Healing the planet with plants

James McDaniel '12, a biology major from Madison Heights, Va., was one of nine students selected from across the U.S. to receive a PLANTS grant from the Botanical Society of America to attend BOTANY 2011, the annual scientific conference for the James Daniel '12 inspects a shrubBotanical Society of America, Society for Economic Botany, American Fern Society, and American Society of Plant Taxonomists.

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Governor's School 2011

About 160 of the state's top high school students are studying website design, environmental chemistry, and anatomy among other courses at the 2011 Governor's School for Math, Science, and Technology at Lynchburg College.

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Dr. Clifton Potter receives DoC award

Dr. Clifton Potter '62, professor of history, has received the T. A. Abbott Award for Faculty Excellence from the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Division of Higher Education and Leadership Ministries.

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Time to SOAR

Student Orientation and Registration (SOAR) is under way. SOAR is designed to help new students get ready to start college. You will meet Connection Leaders, upper-class students who work with you throughout fall semester, your advisor, and a lot of your fellow students. You will get your class schedule, and, if needed, you may make changes to your schedule. Learn more about SOAR.



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History scholar heads to NYC

Mandie Middleton, a rising junior history major and museum studies minor from Nokesville, Va., has been named to the 2011 Gilder Lehrman History Scholars Program. One of only thirty students in the nation selected for this honor, Mandie will participate in a one-week intensive history program in New York City June 18-25.

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Recent grad helps out in Joplin

Richard Szymczyk III '11 just returned from an 11-day stint with the American Red Cross in Joplin, Missouri, where residents are still trying to recover from the devastating tornado that killed 141 people.

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Upcoming Events

Thursday, April 17, 2014
5 p.m. Maundy/Holy Thursday Service
5:30 p.m. Theoria Video and Discussion Series - Poor Kids
7:30 p.m. Lecture - cancelled
Friday, April 18, 2014
5 p.m. Good Friday “Stations of the Cross” Service
Saturday, April 19, 2014
6 p.m. Passover Seder

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.