The Center for Community Engagement

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Photo from the University of Lynchburg website of some of the students volunteering.

Anna-Catherine Kueng ~ Assistant Editor

 

     The Center for Community Engagement is an on-campus resource that allows students at the University of Lynchburg to get involved in the Lynchburg community through volunteering. 

     According to Director of Community Engagement and Bonner Leaders, Cindy Ferguson, “The University of Lynchburg Center for Community Engagement exists to provide high-impact, service opportunities on a continuum from charity/fundraising to community-based research for all students, faculty, and staff by partnering with local non-profit agencies to meet the needs of our campus and the Greater Lynchburg Community.” 

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Girls Day Out

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Grace Cavanaugh ~ Staff Writer

On Friday, Sept. 7, Like A Boss Sales, Networking & Events, LLC, will be hosting the Girls Day Out Craft/Vendor Event at the Family Life Community Center.

      From 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., the ladies of Lynchburg are invited to a craft and vendor event at 22059 Timberlake Rd. According to their Facebook page, “Grab a girlfriend (or two) and come out and join us for a fun afternoon of shopping, raffles, and more! There will be Swag Bags for the first 100 ladies!!”

      On the New in Lynchburg page, the description for the event continues, “Admission is free, but if you reserve your free tickets before September 5, 2019, you will receive one free raffle ticket when you attend the event!

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Lynchstock Music Festival

Katherine Daniel, Editor in Chief~

Lynchstock

The Lynchstock Music Festival will be held downtown on October 20 from 11:00 A.M. to 11:00 P.M.

Co-founder and Director of Lynchstock Music Festival, Jonathan Smalt, said, “This is our 6th year doing the Lynchstock Music Festival. We started the festival 6 years ago now because there were really no venues in town for local bands to play, especially with a festival vibe. The first event we ever did started with 200 people and grew to almost 5,000. It has been an amazing journey to watch.”

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Imagination Station

Katherine Daniel, Editor in Chief~

Date Night

Imagination Station Studios will be hosting its annual Date Night event every first Friday of the month.

Imagination Station Studios owner, Gladys Attin, said, “The event starts at 7:00 p.m. and ends around 9:00-9:30 p.m. The cost of the Date Night event is $39.99, and that is per couple. We serve sweet tea, coffee, and we put out desserts for the event. Couples can purchase their tickets on the day of the event when they come to Imagination Station Studios.”

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There’s So Much Room for Activities

Alyssa Tkacik, Guest Writer~

Student life at Lynchburg College is driven by dedicated and enthusiastic members of the LC community. The efforts in improving the school community are often spearheaded by the leaders and volunteers of the Student Activities Board.

Events like Finals Blowouts and trips to Busch Gardens are planned and produced by the involved students, all of whom dedicate their time and energy while encouraging fellow students to become involved. Continue reading “There’s So Much Room for Activities”

Lynchburg’s Iconic Market

Shannon Muller & Isabelle Griffith, Guest Writers~

The Lynchburg Community Market has played a large role in Lynchburg’s development.

The market has provided the community with access to fresh, farm-grown food and handmade products from local businesses since 1783.

Jennifer C. Kennedy, the market manager for the City of Lynchburg, said, “the roots of our community started around Lynchburg Community Market, so we really pride ourselves on the fact that we are tied to the community, a tie in the community and are a place where people really look to tell the story of the community.” Continue reading “Lynchburg’s Iconic Market”

Creating a Commuter Community

Hannah Ramsey, Guest Writer~

Special events and organizations for commuter students at Lynchburg College are being used as a way to build a community.

Jonathan Fries, coordinator of commuter student services said “our commuters contribute in a lot of different ways, but they also have a lot of different needs and it’s hard to do something for everyone, but we try the best we can, and our commuters are very strong, active members of our campus.” Continue reading “Creating a Commuter Community”