News

Indian student here for research

Aakar Verma is a 21-year-old mechanical engineering student from New Delhi, India who loves sports. He found a paper on the Internet by LC's Dr. Eric Goff on the aerodynamics of a soccer ball, and emailed him. Their correspondence turned into a two-month research internship for Aakar this summer.

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Olsen featured in NCAA magazine

Olsen in Uganda at Anna's well

Women's soccer coach Todd Olsen is featured in the current NCAA Champion Magazine for his successes on the field and in Uganda.

Dr. Olsen has produced 16 winning seasons including 10 trips to the NCAA Tournament in the last 12 years. But much of his success has come in the form of giving back, and this summer he made his sixth trip to Uganda to help a struggling nation.

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Sing a song

A summer choral concert by the Lynchburg College Choral Union will be given on Sunday, July 24 at 7:30 p.m. in Snidow Chapel to highlight the work of five graduate student conductors in the College's master of arts in music choral conducting program. The concert is free and open to the public.

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Virginia Private College Week

Rising high school juniors and seniors and their families are invited to Lynchburg College and 24 other institutions during Virginia Private College Week July 25 - 30. Students who visit three colleges during the week will receive special application fee waivers, a nearly $100 savings.

Lynchburg College, along with the other members of the Council of Independent Colleges in Virginia (CICV), will host two daily programs for prospective students and their families.

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Remembering Anna

Anna WrightAnna Wright '11 died in a single-vehicle accident last summer, leaving behind grieving friends and teammates at Lynchburg College. They are keeping her memory alive by raising money to drill wells in northern Uganda.

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Upcoming Events

Sunday, April 20, 2014
7 a.m. Easter Sunrise Service
3 p.m. InFaith (IF) Service - 4/20
4:30 p.m. Easter Mass
Monday, April 21, 2014 to Friday, April 25, 2014
Junior Open Houses: 4/21-4/25
Monday, April 21, 2014
12 p.m. Senior Symposium - 4/21

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.