Don’t call it beginner’s luck. In the game of golf, you make your own luck. But as a newcomer to the collegiate game, University of Lynchburg’s Lily Self ’23 immediately made waves for the Hornets’ new women’s golf program.
At almost any time of day or night, the new Westover Hall is a study hall, a social hub, and a home.
On Sunday mornings, you can find Hiatt O’Connor ’20 feeding the horses at Brook Hill Farm, a local nonprofit equestrian center that focuses on therapeutic riding and horse rescue. O’Connor, a Westover Honors fellow and the 2019 Sommerville Scholar, started volunteering at the Bedford County, Virginia, farm when he was in the Bonner Leader Program at the University of Lynchburg.
The University of Lynchburg has adopted a test-optional policy for students who apply for admission for the Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 semesters. This comes in response to nationwide SAT and ACT test-taking challenges and technical difficulties amid the COVID-19 outbreak.
Each year, the Westover Honors College recognizes fellows who have achieved excellence in their senior research projects. This year was no exception.
When classes went online in March, everyone at the University of Lynchburg had to figure out how to carry on while being physically separated. Students in Curtain Call, for instance, usually spend the semester at Dillard Fine Arts Center. They work on Curtain Up, a spring concert of original songs written in collaboration with New York City songwriters.
Teresa Gunter ’20 will admit that when she first started taking classes at the University of Lynchburg in Spring 2011, she had no idea what she was getting herself into.
On Friday evening, May 1, the University of Lynchburg recognized some of its best and brightest at a virtual academic awards ceremony hosted by Dr. William Lokar, dean of the Lynchburg College of Arts and Sciences.
The University of Lynchburg’s Westover Honors College will soon have a new dean. Associate Professor of English Dr. Beth Savage, who has served as assistant director of the program for six years, will take over for Dr. Ed DeClair on July 1.
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.