The University of Lynchburg will host two history seminars this fall, one focusing on archaeology at Historic Sandusky and the other on wolf eradication in the U.S. and Finland.
For the first time, students at the University of Lynchburg can add harmonica to their class schedules. This fall, the University launched an accredited harmonica program — thought to be the only one of its kind in the U.S. The half-credit course, Applied Music-Harmonica, is taught by world-renowned musician and adjunct music professor Dr. George Miklas.
Halfway through his summer archaeology field school in Maryland, Luke Wyatt ’25 had a bit of an epiphany. “I was not expecting to enjoy the actual field work and excavation as much as I have,” the liberal studies major said in June.
As a kid growing up in Washington State, Dr. Christie Vogler was a big fan of “Wishbone,” a children’s TV series that features a Jack Russell terrier named Wishbone who “brings classic literature to life and imagines himself as the live action hero in each tale.”
Houston Bowles ’94 has been named the 2023 tournament chairman for The Players Championship. The golf championship, held each March at The Players Club at Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, has been described as the “PGA Tour’s flagship event.”
Students in Dr. Lisa Crutchfield’s Internship in History and Virginia History classes are doing research this semester that will help three local historical groups better tell their stories.
University of Lynchburg students took home two of the six available Phi Alpha Theta Regional Paper Prize Awards at the history honor society’s 2022 Virginia Regional Conference. The conference was held Saturday, March 26, at Chowan University in Murfreesboro, North Carolina. More than 30 competitors from universities across Virginia participated.
Dr. Neal Lester will present the University of Lynchburg’s 2022 John M. Turner Lecture in the Humanities at 6 p.m. Monday, April 18, in Hall Campus Center’s Memorial Ballroom.
Two University of Lynchburg history professors will discuss their new books at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 22. The virtual History Seminar, “Challenging the System: The View from South Africa and the U.S.,” will be held on Google Meet.
Dr. Ghislaine Lewis, associate professor of communication studies and co-chair of the Africana studies program, now has a leading role in a local nonprofit that’s diving deep into stories of the city’s Black citizens.