The Office of Wellness and Health Promotion will celebrate University of Lynchburg’s LGBTQ+ community with its annual Lavender Week’ Oct. 17-21. Lavender Week’s events provide several opportunities for all students to learn about the LGBTQ+ community and how to be an ally.
A big grant from the National Science Foundation will send six students to Wyoming for free next summer to excavate a dinosaur from the Jurassic Period. The nearly $400,000 GeoPaths grant will fund up to 18 students over three years.
The University of Lynchburg has been recognized as a top school in Virginia by the 2022 Plexuss Global Rankings for several undergraduate programs. Most notably, Lynchburg ranked No. 2 in Virginia for criminology programs and No. 65 nationally.
The University of Lynchburg’s HEART Project will host a session on “Tending the Wound of Sexual Abuse” with Dr. Anthony Delmedico at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3, in 232 Schewel Hall. The program is free and open to the public, and registration is not required.
The University of Lynchburg received stellar marks in the U.S. News & World Report 2022-2023 Best Colleges ranking. For the first time, the University is ranked nationally: 219th overall, 45th for Best Value, 209th in Top Performers on Social Mobility, and 413th in Nursing.
About 100 people from the University and surrounding communities gathered at Lynchburg on Saturday for a conference dedicated to women’s leadership — and the late Rosel Schewel ’71 MEd, ’83 EdS, a civic activist and champion of women’s rights and racial justice.
For this year’s Snidow Lecture, the Office of Spiritual Life will host Brian Murphy and Father Shay Kearns of Queer Theology, an organization devoted to creating a space where people can explore how their sexuality and gender identity can enrich their faith.
Earlier this year, Lynchburg alumna Nita Gombakomba ’16 was elected president of the Student National Medical Association. The announcement was made at the April 2022 SNMA Annual Medical Education Conference, the largest national gathering of underrepresented and minority medical students.
The Princeton Review has once again included the University of Lynchburg on its annual list of best colleges nationwide. Lynchburg is included on the website’s “The 388 Best Colleges” list, which includes colleges and universities across the U.S.
The excitement of a new academic year was palpable in the cheerful chatter of the students, faculty, staff, and parents trickling into Turner Gymnasium on Sunday morning for the University of Lynchburg’s New Student Convocation.