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, March 13, 2015
Fearless Caregiver Conference
Monday, March 16, 2015
12 p.m. “The conflict over evolution and creationism"
Thursday, March 19, 2015
4:30 p.m. Poet to speak
7 p.m. Rosel Schewel Lecture in Education
7:30 p.m. Esther Olin Piano Lecture Recital

LC in the News

The Beard Center’s upcoming caregivers conference is featured in The News & Advance.

Patty Carroll’s photographs, now in the Daura Gallery, are the subject of the lead story in The Burg.

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:, 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.