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

Facebook photo gallery

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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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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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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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Upcoming Events

Friday, February 27, 2015
7:30 p.m. Flute and guitar duo
7:30 p.m. Observatory Open House
Monday, March 2, 2015
12 p.m. “The global cancer epidemic”
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
1 p.m. "Taking risks in teaching writing"
Friday, March 6, 2015
Mid-semester - Spring

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.