Daura opens with John Cage

The Daura Gallery currently features four exhibitions, including "John Cage: Zen Ox-Herding Pictures"; "Chinese & Japanese Artifacts from the Collection"; "Antonio Carbonati: Engravings of Rome"; and "Pierre Daura: Portraits and Self-Portraits."

John Cage: Zen Ox-Herding Pictures

John Cage paintingThrough October 7

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Service with a smile

As part of their introduction to LC during Welcome Week, more than 500 freshmen performed volunteer service throughout Lynchburg Tuesday. Volunteerism is an integral part of the LC experience.

LC students work at the Habitat for Humanity ReStoreStudents worked at several locations including:

Lynchburg Department of Parks & Recreation

Old City Cemetery

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SOBE Unveils New & Updated Academic Programs

As a result of action taken by the School of Business and Economics faculty, new and updated academic programs will make it possible for students to pursue multiple areas of study within SOBE, giving them the opportunity to enter the job market with an even broader range of skills and knowledge.

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Preparing for Work in a Digital World

This semester and next, Dr. Ira Kaufman will teach students how to professionally leverage social media like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

Offered for the first time last spring, the Social Media Marketing class (MKTG 398C) takes a hands-on interactive approach to building critical job skills. Working with a variety of real businesses, students learn to strategize, implement, and evaluate digital marketing strategies.

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August check-in

The LC campus is busy with new and returning students getting ready for a new semester.

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Get on the bus

Students, faculty, and staff can ride the Greater Lynchburg Transit Co. (GLTC) buses throughout the city at no charge with a valid college ID again this year.

This program, which began in the fall of 2010, is aimed at reducing the carbon footprint of the campus community as it continues its second Year of Sustainability. Last year, members of the LC community boarded GLTC buses more than 10,000 times.

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Doctorate set in leadership studies

LC has gained approval from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to launch an EdD in Leadership Studies degree this fall with 27 students in the first cohort.

The EdD is the College's second doctoral level program, following the debut of the doctor of physical therapy last fall.

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Researching St. Lucia's past

Zane Barrick '12 spent a week in St. Lucia this summer - not lounging on the beach, but doing research with Dr. Sabita Manian, professor of international relations.

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Volunteers in action

More than 200 student leaders were scattered throughout Lynchburg Wednesday doing volunteer work as part of the John G. Eccles Leadership Summit.

Check out coverage in today's News & Advance and on WDBJ7.

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Transitioning to college

A record 130 incoming freshmen are attending LC's Summer Transition Program (STP) Aug. 12-17 to get a jump-start on adjusting to college life.

The College began the program in 1987 to aid students of diverse ethnic, religious, and racial backgrounds in making a successful transition to college. In recent years, the College has expanded the program to include, first-generation college students and those who are Pell-Grant eligible.

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Hot water

Over the summer, the College continued its energy improvements with the installation of solar tubes on the roof of Montgomery Hall to heat water throughout the freshman residence hall. The project should save $10,000 annually in water heating costs.

Montgomery Hall

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Saving energy

Lynchburg College saved nearly $225,000 in energy costs during the 2010-11 academic year compared to the previous year, thanks in large part to campus-wide retrofits completed as part of LC's commitment to reducing energy use.

The campus saved 7.1 million gallons of water or the equivalent of more than 20,000 flushes per day and 5.5 million flushes during the nine-month period. Not all the savings come from toilets, however. Low-flow showerheads and faucets, as well as "smart" irrigation systems also decreased water usage.

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Scholarship honors Garrens

The Cabell Brand Center for Global Poverty and Resource Sustainability Studies is now offering four $1,000 college scholarships, including the Sheila and Ken Garren Scholarship to honor LC President Garren and his wife.

The 2012 scholarships are for students interested in studying courses and volunteering in programs "To Promote the Common Good" in any one of the three objective goals of the Cabell Brand Center:

• Poverty issues focusing on helping people to be self-reliant.

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LC one of 376 best

Lynchburg College is one of the nation's best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review's 2012 edition, The Best 376 Colleges. Only about 15 percent of the 2,500 four-year colleges in America are selected for this guide.

The Princeton Review's rankings are based on its survey of 122,000 students at colleges included in the book. The 80-question survey asks students to rate their schools on several topics and report on their campus experiences at them.

About academics, LC students say:

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LC chaplain heading to White House

Chaplain Stephanie McLemore and Andrea Roth, Hillel coordinator, will be at the White House Wednesday for President Barack Obama's Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge.

"Andrea and I are excited to meet with other Spiritual Life leaders from around the country to talk about plans for the year and to hear from government officials about the role they expect us to play on college campuses toward encouraging service and interfaith dialogue," Rev. McLemore said.

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Upcoming Events

Friday, April 18, 2014
5 p.m. Good Friday “Stations of the Cross” Service
Saturday, April 19, 2014
6 p.m. Passover Seder
7:30 p.m. April Concert Series - 4/19
Sunday, April 20, 2014
7 a.m. Easter Sunrise Service
3 p.m. InFaith (IF) Service - 4/20

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.