When Shanaya Young ’21 came to Lynchburg as a music education major, she simply “wanted to teach people how to play strings.” That was it. Since then, the University of Lynchburg’s vibrant music program has opened her eyes — and some doors to exciting opportunities.
Dr. Will Briggs, an associate professor of computer science, has published his coding textbook titled “C++ for Lazy Programmers: Quick, Easy, and Fun C++ for Beginners.” Briggs finished the textbook while he was on sabbatical from the University of Lynchburg last fall. “I wrote this book because I wasn’t happy with any of the introductory […]
Dr. Owen C. Cardwell, a Civil Rights advocate who has worked throughout Virginia and at the national level, has joined the University of Lynchburg as the Rosel Schewel Distinguished Chair of Education. As a faculty member in the College of Education, Leadership Studies, and Counseling, Dr. Cardwell will teach in the leadership studies program and […]
As the world has tuned into the Olympics, Dr. Lindsay Parks Pieper, a University of Lynchburg sport management professor, has been in the news giving context to various issues in women’s sports. On Thursday, the Washington Post published an op-ed she wrote about how gender stereotypes set up double standards that hurt women athletes. A […]
Next Saturday, October 21, Dr. Tom Bowman, associate professor of athletic training, will toe the starting line for the Baltimore Marathon. It’ll be the second marathon for the 36-year-old, mountain-biker-turned-runner, and the second time he’s run to raise funds and awareness for the Wounded Warrior Fund.
Sean Collins, a Lynchburg exercise physiology professor, was recently presented the State/Provincial Director of the Year Award by the National Strength and Conditioning Association. The NSCA, a nonprofit with more than 45,000 members around the world, works to promote, support, educate and certify those working in the strength and conditioning field. Its ranks include strength […]
Several members of the University of Lynchburg community are sharing their expertise on special education with professionals around the world this year. Pearson recently released the 11th edition of Strategies for Teaching Learners with Special Needs, a book that Dr. Edward Polloway first published in 1976. The book also features two alumni; Dr. Wendy Bailey-Joseph’08 […]
Two recent Lynchburg College graduates are one step closer to their dreams of becoming pharmacists. Kierstin Reid and Jeff Brochetti will attend one of the nation’s top pharmacy schools, thanks to their experience in the chemistry department.
Dr. Richard Burke, a Lynchburg English professor, will teach American literature in Kazakhstan this fall with a Fulbright scholar grant. The Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program is the federal government’s flagship educational and cultural exchange program. The competitive program provides U.S. professors and other scholars with opportunities to teach and conduct research overseas and improve […]
Dr. Stephanie Ferguson recently gave a report to more than 240 global health leaders outlining recommendations for focusing future health spending. Dr. Ferguson, who returned to the University of Lynchburg nursing faculty last year, spoke at the World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland. She shared the results of the Committee on Global Health and the Future of […]