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Fishing for Fitness

fishing for fitness Cumberland, Mecklenburg, Nottoway and Prince Edward teachers reel it in.

On August 4, Vonnie Colvin, Program Coordinator for Physical & Health Education, coordinated a workshop for area physical educators through a partnership with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF). Thirteen teachers representing seven different Southside schools participated in the workshop held at Longwood University.  The 2015 Virginia Standards of Learning (SOLs) for Physical Education place an additional emphasis on lifetime activities that promote physical fitness. To assist teachers in accomplishing this goal and to promote outdoor activities, the DGIF has a program to teach fishing in schools. After teachers complete the training, they receive the needed equipment. Over $10,000 worth of equipment was distributed during the Longwood workshop.  Each school received 40 fishing rods, 50 fishing reels, and plastic fish to practice casting.  

  • CSD Students Communicate

    CSD students present L to R: Geoff Uelmen, Aja Walker, Holly Wall and Cassie Stergar

    On July 28, graduate communication sciences and disorders students Cassie Stergar, Aja Walker, Holly Wall and CSD senior, Geoff Uelmen presented "Professional Communication" to the Call Me MISTER Summer Institute.  The interactive presentation focused on effective communication in college and work settings.  Topics included clear communication, nonverbal communication, professional dress, code switching, and email communication. 


  • Chi Sigma Iota Induction

    CHI Sigma Iato ceremony First row L to R: Eliza Taborga, Kimberly Dawn, Dr. Phyllis Jones, faculty advisor, Amrita Sethi Second row L to R: Laura Hamlette, Susanne Hayes, Allison Dobson Third row L to R: Mary Winn, Kristen Madison, John Berry, Brandon Nuckols

    On April 21, 2015, the first cohort was inducted into Longwood’s Chi Sigma Iota honor society. CSI is an international honors society that values academic and professional excellence in counseling.  Since its founding in 1985, Chi Sigma Iota has over 96,000 members and is equally balanced between professional and student members. Dr. Phyllis Jones, Assistant Professor of Counselor Education, is the faculty advisor.