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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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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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Preventing bullying

"Preventing Bullying, Cyberbullying, and Sexual Harassment," is the topic of the annual Rosel Schewel Lecture in Education and Human Diversity at 7:30 p.m. March 15 in Memorial Ballroom, Hall Campus Center. The talk is free and open to the public.

Dr. Dorothy Espelage, professor of child development and associate chair in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, will deliver the lecture.

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The Moral Mission of Higher Ed

Harry R. Lewis, Gordon McKay Professor of Computer Science at Harvard University, will discuss the "The Moral Mission of Higher Education," at 8 p.m. March 12 in Sydnor Performance Hall, Schewel Hall.

The talk is sponsored by the annual John M. Turner Lecture in the Humanities and is free and open to the public.

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Saving energy and money

Lynchburg College has saved 3.6 million kWH in electricity and 13.3 million gallons of water in the last two years, for a dollar savings of about $454,000, thanks primarily to continuing campus-wide retrofits completed as part of LC's $4.65 million commitment to reducing energy use.

In addition to the retrofits, LC students have been participating in the Campus Conservation Nationals, which ended Feb. 26. Nearly 250,000 students at 150 colleges and universities across the U.S. and Canada participated.

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France for spring break

Fifteen LC students will make a journey through French contemporary culture during spring break.

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Energy Expo

The Energy Efficiency Expo (e3) will be at LC on Saturday, March 3 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Elliot & Rosel Schewel Hall. The e3 is a public forum to learn about cost-saving tips and ways to reduce your energy bill.

More than $500 in prizes and giveaways will be at the expo, which is sponsored by the Leadership Lynchburg's Economic Growth & Impact Team.

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What's up, Doc?

What's Up, Doc? Chuck Jones and the Animation Art of Looney Toons® and Jere Real: 60 Years of Watercolors will be the featured exhibitions at the Daura Gallery March 12 - April 15 with an opening reception at 4 p.m. March 13.

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Acclaimed tenor to perform

Hyun Lee, a nationally acclaimed tenor and a visiting scholar at Lynchburg College, will present a recital Sunday, February 26, at 7:30 p.m. in Sydnor Performance Hall, Schewel Hall.

The program will feature Old American Songs by American composer Aaron Copland, Three Shakespeare Songs Op. 6 (based on excerpts from Twelfth Night and As You Like It) by English composer Roger Quilter, and "Maria" from West Side Story by Leonard Bernstein. Hyunyoung Hwang, pianist, will accompany Lee.

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Summer reading clinic

Applications are now being accepted for LC's Summer Reading Clinic for struggling readers in grades K-12. The five-week clinic will run June 18 - July 20 from 9:30 to 11 and 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Students wishing to apply must be recommended by their classroom teachers.

The cost of the clinic is $300, which will be due when a student is accepted into the program.

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Cop turned writer to read from work

A former police officer in Baton Rouge, La., writer Laurie Lynn Drummond will read from her work Thursday, February 23 at 7:30 p.m. in Hopwood Auditorium. Drummond is the spring Thornton Writer-in-Residence at LC.

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Ethics Bowl 2012

Five LC students participated in the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges (VFIC) 13th annual statewide collegiate Wells Fargo Ethics Bowl on February 12-13, on the campus of Shenandoah University in Winchester, Va.

The Lynchburg College team competed against other highly qualified student teams from Virginia's 15 leading independent colleges and universities, debating a variety of case studies highlighting campus-based dilemmas under the title, "Ethics and Integrity in Campus Relationships."

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RN to MSN Pathway

Lynchburg College will offer registered nurses the opportunity to pursue the master of science in nursing (MSN) without having first completed a bachelor's degree. The RN to MSN Pathway program will begin in the fall of 2012 and is the first in Central Virginia.

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Saving Electricity and Water

"When it comes to saving electricity and water, everyone wins." That's the crux of a national "green" contest beginning this week, according to graduate assistant Rachel Montgomery, who is organizing student efforts to compete against colleges nationwide.

Check out local media coverage on WSET.

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Black History Month

A one-woman show and a panel discussion are highlights of the College's Black History Month observances.

"dun been thru it"

The Office of International and Multicultural Services and the Black Student Association presents Royal Shiree in "dun been thru it," a one-woman play, on Monday, February 13 at 7 p.m. in Hopwood Auditorium.

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Night at the Movies

The Lynchburg College Wind Symphony and Orchestra will present "Night at the Movies" February 23-24 at 7:30 p.m. in Sydnor Performance Hall, Elliot & Rosel Schewel Hall. Dr. Oeida Hatcher, dean of the School of Communication and the Arts, will conduct.

Music from the films JFK, Forrest Gump, 1941, Paradise Road, and others will highlight the concert. Free tickets are required; call the Music Office at 544.8344.

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"The Miss Firecracker Contest"

Lynchburg College Theatre will present The Miss Firecracker Contest, a two-act play by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Beth Henly, February 23-26 in the Dillard Theatre. Nan Kordos is the director.

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Celebration of Darwin Week

Dr. Neal Sumerlin, professor of chemistry and director of the Belk Observatory, will be a guest speaker at Lynchburg's first annual "Celebration of Darwin Week," February 5 - 9.

Darwin Week is the brainchild of Don Manning, a retired engineer who was inspired by a similar event he attended in Charleston, S.C. The goal is to spark a dialogue about evolution through a lecture series by professors from Lynchburg College, Sweet Briar College, Central Virginia Community College and the Virginia University of Lynchburg.

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Seniors Named Marshall Scholars

LC seniors Emily Pfeiffer and Natalie AtmelSeniors Emily Pfeiffer and Natalie Armel are representing Lynchburg College as George C. Marshall Undergraduate Scholars. As members of the Marshall Scholarship program, the students will do research using primary materials from 20th-century diplomatic/military history and political affairs and will write papers based on their findings.

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Spring Economic Outlook Conference

The School of Business and Economics at Lynchburg College, in conjunction with the Lynchburg Regional Chamber of Commerce, hosted the spring Economic Outlook Conference on February 1.

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LC in the News

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.

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