News

James McQuillan

Halo director to speak

James McQuillan '84, director of visual identity at Bungie, maker of the video game Halo, will give a talk on Monday.

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Westover Hall

Welcome Back for Westover

April 20-22 is Westover Alumni Society Weekend 2012 for members of the classes of 1927-1971 and their guests.

The classes of 1952, 1957, 1962, and 1967 will celebrate their class reunions and the 2012 Alumni Awards will be presented Saturday, April 21, at the Westover Alumni Society Dinner.

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Ron Coleman

Reading at Riverviews

Dr. Casey Clabough and graduate student Ron Coleman '06 will read from their works at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Riverviews Artspace.

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Dylan Hoff in lacrosse gear

Hoff breaks school record

Senior Dylan Hoff broke the school career point record April 11 with 229 points for the third-ranked men's lacrosse team.

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Relay for Life 2012

Dwayne Jones '13 has not missed a Relay for Life since the fifth grade, which is all the more remarkable since he wasn't supposed to make it to fifth grade.

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Serious about Syria

Students sporting green and black armbands will be spreading the word during lunch Friday in the cafeteria and Westover that Syrian President Bashar Hafez al-Assad must go.

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Medieval expert headed to Oxford

Dr. Elza Tiner, professor of English and Latin, was one of twenty academics selected worldwide to participate in the "Rhetoric in the 21st Century" Rhetoric Symposium at the Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies

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Choral Union turns 10

In celebration of its 10th anniversary, the LC Choral Union will offer a free concert, Many Voices of Our World, April 14 at 7:30 p.m. in Snidow Chapel.

"This is our gift to the community," said Dr. Jong Kim, professor of music and founding conductor of the Choral Union.

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LC Day 2012

Join in the interactive fun on LC Day on Wednesday as we celebrate the myriad classes and extracurricular events that students enjoy in a typical day.

You can post photos or short videos directly to LC's Facebook page or photos on Pinterest.

You may also send your photos to the Office of College Communications and Marketing at ccm@lynchburg.edu. If you want to Tweet, use the hashtag: #LCDay.

We will also have a Dipity Timeline linked from our website of the day's events in real time.

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Student Scholar Showcase 2012

Students tackle such topics as mountaintop removal during the Student Scholar Showcase April 11.

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Model UN 2012

LC's delegation, representing New Zealand, won a Distinguished Delegation award and two Outstanding Position Paper awards at the 2012 National Model UN simulation in New York City.

Sixteen students participatied in the vigorous academic simulation of the United Nations in New York City April l-5 and received a briefing from New Zealand's ambassador to the UN.

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Leading by example

The School of Business and Economics (SOBE) was recently ranked No. 29 in the nation by Leadership Excellence magazine for its leadership development activities.

A list of the top 49 educational institutions can be found at 2011 - 2012 Top Leadership Development Programs. Lynchburg College is the only Virginia institution in the Top 30; SOBE shared this honor with business schools at University of Michigan, Harvard, MIT, Northwestern, University of Pennsylvania, and Duke.

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Excellence in teaching business

Dr. Eric S. Kyper, assistant professor of management information systems, has received the 2012 C. Raine Sydnor Sr. Professorship Award for Teaching Excellence in Business.

Dr. Kyper teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in information systems and business statistics. Awarded the PhD by the University of Rhode Island, he taught at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock before joining the Lynchburg College faculty in 2008. 

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Scholarships for Leaders

Nigel C. Word '14 has received a 2012-2013 VFIC/Altria Leadership Scholarship administered by the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges.

Word is a business administration major with a minor in communications with an emphasis on social influence from Gretna, Va.

Tristan L. Boysaw '13, an accounting major from Wytheville, Va., received the scholarship last year.

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"The Laramie Project"

LC Theatre will present The Laramie Project April 12 - 15 in Dillard Theatre. The Laramie Project was written by Moisés Kaufman and fellow members of the Tectonic Theater Project following the kidnapping, beating, and death of Matthew Shepard, a 21-year-old student at the University of Wyoming who was attacked because he was gay.

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Ida Wise East Lecture

"Edward Young and Samuel Richardson's Correspondence" is the subject of a talk at 7:30 p.m. April 5 in Sydnor Performance Hall, Schewel Hall by Dr. James E. May, associate professor of English, Penn State University. The talk is co-sponsored by the Ida Wise East Memorial Lecture and Phi Beta Kappa and is free and open to the public.

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Students Launch S.O.S. to Save Children's Lives

Lynchburg College students actively use Facebook, download videos, tweet, and search the internet. In their Social Media Marketing course in the School of Business and Economics (SOBE), students are using their digital savvy to help others.

They have formed Students Opposing Starvation (S.O.S) to help save the lives of malnourished children in East Africa and are organizing a social media campaign targeting LC students, faculty and friends.

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Senior accepted to Oxford program

Callom Harkrader '12 has been accepted into the Oxford Center for Christian Apologetics at Wycliffe Hall for the 2012-2013 one-year certificate program. The OCCA is a fully accredited branch of Oxford University.

Callom will be seeking the Certificate in Theological and Pastoral Studies, designed specifically as preparation for Christian service in the office, church, or home. The course aims to combine serious study of the Bible and Christian doctrine with an opportunity to experience Christian apologetics in action.

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LC hosts historians

The History Department is hosting the Phi Alpha Theta Regional Conference this Saturday. Students from several Virginia colleges and universities will present research papers in American, European, and world history in Schewel Hall from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Eight LC students will be among the 64 presenting papers at the conference. LC is represented by:

• Joseph Olsen, "The Contras: Reagan's Terrorists"

• Tessa Evans, "Potion for Power: Slave Women and Authority through Unorthodox Practices"

• Hannah Myers, "The Definition of Childhood in Early 1830s England"

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President receives service award

President Kenneth Garren recently received the George Taylor Stewart III Award from the Lynchburg Regional Chamber of Commerce for exemplary service to the Lynchburg region.

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Art with a purpose

Conceptual artist Mel Chin, who champions cleaning up neighborhoods and the environment with his artwork, will speak at 7 p.m. March 29 in Sydnor Performance Hall, Schewel Hall.

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Red Goes Green

Did you know LC has pet chickens, a free bike sharing program, and cell phone recycling? Sign up for our newest blog to learn more about sustainability efforts on campus.

Senior Roni LaRoque is LC's first sustainability intern and works out of the President's Office. She writes a weekly blog about all things green. Be sure to check out the Red Goes Green blog and sign up for it under "subscription options."

Roni recently wrote about the "Be the Change" recycling effort. More than 100 students turned out. Check out this video.

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Teachers of Promise

Six LC students have been selected to represent Lynchburg College in Richmond this weekend at the Teachers of Promise Institute. The Teachers of Promise Foundation seeks to recognize and support the best prospective public school teachers in the United States.

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LC alumnus to give Shumate Lecture

Rev. Dr. H. Ben Bohren '68 will give the Jennie Cutler Shumate Lecture on Christian Ministry, "What Does Your Church Stand For?" at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 26 in Snidow Chapel.

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Sherron Watkins

On Tuesday, February 9, 2010, the School of Business and Economics hosted the second Gifford Lecture in Business Ethics. Speaker Sherron Watkins, former vice president of Corporate Development at the Enron Corporation, worked for Andrew Fastow in the mergers and acquisitions group. Ms.

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Upcoming Events

Monday, October 20, 2014
12 p.m. Senior Symposium
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Fair trade policy lectures
5 p.m. Phi Beta Kappa Reception
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
4:30 p.m. History seminar
7 p.m. Daura Gallery lecture on WWI

LC in the News

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. Read about it in The News & Advance.

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