“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.
The University of Lynchburg’s theatre department will present its take on Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice” Thursday, February 20, through Sunday, February, 23, in Dillard Theatre at the Dillard Fine Arts Center.
Artwork by area high school students is on display in the Lobby Gallery at the University of Lynchburg’s Dillard Fine Arts Center. This is the second year Lynchburg has hosted an exhibition of high school artwork. It began when art professors proposed the idea and invited area high school art teachers to nominate some of their students’ best work to be displayed on campus.
Soon, students and faculty and musicians from the surrounding community will dust off their cowboy boots, don their dusters, and gallop onstage for the University of Lynchburg’s annual “Night at the Movies” concert, “The Western Frontier: Cowboys on the Silver Screen.”
This past fall, for the first time in its history, the University of Lynchburg’s Sigma Pi chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. had seven members — the same number of African American college men who founded the national fraternity at Cornell University in 1906.
Three times last week, Cassi Robertson ’20 stood center stage at Sydnor Performance Hall in a sparkly silver mini dress, belting out the 1937 Irving Berlin classic “I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm.” That performance, part of the music department’s annual holiday show, “Unwrap the Magic of Giving,” was one of her favorites at the University of Lynchburg.
At home in India, Paramnistha Kanadiya ’20 MPH saw a lot of poverty, particularly among the country’s children. Wanting to do something about it led her to the University Lynchburg’s Master of Public Health program. Here, she’s gaining the knowledge and skills she’ll need to help many of these children someday through her own charitable organization.
University of Lynchburg has once again been named an Apple Distinguished School. The three-year designation, 2019-22, recognizes the excellence of the University’s iON Nursing program.