The University of Lynchburg is giving high school students a chance to test their mettle and explore an exciting and fast-growing field among experts at its first-ever Virginia Intelligence Studies Competition.
Events, discussions mark Black History Month at Lynchburg
The University of Lynchburg is recognizing Black History Month in 2023 with a variety of events for students and the broader community.
For OLP leader, nature is the classroom
Sometimes it’s an afternoon trip to the adventure course on the wooded outskirts of campus. Sometimes it’s a soul-shaking expedition all the way out in the Grand Canyon. No matter the journey, one walks away from it with a refreshed perspective, new skills, and good memories — par for the course when it comes to Outdoor Leadership Programs with Tim Slusser ’22.
Local cycling nonprofit led by Lynchburg prof connects elderly with nature
Whatever the weather, the hustle and bustle around the downtown Lynchburg LOVE sign is always lively and warm. It’s a scene that Dr. Jimmy Roux fits into pretty naturally, chatting with passers-by at a table set up for Cycling Without Age. The nonprofit provides free rides for older people or those who have issues riding a bike on their own.
Lynchburg professor part of educator think tank seeking to close opportunity gaps
Dr. Emma Savage-Davis, dean of the College of Education, Leadership Studies, and Counseling, will be part of a multiyear research initiative alongside teacher educators from across the nation and beyond.
Athletic training professor wins regional award
Professor of Athletic Training Dr. Debbie Bradney received the Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award for 2022 from the Mid-Atlantic Athletic Trainers’ Association (MAATA) last month, adding to her laurels from training professionals’ organizations.
Faculty awards honor top teachers, scholars, and mentors
Provost Allison Jablonski recognized the recipients of this year’s faculty awards at a ceremony on Friday, alongside the presentation of student academic awards.
Maternal care racism in the crosshairs for Westover student’s thesis
Black women are three times more likely to die from maternal complications in the U.S. than non-Black women, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the rate of those deaths has only gotten worse over the past few years. It’s an issue that nursing major Alexandra Boatwright ’22 sought to tackle for her Westover Honors senior project. With plans to work as a labor and delivery nurse after graduating, she said her passion for maternal medicine and reproductive health rights fused with her investment in problems plaguing Black communities.
Student research targets nursing compassion fatigue
You’ve seen it in headlines everywhere: health workers are being stretched thin and suffering from burnout, and complications from the coronavirus pandemic have made it exponentially worse for them. Annabelle Nagy observed that trend and, as president of the nursing Class of 2022, decided last spring she wanted to drill down into what was causing it for her Westover Honors senior project. A key part of that phenomenon that she decided to focus on was compassion fatigue, especially among pediatric care nurses.
Nikole Hannah-Jones’ Schewel Lecture speaks to history, truth, and democracy
Stitching together snapshots from 400 years’ worth of racist systems in America was no mean feat for “The 1619 Project,” but the resulting cultural and political tsunami it’s led to in the three years since its release has felt just as significant.