The University of Lynchburg’s Ida Wise East Memorial Lecture series presents Dr. Elizabeth Anker on Thursday, Feb. 29. Anker’s lecture, “Ugly Freedoms in American Politics,” will be held at 7:30 p.m. in Hall Campus Center’s Memorial Ballroom.
The University of Lynchburg’s 2024 Summer Scholars Institute will take place on campus from June 16-21. The weeklong, hands-on college prep course offers four exciting tracks for rising ninth-through-12th graders interested in the health sciences, security studies, cultural history and archaeology, or entrepreneurship.
Two Pittsylvania County, Virginia, elementary schools, both led by University of Lynchburg graduates, have been named 2023 National Blue Ribbon Schools by the U.S. Department of Education.
Jacob Jones ’25, a Westover Honors Fellow at the University of Lynchburg, spent his summer working with immigrants and refugees from all over the world at the New Arrivals Institute, a charity in Greensboro, North Carolina.
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.
Dr. Brian Crim, history department chair and John Franklin East Distinguished Chair in the Humanities, will reflect on the close relationship between popular culture and national security policy at the fall history seminar on Wednesday, Oct. 25.
Alana Compton ’23 has been named the winner of the 2023 Robert L. Hill Distinguished Senior Award. The award, one of the University of Lynchburg’s highest honors for undergraduate students, was presented on Friday, April 14, during the annual academic awards ceremony.
A University of Lynchburg history major and Westover Honors Fellow has been awarded a grant through the U.S. Fulbright Student Program to teach English in Germany. Rick Smallshaw ’23, a Lynchburg, Virginia, resident with minors in medieval and Renaissance studies and German, will leave for Germany in mid-September.
University of Lynchburg students took three awards at the 2023 Virginia Regional Phi Alpha Theta Conference, hosted by Lynchburg’s Department of History on Saturday, April 1.
History majors and archaeology minors Haley Sabolcik ’23 and Emma Coffey ’23 made a big impression last month at the Archaeological Society of Virginia’s annual conference in Williamsburg, Virginia.