Internships allow students to experience workplace environments and network with prospective employees. Many majors at the University of Lynchburg require students to complete an internship prior to graduation.
Jimmy Roux, professor of communication studies, said, “Networking is important because that is the single most effective way people gain employment. People who network are in the know about where positions are so they can fill them quickly and get the jump on the competition.”
The University of Lynchburg’s Spiritual Life Center hired their first Interfaith Chaplain in the fall semester of 2019. The new chaplain, Jer Bryant, has also been the Wilmer Writing Center director for the past six years.
Bryant has one main goal for this campus and that is interfaith dialogue. He explained, “I love those kinds of collaborations where you take people from different religions … and then put them together for a common goal of helping humanity.”.
On Wednesday, Nov. 13th at 7:00 p.m, Holocaust survivor Halina Yasharoff Peabody, will give a lecture about her experiences. According to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum website, Peabody was born December 12, 1932, in Karkow, Poland, to a Jewish family. Her father was a dentist and her mother was a champion swimmer.
Professor Naomi Amos said the purpose of the lecture is, “sharing historical experience is a form of oral history and giving testimony to a time that was horrific and should never happen again.”
During the weekend of Nov. 9-10, 2019, students from the National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS) represented the University of Lynchburg at the National Leadership Summit in Jersey City, New Jersey.
President of the NSLS chapter at the University of Lynchburg, Kimberly Mendez, said, “The leadership summit was an opportunity that I will never forget. Yes, it helped with growing leadership skills, communication skills, and team building, but it was so much more than that. As a senior, the summit helped me realize so much more about myself, and my skills as a leader and an asset to the world.”
The Dance Works Fall Showcase will be held on Nov. 14 beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the Dillard Theatre at the University of Lynchburg.
Samantha Jones, one of the captains for Dance Works said, “The showcase will be about 15 dances long. The dances are choreographed by our team members as well as a few pieces choreographed by our director. We have all styles of dance this year including upbeat jazz pieces, slow lyrical pieces, and even pieces to no sound at all.”
Peter Boie wowed the University of Lynchburg community with his magical prowess on Oct. 30, with Summoning Spirits in the campus ballroom.
According to the Summoning Spirits website, the show is described as a, “Reach beyond the grave with an all new show that will make you scream! Summoning Spirits is a seance meets magic show designed to get your heart pumping with help from the other side! Written and performed by Peter, he brings to life old legends and haunted stories live on stage, for your delight… and fright. You are not going to want to miss this show!”