Dylan Hoff in lacrosse gear

Hoff breaks school record

Senior Dylan Hoff broke the school career point record April 11 with 229 points for the third-ranked men's lacrosse team.

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Relay for Life 2012

Dwayne Jones '13 has not missed a Relay for Life since the fifth grade, which is all the more remarkable since he wasn't supposed to make it to fifth grade.

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Serious about Syria

Students sporting green and black armbands will be spreading the word during lunch Friday in the cafeteria and Westover that Syrian President Bashar Hafez al-Assad must go.

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Medieval expert headed to Oxford

Dr. Elza Tiner, professor of English and Latin, was one of twenty academics selected worldwide to participate in the "Rhetoric in the 21st Century" Rhetoric Symposium at the Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies

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Choral Union turns 10

In celebration of its 10th anniversary, the LC Choral Union will offer a free concert, Many Voices of Our World, April 14 at 7:30 p.m. in Snidow Chapel.

"This is our gift to the community," said Dr. Jong Kim, professor of music and founding conductor of the Choral Union.

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LC Day 2012

Join in the interactive fun on LC Day on Wednesday as we celebrate the myriad classes and extracurricular events that students enjoy in a typical day.

You can post photos or short videos directly to LC's Facebook page or photos on Pinterest.

You may also send your photos to the Office of College Communications and Marketing at If you want to Tweet, use the hashtag: #LCDay.

We will also have a Dipity Timeline linked from our website of the day's events in real time.

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Student Scholar Showcase 2012

Students tackle such topics as mountaintop removal during the Student Scholar Showcase April 11.

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Model UN 2012

LC's delegation, representing New Zealand, won a Distinguished Delegation award and two Outstanding Position Paper awards at the 2012 National Model UN simulation in New York City.

Sixteen students participatied in the vigorous academic simulation of the United Nations in New York City April l-5 and received a briefing from New Zealand's ambassador to the UN.

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Leading by example

The School of Business and Economics (SOBE) was recently ranked No. 29 in the nation by Leadership Excellence magazine for its leadership development activities.

A list of the top 49 educational institutions can be found at 2011 - 2012 Top Leadership Development Programs. Lynchburg College is the only Virginia institution in the Top 30; SOBE shared this honor with business schools at University of Michigan, Harvard, MIT, Northwestern, University of Pennsylvania, and Duke.

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Excellence in teaching business

Dr. Eric S. Kyper, assistant professor of management information systems, has received the 2012 C. Raine Sydnor Sr. Professorship Award for Teaching Excellence in Business.

Dr. Kyper teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in information systems and business statistics. Awarded the PhD by the University of Rhode Island, he taught at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock before joining the Lynchburg College faculty in 2008. 

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Scholarships for Leaders

Nigel C. Word '14 has received a 2012-2013 VFIC/Altria Leadership Scholarship administered by the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges.

Word is a business administration major with a minor in communications with an emphasis on social influence from Gretna, Va.

Tristan L. Boysaw '13, an accounting major from Wytheville, Va., received the scholarship last year.

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"The Laramie Project"

LC Theatre will present The Laramie Project April 12 - 15 in Dillard Theatre. The Laramie Project was written by Moisés Kaufman and fellow members of the Tectonic Theater Project following the kidnapping, beating, and death of Matthew Shepard, a 21-year-old student at the University of Wyoming who was attacked because he was gay.

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Ida Wise East Lecture

"Edward Young and Samuel Richardson's Correspondence" is the subject of a talk at 7:30 p.m. April 5 in Sydnor Performance Hall, Schewel Hall by Dr. James E. May, associate professor of English, Penn State University. The talk is co-sponsored by the Ida Wise East Memorial Lecture and Phi Beta Kappa and is free and open to the public.

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Students Launch S.O.S. to Save Children's Lives

Lynchburg College students actively use Facebook, download videos, tweet, and search the internet. In their Social Media Marketing course in the School of Business and Economics (SOBE), students are using their digital savvy to help others.

They have formed Students Opposing Starvation (S.O.S) to help save the lives of malnourished children in East Africa and are organizing a social media campaign targeting LC students, faculty and friends.

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Senior accepted to Oxford program

Callom Harkrader '12 has been accepted into the Oxford Center for Christian Apologetics at Wycliffe Hall for the 2012-2013 one-year certificate program. The OCCA is a fully accredited branch of Oxford University.

Callom will be seeking the Certificate in Theological and Pastoral Studies, designed specifically as preparation for Christian service in the office, church, or home. The course aims to combine serious study of the Bible and Christian doctrine with an opportunity to experience Christian apologetics in action.

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LC hosts historians

The History Department is hosting the Phi Alpha Theta Regional Conference this Saturday. Students from several Virginia colleges and universities will present research papers in American, European, and world history in Schewel Hall from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Eight LC students will be among the 64 presenting papers at the conference. LC is represented by:

• Joseph Olsen, "The Contras: Reagan's Terrorists"

• Tessa Evans, "Potion for Power: Slave Women and Authority through Unorthodox Practices"

• Hannah Myers, "The Definition of Childhood in Early 1830s England"

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President receives service award

President Kenneth Garren recently received the George Taylor Stewart III Award from the Lynchburg Regional Chamber of Commerce for exemplary service to the Lynchburg region.

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Art with a purpose

Conceptual artist Mel Chin, who champions cleaning up neighborhoods and the environment with his artwork, will speak at 7 p.m. March 29 in Sydnor Performance Hall, Schewel Hall.

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Red Goes Green

Did you know LC has pet chickens, a free bike sharing program, and cell phone recycling? Sign up for our newest blog to learn more about sustainability efforts on campus.

Senior Roni LaRoque is LC's first sustainability intern and works out of the President's Office. She writes a weekly blog about all things green. Be sure to check out the Red Goes Green blog and sign up for it under "subscription options."

Roni recently wrote about the "Be the Change" recycling effort. More than 100 students turned out. Check out this video.

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Upcoming Events

Monday, March 2, 2015
12 p.m. “The global cancer epidemic”
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
1 p.m. "Taking risks in teaching writing"
Friday, March 6, 2015
Mid-semester - Spring
Saturday, March 7, 2015 to Sunday, March 15, 2015
Midterm vacation - Spring
Friday, March 13, 2015
Fearless Caregiver Conference

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.