Lynchburg’s Debate and Forensics Team scored four first-place wins at the College Forensics Association tournament in Clearwater, Florida, Jan. 19-20.
Kelsey Spickler ’24, a Westover Honors Fellow from Bridgewater, Virginia, has been named the 2023-24 Richard Clarke Sommerville Scholar. The award, the University of Lynchburg’s highest academic honor, was presented on Nov. 13 at the West Room in Drysdale Student Center.
Communication studies professor Dr. Mike Robinson has been a fan of comic books and super heroes for a long time, and seeing his favorite character on the big screen is a dream come true for him.
Dr. Cynthia Ramsey and Dr. Tim Schauer will be the featured speakers for the University Lecture Series this semester, which begins on Monday, Feb 6.
The University of Lynchburg’s Ethics Bowl team defeated several large state schools at the Mid-Atlantic Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl on its way to a third-place finish and a trip to nationals in Portland, Oregon, in March 2023.
Dr. Ghislaine Lewis and Dr. David Gosling will be the featured speakers for the University Lecture Series this semester. Both lectures will take place in Hall Campus Center’s Memorial Ballroom. Admission is free and the public is invited.
The latest issue of Lynchburg Business magazine features Dr. Ghislaine Lewis, associate professor of communication studies. Lewis is named among the magazine’s “Top 20 Under 40,” an annual list that celebrates “young professionals who are rising stars in their industries and active community volunteers,” according to the magazine.
Former communication studies major Mark Brown ’95 is the winner of the Dave Boss Award of Excellence for his entry into the 54th annual Pro Football Hall of Fame Photo Contest. His photo, “Backlit Backup,” was selected as the Photograph of the Year for the 2021 National Football League season.
A science camp for high school students is the latest addition to the University of Lynchburg’s 2022 summer camps. The program runs from July 24 to 30. As in years past, the University is also offering Debate and Public Speaking to local middle and high school students, as well as several athletics options.
University of Lynchburg alumni can keep an eye out for one of their own on the 20th season of ABC’s “American Idol,” which premiered at 8 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 27. While he didn’t show up in the premiere, Danny Czerkawski ’16 could appear on “American Idol” sometime this season.