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In the face of trends and tough competition, Longwood's longtime values appeal to a new generation

President W. Taylor Reveley IV talks with Everett Berryman Jr. (center) and Farmville Vice Mayor Chuckie Reid (right) during the opening reception for the exhibition Their Voices at the Moton Museum in April.

From the President

One of the great joys of watching Longwood thrive in recent years has been to observe how powerfully a new and extraordinarily diverse generation of students has embraced our most...

In Print

A Want of Vigilance:The Bristoe Station Campaign by Rob Orrison ’98 and Bill Backus The Bristoe Station campaign in the fall of 1863 is often overlooked because it occurred after...

On Point

The Hokule’a’s visit provided international visibility for Longwood’s research and sustainability efforts.

Fantastic Voyage

Traditional Polynesian sailing vessel drops anchor at Hull Springs, draws a crowd A Polynesian voyaging canoe in the middle of a three-year trek around the world without modern technology stopped...

Kinesiology majors Chris Thornton ’16, of Richmond, and Samantha Byers ’16, of Toano, paint the state of Louisiana yellow on the U.S. map Longwood students created at Bacon District Elementary in Charlotte County. Courtesy of Dr. ‘Vonnie’ Colvin

Border Patrol

Longwood students paint U.S.maps at 10 local elementary schools To students in Longwood’s Department of Health, Athletic Training, Recreation and Kinesiology, Virginia is neither a blue state nor a red...

Vote of Confidence

National Science Foundation invests $650,000 in teaching science the Longwood way Personal support and mentoring from faculty. Special opportunities inside and outside the classroom. The kind of supportive and nurturing...

Natasha Haskins ’06 and Donald Tyree enjoy a classroom lesson.

Rewarding a Love of Teaching

Fellowship helps veteran teacher reach goal of becoming a reading specialist Natasha Haskins discovered her love of kids when she was selling them Little Debbie cakes and slushies— nothing that...

Price increases held to historic lows for third straight year

Longwood has established itself as the unquestionable leader within the commonwealth when it comes to holding down cost increases. In April, the university’s Board of Visitors made Longwood the first...

Board of Visitors selects alumnus as rector; 3 new members appointed by governor

Robert S. Wertz Jr. ’85, a former member of the Longwood University Foundation Board and past president of the Longwood Alumni Association, has been selected rector of the Longwood University...

Call of the Wild

Longwood at Yellowstone project focuses on issues facing national park’s ecosystem The federal government this spring announced a controversial proposal to drop endangered species protection for grizzly bears around Yellowstone...

Feet in Sneakers standing in a grassy field

Crash Course

German 402: Advanced Conversation and Phonetics Instructor Dr. Brett Martz, assistant professor of German The play’s the thing The major focus of this course, taught every other spring, is a...

Kayla Stover, M.S. ’17, a student in the communication sciences and disorders program, participated in ‘Inquiry Across Disciplines.’

Show and Tell: Graduate students present their research in annual symposium

Students at Prince Edward County Middle School who had been struggling readers improved their SOL reading scores in spring 2015 thanks to a reading intervention plan designed and implemented by...

Taking Liberties

Study finds widespread evidence of questionable research methods in management field A surprising number of researchers in the field of management are framing their results to make their work appear...

Who Knew?

More than 100 members of the Longwood-Farmville community spent an afternoon this spring exploring what might be considered part of their own backyard—and what they found was surprising. Longwood’s Lancer...

Students donate thousands of books

When members of a Longwood student volunteer group learned that many children in the region have very few or no books of their own, they sprang into action. The group,...

Read the Fine Prints

Analyze your fingertips—not your palms—to see if diabetes is in your future, study shows Fingerprints are known to be important clues in solving crimes—but in predicting and preventing disease? That’s...

Russell Reed ’16, an anthropology major from Onemo, clears dry brush at Grand Canyon National Park.

Grand Canyon provides a different kind of break

Eleven Longwood students participated in a service-learning project at Grand Canyon National Park over spring break in March. Students in the Alternative Breaks student organization worked with Grand Canyon staff...

Natasha Paramanova improved her speech—and her self-esteem—during therapy with Longwood students, including Kelley Chaney (left), M.S. ’17, and Moriah Mayhew ’15, M.S. ’17

Loud and Clear

Boost in self-confidence is side effect of free speech therapy Kazakhstani woman received at Longwood

Dr. Roger Byrne

Vision and Experience

Distinguished scientist, veteran administrator to lead Cook-Cole College of Arts and Sciences

Steven J. Brown ’16, a music major from Java, was part of the choral group that performed ‘The Road Home’ during the ceremony.

A Joyful Noise

The sounds of commencement usher in a new chapter for 2016 graduates

Lancer Update

The softball team celebrates its third Big South Conference title before going on to the NCAA Tournament, where it reached the regional championship game.—photo credit Tim Cowie

In the Spotlight

Historic spring postseason ratchets up reputation, awareness of Longwood and Longwood athletics May 2016 was a month for the record books, but the stats weren’t just about Longwood softball’s winning...

Former Longwood baseball star Kyri Washington, part of the Boston Red Sox organization, is among the top sluggers in the South Atlantic League.

Movin’ on Up

3 Lancers pursuing big league dreams Three former Longwood baseball players are inching closer to the big leagues this summer. Former Lancer aces Mark Montgomery and Aaron Myers ’16 and...

Taking Sports Seriously

Athletics department creates organization to introduce students to careers in sports industry Part of Longwood’s mission and vision is to help its students become leaders who are prepared to make...

Julie Dayton ’81 in a 1992 photo when she was a coach at UVa.

Lacrosse alumna earns national honors

Former women’s lacrosse All-American and Longwood Hall of Fame member Julie Dayton ’81 will be inducted into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame on Sept. 10. As one of this...

Golfers place in top 10 in Big South tournament

Longwood’s men’s and women’s golf teams both placed golfers inside the top 10 at the Big South Championships to earn a pair of matching sixth-place team finishes. Men’s freshman Jordan...

Shiloh McKenzie ’16 (left) netted Co-Defensive Player of the Year honors in the Big South.

A Strong Finish

Record-setting lacrosse seniors cap 2016 with multiple awards Longwood lacrosse will look much different in 2017 as the program bids farewell to a senior class that left its mark as...

Longwood men’s basketball head coach Jayson Gee is the subject of an inspirational documentary and accompanying book, titled The Battle for Brandon: How a Coach Fought to Bring His Son Home, that premiered in May.

Against All Odds

Inspirational documentary details head basketball coach’s fight to overcome his son’s mental illness Longwood men’s basketball head coach Jayson Gee is the subject of an inspirational documentary and accompanying book,...

Soccer standout and biology major Olivia Colella ’16 will continue her research career in graduate school with help from the Bob McCloskey Insurance Big South Conference Graduate Fellowship.

Double Threat

Soccer standout excels in academics to land Big South graduate fellowship Olivia Colella ’16, a four-year starter on the women’s soccer team and a member of the Cormier Honors College,...

Baseball’s future is bright after breakout 2016 season

Thirty-two wins, a second-place finish in the Big South regular season, a trip to the Big South Championship semifinals and a program- best 14-10 conference record stood out on a...

Athletics office snags district writing award

For the second straight year, the Longwood athletics communications office received recognition in the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA)’s Fred Stabley Sr.Writing Contest. The feature story “Longwood Alum...

Sarah Butler ’16, an exercise science major from Melbourne, Australia, and men’s basketball stalwart Lotanna Nwogbo ’16, a kinesiology major from Lithonia, Georgia, were named Longwood Athletes of the Year.

Athletics recognizes excellence, commitment with 2015-16 awards

Longwood athletics held its annual awards banquet in April, recognizing the outstanding achievements of the university’s student-athletes and their teams during the 2015-16 season. The hour-and-a-half celebration brought together 200-plus...

Alumni News

What Can You Do in 60 Minutes?

Alumni asked to give time to Longwood community Want to enhance the Longwood alumni experience? All it takes is one hour a month. Alums who want to help can do...

On hand for the Class of 1966 50th Reunion were Linda Bosserman Dodson (left), Carol Robertson Campbell, Sissy Spencer Dunton and Frances Heath Scott.

Big Dreams and Determination

Class of 1966 gives $2.5million,meets participation goal  Members of the Class of 1966 like to say that the “Red Class always wins,” so it’s not surprising that their recent fundraising...

3 join Alumni Board

Chris Davis ’09 of Richmond, Linda Norris ’81 of Ellicott City, Maryland, and Rob Postel ’96 of Stafford joined the Alumni Board on July 1. Each will serve a three-year...

Richmond Skyline

Regional events welcome new alumni to metro areas throughout the state

All alumni are invited to regional events planned beginning in August to welcome graduates of the Class of 2016 to the alumni family. These casual “welcome to the city” events...

In Memoriam

LISTED IN ORDER OF CLASS YEAR Elizabeth Tarpley Pollok ’31 April 28, 2016. Murkland Dressler Turner ’35 May 8, 2016. Doris Trimyer Gresham ’39 April 24, 2016. Evelyn Timberlake Saunders...

Anna Prow ’88 is managing director and chief operating officer for the Enough Project, based in Washington, D.C.

Holding the Fort

Alumna’s work critical to organization focused on protecting human rights in Africa Anna Prow ’88 developed an affinity for Africa when she worked as a Peace Corps volunteer in Madagascar....

Tyler Fruge, M.A. ’14, who lives in New Orleans, already has won awards for a film he wrote and codirected.

Dreamcatcher

Alumnus sets his sights on writing and directing while learning the ropes of the film industry Tyler Fruge´, M.A. ’14, can’t wait for the film The Magnificent Seven to open...

End Paper

Assemblage by Polly Becker entitled Pupetmaster

Hearing Aid

Presidential election debates shut out campaign noise and allow voters to hear the candidates’ ideas by Dr. William Harbour As Longwood prepares for the 2016 U.S. Vice Presidential Debate, the...