A big grant from the National Science Foundation will send six students to Wyoming for free next summer to excavate a dinosaur from the Jurassic Period. The nearly $400,000 GeoPaths grant will fund up to 18 students over three years.
The University of Lynchburg received stellar marks in the U.S. News & World Report 2022-2023 Best Colleges ranking. For the first time, the University is ranked nationally: 219th overall, 45th for Best Value, 209th in Top Performers on Social Mobility, and 413th in Nursing.
About 100 people from the University and surrounding communities gathered at Lynchburg on Saturday for a conference dedicated to women’s leadership — and the late Rosel Schewel ’71 MEd, ’83 EdS, a civic activist and champion of women’s rights and racial justice.
The Princeton Review has once again included the University of Lynchburg on its annual list of best colleges nationwide. Lynchburg is included on the website’s “The 388 Best Colleges” list, which includes colleges and universities across the U.S.
The excitement of a new academic year was palpable in the cheerful chatter of the students, faculty, staff, and parents trickling into Turner Gymnasium on Sunday morning for the University of Lynchburg’s New Student Convocation.
Student success is at the heart of the Lynchburg experience for faculty and staff — but also and especially for parents and families. It’s why the Office of Student Development recently launched the Hornet Family Hive, an online resource powered by CampusESP.
President Dr. Alison Morrison-Shetlar knows that it’s never too late to learn something new — and that it can be especially fun to learn among peers. This fall, she’s launching LIFE@Lynchburg, a weekly program that brings together people aged 50 and older to learn about a variety of topics.
If it were up to Steve Crank ’73, ’74 MBA, the University of Lynchburg would be called the “University of Love.” It’s where Crank met his late wife, Susan Hornsby Crank ’74. Many family members and classmates found love at Lynchburg, too.
The University of Lynchburg’s Claytor Nature Center has a new director. Jennifer Wills, who holds degrees in biology, law, and natural resources, will start on June 1. She replaces interim director Dr. Laura Henry-Stone.
University of Lynchburg Commencement festivities culminated this past weekend in a series of graduate ceremonies. With temperatures in the mid-90s, Friday evening’s master’s ceremony was moved indoors.