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LC makes new College Choice list

Lynchburg College is ranked 33 in the new 2015 College Choice Ranking of Regional Universities – South.

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Parents & Family Weekend 2014

Two concerts highlight Parents & Family Weekend Sept. 19-21.

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DPT-Special Olympics Autumn Classic

The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program and Virginia Special Olympics are teaming up for the Young Athletes Autumn Classic Sept. 20.

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LC earns music accreditation

The College has earned accreditation from the National Association of Schools of Music.

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Saving a river in Costa Rica

Dr. Tom Shahady and LC students helped an activist preserve a river in Costa Rica.

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Criminology leaps to 101 majors

Criminology is gaining popularity since it started in 2008.

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One of “America’s Best Colleges”

U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Colleges 2015" ranks Lynchburg College in the top tier of southern colleges and universities.

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Theatre professor chosen for international program

Geoffrey Kershner has been chosen for the “Chief Executive Program: Community and Culture.”

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Professors read from their work

English professors Chidsey Dickson and Laura Long will read from their work at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10.

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Choral workshop for area high schools

The College will hold its annual High School Choral Leadership Workshop Saturday.

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Daura Gallery opening set for Sept. 8

The Daura Gallery will have an opening reception Sept. 8 at 4 p.m. for three exhibitions.

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The Bike Shack

LC has a community bicycle shop where students can earn a bike.

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Four-hand piano recital on tap

Naomi Amos and Noémi Lee will perform a four-hand piano recital at 7 p.m. Sept. 5.

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Class of 2018 serves Lynchburg community

The 525 first-year students in the Class of 2018 spread some elbow grease around the city.

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Alumnus leaves record $5 million bequest

The College has received a record $5 million bequest from Walter W. Ridgway Jr. ’48.

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LC receives $250,000 for Physician Assistant Medicine Program

Lynchburg College plans to begin its 27-month Master of Physician Assistant Medicine (MPAM) in June 2015 and is getting support from Centra.

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LC among “Best 379 Colleges”

Lynchburg College is among the 379 best institutions for undergraduate education.

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Fellowship in England

Dr. Beth Savage has received a Chawton House Library Fellowship in England for October.

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Professor’s book featured

Dr. Jeri Watts' book, "Kizzy Ann Stamps," is one of 23 books on the Girls of Summer list.

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Dean with a dream

Nigel Word '14 has developed a "Dean with a dream" bobblehead, arriving this fall.

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Virginia Private College Week July 28-Aug. 2

Rising high school juniors and seniors and their families are invited to Lynchburg College during Virginia Private College Week July 28-Aug. 2.

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Panama research in full swing

Biology majors Daniel Clement ’14 and Anna Ledin ’16 are working with Dr. John Styrsky in Panama this summer.

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Opening and check-in begins Aug. 14

Students will soon be coming for the fall 2014 semester. All students should report to Schewel Hall for check-in.

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Junior awarded Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grant

Evelyn “Evy” Keeney-Ritchie ’16 is one of 50 students nationwide awarded a Study Abroad Grant from Phi Kappa Phi.

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Collaborative research is a win/win

Chad Hobson '17 will assist Dr. John Eric Goff, professor of physics, with research this summer on the Tour de France.

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Upcoming Events

Friday, September 19, 2014 to Sunday, September 21, 2014
Parents & Family Weekend
Parents and Family Weekend
Friday, September 19, 2014
7 p.m. Wind Symphony Concert: Aaron Copland
8:15 p.m. Concert Choir Concert
Saturday, September 20, 2014
11 a.m. DPT-Special Olympics Autumn Classic

LC in the News

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