The Center for Community Engagement is an on-campus resource that allows students at the University of Lynchburg to get involved in the Lynchburg community through volunteering.
According to Director of Community Engagement and Bonner Leaders, Cindy Ferguson, “The University of Lynchburg Center for Community Engagement exists to provide high-impact, service opportunities on a continuum from charity/fundraising to community-based research for all students, faculty, and staff by partnering with local non-profit agencies to meet the needs of our campus and the Greater Lynchburg Community.”
The No. 20 nationally ranked University of Lynchburg field hockey team won their fifth straight match on Sat., Oct. 12 against Shenandoah University in overtime by a score of 2 to 1. In all five of these past matchups, the goals have been decided by less than two goals.
On Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, the Office of Housing and Residence Life at the University of Lynchburg conducted an open discussion on housing concerns with the members of the Greek life community on campus.
The main objective of the meeting was to understand why the Greek houses were designated as such and if those allocations were in jeopardy.
Homecoming Weekend for the University of Lynchburg is this weekend, Oct. 18-19, 2019.
Jessica Jennings, the assistant director of alumni relations, said, “We will have events on Friday and Saturday. Saturday is our big day with the fourth annual tailgate for the university. On Friday, we have a couple of events for our alumni. We have our alumni awards dinner, and there is a reception before that.”
On Friday, Oct. 18, at 3:00 p.m., 19 Hornet to Hornet panels will be held across the University of Lynchburg campus featuring alumni.
Executive Director of Career and Development at the University of Lynchburg, Beverly Reid, said, “The Hornet-2-Hornet panels have been occurring since 2013, for about 6 years.” She also noted, “The panels are geared towards students’ majors. For freshmen and sophomores, it helps them discover majors and careers they are interested in, while for juniors and seniors, it helps them network for potential careers.”
The Daura Gallery at the University of Lynchburg will host Third Thursdays once a month for the 2019-2020 school year.
The new Academic and Public Engagement Coordinator, Laura Cole, plans, coordinates, and promotes each Third Thursday with the help from student workers and others. She shared that Third Thursday is a new program where the gallery is open after regular hours on the third Thursday of every month during an exhibition with art, music, and refreshments. According to Cole, the program started this semester and the second Third Thursday will be Thursday, Oct. 17 from 4-7 p.m.
On Sept. 27th, at 11:00 p.m., the ceiling of 333 College Street fell through in one of the bedrooms.
Kyle Gallagher, a junior and resident of the house on college street, said, “I was playing video games in my room downstairs, when I heard a loud crash, almost like the sound of a dropped dresser. I did not think much of it at the time, until I went upstairs and found that the roof had completely fell through.”