Dr. Owen Cardwell first heard about The Basics when a mutual friend introduced him to Dr. Ron Ferguson, the Harvard University professor who developed the educational program that helps prepare children, ages 0 to 5, for kindergarten.
Dr. Owen Cardwell had been pondering what could be done about gun and gang violence in his hometown. A pastor in Lynchburg, Cardwell also is the University of Lynchburg’s Rosel Schewel Distinguished Professor of Education and Human Development and co-director of the University’s Center for Education and Leadership.
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.
Local families will again have access to free shoes and school supplies during the annual Building Our Community Together Back-to-School event. Sponsored by One Community One Voice and hosted by the University of Lynchburg, this year’s event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, on Shellenberger Field.
The University of Lynchburg and Lynchburg Tomorrow, a University-led community initiative, will offer a free leadership development workshop this summer to eligible students from two local high schools.
University of Lynchburg students, faculty, staff, and alumni shined a light on local history this month at the Old City Cemetery Candlelight Tours.
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.
The University of Lynchburg’s fall theater season opens Thursday, Sept. 16, with “Dead Man’s Cell Phone,” performed on the Dillard Fine Arts Center main stage. Additional performances will be held Saturday, Sept. 18, and Sunday, Sept. 19.
Lynchburg Tomorrow, a joint initiative between the University of Lynchburg and the city of Lynchburg, has received an $8,000 grant from the Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation.
In a joint press conference at the University of Lynchburg on Wednesday morning, University and city officials announced an initiative that has been in the works for most of President Dr. Alison Morrison-Shetlar’s one-year tenure: Lynchburg Tomorrow.