This semester, many freshmen are taking their first-year seminar DELL courses. Some courses deal with hate speech and symbols, others go over what’s Mexican about Mexican food, and some teach students about fly fishing.
A big part of working on a political campaign is the person-to-person contact — knocking on doors, shaking hands, town hall meetings, fundraisers. For Carter Elliott ’19, political director for 5th Congressional District candidate R.D. Huffstetler’s campaign, COVID-19 has changed almost everything about that.
A few weeks ago, Dr. Brian Crim, a history professor at the University of Lynchburg, got a call from the casting director at ATTN:, a Los Angeles-based media company. ATTN: had partnered with Amazon Prime on a short documentary to promote the series “Hunters,” which tells the fictional — albeit “ripped from the headlines” — story of Nazi hunters in the 1970s.
Alexa Watkin ’23 carefully opens one of the burial books in the office of Presbyterian Cemetery, a historic graveyard that’s located about three miles from the University of Lynchburg. She thumbs through the pages that list the names of Lynchburg-area residents who have been buried at the cemetery since it opened in 1823.
Curtain Call, the University of Lynchburg’s musical theatre ensemble, will perform its annual Curtain Call Cabaret at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 27 and 28, in the Dillard Fine Arts Center Theatre. Tickets, available via Etix, are $5 and the show is family friendly.
The University of Lynchburg, specifically its Gender Studies program and the offices of Equity and Inclusion, Student Engagement and Leadership Development, and Housing and Residence Life, will present two events based on the book “The Lavender Scare: The Cold War Persecution of Gays and Lesbians in the Federal Government.”
A group of sport management students will spend the upcoming spring break at the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The group’s visit will be in conjunction with the Team USA Symposium, an event that bills itself as “the only conference of its kind that provides an in-depth look at the functions and operations of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic movements.”
“Best in the world.” That’s not something you hear every day. But recently, University of Lynchburg student Joel Rainey ’20 got word that his overall score in the Business Strategy Game, a global business simulation that involved undergraduate business students from 385 colleges and universities in 37 countries, had tied for first.
Black history will come alive on Wednesday, February 26, when the University of Lynchburg’s Black Student Association presents a living wax museum featuring well-known people from African American history. The public event will be held at 6:30 p.m. in Hall Campus Center’s Memorial Ballroom. Admission is free.
Stephanie Brown ’22 was named first runner-up in the statewide Miss Black and Old Gold pageant held January 31 in Charlottesville. The scholarship pageant was sponsored by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., a national fraternity that has a chapter at the University of Lynchburg.