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Model UN 2011

Lynchburg College students won the Distinguished Delegation Award at the annual National Model United Nations April 17-April 21 in New York City.

Eighteen of the LC students represented the Republic of Iraq while two represented the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Two LC students, Linda Anderson '13 and Nicholas Lequang '14, were recognized for Outstanding Committee Work on the Committee on the Status of Women.

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Earth Day 2011

In celebration of Earth Day, the LC community will have a special lunch in the cafeteria Friday and student organizations will be offering eco-friendly crafts and information in the East Room.

The Green Thumbs Club will be selling lettuce in pots and letting students know about their renovation of the greenhouse and their summer garden.

The Alliance For Energy Awareness (AFEA) will give students a chance to make their own body scrub and paint a reusable shopping bag.

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CSI at LC

The chalk outline of Dr. Priscilla Gannicott's body, with pools of blood at her wrists, remained in a chemistry lab for four weeks this semester. The ten students taking forensic science had to gather blood, hair, and DNA samples to figure out who her killer was.

Dr. Gannicott, professor of chemistry, is alive and well. In fact, she is having lots of fun with her colleague, Dr. Allison Jablonski, associate professor of biology and biomedical science, as they work through their fourth forensic science class.

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Whimsical, self-taught art

A leaping frog and flowers in a tea cup are among the 41 works of American folk art on display at Lynchburg College's Daura Gallery through March 4, 2011.

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Reading from their work

Three Lynchburg College and three Sweet Briar College creative writing students will read from their work at 7:30 p.m. April 21 in the Craddock-Terry Gallery at Riverviews Artspace, 901 Jefferson St., for Third Thursday.

Each student will read poems, fiction, or nonfiction for ten minutes, with a question-and-answer period to follow. The event is the first joint-reading of its kind and is free and open to the public.

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Special Olympics 2011

The Speical Olympics Regional Area 24 Track and Field Event will be hosted by Lynchburg College on Saturday, April 16. Athletes from Bedford, Lynchburg, Campbell County, Nelson County, Central Virginia Training Center, Danville, and Farmville are participating.

The parade of athletes begins at 9:15 a.m. Miss Lynchburg will sing the National Anthem for the opening ceremony at 9:30 p.m. The Olympics will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Shellenberger Field. The rain location is Wake Field House.

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Raise Your Glass

Seniors Angela Massino and Annie Stokes have tackled the conundrum of the missing Fiesta dinnerware in the cafeteria, and turned it into a romp. Be sure to check out the dance moves of John Eccles, vice president and dean for student development, a.k.a. the Gnarly Beard, and Anne Gibbons, associate chaplain, a.k.a., Little Miss Sunshine.

 

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"Summer and Smoke"

 

A student paints the set for Summer and Smoke
A student paints the set for Summer and Smoke.

The Theatre Department's production of Summer and Smoke by Tennessee Williams opens April 14 in the Dillard Fine Arts Center.

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Student Scholar Showcase 2011

Allyson Harmon '13 presents at the poster session

 

Allyson Harmon '13 presents a poster at the Washington Symposium and Capital Hill Poster Session.

Students tackle such topics as breast cancer, water quality, faith in elections, and the physics of music during the Student Scholar Showcase April 13.

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LC Day 2011

Check out what we did on LC Day -- a day to celebrate the incredible number of things that happen on this campus in 24 hours.

Throughout the day, students, faculty and staff let us know what was happening at LC in real time!

Check out /lcday2011!

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D-Day at Daura Gallery

"Their Finest Hour: Churchill, Roosevelt, and Stalin and the End of World War II" is the subject of a semester-long project of 13 Lynchburg College museum studies students under the direction of Barbara Rothermel, assistant professor of museum studies and director of the Daura Gallery. The exhibition will continue through Friday, May 13.

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Green thumbs

Green zebra tomatoes, jalapenos, and squash are just a few of the vegetables sprouting in LC's greenhouse, thanks to the Green Thumbs Club.

A corps of 10 to 15 students has resurrected the neglected greenhouse near Hobbs Hall and will soon be transplanting their young plants to a garden on Faculty Drive.

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What species will survive?

Dr. Peter H. Raven, one of the world's leading botanists and advocates of conservation and biodiversity, will speak at Lynchburg College at noon April 11 in Memorial Ballroom, Hall Peter H. RavenCampus Center.

Dr. Raven, president emeritus of the Missouri Botanical Garden, will speak at the Senior Symposium on "How Many Species will Survive the 21st Century?" The lecture is free and open to the public, but seating is limited.

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Strategies for Life

LC is hosting a series of events to benefit Uganda and Haiti March 28 - April 3. "Strategies for Life" gets its name from the phenomenal 14-year-old Ugandan chess champion that emerged from one of the country's worst slums after working with Sports Outreach, a Lynchburg-based organization dedicated to helping some of the most impoverished people in the world. Check out this video by Angela Massino '11.

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Counselor Educator of the Year

Dr. Jeanne Booth '76, '88 MEd, associate professor of counselor education, has been named Counselor Educator of the Year by the Virginia School Counselor Association.

Jeanne BoothThe mission of the Virginia School Counselor Association is to promote excellence in the profession of school counseling and to provide member support through professional development, advocacy, leadership, accountability and collaboration.

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Choral Union to perform Haydn

The Lynchburg College Choral Union and Concert Choir will present their spring concert on April 9 at 7:30 p.m. in Snidow Chapel. The concert is free and no tickets are required.

Members of the Lynchburg College Choral UnionDr. Jong Kim, professor of music and director of graduate studies in music, will conduct.

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Is the water meter broken?

Thanks to campus-wide retrofits completed as part of the College's commitment to reducing energy use, LC has saved 5 million gallons of water, 907,000 kilowatt hours, and nearly $155,000.

During the first six months of the 2010-11 year, the College saved 5 million gallons of water. "That's the equivalent of over 21,000 flushes per day based on the current flush rates for these new toilets," said Dave Fisher, director of LC's physical plant. "That's 3.9 million flushes total."

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Life's vocation

Dr. D.L. Pete Warren, LC professor emeritus of counseling, will deliver the Jennie Cutler Shumate Lecture on Christian Ministry at 7:30 p.m. March 28 in Snidow Chapel.

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Family caregiving

Two-part sessions on effective caregiving are being offered by LC's Beard Center on Aging at in collaboration with a number of area agencies.

The first session is March 19 and 26 and the second session is June 11 and 18. Both sessions start with an 8:30 a.m. check-in and end at noon at the Adult Care Center of Central Virginia at 621 Court St.

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Science, technology, engineering, math

Lynchburg College's Graduate Studies and Donovan Media Development Center have teamed up with Sweet Briar College for a collaborative grade school curriculum development project.

Sweet Briar received a Mathematics and Science Partnership Grant from the Virginia Department of Education for $199,502. Other partners in the project are public schools in Lynchburg and Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford and Campbell counties, and Holy Cross and James River Day private schools.

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Olitski at the Daura

 

La Boca Love Song, 1988

Jules Olitski: An Inside View, A Survey of Prints, 1954-2007 is at the Daura Gallery through April 15.

In 1969, Olitski was the first living American artist to be given a solo exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Understanding poverty

"Understanding Poverty: Its Impact on Children and Schooling" is the subject of the 2011 Rosel Schewel Lecture in Education and Human Diversity at 7:30 p.m. March 17 in Memorial Ballroom, Hall Campus Center.

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Off to England

 

London, EnglandTwelve students will travel to London March 5 - 15 during spring break to study Winston Churchill as part of a Westover Honors Seminar.

Students will visit Blenheim Palace, where Churchill was born, as well as the Churchill and Imperial War museums. They will also visit British Parliament, the Tower of London, and take an excursion to Windsor Castle.

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Gifts for Gulu 2011

The fourth annual Gifts for Gulu "Strategies for Life" 5K race and Kids' Fun Runs will be Saturday, March 12 at Lynchburg College's Shellenberger Field.

The race will benefit the "Gifts for Gulu" program whose purpose is to help raise awareness about genocide and collect new/used athletic equipment for the people of Gulu, Uganda. Runners are encouraged to bring new/used athletic shoes and athletic equipment which will be sent to the people of Gulu.

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Honoring a professor

Merrill Tolbert, LC associate professor of human development and learning, will be honored at 5:30 p.m. March 5 for her work with people with disabilities throughout Central Virginia.

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Upcoming Events

Friday, April 18, 2014
5 p.m. Good Friday “Stations of the Cross” Service
Saturday, April 19, 2014
6 p.m. Passover Seder
7:30 p.m. April Concert Series - 4/19
Sunday, April 20, 2014
7 a.m. Easter Sunrise Service
3 p.m. InFaith (IF) Service - 4/20

LC in the News

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.

Dr. Joe Turek talks about the extreme poverty rate in Lynchburg and the bleak long-term economic outlook on WIQO's Morning Show.

President Kenneth Garren receives one of Lynchburg's Mayor's Awards of Excellence.

Dr. Eric Goff is interviewed on NPR's All Things Considered and The Takeaway about the physics involved in Olympic feats.

Nina Salmon is quoted in a New York Times story on Anne Spencer.

Rosel Schewel is honored for all her many labors of love at Lynchburg College and beyond: The News & Advance.

Dr. Eric Goff says cold weather will impact drag on the football during the Super Bowl in these New York Metro and Smithsonian Magazine articles.

Dr. Jack Toms '69 announces his retirement as athletic director after 35 years at LC: The News & Advance, WSET.

LC is among the first colleges in Virginia to get 100 percent renewable electricity: WVTF, WDBJ7, The News & Advance, The Washington Post.

Construction of LC's new Student Center is page one news in The News & Advance.

The Chandler Eco-Lodge opens its doors at Claytor Nature Study Center. Check the story in The News & Advance.

LC's Doctor of Physical Therapy program continues to support Wheels on the James for children with disabilities. Check out front page coverage in The News & Advance.

Deborah Blanchard weighs in on protecting a school's brand in The News & Advance.

Doug and Elaine Hadden Drysdale have pledged $3 million toward the Student Center. Check The News & Advance.

Lillian Likes It, a new play developed for LC students, is featured in The Burg.

LC's Hunger and Homelessness Week is covered by The News & Advance and WSET.

Haitian student Ancito Etienne '17 is profiled in The News & Advance.

Eddy Faulkner '14 inks a record deal and is interviewed by WSET.

Dr. John Eric Goff is quoted in Scientific American on the soccer video game FIFA 14.

Kathrine Switzer, the first woman to run the Boston Marathon, got her start at LC: WSET; The News & Advance.

Dr. Mike Solontoi was quoted extensively in this front page story on NASA's LADEE launch in The News & Advance.

President Kenneth Garren tackles the cost of a college education in this op-ed in Sunday's News & Advance.

LC is launching a new off-site program in St. Lucia, as described in this News & Advance article, which was picked up by the AP and The Washington Post.

All first-year students volunteer in the community as a way of getting to know their new home. Check TV coverage on WDBJ7 and WSET.