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.”
The new DELL Curriculum was implemented at University of Lynchburg with the start of the 2019-20 academic school year.
According to the Director of General Education, Dr. Sharon Foreman, “The DELL Curriculum is composed of two sections: Courses in the Lynchburg Experience area of the curriculum, and courses in the Areas of Study area of the curriculum. The curriculum provides students with much flexibility to discover and grow their passion for learning in a variety of courses and seminars, engage with their classmates and faculty in discussion around exciting topics and relevant issues, and explore the world around them through experiences such as community engagement and use of technology.”
One of the many opportunities offered to University of Lynchburg students is study abroad. For J-term in the 2019-2020 school year, there are programs going to Italy, Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia, to name a few.
Ellen Thompson, the director of the Center for Global Education, said, “We start out advertising for more programs than actually run because we need a certain number of students to go in each program to actually have them run for budget reasons. […] This year we have programs that are running to India, the Bahamas, Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos, and Italy. A group of PA students are also going to Oaxaca, Mexico, for a medical mission program. ”