As the crane slowly lifted off the top of the plywood box, revealing Longwood’s newest monument to its patron hero, Joan of Arc, sculptor Alexander “Sandy” Stoddart bounced around the construction site, buzzing with excitement.
The Norman H. and Elsie Stossel Upchurch University Center is officially open, an 84,000-square-foot building in the heart of Longwood’s campus that houses many student affairs departments, the vibrant Student Government Association and several new dining options already popular with students and staff.
Email sent to the campus community on Friday, October 26th.
Paige Robertson—a criminal justice major with 3.97 GPA and a passion for working to help overcome the opioid epidemic—is a 2018 nominee for Rhodes Scholarship.
Now Longwood’s leading student organization has a home to match its importance and visibility in campus life: a state-of-the-art chamber in the newly opened Upchurch University Center, peering over the intersection of Brock Commons and Wheeler Mall.
The Robert Russa Moton Museum was recently awarded a $162,000 federal grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to support the museum’s efforts to engage young visitors, especially schoolchildren.
The Richmond Symphony Orchestra will return to the Jarman Auditorium stage at Longwood University on Oct. 19 for a special performance celebrating the works of composers Ludwig van Beethoven and Leonard Bernstein.
Two Caldecott winners, New York Times best-sellers, Ezra Jack Keats Award honorees and one of the most popular authors to ever appear in Farmville will entertain and inspire thousands of young people at the 5th annual Virginia Children’s Book Festival this October.
For the third straight year, Longwood has moved up the charts in the U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges guide – continuing the sharpest ascent in the regional rankings over that stretch of any Virginia public university.
In a ceremony on Friday, Longwood University unveiled a new monument that celebrates the consequential history of Farmville and its surrounding communities, and those who fought to expand American liberty, helping shape not only Farmville’s powerful story but that of the nation.