Poet Terrance Hayes will be giving a Thornton Endowment reading on Wednesday, March 18 at 7:30 p.m. in Sydnor Performance Hall.
According to the University of Lynchburg website, Terrance Hayes is “a major contemporary American poet, is a 2014 MacArthur Fellow, and the recipient of the National Book Award in 2010 for Lighthead.”
Faculty from the Criminology department at the University of Lynchburg are hoping to move back into the Criminology House by the end of the spring 2020 semester after almost two semesters of disruption.
The Criminology House was severely damaged during a weather event in July 2019, forcing the relocation of all of the Criminology professors to accommodate repairs.
March represents the height of the club sports season.
Many teams at the University of Lynchburg have competed in tournaments recently, including the club women’s soccer and field hockey teams.
Since the beginning of their spring campaign, the women’s club soccer team has won one match against the University of Mary Washington team by a score of 2 to 0 on Sunday, Feb. 9. On Saturday, Feb. 22, the team tied 1 to 1 against a Virginia Beach City FC team of all age groups.
The new Africana Studies major at the University of Lynchburg will be launched on Tuesday, March 17,from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Flint Family Lobby in Schewel Hall.
Dr. Lindsay Michie, associate professor of History and co-chair of Africana Studies, said that she and fellow Co-Chair, Dr. Ghislaine Lewis, began brainstorming for ways to get the word out about the major and the launch party was one of those ideas.
The Daura Gallery will screen the film “The Destruction of Memory” on Wednesday, March 4 at 7p.m.
Laura Cole, coordinator for Academic and Public Engagement for the Daura Gallery said,“Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Tim Slade, this powerful documentary explores the loss of invaluable artwork, objects, and historical sites through war and terrrorism. The last century has seen the rise of “cultural destruction”: the intentional annihilation of irreplaceable artwork, artifacts, historical sites, and their stewards in a desperate attempt to erase collective history and identity. It uses meticulous research and compelling expert interviews to examine how and why cultural destruction has happened, and how the work to protect, salvage, and rebuild can respond. The film introduces heroes who have risked their lives to protect not just other human beings, but their cultural identity, safeguarding a record of who we are.”
On March 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the Memorial Ballroom, Dr. Micheal Fowler, known as “Mykee,” will perform a series of monologues relating to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
According to his website, Fowlin is a “psychologist, performer, and poet.” The website says, “His programs combine both his professional acting talents and his psychological training. His mission is to create an atmosphere of worldwide inclusion, not just tolerance, towards all people. He has worked extensively with all age groups in the United States and in other countries. His work has included peer mediation, diversity training, gender equity workshops, and violence prevention seminars.”
Faculty at the University of Lynchburg are enthusiastic and optimistic about the pending tenure of President- Elect, Dr. Alison Morrison-Shetlar.
Dr. Beth Savage, assistant director of the Westover Honors college, said, “All I have heard and read has been very good about her, both in terms of what she was able to accomplish at other campuses and in her enthusiasm about coming to Lynchburg. She has a breadth of experience, working at every level of the college hierarchy, and I think that will be an excellent background for her to be a great leader here.”