Indoor track and field champs

The men's and women's indoor track and field teams are the 2010-11 Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Indoor Track and Field Champions.

For the men, it was the 14th-straight indoor track and field title, while the women staged a comeback, marking the ninth time LC has won the title, but the first since a three-peat in 2003, 2004, and 2005.

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German diplomat to speak

Dr. Hans-Ulrich von Schroeter, deputy director of the German Information Center, German Embassy in Washington, D.C., will be on campus Wednesday, March 2, to present a lecture on "Multicultural Germany." The lecture will begin at 7 p.m. in Hopwood Auditorium and is an extension of LC's German Film Festival held in November. The event is free and open to the public.

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Increasing literacy

Lynchburg College has received a $34,714 grant from the U.S. Department of Education to help low-income children throughout Lynchburg improve their reading skills. LC is one of only 11 colleges and universities nationwide to receive this federal work study grant.

The Learning through Literacy Early Childhood Education Community Service Program will create a collaborative effort between Lynchburg College and six community early education centers.

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Questions of love

Rika Lesser, Thornton Writer-in-Residence, will read from her work February 24 at 7:30 p.m. in Hopwood Hall Auditorium. A reception and book signing will follow.

Lesser is the author of four books of poetry: Questions of Love: New & Selected Poems (Sheep Meadow, 2008), Growing Back: Poems 1972-1992 (South Carolina, 1997), All We Need of Hell (North Texas, 1995), and Etruscan Things (Braziller, 1983; new ed. Sheep Meadow, 2010).

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Merrily We Roll Along

Lynchburg College Theatre will present the musical, Merrily We Roll Along, by Stephen Sondheim and George Furth.  The production is directed by Jeff Wittman, professor of theatre.

Students rehearse Merrily We Roll AlongShow times are 7:30 p.m. February 24 - 26, and 2 p.m. February 27 in the Dillard Fine Arts Theatre.

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A piece of history

In honor of Black History Month, "New Perspectives on African-American Life in Antebellum Central Virginia" will be presented in Sydnor Performance Hall, Elliot & Rosel Schewel Hall on Thursday, February 24th at 7 p.m.

This year's John M. Turner Lecture in the Humanities at Lynchburg College is co-sponsored by Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest, and the LC History Department.

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Climber/nurse to speak

"Caring for Yourself Today for a Healtheir Tomorrow" is the subject of a talk by Patrick Hickey at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 23 in Memorial Ballroom, Hall Campus Center, followed by a book signing.

Hickey, a clinical assistant professor of nursing at the University of South Carolina, is the first nurse to climb the highest mountain on each of the seven continents, including Mt. Everest in May 2010. Hickey's quest is to raise money for the USC College of Nursing's Summit Scholarship to attract more students to nursing.

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"Ethics and Privacy"

Five students from Lynchburg College participated in the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges (VFIC) 12th annual statewide collegiate Wachovia Ethics Bowl on February 13-14 on the campus of Virginia Wesleyan College in Norfolk.

The theme was "Ethics and Privacy." Serving as co-chairs for the event were Roger Mudd, author and former journalist for CBS and The History Channel, and LC President Kenneth Garren.

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Moral meltdowns

"Culture: Bad Apple or Bad Barrel?" is the subject of the Richard P. Gifford Lecture in Business Ethics by Marianne M. Jennings on Monday, February 21, at 7 p.m. in Memorial Ballroom, Hall Campus Center.

"In a nutshell, she offers seven signposts for recognizing moral meltdowns in your company before it is too late," said Dr. Joe Turek, dean of the LC School of Business and Economics. "Is the problem a handful of unethical individuals (bad apples) or is there something wrong with the way business is conducted (bad barrel)?"

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Tree dating, not hugging

Dr. Nancy Cowden, associate professor of biology at Lynchburg College, will give a workshop on tree dating at the Old City Cemetery from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday.

Dr. Cowden will do core sampling on several historic trees at the cemetery, located at 401 Taylor St. The workshop is scheduled rain or shine.

For more information, call the Old City Cemetery at 847-1465.

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Centra donates ECG machines

Lynchburg College recently had two electrocardiogram (ECG) machines donated by the Cardiovascular Group of the Centra Stroobants Heart Center given in memory of freshman Adam Seymour, who tried out for the Hornet men's soccer team last fall.

Less than an hour into the first practice of the season, Seymour collapsed during a 1.5 mile run due to heart failure, was given CPR, and was rushed to the hospital in an ambulance. He was pronounced dead three days later.

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Dancing with dinner

Joel Salatin of Polyface Farms, who was featured in the national bestseller The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan, will give two lectures, Monday, Feb. 14, in Memorial Ballroom, Hall Campus Center.

Salatin will deliver the Senior Symposium lecture on "Dancing with Dinner" at noon and give a Science Gang talk at 4:30 p.m. on "Everything I Want To Do is Illegal." Both talks are open to the public but the noon lecture has limited seating.

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Learn about teacher licensure

Lynchburg College will host a Teacher Licensure Information Session for individuals interested in pursuing a teaching career. The session will be held Saturday, February 5, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in LC's Thompson Education Building - Room 101.

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Upcoming Events

Saturday, April 19, 2014
6 p.m. Passover Seder
7:30 p.m. April Concert Series - 4/19
Sunday, April 20, 2014
7 a.m. Easter Sunrise Service
3 p.m. InFaith (IF) Service - 4/20
4:30 p.m. Easter Mass

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.