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Lyon junior receives Friends of the North Fork and White Rivers Scholarship

Lyon College junior Jordan Webb received the Friends of the North Fork and White Rivers Scholarship on Thursday. “I’m very honored to receive this scholarship,” Webb said. “It has taken so much stress off this semester financially and will help me pursue my dream of being a biology teacher.” The scholarship benefits a full-time student pursuing a major or minor in biology, with preference given to students whose cumulative grade point average (GPA) is 3.0 or... Read More
at Friday, October 25, 2019

International guitar duo to give recital on Nov. 12

As part of an Arkansas tour, the international guitar duo Johannes Möller and Laura Fraticelli will visit Lyon College for a recital at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, in the Bevens Music Room of the Brown Fine Arts Building. Award-winning Swedish guitarist Möller’s close collaboration with Argentinian guitarist Fraticelli has resulted in a unique form of musical expression, their emotional playing style and strong connection making for unforgettable performances. The duo will... Read More
at Friday, October 25, 2019

Lyon College to start exercise science program

Lyon College officials have announced the addition of an exercise science program, addressing the needs of one of the fastest-growing career fields. The program will have two tracks: one track for students interested in going further into the healthcare profession as physical therapists or occupational therapists and a second track for students interested in fitness and wellness as a career. Provost Melissa Taverner said that the college’s accreditor, the Higher Learning Commission,... Read More
at Friday, October 25, 2019

Lyon commemorates centennial of Elaine Massacre

Lyon College will commemorate the centennial of the Elaine Massacre with two events this fall. Dr. Cherisse Jones-Branch will present “‘What are you going to do with us women?’: Gender, violence, and the 1919 Elaine Massacre” on Thursday, Sept. 19, at 4 p.m. in the basement of Whiteside Hall. Branch, the James and Wanda Lee Vaughn Endowed Professor of History at Arkansas State University, has written widely on the subject. “People have often discussed the 1919... Read More
at Wednesday, September 11, 2019

National higher education leader: ‘we need more schools like Lyon’

A nationally acclaimed higher education advocate recently applauded Lyon College for its high graduation placement rates among low-income and first-generation students. “Lyon shows that institutions that tackle the job of serving low-income and first-generation students can graduate substantial numbers of students and place them in jobs and graduate school,” said Terry W. Hartle, Senior Vice President for Government Relations and Public Affairs of the American Council on... Read More
at Friday, August 9, 2019