As we say goodbye to 2014, here are just a few (of the many) memorable social media posts from the Longwood community over the past year. Enjoy!
We hope you are as inspired by those in the Longwood community as we are every day. Here are 10 more inspiring ways we’ve seen #LancersShowLove this holiday season…
Whether it’s the vine that ate the South or the toothy, voracious fish that can survive out of water and destroys natural ecosystems, invasive species are universally cursed.
Cainan Townsend’s great-aunts and great-grandfather took their case for justice to the halls of the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., 60 years ago.
Today we are grieving the death of senior Riley Cole, who as many of you now know lost his life in an automobile accident yesterday near Scottsville, when en route home to Earlysville for the holidays.
Novelist and filmmaker Ruth Ozeki will be awarded the 33rd John Dos Passos Prize for Literature at Longwood University this spring.
Capping a standard and thorough review of the entire institution, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges has formally reaffirmed Longwood University’s accreditation.
Nurses in south-central Virginia who want to earn a bachelor’s degree in nursing will be able to do so more easily thanks to a new program at Longwood University.
Wherever there is construction at Longwood University, there’s Otis Brown.
With holiday shopping season in full swing, gift-givers won't be the only ones scouring the Internet for opportunities.
The Longwood University Police Department (LUPD) has for the sixth consecutive year been recognized as the one of the top 500 security operations in the nation.
A method for harvesting cancer-fighting compounds from marine sponges, developed by a Longwood University student, may prove to be a breakthrough in cancer research.
Many women know how frustrating it is when their bodies won’t shed weight where they want it to.
Jonathan Kukapa and Anthony Ugorji are teammates, roommates and best friends. They also embody Longwood University’s commitment to providing an education—and opportunity for a better life—to those who need it most.
John B. Adams Jr., chairman of The Martin Agency, will speak Tuesday, Nov. 18, at 7:30 p.m. in Longwood University’s Wygal Auditorium.
Geography: for most of us, it’s that boring grade-school subject in which we had to memorize capitol cities, rivers and mountain ranges. Well, think again.
The program, which begins at 7:30 p.m. in Jarman Auditorium, will be conducted by Steven Smith and will include Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony and the Horn Concerto No. 1 by Richard Strauss.
Longwood University is becoming home to an invaluable collection of academic materials in a burgeoning field of scholarly research: folk art.
Shake It Off with Longwood University Lancers
Technology executive Dr. Val Rahmani will speak Thursday, Nov. 6, at 7:30 p.m. in Longwood University’s Wygal Auditorium on "Leading in a Digital, Risky World."
Robert Kennedy’s May 1964 trip to Farmville is a watershed moment in the local history of the civil rights movement.
When John J. Audubon watched a migrating flock of passenger pigeons fly overhead in 1813, he wrote that the sky was "black with birds" for three days. He could not have imagined that just over a century later, the bird would be extinct.
Longwood University is hosting the inaugural Virginia Children’s Book Festival on Oct. 10-11, 2014. Take this quiz to find out which classic children’s book character you are!
Dustin Lance Black, a screenwriter, producer, director and social activist who won an Academy Award for his biopic on the late civil rights activist Harvey Milk, will speak Tuesday, Oct. 7, at 8 p.m. in Longwood University’s Jarman Auditorium.
The water was cold, and Catherine Hanson knew that better than anyone. Standing among a field of hundreds of triathletes, each one encased in the comforting compression of a neoprene wetsuit, there stood Hanson in a tissue-thin singlet.
It's a statistic that may raise eyebrows: More than 80 percent of college students say they have been the targets of microaggression.
Longwood’s campus will soon be host to several beloved and award-winning children’s book authors as part of the inaugural Virginia Children’s Book Festival.
An endowed school programs educator position that ensures a continued museum presence in area school systems has been named for a Farmville area champion of the arts and co-founder of the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts (LCVA).
Dr. Amorette Barber, assistant professor of biology, discussed her research and expertise in immunology during an AMA (ask me anything) session on Reddit.
Bradley Boswell has visited about 70 countries, including some of the world’s most forbidding places—Iraq, Iran, Syria and Pakistan. But his recent trip to North Korea was a unique experience.
Steven Smith, conductor of the Richmond Symphony Orchestra, will speak Tuesday, Sept. 23, at 7:30 p.m. in Longwood University’s Wygal Hall on "The Human Connection in Music."
Longwood University’s Board of Visitors has passed a formal resolution expressing regret over the institution’s actions during the civil rights era.
Under a hot September sun, a Longwood tradition began a new chapter.
Two centuries have come and gone since "The Star-Spangled Banner" was written, but one thing about the song hasn’t changed: It is hard to sing.
As part of a long-standing Longwood tradition, Convocation 2014 was filled with hundreds of well-decorated caps reflecting the unique personalities of this year’s senior class. Here are nine of the ones you didn’t want to miss.
It’s not unusual for people to return to their college town after graduating. Few, however, open a business a few blocks from campus.
Longwood University is for the 17th consecutive year ranked among the best colleges in the annual U.S. News & World Reportsurvey.
Longwood University has already established several research projects at historic Hull Springs Farm in Westmoreland County.
We are Lancer Strong.
Longwood University’s family studies concentration in sociology is now the only undergraduate program in Virginia to receive Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) designation from the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR).
One of Longwood University’s most beloved professors will give this year’s Convocation address. As with everything else in Dr. Jim Jordan’s illustrious career as an anthropology professor, the focus will be on students.
If you want to make homework more effective, stop assigning a grade at first, says a Longwood University professor.
The American Shakespeare Center (ASC) will present a free performance of Hamlet in Longwood University’s Jarman Auditorium on Tuesday, Sept. 16, at 7 p.m.
Longwood University’s long-anticipated student center already had a site and a name. Now, what it will look like is also known.
More than 1,600 enthusiastic students are proud owners of the 2014 edition of the Longwood scarf, received just before the fifth annual G.A.M.E. (Greatest Athletics March Ever).
University move-in day: It’s an annual fall rite of passage complete with long lines, piles of suitcases, boxes of Easy Mac and more than a few tears from proud parents.
Imagine this: You walk into a memorial service and everyone is chugging beer, smoking and partying—including, seemingly, the deceased, who is posed at a table playing cards with a Busch in one hand and a cigarette in the other.
In what has become a tradition marking the beginning of the Longwood University academic year, the Department of Music will present a free recital open to the public on Aug. 25.
At a recent wake in New Orleans, the deceased was seated at a table with a cigarette in one hand and a beer in the other. Bizarre? Maybe, but it’s part of a trend.
When tour groups and other Longwood visitors stroll into Lancaster Hall, home to the office of the president and other administrators, they are often stopped in their tracks by a remarkable gallery.
Lancers aren’t ones to sit around all summer doing nothing. Students have gone around the world over the break, attending concerts, seeing sights and even practicing a little citizen leadership--and taken selfies!
Longwood University is again one of the best colleges in the Southeast, according to The Princeton Review.
Growing by just 2.1 percent, Longwood University’s tuition and fees increased by the smallest percentage of any public four-year college in Virginia, according to data released Wednesday by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia.
Dr. Christopher Swanson, associate professor of music at Longwood University, is the new conductor and artistic director of the Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra.
Longwood alumnus Monty Montgomery ’98 is making his colorful mark on his alma mater and Farmville in a big way.
Want to sell your home quickly? Research by Longwood University’s Bennie Waller, professor of real estate, reveals the critical role of choosing the right agent.
Dr. Adam Franssen, assistant professor of biology, waded into Reddit to talk about his ongoing research into changes in the brain that benefit mothers during pregnancy and parenthood.
"People often choose a real estate agent after seeing her face on billboards all over town, which leads them to assume the agent will do a great job selling their house," said Dr. Scott Wentland, who conducted the study with Waller.
The Longwood University Board of Visitors has distinguished longtime professor Dr. Jim Jordan with the highest honor the governing body can bestow upon a faculty member: the Board of Visitors Distinguished Professorship.
Longwood University and the Robert Russa Moton Museum, the National Historic Landmark where a 1951 student strike helped launch the modern American civil rights movement, will pursue an affiliation that will preserve the museum’s site and educational
Colleen McCrink Margiloff ’97, a past president of the Longwood Alumni Association, has been elected rector of the Longwood University Board of Visitors. She succeeds Marianne Radcliff ’92, who completed her maximum 2-year term as rector on July 1, b
Longwood University’s Speech, Hearing and Learning Services (SHLS) soon will have the only clinical audiologist in a wide region of south-central Virginia, enabling the center to better serve the community.
WMLU, the Longwood University campus radio station, has for the sixth consecutive year won the top prize for outstanding sports coverage for a station in its category from the Virginia Association of Broadcasters.
Virginia Girls State commemorated 40 years of partnership with Longwood University this week by presenting Darlene Bratcher, director of conferences and event services, with a plaque marking the milestone.
Longwood University’s information systems and security (ISYS) students are benefiting from a relationship with one of the world’s best graduate programs in their field.
The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia has approved a Master of Education degree program in Reading, Literacy and Learning at Longwood University.
Many Game of Thrones fans know what a student of history author George R.R. Martin is: Many of the plot’s themes have echoes in the War of the Roses and other historic events.
The Longwood University Nursing Department will soon begin research on a critically underserved population, according to the study’s backer: care for dementia patients.
Studying abroad can be that defining moment in your education that will change your life… in more ways than one. Here are just a few of those study abroad experiences you may not anticipate.
U.S. Sen. Mark Warner urged graduates at Longwood University’s commencement ceremony May 10 to practice civility in public discourse—and to call their mothers.
Mayor-elect David Whitus ’83 is the first Longwood graduate to be elected to lead Farmville.
WMLU 91.3 FM, the award-winning, student-run campus radio station of Longwood University, will temporarily suspend broadcasts beginning the week of May 19 as the station physically relocates to new studio facilities.
Longwood University’s Speech, Hearing and Learning Services (SHLS) will offer free hearing and speech-language screenings Wednesday, May 21, from 8-10 a.m., 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 4-6 p.m.
At Prince Edward County Elementary School (PECES), discipline referrals are down 21 percent, and students have been energized with several new programs, including a daily TV news operation.
The first class of doctoral students to earn their degrees from Virginia Commonwealth University through classes taught by Longwood University professors will graduate May 10.
We’ve noticed a trend. Students like telling the world how great Longwood University is. To that point, here are just a few of our favorite “only @longwoodu” posts on Twitter and Instagram.
Going out always involves a lot of guesswork: Will the party at the club be bumping? Or will you wait for an hour only to find a lifeless crowd?
A Longwood University program offered in Martinsville is making dreams of a college degree come true for students who otherwise might not have been able to achieve their goal.
For nearly 30 years, Franklin Grant has played a critical role in the progress of Longwood University’s campus and in nurturing its distinctive camaraderie.
Recent surveys show that as many as one in three homebuyers are making use of a buyer-broker, who represents them in finding just the right house. But the way it works now, there is little incentive to help the buyer get the best price.
Take the quiz to find out which Longwood University icon best matches your personality!
A talk on "Why Lance Armstrong Didn’t Cheat: Sports Ethics and the Tour de France" will be given Thursday, April 17, at 7 p.m. in Longwood University’s Hiner Auditorium by a Longwood faculty member who specializes in ethics.
The impact on students’ lives of the closing of the Prince Edward County schools from 1959-64 is documented in a magazine produced recently by Longwood University students.
A Liberty High School junior from Bedford will be treated to an all-expenses-paid VIP trip to Longwood University’s campus after she won an online sweepstakes.
U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, who as Virginia governor helped Longwood University rebuild from a fire to its signature building and signed into law Longwood’s designation as a university, will serve as the 2014 commencement speaker.
The Lancers arrived in the Big South with a new purpose. Now they have a new look.
A talk by composer Damon Ferrante and a concert featuring his music will be presented at Longwood University in April. The lecture, about the role of contemporary art music in the modern era, will be Tuesday, April 8, at 7:30 p.m. in Hull 132.
Works related to the collaborative effort between Longwood University and the Moton Museum to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Prince Edward County Free Schools will be on exhibit April 10-26 at the j fergeson gallery in Farmville.
Longwood University’s celebration of Earth Month will feature activities ranging from the serious to the fun.
Senior year, arguably the best year of your college life, comes with a roller coaster of emotions. Are you ready? Ready for the “real world”?
The string section of the Richmond Symphony Orchestra will present a side-by-side workshop and mini-concert Saturday, April, 5, from 2:30 to 5 p.m. in Longwood University’s Jarman Auditorium.
The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia has approved a Master of Education degree program in school librarianship at Longwood University, the first such program at a public institution in Virginia.
Longwood University’s Board of Visitors on Saturday recently approved the smallest percentage increase in tuition and mandatory fees seen at any Virginia public university in more than a decade.
Five Longwood University faculty members who are retiring at the end of the spring 2014 semester were honored recently in a campus reception.
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The nation’s highest-ranking education civil rights official will headline a symposium at Longwood on April 7 marking the 50th anniversary of the Prince Edward Free Schools movement and surveying the current landscape of civil rights in education.
A Longwood University project is commemorating the 50th anniversary of a private effort to educate schoolchildren in Prince Edward County, where public schools closed from 1959-64 rather than comply with integration.
One lucky Facebook fan of Longwood University will win a VIP luxury trip to campus in April.
Teri Kanefield, an author whose books for young readers include a biography of civil rights pioneer and Prince Edward County native Barbara Johns, will speak Wednesday, April 2, at 7 p.m. in Longwood University’s Wygal Auditorium.
What does it mean to be human? To be a member of society, contributing to the human experience? At Longwood, the site of the 2014 Virginia Humanities Conference on March 21-22, a conversation about the humanities is ongoing.
Some serial killers violate their victims’ bodies after they’re dead. Nobody can explain these grisly deeds, but a Longwood University sociologist has catalogued the methods and the motivation of their madness.
Longwood University and Appomattox Court House National Historical Park are teaming up again to host the 15th Annual Civil War Seminar on Saturday, March 15.
The effects of this year’s elections on investors and speculators will be explored in a Longwood University presentation. The program is set for Thursday, March 13, at 7 p.m. in Molnar Recital Hall in Wygal and will feature Dennis Gartman.
Dean King, an award-winning and best-selling author whose nonfiction books include a recent account of the Hatfield-McCoy feud, will speak Thursday, March 27, at 7 p.m. in Longwood University’s Wygal Auditorium.
Longwood University has been named the host institution of the Virginia Geographic Alliance, a statewide partnership between college professors and K-12 teachers dedicated to improving geographic awareness and skills.
Meg Gruber, president of the Virginia Education Association, will speak Wednesday, March 12, at 7 p.m. in Molnar Recital Hall in Wygal.
Sirens will sound on campus Tuesday, March 11, at about 9:45 a.m. for about 30 seconds as part of a statewide tornado drill.
The first wind symphony concert at Longwood University this semester will feature two talented students who have not yet made it to college.
Can we figure out climate change? The hot topic (literally) makes news all the time as the global community tries to address the problem. Global models predict average temperatures will rise by 2 degrees by the turn of the next century.
A Longwood University professor’s research might help middle-school teachers improve their students' scores on SOL mathematics tests.
The Longwood Alumni Association Awards, established in 2010, recognize alumni and others for their outstanding achievements and service. This year’s awards were presented at a Feb. 7 dinner on campus.
Dr. Charles W. Sydnor Jr., a nationally recognized expert on the Holocaust who is executive director of the Virginia Holocaust Museum, will speak Thursday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. in Longwood University’s Wygal Auditorium.
Three members of the Longwood University theatre faculty received regional Meritorious Achievement Awards from the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival for their work on Longwood Theatre’s production of The Love of Three Oranges.
Let’s be honest. You hear the acronym QEP, along with other academia jargon, and your eyes glaze over. B-O-R-I-N-G. But let’s assume in this case it’s a bit more interesting than you might think… because it really is.
You don’t need a gregarious personality like the Robin Williams character in Dead Poets Society to be a good teacher, says a Longwood University professor who studied the link between personality traits and teaching effectiveness.
How to stop climate change by reducing carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has scientists around the world digging for solutions. A biologist at Longwood University says one key piece of information may lie buried at the bottom of lakes and ponds.
Brad Schwartz, CEO of Monarch Bank in the Hampton Roads area, will speak Thursday, Feb. 20, at 7 p.m. in Molnar Recital Hall in Wygal.
Dr. Maria Timmerman, assistant professor of mathematics education at Longwood University, has been selected as the best university mathematics educator by the Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics (VCTM).
Longwood University is one of the nation’s "Best Value" colleges and universities, according to The Princeton Review, which selected Longwood as one ocf 75 public institutions to be featured in its book, The Best Value Colleges: 2014 Edition.
Steve Pemberton, survivor of a difficult childhood and now chief diversity officer for Walgreens, will be the keynote speaker Jan. 22 for Longwood University’s annual celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and legacy.
The Richmond Symphony Orchestra will present a free performance in Jarman Auditorium on Friday, Jan. 31, at 7:30 p.m. Though the concert is free, tickets are required and may be reserved by calling or emailing the Longwood Box Office (434-395-2474)
Longwood University is launching an online MBA in real estate. The part-time program, expected to take two years to complete, will enroll its first students in fall 2014.
Longwood University’s online graduate business programs have been ranked among the best nationally by U.S. News & World Report.
There may be times when "the good outweighs the bad," but apparently not when it comes to businesses and other organizations, says a Longwood University business professor.
Richmond Times-Dispatch political reporter and columnist Jeff Schapiro will speak Thursday, Jan. 23, at 7 p.m. in Molnar Recital Hall in Wygal.