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Summer reading clinic

Applications are now being accepted for LC's Summer Reading Clinic for struggling readers in grades K-12. The five-week clinic will run June 18 - July 20 from 9:30 to 11 and 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Students wishing to apply must be recommended by their classroom teachers.

The cost of the clinic is $300, which will be due when a student is accepted into the program.

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Cop turned writer to read from work

A former police officer in Baton Rouge, La., writer Laurie Lynn Drummond will read from her work Thursday, February 23 at 7:30 p.m. in Hopwood Auditorium. Drummond is the spring Thornton Writer-in-Residence at LC.

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Ethics Bowl 2012

Five LC students participated in the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges (VFIC) 13th annual statewide collegiate Wells Fargo Ethics Bowl on February 12-13, on the campus of Shenandoah University in Winchester, Va.

The Lynchburg College team competed against other highly qualified student teams from Virginia's 15 leading independent colleges and universities, debating a variety of case studies highlighting campus-based dilemmas under the title, "Ethics and Integrity in Campus Relationships."

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RN to MSN Pathway

Lynchburg College will offer registered nurses the opportunity to pursue the master of science in nursing (MSN) without having first completed a bachelor's degree. The RN to MSN Pathway program will begin in the fall of 2012 and is the first in Central Virginia.

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Saving Electricity and Water

"When it comes to saving electricity and water, everyone wins." That's the crux of a national "green" contest beginning this week, according to graduate assistant Rachel Montgomery, who is organizing student efforts to compete against colleges nationwide.

Check out local media coverage on WSET.

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Black History Month

A one-woman show and a panel discussion are highlights of the College's Black History Month observances.

"dun been thru it"

The Office of International and Multicultural Services and the Black Student Association presents Royal Shiree in "dun been thru it," a one-woman play, on Monday, February 13 at 7 p.m. in Hopwood Auditorium.

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Night at the Movies

The Lynchburg College Wind Symphony and Orchestra will present "Night at the Movies" February 23-24 at 7:30 p.m. in Sydnor Performance Hall, Elliot & Rosel Schewel Hall. Dr. Oeida Hatcher, dean of the School of Communication and the Arts, will conduct.

Music from the films JFK, Forrest Gump, 1941, Paradise Road, and others will highlight the concert. Free tickets are required; call the Music Office at 544.8344.

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"The Miss Firecracker Contest"

Lynchburg College Theatre will present The Miss Firecracker Contest, a two-act play by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Beth Henly, February 23-26 in the Dillard Theatre. Nan Kordos is the director.

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Celebration of Darwin Week

Dr. Neal Sumerlin, professor of chemistry and director of the Belk Observatory, will be a guest speaker at Lynchburg's first annual "Celebration of Darwin Week," February 5 - 9.

Darwin Week is the brainchild of Don Manning, a retired engineer who was inspired by a similar event he attended in Charleston, S.C. The goal is to spark a dialogue about evolution through a lecture series by professors from Lynchburg College, Sweet Briar College, Central Virginia Community College and the Virginia University of Lynchburg.

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Seniors Named Marshall Scholars

LC seniors Emily Pfeiffer and Natalie AtmelSeniors Emily Pfeiffer and Natalie Armel are representing Lynchburg College as George C. Marshall Undergraduate Scholars. As members of the Marshall Scholarship program, the students will do research using primary materials from 20th-century diplomatic/military history and political affairs and will write papers based on their findings.

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Spring Economic Outlook Conference

The School of Business and Economics at Lynchburg College, in conjunction with the Lynchburg Regional Chamber of Commerce, hosted the spring Economic Outlook Conference on February 1.

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Anderson Leadership Conference

Randi Pupkin '84, executive director of Art with a Heart, will be the keynote speaker for Lynchburg College's Anderson Leadership Conference on February 11 in Schewel Hall.

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Great Decisions Lecture Series

From the depths of the oceans to cyberspace, from our neighbor to the south to the Pacific Rim- you will not want to miss these topics of the 2012 Great Decisions Lecture Series that  continues every Thursday afternoon in February.

Experts in these areas will speak on challenges facing the world that the Foreign Policy Association sees as some of the most significant and far-reaching for 2012. This year's talks will feature State of the Oceans, Drug Wars in Mexico, Indonesia and Cybersecurity.

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Flute and marimba

The duo of Zara Lawler, flutist, and Paul J. Fadoul, marimbist, will perform Feb. 3 at 7:30 p.m. in Sydnor Performance Hall. The duo offers audiences arrangements of classics to newly written pieces for their unusual instrumentation, and even includes a few one-act plays.

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Screening athletes for heart risk

The College has screened 470 athletes this year for heart risk thanks to two electrocardiogram (ECG) machines donated to LC by the Cardiovascular Group of the CENTRA Stroobants Heart Center.

The machines were donated in memory of LC freshman Adam Seymour, whose heart failed less than an hour into the first men's soccer practice of the 2010-11 season. Adam collapsed during a 1.5-mile run, was given CPR, and was rushed to the hospital in an ambulance. He was pronounced dead three days later.

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Olin Lecture Recital

How European Is It? Piano Repertoire with a Nationalistic Flair is the subject of the Fifth Annual Esther C. Olin Lecture Recital Series on Piano Performance at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 26 in Sydnor Performance Hall.

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Tackling tough issues

"Why Planned Parenthood?" was the subject of the first Senior Symposium lecture of the semester on Monday, Jan. 23 at noon in Memorial Ballroom, Hall Campus Center.

Joan MacCallum, president of the Lynchburg League of Women Voters, and David Nova, director of strategic initiatives for Planned Parenthood Health Systems, were the guest speakers.

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Music of the Holocaust

Voices in Peril: Music of the Holocaust is a performance and lecture featuring Dr. Oeida M. Hatcher, dean of the School of Communication and the Arts, on Friday, January 20 at 7:30 p.m. in Sydnor Performance Hall, Elliot & Rosel Schewel Hall. The concert is free and open to the public.

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Students to attend Allies Institute

For the third year in a row, LC students are participating in a program aimed at fostering inclusion and ending discrimination. About 45 students and five faculty and staff will attend this program from Jan. 11-14 at Eagle Eyrie Retreat Center in Bedford County.

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Civil Rights icon to speak

Dr. Virgil A. Wood, a leading figure during the Civil Rights movement, will be the guest speaker Jan. 16 at LC's annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration at 6 p.m. in Snidow Chapel. Dr. Wood will speak on Martin Luther King Jr., the Organic Scholar: Engagement at the Intersection of Theory and Practice.

Check out the story in The News & Advance.

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Triple Crown

The Hornets won three Old Dominion Athletic Conference championships in the fall, placing Lynchburg College first among ODAC schools in the 2011-12 Division III Learfield Sports Directors' Cup. LC was the second highest ranked school in Virginia and was 44th nationally out of 185 D-III schools that made it to the NCAA championships. There are 436 D-III schools.

Two LC athletes were also named All-Americans.

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Korean artist to attend opening

Kwang-Young Chun will attend the opening of his exhibition, Aggregations, New Work, at 4 p.m. January 17 at the Daura Gallery. The exhibition will run through March 2.

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Upcoming Events

Thursday, April 24, 2014 to Sunday, April 27, 2014
7:30 a.m. Dance Concert Series - 4/24
Thursday, April 24, 2014
7:30 p.m. Film "WALL-E"
Friday, April 25, 2014 to Sunday, April 27, 2014
Westover Alumni Society Weekend
Friday, April 25, 2014
7:30 p.m. April Concert Series - 4/25
Saturday, April 26, 2014
7:30 p.m. April Concert Series - 4/26

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.