News

Tapped

The "Films For Thought" film series for the Year of Sustainability continues with Tapped in Hopwood Auditorium at 6 p.m.

Given the startling statistic that Americans consume 80 million single-serving bottles of water per day, it's no surprise to learn the product is plagued by a firestorm of corporate, health-related, and sociopolitical issues.

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The Giving of Pears

Nigerian émigré Abayomi Animashaun will read from his poetry Thursday, September 30 at 7:30 p.m. in Hopwood Auditorium.

His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in such journals as 5 A.M., Drunken Boat, African American Review, Diode, and Southern Indiana Review, and he has served as a staff editor for the Red Rock Review.

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Dancing with the Stars

President Kenneth and First Lady Sheila Garren are one of the featured couples who will be performing at the second annual "Dancing with the Lynchburg Stars" benefit for the Virginia School of the Arts (VSA) on Saturday, Oct. 2, 7-11 p.m., at the James River Conference Center, 400 Court St., Lynchburg.

The program is similar to the TV program, "Dancing with the Stars." People can vote on their favorite dancers online or by calling 434-847-8688. Each vote is a $10 donation to VSA. Most of the "voting" takes place before the event. 

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Music for the weekend

Lynchburg College music instrumental and choral ensembles will present two concerts on Friday, September 24, as part of the College's Parents and Family Weekend events. Both concerts are free and open to the public.

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For the birds

Dave '11  For the birdsDavid Lewis '11 spent his summer banding birds, surveying plants and plovers, and teaching children about macroinvertebrates at the San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge.

An environmental science major from Fredericksburg, Va., David said the experience solidified his love of the outdoors and the need to protect the natural world.

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Into Africa

Melanie Glissman Melanie Glissman '12 dreams of opening an orphanage someday, so she spent the summer testing that dream in Kenya.

As it turns out, she has picked a good career path. An education major from Simsbury, Conn., Melanie discovered the frustrations and satisfaction of working in Africa. She and a friend, Cassidy Davidson, signed up with International Volunteer Headquarters in hopes of teaching at an orphanage.

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Speaking Spanglish

Ilan StavansIlan Stavans, considered one of the most influential figures in Latino literature in the United States, will give the John M. Turner Lecture in the Humanities at Lynchburg College at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 23 in Hopwood Auditorium.

Dr. Stavans, Lewis-Sebring Professor in Latin American and Latino Culture at Amherst College, will discuss "Spanglish: The New American Language."

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Houses in the hood

Lynchburg College and Lynchburg Neighborhood Development Foundation (LNDF) are pleased to announce a partnership to enhance the neighborhoods around the College.

LNDF will be renovating and marketing three houses near LC. Lynchburg College will be recruiting and assisting LC faculty and staff who qualify to purchase these homes.

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NPR correspondent to speak

Susan StambergNPR Special Correspondent Susan Stamberg will discuss "Why Museums Matter and the Arts are Important in Education" on Monday, Sept. 27, at 7:30 p.m. in the Memorial Ballroom, Hall Campus Center at Lynchburg College.

There are no more tickets for this event.

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Meet our first-years

The most diverse class ever

Meet three members of the Class of 2014 with a diversity population of 17 percent, the largest in College history. The students hail from 21 states and have an overall grade point average of 3.13.

 

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Readings to honor MLK

To honor the recent 47thanniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream Speech," students, faculty, and staff at Lynchburg and Randolph colleges will read parts of the speech from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3.

LC participants will read on the steps of Hopwood Hall, weather permitting, or in the lobby of Elliot & Rosel Schewel Hall. At Randolph College, participants will gather around the flag pole on the front of campus.

For more information, contact Shannon Brennan at 544-8609.

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Upcoming Events

Friday, September 5, 2014
7 p.m. Faculty piano recital
Monday, September 8, 2014 to Monday, December 8, 2014
Daura Gallery exhibitions
Monday, September 8, 2014
12 p.m. Senior Symposium
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
4:30 p.m. Fall Organization Fair
4:30 p.m. Graduate studies information session

LC in the News

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.

The Beard Center's Annual Conference on Aging draws 400 participants. Read about it in The News & Advance.

The 2014 Commencement is featured in The News & Advance.

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.

President Kenneth Garren receives one of Lynchburg's Mayor's Awards of Excellence.

Nina Salmon is quoted in a New York Times story on Anne Spencer.

LC is among the first colleges in Virginia to get 100 percent renewable electricity: WVTF, WDBJ7, The News & Advance