Handbells and chamber music

The Lynchburg College Handbell Ensemble, under the direction of F. Johnson Scott III, and four chamber groups will present "An Evening of Handbells and Chamber Music" on November 10 at 7:30 p.m. in Snidow Chapel.

The concert will feature handbell, organ, and chamber works by Ewald, Mozart, Dvorak, Beethoven, and Gershwin. Chamber groups performing include Con Brio Woodwind Quintet, Ars Nova5 Piano Quintet, Snidow Brass Quintet, and 4tet+1 Saxophone Quintet.

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ODAC champs

The men's cross country team captured its fourth-straight Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) title, hosted by LC at Claytor Nature Center on Oct. 29. The Hornets finished with 59 team points, edging out Guilford College with 60 points, and second-year LC head mentor Doug Thomasey earned the conference coach of the year award.

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Do Deutsch

Diplomats from the German and French embassies in Washington, D.C., will present a lecture, "The European Union: French and German Relations within the Union," at 3 p.m. Nov. 7 in Sydnor Performance Hall.

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The Black-Jew Dialogues

What's so funny about two American minorities that have slavery, the KKK, and chicken livers in common?

That's what you'll find out Nov. 2 at 8 p.m. in Memorial Ballroom, Hall Campus Center, at 8 p.m. Nov. 2 with this two-actor play on the history and absurdity of prejudice and racism within the context of the American Black-Jew experience. The dialogues combine fast-paced sketches, improvisations, and multimedia.

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German a cappella

Vocaldente, a German a cappella ensemble, will appear on November 1 at 7:30 p.m. in Dillard Theatre. Vocaldente ( is known for its precise arrangements, tight harmonies, and light-hearted humor. The event is free and open to the public.

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Soccer player scores big

Freshman Dessi Dupuy has broken the school record for most goals in one season, and has been a huge factor in making the women's soccer team the No. 1 seed in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC).

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Research in the tropics

Students interested in doing conservation and research in remote tropical locations are invited to hear about Operation Wallacea from intertidal ecologist, Dr. Ian Hendy on Friday, October 28 at 3:30 p.m. in Hobbs 119. Dr. Hendy was invited to LC by Dr. Dave Perault, associate professor of environmental science.

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Monster Bash!

PumpkinLynchburg College's Student Activities Board is sponsoring a Monster Bash for area children including face painting, a costume contest, mummy race, and music from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 27 in Memorial Ballroom, Hall Campus Center. LC community members are welcome to bring their children beginning at 5 p.m.

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Eco-Village launched

With eight shovelfuls of dirt, the groundbreaking for an Eco-Village at Lynchburg College's Claytor Nature Study Center became official Oct. 18. It was followed by the dedication of a bust of A. Boyd Claytor III given by his wife Sakina Claytor and sculpted by Richard Pumphrey '74, professor of art.

Check out front page coverage in The News & Advance.

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Homecoming 2011

Alumni reunite at HomecomingWelcome back! It's time to reconnect with classmates, faculty, and staff, and reminisce about the good old days. Watch the Hornets on Shellenberger Field and take in a concert or a play. Visit the exhibition of art from around the world in the Daura Gallery.

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Choirs to benefit food bank

The Concert Choir and Choral Union will present a benefit concert for the Lynchburg Branch of the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank on October 22 at 7:30 p.m. in Snidow Chapel. Admission to the performance will be a donation of cash or non-perishable food items.

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Thornton reading set

Sergei Lobanov-Rostovsky, Fall Thornton reader, will read from his work Thursday, October 20 at 7:30 p.m. in Hopwood Auditorium. A reception and book signing will follow. The event is free and open to the public.

Lobanov-Rostovsky has taught at Kenyon College since 1993 with a focus on Shakespeare, Renaissance poetry, film, and fiction writing. His research centers on the politics of spectacle in early modern drama, and he has published a series of crime novels under the pseudonym Kenneth Abel.

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"Almost, Maine"

Lynchburg College Theatre will stage Almost, Maine October 20-23. The play by John Cariani is set in the mythical town of Almost, Maine.

As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky, Almost's residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend - almost - in this delightful midwinter night's dream.

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A scholar and a gentleman

Whether he's acting on stage, tutoring a classmate, or playing intramurals, Callom Harkrader '12 always keeps interactions with people his top priority.

That's one of the many reasons he was recently named the 2011-12 Sommerville Scholar, the highest academic award given by Lynchburg College in recognition of the culmination of a distinguished academic record.

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Men's lacrosse vs. UVa

The men's lacrosse team will square off with the defending Division I national champion University of Virginia Cavaliers at 7 p.m. today on Shellenberger Field.

The scrimmage will be available for viewing via the College's webcasting program.

Check out a preview in today's News & Advance.

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Senatorial Forum set Oct. 19

The League of Women Voters of Lynchburg and Lynchburg College are co-sponsoring a Senatorial Forum for candidates in the 22nd and 23rd districts at 7 p.m. Oct. 19 in Sydnor Performance Hall, Schewel Hall at Lynchburg College. The event is free and open to the public.

Candidates for the newly created 22nd District are Democrat Bert Dodson and Republican Tom Garrett. Candidates for the 23rd District are incumbent Republican Sen. Steve Newman and Democrat Robert Short Jr. All four candidates have been invited.

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"Doing the Right Thing"

James F. Parker, CEO and vice chairman of the board of Southwest Airlines from 2001 through 2004, will deliver the Richard P. Gifford Lecture in Business Ethics on October 17 at 7 p.m. in the Hall Campus Center Memorial Ballroom. The lecture is free and open to the public.

In his talk, Doing the Right Thing, Parker will discuss the impact of organizational culture and values on corporate profitability.

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Witness for Peace

John Henry Gonzalez DuqueJohn Henry González Duque, a presenter for Witness for Peace from Colombia, will speak at 10 and again at 11 a.m. Oct. 7 in Sydnor Performance Hall, Schewel Hall. The talk is sponsored by the Chaplain's Office, the Bennett Lecture Series, and the Dean of Students Office.

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Is peace possible?

The words "world peace" evoke images of beauty pageant contestants expressing a naïve dream, but one former soldier believes world peace is actually possible.

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National Coming Out Day

A Grammy-nominated singer and nationally known comedienne will perform for National Coming Out Day at 7 p.m. Oct. 11 in Snidow Chapel at Lynchburg College. The event is free and open to the public.

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"The Frog King"

Adam DaviesAdam Davies, Fall Thornton Writer-in-Residence, will read from his work September 29 at 7:30 p.m. in Hopwood Auditorium. A reception and book signing will follow. The event is free and open to the public.

Read all about Davies in The Burg.

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World without war

David Swanson, author, blogger, activist, and former press secretary to U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich, will deliver a Senior Symposium lecture, The Strangest Dream: When the World Banned War, at noon Monday in Memorial Ballroom.

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Parents and Family Weekend

Parents and families of LC students will have an opportunity to share in the LC experience this weekend during the College's annual Parents and Family Weekend event. A wide variety of activities will be held including athletic games, concerts, celebrations of student achievements, receptions, social events, and church services.

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Team spirit

Ryan Beale '13 still likes to tell the lacrosse team to "Get tough," though he has had to get tough in a whole new way.

Ryan BealeRyan now offers the lacrosse team encouragement from a wheelchair, after an automobile crash his junior year left him paralyzed from the chest down. The wreck occurred Oct. 17, 2009 while he was at home in Suffolk, Va., for fall break.

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America's Best Colleges

U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Colleges 2012" ranks Lynchburg College in the top tier of southern colleges and universities that offers a full range of undergraduate programs and master's degrees in the "Best Regional Universities" category.

This is the eighth consecutive year that Lynchburg College has been ranked as a top-tier regional institution. LC was ranked 32nd, up eight spaces from 2011. Only nine Virginia schools are included in the top tier.

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Upcoming Events

Monday, March 2, 2015
12 p.m. “The global cancer epidemic”
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
1 p.m. "Taking risks in teaching writing"
Friday, March 6, 2015
Mid-semester - Spring
Saturday, March 7, 2015 to Sunday, March 15, 2015
Midterm vacation - Spring
Friday, March 13, 2015
Fearless Caregiver Conference

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.