Lynchburg’s Creative Writers

 

Grace Cavanaugh ~ Staff Writer

The Creative Writers of the University of Lynchburg, or CWUL, is a new club that was started at the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year.

The president, Kamryn Schnieder, is a sophomore, liberal arts major who started the club with friends from the ENGL 205 Intro to Creative Writing class.

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The Startup of the African Student Association

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Anna-Catherine Kueng ~Assistant Editor

 

On March 27, 2019, there was an interest meeting held for the African Student Association, “inviting people of African descent and persons interested in exploring and participating in the rich African heritage to join us.”

The African Student Association will begin to meet next academic year, and it will be their first year at the University of Lynchburg.

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Pick a Bone: UofL Sports Show

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Julie Short ~ Guest Writer

University of Lynchburg communications students Jeremy “Jae” Block, Justin “Bones” Jones, Anthony “Mac” McAvoy, and Maxted Bourne released the first episode of their sports show, “Pick a Bone (with Bones and the Boys),” on Jan. 27, 2019.

The show is filmed in Schewel Hall’s television studio and has new episodes released every Tuesday and Friday.

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Adulting 101 Conference

Anna-Catherine Kueng ~ Assistant Editor

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On Saturday, March 30, from 10:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., the Office of Student Engagement and Leadership Development will be hosting their annual Anderson Leadership Conference, “Adulting 101: Everything You Need To Know Before You Graduate!” for juniors and seniors.

The conference has been held in the past, but B.J. Keefer, director of Student Engagement and Leadership Development, said, “The conference was called ‘everything you need to know before you graduate,’ but now this new term ‘adulting’ has come in, so this is the first year using that name.”

According to an email sent by Keefer, session topics include: “The Job Offer: It’s More than a Paycheck; How to Network and Not Make a Fool of Yourself; Personal Finances/Saving/Budgeting – Where to start; I Owe WHAT? Your Student Loan, Your Debt, Your Payments; AND MORE!!!!”

The keynote speaker will be Geralyn Gulino ‘13, who is working in the counseling field in Lynchburg, VA, through Centra Home and Health. She also served as the student body president during her senior year at Lynchburg and was on the planning team as a student representative for the Drysdale Student Center.

Keefer said, “It’s all done by alumni. All the sessions are led by alumni. Keynote speakers should not be old people like me. They should be students who have graduated within the last 10 years because they’re more relatable. I know Geralyn and I look at where she is now and she serves on a number of incredible boards here in town and has really made Lynchburg her home.”

As stated in the email, “All sessions will be lead and facilitated by Lynchburg alumni and friends of the university. We will conclude our day with a panel presentation of Human Resource Directors, who will be able to answer questions regarding what employers are really looking for and what you need to do to secure your first job!”

Overall, Keefer said, “For me, [the conference] is a safe space for students to ask some of the questions that they might be afraid to ask because they feel like they should know them, such as ‘what should I look for in retirement packaging?’”