News

Eighth in the nation

Inside Lacrosse ranks the LC men's lacrosse team with a preseason eighth-place in the nation and doles out multiple personal accolades.

Junior Joe Lisicky has been recognized as the Inside Lacrosse preseason Defenseman of the Year and selected as a preseason First-Team All-American.

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Happy Holidays

Lynchburg College administrative offices are closed December 23, 2011 through January 2, 2012 for the holidays. Classes will resume January 16. Happy Holidays!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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State Rookie of the Year

Aricquel Payne has been named the 2011 Virginia State Sports Information Directors College Division III Rookie of the Year, and earned a spot on the all-state second team.

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Vietnam, The Bahamas, and Rome

More than 60 LC students will be studying abroad during winter break in a variety of cultures and climes.

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Athletic trainers to be honored

Dr. Patricia Aronson will be inducted into the Virginia Athletic Trainers' Association (VATA) Hall of Fame in January and Dr. Debbie Bradney will be named Educator of the Year.

Two students and three faculty members will also be presenting at the annual meeting, to be held Jan. 14 in Short Pump, Va.

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First-Team All-American

Senior midfielder Brittany Klippstein recently capped her outstanding career with First-Team All-American accolades announced by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.

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LC partners with Historic Sandusky

A partnership between Lynchburg College and Historic Sandusky, an important Civil War site near the campus, has been formed.

The development of the non-profit partnership originated with an inquiry from the Strategic Planning Committee of the Historic Sandusky Foundation Board (HS) about the possibility of a formal relationship with LC.

LC President Kenneth Garren and Sandusky Board President Bland Massie Jr. signed the documents to cement the relationship in a ceremony Dec. 12.

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Creating a video game

The character on the screen is running up an incline, trying to outrun rising water as he avoids boulders and other obstacles hurtling at him.

"The boulders are too slow," one student complains, while another starts tinkering with the code to speed it up.

Such conversations and interactions are commonplace in Lynchburg College's gaming class, taught by Dr. Will Briggs, professor of computer science.

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Player of the Year

Junior midfielder Shelly Milks has added All-State Field Hockey Division Player of the Year to her resume.

Milks was earlier named a 2011 First-Team All-American by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) and also the All-South Region Player of the Year.

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Winter Concert

The LC Orchestra and Wind Symphony will present its Winter Concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9 in Sydnor Performance Hall, Elliot & Rosel Schewel Hall.

Under the direction of Dr. Oeida M. Hatcher, dean of the School of Communication and the Arts, the concert will feature the 1812 Overture by Tchaikovsky, Overture to Orfeo by Monteverdi, Greensleeves, and other holiday favorites.

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Bus ridership soars

LC ridership on the Greater Lynchburg Transit Co. (GLTC) buses has climbed 56 percent from last year when the College started offering free rides to students, faculty, and staff with a valid college ID.

Members of the LC community boarded the buses 6,801 times between Aug. 1 and Dec. 1 this year, compared with 4,358 boardings during the same period last year, according to GLTC data.

Check out news coverage in The News & Advance.

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Jolly Old St. Nick

"So be Good for Goodness' Sake: St. Nicholas in Art and Legend" is the topic of a lecture at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, December 6, at the Daura Gallery to celebrate the annual Feast of St. Nicholas. The talk will include an overview of imagery and iconography informed by St. Nicholas' life and legend by Dr. William A. McIntosh, retired professor of English and art history at the United States Military Academy.

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Holiday Fair

Forty vendors will participate in a Holiday Fair from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday in Memorial Ballroom, Hall Campus Center. The fair is open to the public.

Jewelry, crafts, gifts, photographs, clothing, handbags, toys, and paintings are among the items for sale. All proceeds will go to Student Activities at Lynchburg College.

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Lecture cancelled

Today's Senior Symposium lecture, "WATER IN MIND: Exploring narratives, perceptions, and responses to unprecedented climate change for Sakha of northeastern Siberia, Russia," has been cancelled due to illness of the speaker. 

Next Monday's lecture, "Single sex colleges: a valuable use of resources?," is still scheduled for noon in Memorial Ballroom.

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Regional Coach of the Year

Men's cross country coach Doug Thomasey '05 was named the Coach of the Year in the South/Southeast Region recently by the U. S. Track and Field Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

This was the second year in a row that Thomasey has been named regional coach of the year. He has also won the ODAC Coach of the Year award in back-to-back seasons.

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Winners at EU

Lynchburg College students, representing France, won five of eight top recognition awards at the Mid-Atlantic European Union Simulation in Washington, D.C., Nov. 18-19: Natalie Armel '12 received the Outstanding Commissioner Award, Kaleigh Giles '12 and Jillian Gates '13 won Outstanding Parliamentarian Awards; David Warner '12 (as President Nicolas Sarkozy) won the Outstanding Head of State or Government Award, and Kyle Ewald '13 won the Outstanding Parliamentarian in Plenary Session Award.

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"Messiah"

The LC Choral Union and Chamber Orchestra will present the ninth annual performance of Handel's Messiah on Friday, December 2, at 7:30 p.m. at Heritage Baptist Church.

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Welcome home, Dad

Brittany Klippstein '12 was greeted with a heartwarming surprise last week when her father, Col. Dan Klippstein, showed up at soccer practice after 15 months overseas.

He was home in time to see his daughter play this in the first round of the NCAA tournament. Check out the reunion on video at "On the Pitch," one of our Red Swarms blog.

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LC one of eight

Lynchburg College was one of eight colleges in the nation chosen for further study for its continuing good marks on the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE).

LC ranked well above the national average of U.S. colleges and universities according to the 2010 NSSE survey. The survey shows how much and how often students study, read, write papers, interact with faculty, and find support from the campus community.

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LC tutors help pre-K kids

Raveen Taylor '14 and Desiree Smith '14 are two of the LC students helping low-income children learn to read in Lynchburg City Schools.

Check out coverage of their work in The News & Advance and watch the video clip at left by WSET.

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International Education Week

International Education Week, Nov. 14-18, is co-sponsored by the Department of State and Department of Education to raise global awareness and promote international exchange activities.

All week:

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"Epilepsy Stroll"

The Epilepsy Foundation of Virginia will host the 1st Annual Lynchburg Epilepsy Awareness Walk on Sunday, November 13 at Lynchburg College.

Registration for the event is $20. All registered participants will receive an event t-shirt and those raising $100 or more will receive an additional goodie. The stroll will begin at 3 p.m. with participant registration beginning at 2:30 p.m. Sign-up is at the registration tent at Elliot & Rosel Schewel Hall in front of Brewed Awakenings.

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Women rule

Both the women's soccer and field hockey teams won Old Dominion Athletic Conference  (ODAC) championships on Saturday.

Get the details on the women's soccer win and the field hockey win.

These two teams join the men's cross country team as ODAC champs this fall.

 

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More aid for veterans

Lynchburg College has met a $250,000 challenge grant issued by Dr. John D. Bower, a 1957 graduate who gave $250,000 to his alma mater in 2010 to establish a scholarship for veterans.

Dr. Bower will match that $250,000 on Veterans Day during a service that begins at 11 a.m. Nov. 11 in Snidow Chapel.

Dr. Bower has made a second challenge of an equal amount to create a veterans center at the College. That will bring Dr. Bower's commitment to $750,000, with the potential for the College to put $1.25 million toward veterans' education and support.

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Sleeping in the Dell

Some Lynchburg College students will be sleeping outside in the Dell all week long Nov. 7-12 as part of Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week.

Students seek sponsors for each night to raise money for two long-term residential programs in Lynchburg: Miriam's House, for homeless women and children, and Gateway, for homeless men in recovery.

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Upcoming Events

Friday, November 21, 2014
Transfer Day
Saturday, November 22, 2014 to Sunday, November 30, 2014
Thanksgiving holiday
Monday, December 1, 2014
12 p.m. Senior Symposium
8 p.m. Carols by Candlelight Christmas Concert
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
10 a.m. Annual Holiday Fair

LC in the News

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.

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