Lynchburg Welcomes New Provost

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Anna-Catherine Kueng ~ Assistant Editor

On Jan. 10, 2019, Debra Wyland sent an email announcing Dr. Allison Jablonski would become the new provost for the 2019-20 school year at the University of Lynchburg,  upon Dr. Sally Selden’s departure. In the email, Wyland stated, “Dr. Selden and I, along with Board Chair Mr. Nat Marshall, are unanimous in our conviction that Dr. Jablonski is a perfect leader for this position and will seamlessly continue the strong advances recently made in the academic division under Dr. Selden.” 

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Lynchburg Men’s Basketball Starting Strong

Caitlin Dorsch ~ Copy Desk Chief

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Members of the Lynchburg Mens Basketball team cheering on their other teammates in the game against Ferrum College. Photo taken by Taylor Herzog and retrieved from the Lynchburg Sports Website.

On Sunday, November 25, the University of Lynchburg’s Men’s Basketball team overwhelmed Eastern Mennonite University by a score of 87 to 72.  This is the team’s fifth straight win of the season. Their win streak began in their home opener on Thursday, November 8, against Ferrum College by a score of 75 to 57.  Next, the team defeated St. Mary’s College (Md.) in a nail-biter by a score of 83 to 80 on Sunday, November 11. Then, at the start of our Thanksgiving Break, the team defeated Randolph College by a score of 60 to 48 on Saturday, November 17.  That particular win was huge as it marked the beginning of the 2018 Old Dominion Athletic Conference regular season.

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The 4th Annual Vintage Holiday Market

Katherine Daniel, Editor in Chief~

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The 4th Annual Vintage Holiday Market will be hosted on November 9-11 in Forest, VA.

According to the New in Lynchburg website, “Join us for our 4th annual Vintage & Handmade Holiday Market November 9-11 at The White Brick House. FREE ADMISSION. Food truck by Uprooted (Saturday and Sunday, 11-3) & Katie’s Sweet Treats.”

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Lynchburg Welcomes Class of 2022

Caroline Wilkerson, Copy Editor~

On Wednesday, August 22, 2018, the Class of 2022 made history by being a part of the first convocation at the University of Lynchburg. While convocation is a tradition that honors the incoming freshman class, it is also an opportunity for the professors, advisors, and their peers to convey their expectations of the newest Hornets.

This year’s convocation held more significance as it was the University of Lynchburg’s first convocation. University of Lynchburg President, Dr. Kenneth R. Garren, opened the ceremony welcoming all guests and then raised the new University flag. Continue reading “Lynchburg Welcomes Class of 2022”

The Change from College to University

Ethan Fredericks, Assistant Editor~

The fall brings more than just a change of season as Lynchburg College follows the plans set by its Board of Trustees, and changed the name to the University of Lynchburg. This decision was originally set in motion on February 24, 2017 as part of a larger strategy titled “Vision 2020” that intended to elevate the institution to University status and to make it higher ranked throughout the state. Continue reading “The Change from College to University”

Debate About It

Disa Woodland, Copy Desk Chief~

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. Continue reading “Debate About It”