It’s been quite the year for Dr. Kelly Ann Jacobson. After publishing the queer young adult novel “Robin and her Misfits” in April, the University of Lynchburg English professor is already collecting praise for her literary sci-fi novel “Weaver,” which dropped on Oct. 17.
On Friday, Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin announced additional appointments to his administration and boards. One of them is Dr. Owen Cardwell, who serves as the Rosel Schewel Distinguished Chair of Education and Human Development at the University of Lynchburg.
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.
Shea Alheit ’21, ’23 MSAT has always loved baseball. “When I was playing Little League, I refused to switch from baseball to softball,” the second-year Master of Science in Athletic Training student from Chesapeake, Virginia, said. “I used to dream I would be the first girl in Major League Baseball.”
“The Matrix,” “Zombieland,” “WALL-E,” and “Snowpiercer” are all examples of apocalypse movies. We love to explore the apocalyptic worlds, but why? Dr. Amy Merrill Willis, associate professor of religious studies and chair of the department, explores why apocalyptic movies are so popular.
The University of Lynchburg has announced that exercise physiology professor Dr. Jeffrey Herrick will lead its newly founded University Research Center. The center is part of the University’s Lynchburg Tomorrow initiative.
Taylor Morgan ’24 recently placed second in the Sherwin-Williams Outstanding Student Scholarship Award competition. The program, administered by the Council for Retail Sales at DeSales University, challenged college and university students to create an executive summary and video presentation about “the future of the retailing industry.”
The University of Lynchburg was sad to learn of the death of Criminology Instructor Keith Smith, who passed away on Feb. 1 after a short illness.
The University of Lynchburg’s first all-virtual Westover Alumni Weekend will be held Friday and Saturday, March 19-20. All alumni are invited to attend and registration is currently underway.
The University of Lynchburg community was saddened to learn about the death of Dr. Nancy Cowden on Saturday, Nov. 14. Cowden, professor of biology and associate director of the Westover Honors College, had taught at Lynchburg for more than 20 years.