News

Dr. Goff repeats in Wall Street Journal

Dr. Eric Goff has become the go-to guy for The Wall Street Journal when it needs to understand how athletes do what they do. He has helped with two recent stories on the World Cup.

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ESPN The Magazine All-American

Ricky Flynn has earned first-team ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American men's track & field/cross country honors as voted on by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

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A bit of sunshine

Lynchburg College is now getting a bit of a boost from the sun with a solar array installed on the roof of Elliot & Rosel Schewel Hall, one of several changes being made this summer as part of LC's $4.65 million plan to reduce its energy consumption and associated costs.

The solar output can be checked in real time on the College's website.

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Nature writing

English MA graduate students Santina Knight and Jen La Plante read from their work alongside Dr. Casey Clabough, associate professor of English, at the John Burroughs Nature Writing Conference held recently at the State University of New York at Oneonta.

Knight's reading focused on the advocacy work of Monacan poet Kareen Wood while La Plante's took as her subject environmental elements in the novel Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver.

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LC player signed by Cincinnati Reds

Baseball star Jeff Taylor Jr., who holds the ODAC record for stolen bases, was recently signed by the Cincinnati Reds.

"I'm very excited to continue to play baseball at a competitive level, and I think that LC has prepared me to take the next step," said Taylor, who is scheduled to graduate in August. "This is an opportunity for me to show what I can do, and I am grateful to the Reds for giving me that shot."

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Seventh heaven

The storybook career of runner Ricky Flynn ended this season with his seventh All-American honor. Flynn finished fifth in the 5,000 meters at the 2010 Outdoor Track & Field Championships to earn All-American honors for the seventh time. The event was hosted by Baldwin-Wallace College just outside Cleveland, Ohio.

Connor Kamm from Williams College won the 5,000 in 14:28.06, with Nick Karwoski from Dickinson College second in 14:29.45, while Flynn's time of 14:41.50 was good for fifth. Flynn also placed fourth in the 10,000 meter to earn his sixth All-American title.

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Bringing history to life

Capturing Charles de Gaulle's naturally exaggerated features without making him look like a caricature was a challenge for Richard Pumphrey as he finished his seventh and final sculpture for the National D-Day Memorial.

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Good advice

Two LC staff members have contributed a chapter to a new handbook on career advising that has been praised as one of the best resources available for advising college students.

Heidi Koring, director of academic advising, and Beverly Reid, director of career development, contributed a chapter to The handbook of career advising (2009) ( Hughey, K. F., Nelson, D. B., Damminger, J. K., McCalla-Wriggins, B. (Eds.). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass and the National Academic Advising Association).

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Professors honored

Four LC professors were recently honored for their teaching, advising, scholarship, and service: Dr. Sabita Manian, Dr. Virginia Cylke, Dr. Maria Nathan, and Nina Salmon.

Dr. Sabita Manian, professor of politics and international relations, received the Shirley E. Rosser Award for Excellence in Teaching, the College's top teaching honor presented each year in recognition of personal and inspirational teaching, consistency of course preparation, current study in one's field, and encouragement given to students to be active and lifelong learners.

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Upcoming Events

Saturday, January 31, 2015
8 a.m. Winter Open House
7:30 p.m. James String Quartet concert
Monday, February 2, 2015
12 p.m. “Let’s get rich”
Thursday, February 5, 2015
7 p.m. Financial Aid Workshop
Friday, February 6, 2015
End of 3-week withdrawal period - Spring

LC in the News

President Garren no longer supports attempts to save College Lake, as reported by WDBJ7.

Dr. Tom Bowman has been doing some serious research on the lack of safety in lacrosse helmets and the media is noticing: 24sevenlax.com, 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.