New Exhibitions at Daura Gallery

Anna-Catherine Kueng ~ Assistant Editor

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Retrieved from the University of Lynchburg Website

On January 28, 2019 the Daura Gallery opened for the spring semester with three new exhibitions, poetry by Dr. Chidsey Dickson and a reception.


Study Abroad in Cambodia and Vietnam

Caroline Wilkerson ~ Copy Editor

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Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia. Photo Taken from Dr Dawson Religions of Asia Syllabus

This J-Term, from December 26th to January 21st, students at the University of Lynchburg studied abroad in Cambodia and Vietnam.


Blessing Bags for the Homeless

Katherine Daniel ~ Editor in Chief

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Illustration by Nicole Freewalt 

The Lynchburg Parks and Recreation Templeton Senior Center hosted its first Blessing Bags for the Homeless Drive event from January 2-January 29, 2019.


Miller Center Classes

Grace Cavanaugh ~ Staff Writer

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Every second and fourth Tuesdays from January to April, the Ukulele Circle will be meeting in Community Room 102 at the Miller Center. The meetings will run from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and is free to all that wish to attend.


InDesign Classes at SPARKS

Katherine Daniel ~ Editor-in-Chief

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SPARKS Digital Media Art Lab at Riverviews Artspace will be hosting InDesign Basic classes with Erik Custer starting Saturday, January 19 through Saturday, February 9, 2019.


Emerging Leader Retreat

Grace Cavanaugh ~ Staff Writer

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A group picture of everyone who attended the Emerging Leader Retreat 2019, courtesy of Jonathan Fries

The weekend of January 18th through the 20th, the University of Lynchburg hosted the Emerging Leader Retreat. According to Jonathan Fries, an organizer of the Emerging Leader Retreat and the Director of Second-Year, Transfer, and Non-Traditional Student Programs, the Retreat is “for first and second year students and provides students with the chance to learn about a wide range of leadership topics.”


Dining Hall Implements Changes

Anna-Catherine Kueng ~ Assistant Editor

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The Burton Dining Hall plans to implement new changes for the Spring 2019 semester.

In an email sent by Dining Services, it was announced that Saturday night’s serving hours have been extended. Prior to the change, the dining hall closed at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday’s. Now, the dining hall will close on Saturday’s at 7:00 p.m., which is the same time as it does the rest of the week.


College Life: Christmas with Hallmark

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Everyone loves a good Christmas movie during the holiday season. Christmas Hallmark movies have always been a favorite thing for me to watch. I absolutely LOVE Christmas movies on the Hallmark Channel and, for anyone who knows me, they know I watch the Hallmark Channel A LOT. I especially enjoy the romance Christmas movies because I’ve always been a big romance movie lover. Over Thanksgiving Break, I went to a good friend’s house and my guy friend said, “Oh my gosh, you changed ESPN to the Hallmark Channel.” After listening to his complaining and switching back and forth to the Hallmark Channel to ESPN when it went to commercials, he ended up watching the Hallmark movies with me. I said, “Oh, so look who is interested in the Hallmark Christmas movies now?” I am going to list six of my favorite Hallmark Christmas movies for you and a summary of what they are about.


Blankets for Life

Anna-Catherine Kueng ~ Assistant Editor


The Relay for Life chapter at the University of Lynchburg held their late night blanket making event on November 29. The event was held in Pete’s Place from 8:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., and students could come and make blankets and scarves for cancer patients.


Students Take on Christmas

Caroline Wilkerson ~ Copy Editor

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and students at the University of Lynchburg are celebrating by decorating their houses with the Christmas spirit.


Celebration of Lights

Katherine Daniel ~ Editor in Chief

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The third annual Celebration of Lights at Riverside Park will start on December 7th at 5:00 p.m. This event will run from December 7th to December 31st.  


UL in History: Christmas Dance

Dr. Clifton W. Potter Jr. ~ UL History Professor

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Illustrations by Nicole Freewalt. 

When this edition of The Critograph appears there will be two weeks left before

the beginning of the examination period. I know that both faculty and students are

looking forward to the long vacation and beginning a brand-new semester in mid-



Tis the Season

Grace Cavanaugh ~ Staff Writer

The holiday season has come and many places are already advertising Christmas and other holiday events.

On Thursday, November 29, the second annual Christmas Coffeehouse in Bedford will happen at Golf Park Coffee and Freedom 4/24 Headquarters from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. Attendees will enjoy live music and local vendors, including The Birch, The Bear & The Bee and Ansgar Leather Co. While this event has free admission, 20% of all proceeds will be given to Freedom 4/24, who “bring freedom and justice to victims and survivors of sexual exploitation and human trafficking,” according to their website. For more information on this event, please visit

Starting on Friday, November 30, and continuing until Thursday, December 6, Venue Cinemas will be showing the 2003 movie Elf, starring Will Ferrell. The movie is rated PG. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, November 28, and are $2 for showings before 6:00 p.m. and $3 for showings after 6pm. For more information or to buy tickets, please visit

A Seussified Christmas Carol will be performed at the Bower Center for the Arts in Bedford, Virginia, on Friday, November 30, and Saturday, December 1, at 7:00 p.m., and Sunday, December 2, at 3:00 p.m. Tickets are $10. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit

The Appomattox Christmas Academy will host a Christmas Market on Friday, November 30, at 5pm and continued on Saturday, December 1, at 3:00 p.m. According to their Facebook event page, there will be “Pony Rides, special kid activities, [and a] gift wrapping station […] Food on Friday provided by St. Andrew’s REC Annual Fish Fry. Food on Saturday will feature The Cotton Candy Lab, The Taco Wagon […] and Hibachi Guys.” For more information, please visit

The Lynchburg Community Market will become the Mistletoe Market on every Saturday from December 1 to December 22 from 7:00 to 3:00 p.m. December 1 and 8 will “have carriage rides and [you can] visit Santa and Mrs. Claus!”, according to their Facebook event page. For more information, please visit

The Reindeer Run 2 Miler will happen, rain or shine, on Saturday, December 1, from 9 to 11am. Tickets for the event are $20-$35 for Students and Faculty/Staff of Liberty University, and $25-$40 for the general public. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit and search for the Reindeer Run 2 Miler.

Sunday, December 2, will see the 59th Annual Lynchburg Christmas Parade at 4pm starting at Lynchburg City Stadium and ending at E.C. Glass High School, according to the Facebook event page. “Come out to see the Floats, Marching Bands, Music, Royal Princess of VA, Charlottesville Ballet, and Much More!” boasts the Facebook page.

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