Bumbling pirates, funny mermaids, and the tale of an orphan boy all can be found in the University of Lynchburg’s fall production of Peter and the Starcatcher, the prequel to J.M. Barrie’s classic Peter Pan story. Peter and the Starcatcher opens at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, October 18, in Dillard Theatre. Additional performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, October 19 and 20, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 21.
The University of Lynchburg School of PA Medicine celebrated PA Week 2018 with service in the community and a cookout with local physician assistants.
Rapid growth in graduate programs and a focus on engaged learning have led to record enrollment for the University of Lynchburg. The University has 3,081 students enrolled in the Fall 2018 semester, according to official enrollment reports finalized recently. The previous record for a fall semester was set in 2011, when 2,828 students were enrolled.
Essayist and fiction writer Anne Panning will give a reading from her new memoir, Dragonfly Notes on Distance and Loss, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, October, 16, in the Alumni Lounge at University of Lynchburg. Admission is free and the public is invited.
Exterior walls have started going up at the site of the new residence hall. According to Greg McCann, site superintendent for Jamerson-Lewis Construction and a 2006 graduate of Lynchburg College, “the exterior block walls [that] hold up all the other floors” were built over the past couple of weeks.
“The Newest Americans,” a photography exhibit that explores citizenship and immigration in the Trump era, opens Monday, October 15, in the Daura Gallery at University of Lynchburg. The exhibit will be on display through December 10. Admission is free and the public is invited.
University of Lynchburg will host a preview screening of the documentary “Evolution of America: 1619 to Today” at 7 p.m. Monday, October 22, in Hopwood Auditorium. The event is open to the public and admission is free.
Seventy University of Lynchburg students were inducted into the Society of Westover Fellows on Sunday, September 30, during at standing-room-only ceremony at Snidow Chapel. There were 65 first-year students and five sophomores inducted.
University of Lynchburg is revolutionizing the way it prepares teachers for the classroom with a one-of-a-kind program that starts in the fall of 2019. The Teacher-Scholar program, part of the College of Education, Leadership Studies, and Counseling, will accept its first cohort next fall as part of a completely restructured teacher-candidate preparation program at Lynchburg.
Thompson Hall will be renamed Thompson-Polloway Hall in a ceremony at 10 a.m. on Saturday, October 20. The event is open to the public and all alumni, especially education alumni, are invited.