News

New golf coach named

Dr. Stephen P. Smith '97, '99 MEd will take over the Hornet golf program next season, replacing Dr. Bill Kuchler, who is retiring from active coaching after five seasons directing the program. Kuchler will stay with the College, continuing as an associate professor of sport management.

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Daura gets new look

Renovations at the Daura Gallery are well under way and visitors will experience a completely new feel when the gallery reopens Sept. 20.

The carpeted wall covering has been removed and replaced with paper-free drywall, and will be painted with soft white paint. The new surface provides the opportunity to paint walls in colors that enhance the works of art on exhibit.

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DuFour named trustee

Rebecca "Becky" DuFour has been named to the Board of Trustees at Lynchburg College. A resident of Moneta, Va., DuFour is a 1982 LC graduate with a bachelor's degree in elementary education and a master's degree in educational leadership and policy studies from the University of Virginia.

In the early years of her career she was a teacher, school administrator, and central office coordinator. For the last several years, she has been an educational consultant with her husband Richard, on the topic of Professional Learning Communities at Work.

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Korean teachers to visit Governor's School

Twenty-four teachers from Busan, South Korea will spend three days at Lynchburg College observing the Governor's School for Math, Science, and Technology. About 160 of the state's top high school students are studying the computer as a tool, water as a scarce resource, and the science of strength, among other topics.

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Virginia Private College Week

Rising high school juniors and seniors and their families are invited to Lynchburg College and 24 other institutions during Virginia Private College Week July 26 - 31. Students who visit three colleges during the week will receive special application fee waivers, a nearly $100 savings.

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Summer concerts July 24, 25

A free summer concert series featuring an organ recital and the launch of a new professional-level choir will be presented by Lynchburg College Graduate Studies in Music on July 24 and 25.

The organ recital, to be held at Quaker Memorial Presbyterian Church at 7 p.m. , Saturday, July 24, will feature Grace Eun-Hee Kim of South Korea.

Kim will be performing works by J.S. Bach, Sigfrid Karg-Elert, Franz Joseph Haydn, Dudley Buck, and Charles Ives.

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Junior wins international scholarship

Ashley Baker '12 has been awarded a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study abroad in England for the upcoming academic year. She is Lynchburg College's first recipient of this national-level award.

A math major from Seattle, Wash., Baker will be studying abroad through Randolph College's program with the University of Reading.

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Dr. Goff on NPR

Dr. Eric Goff discussed the physics of soccer on National Public Radio's "Weekend Edition Sunday" as a lead up to the World Cup final between Netherlands and Spain. He addressed the controversy over the new Jabulani ball that was created for the World Cup in South Africa. Listen to the interview.

An associate professor of physics, Dr. Goff is the author of Gold Medal Physics: The Science of Sports, a look at the physics behind the feats of great athletes.

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New coach named for cross country, track

Lynchburg College's new director of cross country and track and field is anything but a new face to the program. Doug Thomasey '05 was named Wednesday to replace legendary mentor Dr. Jack Toms '69 and will over-see all six highly successful Hornet programs: men's and women's cross country, men's and women's indoor track and field, and men's and women's outdoor track and field.

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Rookie of the year

Lynchburg College's Brock Shiflett was named the Baseball All-State College Division Rookie of the Year by the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VASID). Shiflett and senior Jeff Taylor Jr. also were named to the all-state second-team squad.

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Training teachers in Dominica

Lynchburg College has expanded its special needs workshops to the Commonwealth of Dominica in the Caribbean.

Weeklong training is being offered this week to 30 primary and secondary school teachers.

Dominica is located a few miles from Martinique to the south and Guadeloupe to the north. The island's population is about 70,000.

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Women's basketball coach resigns

Stephanie Tobey announced her resignation as the Lynchburg College head women's basketball coach Thursday to assume an assistant position at Division I Fordham University in New York state.

Tobey will return to the Northeast after a basketball and lacrosse collegiate career at Bryant College in Rhode Island and a two-year head coaching stint at Lasell College in Massachusetts. She completed her master's of education from Lynchburg College in the spring of 2009.

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Sculpting an inconvenient truth

Art professor Richard Pumphrey is featured on today's Chronicle of Higher Education website about the controversy surrounding the bust of Stalin he sculpted for the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, Virginia.

Check the Chronicle story and learn more about all seven pieces Pumphrey did for the D-Day Memorial.

 

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Making math and science fun

About 160 of the state's top high school students will be studying the computer as a tool, experimental math, and the science of strength among other topics at the 2010 Governor's School for Math, Science, and Technology at Lynchburg College.

This is the 15th year Lynchburg College has hosted the program, which is directed by LC mathematics professor Danny Cline. The school provides intensive, hands-on learning experiences in classes offered by Lynchburg College faculty and a core of faculty recruited from high schools and colleges.

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Upcoming Events

Thursday, April 24, 2014 to Sunday, April 27, 2014
7:30 a.m. Dance Concert Series - 4/24
Thursday, April 24, 2014
7:30 p.m. Film "WALL-E"
Friday, April 25, 2014 to Sunday, April 27, 2014
Westover Alumni Society Weekend
Friday, April 25, 2014
7:30 p.m. April Concert Series - 4/25
Saturday, April 26, 2014
7:30 p.m. April Concert Series - 4/26

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.