It looks as though Lynchburg area sky watchers will actually have clear skies for a celestial event! The International Space Station will be visible tonight in an especially bright and high-in-the-sky pass. It will appear low in the southwest at 7:13:33 pm EDT, reach its highest altitude of 72° in the northwest at 7:16:47, and ...more
Lynchburg College now offers two spaces for meditation, contemplation and prayerful reflection.
Spiritual Life has started the process of establishing a prayer space in the Drysdale student center. We have begun by placing our prayer wall. You can find it on the 2nd floor across from the entrance to the campus store.
Our prayer wall presents several ...more
I got up a wee bit late this morning after an incredible night staring at Earth's shadow on the moon. Some time opened for me near the end of my work day, so I thought I'd update my sabbatical journal.
My family toured Stirling this past Saturday (26 September). We could definitely understand how the city ...more
When the moon is at perigee, meaning closest approach to Earth, it looks big and is sometimes called a "supermoon." That term originates in the codswallop known as astrology, but it's still a cool term. If you were lucky enough to have clear skies today, you could see a total lunar eclipse. It was amazing ...more
It seems as though Lynchburg’s record of clouding over for interesting celestial events is going to hold true for this weekend’s total lunar eclipse. But just in case all the forecasters are wrong, and for those of you who live where clear skies reign, here is the relevant information.
First, just the basic information concerning timing, ...more
People ask me what keeps me up at night, well beside the dog down the street that is obviously not getting enough love, it is the safety of all our community members. You see, there are bad guys out there who are looking for someone to take advantage of. That’s what bad guys do: They ...more
From today’s Wall Street Journal:
About 14.3% of college students were diagnosed with or treated for anxiety problems during the past year, and 12% were diagnosed with or treated for depression, according to a spring 2014 survey of 79,266 college students by the American College Health Association. That is up from 10.4% for anxiety and 10.2% ...more
My wife and I hiked to the top of Mam Tor back in 2009. Yesterday, our girls joined us for a return trip. Though only just over a kilometer in elevation, the summit of "Mother Hill" provides wonderful views of the Peak District. I took the photo below with Castleton just visible on the right ...more
The 2015 Rugby World Cup begins today. England and Wales are hosting and it's exciting being in England while the World Cup is happening. Australia and New Zealand are always tough, but England and Wales will try to make good use of home pitch advantage. I'll certainly root for the US, but we are one ...more
I have a friend who is a passionate, determined, fascinating, diligent patriot. He and I met years ago when our fathers worked together in Misawa, Japan. As a youth this friend was kind, gracious, hospitable, gentle and protective. He was my big brother in many ways and took the protection duties my dad charged him ...more
So I’m just getting back from a staff meeting and see that there are 65 e-mails sitting in my in box screaming at me to be opened, read, and responded to. I’ve got to be honest with you, I’m just not into it! So I am looking around my office looking for a good way ...more
When I arrived in the summer of 1988 to begin work as the Catholic Campus Minister at Lynchburg College, John Eccles was one of the first people I met. John and AJ invited my husband, our two young sons, and I over to their home for a shared meal. It was the first of many ...more
If you’ve been wondering why you haven’t seen any more images from the Pluto flyby lately, here is the reason:
But there is exciting news from the New Horizons team! They have selected a tentative target among Kuiper Belt Objects (KBOs, distant and icy solar system bodies of which Pluto is only one of the larger ...more
Hello LC Community! Welcome to yet another year of learning, playing, serving, eating, sleeping, walking, running, and yes, winning as a LC Hornet!! Since some of you are new to the community (about 640 new first years and transfers and readmits ) I’d thought I run through just what a Campus Update actually is:
A Campus ...more
Over the next 16 months, the data collected during the New Horizons spacecraft’s mid-July flyby of Pluto will find its way back to Earth, a few bits at a time. Already there are surprises in the data so far received. How could there not be? We are seeing a whole new world revealed in detail ...more
Hello all! Thanks for joining me once again for another article of Red Goes Green. As many of you know, President Obama’s term is coming to a close. Just like most presidents nearing the end of their term, he has begun thinking about how he will be remembered after his presidency. It has become evident ...more
Hello LC Hornets!!! I think spring has sprung and that the sun has flown the coop. We have sent out search parties to look for her but we have heard nothing back from them. We hope that they can locate the sun and get her back here in time for the weekend. It would be ...more
Greetings fellow Hornets! I hope that all of you thoroughly enjoyed Lynchburg’s first snow day, and are ready to take on the cold weeks ahead of us. The next few weeks are going to be busy on both the national and local environmental fronts.
Continue to keep an eye out for the Recyclemania competition! It is ...more
Greetings fellow Hornets! Welcome back and thanks again for joining me for the next article of Red Goes Green. In case you haven’t heard, Lynchburg College has enrolled in Recyclemania, a national competition that promotes recycling on school campuses. After measuring all of the recycling produced within acollege, they calculate the per capita recycling rate ...more
Hello all! Once again, thank you for joining me for my next article of Red Goes Green. Today I’m writing about the highly debated political topic of the Keystone XL pipeline.
The proposed plan would extend the original pipeline that currently runs from Canada into Cushing, Oklahoma. The Canadian company, TransCanada, which is spearheading the project ...more
For some of you, Red Wolf and the Red Wolf Tales Blog seem to have been somewhere off in the woods searching for the others in the wolf pack. In reality, we are so proud to tell you that the Lynchburg College Outdoor Leadership Program was working to open a new experiential teaching environment with ...more
The writing's on the wall. In the not-too-distant future, the federal government will become a conspicuous presence on college campuses, both virtual and physical.
I’ve been expecting this for a long time. Now that Obamacare is law, it makes perfect sense that the president would turn to higher education reform. After all, the “problems” plaguing the ...more
The weather seems to change drastically each and every day when we wake, and then again throughout the day. We hear a forecast: slightly windy 5-10 miles per hour, with chance of rain, low of 36 and a high of 47, or a low of 76, high of 95, and wind at 10-15 miles per ...more
Survival hinges on the ability to adapt to changes taking place in our environment. There is no escaping this fundamental reality. Ignoring or denying change doesn't make it any less real, only more dangerous.
Unlike some biological adaptations, which can take millennia to occur, businesses must adapt quickly and with intention if they are to survive. ...more
Red Wolf Tales, the blog, will present an array of topics, tips, tricks, insights, trends, gear, philosophies for the outdoors, training and certification opportunities.
Why have I chosen to call this blog “Red Wolf Tales?” As red is one of Lynchburg College’s colors, it would be a natural thought to connect the name and the color. However, ...more
In my previous blog post, I wrote that businesses must continually adapt to changes in
their external environment if they’re going to survive and prosper. Honestly, this strikes
me as such a no-brainer that I’m a bit embarrassed having written it. I can’t imagine that
there are too many people who would find this pronouncement worthy of serious ...more
This initial blog opens a conversation on a critical issue in education: What is the best way to prepare students for a future that is increasingly uncertain?
As a teacher of Economics, one of the most important lessons I try to convey to my students is the idea that businesses must continually adapt to changes in ...more