Thunderous dunks. Threes that snap the net. Concerts that rattle the bleachers. And one live debate that launched Longwood into the national spotlight.
When First Lady Suzanne S. Youngkin visited Farmville to tour the “My Ukraine” exhibition at the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts, she had no idea she would find the artist for her and Governor Glenn Youngkin’s official Christmas card.
Last season’s Longwood basketball magic was unforgettable.
Dr. Jennifer Miskec’s face lights up and she gets visibly animated when she starts talking about the Fulbright Program and the valuable international connections she has made over the past three years.
Today an ambitious partnership that will increase access to resources became a reality in Farmville.
The Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) office at Longwood has been awarded a grant totaling $135,625 through the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) in partnership with the Virginia Health Care Foundation (VHCF).
For Joe Gills '15, a computer scientist at Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD), it was an email that popped into his inbox that shifted his focus, enabling him to pursue new opportunities around the world.
Travis Lyles '15, deputy social director at The Washington Post, recently was named to Forbes’ 30 Under 30 List, which recognizes trailblazing innovators across North America.
Tucked in the woods just outside of Farmville is perhaps the best-kept secret of the arts community at Longwood: a wood-fired kiln large enough to turn hundreds of clay pots, sculptures, vases, and mugs into ceramics at once.
The Fall Student Showcase for Research and Creative Inquiry was held on November 16 and featured more than 250 student presentations from class research and independent research projects.
Longwood University is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2022 John Dos Passos Prize, the oldest literary award given by a Virginia college or university, which honors one of America’s most talented but underappreciated writers.
Encouraging students to get to know older adults like these women is a key component of Longwood’s Leisure and Aging class, which is part of the therapeutic recreation program.
A group of veterans has been transporting the Ground Zero Flag Team–an American flag and marble cross shaped from the ruins of the World Trade Center towers–around the world in remembrance of the lives lost and as a tribute to the first responders who gave their lives more than two decades ago.
Dr. Lily Anne Goetz, professor emeritus of Spanish, recently received the Dr. Helen Warriner-Burke Foreign Language Association of Virginia (FLAVA) Distinguished Service Award.
Amid all the mudslinging of election-year politics, two Longwood students have found that working together is better than working against each other.
Sandra Cisneros, a nationally acclaimed poet, short story writer, novelist, essayist, performer and artist whose work explores themes of multiculturalism and the lives of the working class, will speak at Longwood University in November as part of the Longwood Authors Reading Series.
Jammie McMurtry ’24 is working with Dr. Jonathan White, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, on studying platinum-based cancer treatments in an effort to improve them.
It’s a Tuesday morning, and Jamie Finney ’98 has been on campus since 9 a.m., doing one of the things he loves most: Advising students on how to stand out from the crowd when they’re looking for their dream job in law enforcement, intelligence, cybersecurity, emergency management and other similar careers.
Three new faces joined Longwood University’s Board of Visitors this fall, though their first official appearance at Convocation was familiar to them all.
The grant totaling $25,000 will be used to upgrade their handheld radios for communications between the various law enforcement and public safety departments in the Farmville community.
For the first time, Longwood University is a top-five regional public university in the South, according to the annual U.S. News & World Report rankings out today.
Convocation, the annual kick-off of the new academic year and a celebration of the senior class, is a uniquely Longwood tradition unlike any other.
Some of the caps stood tall atop students’ heads, others featured strings of photos that reached down to the ground for this year’s Convocation ceremony that marked the beginning of the Class of 2023’s senior year on campus.
Jason Ferguson (M.S. ‘12), a 26-year admissions professional who had been serving as dean of admissions at nearby Hampden-Sydney College, will take the helm of a Longwood admissions department that is cresting on a record number of applications and one of the academically strongest freshman classes in school history.
Innovation hubs provide space for community members of all ages to work, learn, innovate, create and connect to entrepreneurship resources. The SEED Innovation Hub will serve Prince Edward and surrounding counties and will complement the SOVA Innovation Hub in South Boston, which was established in 2020.
An eager Class of 2026—and all of their creature comforts—descended on Farmville and Longwood’s campus this week, amid unseasonably cool summer temps and an air of excitement that comes with beginning a new life chapter.
A vibrant new neighborhood will soon be taking shape in Farmville, thanks to a creative partnership between Longwood, an award-winning housing non-profit and local leaders and community organizations.
I feel like Longwood is the right place for me. Everyone has been extremely friendly and welcoming.
One of the finest university music facilities in the Commonwealth, if not the nation, in the heart of campus at Longwood, is scheduled to open in spring 2027.
My relationship with Longwood is kind of a revolving door. When I was a student here, Dr. Wade Edwards—who just hired me to teach French—was my senior research thesis director and Dr. Mc Amoss—whose position I am filling—was my advisor. So it’s kind of poetic that I’m stepping into his shoes.
I had a scholarship for college and that was really helpful to me. So the first place I came back to work in higher education was at a scholarship foundation.
Longwood feels like the kind of place where I am at home. I started my journey in higher education in Virginia public universities, and to come back to one now as a dean feels like a full circle.
For 22-year-old me, this was my dream job. Ever since I graduated from Longwood in 1993 I wanted to be working in fraternity and sorority life.
Matthew Wright ‘23 is working with Dr. Ravi Darwin Sankar, Assistant Professor of Environmental Science and Geography, on studying shoreline changes at the Gerald L. Baliles Center for Environmental Science at Hull Springs Farm.
Summer is an exciting time for new Lancers—a time of hope for new beginnings and anticipation of what the future holds. We asked 21 incoming freshmen to tell us what they are looking forward to most about Longwood and one interesting fact about them.
Teresa Orellana ’23 had a keen interest in science and loved asking questions from an early age.
It’s a classic Hollywood story: being in the right place at the right time. Twice now, it’s worked for Binta Barry ’16.
Kylie Gannon ‘23 and Leah Richardson ‘23 are working with Dr. Timothy Ritzert, assistant professor of psychology, on interpreting data collected in a nationwide survey of college students.
The incoming freshman class paints an impressive picture academically, with 61 percent having a GPA of 3.5 or higher.
Longwood is proud to recognize more than 1,000 students named to the Dean’s List and President’s List for the 2022 spring semester.
This June, Cameron Patterson ’10, M.S. '17 will transition to Interim Vice President for Student Affairs, taking the helm from Dr. Tim Pierson, who has led the office for 22 years and is entering semi-retirement.
The university foundations supporting Longwood have taken actions providing more than $1 million in new scholarship and financial aid funding, for in-state undergraduate students fully offsetting the $240 tuition change for the 2022-23 academic year regarding cost of attendance.
Being a great photographer and running a business are two distinct skill sets. That’s where Longwood’s Work Shadow Program came into the picture for Connor Thompson ’23.
In a triumphant return to full Commencement crowds, thousands gathered under the sizzling early summer sun this weekend to celebrate the Longwood University Class of 2022.
Noel Preece ’22 is majoring in kinesiology with a minor in coaching. His next step will be pursuing a master’s degree in health and movement sciences with a concentration in exercise science at Virginia Commonwealth University while working as a PT aide at Richmond Physical Therapy.
Madison Nuckols ’22 is majoring in mathematics and economics. Her next step will be working as a commercial rotation program associate at Capital One in Bethesda, Maryland.
Grace Norton was not going to graduate without solving her family’s 46-year-old mystery.
Will Johnson ’22 is majoring in communication studies with a concentration in digital media. His next step will be pursuing an MBA at Longwood and serving as a graduate assistant for the men’s basketball team.
Kimia Jahangiri ’22 is majoring in Chemistry with a concentration in secondary education. Her next step will be working as a chemistry teacher at Glen Allen High School.
Cecily Hayek ’22 is majoring in Biology. Her next step will be pursuing a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine.
At this time last year, Christian Wilson ’21 was preparing to graduate and savoring the last moments of his senior year.
Dr. Kathy Gee, Longwood associate professor and program coordinator of integrated environmental sciences, has been awarded a $185,000 grant to evaluate new methods for measuring bacteria in harvested rainwater.
What do you get when you spend a day working one-on-one with of a team of seasoned business professionals on your networking, resume-writing and interviewing skills? Lexi Marzloff ’22 got a job.
Longwood chemistry major Kaleigh Beale ’22 was selected to participate in Posters on the Hill—one of the most prestigious research showcases in the country.
The Spring Student Showcase for Research and Creative Inquiry was held on April 20 and featured more than 250 student presentations from class research and independent research projects.
Two groundbreaking public servants who have dedicated their careers to the advancement of the Commonwealth and betterment of others will address the Longwood Class of 2022 in Commencement ceremonies on May 20th and 21st, 2022.
When Imani Johnson was a child, nothing was more fun than playing school—as long as she got to be the teacher.
Nine young writers from across Southside Virginia have been honored in the first Young Writers Competition at Longwood University.
Longwood’s Camerata and Chamber Singers will participate this month in a 20th anniversary performance of a composition that honors the spirit of a group of Jewish musicians who fought to maintain their humanity—and their music—while enduring the horrors of a Nazi concentration camp.
The provocative photographs of Stephon Slater ’23 that take on issues of race, history, and people of color will now shine brightly on a bigger stage at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.
Longwood University and Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS) have developed a new partnership, dubbed an Early Assurance Program, to provide pathways for Longwood students who aspire to become a physician, physician’s assistant, surgical assistant or biomedical researcher.
Longwood’s chemistry program has been granted approval from the American Chemical Society (ACS), which sets the standards for undergraduate chemistry curriculums.
Dr. Kim Little, Longwood Nursing Department Chair, and Dr. Jackie Daniel, RN-BSN Program Director, have been awarded a $5,000 grant from Centra Health to provide free sports physicals to students enrolled in middle and high school grade levels in the public schools of Prince Edward, Cumberland, and Nottoway Counties.
Longwood has received more than 6,000 undergraduate applications for the third year in a row.
Jacqueline Amaya Hernandez ’23 chose Longwood because she fell in love with the close-knit campus community and individualized academic support and because financially it made sense.
As of this academic year, Longwood has a new option for chemistry majors who are interested in integrating the study of biology with chemistry—a new biochemistry concentration.
Longwood University has partnered with Curative, a medical testing company, to provide Covid-19 tests to the campus, Farmville and Southside communities with no out-of-pocket costs, the university announced Monday.
What would you do if the water coming out of your kitchen faucet could kill you?
Longwood is proud to recognize more than 1,000 students named to the Dean’s List and President’s List for the 2021 fall semester.
For Brandon Carwile ‘16, his dream job covering the Green Bay Packers for USA Today’s PackersWire–requires Carwile to set aside his fandom and approach the game from as neutral a place as possible.
Movies can take us out of ourselves for a couple of hours, but they also can make us look inside ourselves and influence our beliefs about our role in society.
Getting into arguments is generally frowned upon, but it’s a requirement for students in Dr. Adam Blincoe’s Citizen 110 course, Choosing Well, Acting Right, Being Good.
They provide a backdrop against which scholars can examine globalization, race, power, multiculturalism, gender and social norms.