In January, Westover Honors Fellow and Bonner Leader Kyle Thaller ’25 chatted with Voice of America-Africa about his humanitarian and policy work in South Sudan, and what inspired him to get involved.
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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.
Renowned transgender Christian poet and theologian Jay Hulme will speak at the University of Lynchburg’s Snidow Chapel at 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 26. The event is part of the annual Jennie Cutler Shumate Lecture and is free and open to the public.
For the first time since 2008, the University of Lynchburg reached the final at the VFIC Ethics Bowl, the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges’ annual event. The 2024 tournament was held on the campus of Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia, on Jan. 28-29.
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.
The first Thornton Reading of the semester will feature poet and essayist Emma Bolden, who will give a public reading at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 19, in Hall Campus Center’s Memorial Ballroom. A Q&A session and book signing will follow the reading, and select copies of her work will be available for purchase while supplies last.
Lynchburg’s Debate and Forensics Team scored four first-place wins at the College Forensics Association tournament in Clearwater, Florida, Jan. 19-20.
If you’re into quirky Wes Anderson-style movies, you’ll love the University of Lynchburg’s 2023 holiday video, “The Grand Hopwood Hall.”
It’s been quite the year for Dr. Kelly Ann Jacobson. After publishing the queer young adult novel “Robin and her Misfits” in April, the University of Lynchburg English professor is already collecting praise for her literary sci-fi novel “Weaver,” which dropped on Oct. 17.
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.