Commencement exercises for the University of Lynchburg’s undergraduate Class of 2023 were held at 9 a.m. on Thursday, May 18, on Shellenberger Field. All told, 394 undergraduates — 203 Bachelor of Arts and 191 Bachelor of Science — received their diplomas.
Lynchburg group explores India’s culture, religions, and monkeys
Growing up, two animals scared Madysen Buckley ’23 most: spiders and monkeys. As luck would have it — or not — the international relations and security studies major encountered plenty of the latter during a recent study abroad trip to India.
Lynchburg professor tapped for national interfaith seminar
Associate Professor of Religious Studies Dr. Steve Dawson is one of 25 faculty members in the country selected to participate in the Teaching Interfaith Understanding seminar at DePaul University in Chicago from June 18-22.
Grants awarded for initiatives across campus
Over the past few months, the University of Lynchburg has received several grants that will fund initiatives across campus.
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.
Visiting religion professor making an impact on students, community
Madi Shea ’22 didn’t think she’d enjoy the religion class she had scheduled for the Fall 2021 semester, but that was before she met her professor, Dr. Bosco Bae.
Storytelling in medical practice theme of religious studies lecture at Lynchburg
The University of Lynchburg’s 2022 Zaidee Creel Williams Memorial Lecture will feature Dr. Raymond Barfield, a writer and pediatric oncologist, who will present “Why Storytelling is the Heart of Great Medical Practice.” The event takes place at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 21, in Schewel Hall’s Sydnor Performance Hall.
Religious studies professor awarded a Mednick Fellowship
Dr. Amy Merrill Willis has been named the Lynchburg recipient of the VFIC Mednick Faculty Fellowship Award for 2021.
New medical humanities minor offered this fall
The University of Lynchburg will launch a new minor this fall: medical humanities. The 18-hour program, developed by a team of faculty from across the academic disciplines, bridges the humanities and health sciences in a way not previously done at Lynchburg.
Political activist and scholar Larycia Hawkins to speak at Lynchburg
Scholar and activist Dr. Larycia Hawkins will give the 2020 Turner-Warren Lecture at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 1, at First Christian Church in Lynchburg. At 7 p.m. Monday, March 2, she will deliver the 2020 Jennie Cutler Shumate Lecture on Christian Ministry in Snidow Chapel at the University of Lynchburg.