3 p.m. InFaith (IF) Service - 4/20
4:30 p.m. Easter Mass

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.