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Debate About It

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In light of the recent mass school shootings in the United States, a debate over the circulation of automatic/semi-automatic and high caliber weapons has come to the forefront of political discussion. In order to foster open discussion and understanding among Lynchburg College students, faculty and community members, the Criminology Club organized and held a debate on gun control on April 18, 2018. Read more

Origins of Easter

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Easter is the celebration of Christ’s resurrection on the third day after his death, which was supposed to atone for the sins of all mankind. It is generally agreed upon that Jesus of Nazareth was crucified around Passover c. 33 A.D.

For the past few Easters, there have been several images of the Akkadian goddess Ishtar circulating the internet. The sources of this image cite her name as the origin of the word Easter, which has spurred many to investigate the true origins of the word. Read more

LC as Luxembourg at Model UN

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A Lynchburg College delegation of 16 students participated in the 2018 Model United Nations simulation led by Dr. Sabita Manian, professor of international relations and political science.

This is the 41st delegation that LC has sent to the event. Schools from around the world send students to the simulation to represent the 193 countries that are a part of the UN. This year, LC represented Luxembourg for the week-long simulation. There were over 5,500 participants in this year’s Model UN. Read more

Lynchburg’s Civil War POW Camp

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In the past several decades there has been a reinvigoration of the study of the Civil War and a time of remembrance for those lives lost. The curiosity has increased as more documents are being found that would answer questions that are several generations old, such as what happened to the young man who went off to fight in the Civil War? Read more

Lynchburg College Celebrates Love

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On campus today, Feb. 14, the Student Activity Board is hosting a Valentine’s Day buffet from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. The buffet is made of Valentine’s Day candy; you are welcome to eat as much as you can handle. The event will take place on the third floor in Drysdale Student Center. There will also be an opportunity to takes pictures, choose and stuff your own stuffed animal, as well as pick out some roses for yourself or that special someone. Read more

From Italy, with Love

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During the winter term of 2017, Dr. Marek Payerhin and Dr. David Lipani took a group of 24 students to Italy and Sicily to explore the history of the region. The two courses offered were designated as English and international relations courses. Read more

Fulbright Scholar: Kazakhstan

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As a Fulbright Scholar, Dr. Richard Burke, professor of English at Lynchburg College since 1985, was able to teach in Kazakhstan during the fall 2017 semester. Burke was posted to the city of Ust-Kamenogorsk on the easternmost edge of Kazakhstan. The city boasts a population of about 300,000. Burke taught classes on British and American literature at the Kazakh-American Free University (KAFU). Read more

LC Participates in 20th EU Simulation

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Lynchburg College participated in the Mid-Atlantic European Union Simulation Consortium in Arlington, Virginia from Nov. 8 to 11.

Dr. Marek Payerhin, professor of political science and a twelve-year veteran of the simulation, took a contingent of LC students (and one Randolph College student) to the EU simulation. Read more

The 5th Annual Race, Poverty and Social Justice Conference

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On Nov. 3-4, 2017, Lynchburg College in partnership with Many Voices One Community hosted the fifth annual Race, Poverty and Social Justice Conference. The event brought together members of the Lynchburg community to discuss the community concerns.

Conference chair and board president of Many Voices One Community, Leslie King said that  her mission was to “bring people from diverse backgrounds and ages together to engage in conversation, gain tools and education to positively affect change around issues related to racial and social justice.” Read more

Rise to the Top: Women in Leadership

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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

A Change in Requirements

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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