As we say hello to a new decade (hello 2020!), here are just a few of the memorable social media posts from the Longwood community over the past decade.
A prominent national foundation that supports innovative educational initiatives in civics and the liberal arts has announced a major grant to Longwood in support of the university’s distinctive new Civitae Core Curriculum.
One of Longwood’s most impactful professors has been recognized by the Commonwealth with its highest award for faculty work at its public and private colleges and universities.
This semester the students planted, tended and then harvested a “victory garden” as part of Lund’s English 215 class, titled “9/11: Loss and Redemption.” The class counts as credit toward the Historical and Contemporary Insights pillar in Longwood’s Civitae core curriculum.
A stunning new home for Longwood admissions opened its doors to the community this week, drawing praise for its warm and welcoming interior and for its classic architecture that echoes the historic character of High Street.
Continuing a trend that began more than a decade ago, the Longwood University Police Department is one of the top law enforcement operations in the country—and the top-ranked department among Virginia colleges and universities.
Beth Macy, the Virginia-based best-selling author and sharp-eyed observer of the opioid crisis and other challenges facing rural America, will speak at Longwood later this month.
Four area high schoolers won’t go home after school next Thursday. Instead, they’ll head to Longwood’s Fall Showcase for Research and Creative Inquiry, where they will present their own research alongside hundreds of college students.
Marcus Marin '20, a psychology major who hopes to become a school counselor after he graduates this May, has been on the Honor Guard for three of his four years in the National Guard.
A world-renowned visual storyteller known for her large-scale cutout images that have been featured in major museum collections and on the cover of Dave Matthews Band’s latest album, Come Tomorrow, will visit Longwood in November.
Virginia’s leading political commentator is coming to Longwood next month to share his insights on the consequential 2019 state legislative elections, as well as national politics in the bellwether Old Dominion as the 2020 presidential campaign shifts into gear.
One of the most celebrated and beloved authors in America is coming to Longwood this month as the featured author at the sixth annual Virginia Children’s Book Festival.
The Richmond Symphony will return to the Jarman Auditorium stage at Longwood University for a special performance showcasing the works of two of classical music’s most celebrated Russian composers.
Longwood University faculty members were recently awarded two grants from the National Science Foundation to fund innovative programs.
Four leading cyber security experts will convene on the campus of Longwood University next week to discuss the biggest challenges facing the global IT community and what citizens can do to secure their private data from being harvested by cybercriminals.
One of Shakespeare’s most popular plays is coming to Longwood this month for a free performance open to the public as part of the university’s longstanding relationship with the American Shakespeare Center.
Convocation, an annual rite at Longwood, marks the formal beginning of the academic year and serves as a showcase for intricate displays on graduation caps reflecting the unique personalities of this year’s senior class.
James Bennett ’21 is the recipient of the 2019 Moton Legacy Scholarship, one of the highest honors bestowed by the university.
Rabih Alameddine, a Lebanese American fiction and essay writer known for his diverse and multifaceted storytelling, is the 2019 winner of the John Dos Passos Prize for Literature—a premier literary award given annually by Longwood University.
Longwood’s reputation was already on the rise in the annual U.S. News college rankings. This year, it’s also being recognized as the “Best Value” among Virginia public universities.
Chemistry major Sarah Elsakr’s PRISM research project this summer could have been ripped from an episode of the forensic crime drama television series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.
It was just after midnight when Haleigh Pannell ’20 got the news that she’d been elected Student Government Association president at Longwood. Overcome with excitement, she woke up her parents to share the good news.
The first cars arrived at Frazer Hall just before 7 a.m. on Thursday morning to wait for the doors of Longwood’s newest residence hall to open.
Hundreds of future teachers will move into Longwood this week when freshmen make their way to their residence halls for the first time.
Students returning to campus this month will see some big changes. Among them, the re-opening of Frazer Hall, a new admissions building about to open, and significant progress on the new academic building behind French.
Students returning to campus this month may be looking forward to their favorite D-Hall staples--chicken patty day, the pasta and omelet bars, and grilled cheese. When they return, they’re in for a whole lot more.
Longwood University has again been named one of the top regional universities in the United States by Princeton Review, one of the most popular and influential college rankings published each year.
It can be for some trained athletes. Alexis Wayland '22 has been working with Dr. Troy Purdom this summer to see if hyaluronic acid levels could be a factor.
No citronella for Charlotte Pfamatter '21 and Curran Atkinson '21. They spent their summer research project attracting mosquitos—on purpose.
Any oncologist will tell you that catching cancer early is the best chance to fight and beat the disease. Often the groundwork for early detection is laid in the research lab.
Shake your tail feather? How does that help birds in flight? Catherine Swinsky '20 is spending her summer birdwatching to investigate.
Sarah Dooley ’21 might one day be able to sample the fruits of her summer research at Third Street Brewing—Farmville’s craft brewery.
Dr. Amorette Barber, an associate professor of biology, has been a devoted teacher during her eight years at Longwood. She’s also been busy in her research lab, where she involves students in her work to develop more effective cancer treatments.
Brianna LaFratta ’20 she is participating in the PRISM summer research initiative — Longwood’s signature program that pairs students with faculty members for eight weeks of intensive paid research work.
A two-year grant of $50,000 will help Longwood Recovers, the university’s collegiate recovery program, reach more students and hire additional help to grow services for students in recovery or considering making a change in that direction.
Longwood is proud to recognize more than 1,000 students named to the Dean’s List and President’s List for the 2019 fall semester.
Josh Walker '20 didn’t come to Longwood thinking about molecular electronics, but that’s all he’s doing these days.
Farmville Town Council passed a resolution recognizing Longwood alumna Joan Perry Brock ’64, which was presented to her during Alumni Weekend on June 1.
Chaniece Williams ’19 will put the political science degree she earned last month to use beginning today, when she reports for work in Gov. Ralph Northam’s administration through the prestigious Governor’s Fellows Program.
Longwood students embraced an important change in the movement to become more environmentally friendly this spring—and won a national challenge in the process.
Longwood’s efforts to create a healthier campus have received top honors in a worldwide assessment—an achievement just 54 other universities can boast.
Each year, thousands of family members, friends and loved ones gather on Wheeler Mall and in Jarman Auditorium to celebrate the culmination of years of struggle, sacrifice and accomplishment by Longwood graduating seniors and graduate students.
Longwood University is freezing its undergraduate tuition charge next year for all new and returning students, continuing a commitment to being Virginia’s leading public university when it comes to keeping college costs affordable for students and families.
Zach Morgan ’19 knows what his two favorite moments of his Longwood career will be, and they both happened the spring semester of his senior year: the annual CHI bonfire, in which senior CHI members’ identities are divulged, and Princeps reveal.
Standing in the spot that had once been his childhood backyard, Skip Griffin issued a challenge to the Longwood University graduates sitting before him.
They may be identical twins, but they are far from the same person. One is an accomplished student-athlete on the Longwood women’s basketball team; the other is one of the most involved students on campus, a member of several organizations and community-based groups.
As she reflects on her four years at Longwood, Courtney White ’19 has some sage advice for the incoming freshmen who will come behind her—embrace new things.
The best laid plans of mice and men, the poet says, often go awry. Tell that to Jahleem Montague ’19, the digital media superstar who never thought about those three words together before two years ago.
Graduating from college. That’s the big dream—the one that prompted Maria Reynoso’s parents to move, with 2-year-old Maria, from Guadalajara, Mexico to the United States two decades ago.
Dr. Craig Challender’s career at Longwood ended with two poems. Making the moment even more poignant, the class happened to also be the last one for two graduating seniors, Annie Polek and Carson Blackwood, both of whom will walk across the commencement stage on Saturday.
Communication Studies major Shannon Blunt ’19 arrived at Longwood thinking she wanted to work on the student newspaper. Then she saw the WMLU studio, and everything about her next four years changed.
Louis Gould ’19, a history major who might possibly be the busiest student at Longwood.
The list of accolades Megan Garrett ‘19 collected in the waning weeks of her college career is a true testament to her commitment to citizen leadership and service during her years at Longwood.
More than 600 Longwood students have been hard at work studying many topics, from aquatic intervention for children with cerebral palsy to politics in the age of social media.
Every year, the faculty of Longwood’s Department of Biological and Environmental Services celebrates this diversity with an annual BioBlitz, a community event in which people from across Farmville and Prince Edward identify and record species, learn about local wildlife and natural history, and explore the world around them with experienced natural
Longwood University on Wednesday announced the largest gift in the institution’s history, a $15 million contribution from philanthropist Joan Brock ’64, which will go toward the construction of a new convocation and events center next to Willett Hall.
Robert Whitaker, an award-winning investigative journalist and author of five books will deliver the prestigious 2019 Simkins Lecture, held annually each spring at Longwood University.
An award-winning poet and children’s book author is coming to Longwood to read from her work and discuss common themes in her titles.
Beginning with an April 6 kickoff event, the NEA Big Read: Heart of Virginia will feature a month of programming centered on Ron Rash’s celebrated novel Burning Bright, a collection of stories set in Appalachia that chronicle generational struggle and culture.
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More than sixty years ago, Skip Griffin and his siblings were denied an education when Prince Edward County closed public schools rather than integrate. Now, he is returning to his birthplace to address the Longwood Class of 2019 during commencement exercises on May 18.
The project focused on a new music education building just took a major step forward.
If a picture is worth a thousand words, what are 12,000 PICTURES OF LANCERS worth?
During the last year, Longwood students have been sending home pre-packaged family activities to area Head Start classes—small projects like planting seeds in a cup of potting soil, feet painting and puzzle making—and collecting data on whether those families feel closer to each other.
Longwood is proud to recognize more than 1,000 students named to the Dean’s List and President’s List for the 2018 fall semester.
Several of Longwood’s primary admissions publications were recognized for their outstanding quality in print design and editorial excellence by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District III.
Two Virginia Children’s Book Festival mainstays took home the most coveted awards in children’s literature this year: the Caldecott and Newbery Honors.
It’s a spring filled with screwball comedy that will leave audiences erupting in laughter and a musical revue that will take theater-goers around the world at Longwood.
It’s been 154 years since the end of the Civil War, but the accounts of post-war discovery continue to inspire and capture our imagination.
The Longwood music department’s spring calendar of events once again provides a unique lineup of performances that will delight music lovers across the heart of Virginia.
The goddaughter of local civil rights heroine Barbara Johns will return to Farmville this month to mark Longwood’s annual celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
For an unprecedented ninth-straight year, Longwood’s police department has been ranked among the best university security operations in the country and as the top-ranked department among Virginia colleges and universities.
One of the most celebrated contemporary poets in America, whose turbulent works often use variations in form and punctuation to underscore physical and emotional turmoil, will anchor the Longwood Authors Series in an unmissable lecture this spring.
Jaelon Hariston is one of the students in Clint Wright’s first-year coaching group—an innovative new approach to helping freshmen acclimate to college life that Longwood introduced and piloted in the fall semester.