Lynchburg men’s lacrosse coach Steve Koudelka has a special T-shirt hanging on the back of his office door. “GET TOUGH” it reads in large letters. In the center is a block L and the number 31. “Get tough” was the advice Ryan Beale ’13 often gave to his lacrosse teammates, and 31 was his jersey […]
The James spinymussel is hard to find for a few reasons. For one, it’s endangered. Also, its small, yellowish-brown shell looks very much like a rock, according to Wrenn Cleary ’20. Last week, Cleary and other University of Lynchburg environmental science classmates waded into the Pedlar River, about 18 miles from campus, to look for […]
Dr. Tom Shahady, a University of Lynchburg environmental science professor, was on several radio stations in the Northeast last week talking about water quality in Costa Rica. His work was featured on “The Academic Minute,” a daily program that highlights the research of college and university professors. The show airs on WAMC, a public radio […]
By Bryan Gentry To see use the interactive history maps at Historic Sandusky, visit historicsandusky.org/lynchburg-history-map. On Lynchburg’s bloodiest days in the Civil War, Confederate soldiers marched uphill from the downtown area to drive back invading Union troops. On the second day of the Battle of Lynchburg in June 1864, the troops fought in and around […]
It was a gorgeous day to be on Leesville Lake — the thermometer read in the low 80s, and the sky was clear. A motorboat zipped out onto the lake not far from the dam. When it paused, Ethan Batchelor ’20 looked below the surface. The University of Lynchburg environmental science major dunked a tube […]
Two University of Lynchburg professors have their creative writing published in a new collection of nature writing. “Mountains Piled upon Mountains: Appalachian Nature Writing in the Anthropocene” features poetry, fiction, and literary nonfiction by nearly 50 writers. It includes a poem by English professor Dr. Laura Long and an essay by environmental science professor Dr. […]
Thanks to two University of Lynchburg students and some GPS technology, Camp Kum-Ba-Yah in Lynchburg has a better map of its trails — something useful for staffers, campers, and emergency personnel alike.
In an archaeology lab at Historic Sandusky, Eric Taylor ’19 sifts through a brown paper bag filled with relics from the past. He brushes them gently with a toothbrush to remove the caked dirt and reveal the artifact under the grime. “My favorite thing to do is wash the artifacts so they become recognizable,” he […]
When environmental science major Saba Iqbal ’19 is not in classes, she spends most of her time in an archaeology laboratory, cleaning, photographing, and filing artifacts found on the grounds of Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest, the personal retreat of the third U.S. president, Thomas Jefferson.
The first thing you hear when you walk into the Southwest Virginia Wildlife Center of Roanoke is chirping. Lots of chirping. And alarms, which go off at 15- to 90-minute intervals and alert staff and volunteers that somebody needs to be fed. “I go home and I hear timers,” said Mary Spangler ’20, one of two University of Lynchburg students volunteering at the wildlife rehabilitation center this summer.