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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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Summer concert features choral conducting graduate students

A summer choral concert will be held on July 19 at 7:30 p.m. in Sydnor Performance Hall.

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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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College Lake Dam study underway

Surveyors, engineers, and environmental scientists are gathering information about the condition of College Lake and College Lake Dam.

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Fed president speaks at LC

Jeffery Lacker, president of the Fifth District Federal Reserve Bank in Richmond, spoke at LC Thursday morning.

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Success With a Capital S

Women's soccer defender and two-time All-American Rachel Sadowski '14 has achieved great success by any measure.

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Governor's School 2014

About 160 of the state’s top high school students will attend the 2014 Governor’s School for Math, Science, and Technology.

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Researchers invade Claytor Nature Study Center

Several graduate students have descended on LC’s Claytor Nature Study Center for research.

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Students visit from Saudi Arabia

A group of 12 students from Saudi Arabia are here for a week to learn about community engagement.

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Calvert receives Garren Leadership Award

Lee Ann Calvert ’98 MEd, ’14 EdD is the first recipient of the Dr. Kenneth R. Garren Leadership Award.

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Sports physics expert researches World Cup's Brazuca

Dr. John Eric Goff’s new research on the Brazuca soccer ball has made him one of the go-to experts for soccer's 2014 World Cup underway in Brazil.

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Daura’s landscapes and Looney Tunes

Exhibitions of Pierre Daura’s Virginia Landscapes and the animation art of Looney Tunes are in the Daura Gallery this summer.

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Predicting Tour de France 2014

Dr. John Eric Goff, professor of physics, is once again predicting the winning times for the Tour de France.

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Gill named State Player of the Year

Men's lacrosse defenseman Jon Gill was named Player of the Year by the VaSID.

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Time to SOAR 2014

The first Student Orientation and Registration session for first-years gets underway June 19-20.

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History graduate students on archaeological dig

Six students are spending part of their summer digging in the dirt at Historic Sandusky.

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Upcoming Events

Thursday, August 21, 2014
First Day of Class
Monday, September 1, 2014
12 p.m. Senior Symposium
Friday, September 5, 2014
7 p.m. Faculty piano recital
Monday, September 8, 2014 to Monday, December 8, 2014
Daura Gallery exhibitions
Monday, September 8, 2014
12 p.m. Senior Symposium

LC in the News

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.

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