News

All-American in decathlon

James Bell '12 finished eighth in the decathlon to earn All-American honors at the 2011 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships, hosted by Ohio Wesleyan University.

Bell finished strong Friday to move up five spots from 13th place after completion of Thursday's events. On Friday, he took second in the pole vault, clearing 15'1", and was fourth in the javelin with a throw of 162'2". He also did well in the shot put, taking seventh with a heave of 37'9 ¼".

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Women's lacrosse All-American

Christina Tran '12 earned second-team All-American accolades, announced Friday by the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA), putting her among the top 24 players in the nation.

Tran, a goalie, earned first-team All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) and All-Chesapeake Region honors this spring. She ranked at the top of the conference in save percentage (.528) and goals against average (8.60), and was fifth in NCAA Division III in save percentage.

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All-American lacrosse player

Sophomore defender Joe Lisicky earned third-team United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Coaching Association (USILA) honors Tuesday, making him one of the top 36 players in the country. Three other Hornets received honorable mentions.

Lisicky anchored a tough Hornet defense that allowed just 7.26 goals per game this season, second-best in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC). A first-team all-ODAC selection, he led the team with 38 caused turnovers and was second with 71 groundballs. Lisicky also managed to net eight goals of his own.

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Top volunteers

About 700 LC students contributed nearly 52,000 hours of community service in 2009-10 to earn Lynchburg College a place on the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for 2010.

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From China to Uganda

About 110 LC students are studying abroad this summer in programs exploring China, Costa Rica, Great Britain, Québec, St. Lucia, Uganda, and beyond.

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Aging well

The Annual Beard Center on Aging Conference, "Aging Well in Mind, Body, & Spirit," will be held from 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. May 24 in Elliot & Rosel Schewel Hall with speakers, workshops, and an exhibit hall.

Keynote Addresses:

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Summer Reading Clinic

Lynchburg College is offering a five-week Summer Reading Clinic for students in grades K-12 who struggle with reading. The clinic will run June 20 - July 22 and will focus on individualized assessments and remediation. Students must be recommended by their classroom teacher to be considered for the program.

reading clinic

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Leaps and Bounds

 

Tevyn East"Leaps and Bounds," a one-woman show that explores the intersection of faith, ecology, and the global economy, will come to Lynchburg College at 7 p.m. May 25 in Sydnor Performance Hall, Schewel Hall. Free-will offerings are welcome.

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Marching into life

As the 2011 Robert L. Hill Distinguished Senior, Ashton Harmon Butler carried the senior class banner during commencement exercises May 14, leading about 500 fellow classmates.

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Graduating rain or shine

 

Carl PalladinoCarl Palladino, a 1986 graduate of Lynchburg College, will be the 2011 commencement speaker during ceremonies beginning at 10 a.m. May 14 in the Dell. About 600 degrees are to be awarded, including 500 bachelor's and 100 master's.

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Club lacrosse national champs

club lacrosse champs

LC won the National College Lacrosse League (NCLL) Division II championship against Cincinnati, the second national title for the Hornets, who first won in 2005.

"We were down 6-2 and made a comeback," said club President Christian Robin, a senior English major from Williamsburg who is heading to law school at Elon University. "It was an exciting game."

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Creating wetlands

Environmental science students have been working on creating wetlands at Elon Elementary in neighboring Amherst County.

Students in Dr. Brooke Haiar and Tom Shahady's classes have teamed up with third-graders in Melissa Busse's class. Busse is a 2007 graduate of LC.

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Men's Lax Coach of the Year

Ten men's lacrosse players were named to the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) all-conference teams, while Steve Koudelka was named Coach of the Year.

Koudelka's Hornets are 13-5 on the season and riding a nine-game winning streak as the team advances in the ODAC Tournament. It is Koudelka's third conference Coach of the Year award, the others coming in 2003 and 2005.

Four Hornets received first-team honors: Dylan Hoff, Jeff Schwartz, Joseph Lisicky and Franc Cook.

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Marketing professor honored

Stef NicovichDr. Stefan Nicovich, associate professor of marketing, has been named the 2010-11 recipient of the C. Raine Sydnor Sr. Professorship Award for Teaching Excellence in Business in the School of Business and Economics.

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Top athletes honored

Women's soccer midfielder Betsy Kwiatkowski and men's soccer defender Hunter Smith earned the top honors Monday evening at the 2010-11 Lynchburg College Athletic Awards Banquet.

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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