Students at the University of Lynchburg can soon minor in crisis communication and sports media. Both minors are a result of student demand and both combine courses in communication studies with other disciplines.
Emmanuel Hernandez Mellado ’23 hit the ground running when he arrived at the University of Lynchburg for the Fall 2019 semester. The first in his family to attend college, the Winston-Salem, North Carolina, resident wasted no time getting involved on campus.
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.
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.
Scholar and activist Dr. Larycia Hawkins will give the 2020 Turner-Warren Lecture at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 1, at First Christian Church in Lynchburg. At 7 p.m. Monday, March 2, she will deliver the 2020 Jennie Cutler Shumate Lecture on Christian Ministry in Snidow Chapel at the University of Lynchburg.
The lobby in Schewel Hall was abuzz with chatter and coffee on Monday morning as teams from 15 colleges eagerly awaited rounds three and four of the 2020 Wells Fargo Ethics Bowl.
Nine University of Lynchburg students traveled to Richmond last week to attend the first Women’s Leadership Development Summit hosted by the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges. The three-day conference featured nearly 80 participants from 14 institutions across the Commonwealth.
Astrid Kerschbamer ’21, a health promotion major at University of Lynchburg, said her goals for participating in Leading Off Campus, a new leadership program for area college students, included gaining confidence and networking skills, and possibly some help finding an internship.