News

Great Decisions 2011

Two members of the LC community will discuss global challenges that the Foreign Policy Association sees as among the most significant and far-reaching for 2011 during Great Decisions Lecture Series each Thursday in February at the Lynchburg Public Library Community Room. The lectures begin at 3 p.m., following light refreshments at 2:30 p.m.

Dr. Marek Payerhin, LC associate professor of political science and international relations, will launch the series on Feb. 3 with "Germany Ascendant."

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Communing with the Arctic

Three LC environmental studies majors received scholarships to attend the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge 50th Anniversary Symposium held in January at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, W.Va.

Jimmy Carter

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Leadership and athletics

LC President Kenneth Garren was the only Division III president on a panel discussion at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) national convention in San Antonio, Texas, on "Presidential Leadership and Athletics."

Dr. Garren was one of four presidents selected to join the panel discussion on the need for strong leadership connecting academics and athletics.

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Music for piano

The Music Department will present its fourth Esther C. Olin Lecture Recital Series on Piano Performance January 27 at 7:30 p.m. in Sydnor Performance Hall, Elliot & Rosel Schewel Hall.

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Community support for DPT

The Greater Lynchburg Community Trust and the Bedford Community Health Foundation recently made awards to Lynchburg College's doctor of physical therapy program to provide training equipment.

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Come learn about DPT

LC's Doctor of Physical Therapy program will host an information session at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20, at the LC Graduate Health Sciences Building, 300 Monticello Ave., Suite A.

The session will inform prospective students about the entry-level program and make practicing clinicians aware of post-professional training opportunities. RSVP to dpt@lynchburg.edu or call 434.544.8885 for more information.

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What's that hearse doing on campus?

A lavishly decorated hearse, created by New Orleans artist Kelly Israel, will be parked in front of LC's Daura Gallery on Wednesday afternoon.

Flamingos on the hoodThe hearse, on loan for a few hours from its eight Lynchburg owners, is designed to draw interest in the 4 p.m. opening of an exhibition of American folk art in the Daura Gallery.

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Allies one and all

For the second year in a row, Lynchburg College students are participating in a program aimed at fostering inclusion.

The Allies Institute is the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities' signature higher education program.  WSET visited the program at Eagle Eyrie in Bedford County Wednesday night. Check out the coverage.

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Remembering MLK

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday, LC will celebrate Living the Dream in 2011 at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 17 in Memorial Ballroom, Hall Campus Center.

The Rev. James E. Coleman Jr., a local pastor, Anne Gibbons, LC associate chaplain, and Whitley Elmore, a senior at LC, will share reflections. Groups performing include LU Praise, the RAMP Church, Diamond Hill Baptist Church Praise Dance, and a children's praise dance team.

 

 

 

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Whimsical, raw art

A leaping frog and flowers in a tea cup are among the 41 works of American folk art on display at LC's Daura Gallery through March 4, 2011. An opening reception will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19.

Yearning to Breathe Free: Contemporary Self-Taught Art from the Collection of Baron & Ellin Gordon examines both the art - spiritual, whimsical, and raw - and the collectors themselves, whose passion and vision have resulted in a world-class collection.

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Men's lacrosse in top 20

The Lynchburg College men's lacrosse team is ranked in the Division III top 20 of the two major pre-season polls, and two Hornets were listed as pre-season All-Americans.

The Hornets are listed at #11 in Inside Lacrosse top 20 poll and #13 in Lacrosse Magazine. Lynchburg plays five ranked opponents this season, including old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) foes Roanoke and Hampden-Sydney colleges and non-conference opponents Stevenson University, Salisbury University, and Cabrini College. Salisbury and Stevenson are ranked in the top five of each poll.

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Men's lacrosse in top 20

The Lynchburg College men's lacrosse team is ranked in the Division III top 20 of the two major pre-season polls, and two Hornets were listed as pre-season All-Americans.

The Hornets are listed at #11 in Inside Lacrosse top 20 poll and #13 in Lacrosse Magazine. Lynchburg plays five ranked opponents this season, including old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) foes Roanoke and Hampden-Sydney colleges and non-conference opponents Stevenson University, Salisbury University, and Cabrini College. Salisbury and Stevenson are ranked in the top five of each poll.

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Counseling kudos

Dr. Jeanne Booth, associate professor of counselor education, has been elected president of the Virginia Association of Counselor Educators and Supervisors, and will begin a two-year term in that office on July 1, 2011. 

Dr. Booth and Dr. Mandy Perryman, assistant professor of counselor education, will be presenting a three-hour Learning Institute at the American Counseling Association's National Conference to be held in New Orleans in March of 2011. Their session is titled "Childhood Obesity: Counseling Interventions for Children and Families."

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Holocaust expert

Dr. Brian Crim, assistant professor of history, was accepted for the 2011 Jack and Anita Hess Seminar for Faculty: "Teaching about the Holocaust through Eyewitness Testimony: Using Interviews and Memoirs in the Classroom," in January at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

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Upcoming Events

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Fair trade policy lectures
5 p.m. Phi Beta Kappa Reception
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
4:30 p.m. History seminar
7 p.m. Daura Gallery lecture on WWI
Thursday, October 23, 2014
5:30 p.m. Graduate studies information session

LC in the News

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