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
The Wall Street Journal asked me to analyze a bunch of Stephen Curry's three-point shots. Wow, was that fun! Curry is about as pure a shooter as I've ever seen. His motion is fluid and his release time is shorter than any other shooter I've analyzed. More details may be found in the Wall Street Journal article here. If you've ...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
Congratulations to the Lynchburg College women's soccer team for capping a perfect 27-0 season with the Division III national championship. My family was cheering on my college as we won in penalty kicks after scoreless soccer in regulation and two overtimes. Way to go ...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
If you did not see Odell Beckham Jr's reception this past Sunday, check it out here. I was asked to analyze the reception by the New York Times. The story appeared in the Tuesday, 25 November 2014 edition of the paper and may be accessed here. It is difficult to claim "greatest reception ever," but it has to be ...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
You may have noticed the image at the top of the Chaplain’s Corner representing the Center for Spiritual Life at Lynchburg College. When I was asked to describe or explain my process for creating this painting, I realized how difficult it would be to explain. So much of my process is spiritual in nature. I ...more
I have been enjoying a wonderful time at the Materials for Tomorrow 2014 conference at Chalmers University of Technology in Göteborg, Sweden. The conference opened on Tuesday, 4 November with a great session of talks that focused on materials science and applications to renewable energy. By far, the best speaker of the day was Ada Yonath, who gave an inspiring ...more
Hello all, and thanks for joining me again! Today, I’m going to discuss some exciting things that have been going on here at LC and in the local community over the past week. The events might already be over, but keep reading to find out some more ways that you can get involved!
An exciting piece ...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
Well Happy Hump Day!!! And for some of you, it is actually Friday, i.e. the last day of classes before Fall Break!!! Yippee! You are now half way through the semester! Congratulations!!!! So as you have time over fall break to contemplate the nature of man (and women too!), I thought I would share an ...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
Telescopes gather light, and that light conveys information about distant and dim objects. The more light the instrument gathers, the more information is conveyed. And the bigger the telescope, the more light you can gather.
If you are of a certain age and have any awareness of astronomy, you probably remember that for most of your ...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