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Dr. Yong Ha Kim was elected to the Lynchburg College Board of Trustees in February. Dr. Kim, the Board's first international member, attended the Annual Board of Trustees Meeting in May, 2010. A resident of Seoul, South Korea, he holds two Lynchburg College degrees: a BA in management (1991) and an M.Ad. in personnel management (1993). A graduate of Heritage High School in Lynchburg, Virginia, Dr. Kim is Vice President of External Cooperation for Konyang University, which was founded in 1991 by his father, Hi Soo Kim.Read More
Economists from across the state met met at Lynchburg College for the 37th annual meeting of the Virginia Association of Economists on March 4-5, 2010. Presentations were made by 20 scholars from ten different colleges and universities, two private consulting firms, the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, and the Congressional Research Service.
Program highlights included a Plenary Session entitled "A Glimpse at Virginia's Economic Future," the annual Sandridge Lecture, and two concurrent sessions showcasing undergraduate student research.Read More
Lynchburg College is sponsoring "Healthy for Life" March 24-31, a weeklong focus on a healthy, active lifestyle culminating in a Field Day on March 31 from 9 a.m. to noon, which all students and city residents are welcome to attend.Read More
March 19-23 is Foreign Language Week, featuring Roman weaponry, films, and lectures. All events are free and open to the public.
German Day: Tuesday, March 20Read More
About 700 LC students contributed 71,064 hours of community service in 2010-11 to earn Lynchburg College a place on the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for 2012.Read More
Eighty-four students are criminology majors this year, a big leap since the major started in 2008 with nine students.Read More
"Preventing Bullying, Cyberbullying, and Sexual Harassment," is the topic of the annual Rosel Schewel Lecture in Education and Human Diversity at 7:30 p.m. March 15 in Memorial Ballroom, Hall Campus Center. The talk is free and open to the public.
Dr. Dorothy Espelage, professor of child development and associate chair in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, will deliver the lecture.Read More
Harry R. Lewis, Gordon McKay Professor of Computer Science at Harvard University, will discuss the "The Moral Mission of Higher Education," at 8 p.m. March 12 in Sydnor Performance Hall, Schewel Hall.
The talk is sponsored by the annual John M. Turner Lecture in the Humanities and is free and open to the public.Read More
Lynchburg College has saved 3.6 million kWH in electricity and 13.3 million gallons of water in the last two years, for a dollar savings of about $454,000, thanks primarily to continuing campus-wide retrofits completed as part of LC's $4.65 million commitment to reducing energy use.
In addition to the retrofits, LC students have been participating in the Campus Conservation Nationals, which ended Feb. 26. Nearly 250,000 students at 150 colleges and universities across the U.S. and Canada participated.Read More
Fifteen LC students will make a journey through French contemporary culture during spring break.Read More
The Energy Efficiency Expo (e3) will be at LC on Saturday, March 3 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Elliot & Rosel Schewel Hall. The e3 is a public forum to learn about cost-saving tips and ways to reduce your energy bill.
More than $500 in prizes and giveaways will be at the expo, which is sponsored by the Leadership Lynchburg's Economic Growth & Impact Team.Read More
What's Up, Doc? Chuck Jones and the Animation Art of Looney Toons® and Jere Real: 60 Years of Watercolors will be the featured exhibitions at the Daura Gallery March 12 - April 15 with an opening reception at 4 p.m. March 13.Read More
Hyun Lee, a nationally acclaimed tenor and a visiting scholar at Lynchburg College, will present a recital Sunday, February 26, at 7:30 p.m. in Sydnor Performance Hall, Schewel Hall.
The program will feature Old American Songs by American composer Aaron Copland, Three Shakespeare Songs Op. 6 (based on excerpts from Twelfth Night and As You Like It) by English composer Roger Quilter, and "Maria" from West Side Story by Leonard Bernstein. Hyunyoung Hwang, pianist, will accompany Lee.Read More
Applications are now being accepted for LC's Summer Reading Clinic for struggling readers in grades K-12. The five-week clinic will run June 18 - July 20 from 9:30 to 11 and 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Students wishing to apply must be recommended by their classroom teachers.
The cost of the clinic is $300, which will be due when a student is accepted into the program.Read More
A former police officer in Baton Rouge, La., writer Laurie Lynn Drummond will read from her work Thursday, February 23 at 7:30 p.m. in Hopwood Auditorium. Drummond is the spring Thornton Writer-in-Residence at LC.Read More
Five LC students participated in the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges (VFIC) 13th annual statewide collegiate Wells Fargo Ethics Bowl on February 12-13, on the campus of Shenandoah University in Winchester, Va.
The Lynchburg College team competed against other highly qualified student teams from Virginia's 15 leading independent colleges and universities, debating a variety of case studies highlighting campus-based dilemmas under the title, "Ethics and Integrity in Campus Relationships."Read More
Lynchburg College will offer registered nurses the opportunity to pursue the master of science in nursing (MSN) without having first completed a bachelor's degree. The RN to MSN Pathway program will begin in the fall of 2012 and is the first in Central Virginia.Read More
"When it comes to saving electricity and water, everyone wins." That's the crux of a national "green" contest beginning this week, according to graduate assistant Rachel Montgomery, who is organizing student efforts to compete against colleges nationwide.
Check out local media coverage on WSET.Read More
A one-woman show and a panel discussion are highlights of the College's Black History Month observances.
"dun been thru it"
The Office of International and Multicultural Services and the Black Student Association presents Royal Shiree in "dun been thru it," a one-woman play, on Monday, February 13 at 7 p.m. in Hopwood Auditorium.Read More
The Lynchburg College Wind Symphony and Orchestra will present "Night at the Movies" February 23-24 at 7:30 p.m. in Sydnor Performance Hall, Elliot & Rosel Schewel Hall. Dr. Oeida Hatcher, dean of the School of Communication and the Arts, will conduct.
Music from the films JFK, Forrest Gump, 1941, Paradise Road, and others will highlight the concert. Free tickets are required; call the Music Office at 544.8344.Read More
Lynchburg College Theatre will present The Miss Firecracker Contest, a two-act play by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Beth Henly, February 23-26 in the Dillard Theatre. Nan Kordos is the director.Read More
Dr. Neal Sumerlin, professor of chemistry and director of the Belk Observatory, will be a guest speaker at Lynchburg's first annual "Celebration of Darwin Week," February 5 - 9.
Darwin Week is the brainchild of Don Manning, a retired engineer who was inspired by a similar event he attended in Charleston, S.C. The goal is to spark a dialogue about evolution through a lecture series by professors from Lynchburg College, Sweet Briar College, Central Virginia Community College and the Virginia University of Lynchburg.Read More
Seniors Emily Pfeiffer and Natalie Armel are representing Lynchburg College as George C. Marshall Undergraduate Scholars. As members of the Marshall Scholarship program, the students will do research using primary materials from 20th-century diplomatic/military history and political affairs and will write papers based on their findings.Read More