The University of Lynchburg is one of a few colleges in the country studying milkweed, the monarch butterfly’s main food source, to see if it can grow in various locations along their migration path.
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The University of Lynchburg’s Master of Public Health program has partnered with the city of Lynchburg’s parks and recreation department on a project aimed at helping area residents stay safe from tick-borne diseases.
As folks like to say at the University of Lynchburg, Thursday, May 20, was a “great day to be a Hornet.” The sun was shining, the sky blue with wispy clouds, and the air temperature was a bit like Goldilocks’s porridge: not too hot, not too cold, but just right.
A collegiate chapter of the NAACP has been chartered at the University of Lynchburg. It’s the first collegiate chapter in the Lynchburg area and the culmination of a dream that Davion Washington ’21 has had since his arrival on campus four years ago.
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.
Taylor Morgan ’24 recently placed second in the Sherwin-Williams Outstanding Student Scholarship Award competition. The program, administered by the Council for Retail Sales at DeSales University, challenged college and university students to create an executive summary and video presentation about “the future of the retailing industry.”
When she was a first-year student at the University of Lynchburg, Ellen Druebbisch ’21 made a promise to herself. “I made a pact … to make the most out of my four years in college and to be as involved as I could be, so that’s what I did,” she said.
The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has made it difficult for people to connect with family and friends in person. This is why Christian Kumar ’22 initiated a pen pal program between Westover Honors College students and a local senior living facility.
The University of Lynchburg community was saddened to learn about the death of Dr. Nancy Cowden on Saturday, Nov. 14. Cowden, professor of biology and associate director of the Westover Honors College, had taught at Lynchburg for more than 20 years.
Ashani Parker ’21, this year’s Sommerville Scholar winner, uses a multidisciplinary approach to education, one that matches the award’s namesake who taught psychology, philosophy, and education.