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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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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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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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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Upcoming Events

Monday, April 21, 2014 to Friday, April 25, 2014
Junior Open Houses: 4/21-4/25
Monday, April 21, 2014
12 p.m. Senior Symposium - 4/21
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
7:30 p.m. Film "The Lorax"
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
7:30 p.m. Holocaust speaker: Rwandan Genocide
Thursday, April 24, 2014 to Saturday, April 26, 2014
7:30 a.m. April Concert Series - 4/24

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.