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

Sunday, April 20, 2014
7 a.m. Easter Sunrise Service
3 p.m. InFaith (IF) Service - 4/20
4:30 p.m. Easter Mass
Monday, April 21, 2014 to Friday, April 25, 2014
Junior Open Houses: 4/21-4/25
Monday, April 21, 2014
12 p.m. Senior Symposium - 4/21

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.