Eighty-five years ago, on Nov. 25, 1935, the first Virginia chapter of the National Conference of Christians and Jews was founded at what was then Lynchburg College.
The University of Lynchburg will offer an extended J-Term this year, thanks to the condensed fall semester, which wraps up Tuesday, Nov. 24. This year, J-Term will run from Monday, Nov. 30, through Friday, Jan. 22, 2021.
The University of Lynchburg community was saddened to learn about the death of Dr. Nancy Cowden on Saturday, Nov. 14. Cowden, professor of biology and associate director of the Westover Honors College, had taught at Lynchburg for more than 20 years.
Will Andrews ’24, a Westover Honors Fellow from Chester, Virginia, was recognized for outstanding service as an emergency medical technician.
Carnegie Hall, the second-oldest building on the University of Lynchburg campus, has been named to the National Register of Historic Places.
The University of Lynchburg will honor its U.S. military veterans with a virtual Veterans Day observance at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11. All University of Lynchburg veterans — alumni, faculty, staff, students, and their guests — are invited to attend the event, which will be held on Google Meet.
Liza Gainey ’20 DMSc was inspired to start volunteering in her community during her coursework for the Doctor of Medical Science at the University of Lynchburg. In particular, she credits her classes in global health and disaster medicine with providing that spark.
John Garrison Marks ’10 first started thinking about what life was like for free Black people during the slavery era in a history class at the University of Lynchburg.
Richard Szymczyk ’11, who has a bachelor’s degree in health promotion from the University of Lynchburg, recently received the Rising Stars of Safety Award, presented by the National Safety Council.
Mary Otu Okley ’24, an international relations and security studies major from Woodbridge, Virginia, attended the Careers in Energy Diversity Student Conference Oct. 7-9.