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All Lyon on the Western Front

Lyon students celebrated the centennial of the Treaty of Versailles on their Nichols Trip to France and Germany, studying the causes and consequences of World War I. The Nichols International Studies Program provides financial assistance to students so they can take two-week long Nichols Trips led by Lyon faculty, studying abroad while earning college credit. Led by Associate Professor of English Dr. Wesley Beal and Assistant Professor of Romance Languages Dr. James Martell, the trip... Read More
at Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Lyon student makes case for law school at summer program

Sophomore Debjanee Protyasha Nandy had her day in court at the Prelaw Undergraduate Scholars (PLUS) Program this June. Funded by the Law School Admission Council (LSAC), the PLUS Program is a four-week, residential program at the University of Akron that provides an intense focus on the skills required to succeed in law school, the law school admission process, and a legal career. There is no cost to attend, and participants receive a $1,000 stipend, two free Law School Admission Tests... Read More
at Monday, July 29, 2019

Emmy is coming: Ward nominated for Game of Thrones VR experience

A Lyon alum may be crowned with an Emmy for helping Game of Thrones fans walk inside the world of Westeros. Harley Ward, ‘03, of Little Rock, and his team at AT&T received an Emmy nomination for developing a virtual reality (VR) experience that allowed consumers to defend the Wall from the monstrous White Walkers inside Westeros, a fictional continent where most of the action in the series takes place. “It was a 4-D experience, which means you had the full virtual... Read More
at Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Lyon student increases understanding of neurological disorders

A Lyon College senior is finding the links between altered neural connectivity and neurological disorders. Luke Shackelford, ‘20, is spending his summer in the University of Chicago’s molecular genetics and cellular biology department, researching neural development and how the neuromuscular system forms. To study this complex system, the research team is using Drosophila melanogaster, a type of common fruit fly, as its model organism. Shackelford said the project will collect... Read More
at Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Lyon alum spreads murals across Missouri

After revitalizing the historic Coca-Cola mural in downtown Batesville as an undergraduate at Lyon College, Victoria Hutcheson, ‘19, barely had time to let the paint dry before she began her next mural. Hutcheson was commissioned by the New Madrid Historical Museum in New Madrid, Mo., to create a 40-foot by 11-foot mural (below) for viewing from the Mississippi River levee. Starting on June 16, she began by sanding sections of the old mural where the paint was chipping. ... Read More
at Friday, June 28, 2019