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Get!Downtown

Get!Downtown is designed to celebrate and showcase Downtown Lynchburg.

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"Sticking" with Patrick Dougherty

Jennifer Watlington ’13 spent three weeks working with an internationally known artist.

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Tires and tiles

All 530 first-year students participated in a day of service to start the year.

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An internship down under

Sarah Koehn ’13 spent her summer as an athletic training intern for Australian football.

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Class of 2016 arrives

About 530 first-year students and a record 102 transfers begin classes on Aug. 23.

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LC one of Best 377 Colleges

Lynchburg College is one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduate education.

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Get on the bus

Students, faculty, and staff can ride GLTC buses throughout the city at no charge.

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Alum at the Olympics

Ashley Stern '09, pictured with Michael Phelps, was an athletic trainer for the Cayman Islands swim team at the London Olympics.

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Paddling into college

Fourteen first-year students will spend Aug. 16-20 paddling along the Chesapeake Bay and Virginia coasts.

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Predicting Olympic performances

How do physicists predict the winning times of Olympians or the Tour de France? One LC student learned this summer with Dr. Eric Goff.

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Roller coasters and solar ovens

Thirteen middle-school girls designed roller coasters and baked pizza in a solar oven of their own making at LC's first STEM camp.

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Caitlin Flathers

International pentathlete

When Caitlin Flathers graduated from LC in 2009, she was gunning for the 2012 Olympics.

“I didn’t quite make it as far as I had hoped … but I’m pretty impressed with myself for making it to the trials,” she said.

Caitlin FlathersHer quest to make it to London came to an end in March, when she ended up fifth overall in the U.S. women’s pentathlon — a grueling combination of running, swimming, horse jumping, shooting, and fencing.

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Mike Solontoi

The Stargazer

Dr. Michael Solontoi, the director of the Belk Observatory, sees lots of stars in his future.

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Summer Admission Tour

Virginia Private College Week

Rising high school juniors and seniors and their families are invited to LC and 24 other institutions July 30-August 4.

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Choral concert

Free summer concert

A concert will be held on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in Sydnor Performance Hall to highlight graduate choral conducting students.

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Red chair, downed trees

LC is in recovery mode

With power out throughout the campus, LC maintenance and grounds crews are working feverishly to get things back to normal.

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Bouncing Back

Last week was a long one at LC for the employees and volunteers who worked to clean up after the June 29 storm.

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Governor's School course on water

Governor's School 2012

About 155 of the state's top high school students will be studying website design, astronomy, and anatomy at LC.

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Olsen in Hall of Fame

Women's soccer head coach Dr. Todd Olsen was inducted June 25 into the Capital One CoSIDA Academic All-America Hall of Fame.

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Emmy Winner

Historic Sandusky won three regional Emmy® awards for its documentary film, "Hunter's Raid: The Battle for Lynchburg."

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North-South All Star

Former women's lacrosse attack Lesley Buckingham scored three times in the North-South Senior All-Star Game.

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STEM workshop

LC is hosting a two-day workshop for 100 area fourth- and fifth-grade teachers thanks to a math/science grant. Read More
Patrick McCleary in Uganda

Eye-opening Study Abroad

Naomi Tice '14 saw how Costa Rica prizes its natural resources; Shelby Kienzle-Poppalardo '13 learned that Ugandans value relationships.

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Summer Leadership Institute

Judith Gallegos '14, Samantha Chapman '14, and Megan Hunt '13 presented at the National Bonner Conference.

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Richard Palase

Hornet drafted by majors

Richard Palase was drafted June 6 by the Seattle Mariners during the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.

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Upcoming Events

Monday, November 3, 2014
12 p.m. Senior Symposium
10 p.m. Service of Remembrance
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
4:30 p.m. History seminar
5:30 p.m. Fantastic Fall Film
Friday, November 7, 2014
4 p.m. Concerto Showcase

LC in the News

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