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

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
7:30 p.m. Holocaust speaker: Rwandan Genocide
Thursday, April 24, 2014 to Saturday, April 26, 2014
7:30 a.m. April Concert Series - 4/24
Thursday, April 24, 2014
7:30 p.m. Film "WALL-E"
Friday, April 25, 2014 to Sunday, April 27, 2014
Westover Alumni Society Weekend
Friday, April 25, 2014
7:30 p.m. April Concert Series - 4/25

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.