A research paper by Rick Smallshaw ’24, a history major and Westover Honors Fellow at the University of Lynchburg, placed second this spring in the regional Phi Alpha Theta National History Honor Society paper competition.
School of Humanities
Dr. Amy Merrill Willis has been named the Lynchburg recipient of the VFIC Mednick Faculty Fellowship Award for 2021.
Like spring flowers, poetry will soon start popping up all over campus. In conjunction with National Poetry Month, the University of Lynchburg’s School of Humanities and English department will sponsor the “Pandemic Poetry Project,” a two-week-long, public humanities initiative, April 12-25.
As a Generation Xer growing up in the 1980s, Dr. Brian Crim watched lots of TV. At the same time, he also fell in love with books and history. Over the years, the author and self-described “news junkie” said he started to notice how some of his favorite TV shows were influenced by historical events.
John Garrison Marks ’10 first started thinking about what life was like for free Black people during the slavery era in a history class at the University of Lynchburg.
American Sign Language, offered for the first time at the University of Lynchburg, was such a popular selection as students registered for their fall classes this past spring, that a third section of the introductory class, ASL 101, was added.
The University of Lynchburg will launch a new minor this fall: medical humanities. The 18-hour program, developed by a team of faculty from across the academic disciplines, bridges the humanities and health sciences in a way not previously done at Lynchburg.
A historical marker that tells the story of African revolutionary John Chilembwe will be erected in Lynchburg this fall, thanks in great part to the efforts of a University of Lynchburg professor and one of her students.
University of Lynchburg English professor Dr. Nina Vest Salmon is the 2019-20 recipient of the T. A. Abbott Award for Faculty Excellence. The honor is given out annually by Higher Education and Leadership Ministries of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).
A few years ago, while teaching a Westover Honors Colloquium about Holocaust cinema, University of Lynchburg history professor Dr. Brian Crim had an idea: Maybe he could write a book about how Holocaust imagery and references are used in science fiction and horror films and TV shows — cultural icons like “Star Trek,” “The Twilight Zone,” and the “Star Wars” series.