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

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

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