AsUniversity of Lynchburg students returned to campus from the Thanksgiving break, several students came back to find that their belongings missing. Three burglaries were reported on December 1st, between 12 and 7 pm . The University has since informed students, about the break-ins at the Southside Housings.
Director of Campus Safety and Security, Bob Driskill, alerted students of the burglaries via email. Driskill said, “these incidents are currently being investigated by Campus Safety and Security and the Lynchburg Police Department.” Though there were no signs of criminal activities occurring around campus, Driskill warned students to “lock their doors and windows.”
Dr. Mike Robinson ~ UL Communication Studies Professor
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It is the beginning of the holiday season and that means gifts and family time is right around the corner. For some, the holiday season is one of the most depressing time of the year because they do not have family to spend it with or have little money for food or gifts. This happens every year for some and it is up to the more fortunate ones to give back in order to spread the love.
Kris Putnam-Walkerly, the author of Confident Giving said, “Children who grow up in families with strong giving traditions are more likely to carry on that tradition and give charitably as adults. It is also reported that they are more likely to be happy and have closer relationships with their families.”
The University of Lynchburg Women’s Basketball team won its third straight game with a 21-point trouncing over Eastern Mennonite University by a final score of 82-61 on Monday, Nov. 25, 2019. This was their second straight ODAC Conference win since they beat another ODAC rival, Hollins University, by a score of 73-60 on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019. There winning streak started on Saturday, November 16, 2019 against Colorado College by a score of 76-64 at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia.
It is almost the end of the semester! We have a grand total of two weeks left before finals. That is two more Mondays, six more MWF classes, four more T/R classes… Less than 20 days until finals are over and winter break begins.
However, that week of finals does stand in the way between us students and the bliss of no classes for a month. It can feel like a slog over the next few weeks, some more than others, but I believe in all of us. We have been working for so long this semester to get to this point.
On Dec 4, University of Lynchburg Hornets are invited to an Environmental Activism Presentation hosted by students from the ENST 398 class, Special Topics in Environmental Science.
Lilly Smith, a sophomore helping to host the event, said, “[T]his is basically just bringing awareness about things specifically that are close to campus and around in the Lynchburg City in general, mostly. Like, a lot of it is going to be about plastics and trash, but it is also going to be about the community getting involved.”