As final exams are on the mind of every student at the University of Lynchburg, the resources available to them are gearing up for one final push for the fall semester.
Although they are abundant, many students are not sure of all the resources that are available to them; these include Peer Assisted Supplemental Study, Alton L. Wilmer Writing Center, and the Knight-Capron Library. Each of which offers assistance to the students.
First, PASS offers students the opportunity to receive assisted supplemented study on many different subjects that the university offers. These vary from subjects within The Lynchburg College of Arts and Sciences to the College of Business (Retrieved from Lynchburg.edu).
On Nov. 6, the Alpha Chi Omega chapter at the University of Lynchburg hosted its first annual fall formal in over a year.
The COVID-19 pandemic has curtailed Greek life organizations at the university and they have not been able to host social events until this fall.
Vice President of Risk Management Jenna Richards for Alpha Chi Omega, said, “The most challenging part was definitely getting everything set up. It took much longer than expected, especially since we never had experienced formal due to COVID.”
After a substantial pause in social events for everyone on the University of Lynchburg’s campus, the sisters of Alpha Chi and their guests were able to enjoy the formal.
has been helping the student body for over 20 years.
The program was first created by Neil Summerland and has made leaps and bounds in the years since its creation.
What makes the PASS program different from other tutoring programs is that PASS leaders are sitting in on the classes they PASS for, so that they are receiving the same information as their students and are able to help them better understand the material.
At the fair, experts from admissions at law schools around the country, and the Career and Professionalism Center from University of Lynchburg were able to give advice for those interested in possibly attending law school in the future or learn more about law school.
Executive Director of the Career and Professionalism Center at the University of Lynchburg, Beverly Reid said the university hosts the law school fair every year on Election Day, and this year was a huge success.Gwen Mills, an administrative assistant in the Career and Professionalism Center, added “Election Day is always a good day because it coincides with the event.”
“I think the most important part of my job is to inspire students to ask questions and give them the tools to answer those questions.” – Dr. Jorgensen-Earp
After 30 years of teaching at the University of Lynchburg, Dr. Cheryl Jorgensen-Earp (known as “Dr. J-E”) will officially “hang up her tassel” and retire at the end of the semester.
Jorgensen-Earp joined the Communication Studies department in 1993, and is known for her passion for teaching Communication Law and Ethics, Visual Rhetoric, Advanced Theory/Senior Thesis, and leading study abroad programs to Great Britain.
As she enters retirement, Jorgensen-Earp said, “ I hope to continue to research and write and to finish a book project on Winston Churchill and his interplay with the British Women’s Suffrage Movement. […] We hope to travel, but do not know when due to COVID. That is up in the air. For me, back to England, and so many places to see. We have a nice long list. My husband wants to go to the wine country of France. We also enjoy traveling around America such as New Orleans, Seattle, San Francisco, and New England.”
As classes are coming to a halt, students at the University of Lynchburg are ready and preparing for an extended winter break from Nov. 24, 2021, through Jan. 23, 2022.
For many students on campus at the University the break is a time in which they are able to work, spend time with loved ones, as well as decompress from the previous semester.
By exercising, reading, and taking time to do things they enjoy, students are able to use their time to recuperate after finals and help prepare themselves for the coming semester.
For senior Chloe Meyers, she plans on using this extended break to apply to grad school and taking time for personal care. She said, “I plan on going to the gym, now that they are back open from COVID, hanging out with my friends… and just spending time with my family.”
The University of Lynchburg Women’s Field Hockey team lost to nationally ranked Washington and Lee in the ODAC championship game, but the team can still qualify for the NCAA tournament; however, but not with an automatic bid.
The team enjoyed a successful tournament by beating Bridgewater 3-0 through Jackie Lerro’s hat trick in the quarterfinals and avenging their regular season loss to Shenandoah by beating Shenandoah 3-1 in the semifinals.
Despite the team experiencing a successful regular season and conference postseason, some impressive streaks were snapped this year.
In the regular season, the loss to Washington and Lee snapped Lynchburg’s 32 game conference winning streak.
Every year a prestigious award, the Sommerville Scholar Award, is given to one senior who has exemplified the University of Lynchburg’s ideals in their four years at the University, chosen by a committee of faculty members: Jeanne Booth, Lindsay Pieper, Christine Terry, and Paul McClure.
This award’s namesake is named after Richard Clark Sommerville who was a professor of a variety of different disciplines at the university for 20 years.
Madeline Corbett, a double major in business and accounting, talked about the benefits of students attending this visit, stating, “Before the Brown Edwards’ visit, I mainly looked at accounting mostly through books, but this gave me an opportunity to view accounting happening in the real world.”
Kevin Arrington, an associate professor of accounting at the University of Lynchburg, said, “Brown Edwards (BE) is one of the largest regional accounting firms in the Lynchburg area, and a visit to BE offers students the opportunity to see the workplace and, most importantly, ask questions to the staff accountants and managers/partners. Public accounting is a desirable first job for accounting graduates, and conversations at site visits can lead to internship and/or employment opportunities.”