L.L Bean Pop-Up Shop


Photo taken by Deborah Brown on November 5, 2019. 

Anna-Catherine Kueng ~ Assistant Editor

On Tuesday, Nov. 5, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., there will be an L.L. Bean Pop-Up Shop located on the Hundley Terrace (back of Hundley and Drysdale). 

According to an email sent to Hornets, “We are coming to your campus! Cram for all your Fall semester needs at our one-stop shop featuring classic L.L. Bean products including our iconic Bean Boots in new styles and colors. Exclusive 20% discount. Chance to win FREE L.L. Bean gear. Play games and win prizes!” 

This is the first time the L.L. Bean Pop-Up Shop will be on campus. Experiential Marketing Specialist, Lindsey Brooks, said, “This is the first time the Bootmobile has rolled into the University of Lynchburg and we are incredibly excited to visit the campus with our L.L.Bean store on-wheels! Now in its 11th week, the L.L.Bean Fall College Tour has brought our larger-than-life Bean Boot-on-wheels to campuses across New England, Pennsylvania, New York, and now Virginia, with several more weeks still to go! As the weather turns chillier in the South, we aim to bring the joy of the outdoors to campus with all the best ways to stay cozy in the winter semester.” 

Brooks explained the benefits of a pop-up shop compared to visiting a store or shopping online. She said, “One outstanding benefit of a pop-up store is to provide for the needs of the students who may not otherwise have the means to travel to a brick-and-mortar store to try on new clothes. Even more notably, we have had the opportunity to meet many international students on our tour, plenty of whom have never seen snow! While there are many different brands providing a mobile store experience, each filling a different student need, our L.L.Bean Pop-Up brings layering apparel, waterproof Bean Boots, and incredibly warm winter jackets right to the student’s hands.”

Annabelle Nagy, a second-year student, said she is interested in visiting the Pop-Up Shop. She said, “L.L. Bean makes quality products that last a long time and are able to keep you warm in the cold. When I used to work at a farm in the winter, I always wore L.L. Bean apparel that I had because I knew that it would keep me warm and not freeze. I love their products and whenever I need new winter clothes, [I would] always go to their website.”  

About the items that will be available, Brooks said, “The L.L.Bean Pop-Up Shop is bringing along all our favorite new gear and apparel, including our famous Bean Boots, Sweater Fleece, and Scotch Plaid Flannels. While our footprint is not quite as expansive as a traditional L.L.Bean store, we are beyond thrilled to bring our best and brightest product to be touched, tried on, and taken home right on-site, especially for students who may be participating in their first L.L.Bean experience. We want to show our Pop-Up visitors exactly what we are made of.” 

Nagy added, “I have never been to any pop-up shops on campus, but I do like seeing products in person, so I think I would like a pop-up shop.” 

As mentioned in the Info Hornet email, there will be games and prize giveaways throughout the day. Brooks added, “Several times during the Pop-Up Shop’s day on campus, one of the Bootmobile Sole-Mates will hop on the microphone for L.L.Bean trivia, giving away hats, keychains, and more! We certainly encourage students to brush up on their L.L.Bean and Bootmobile histories. You never know what we might ask! There might be some prizes hidden on and around the Bootmobile, too. Keep an eye on @bootmobile on Instagram for hints and updates on found prizes!” 

Brooks is expecting that many Hornets will come out to support the L.L. Bean Pop-Up Shop. She said, “Our location in front of the Drysdale Student Center is a prime spot to meet up with a large majority of U of L students and we certainly anticipate that we are in the center of campus life! On the day of our event, word-of-mouth marketing on campus and our Bootmobile appearing on students’ Instagram stories will be an effective tool to communicate our pop-up shop visit to the university.” 

“Whether [students] are long-time customers of L.L.Bean or brand new to us, we want to share the joy of the outdoors with [them] and provide the apparel and gear they need for just that,” said Brooks. 


NSLS Induction

Caroline Wilkerson ~ Copy Editor

On Sunday, May 5,2019  at 2:00 p.m., 60 students will be inducted into the University of Lynchburg’s National Society of Leadership and Success. This will be the third National Society of Leadership and Success induction at the University since spring semester 2018.

According to the National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS) website, “The NSLS is the nation’s largest leadership honor society. Students are selected by their college for membership based on either academic standing or leadership potential. With 655 chapters, the NSLS currently has 1,029,596 members nationwide.”

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Thank You, Dr. Potter!!

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Critograph Staff ~ 2018-2019

The Critograph staff would like to thank Dr. Clifton W. Potter Jr.  for his sixty years of service to the campus and our newspaper. We appreciate your Lynchburg College/University of Lynchburg history column and all of the memories that you have shared of the college/university.

Every Sunday, the staff looks forward to reading your opinion piece and the memories that you have shared over the years make us feel closer to the legacy of the institution. You will forever be a part of our newsroom family.

You are the definition of  a Lynchburg College legend.

Dr. Potter stated in Issue 21 of the paper from the 2018-2019 school year, “While I am writing this column, I am thinking of all those persons who have enriched my life over the last sixty years.  So many of them are gone now—professors, classmates, and students—I miss each one of them, but the lessons they taught me and the priceless gifts they gave me remain.”

Potter received his Bachelors of Arts in History at Lynchburg College in 1962. In 1964, Potter received his Masters of Arts in History at the University of Virginia and in 1970, received his PhD in History at the University of Virginia.

Since 1965, Potter has been a professor of history at the university and currently serves as the College Marshal.

Over the years, Potter has held many positions at the university and has received several awards during his tenure. He has served as chair for the Division of Social Science is 1982-1990 and as the Department Chair of History from 1990-1996. Potter is also the adviser of Omicron Delta Kappa.

Some of the awards that he has received include: Sears-Roebuck Foundation Teaching Excellence and Campus Leadership Award, T. Gibson Hobbs Award, University of Lynchburg Alumni Association, Shirley E. Rosser Award for Teaching Excellence, Elsie Ervin Bock Award for Excellence in Citizenship, Thomas C. Allen Award for Excellence in Advising, and T.A. Abbott Award for Faculty Excellence.

Potter also serves as the President of the Board of Historic Sandusky, a member of the board of the Friends of New London. He is the Chair of the Eagle Board, Piedmont District, Boy Scouts of America.

Potter  likes restoration, preservation, cooking, traveling, fitness, and gardening. He is married to his college sweetheart, Dorothy-Bundy. During their marriage,they not only share a house but also an office. Potter has taught since 1965 and his wife has been a member of the history department faculty since 1984.

He has made an indelible impact on the thousands of student he has taught over the years.

“He absolutely loves Charles II,” said Genevieve Griffin, a former student of Dr. Potter. “The reason that he likes him so much is because he would have a laboratory in his castle and he would do crazy experiment. And he also wanted all of London to be connected by gardens and parks after the Great Fire of 1666.”

“He really liked going to Oxford and being a student there,” continued Griffin.

In Issue 6 of the Critograph this year, Dr. Potter said, “My career in collegiate

journalism began in September 1958, but by the time I graduated in 1962, I had worked

on all the Lynchburg College publications, edited The Prism, and was President of The

Board of Publications.”

Jacquan Hargraves remembered, “After the papers were distributed, he would always have one on his desk at the beginning of class.”

Potter also stated in Issue 21 of The Critograph, “When this column is published, barely one hundred days will remain before the ties that bound me to this special place will be severed and I shall pass into history, a faded picture in an old yearbook, or one of many names on a long-forgotten list. This does not trouble me because this is the essence of life, or to quote a line from of my favorite songs from 1934, For All We Know, We come and go like a ripple on a stream.”

We are very thankful for the time you have invested in The Critograph, we will miss you, your words and your wisdom.

Happy retirement!