News

Protecting our watersheds

"Watershed Management: Preservation, Conservation, Mitigation" is the subject of a public forum from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, June 10, in Memorial Ballroom, Hall Campus Center, at Lynchburg College.

The forum is sponsored by The Center for Water Quality at Lynchburg College, directed by Tom Shahady, associate professor of environmental science.

Three speakers will address the following topics:

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Mixing poetry and astronomy

Dr. Laura Long, associate professor of English at LC, has been awarded a Mednick MemorialFellowship to do research in Bath, England this summer for a book on the first female professional astronomer.

Dr. Long will work on her book-in-progress, A Path Between the Stars: Poems about Caroline Herschel. Herschel (1750 to 1848) and her brother William Herschel did groundbreaking research in Bath, and the house where they lived and worked is now the Herschel Museum. 

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College to offer second doctoral program

Lynchburg College plans to offer an Interdisciplinary EdD in leadership studies beginning in the fall of 2011. This will be the College's second doctoral level program, following the doctor of physical therapy, which begins this fall.

An information session will be held June 2 from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Lynchburg College Alumni House Lounge. Program Director Dr. Roger Jones will be on hand to answer questions and explain requirements. Financial aid information will also be available.

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A nice guy

Lynchburg College President Kenneth Garren received a Humanitarian Award from the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities Wednesday night.

Dr. Garren was one of six honorees at the 43rdannual Lynchburg Humanitarian Awards Dinner, held at LC. Formerly known as the National Conference for Community and Justice, the organization also honored Fred Fauber'67, 70 MEd,his wife Dolores "Dodie" Fauber, Hermina Walthall Hendricks, James H. Mundy, and James H. Taylor.

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Aging Well

The Annual Conference on Aging, "Aging Well in Mind, Body, & Spirit," will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 8 in Elliot & Rosel Schewel Hall with speakers, workshops and an exhibit hall.

Keynote Addresses:

8:30 a.m. "Stages of Senior Care," Paul Hogan, co-founder, Home Instead Senior Care, and co-author, Stages of Senior Care: Your Step-by-Step Guide to Making the Best Care Decision. Choosing the best care for aging parents or ourselves is complex, and multiple options, highly personal and often emotional, are available.

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Business Scholar Wins College Research Award

The James A. Huston Excellence in Scholarship Award is given annually to a professor who has made noteworthy scholarly contributions to his or her field of endeavor.  This year's Huston Award went to Dr. Maria Nathan, who has achieved a national reputation for her research on crisis management, organizational learning, and strategic planning in both profit and non-profit organizations.  A research colleague writes:  "Her research is both academically insightful and highly practical, a relatively rare combination among scholars today."

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Green Building Expo

Lynchburg College is hosting the Lynchburg Green Building Initiative's "Green Building Expo" May 22 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and May 23 from noon to 5 p.m. in Memorial Ballroom, Hall Campus Center, at Lynchburg College.

Learn from more than 30 eco-friendly exhibitors about energy efficiency, recycling, green building products and services, protecting natural resources, and becoming better stewards of the environment.

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LC men win ODAC Commissioner's Cup

Lynchburg College took home its second straight Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Men's Commissioner's Cup Tuesday, and finished just shy of capturing the combined men's and women's trophy as well.

"It was an outstanding year for Lynchburg College athletics," said Dr. Jack Toms, Lynchburg's director of athletics. "Winning the men's commissioner's cup for the second straight year is an impressive achievement. The overall success of our program is the direct result of committed student-athletes, coaches and administrators. We look for more of the same in the years to come."

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LC receives $100,000 Walmart award

Lynchburg College is one of 20 colleges nationwide and the only one in Virginia to receive a $100,000 Walmart College Success Award to assist first-generation college students, who comprise about 35 percent of the LC student population.

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Professor to read at Riverviews

Laura Marello, associate professor of English, will read from her first novel, Claiming Kin, at 7:30 p.m. May 20 at the Third Thursday Poetry and Prose Event at Riverviews Artspace, 901 Jefferson St.

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Distinguished alumna

Carolyn Austin Eubank, a 1967 graduate of Lynchburg College and assistant vice present for public relations, recently received the 2010 Distinguished Alumni Award.

In 1985 the Lynchburg College Alumni Association established the award for alumni who have made outstanding contributions to one or more areas of society. Contributions include professional, academic, and personal achievements, and service to the College.

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From Australia to Uganda

About 70 LC students will be studying abroad this summer in programs exploring Australia, Costa Rica, the European Union, Quebec, South Korea, St. Lucia, and Uganda.

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Give it to Goodwill

As LC students prepare to leave for the summer, they often have clothes, food, and furniture that they no longer want or cannot haul home. Goodwill is the solution.

For the third year, Lynchburg College is partnering with Goodwill Industries to collect unwanted items. There are boxes in the residence halls for donations and volunteers lined to help the weekends of May 8-9 and May 15-16.

Over the last two years of this partnership, LC has collected 1,040 30-gallon bags of clothes and 862 pieces of furniture and electronics.

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Gold Medal dining

Lynchburg College's Dining Services recently won gold for multiple concepts/outlets in the Loyal E. Horton Dining Awards Contest through the National Association of College & University Food Services.

This is LC's ninth award in the category of residence hall dining -- multiple concepts/outlets for small schools since 2000 and its second gold award; the first was received in 2003. Dining services in this category are judged on menu selection, presentation, marketing, nutritional soundness, and overall impression.

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Caps and gowns from plastic

Lynchburg College graduates will be sporting caps and gowns made from recycled plastic bottles during commencement exercises for the Class of 2010 at 10 a.m. May 15 in the Dell. A total of 531 degrees are to be awarded, including 419 bachelor's and 112 master's.

Oak Hall, a leading manufacturer of academic apparel based in Salem, Va., produced the eco-friendly caps and gowns made from 100 percent, post-consumer recycled plastic bottles. The "GreenWeaver" fabric is spun from molten plastic pellets. It takes an average of 23 bottles to make each gown.

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Upcoming Events

Monday, December 1, 2014
12 p.m. Senior Symposium
8 p.m. Carols by Candlelight Christmas Concert
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
10 a.m. Annual Holiday Fair
Thursday, December 4, 2014 to Friday, December 5, 2014
7:30 p.m. Holiday Concert
Friday, December 5, 2014
Last day of classes

LC in the News

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