News

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, November 22, 2014 to Sunday, November 30, 2014
Thanksgiving holiday
Monday, December 1, 2014
12 p.m. Senior Symposium
8 p.m. Carols by Candlelight Christmas Concert
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
10 a.m. Annual Holiday Fair
Thursday, December 4, 2014 to Friday, December 5, 2014
7:30 p.m. Holiday Concert

LC in the News

LC Theatre's production of Insights from Inside is featured on WSET and in The News & Advance.

Frank Whitehouse, professor of management, is quoted in this front page story on B&W.

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