This summer, Ashani Parker ’21 is fulfilling a dream of helping preserve endangered languages and cultures. She’s an intern at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in a program called Recovering Voices, which helps indigenous people preserve their native languages and cultures. Parker has wanted to work with this program for a long time. […]
A group of 28 Lynchburg students took the road less traveled this summer to study war and peace in southeastern Europe. Over the past month, the group toured Balkan states that were formerly part of Yugoslavia, including Bosnia and Croatia. They studied the region’s history steeped in war, starting with the conflicts that led to […]
Each year, the Peace Corps receives 18,000 applications and accepts only 4,000 people for service positions abroad. This year, three of the 4,000 volunteers fulfilling their passions for humanitarian work are soon-to-be University of Lynchburg alumni.
Shortly after graduating from the University of Lynchburg this Saturday, Renee Banks and Endasia Mitchell will head off for careers in the U.S. Marine Corps.
Work is steadily progressing on the new residence hall. According to Boyce Hamlet, physical plant director, sections of the building are now “under roof” and sheetrock installation has commenced.
Walt Disney World might be a common place to visit for spring break. But Nick Prechel ’22 and his fellow Westover Honors classmates enjoyed the experience as part of an academic project. Prechel, for example, was making observations about how people reacted to waiting in lines for rides and how their attitudes changed based on […]
Craig Close ’19, an economics major and Westover Honors student from Fredericksburg, Virginia, shared research from his senior thesis at the 45th Annual Conference of the Eastern Economic Association, held February 28 through March 2 in New York City.
The research psychology arm of the U.S. Navy has named a Lynchburg graduate for its 2018 Research Psychologist of the Year Award. Jenna Jewell ’10, a lieutenant in the Navy’s Medical Service Corps, was selected because of her research work with Navy Divers, collateral duties — she doubles as the public affairs officer for her […]
Seventy University of Lynchburg students were inducted into the Society of Westover Fellows on Sunday, September 30, during at standing-room-only ceremony at Snidow Chapel. There were 65 first-year students and five sophomores inducted.
D’Andria Alston-Thomas ’19 has spent this summer helping transportation officials from around the world learn from each other. The rising senior has a paid internship in the Federal Highway Administration’s Office of International Programs. “My department and my job focus on all the agreements that the Department of Transportation has with other departments around the […]