Category Archives: Campus

Shaving Heads for St. Baldrick’s

Emily Johnson, Staff Writer~

St. Baldrick’s Foundation states their mission is to “conquer childhood cancers,” and over the past 12 years, the foundation has managed to raise $230 million in the effort to do this.

The foundation was originally started on a St. Patrick’s Day in 2000 when 19 people shaved their heads to raise awareness for the truth about childhood cancer. The event raised $109,000, which went towards developing research methods for eradicating this disease. Read more

New Dorms for 2019

Heather MacNiel, Guest Writer~

Lynchburg College on Nov. 3, 2017 announced the construction of a new residence hall on the grounds of McWane near Shellenberger field.

As part of its’ Vision 2020 plan, LC is on a mission to raise its profile and increase student retention rates.  The new residence hall will replace McWane Hall. Demolition is scheduled to begin  in the summer of 2018. According to LC’s webpage “[the hall plan was] adopted one year ago, Vision 2020 outlines three major goals for Lynchburg: student engagement, campus improvements, and stewardship. The upcoming residence hall project will be the first of several major facilities projects supporting those goals.” Read more

Larcenies in Lynchburg

Mark Listano, Guest Writer~

Lynchburg, Virginia – Dozens of larcenies have been reported in the city’s residential areas. Between August and November, the Lynchburg Police Dept. has made multiple arrests. The larcenies occurred in areas such as Memorial Ave., Old Forest Rd., and Mansfield Ave. Read more

Senior Night

Alex Allen, Copy Editor~

Lynchburg College Women’s Volleyball team hosted cross-town rival Randolph College on Friday, Oct. 27, in Turner gymnasium. While this game was an important rival game and the last regular season game for the lady Hornets, it was also senior night. Read more

Westover Fellow Returns

Nathaniel Pierce, Staff Writer~

Saturday, Oct. 21, was Lynchburg College’s homecoming weekend and to honor that, the Westover Honors Society brought Kevin Scott back to LC to speak at a luncheon to the Westover Fellows. Scott was also honored with the Distinguished Alumni Award at the Homecoming Awards Gala on Friday, Oct. 20. Read more

Hike with Haiti

Heather MacNeil, Guest Writer~

On Oct. 29, 2017 Lynchburg College will participate in their 18th annual Hike with Haiti.

“Eighteen years ago a student named Rachel Tanner had gone to Haiti with another group of students. When she came back she had fallen in love with the people there, and when she came back she knew that she wanted to do something to support them,” said associate chaplain and director of the Bonner Leader Program, Anne Gibbons. This led to Tanner creating an event called Hike with Haiti. Read more

Music Department Dedicates New Piano

Emily Johnson, Staff Writer~

The college will be hosting a dedication concert for the music department’s new Steinway Concert Grand D piano. The piano, which cost over $150,000, was purchased with donation money from alumni in order to enhance opportunities for students in the department, as well as local musicians.

“The college and music department raised a lot of money to purchase this piano, and it sounds amazing,” concertmaster Colin Coviello said. Read more

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. Read more

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.” Read more

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. Read 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. Read more

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. Read more

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. Read more

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