News

"Doing the Right Thing"

James F. Parker, CEO and vice chairman of the board of Southwest Airlines from 2001 through 2004, will deliver the Richard P. Gifford Lecture in Business Ethics on October 17 at 7 p.m. in the Hall Campus Center Memorial Ballroom. The lecture is free and open to the public.

In his talk, Doing the Right Thing, Parker will discuss the impact of organizational culture and values on corporate profitability.

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Witness for Peace

John Henry Gonzalez DuqueJohn Henry González Duque, a presenter for Witness for Peace from Colombia, will speak at 10 and again at 11 a.m. Oct. 7 in Sydnor Performance Hall, Schewel Hall. The talk is sponsored by the Chaplain's Office, the Bennett Lecture Series, and the Dean of Students Office.

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Is peace possible?

The words "world peace" evoke images of beauty pageant contestants expressing a naïve dream, but one former soldier believes world peace is actually possible.

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National Coming Out Day

A Grammy-nominated singer and nationally known comedienne will perform for National Coming Out Day at 7 p.m. Oct. 11 in Snidow Chapel at Lynchburg College. The event is free and open to the public.

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"The Frog King"

Adam DaviesAdam Davies, Fall Thornton Writer-in-Residence, will read from his work September 29 at 7:30 p.m. in Hopwood Auditorium. A reception and book signing will follow. The event is free and open to the public.

Read all about Davies in The Burg.

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World without war

David Swanson, author, blogger, activist, and former press secretary to U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich, will deliver a Senior Symposium lecture, The Strangest Dream: When the World Banned War, at noon Monday in Memorial Ballroom.

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Parents and Family Weekend

Parents and families of LC students will have an opportunity to share in the LC experience this weekend during the College's annual Parents and Family Weekend event. A wide variety of activities will be held including athletic games, concerts, celebrations of student achievements, receptions, social events, and church services.

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Team spirit

Ryan Beale '13 still likes to tell the lacrosse team to "Get tough," though he has had to get tough in a whole new way.

Ryan BealeRyan now offers the lacrosse team encouragement from a wheelchair, after an automobile crash his junior year left him paralyzed from the chest down. The wreck occurred Oct. 17, 2009 while he was at home in Suffolk, Va., for fall break.

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America's Best Colleges

U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Colleges 2012" ranks Lynchburg College in the top tier of southern colleges and universities that offers a full range of undergraduate programs and master's degrees in the "Best Regional Universities" category.

This is the eighth consecutive year that Lynchburg College has been ranked as a top-tier regional institution. LC was ranked 32nd, up eight spaces from 2011. Only nine Virginia schools are included in the top tier.

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Choral concert set Saturday

Dr. Jong Kim, professor of music and director of graduate studies in music, will hold a day-long choral workshop on Saturday for area high school singers, ending with a free public concert at 5 p.m.

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Military Friendly

Lynchburg College is on the 2012 list of Military Friendly Schools compiled by G.I. Jobs. The list honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities, and trade schools which are doing the most to embrace America's veterans as students.

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Waging Peace

Paul Chappell, author of Will War Ever End?: A Soldier's Vision of Peace for the 21st Century,will speak at 7 p.m. Sept. 16 in Sydnor Performance Hall, Schewel Hall. A book signing will follow.

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Coolest School

Lynchburg College was named one of "America's Coolest Schools" by the Sierra Club for its environmental efforts, one of only five Virginia colleges and universities named to the list.

The fifth annual "America's Coolest Schools" issue rates colleges and universities according to their environmental practices, green initiatives, and caliber of sustainability-oriented education.

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Seven billion and counting

As the number of humans hits 7 billion this year, it's a good time to study population, the theme for this year's Senior Symposium.

The Earth had fewer than 1 billion in 1800, 3 billion in 1960, and 6 billion as recently 1999. By 2050, it's expected that there will be 9 billion humans.

Already 1 billion are malnourished or starving. Can such numbers be sustained? The discussion begins Monday.

All lectures are at noon in Memorial Ballroom, Hall Campus Center.

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Upcoming Events

Thursday, October 23, 2014
5:30 p.m. Graduate studies information session
7 p.m. Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence Awareness Candlelight Vigil
Friday, October 24, 2014
8 p.m. Observatory Open House 10/24
Sunday, October 26, 2014
12:30 p.m. Hike with Haiti
Monday, October 27, 2014
12 p.m. Senior Symposium

LC in the News

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.

LC students help pull nearly 40 tires out of Blackwater Creek. Check this News & Advance story.

Dr. Gerald Prante weighs in on Medicaid in this News & Advance story.

Twenty-five students from Nigeria are attending LC. Check this News & Advance story.

Our Doctor of Physical Therapy students are teaming up with Special Olympics for an Autumn Classic.

LC gets lots of coverage on its largest bequest ever: $5 million from Walter Ridgway Jr. '48: The News & Advance, WDBJ-7, WSET, WSLS, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Roanoke Times.

DPT professor Garry Gellert and students help a Paralympic canoeist prepare: The News & Advance.

Our new Physician Assistant program gets a $250,000 boost from Centra and lots of coverage: News & Advance, WDBJ-7, WSET, WSLS.

President Kenneth Garren is quoted prominently in this News & Advance story for his work to change a proposed college ranking system.

LC hosts Governor's School for Math, Science, and Technology each summer. Check this front-page story.

A study of the College Lake Dam is underway. Check out The News & Advance article and coverage on WDBJ-7.

Dr. Eric Goff was interviewed by The Chronicle of Higher Education on his cool academic job on NPR's Morning Edition about the Brazuca ball being used in the World Cup. He was also  quoted in The Wall Street Journal about early play in the World Cup and wrote a piece on the Brazuca soccer ball for Live Mint, a newspaper in New Delhi, India with an affiliation with The Wall Street Journal.

Dr. Clifton Potter reprises the Civil War Battle of Lynchburg on LC's campus in The News & Advance.

Charley Butcher warns parents about phone apps on WSET.

Dr. Brian Crim, associate professor of history, talks about the grim prospects in Iraq on WSET.

LC alumna Charlotte Arbogast '10 is the new dementia coordinator for the state and spoke at the Annual Conference on Aging. Check out The News & Advance.

Dr. Kim McCabe was quoted extensively in this page 1 story on human trafficking in The News & Advance.

Dr. Joe Turek is quoted in the June issue of Virginia Business magazine on the value of classroom education for MBA programs.

LC is among the first colleges in Virginia to get 100 percent renewable electricity: WVTF, WDBJ7, The News & Advance