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Choral concert set Saturday

Dr. Jong Kim, professor of music and director of graduate studies in music, will hold a day-long choral workshop on Saturday for area high school singers, ending with a free public concert at 5 p.m.

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Military Friendly

Lynchburg College is on the 2012 list of Military Friendly Schools compiled by G.I. Jobs. The list honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities, and trade schools which are doing the most to embrace America's veterans as students.

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Waging Peace

Paul Chappell, author of Will War Ever End?: A Soldier's Vision of Peace for the 21st Century,will speak at 7 p.m. Sept. 16 in Sydnor Performance Hall, Schewel Hall. A book signing will follow.

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Coolest School

Lynchburg College was named one of "America's Coolest Schools" by the Sierra Club for its environmental efforts, one of only five Virginia colleges and universities named to the list.

The fifth annual "America's Coolest Schools" issue rates colleges and universities according to their environmental practices, green initiatives, and caliber of sustainability-oriented education.

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Seven billion and counting

As the number of humans hits 7 billion this year, it's a good time to study population, the theme for this year's Senior Symposium.

The Earth had fewer than 1 billion in 1800, 3 billion in 1960, and 6 billion as recently 1999. By 2050, it's expected that there will be 9 billion humans.

Already 1 billion are malnourished or starving. Can such numbers be sustained? The discussion begins Monday.

All lectures are at noon in Memorial Ballroom, Hall Campus Center.

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Daura opens with John Cage

The Daura Gallery currently features four exhibitions, including "John Cage: Zen Ox-Herding Pictures"; "Chinese & Japanese Artifacts from the Collection"; "Antonio Carbonati: Engravings of Rome"; and "Pierre Daura: Portraits and Self-Portraits."

John Cage: Zen Ox-Herding Pictures

John Cage paintingThrough October 7

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Service with a smile

As part of their introduction to LC during Welcome Week, more than 500 freshmen performed volunteer service throughout Lynchburg Tuesday. Volunteerism is an integral part of the LC experience.

LC students work at the Habitat for Humanity ReStoreStudents worked at several locations including:

Lynchburg Department of Parks & Recreation

Old City Cemetery

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SOBE Unveils New & Updated Academic Programs

As a result of action taken by the School of Business and Economics faculty, new and updated academic programs will make it possible for students to pursue multiple areas of study within SOBE, giving them the opportunity to enter the job market with an even broader range of skills and knowledge.

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Preparing for Work in a Digital World

This semester and next, Dr. Ira Kaufman will teach students how to professionally leverage social media like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

Offered for the first time last spring, the Social Media Marketing class (MKTG 398C) takes a hands-on interactive approach to building critical job skills. Working with a variety of real businesses, students learn to strategize, implement, and evaluate digital marketing strategies.

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August check-in

The LC campus is busy with new and returning students getting ready for a new semester.

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Get on the bus

Students, faculty, and staff can ride the Greater Lynchburg Transit Co. (GLTC) buses throughout the city at no charge with a valid college ID again this year.

This program, which began in the fall of 2010, is aimed at reducing the carbon footprint of the campus community as it continues its second Year of Sustainability. Last year, members of the LC community boarded GLTC buses more than 10,000 times.

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Doctorate set in leadership studies

LC has gained approval from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to launch an EdD in Leadership Studies degree this fall with 27 students in the first cohort.

The EdD is the College's second doctoral level program, following the debut of the doctor of physical therapy last fall.

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Researching St. Lucia's past

Zane Barrick '12 spent a week in St. Lucia this summer - not lounging on the beach, but doing research with Dr. Sabita Manian, professor of international relations.

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Volunteers in action

More than 200 student leaders were scattered throughout Lynchburg Wednesday doing volunteer work as part of the John G. Eccles Leadership Summit.

Check out coverage in today's News & Advance and on WDBJ7.

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Transitioning to college

A record 130 incoming freshmen are attending LC's Summer Transition Program (STP) Aug. 12-17 to get a jump-start on adjusting to college life.

The College began the program in 1987 to aid students of diverse ethnic, religious, and racial backgrounds in making a successful transition to college. In recent years, the College has expanded the program to include, first-generation college students and those who are Pell-Grant eligible.

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Hot water

Over the summer, the College continued its energy improvements with the installation of solar tubes on the roof of Montgomery Hall to heat water throughout the freshman residence hall. The project should save $10,000 annually in water heating costs.

Montgomery Hall

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Saving energy

Lynchburg College saved nearly $225,000 in energy costs during the 2010-11 academic year compared to the previous year, thanks in large part to campus-wide retrofits completed as part of LC's commitment to reducing energy use.

The campus saved 7.1 million gallons of water or the equivalent of more than 20,000 flushes per day and 5.5 million flushes during the nine-month period. Not all the savings come from toilets, however. Low-flow showerheads and faucets, as well as "smart" irrigation systems also decreased water usage.

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Scholarship honors Garrens

The Cabell Brand Center for Global Poverty and Resource Sustainability Studies is now offering four $1,000 college scholarships, including the Sheila and Ken Garren Scholarship to honor LC President Garren and his wife.

The 2012 scholarships are for students interested in studying courses and volunteering in programs "To Promote the Common Good" in any one of the three objective goals of the Cabell Brand Center:

• Poverty issues focusing on helping people to be self-reliant.

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LC one of 376 best

Lynchburg College is one of the nation's best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review's 2012 edition, The Best 376 Colleges. Only about 15 percent of the 2,500 four-year colleges in America are selected for this guide.

The Princeton Review's rankings are based on its survey of 122,000 students at colleges included in the book. The 80-question survey asks students to rate their schools on several topics and report on their campus experiences at them.

About academics, LC students say:

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LC chaplain heading to White House

Chaplain Stephanie McLemore and Andrea Roth, Hillel coordinator, will be at the White House Wednesday for President Barack Obama's Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge.

"Andrea and I are excited to meet with other Spiritual Life leaders from around the country to talk about plans for the year and to hear from government officials about the role they expect us to play on college campuses toward encouraging service and interfaith dialogue," Rev. McLemore said.

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Indian student here for research

Aakar Verma is a 21-year-old mechanical engineering student from New Delhi, India who loves sports. He found a paper on the Internet by LC's Dr. Eric Goff on the aerodynamics of a soccer ball, and emailed him. Their correspondence turned into a two-month research internship for Aakar this summer.

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Olsen featured in NCAA magazine

Olsen in Uganda at Anna's well

Women's soccer coach Todd Olsen is featured in the current NCAA Champion Magazine for his successes on the field and in Uganda.

Dr. Olsen has produced 16 winning seasons including 10 trips to the NCAA Tournament in the last 12 years. But much of his success has come in the form of giving back, and this summer he made his sixth trip to Uganda to help a struggling nation.

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Sing a song

A summer choral concert by the Lynchburg College Choral Union will be given on Sunday, July 24 at 7:30 p.m. in Snidow Chapel to highlight the work of five graduate student conductors in the College's master of arts in music choral conducting program. The concert is free and open to the public.

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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 25 - 30. Students who visit three colleges during the week will receive special application fee waivers, a nearly $100 savings.

Lynchburg College, along with the other members of the Council of Independent Colleges in Virginia (CICV), will host two daily programs for prospective students and their families.

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Remembering Anna

Anna WrightAnna Wright '11 died in a single-vehicle accident last summer, leaving behind grieving friends and teammates at Lynchburg College. They are keeping her memory alive by raising money to drill wells in northern Uganda.

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Upcoming Events

Friday, July 25, 2014
1 p.m. Get Acquainted Day: July 25
Monday, July 28, 2014 to Saturday, August 2, 2014
Virginia Private College Week
Friday, August 8, 2014
1 p.m. Get Acquainted Day: August 8
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
4:30 p.m. Graduate studies information session
Thursday, August 21, 2014
First Day of Class

LC in the News

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