The University of Lynchburg will hold a weeklong celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, “Good Trouble: Uniting our Dreams and Voices for Justice.” A series of events will be held Jan. 25-29, the week after the federal holiday.
Future STEM teachers getting lift from NSF-funded Noyce Scholarship
Alyssa Gundel ’22 says she has long been “fascinated with the idea that some of the smallest components of life can come together to create a fully functioning organism” and “always knew I wanted to make an impact on someone in the world.”
Course on race and education offered to teachers
The University of Lynchburg will host a series of classes on race and education on five evenings in October and November. Teachers can take the class to receive professional development […]
Polloway name added to Thompson Hall to honor retired educator
Thompson Hall will be renamed Thompson-Polloway Hall in a ceremony at 10 a.m. on Saturday, October 20. The event is open to the public and all alumni, especially education alumni, are invited.
Students travel to South Korean ‘sister school’
For Sykethia Findley ’19, who goes by the nickname “Keke,” going to South Korea was a dream come true. “Studying abroad has always been a dream of mine, ever since I found out what ‘study abroad’ meant,” Findley wrote in an application to the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges, who awarded her a $2,000 Experiential Learning Scholarship for the trip.
Education alumni honored as ‘Top Teachers’ in Central Virginia
Several University of Lynchburg alumni are among the best school teachers in Central Virginia, according to Lynchburg Living Magazine. The magazine published its Top Teachers feature on March 1. A […]
Schewel Lecture will discuss “The Urgency of Now” in education
Dr. Gilman W. Whiting will present “The Urgency of Now: Theorizing Education Frameworks in Action” Thursday, March 15, at 7 p.m. in Memorial Ballroom. He is an internationally recognized expert on education and the founder of the Scholar Identity Model, which helps communities re-conceptualize their approaches to helping young black students achieve goals in the classroom.
Georgetown professor to present Ida Wise East lecture
Dr. Marcia Chatelain, associate professor of history and African-American studies at Georgetown University, will present the Ida Wise East Memorial Lecture at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 6. The lecture, “Better Living Through the Humanities: Teaching, Research, and Social Change,” will be held in Memorial Ballroom, Hall Campus Center.
Education professor wins national award for children’s book
A University of Lynchburg education professor has won the 2017 Ezra Jack Keats Book Award. Dr. Jeri Watts, a professor of education and program director of undergraduate curriculum and instruction, […]
LC receives state grant for special education licensure
University of Lynchburg has received an $8,290 grant from the Virginia Department of Education to provide graduate level special education courses to special education teachers employed by public school divisions in VDOE […]