A big part of working on a political campaign is the person-to-person contact — knocking on doors, shaking hands, town hall meetings, fundraisers. For Carter Elliott ’19, political director for 5th Congressional District candidate R.D. Huffstetler’s campaign, COVID-19 has changed almost everything about that.
The University of Lynchburg has announced a new, interdisciplinary program. Starting in Fall 2020, students can major in Africana studies.
Alexa Watkin ’23 carefully opens one of the burial books in the office of Presbyterian Cemetery, a historic graveyard that’s located about three miles from the University of Lynchburg. She thumbs through the pages that list the names of Lynchburg-area residents who have been buried at the cemetery since it opened in 1823.
Halina Peabody was a young girl when World War II and the German occupation of Poland turned her life upside down. Her father was imprisoned. She and her mother had to hide their Jewish identity and rely on inner strength, courage, and the compassion of others to survive. She joined host Hannah Belayachi and history professor Dr. Brian Crim to share the human side of what history students learn about the podcast.
A president stands accused of wrongdoing. A nation is divided on the president’s policies and fitness for office. A polarized media environment plays to each end of the political spectrum with little agreement on reality. Sound familiar?
University of Lynchburg students started a new archaeological dig at Historic Sandusky Saturday. The students worked along with archaeologists from Hurt & Proffitt, an engineering firm with a lab at Sandusky, and history professors. With the new dig, they are looking for the lost smokehouse that once served the historic home but was demolished long ago.
Dr. Brian Crim, a history professor at the University of Lynchburg, will talk about “Unrepentant Nazis” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, November 14. The lecture, “From ‘Unrepentant Nazis’ to ‘Our Germans: Project Paperclip and the National Security State’,” will be held in Hall Campus Center’s Memorial Ballroom. It is free and open to the public.
Dr. Adam Dean, a University of Lynchburg history professor, will give a lecture about Andrew Johnson — the 17th president of the United States and the first to face impeachment — at 6 p.m. Thursday, October 24, in Memorial Ballroom, Hall Campus Center. The lecture is free and open to the public. The lecture, “‘A […]
This summer, Ashani Parker ’21 is fulfilling a dream of helping preserve endangered languages and cultures. She’s an intern at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in a program called Recovering Voices, which helps indigenous people preserve their native languages and cultures. Parker has wanted to work with this program for a long time. […]
Lynchburg-area history comes to life in a new series of interactive maps produced by University of Lynchburg students and Historic Sandusky staff.