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

Friday, October 31, 2014
End of 10-week withdrawal period
Monday, November 3, 2014
12 p.m. Senior Symposium
10 p.m. Service of Remembrance
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
4:30 p.m. History seminar
5:30 p.m. Fantastic Fall Film

LC in the News

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