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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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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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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Upcoming Events

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
Monday, March 16, 2015
12 p.m. “The conflict over evolution and creationism"
Thursday, March 19, 2015
4:30 p.m. Poet to speak

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.