The governor of Virginia announced Monday that the Commonwealth has approved 25 new education degrees, including two new programs at the University of Lynchburg. Majoring in education is new in Virginia, which formerly required teachers to earn a bachelor’s degree in another discipline and obtain a teaching license separately. The state legislature allowed the change […]
Thompson Hall will be renamed Thompson-Polloway Hall in a ceremony at 10 a.m. on Saturday, October 20. The event is open to the public and all alumni, especially education alumni, are invited.
Dr. Autumn Dodge, assistant professor in the Lynchburg College School of Education, Leadership Studies, and Counseling, was part of a team of 28 literacy experts from across the United States that helped write, Standards for the Preparation of Literacy Professionals 2017.
For Sykethia Findley ’19, who goes by the nickname “Keke,” going to South Korea was a dream come true. “Studying abroad has always been a dream of mine, ever since I found out what ‘study abroad’ meant,” Findley wrote in an application to the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges, who awarded her a $2,000 Experiential Learning Scholarship for the trip.
Several University of Lynchburg alumni are among the best school teachers in Central Virginia, according to Lynchburg Living Magazine. The magazine published its Top Teachers feature on March 1. A panel of judges selected 25 excellent teachers from among those nominated by members of the community. Three Lynchburg graduates, and one current master’s degree student, […]
Dr. Gilman W. Whiting will present “The Urgency of Now: Theorizing Education Frameworks in Action” Thursday, March 15, at 7 p.m. in Memorial Ballroom. He is an internationally recognized expert on education and the founder of the Scholar Identity Model, which helps communities re-conceptualize their approaches to helping young black students achieve goals in the classroom.
Dr. Marcia Chatelain, associate professor of history and African-American studies at Georgetown University, will present the Ida Wise East Memorial Lecture at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 6. The lecture, “Better Living Through the Humanities: Teaching, Research, and Social Change,” will be held in Memorial Ballroom, Hall Campus Center.
A University of Lynchburg education professor has won the 2017 Ezra Jack Keats Book Award. Dr. Jeri Watts, a professor of education and program director of undergraduate curriculum and instruction, won the award for the children’s book A Piece of Home. The annual award honors a new author of children’s books every year. There is […]
University of Lynchburg has received an $8,290 grant from the Virginia Department of Education to provide graduate level special education courses to special education teachers employed by public school divisions in VDOE Regions 5, 6, and 8, (the counties of Amherst, Bedford, Campbell, Charlotte, Franklin, Halifax, Henry, Nelson, Pittsylvania, and Rockbridge, and the cities of Danville, Lynchburg, and Martinsville.) […]
Alice Watson ’90 has a long legacy in teaching and deep roots in Campbell County. She was a student at Campbell County’s Rustburg High School when she decided to attend University of Lynchburg. After teaching music in another school division for about 16 years, she finally returned to her home county a decade ago. Now […]