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.
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. Clay Edwards is the director of security training for DSA Detection, a company that provides products and training for detecting explosives. He is finishing his PhD […]
University of Lynchburg student D’Andria Alston-Thomas ’19 decided to pursue a new adventure for her senior year. During the fall semester, she is studying at Fachhochschule Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences in Austria. It’s one of Lynchburg’s several partner universities around the world. Alston-Thomas is studying abroad to complete her bachelor’s degree in business administration […]
D’Andria Alston-Thomas ’19 has spent this summer helping transportation officials from around the world learn from each other. The rising senior has a paid internship in the Federal Highway Administration’s Office of International Programs. “My department and my job focus on all the agreements that the Department of Transportation has with other departments around the […]
The University of Lynchburg Model United Nations team won a bevy of awards at the annual UN simulation conference in New York last week. The Lynchburg team of 16 students represented Luxembourg, while thousands of students from other universities represented other countries. But the Lynchburg-Luxembourg delegation stood out. Two delegates, Imani Anusiem ’18 and Ladell […]
Thanks to their summer internships, two of Lynchburg’s Bonner Leader students have a better understanding of poverty and how to help people out of it. For eight weeks, Marissa Bucklew ’18 worked with the Atlanta Community Food Bank and its many community gardens, while Elise Togbe ’18 spent her summer in Louisville, teaching refugees and […]
An orphanage in western Africa has received nearly 900 books collected by members of the University of Lynchburg community. Chris Decarmen ’16, who organized a book drive for the orphanage during his senior year, recently received photos and videos of children smiling as they unpacked boxes of books and turned the pages. He shared them […]
Computer games, skates, debate clubs, and programming. Those are tools that young leaders visiting University of Lynchburg on Monday use to promote peace and tolerance in their home countries. As the winners of the first Emerging Young Leaders Awards from the U.S. Department of State, ten young people are touring the United States to interact with American […]
Lynchburg College professor Dr. Marek Payerhin will deliver a lecture on Russia’s international relations in the 2016 Great Decisions Lecture Series at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 11, at the Lynchburg Public Library.
The online academic journal Religions recently published a paper co-authored by Dr. Sabita Manian, a professor of international relations at LC. Titled “Sensing Hinduism: Lucian-Indian Funeral Feast as Glocalized Ritual,” the paper relates Dr. Manian’s observations from a funerary feast she attended while in St. Lucia for research. One person she interviewed for the research invited her to […]