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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…)

A Change in Requirements

A Change in Requirements

Disa Woodland, Copy Desk Chief~

In 2016, Lynchburg College decided the institute would change its name and be re-branded as the University of Lynchburg. With the name change, there came talks of revisions of the current core curriculum. According to one document being circulated to faculty and staff, Lynchburg College’s assessment data, which evaluates students’ reading, writing and critical thinking skills, has overwhelmingly demonstrated that the current curriculum is not reaching the goals for learning here at LC. (more…)

Spiritual Safe Space for LGBTQIA+

Spiritual Safe Space for LGBTQIA+

Emily Johnson, Staff Writer~

Every Friday from 4 to 5 p.m. in the terrace level of the Spiritual Life Center, Wilmer Writing Center director Jer Bryant meets with the LGBTQIA+ Spirituality group to discuss students’ spiritual paths and support within the Lynchburg community. The group intends to provide a safe space for LGBTQIA+ students to contemplate their spiritual experiences in many different religions and spiritualities, while also remaining confidential and supportive of each member. (more…)

LC Library Fights Censorship

LC Library Fights Censorship

Nathaniel Pierce, Staff Writer~

“Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.” -Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird.

While this quote may not seem like much, at one point in time it was a part of a book that was being denounced, and was en route to being banned. To Kill a Mockingbird, along with many other novels were, and still are, being challenged. (more…)

Peace Prevails at LC

Peace Prevails at LC

 

Sarah Irby, Editor in Chief~

The United Nations celebrates International Day of Peace on Sept. 21, and this year, Lynchburg College’s spiritual life center celebrated by unveiling a new peace pole to represent our campus’ commitment to diversity and acceptance.

The pole includes the phrase “May peace prevail on earth” in eight different languages from around the globe, including English, Creole, Hebrew, American Sign Language, Swahili, Spanish, Arabic and Cree Indian, along with a Braille plaque.  These languages were chosen to represent our student population and to honor the indigenous people of our country. (more…)

Field Hockey Keeps Pushing

Field Hockey Keeps Pushing

Alex Allen, Copy Editor~

On Friday, Sept. 22, the Lynchburg College Field Hockey team started off their weekend with a win at home against York College. The following day, Sept. 23, they lost to Kean University on Liberty University’s field. These two games moved LC’s overall record to 6-2 but did not affect their conference record. (more…)

Tearing Down Walls

Tearing Down Walls

Kelvin Whitehurst, Staff Writer~

In the midst of President Donald Trump challenging the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) act, students were greeted with an e-mail midday Friday, Sept. 8 from Lynchburg College President Kenneth Garren who delivered a message reassuring those affected by DACA that the students of LC are all a part of the Lynchburg Hornet family. (more…)

Parents Descend This Weekend

Parents Descend This Weekend

Kelvin Whitehurst, Staff Writer~

Lynchburg College prepares for another annual Parents and Family Weekend, which will take place Friday, Sept. 15 through Sunday, Sept. 17. Around the campus, families will have chances to meet the professors and attend concerts, sporting events, and induction and recognition ceremonies.

Coordinator of the Parents and Family Weekend, Jan Sigler is enthusiastic about this year’s events, especially the performances. (more…)

Climbing Waterfalls

Climbing Waterfalls

Disa Woodland, Copy Desk Chief~

Dr. Takashi Maie, an assistant professor of Biology at Lynchburg College, has been pursuing research into the functional morphology of the Goby fish in Hawaii and his native Japan.

The Goby fish, also referred to as the waterfall climbing fish, use a sucking action coupled with the contraction of muscles attached to their vertebrae to climb up waterfalls.At the top of the waterfall, the Gobies find freshwater. This is necessary for (more…)

No Love for Bad Love

No Love for Bad Love

 

Kelvin Whitehurst, Staff Writer~

Lynchburg College took its stand against relationship violence by hosting a One Love Foundation workshop on Sunday, Aug. 27.

Introduced to the campus in winter 2016 by a collective of LC staff: Dr. Adam Dean, Steve Koudelka, Abby Pyzik Smith and Jon Waters. The goal of the One Love Foundation is to (more…)

The Peculiar Yellow Lady Slipper

The Peculiar Yellow Lady Slipper

Disa Woodland, Copy Desk Chief~

Dr. Nancy Cowden an Associate Professor of Biology at Lynchburg College, in conjunction with Dr. Priscilla Gannicott of the Chemistry Department, has been studying how native North American orchids have been maintaining their populations, with emphasis on the large yellow lady slipper orchid. (more…)

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