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

Friday, March 13, 2015
Fearless Caregiver Conference
Monday, March 16, 2015
12 p.m. “The conflict over evolution and creationism"
Thursday, March 19, 2015
4:30 p.m. Poet to speak
7 p.m. Rosel Schewel Lecture in Education
7:30 p.m. Esther Olin Piano Lecture Recital

LC in the News

The Beard Center’s upcoming caregivers conference is featured in The News & Advance.

Patty Carroll’s photographs, now in the Daura Gallery, are the subject of the lead story in The Burg.

President Garren no longer supports attempts to save College Lake, as reported by WDBJ7.

Dr. Tom Bowman has been doing some serious research on the lack of safety in lacrosse helmets and the media is noticing:, Baltimore Sun, New York Times.

Dr. Eric Goff is asked about underinflating balls in the NFL: NPR, The Smithsonian, and many more.

Life along College Lake could change. Dr. Laura Henry-Stone tells what it’s like now. This News & Advance story was also picked up by the Washington Times and San Francisco Gate.

Dr. Eric Goff is quoted in The Wall Street Journal about the shooting technique of NBA player Stephen Curry.

Our women's soccer team wins the National Champsionship! The News & Advance and WSET.

The College makes efforts to approve sex education and reduce sexual assault. Check this front-page News & Advance story and WSET story.

Dr. Tom Bowman and student research head impacts among lacrosse and soccer players: News & Advance.

Ater 28 years, Dr. Ken West writes his farewell column.

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.