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Inch by Inch

Inch by Inch

Alex Allen, Copy Editor~

On Saturday, Nov. 11, Lynchburg College’s women’s soccer team began their journey to find their way back to a National Title. It has been three years since they brought the first National Championship win home to LC and two since they have made it past the second round. This year, the Lady Hornets continued tradition and took the game’s “inch by inch” and made it into the sweet sixteen. (more…)

LC Participates in 20th EU Simulation

Disa Woodland, Copy Desk Chief~

Lynchburg College participated in the Mid-Atlantic European Union Simulation Consortium in Arlington, Virginia from Nov. 8 to 11.

Dr. Marek Payerhin, professor of political science and a twelve-year veteran of the simulation, took a contingent of LC students (and one Randolph College student) to the EU simulation. (more…)

The 5th Annual Race, Poverty and Social Justice Conference

The 5th Annual Race, Poverty and Social Justice Conference

Disa Woodland, Copy Desk Chief~

On Nov. 3-4, 2017, Lynchburg College in partnership with Many Voices One Community hosted the fifth annual Race, Poverty and Social Justice Conference. The event brought together members of the Lynchburg community to discuss the community concerns.

Conference chair and board president of Many Voices One Community, Leslie King said that  her mission was to “bring people from diverse backgrounds and ages together to engage in conversation, gain tools and education to positively affect change around issues related to racial and social justice.” (more…)

Shaving Heads for St. Baldrick’s

Shaving Heads for St. Baldrick’s

Emily Johnson, Staff Writer~

St. Baldrick’s Foundation states their mission is to “conquer childhood cancers,” and over the past 12 years, the foundation has managed to raise $230 million in the effort to do this.

The foundation was originally started on a St. Patrick’s Day in 2000 when 19 people shaved their heads to raise awareness for the truth about childhood cancer. The event raised $109,000, which went towards developing research methods for eradicating this disease. (more…)

New Dorms for 2019

New Dorms for 2019

Heather MacNiel, Guest Writer~

Lynchburg College on Nov. 3, 2017 announced the construction of a new residence hall on the grounds of McWane near Shellenberger field.

As part of its’ Vision 2020 plan, LC is on a mission to raise its profile and increase student retention rates.  The new residence hall will replace McWane Hall. Demolition is scheduled to begin  in the summer of 2018. According to LC’s webpage “[the hall plan was] adopted one year ago, Vision 2020 outlines three major goals for Lynchburg: student engagement, campus improvements, and stewardship. The upcoming residence hall project will be the first of several major facilities projects supporting those goals.” (more…)

Larcenies in Lynchburg

Larcenies in Lynchburg

Mark Listano, Guest Writer~

Lynchburg, Virginia – Dozens of larcenies have been reported in the city’s residential areas. Between August and November, the Lynchburg Police Dept. has made multiple arrests. The larcenies occurred in areas such as Memorial Ave., Old Forest Rd., and Mansfield Ave. (more…)

Senior Night

Senior Night

Alex Allen, Copy Editor~

Lynchburg College Women’s Volleyball team hosted cross-town rival Randolph College on Friday, Oct. 27, in Turner gymnasium. While this game was an important rival game and the last regular season game for the lady Hornets, it was also senior night. (more…)

An Investment for the Future

An Investment for the Future

Holt Turk, Guest Writer~

The Student Management Investment Fund (SMIF) will be giving selected students the opportunity to invest money, given to them by Lynchburg College, into various portfolios. The money for this fund is granted by LC’s endowment. (more…)

Westover Fellow Returns

Westover Fellow Returns

Nathaniel Pierce, Staff Writer~

Saturday, Oct. 21, was Lynchburg College’s homecoming weekend and to honor that, the Westover Honors Society brought Kevin Scott back to LC to speak at a luncheon to the Westover Fellows. Scott was also honored with the Distinguished Alumni Award at the Homecoming Awards Gala on Friday, Oct. 20. (more…)

Hike with Haiti

Hike with Haiti

Heather MacNeil, Guest Writer~

On Oct. 29, 2017 Lynchburg College will participate in their 18th annual Hike with Haiti.

“Eighteen years ago a student named Rachel Tanner had gone to Haiti with another group of students. When she came back she had fallen in love with the people there, and when she came back she knew that she wanted to do something to support them,” said associate chaplain and director of the Bonner Leader Program, Anne Gibbons. This led to Tanner creating an event called Hike with Haiti. (more…)

Music Department Dedicates New Piano

Music Department Dedicates New Piano

Emily Johnson, Staff Writer~

The college will be hosting a dedication concert for the music department’s new Steinway Concert Grand D piano. The piano, which cost over $150,000, was purchased with donation money from alumni in order to enhance opportunities for students in the department, as well as local musicians.

“The college and music department raised a lot of money to purchase this piano, and it sounds amazing,” concertmaster Colin Coviello said. (more…)

Rise to the Top: Women in Leadership

Rise to the Top: Women in Leadership

Disa Woodland, Copy Desk Chief~

On Oct. 4, the sisters of Lynchburg College’s chapter of Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority hosted a Women in Leadership panel in Sydnor Auditorium. The panel included several very successful female faculty members. The panelists were director of residence life, Kristen Cooper; Dr. Sabita Manian, professor of international relations and political science; vice president for enrollment management, Rita Detwiler and Dr. Oeida Hatcher, associate professor of music and dean of the school of communication and the arts. The panel was hosted by Dr. Sally Selden, the vice president and dean for academics, as well as a professor of business management. (more…)

From College To University

From College To University

Shannon Muller, Guest Writer~

Lynchburg College is currently undergoing a rebrand and name change, and in the fall of 2018 it will transition to the University of Lynchburg.

According to assistant vice president of Lynchburg College communications and marketing, Mike Jones, “Lynchburg College has been operating as a University for some time now…with nearly twenty graduate and three doctoral programs.” (more…)

Alpha Chi Omega Hosts Fall Festival

Alpha Chi Omega Hosts Fall Festival

Nickki McCormic, Guest Writer~

On Saturday, Oct. 21, Alpha Chi Omega will be hosting their second annual fall festival here on campus from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This event will support Alpha Chi Omega’s philanthropy for domestic violence awareness. The festival is open to students and staff of Lynchburg College and to the residents of Lynchburg as well. The event plans to mirror a tailgate with free games, a raffle and food available. (more…)

Ted Talks: Building Character

Kelvin Whitehurst, Staff Writer~

If you had the chance to meet Ted Duvall last Friday, you’d know that Duvall is a beekeeper, Lynchburg Alumni and Executive Producer of The Incredible Dr. Pol at National Geographic. Duvall returned to campus to hold his seminar titled “LC to TV: A 30 Year Career in TV” and visited classrooms, telling his story as a student here on campus as well as his experience in the ever-changing media industry. (more…)

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