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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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, March 6, 2015
Mid-semester - Spring
Saturday, March 7, 2015 to Sunday, March 15, 2015
Midterm vacation - Spring
Friday, March 13, 2015
Fearless Caregiver Conference
Monday, March 16, 2015
12 p.m. “The conflict over evolution and creationism"
Thursday, March 19, 2015
4:30 p.m. Poet to speak

LC in the News

The Beard Center’s upcoming caregivers conference is featured in The News & Advance.

Patty Carroll’s photographs, now in the Daura Gallery, are the subject of the lead story in The Burg.

President Garren no longer supports attempts to save College Lake, as reported by WDBJ7.

Dr. Tom Bowman has been doing some serious research on the lack of safety in lacrosse helmets and the media is noticing:, Baltimore Sun, New York Times.

Dr. Eric Goff is asked about underinflating balls in the NFL: NPR, The Smithsonian, and many more.

Life along College Lake could change. Dr. Laura Henry-Stone tells what it’s like now. This News & Advance story was also picked up by the Washington Times and San Francisco Gate.

Dr. Eric Goff is quoted in The Wall Street Journal about the shooting technique of NBA player Stephen Curry.

Our women's soccer team wins the National Champsionship! The News & Advance and WSET.

The College makes efforts to approve sex education and reduce sexual assault. Check this front-page News & Advance story and WSET story.

Dr. Tom Bowman and student research head impacts among lacrosse and soccer players: News & Advance.

Ater 28 years, Dr. Ken West writes his farewell column.

LC Theatre's production of Insights from Inside is featured on WSET and in The News & Advance.

Frank Whitehouse, professor of management, is quoted in this front page story on B&W.

Check out coverage of the public meeting on College Lake dam: The News & Advance, WSET and WDBJ7.

The opening of the Drysdale Student Center is covered by The News & Advance, WSET and WDBJ7.

Dr. Laura Henry-Stone talks about the need for more local environmental advocacy in this News & Advance story.

Dr. Roger Jones is the Central Virginia Person of the Week.

Lance Secretan, the Gifford Lecturer, was featured in The News & Advance.

College Lake Dam is the subject of a public meeting at 7 p.m. Oct. 30. Learn more in The News & Advance and on WSET.

Bob Driskill explains what we do to keep our students safe: The News & Advance.

The Lynchburg College Community Health Clinic is up and running: The News & Advance, WDBJ-7, WSET.

Dr. Tom Shahady and two alumni help save a river in Costa Rica. Check this front-page story.