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Anderson Leadership Conference

Randi Pupkin '84, executive director of Art with a Heart, will be the keynote speaker for Lynchburg College's Anderson Leadership Conference on February 11 in Schewel Hall.

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Great Decisions Lecture Series

From the depths of the oceans to cyberspace, from our neighbor to the south to the Pacific Rim- you will not want to miss these topics of the 2012 Great Decisions Lecture Series that  continues every Thursday afternoon in February.

Experts in these areas will speak on challenges facing the world that the Foreign Policy Association sees as some of the most significant and far-reaching for 2012. This year's talks will feature State of the Oceans, Drug Wars in Mexico, Indonesia and Cybersecurity.

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Flute and marimba

The duo of Zara Lawler, flutist, and Paul J. Fadoul, marimbist, will perform Feb. 3 at 7:30 p.m. in Sydnor Performance Hall. The duo offers audiences arrangements of classics to newly written pieces for their unusual instrumentation, and even includes a few one-act plays.

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Screening athletes for heart risk

The College has screened 470 athletes this year for heart risk thanks to two electrocardiogram (ECG) machines donated to LC by the Cardiovascular Group of the CENTRA Stroobants Heart Center.

The machines were donated in memory of LC freshman Adam Seymour, whose heart failed less than an hour into the first men's soccer practice of the 2010-11 season. Adam collapsed during a 1.5-mile run, was given CPR, and was rushed to the hospital in an ambulance. He was pronounced dead three days later.

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Olin Lecture Recital

How European Is It? Piano Repertoire with a Nationalistic Flair is the subject of the Fifth Annual Esther C. Olin Lecture Recital Series on Piano Performance at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 26 in Sydnor Performance Hall.

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Tackling tough issues

"Why Planned Parenthood?" was the subject of the first Senior Symposium lecture of the semester on Monday, Jan. 23 at noon in Memorial Ballroom, Hall Campus Center.

Joan MacCallum, president of the Lynchburg League of Women Voters, and David Nova, director of strategic initiatives for Planned Parenthood Health Systems, were the guest speakers.

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Music of the Holocaust

Voices in Peril: Music of the Holocaust is a performance and lecture featuring Dr. Oeida M. Hatcher, dean of the School of Communication and the Arts, on Friday, January 20 at 7:30 p.m. in Sydnor Performance Hall, Elliot & Rosel Schewel Hall. The concert is free and open to the public.

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Students to attend Allies Institute

For the third year in a row, LC students are participating in a program aimed at fostering inclusion and ending discrimination. About 45 students and five faculty and staff will attend this program from Jan. 11-14 at Eagle Eyrie Retreat Center in Bedford County.

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Civil Rights icon to speak

Dr. Virgil A. Wood, a leading figure during the Civil Rights movement, will be the guest speaker Jan. 16 at LC's annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration at 6 p.m. in Snidow Chapel. Dr. Wood will speak on Martin Luther King Jr., the Organic Scholar: Engagement at the Intersection of Theory and Practice.

Check out the story in The News & Advance.

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Triple Crown

The Hornets won three Old Dominion Athletic Conference championships in the fall, placing Lynchburg College first among ODAC schools in the 2011-12 Division III Learfield Sports Directors' Cup. LC was the second highest ranked school in Virginia and was 44th nationally out of 185 D-III schools that made it to the NCAA championships. There are 436 D-III schools.

Two LC athletes were also named All-Americans.

Field Hockey

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Korean artist to attend opening

Kwang-Young Chun will attend the opening of his exhibition, Aggregations, New Work, at 4 p.m. January 17 at the Daura Gallery. The exhibition will run through March 2.

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Eighth in the nation

Inside Lacrosse ranks the LC men's lacrosse team with a preseason eighth-place in the nation and doles out multiple personal accolades.

Junior Joe Lisicky has been recognized as the Inside Lacrosse preseason Defenseman of the Year and selected as a preseason First-Team All-American.

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Happy Holidays

Lynchburg College administrative offices are closed December 23, 2011 through January 2, 2012 for the holidays. Classes will resume January 16. Happy Holidays!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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State Rookie of the Year

Aricquel Payne has been named the 2011 Virginia State Sports Information Directors College Division III Rookie of the Year, and earned a spot on the all-state second team.

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Vietnam, The Bahamas, and Rome

More than 60 LC students will be studying abroad during winter break in a variety of cultures and climes.

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Athletic trainers to be honored

Dr. Patricia Aronson will be inducted into the Virginia Athletic Trainers' Association (VATA) Hall of Fame in January and Dr. Debbie Bradney will be named Educator of the Year.

Two students and three faculty members will also be presenting at the annual meeting, to be held Jan. 14 in Short Pump, Va.

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First-Team All-American

Senior midfielder Brittany Klippstein recently capped her outstanding career with First-Team All-American accolades announced by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.

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LC partners with Historic Sandusky

A partnership between Lynchburg College and Historic Sandusky, an important Civil War site near the campus, has been formed.

The development of the non-profit partnership originated with an inquiry from the Strategic Planning Committee of the Historic Sandusky Foundation Board (HS) about the possibility of a formal relationship with LC.

LC President Kenneth Garren and Sandusky Board President Bland Massie Jr. signed the documents to cement the relationship in a ceremony Dec. 12.

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Creating a video game

The character on the screen is running up an incline, trying to outrun rising water as he avoids boulders and other obstacles hurtling at him.

"The boulders are too slow," one student complains, while another starts tinkering with the code to speed it up.

Such conversations and interactions are commonplace in Lynchburg College's gaming class, taught by Dr. Will Briggs, professor of computer science.

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Player of the Year

Junior midfielder Shelly Milks has added All-State Field Hockey Division Player of the Year to her resume.

Milks was earlier named a 2011 First-Team All-American by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) and also the All-South Region Player of the Year.

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Winter Concert

The LC Orchestra and Wind Symphony will present its Winter Concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9 in Sydnor Performance Hall, Elliot & Rosel Schewel Hall.

Under the direction of Dr. Oeida M. Hatcher, dean of the School of Communication and the Arts, the concert will feature the 1812 Overture by Tchaikovsky, Overture to Orfeo by Monteverdi, Greensleeves, and other holiday favorites.

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Bus ridership soars

LC ridership on the Greater Lynchburg Transit Co. (GLTC) buses has climbed 56 percent from last year when the College started offering free rides to students, faculty, and staff with a valid college ID.

Members of the LC community boarded the buses 6,801 times between Aug. 1 and Dec. 1 this year, compared with 4,358 boardings during the same period last year, according to GLTC data.

Check out news coverage in The News & Advance.

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Jolly Old St. Nick

"So be Good for Goodness' Sake: St. Nicholas in Art and Legend" is the topic of a lecture at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, December 6, at the Daura Gallery to celebrate the annual Feast of St. Nicholas. The talk will include an overview of imagery and iconography informed by St. Nicholas' life and legend by Dr. William A. McIntosh, retired professor of English and art history at the United States Military Academy.

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Holiday Fair

Forty vendors will participate in a Holiday Fair from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday in Memorial Ballroom, Hall Campus Center. The fair is open to the public.

Jewelry, crafts, gifts, photographs, clothing, handbags, toys, and paintings are among the items for sale. All proceeds will go to Student Activities at Lynchburg College.

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Lecture cancelled

Today's Senior Symposium lecture, "WATER IN MIND: Exploring narratives, perceptions, and responses to unprecedented climate change for Sakha of northeastern Siberia, Russia," has been cancelled due to illness of the speaker. 

Next Monday's lecture, "Single sex colleges: a valuable use of resources?," is still scheduled for noon in Memorial Ballroom.

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Upcoming Events

Friday, November 21, 2014
Transfer Day
Saturday, November 22, 2014 to Sunday, November 30, 2014
Thanksgiving holiday
Monday, December 1, 2014
12 p.m. Senior Symposium
8 p.m. Carols by Candlelight Christmas Concert
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
10 a.m. Annual Holiday Fair

LC in the News

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.

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