Provost Dr. Allison Jablonski recognized the recipients of this year’s faculty awards at Friday’s Academic Awards Ceremony, which also featured the presentation of student academic awards.
Why the MCU just … works
Communication studies professor Dr. Mike Robinson has been a fan of comic books and super heroes for a long time, and seeing his favorite character on the big screen is a dream come true for him.
Student’s love for baseball leads to internship, career goals
Shea Alheit ’21, ’23 MSAT has always loved baseball. “When I was playing Little League, I refused to switch from baseball to softball,” the second-year Master of Science in Athletic Training student from Chesapeake, Virginia, said. “I used to dream I would be the first girl in Major League Baseball.”
Why are apocalyptic movies so popular?
“The Matrix,” “Zombieland,” “WALL-E,” and “Snowpiercer” are all examples of apocalypse movies. We love to explore the apocalyptic worlds, but why? Dr. Amy Merrill Willis, associate professor of religious studies and chair of the department, explores why apocalyptic movies are so popular.
Lynchburg announces University Research Center director
The University of Lynchburg has announced that exercise physiology professor Dr. Jeffrey Herrick will lead its newly founded University Research Center. The center is part of the University’s Lynchburg Tomorrow initiative.
Westover Fellow turns interest in marketing into ‘Outstanding Student Scholarship’ award
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.”
A ‘hidden treasure’: University mourns death of beloved criminology instructor
The University of Lynchburg was sad to learn of the death of Criminology Instructor Keith Smith, who passed away on Feb. 1 after a short illness.
Registration underway for virtual Westover Alumni Weekend, March 19-20
The University of Lynchburg’s first all-virtual Westover Alumni Weekend will be held Friday and Saturday, March 19-20. All alumni are invited to attend and registration is currently underway.
Professor remembered for dedication, kindness, humor
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.
Lynchburg legend scores 600th win and hall of fame honor
Surrounded by an entourage of more than a dozen former players, colleagues, and University of Lynchburg administrators, Enza Steele was immortalized in the field hockey world last winter.