News

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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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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Upcoming Events

Thursday, October 23, 2014
5:30 p.m. Graduate studies information session
7 p.m. Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence Awareness Candlelight Vigil
Friday, October 24, 2014
8 p.m. Observatory Open House 10/24
Sunday, October 26, 2014
12:30 p.m. Hike with Haiti
Monday, October 27, 2014
12 p.m. Senior Symposium

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