Sparks fly and smoke rises as the torch of a CNC plasma cutter passes over a large sheet of steel. The cutter, which moves at a rate of 155 inches per minute and is hot enough to melt 1/8-inch thick metal, quickly reveals a shape — in this case, a football, stitches and all.
Westover Honors College
The University of Lynchburg’s Annual Senior Art Thesis Exhibition opens Monday, May 9, in the Daura Museum of Art. A reception and awards ceremony will be held from 4-5 p.m. The exhibit runs through Tuesday, May 17. Admission is free and the public is invited.
Black women are three times more likely to die from maternal complications in the U.S. than non-Black women, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the rate of those deaths has only gotten worse over the past few years. It’s an issue that nursing major Alexandra Boatwright ’22 sought to tackle for her Westover Honors senior project. With plans to work as a labor and delivery nurse after graduating, she said her passion for maternal medicine and reproductive health rights fused with her investment in problems plaguing Black communities.
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.
Dozens of honors students from colleges across the state and West Virginia gathered at the University at Lynchburg over the weekend for the Virginias Collegiate Honors Council 2022 Spring Conference: “Reconnecting.”
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.
When she first came to the University of Lynchburg, Kassidy McCall ’22 planned to major in exercise physiology with the goal of becoming an athletic trainer. What she really wanted to be, however, was a veterinarian.
You’ve seen it in headlines everywhere: health workers are being stretched thin and suffering from burnout, and complications from the coronavirus pandemic have made it exponentially worse for them. Annabelle Nagy observed that trend and, as president of the nursing Class of 2022, decided last spring she wanted to drill down into what was causing it for her Westover Honors senior project. A key part of that phenomenon that she decided to focus on was compassion fatigue, especially among pediatric care nurses.
The week before Christmas, environmental science major Lilly Smith ’22 was busy collecting trash from around a local creek. The project, which involved members of her immediate family, a coworker from the James River Association, and a University of Lynchburg professor and his son, was part of research Smith is doing for her Westover Honors College thesis.
Lynchburg’s Debate and Forensics team scored several trophies last month at the first Collegiate Forensics Association tournament of the semester, held at Randolph-Macon College.