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. ”
On Oct. 14-15 2019, Nice as New, a thrift shop, will be on campus. They will be here from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., and 4:30-7:00 p.m. This is a cool opportunity because they are coming to the school and students do not have to leave campus to get some of these awesome deals.
Thrift shopping has become trendy for many college students and millennials due to songs and famous people making it seem like a cool thing. A popular song that focuses on thrift shopping, is “Thrift Shop” by Macklemore.
The University of Lynchburg swim club made a transition into a varsity team and started a long journey toward success this semester.
At the beginning of that journey, some of their fellow teams hopped on Twitter to celebrate. The first team to do so was the Lynchburg Women’s Basketball team in response to a tweet that the swim team sent out about the first day of their season.