Indoor track and field champs

The men's and women's indoor track and field teams are the 2010-11 Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Indoor Track and Field Champions.

For the men, it was the 14th-straight indoor track and field title, while the women staged a comeback, marking the ninth time LC has won the title, but the first since a three-peat in 2003, 2004, and 2005.

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German diplomat to speak

Dr. Hans-Ulrich von Schroeter, deputy director of the German Information Center, German Embassy in Washington, D.C., will be on campus Wednesday, March 2, to present a lecture on "Multicultural Germany." The lecture will begin at 7 p.m. in Hopwood Auditorium and is an extension of LC's German Film Festival held in November. The event is free and open to the public.

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Increasing literacy

Lynchburg College has received a $34,714 grant from the U.S. Department of Education to help low-income children throughout Lynchburg improve their reading skills. LC is one of only 11 colleges and universities nationwide to receive this federal work study grant.

The Learning through Literacy Early Childhood Education Community Service Program will create a collaborative effort between Lynchburg College and six community early education centers.

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Questions of love

Rika Lesser, Thornton Writer-in-Residence, will read from her work February 24 at 7:30 p.m. in Hopwood Hall Auditorium. A reception and book signing will follow.

Lesser is the author of four books of poetry: Questions of Love: New & Selected Poems (Sheep Meadow, 2008), Growing Back: Poems 1972-1992 (South Carolina, 1997), All We Need of Hell (North Texas, 1995), and Etruscan Things (Braziller, 1983; new ed. Sheep Meadow, 2010).

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Merrily We Roll Along

Lynchburg College Theatre will present the musical, Merrily We Roll Along, by Stephen Sondheim and George Furth.  The production is directed by Jeff Wittman, professor of theatre.

Students rehearse Merrily We Roll AlongShow times are 7:30 p.m. February 24 - 26, and 2 p.m. February 27 in the Dillard Fine Arts Theatre.

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A piece of history

In honor of Black History Month, "New Perspectives on African-American Life in Antebellum Central Virginia" will be presented in Sydnor Performance Hall, Elliot & Rosel Schewel Hall on Thursday, February 24th at 7 p.m.

This year's John M. Turner Lecture in the Humanities at Lynchburg College is co-sponsored by Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest, and the LC History Department.

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Climber/nurse to speak

"Caring for Yourself Today for a Healtheir Tomorrow" is the subject of a talk by Patrick Hickey at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 23 in Memorial Ballroom, Hall Campus Center, followed by a book signing.

Hickey, a clinical assistant professor of nursing at the University of South Carolina, is the first nurse to climb the highest mountain on each of the seven continents, including Mt. Everest in May 2010. Hickey's quest is to raise money for the USC College of Nursing's Summit Scholarship to attract more students to nursing.

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"Ethics and Privacy"

Five students from Lynchburg College participated in the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges (VFIC) 12th annual statewide collegiate Wachovia Ethics Bowl on February 13-14 on the campus of Virginia Wesleyan College in Norfolk.

The theme was "Ethics and Privacy." Serving as co-chairs for the event were Roger Mudd, author and former journalist for CBS and The History Channel, and LC President Kenneth Garren.

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Moral meltdowns

"Culture: Bad Apple or Bad Barrel?" is the subject of the Richard P. Gifford Lecture in Business Ethics by Marianne M. Jennings on Monday, February 21, at 7 p.m. in Memorial Ballroom, Hall Campus Center.

"In a nutshell, she offers seven signposts for recognizing moral meltdowns in your company before it is too late," said Dr. Joe Turek, dean of the LC School of Business and Economics. "Is the problem a handful of unethical individuals (bad apples) or is there something wrong with the way business is conducted (bad barrel)?"

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Tree dating, not hugging

Dr. Nancy Cowden, associate professor of biology at Lynchburg College, will give a workshop on tree dating at the Old City Cemetery from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday.

Dr. Cowden will do core sampling on several historic trees at the cemetery, located at 401 Taylor St. The workshop is scheduled rain or shine.

For more information, call the Old City Cemetery at 847-1465.

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Centra donates ECG machines

Lynchburg College recently had two electrocardiogram (ECG) machines donated by the Cardiovascular Group of the Centra Stroobants Heart Center given in memory of freshman Adam Seymour, who tried out for the Hornet men's soccer team last fall.

Less than an hour into the first practice of the season, Seymour collapsed during a 1.5 mile run due to heart failure, was given CPR, and was rushed to the hospital in an ambulance. He was pronounced dead three days later.

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Dancing with dinner

Joel Salatin of Polyface Farms, who was featured in the national bestseller The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan, will give two lectures, Monday, Feb. 14, in Memorial Ballroom, Hall Campus Center.

Salatin will deliver the Senior Symposium lecture on "Dancing with Dinner" at noon and give a Science Gang talk at 4:30 p.m. on "Everything I Want To Do is Illegal." Both talks are open to the public but the noon lecture has limited seating.

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Learn about teacher licensure

Lynchburg College will host a Teacher Licensure Information Session for individuals interested in pursuing a teaching career. The session will be held Saturday, February 5, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in LC's Thompson Education Building - Room 101.

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Great Decisions 2011

Two members of the LC community will discuss global challenges that the Foreign Policy Association sees as among the most significant and far-reaching for 2011 during Great Decisions Lecture Series each Thursday in February at the Lynchburg Public Library Community Room. The lectures begin at 3 p.m., following light refreshments at 2:30 p.m.

Dr. Marek Payerhin, LC associate professor of political science and international relations, will launch the series on Feb. 3 with "Germany Ascendant."

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Communing with the Arctic

Three LC environmental studies majors received scholarships to attend the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge 50th Anniversary Symposium held in January at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, W.Va.

Jimmy Carter

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Leadership and athletics

LC President Kenneth Garren was the only Division III president on a panel discussion at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) national convention in San Antonio, Texas, on "Presidential Leadership and Athletics."

Dr. Garren was one of four presidents selected to join the panel discussion on the need for strong leadership connecting academics and athletics.

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Music for piano

The Music Department will present its fourth Esther C. Olin Lecture Recital Series on Piano Performance January 27 at 7:30 p.m. in Sydnor Performance Hall, Elliot & Rosel Schewel Hall.

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Community support for DPT

The Greater Lynchburg Community Trust and the Bedford Community Health Foundation recently made awards to Lynchburg College's doctor of physical therapy program to provide training equipment.

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Come learn about DPT

LC's Doctor of Physical Therapy program will host an information session at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20, at the LC Graduate Health Sciences Building, 300 Monticello Ave., Suite A.

The session will inform prospective students about the entry-level program and make practicing clinicians aware of post-professional training opportunities. RSVP to or call 434.544.8885 for more information.

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What's that hearse doing on campus?

A lavishly decorated hearse, created by New Orleans artist Kelly Israel, will be parked in front of LC's Daura Gallery on Wednesday afternoon.

Flamingos on the hoodThe hearse, on loan for a few hours from its eight Lynchburg owners, is designed to draw interest in the 4 p.m. opening of an exhibition of American folk art in the Daura Gallery.

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Allies one and all

For the second year in a row, Lynchburg College students are participating in a program aimed at fostering inclusion.

The Allies Institute is the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities' signature higher education program.  WSET visited the program at Eagle Eyrie in Bedford County Wednesday night. Check out the coverage.

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Remembering MLK

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday, LC will celebrate Living the Dream in 2011 at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 17 in Memorial Ballroom, Hall Campus Center.

The Rev. James E. Coleman Jr., a local pastor, Anne Gibbons, LC associate chaplain, and Whitley Elmore, a senior at LC, will share reflections. Groups performing include LU Praise, the RAMP Church, Diamond Hill Baptist Church Praise Dance, and a children's praise dance team.




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Whimsical, raw art

A leaping frog and flowers in a tea cup are among the 41 works of American folk art on display at LC's Daura Gallery through March 4, 2011. An opening reception will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19.

Yearning to Breathe Free: Contemporary Self-Taught Art from the Collection of Baron & Ellin Gordon examines both the art - spiritual, whimsical, and raw - and the collectors themselves, whose passion and vision have resulted in a world-class collection.

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Men's lacrosse in top 20

The Lynchburg College men's lacrosse team is ranked in the Division III top 20 of the two major pre-season polls, and two Hornets were listed as pre-season All-Americans.

The Hornets are listed at #11 in Inside Lacrosse top 20 poll and #13 in Lacrosse Magazine. Lynchburg plays five ranked opponents this season, including old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) foes Roanoke and Hampden-Sydney colleges and non-conference opponents Stevenson University, Salisbury University, and Cabrini College. Salisbury and Stevenson are ranked in the top five of each poll.

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Men's lacrosse in top 20

The Lynchburg College men's lacrosse team is ranked in the Division III top 20 of the two major pre-season polls, and two Hornets were listed as pre-season All-Americans.

The Hornets are listed at #11 in Inside Lacrosse top 20 poll and #13 in Lacrosse Magazine. Lynchburg plays five ranked opponents this season, including old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) foes Roanoke and Hampden-Sydney colleges and non-conference opponents Stevenson University, Salisbury University, and Cabrini College. Salisbury and Stevenson are ranked in the top five of each poll.

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Upcoming Events

Thursday, February 26, 2015
4:30 p.m. Journalist, hiker to speak
Thursday, February 26, 2015 to Sunday, March 1, 2015
7:30 p.m. How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Friday, February 27, 2015
7:30 p.m. Flute and guitar duo
7:30 p.m. Observatory Open House
Monday, March 2, 2015
12 p.m. “The global cancer epidemic”

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.