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, 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.