News

"Doing the Right Thing"

James F. Parker, CEO and vice chairman of the board of Southwest Airlines from 2001 through 2004, will deliver the Richard P. Gifford Lecture in Business Ethics on October 17 at 7 p.m. in the Hall Campus Center Memorial Ballroom. The lecture is free and open to the public.

In his talk, Doing the Right Thing, Parker will discuss the impact of organizational culture and values on corporate profitability.

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Witness for Peace

John Henry Gonzalez DuqueJohn Henry González Duque, a presenter for Witness for Peace from Colombia, will speak at 10 and again at 11 a.m. Oct. 7 in Sydnor Performance Hall, Schewel Hall. The talk is sponsored by the Chaplain's Office, the Bennett Lecture Series, and the Dean of Students Office.

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Is peace possible?

The words "world peace" evoke images of beauty pageant contestants expressing a naïve dream, but one former soldier believes world peace is actually possible.

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National Coming Out Day

A Grammy-nominated singer and nationally known comedienne will perform for National Coming Out Day at 7 p.m. Oct. 11 in Snidow Chapel at Lynchburg College. The event is free and open to the public.

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"The Frog King"

Adam DaviesAdam Davies, Fall Thornton Writer-in-Residence, will read from his work September 29 at 7:30 p.m. in Hopwood Auditorium. A reception and book signing will follow. The event is free and open to the public.

Read all about Davies in The Burg.

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World without war

David Swanson, author, blogger, activist, and former press secretary to U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich, will deliver a Senior Symposium lecture, The Strangest Dream: When the World Banned War, at noon Monday in Memorial Ballroom.

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Parents and Family Weekend

Parents and families of LC students will have an opportunity to share in the LC experience this weekend during the College's annual Parents and Family Weekend event. A wide variety of activities will be held including athletic games, concerts, celebrations of student achievements, receptions, social events, and church services.

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Team spirit

Ryan Beale '13 still likes to tell the lacrosse team to "Get tough," though he has had to get tough in a whole new way.

Ryan BealeRyan now offers the lacrosse team encouragement from a wheelchair, after an automobile crash his junior year left him paralyzed from the chest down. The wreck occurred Oct. 17, 2009 while he was at home in Suffolk, Va., for fall break.

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America's Best Colleges

U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Colleges 2012" ranks Lynchburg College in the top tier of southern colleges and universities that offers a full range of undergraduate programs and master's degrees in the "Best Regional Universities" category.

This is the eighth consecutive year that Lynchburg College has been ranked as a top-tier regional institution. LC was ranked 32nd, up eight spaces from 2011. Only nine Virginia schools are included in the top tier.

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Choral concert set Saturday

Dr. Jong Kim, professor of music and director of graduate studies in music, will hold a day-long choral workshop on Saturday for area high school singers, ending with a free public concert at 5 p.m.

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Military Friendly

Lynchburg College is on the 2012 list of Military Friendly Schools compiled by G.I. Jobs. The list honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities, and trade schools which are doing the most to embrace America's veterans as students.

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Waging Peace

Paul Chappell, author of Will War Ever End?: A Soldier's Vision of Peace for the 21st Century,will speak at 7 p.m. Sept. 16 in Sydnor Performance Hall, Schewel Hall. A book signing will follow.

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Coolest School

Lynchburg College was named one of "America's Coolest Schools" by the Sierra Club for its environmental efforts, one of only five Virginia colleges and universities named to the list.

The fifth annual "America's Coolest Schools" issue rates colleges and universities according to their environmental practices, green initiatives, and caliber of sustainability-oriented education.

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Seven billion and counting

As the number of humans hits 7 billion this year, it's a good time to study population, the theme for this year's Senior Symposium.

The Earth had fewer than 1 billion in 1800, 3 billion in 1960, and 6 billion as recently 1999. By 2050, it's expected that there will be 9 billion humans.

Already 1 billion are malnourished or starving. Can such numbers be sustained? The discussion begins Monday.

All lectures are at noon in Memorial Ballroom, Hall Campus Center.

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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.