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Who Knew?

Summer 2016

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

Summer 2016

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

Summer 2016

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…

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

Fantastic Voyage

Summer 2016

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…

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

Grand Canyon provides a different kind of break

Summer 2016

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…

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

Summer 2016

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

Summer 2016

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

Summer 2016

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

Summer 2016

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…

Longwood PD earns accreditation

The Longwood University Police Department recently became only the fourth college/university police agency to be accredited by the Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission. Accreditation, good for four years, certifies…