The University of Lynchburg has named Dr. Sabita Manian dean of the Lynchburg College of Arts and Sciences. Manian, who is a professor of international relations and security studies, previously served as associate dean of the School of Social Sciences and will continue that post for the spring semester.
Lynchburg College of Arts and Sciences
“An American Salute: Duty, Honor, Country,” will take place this Veterans Day on Friday, Nov. 11, at 7:30 p.m. The concert will be held in Sydnor Performance Hall, located in Schewel Hall on the University of Lynchburg’s campus.
Sophia Tully ’23, a philosophy-political science major and Westover Honors Fellow from Midlothian, Virginia, has been named the University of Lynchburg’s 2022-23 Sommerville Scholar. The award, the University’s highest academic honor, was presented on Friday, Oct. 21, at the Daura Museum of Art.
The next Thornton Reading will host poet, essayist, playwright, and lawyer Reginald Dwayne Betts, who will read from his work, participate in a Q&A, and sign books.
Dr. Kelly Ann Jacobson considers herself “one of those people that always knew they loved writing.” She was 5 when she wrote, illustrated, and published her first book in her elementary school library. Book two, about a teddy bear, followed in third grade.
Dr. Ghislaine Lewis and Dr. David Gosling will be the featured speakers for the University Lecture Series this semester. Both lectures will take place in Hall Campus Center’s Memorial Ballroom. Admission is free and the public is invited.
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.
Wanatimi Owei ’22 liked his spring internship with Force Management so much, he decided to stay on over the summer. The computer science major, who will graduate later this year, is “one of the best intern writers” her company has ever had, says Rachel Clapp Miller ’99.
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.”
Mallory Yowell ’22 is the recipient of the Robert L. Hill Distinguished Senior Award. The honor was announced at the 2022 Academic Awards Ceremony on Friday, April 22, in Turner Gymnasium.