News

Jason Derulo to perform

Jason Derulo will perform at Lynchburg College May 1. The concert is free for LC students; $15 for other college students (if tickets are purchased at the Office of Student Activities); $20 all others.

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The eight rival religions

Stephen Prothero, professor of religion at Boston University and a recent guest on Stephen Colbert's show, will speak at 4 p.m. May 1 in Sydnor Performance Hall, Schewel Hall.

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Top rookie

Freshman James Womack (Lynchburg, VA/Heritage) nabbed the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) baseball Rookie of the Year honors and four other LC players were named to the All-Conference team.

Womack has a 6-3 record with a 2.32 ERA while yielding 29 hits and only 17 runs in 42.2 innings pitched. He has struck out 32 batters while holding opponents to a .191 batting average.

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Two riders qualify for Nationals

Drew Nichols '11 and Kelly Gerland '12 have qualified to compete in the IHSA National Finals horse show May 4-6 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky.

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Model UN 2011

Lynchburg College students won the Distinguished Delegation Award at the annual National Model United Nations April 17-April 21 in New York City.

Eighteen of the LC students represented the Republic of Iraq while two represented the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Two LC students, Linda Anderson '13 and Nicholas Lequang '14, were recognized for Outstanding Committee Work on the Committee on the Status of Women.

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Earth Day 2011

In celebration of Earth Day, the LC community will have a special lunch in the cafeteria Friday and student organizations will be offering eco-friendly crafts and information in the East Room.

The Green Thumbs Club will be selling lettuce in pots and letting students know about their renovation of the greenhouse and their summer garden.

The Alliance For Energy Awareness (AFEA) will give students a chance to make their own body scrub and paint a reusable shopping bag.

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CSI at LC

The chalk outline of Dr. Priscilla Gannicott's body, with pools of blood at her wrists, remained in a chemistry lab for four weeks this semester. The ten students taking forensic science had to gather blood, hair, and DNA samples to figure out who her killer was.

Dr. Gannicott, professor of chemistry, is alive and well. In fact, she is having lots of fun with her colleague, Dr. Allison Jablonski, associate professor of biology and biomedical science, as they work through their fourth forensic science class.

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Whimsical, self-taught art

A leaping frog and flowers in a tea cup are among the 41 works of American folk art on display at Lynchburg College's Daura Gallery through March 4, 2011.

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Reading from their work

Three Lynchburg College and three Sweet Briar College creative writing students will read from their work at 7:30 p.m. April 21 in the Craddock-Terry Gallery at Riverviews Artspace, 901 Jefferson St., for Third Thursday.

Each student will read poems, fiction, or nonfiction for ten minutes, with a question-and-answer period to follow. The event is the first joint-reading of its kind and is free and open to the public.

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Special Olympics 2011

The Speical Olympics Regional Area 24 Track and Field Event will be hosted by Lynchburg College on Saturday, April 16. Athletes from Bedford, Lynchburg, Campbell County, Nelson County, Central Virginia Training Center, Danville, and Farmville are participating.

The parade of athletes begins at 9:15 a.m. Miss Lynchburg will sing the National Anthem for the opening ceremony at 9:30 p.m. The Olympics will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Shellenberger Field. The rain location is Wake Field House.

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Raise Your Glass

Seniors Angela Massino and Annie Stokes have tackled the conundrum of the missing Fiesta dinnerware in the cafeteria, and turned it into a romp. Be sure to check out the dance moves of John Eccles, vice president and dean for student development, a.k.a. the Gnarly Beard, and Anne Gibbons, associate chaplain, a.k.a., Little Miss Sunshine.

 

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"Summer and Smoke"

 

A student paints the set for Summer and Smoke
A student paints the set for Summer and Smoke.

The Theatre Department's production of Summer and Smoke by Tennessee Williams opens April 14 in the Dillard Fine Arts Center.

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Student Scholar Showcase 2011

Allyson Harmon '13 presents at the poster session

 

Allyson Harmon '13 presents a poster at the Washington Symposium and Capital Hill Poster Session.

Students tackle such topics as breast cancer, water quality, faith in elections, and the physics of music during the Student Scholar Showcase April 13.

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LC Day 2011

Check out what we did on LC Day -- a day to celebrate the incredible number of things that happen on this campus in 24 hours.

Throughout the day, students, faculty and staff let us know what was happening at LC in real time!

Check out /lcday2011!

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D-Day at Daura Gallery

"Their Finest Hour: Churchill, Roosevelt, and Stalin and the End of World War II" is the subject of a semester-long project of 13 Lynchburg College museum studies students under the direction of Barbara Rothermel, assistant professor of museum studies and director of the Daura Gallery. The exhibition will continue through Friday, May 13.

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Green thumbs

Green zebra tomatoes, jalapenos, and squash are just a few of the vegetables sprouting in LC's greenhouse, thanks to the Green Thumbs Club.

A corps of 10 to 15 students has resurrected the neglected greenhouse near Hobbs Hall and will soon be transplanting their young plants to a garden on Faculty Drive.

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What species will survive?

Dr. Peter H. Raven, one of the world's leading botanists and advocates of conservation and biodiversity, will speak at Lynchburg College at noon April 11 in Memorial Ballroom, Hall Peter H. RavenCampus Center.

Dr. Raven, president emeritus of the Missouri Botanical Garden, will speak at the Senior Symposium on "How Many Species will Survive the 21st Century?" The lecture is free and open to the public, but seating is limited.

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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