On Friday evening, May 1, the University of Lynchburg recognized some of its best and brightest at a virtual academic awards ceremony hosted by Dr. William Lokar, dean of the Lynchburg College of Arts and Sciences.
Kimberly Mendez Lemús arrived at the University of Lynchburg (almost) by chance — and she’s been grateful for the happy accident ever since.
Summer school at the University of Lynchburg will be held entirely online this year. It’s a good time for students to get ahead, take courses they didn’t have time for during the regular academic year, or just explore new interests — all from the safety of home.
Starting this fall, students at the University of Lynchburg will be able to major in intelligence studies. Housed in the International Relations and Security Studies Program, the brand-new major offers courses taught by professors with practical experience in the field.
The University of Lynchburg’s Model UN delegation recently won four Outstanding Position Paper Awards. While the annual National Model United Nations simulation could not be held in New York City due to the COVID-19 pandemic, delegations were invited to submit their position papers for judging.
After two years of practicing life as a European diplomat, Wendy Borkoski ’20 wants to make it real. In November, Borkoski represented Brigitte Bierlein, the first female chancellor of Austria, in the Mid-Atlantic European Union Simulation in Washington, D.C. She likes what she’s learned so much that she now hopes to move to Europe after she graduates, become a dual citizen, and work for the EU.
Three University of Lynchburg students will speak at an international forum in Kazakhstan next week, taking on topics such as immigration, gender inequality, and plastic pollution. After they return, they will present their work and talk about the experience of visiting Kazakhstan at 3 p.m. Friday, September 27, in Schewel Hall room 231. The public and media are invited to attend.
Each year, the Peace Corps receives 18,000 applications and accepts only 4,000 people for service positions abroad. This year, three of the 4,000 volunteers fulfilling their passions for humanitarian work are soon-to-be University of Lynchburg alumni.
In late March, the University of Lynchburg sent a contingent to the National Model United Nations in New York City. Over the five-day event, the 17 students represented Estonia.
Clay Edwards, a 20-year veteran of the U.S. Marshals Service, will present “Understanding the Terrorist Planning Cycle” at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 4, in Hopwood Auditorium at the University of Lynchburg.