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Lecture: Cultivating Relationships and a Sense of Belonging in Education and Community with Dr. Rich Milner

Memorial Ballroom, Hall Campus Center

The Rosel Schewel Lecture in Education and Human Diversity Dr. Rich Milner explores ways to design and cultivate interactions, experiences, policies, and practices that foster environments where people feel a deep, robust, and sustained sense of belonging. When people have a sense of belonging in a classroom, school, and/or community, engagement, interests, and outcomes tend […]

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University Lecture Series – “Entrepreneurial Thinking: More than Business – Expanding your Life”

Memorial Ballroom, Hall Campus Center

Dr. Tim Schauer – Associate Professor of Marketing, College of Business Many of us equate entrepreneurship with business, possibly discounting the notion that we could gain much value from a study on the topic. In fact, Entrepreneurial Thinking is manifest in many successful people – from artists to zoologists, and as we discover and apply […]

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Lecture: Pink Triangle Legacies — Coming Out in the Shadow of the Holocaust

Memorial Ballroom, Hall Campus Center

The Ida Wise East Memorial Lecture by Dr. Jake Newsome Dr. Jake Newsome, author of “Pink Triangles Legacies: Coming Out in the Shadow of the Holocaust,” will present the University of Lynchburg’s 2023 Ida Wise East lecture. Dr. Newsome is an award-winning scholar of German and American LGBTQ+ history whose research and resources educate global […]

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Black History Month Keynote: Rev. Owen C. Cardwell, Jr.

Memorial Ballroom, Hall Campus Center

Rev. Owen C. Cardwell, Jr.'s message "I Am..." is taken from Langston Hughes poem, "I Too Am America!!!" Dr. Cardwell is the Rosel Schewel Distinguished Professor of Education and Director of The Center for Education and Leadership at the University of Lynchburg. He is founder and retired pastor of the New Canaan International Church in […]

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Radical Legacy of MLK: A Courageous Conversation

Memorial Ballroom, Hall Campus Center

Please join us for this Couragous Conversation. After a brief summary of Martin Luther King Jr., we will be joined by guest panelists, Dr. Myra Gordon, Dr. Owen Cardwell, and Mr. Nick George, who will provide a brief talk on the radical legacy of MLK to establish their views. Our moderator will begin a prepared […]

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University Lecture Series: Moral Injury and the Military: When Duty Conquers All

Memorial Ballroom, Hall Campus Center

The military is a unique institution within the framework of the United States, with its own cultural identifiers and particularities related to different branches of service, jobs, traditions, etc., that have been sustained for hundreds of years, largely independent from the rest of the nation. With the influx of military veterans back into the civilian […]

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Thornton Reading: Reginald Dwayne Betts

Memorial Ballroom, Hall Campus Center

Reginald Dwayne Betts Reginald Dwayne Betts — poet, legal scholar, educator and prison reform advocate — will give a public reading, engage in Q&A, and sign copies of his books. Select copies of his works will be available for purchase while supplies last. This event is free and open to the public. "'Genius Grant' winner […]

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Science Gang presents: Dr. Wade Jeffrey – 40 Years Below 60 South

Memorial Ballroom, Hall Campus Center

The School of Sciences and The Daura Museum are pleased to be hosting Dr. Wade Jeffrey, oceanographer and photographer, with a talk featuring highlights from his research in Antarctica. Please join us Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. in the Hall Campus Center Ballroom for his presentation, 40 Years Below 60 South. Dr. Jeffrey is a […]

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University Lecture Series: News, China & the Recolonization of the Caribbean

Memorial Ballroom, Hall Campus Center

Caribbean islands are world-renowned for their sand, sea and sunshine. However, beneath the veil of tourism is the quiet takeover of local infrastructure and development by Chinese-based firms. Come island hopping as Dr. Ghislaine Lewis, PhD, explores how China, through their "Belt and Road Initiative," is redrawing borders in the Caribbean and disrupting regional integration. […]

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Thornton Reading: Wiley Cash

Memorial Ballroom, Hall Campus Center

Wiley Cash New York Times best-selling novelist Wiley Cash will give a public reading, engage in Q&A, and sign books. Select copies of his works will be available for purchase while supplies last. This event is free and open to the public. "Thornton Reading series opens with novelist Wiley Cash" The Thornton Reading series is […]

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Sex Trafficking Awareness on College Campuses

Memorial Ballroom, Hall Campus Center

This program will provide the campus community with best practices for recognizing and responding to indicators of human sex trafficking. It also includes victim/survivor-centered approaches for campus safety and prevention-focused activities.

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Lecture by Dr. Neal Lester: “Straight Talk about the N-word”

Memorial Ballroom, Hall Campus Center

The N-word is a word that gets a lot of attention when celebrities say it. Paula Deen, Dog the Bounty Hunter, Mel Gibson, Hulk Hogan, Jesse Jackson, Kyle Larson, Jennifer Lopez, John Mayer, Gwyneth Paltrow, Michael Richards, Joe Rogan, Dr. Laura Schlessinger, Barbara Walters, or, Larry Wilmore are all people who have said it.

This word is also in songs, rhymes, and ditties that children learn, and it can be found in commercials, too. Some rap songs have this word in them, and it's bleeped out of TV shows and movies.

This presentation is an opportunity to discuss a single word that has been called "the most inflammatory, shocking and historic word in the English language." Ultimately, this presentation asks how words construct identities — individual, communal, and even national.

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Persons needing accommodations for disabilities at a University of Lynchburg event should contact the Center for Accessibility and Disability Resources at least one week before the event.

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