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Get!Downtown

Get!Downtown is designed to celebrate and showcase Downtown Lynchburg.

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"Sticking" with Patrick Dougherty

Jennifer Watlington ’13 spent three weeks working with an internationally known artist.

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Tires and tiles

All 530 first-year students participated in a day of service to start the year.

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An internship down under

Sarah Koehn ’13 spent her summer as an athletic training intern for Australian football.

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Class of 2016 arrives

About 530 first-year students and a record 102 transfers begin classes on Aug. 23.

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LC one of Best 377 Colleges

Lynchburg College is one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduate education.

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Get on the bus

Students, faculty, and staff can ride GLTC buses throughout the city at no charge.

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Alum at the Olympics

Ashley Stern '09, pictured with Michael Phelps, was an athletic trainer for the Cayman Islands swim team at the London Olympics.

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Paddling into college

Fourteen first-year students will spend Aug. 16-20 paddling along the Chesapeake Bay and Virginia coasts.

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Predicting Olympic performances

How do physicists predict the winning times of Olympians or the Tour de France? One LC student learned this summer with Dr. Eric Goff.

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Roller coasters and solar ovens

Thirteen middle-school girls designed roller coasters and baked pizza in a solar oven of their own making at LC's first STEM camp.

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Caitlin Flathers

International pentathlete

When Caitlin Flathers graduated from LC in 2009, she was gunning for the 2012 Olympics.

“I didn’t quite make it as far as I had hoped … but I’m pretty impressed with myself for making it to the trials,” she said.

Caitlin FlathersHer quest to make it to London came to an end in March, when she ended up fifth overall in the U.S. women’s pentathlon — a grueling combination of running, swimming, horse jumping, shooting, and fencing.

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Mike Solontoi

The Stargazer

Dr. Michael Solontoi, the director of the Belk Observatory, sees lots of stars in his future.

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Summer Admission Tour

Virginia Private College Week

Rising high school juniors and seniors and their families are invited to LC and 24 other institutions July 30-August 4.

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Choral concert

Free summer concert

A concert will be held on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in Sydnor Performance Hall to highlight graduate choral conducting students.

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Red chair, downed trees

LC is in recovery mode

With power out throughout the campus, LC maintenance and grounds crews are working feverishly to get things back to normal.

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Bouncing Back

Last week was a long one at LC for the employees and volunteers who worked to clean up after the June 29 storm.

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Governor's School course on water

Governor's School 2012

About 155 of the state's top high school students will be studying website design, astronomy, and anatomy at LC.

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Olsen in Hall of Fame

Women's soccer head coach Dr. Todd Olsen was inducted June 25 into the Capital One CoSIDA Academic All-America Hall of Fame.

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Emmy Winner

Historic Sandusky won three regional Emmy® awards for its documentary film, "Hunter's Raid: The Battle for Lynchburg."

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North-South All Star

Former women's lacrosse attack Lesley Buckingham scored three times in the North-South Senior All-Star Game.

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STEM workshop

LC is hosting a two-day workshop for 100 area fourth- and fifth-grade teachers thanks to a math/science grant. Read More
Patrick McCleary in Uganda

Eye-opening Study Abroad

Naomi Tice '14 saw how Costa Rica prizes its natural resources; Shelby Kienzle-Poppalardo '13 learned that Ugandans value relationships.

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Summer Leadership Institute

Judith Gallegos '14, Samantha Chapman '14, and Megan Hunt '13 presented at the National Bonner Conference.

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Richard Palase

Hornet drafted by majors

Richard Palase was drafted June 6 by the Seattle Mariners during the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.

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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.