As we say hello to 2017, here are just a few of the memorable social media posts from the Longwood community over the past year.
Every student—especially international students—are looking for the right fit in a college. The broad array of higher education options in Virginia, means that often the state has exactly what students and parents are looking for.
Two Longwood University students who want to serve their country in the critical field of cyber security have attracted the attention and support of the commonwealth of Virginia—to the tune of $20,000 annually for up to two years.
Nursing department chair Dr. Deborah Ulmer sat down to talk about the success of the most recent class, and the future growth of the program.
Vice Presidential Debate volunteers Allyson Stone '17 and Ryan Carey '17 left an impression on Fox News producer Pete Flores. Now working on the Super Bowl, Flores knew he needed additional hands he could count on and called up Stone and Carey.
The ukulele might not get much respect at most music conservatories, but one Longwood University music professor is quick to sing its praises.
Gift from Joan ’64 and Macon Brock—Longwood’s largest-ever—will expand the vision of a distinctly Longwood program that gets to the heart of citizen leadership.
The dinner table becomes a common study area when parents and their kids both have Longwood papers due the next day.
On October 29, the Lancers' home field hockey turf was named Elizabeth Burger Jackson Field in honor of Dr. Elizabeth Burger Jackson, who blazed a trail for Longwood's female student-athletes during her standout field hockey career from 1930-32.
On Wednesday, Nov. 9, William Shular and Sgt. Walter Whitt were awarded the Medal of Valor, the Longwood Police Department’s top honor for their selfless display of courage.
For the eighth straight year, Longwood’s police department has been named one of the top university security operations in the country.
Millions of Americans will go to the polls today to vote for president, but on our ballot, Lancers are always the clear winner. Vote below for your favorite tradition that makes Longwood great!
With spacious lounge areas, handsome fireplaces and great views of the heart of central campus, the rooms in newly opened Register and Sharp residence halls are classic Longwood.
Every Tuesday morning at 9 a.m., unusually chipper students at Prince Edward County High School gather in a science classroom—but it’s not their usual teacher at the front of the room. Instead, they are greeted by two college professors.
When Longwood University’s new admissions building is built, a group of archaeology students will know the site’s history better than anyone.
Longwood University Theatre’s production of The Cover of Life by R.T. Robinson will be presented Nov. 9-13 in the Mainstage Auditorium of the Center for Communication Studies and Theatre.
Thanks to increasing graduation and retention rates, as well as a demonstrated commitment to keeping costs in check, Longwood for the second straight year is ranked among the top ten regional public universities in the South.
Social media was buzzing with activity around the U.S. Vice Presidential Debate on October 4, 2016. Here were just a few of our #LongwoodDebate favorites.
The coverage of Longwood and Farmville leading up to the Vice Presidential Debate has been extraordinary -- almost too much to count. Here are just a few of our favorites that helped share our story with the world.
When the vice presidential candidates meet on stage for their lone debate each election cycle, the undercard often garners as much attention as the title match.
During the days before and on Debate Day itself, we’ll take you behind the scenes, tell you what’s happening right now and provide perspective on what it all means.
The voting age may be 18, but there’s no age restriction on getting involved in the political process. That’s what students from across Southern Virginia learned when they gathered at Longwood for a conference on citizenship and politics last week.
The stage is set. On Oct. 4, Longwood University will host the U.S. Vice Presidential Debate with Tim Kaine and Mike Pence. Get the inside scoop on what it takes to host a debate and some of the changes on campus in anticipation of the big event.
It takes a small army of volunteers to host the Vice Presidential Debate–about 1,000 in total, including almost 700 students. The general of that army: a hyper-organized font of Lancer pride and bottomless energy named Macrae Hammond ’14 (M.S. ’15).
Art 495: On The Campaign Trail is perhaps the most distinctive and remarkable of more than 30 courses on campus this fall that have been created or redesigned to incorporate debate themes.
It’s America’s first two-college town, a place where the final hours of the Civil War unfolded and a student strike helped launch the modern civil rights movement.
Imagine ESPN’s “College GameDay” coming to Longwood. Now imagine something much bigger, with five networks, dozens of anchors, and two days’ worth of coverage. Get ready to put yourself in the middle of it all – and maybe be seen on live TV.
Members of the Secret Service will give a rare glimpse into their operations at 7 p.m. Sept. 26 in Blackwell Ballroom. The event is free and the public is invited.
Second City, the celebrated improv comedy troupe, will perform LIVE at Longwood University as part of the Vice Presidential Debate celebration. Did you know the troupe has launched the careers of many famous comedians? Take this quiz to learn more.
Longwood University Theatre’s production of Jean Anouilh’s version of the classic Greek tragedy Antigone will be presented Sept. 21-25 in the Mainstage Auditorium of the Center for Communication Studies and Theatre.
In the shadow of a landmark where student activism helped change the world, Longwood University will invite the public to make their voices heard during the Oct. 4 Vice Presidential Debate.
Watch party kits will soon land on alumni doorsteps and give them everything they need to host a family-and-friends watch party on one of the most unforgettable nights in Longwood history.
Cyber security experts will discuss the current political climate and the future of the cyber security profession. Free and open to the public.
The story of Farmville Baptist and First Baptist mirrors a story told across the country, especially in the South: that faith and history, while constantly evolving, is woven tightly together.
Jim Lehrer, the legendary PBS NewsHour host, addressed the seniors at Convocation, which marked the official opening of the academic year.
McCoy Williams '18 spent his summer watching birdfeeders and in the lab looking at frames of the birds in flight to study how birds land and take off in the wild.
Events like a general election debate require a small army of volunteers, and the Longwood family answered the call in a huge way.
Convocation 2016 was filled–as usual–with hundreds of well-decorated caps reflecting the unique personalities of this year’s senior class. Here are 11 of the ones you didn’t want to miss.
Thursday, Sept. 8 started as many days have for Jim Lehrer, the longtime host of PBS's flagship "Newshour." It ended in a slightly more unfamiliar setting, as Lehrer spoke to nearly a thousand freshman Longwood students.
Jacob Spain ’17 set out to discover whether the increase in dissolved organic carbon concentration—called "brownification"—has affected the ability of fish to see and capture their prey.
Making a difference is more than a catchphrase for Amber Litchford—it’s the way she lives her life.
Young scholars in the developing world who want to publish research articles are often stymied by a shortage of books on statistics and research methods. Longwood University faculty members recently joined in an international effort to help.
This fall, the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts and the Associated Press have teamed up to debut an exhibition showcasing historic and revealing images from presidential campaigns dating to the early 20th century.
The VP debate will be the culmination of a weekslong stretch of engaging academic and public programming.
When lightning caused a fire at the Longwood Landings, two LUPD officers courageously headed straight into the building.
The American Shakespeare Center (ASC) will present a free performance of The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare in Longwood University’s Jarman Auditorium on Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 7 p.m.
Why buy it online when you can make it yourself?
Longwood University’s 6th annual First Night Faculty Gala Recital, presented by the music department to mark the beginning of the academic year, will be presented Monday, Aug. 22, at 7:30 p.m. in Molnar Recital Hall in Wygal Hall.
When Hannah and Rachel Stapleford recently tested the balance and coordination of student-athletes at Amelia County High School, some of whom have had concussions, they weren’t looking for future MVPs.
If you’ve ever wanted to learn to play the ukulele, you don’t have to go to Hawaii. The Longwood Center for Community Music can help.
Longwood’s commitment to affordability in the face of sharply rising tuition rates across the country has set it apart from other public universities in the state and has also earned the university recognition in several nationwide rankings.
Even though they’ll probably never play on it, some Longwood University students are excited about a playground the local Head Start program will build this summer.
Rebecca Skelton ’18 and Chelsea Dandridge ’17 have been playing with food lately. In a lab in Chichester, they’re smashing eggs, squishing Cheetos Puffs, soaking popcorn in water and stretching Twizzlers, pretzels and pizza slices.
Longwood University online MBA students will get a front-line look into competitive business and leadership responsibilities when John D. Bassett III, noted author and chairman of the Galax-based Vaughan-Bassett Furniture, pays a visit to campus.
Bridget Bergquist ’17 slowly poured silica gel, sand and liquid into a glass tube, then watched everything trickle to the bottom.
If someone had told David Conner ’17 and Connor Perry ’19 that they could spend a summer fishing—get paid for it and boost their job skills—they might have thought it was a college offer too good to be true. They would have been wrong.
What’s trending? If it’s something to do with the impact of molecular structure on the performance of electronic devices, Jayden Metzger ’17 can probably tell you.
Cat Gambill, like many college students, looks forward to the end of the week. But unlike many of her friends, it’s not the prospect of relaxation or road trips that gets her excited—it’s the anticipation of looking at spreadsheets.
Improving early childhood education is a moral and economic imperative.
Stunning natural beauty, a bevy of ongoing research projects, and versatile flora and fauna make Longwood University’s Hull Springs Farm a perfect outdoor classroom.
While a warranty may not add value to a home’s sale price, it may help a house sell more quickly.
Teresa Fruchterman ’18 sat watching a video of an experiment that had just concluded, knowing what she was about to see: a mother rat ignoring a group of pups. Only that’s not what she saw.
Robert S. Wertz Jr. ’85 is elected as new rector. Gov. Terry McAuliffe appoints Katharine McKeown Bond ’98, Steven Gould, of Danville, and Nettie L. Simon-Owens, of South Boston, to the Board of Visitors.
Longwood biologist Dr. Dina Leech finds that blackwater rivers contribute as much organic carbon to the coastal ocean as larger, non-blackwater rivers, a fact that demands attention.
When a sea of visitors and media descend on the campus of Longwood University in October for the one and only Vice Presidential Debate of 2016, the work of student designer Landon Cooper ’16 will be front and center.
Across the country, Longwood alumni are winning top-teacher honors.
Yet another amazing year at Longwood University. This video features photos from a variety of special moments throughout the school year.
The last week of Sept. will be one of the busiest in the history of Longwood: administrators, faculty, and staff will be in final preparations for the arrival of the vice presidential candidates, who will take the stage in Willett Hall for a debate.
Longwood's pre-service teachers find their own classroom learning proves an invaluable tool when reaching their students.
Kristen Topham, of Longwood's music department, hopes summer camps will become and annual affair. The Longwood Center for Community Music, an outreach of Longwood University’s music department, will hold a summer piano camp June 6-10.
Dan Balz, chief correspondent of the Washington Post, and Jim Lehrer, the legendary PBS Newshour host who has moderated 12 Presidential and Vice Presidential Debates, will speak at upcoming major university events.
Free speech and hearing screenings are the Longwood University’s Speech, Hearing and Learning Services' latest community offering.
The National Science Foundation awards Longwood the second-largest federal grant in the University's history.
The Longwood University Center for Financial Responsibility helps open teens' eyes to the truth about money.
Longwood researchers find children respond to disrespect just like adults: with anger, not sadness.
By hosting the 2016 Vice Presidential Debate, Longwood University is "providing a public service."
Beloved Dean of the Greenwood Library, Suzy Szasz Palmer, will deliver the commencement address at the Graduate Commencement Ceremony before she retires.
A group called SELF works for others.
Impressed by her work at the Longwood Center for the Visual arts, the Smithsonian Institution offers graduating senior Catherine Kinsley a research position.
Variation in the amount of organic matter in lake sediments—a critical factor in understanding and tracking the carbon cycle—is linked to algae production in arctic lakes, according to a new study by Longwood biology professor Dr. Ken Fortino.
Mary Alexander ’16 and Jennifer Thompson ’17 talked to members of the class of 2016 as they complete their final projects and presentations before heading off into the "real world."
Looking for somewhere different to study? Mary Alexander ’16 and Jennifer Thompson ’17 suggest some perfect nearby spots to prepare during exam week.
For nearly a century, the names of 104 men sat in a dusty file in the National Archives. The list, lost to history, gave scant information on a group of African-American doctors who volunteered in World War I, some of whom were killed in battle.
When it comes to grief and bereavement, a generational divide is extant on social media.
The intense pressure of university research can lead to questionable methods, even ethical breaches.
You don’t always need to be a botanist or zoologist to contribute to science. Thanks to Longwood University’s participation in a statewide effort, anyone can play the role of scientific observer this Saturday.
"Their Voices, Our History," a collaboration between Longwood University and the Moton Museum, reveals stunningly personal insight into the Prince Edward County school closings.
Longwood students take part in a national effort to raise awareness of the need to protect the gift of hearing.
"If you like musicals, you’ll love it. If you think musicals are stupid, you’ll love it even more," said guest director Keri Wormald.
Lauded Irish zoologist to become new dean of the Cook-Cole College of Arts and Sciences.
Musical extravaganza features student soloists and conductors.
Shiv Sharma, class of 2018, passes away in a car accident.
Spring Weekend is here, and Natalie Joseph ’16 pulled together the top five things everyone loves about Longwood’s annual spring tradition.
A traditional Polynesian voyaging canoe stops at Hull Springs Farm on its round-the-world voyage.
Longwood maintains the lowest three-year tuition increase of any Virginia public university since 1999.
Serious, yet sarcastic, Longwood's fourth annual Raft Debate is sure to entertain.
Longwood's recreation center is a nationally-recognized gem.
Get your Lego fix this summer at Longwood University’s Speech, Hearing and Learning Services' summer day camps.
Longwood offers scholarships to high school students to complete mandatory finance course.
Longwood's art department provides expertise and collaboration to local pottery studio.
Longwood honors retiring faculty.
Longwood faculty members join Broadway star on the Wygal stage.
Children learn best not by listening to lectures but by doing the one thing they most want to do anyway: playing.
Since the time of Charles Darwin, the rate of evolution has been assumed to be very slow. Recent research, however, has shown that evolution can occur quickly, often within just a few decades.
Showing their love for Longwood through videos, students, alumni, and supporters come together in a successful media campaign.
Longwood uses its rich history to attract more applicants.
International Women’s Day is celebrated across the world on March 8th. Mary Alexander ’16 and Jennifer Thompson ’17 asked some of their fellow female Lancers about the women who have made a difference in their lives at Longwood.
Fingerprints are known to be important clues in solving crimes—but in predicting and preventing disease?Longwood professor's research reveals fingerprin-analysis can predict who is at risk for diabetes.
Longwood University Police gain coveted distinction.
The new Longwood Center for Community Music launches a piano outreach program.
A partnership between Longwood and the Department of Education aims to help low-performing school districts reach new heights.
It doesn’t hurt to be friends with the dean—until you start checkmating him regularly. Alex Morton ’16 breaks out into a wide smile when he talks about playing chess with his favorite partner on campus—physics professor Dr. Chuck Ross, former dean.
For a playwright, having an "off" day—or even an "off-off" day—is great: Longwood English professor finds success off-Broadway.
Dean Suzy Szasz Palmer has presided over Longwood’s Greenwood Library for the last five years, at a time when the role of libraries on college campuses is evolving and digital collections are replacing vast shelves of volumes.
A new season of performances brings diversity and excitement to the Longwood Department of Music.
Outgoing dean reflects on a culture change in the College of Business and Economics.
Top Civil War scholars in the country will discuss the immediate aftermath of the Appomattox Court House during Longwood's Civil War seminar.
The President's Lecture Series present crackerjack political journalist, Jeff Schapiro.
The Richmond Symphony is returning to the Jarman Auditorium stage in February for a night of soaring, powerful music.
Students celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a day of service.
Dr. Walter Witschey, research professor of anthropology and geography at Longwood University, publishes new book on ancient Mayan culture.
Prince Edward County's first African-American Commonwealth's Attorney credits a lifetime at Longwood with teaching her social responsibility and justice.
Longwood online MBA receives top honor for third consecutive year.
2016 Virginia Children's Book Festival authors sweep the industry's top literary awards.
Longwood's real estate faculty is recognized for excellence by their peers.