As we say hello to 2019, here are just a few of the memorable social media posts from the Longwood community over the past year.
More than 700 handcrafted items made by students and alumni went up for sale at the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts at the end of the semester.
Karen Tei Yamashita, a novelist, short story writer, playwright and professor known for her works of Asian American literature and magic realism, is the 2018 winner of the John Dos Passos Prize for Literature.
In just two years, groups of Longwood students will arrive in Puerto Rico—a Caribbean territory that has been the subject of intense debate since a devastating hurricane struck the island last summer.
Introduction to New Media is a collaboration between Dr. Denis Trubitsyn’s upper-level microbiology class and Lauren Rice’s art class.
The campus community gathered on Friday morning to get the first up-close look at Longwood’s towering new monument to Joan of Arc, the university’s patron hero.
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.
The performance by the internationally acclaimed theater company is being presented jointly by Longwood’s Department of English and Modern Languages and Hampden-Sydney College. It is open to the public.
The public is invited to an unveiling of the new historical monument dedicated to those in our community who labored and sacrificed to expand liberty.
The fresh water in America’s lakes is increasingly turning greenish-brown—which has negative consequences for water quality, fish and the aquatic food chain.
In the culmination of this past Friday's The G.A.M.E. 9.0, the Longwood community set an NCAA Division I record by bringing 2,073 people to the field hockey team's thrilling 2-1 win over Bucknell, the highest recorded attendance for a regular season game since the NCAA began tracking such statistics in 2006.
Danyelle Henderson '20 has never shied away from a challenge, no matter how big.
Lauren Johnson ’21, a chemistry major, is the youngest Longwood student participating in PRISM this summer.
Longwood student Todd Miller made his life count—but the real story is the impact he made after his death.
Trying to explain what Jordan Berkompas '20 is studying this summer with her faculty mentor involves tossing out everything most people know about geometry and how it works.
Nearly $11 million has been added in scholarship funding thanks to an unprecedented outpouring of philanthropy over the past six months.
Brigadier Gen. Patrick Finnegan, Longwood University’s 25th president who captured the hearts of students who affectionately called him “P-Finn” and helped usher in a new era for Longwood athletics, has passed away at age 68.
No test tubes needed for this science research project. Matthew Bowman ’20 is researching science education in hopes of improving teacher practices.
Last summer, Caitlin Harris ’20 was working in a factory alongside her father. This summer, the rising Longwood junior is studying DNA repair proteins and cancer mutations alongside Dr. Erin Shanle. And the biology major couldn’t be more in her element.
Taylor Reveley III and Taylor Reveley IV share not just a name, but a distinction unique in the history of American higher education.
Longwood is proud to recognize more than 1,000 students named to the Dean’s List and President’s List for the 2018 spring semester.
Longwood University has received a $15,000 grant to host the NEA Big Read in Farmville and Prince Edward County.
A snapshot of where things stand three years on since Longwood revealed the 10-year Master Plan for campus.
Longwood University’s Board of Visitors has approved tuition and fee increases for the 2018-19 academic year of 4.9 percent, including a new financial incentive that will reward students for taking a full course load.
As rainclouds held off for much of Saturday’s commencement ceremony before releasing a downpour amid cheers from the nearly 1,000 students in attendance, Gov. Ralph S. Northam told Longwood University graduates on Saturday that their preparation as citizen leaders has set them on a course for a life of purpose and progress.
Beginning next semester, a Longwood student who needs help organizing a big paper, needs to meet with an academic coach, and needs to add a class will no longer have to visit multiple buildings on opposite ends of campus.
Everywhere you looked last weekend—from the rooftop bar at the newly reopened Weyanoke Hotel to the outdoor tables at Uptown Coffee Café on Main Street to the celebration at Stubbs Mall on campus—Longwood alumni beamed from behind their shades at the university’s second Mega Reunion.
For seniors, the week before graduation is one of the most exciting times of their college careers. It’s also a time to reflect on lessons learned both in and out of the classroom. We asked 21 seniors who are about to walk across the stage at commencement about what they learned. The answers might surprise you.
Senior Week. It’s that once-in-a-lifetime, unforgettable interlude between the end of the senior spring semester’s academic work and Commencement.
The Longwood University Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders has been awarded a five-year U.S. Department of Education grant to focus on training speech-language pathology graduate students.
Every new program at a university needs a champion—a faculty member who will work to see not only its implementation but also set it up for future success.
This weekend, hundreds of alumni will return to Longwood for a spirited reunion weekend that will draw on the natural energy of campus as it prepares for commencement.
Just in time for two major weekends on campus, the Hotel Weyanoke, which for years housed students just steps away from the historic center of campus, is officially open for business as Farmville’s first boutique hotel.
Virginia House of Delegates Speaker Kirk Cox imparted advice to members of the Longwood Student Government Association as he encouraged them to pursue public service.
In senior spring, an Ambassador’s final tour becomes one check mark in a series of nostalgic lasts—last class, last trip to D-Hall, last late-night run for food. It’s a poignant moment, and one they’ll never forget.
Coming soon to Longwood: a new interdisciplinary academic building with cutting-edge classrooms and learning spaces, all inside a handsome structure fitting seamlessly into the classical center of campus.
Sixty-one Longwood University nursing students going on the road next week to educate the Prince Edward community about the importance of five different vaccines: hepatitis, influenza, pneumonia, shingles and HPV.
With student activism recently in the news, it’s fitting that this month we are commemorating the first Barbara Rose Johns Day in Virginia.
The irony of our “blue planet” is that most water on Earth is unusable to humanity. Fresh water — which is essential for life and needed for agriculture, industry, and society — makes up less than 3 percent of the total water on Earth; and only 0.03 percent is easily accessible in lakes, rivers, and swamps.
For the biology major Mahelet Mamo ’18, the research, leadership and experiential learning she has been afforded at Longwood far eclipse those of her friends and peers at other universities and have prepared her well for the next step on her journey to becoming a physician.
For the past academic year, more than 600 Longwood students have been hard at work, studying everything from the morphology of bacterial magnetic crystals to Andrew Jackson and the nullification crisis.
The annual Richmond Symphony concert at Longwood University is a can’t-miss event on the spring cultural calendar in Farmville, drawing a mix of students, faculty, staff and community members to Jarman Hall.
BioBlitz will be based at the Environmental Education Center at Lancer Park on Saturday, April 21, beginning at 9 a.m. The community is invited to explore nature in this free event.
At Longwood, the Office of Student Success is implementing an innovative approach to students’ first year on campus that addresses many of these concerns and provides the kind of mentoring support from faculty and staff that has become one of Longwood’s trademarks.
A staple of liberal arts curricula across the world, Latin provides not only a deeper understanding of the English language, but a rigorous addition to the course catalogue for students who studied it in high school to continue at Longwood and complete the language requirement for graduation.
Gov. Ralph Northam, the 73rd governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, will address Longwood University graduates as the 2018 commencement speaker.
Susan Glasser, Politico’s chief international affairs columnist and host of the Global Politico podcast, will speak April 3 at 7 p.m. in Longwood University’s Wygal Hall on “Covering Washington in ‘post-truth’ America: A report from the front lines of the Trump era.”
Longwood senior Praise Nyambiya ’18 described his recent service on the Governor’s Millennial Civic Engagement Task Force as a “life-changing experience.”
Faculty and students in the Longwood University College of Business and Economics are partnering with the Farmville Library Free Tax Service to offer free tax-return preparation for anyone whose annual income is less than $54,000.
A cruise ship performer, a Moscow-based diplomat and a Cyclocross champion walk into a… podcast? No, it’s not a joke. It’s Season Two of the Day After Graduation podcast, which launched this week.
The College of Business and Economics at Longwood University recently extended its accreditation from the most prestigious accrediting agency for schools of business around the world.
The Longwood University Camerata and Chamber singers have been selected to join the Richmond Symphony in early February for a special concert honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Longwood’s spring concert calendar will once again crescendo to a performance by the Richmond Symphony Orchestra, which will return to campus in April to perform for the seventh year in a row.
A.D. Carson, the UVA professor of hip-hop who first rose to fame for his doctoral dissertation that took the form of a 34-track rap album, will bring his performance art and perspective to Longwood this January as the apex of a week of activities celebrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
The second half of the 2017-18 Longwood theatre season will be punctuated by a lot of laughs and familiar pop music from the Beatles to the Bangles era.