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.
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.
Madeline Miller, award-winning author of “The Song of Achilles” and “Circe,” will read from her work on Wednesday, Feb. 16. The virtual event, “Literary Witches: From Circe, to Shakespeare, Salem and Oz,” is the latest in the University of Lynchburg’s Ida Wise East Lecture series. The reading will begin at 7 p.m.
For years, the University of Lynchburg has offered students with shared interests — athletics, academics, clubs, etc. — the opportunity to live together in what it calls Special Interest Housing. Recently, Courtney Kelsey, assistant director of housing and residence life, started thinking about how the experience could be better and more purposeful.
The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has made it difficult for people to connect with family and friends in person. This is why Christian Kumar ’22 initiated a pen pal program between Westover Honors College students and a local senior living facility.
Will Andrews ’24, a Westover Honors Fellow from Chester, Virginia, was recognized for outstanding service as an emergency medical technician.