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Student Scholar Showcase 2012

Students tackle such topics as mountaintop removal during the Student Scholar Showcase April 11.

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Model UN 2012

LC's delegation, representing New Zealand, won a Distinguished Delegation award and two Outstanding Position Paper awards at the 2012 National Model UN simulation in New York City.

Sixteen students participatied in the vigorous academic simulation of the United Nations in New York City April l-5 and received a briefing from New Zealand's ambassador to the UN.

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Leading by example

The School of Business and Economics (SOBE) was recently ranked No. 29 in the nation by Leadership Excellence magazine for its leadership development activities.

A list of the top 49 educational institutions can be found at 2011 - 2012 Top Leadership Development Programs. Lynchburg College is the only Virginia institution in the Top 30; SOBE shared this honor with business schools at University of Michigan, Harvard, MIT, Northwestern, University of Pennsylvania, and Duke.

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Excellence in teaching business

Dr. Eric S. Kyper, assistant professor of management information systems, has received the 2012 C. Raine Sydnor Sr. Professorship Award for Teaching Excellence in Business.

Dr. Kyper teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in information systems and business statistics. Awarded the PhD by the University of Rhode Island, he taught at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock before joining the Lynchburg College faculty in 2008. 

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Scholarships for Leaders

Nigel C. Word '14 has received a 2012-2013 VFIC/Altria Leadership Scholarship administered by the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges.

Word is a business administration major with a minor in communications with an emphasis on social influence from Gretna, Va.

Tristan L. Boysaw '13, an accounting major from Wytheville, Va., received the scholarship last year.

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"The Laramie Project"

LC Theatre will present The Laramie Project April 12 - 15 in Dillard Theatre. The Laramie Project was written by Moisés Kaufman and fellow members of the Tectonic Theater Project following the kidnapping, beating, and death of Matthew Shepard, a 21-year-old student at the University of Wyoming who was attacked because he was gay.

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Ida Wise East Lecture

"Edward Young and Samuel Richardson's Correspondence" is the subject of a talk at 7:30 p.m. April 5 in Sydnor Performance Hall, Schewel Hall by Dr. James E. May, associate professor of English, Penn State University. The talk is co-sponsored by the Ida Wise East Memorial Lecture and Phi Beta Kappa and is free and open to the public.

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Students Launch S.O.S. to Save Children's Lives

Lynchburg College students actively use Facebook, download videos, tweet, and search the internet. In their Social Media Marketing course in the School of Business and Economics (SOBE), students are using their digital savvy to help others.

They have formed Students Opposing Starvation (S.O.S) to help save the lives of malnourished children in East Africa and are organizing a social media campaign targeting LC students, faculty and friends.

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Senior accepted to Oxford program

Callom Harkrader '12 has been accepted into the Oxford Center for Christian Apologetics at Wycliffe Hall for the 2012-2013 one-year certificate program. The OCCA is a fully accredited branch of Oxford University.

Callom will be seeking the Certificate in Theological and Pastoral Studies, designed specifically as preparation for Christian service in the office, church, or home. The course aims to combine serious study of the Bible and Christian doctrine with an opportunity to experience Christian apologetics in action.

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LC hosts historians

The History Department is hosting the Phi Alpha Theta Regional Conference this Saturday. Students from several Virginia colleges and universities will present research papers in American, European, and world history in Schewel Hall from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Eight LC students will be among the 64 presenting papers at the conference. LC is represented by:

• Joseph Olsen, "The Contras: Reagan's Terrorists"

• Tessa Evans, "Potion for Power: Slave Women and Authority through Unorthodox Practices"

• Hannah Myers, "The Definition of Childhood in Early 1830s England"

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President receives service award

President Kenneth Garren recently received the George Taylor Stewart III Award from the Lynchburg Regional Chamber of Commerce for exemplary service to the Lynchburg region.

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Art with a purpose

Conceptual artist Mel Chin, who champions cleaning up neighborhoods and the environment with his artwork, will speak at 7 p.m. March 29 in Sydnor Performance Hall, Schewel Hall.

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Red Goes Green

Did you know LC has pet chickens, a free bike sharing program, and cell phone recycling? Sign up for our newest blog to learn more about sustainability efforts on campus.

Senior Roni LaRoque is LC's first sustainability intern and works out of the President's Office. She writes a weekly blog about all things green. Be sure to check out the Red Goes Green blog and sign up for it under "subscription options."

Roni recently wrote about the "Be the Change" recycling effort. More than 100 students turned out. Check out this video.

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Teachers of Promise

Six LC students have been selected to represent Lynchburg College in Richmond this weekend at the Teachers of Promise Institute. The Teachers of Promise Foundation seeks to recognize and support the best prospective public school teachers in the United States.

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LC alumnus to give Shumate Lecture

Rev. Dr. H. Ben Bohren '68 will give the Jennie Cutler Shumate Lecture on Christian Ministry, "What Does Your Church Stand For?" at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 26 in Snidow Chapel.

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Sherron Watkins

On Tuesday, February 9, 2010, the School of Business and Economics hosted the second Gifford Lecture in Business Ethics. Speaker Sherron Watkins, former vice president of Corporate Development at the Enron Corporation, worked for Andrew Fastow in the mergers and acquisitions group. Ms.

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Faculty makes music

Music professors Dr. Cynthia B. Ramsey and F. Johnson Scott III and staff accompanist Matthew D. Booth '11 will present a faculty recital on Monday, September 26 at 7:30 p.m. in Snidow Chapel.

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March 3: 2011 Economic Forum

 

From the Forum:

Presentation slides:
Dr. Turek, Dr. Shea

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Dr. Yong Ha Kim Elected as College Trustee

Dr. Yong Ha Kim was elected to the Lynchburg College Board of Trustees in February.  Dr. Kim, the Board's first international member, attended the Annual Board of Trustees Meeting in May, 2010.  A resident of Seoul, South Korea, he holds two Lynchburg College degrees: a BA in management (1991) and an M.Ad. in personnel management (1993).  A graduate of Heritage High School in Lynchburg, Virginia, Dr. Kim is Vice President of External Cooperation for Konyang University, which was founded in 1991 by his father, Hi Soo Kim.

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Lynchburg College hosts the Virginia Association of Economists

Economists from across the state met met at Lynchburg College for the 37th annual meeting of the Virginia Association of Economists on March 4-5, 2010. Presentations were made by 20 scholars from ten different colleges and universities, two private consulting firms, the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, and the Congressional Research Service.

Program highlights included a Plenary Session entitled "A Glimpse at Virginia's Economic Future," the annual Sandridge Lecture, and two concurrent sessions showcasing undergraduate student research.

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Healthy for Life

Lynchburg College is sponsoring "Healthy for Life" March 24-31, a weeklong focus on a healthy, active lifestyle culminating in a Field Day on March 31 from 9 a.m. to noon, which all students and city residents are welcome to attend.

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Foreign Language Week

March 19-23 is Foreign Language Week, featuring Roman weaponry, films, and lectures. All events are free and open to the public.

German Day: Tuesday, March 20

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President's Service Honor Roll

About 700 LC students contributed 71,064 hours of community service in 2010-11 to earn Lynchburg College a place on the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for 2012.

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Criminology gains popularity

Eighty-four students are criminology majors this year, a big leap since the major started in 2008 with nine students.

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LC in the News

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.

The Beard Center's Annual Conference on Aging draws 400 participants. Read about it in The News & Advance.

The 2014 Commencement is featured in The News & Advance.

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.

President Kenneth Garren receives one of Lynchburg's Mayor's Awards of Excellence.

Nina Salmon is quoted in a New York Times story on Anne Spencer.

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