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
Is everyone getting tired of hearing and reading about deflated footballs? I certainly am. Like many football fans, I would prefer having the two-week buildup to the Super Bowl filled with stories about matchups, strategies, and predictions. Instead, we've had deflate-gate dominate the past week's NFL news. I think most of us hope that nothing ...more
Have you ever gotten together with friends and family on Thanksgiving Day and gone outside for your annual Turkey Bowl? You go into a shed and retrieve your football, only to find that it's not quite as robust as it was in the summer. You may not have a leak in your football. Air molecules ...more
Hello and welcome back to the first edition of the LC Campus Update. This missive was known as “Campus and Construction Update” but as I hope you are aware, all those guys who continually bent over and exposed the upper regions of their buttocks are now gone! So without further ado, let’s get to the all-important LC, ...more
Over the break my husband and I saw the movie “Selma” at a local theater. While I knew something of the background of this monumental chapter of the civil rights movement, watching a reenactment of that fateful Sunday in March of 1965 was very disturbing. As I watched hundreds of courageous men and women march ...more
I was invited by Geoff Brumfiel of NPR's All Things Considered to comment on the controversy surrounding under-inflated footballs used in the AFC title game between the New England Patriots and the Indianapolis Colts. The Pats won in convincing fashion, 45-7, but a dark cloud now palls the game, so much so that the silly "gate" suffix has ...more
Just about the time that one NASA spacecraft is closing in on Ceres (formerly known as an asteroid, now semi-officially designated as a dwarf planet) and another nears its encounter with Pluto, a group of astronomers has suggested that there may be two or more planets at the outer reaches of our solar system. Didn’t ...more
The Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Lynchburg has invited me to give a talk on my Tour de France and World Cup soccer research. My general-audience talk will begin in the church at 6:30 pm on Sunday, 18 January 2015. This will be my first talk inside a church. I'm looking forward to ...more
Hello Lynchburg College Community! I hope that your holidays are off to a great start. Some of us are still in the office, but I have got to tell you, it has been really quiet!!! Well, except for the leaf blowers that is!! As we get into the season, I know there are many ways ...more
So let’s name Lynchburg College as a community with some diversities of economic status, race, ethnicities, political views, sexual orientations…thousands of other things… and of faith and non-faith traditions. We may do well with our diversity on some days and not as well on other days. We have different comfort levels with some communities than ...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
This week begins the season of Advent, a time of reflection and spiritual preparation leading up to the celebration ofChristmas. Two images inform my understanding of Advent this year. The first is that of the traditional Advent wreath, a circle of greenery with four candles for each week of the season. The other image is ...more
Tomorrow (December 4th) morning at 7:05 am EST, the first uncrewed test flight of NASA’s new human spacecraft will lift off from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
For those of us who remember the Apollo moon flights of the ‘60s and ‘70s, the Orion capsule is very familiar.
It is indeed a return to basics for ...more
Greetings fellow Hornets! Thanks again for joining me for the next blog of Red Goes Green. I’m sure by now that you have all noticed activity at the entrance to the school. But what exactly is going on?
As a result of the construction of the Drysdale Student Center, Lynchburg College now has substantially more ...more
Hello all! Thanks for joining me once again for the next post of Red Goes Green. Today I’m very excited to share a number of things with you, but most significant is the status of the College Lake Dam.
Earlier this month, the city hosted a meeting to discuss the major problems regarding College Lake Dam. ...more
The Spiritual Life staff prides itself on meaningful low-budget programs, and two years ago Anne Gibbons was inspired to start Thankful Thursdays. We have a banner and some note cards that get set up by different people and organizations on Thursdays, and we offer the community an opportunity to simply say thank you to someone ...more
Hello Lynchburg College! I hope you are enjoying this wonderful weather!!! I can tell you that we really love it down at the worksite. We have over 60 guys playing in the sandbox together trying to get as much stuff done as we possibly can before the big Dedication event which is tomorrow, Friday, October 24. Of course, ...more
Hello LC community! Happy Homecoming Week! It is good to know that we all survived the four days of rain last week. Of course the weather forecasters were predicting 20 inches of rain, high winds, flooding, overbooked and leaky arks, basically the end of the Earth as we know it. You see The Weather Forecasters Association is a ...more
Just a quick post to show you this great eclipse photo from my friend Mike Overacker, shot with a Canon 6D and a 600 mm lens at f/5.6. The small dot to the left and slightly above the Moon is the planet Uranus. Thanks for sharing, ...more
October brings both a lunar and a solar eclipse to viewers in North America. The lunar eclipse will be in the early morning hours of Wednesday, October 8th when the moon is in its full phase. Two weeks later when the moon is new, we can see a partial solar eclipse in the late afternoon ...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
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
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
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