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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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Regional Coach of the Year

Men's cross country coach Doug Thomasey '05 was named the Coach of the Year in the South/Southeast Region recently by the U. S. Track and Field Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

This was the second year in a row that Thomasey has been named regional coach of the year. He has also won the ODAC Coach of the Year award in back-to-back seasons.

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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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"Messiah"

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 (http://www.vocaldente.org) 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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Upcoming Events

Thursday, April 24, 2014 to Sunday, April 27, 2014
7:30 a.m. Dance Concert Series - 4/24
Thursday, April 24, 2014
7:30 p.m. Film "WALL-E"
Friday, April 25, 2014 to Sunday, April 27, 2014
Westover Alumni Society Weekend
Friday, April 25, 2014
7:30 p.m. April Concert Series - 4/25
Saturday, April 26, 2014
7:30 p.m. April Concert Series - 4/26

LC in the News

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.

Dr. Joe Turek talks about the extreme poverty rate in Lynchburg and the bleak long-term economic outlook on WIQO's Morning Show.

President Kenneth Garren receives one of Lynchburg's Mayor's Awards of Excellence.

Dr. Eric Goff is interviewed on NPR's All Things Considered and The Takeaway about the physics involved in Olympic feats.

Nina Salmon is quoted in a New York Times story on Anne Spencer.

Rosel Schewel is honored for all her many labors of love at Lynchburg College and beyond: The News & Advance.

Dr. Eric Goff says cold weather will impact drag on the football during the Super Bowl in these New York Metro and Smithsonian Magazine articles.

Dr. Jack Toms '69 announces his retirement as athletic director after 35 years at LC: The News & Advance, WSET.

LC is among the first colleges in Virginia to get 100 percent renewable electricity: WVTF, WDBJ7, The News & Advance, The Washington Post.

Construction of LC's new Student Center is page one news in The News & Advance.

The Chandler Eco-Lodge opens its doors at Claytor Nature Study Center. Check the story in The News & Advance.

LC's Doctor of Physical Therapy program continues to support Wheels on the James for children with disabilities. Check out front page coverage in The News & Advance.

Deborah Blanchard weighs in on protecting a school's brand in The News & Advance.

Doug and Elaine Hadden Drysdale have pledged $3 million toward the Student Center. Check The News & Advance.

Lillian Likes It, a new play developed for LC students, is featured in The Burg.

LC's Hunger and Homelessness Week is covered by The News & Advance and WSET.

Haitian student Ancito Etienne '17 is profiled in The News & Advance.

Eddy Faulkner '14 inks a record deal and is interviewed by WSET.

Dr. John Eric Goff is quoted in Scientific American on the soccer video game FIFA 14.

Kathrine Switzer, the first woman to run the Boston Marathon, got her start at LC: WSET; The News & Advance.

Dr. Mike Solontoi was quoted extensively in this front page story on NASA's LADEE launch in The News & Advance.

President Kenneth Garren tackles the cost of a college education in this op-ed in Sunday's News & Advance.

LC is launching a new off-site program in St. Lucia, as described in this News & Advance article, which was picked up by the AP and The Washington Post.

All first-year students volunteer in the community as a way of getting to know their new home. Check TV coverage on WDBJ7 and WSET.