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Kresge Gallery to feature exhibition by Tessa Davidson

The Kresge Gallery at Lyon College will feature the art exhibition “Saints Re-Formed” by Tessa Davidson from Tuesday, Jan. 14, through Friday, Feb. 28. The reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, in the Alphin Humanities Building and will include an Artist Talk by Davidson. The exhibit features 12 oil paintings inspired by the legends and symbols of historic saints, but with a modern twist.  For example, her painting “Hope Has Feathers” depic... Read More
at Monday, January 13, 2020

Graduate outcomes: Lyon tops national average 5 years in a row

For the fifth year in a row, Lyon graduates achieved an outcomes rate higher than the national average. This year, 98 percent of the 2019 graduates are employed or continuing their education within six months of graduation. The College boasts a three-year average of 98 percent and a five-year average of 97 percent for student outcomes. “Very few schools enjoy the post-graduation success that Lyon does,” said Director of Institutional Research Andrew English, who compiled the rep... Read More
at Wednesday, January 8, 2020

HATS off: Lyon freshmen present research

The new Humanities, Arts, Sciences and Technology (HATS) event on Dec. 5 gave Lyon freshmen the chance to showcase the original research they have worked on during their first semester. Provost Melissa Taverner said the event, sponsored by Mortar Board, is a “first-year bookend” to the Student Creative Arts and Research Forum (SCARF), a spring event where upperclassmen share their research and scholarship. “We wanted to start freshmen off with the experience of presenting ... Read More
at Monday, December 9, 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, a... Read More
at Friday, October 25, 2019

Lyon becomes first private college in state to offer fermentation science

A new course is brewing at Lyon College. Lyon will be the first private college in Arkansas to offer its students 21 years and older the opportunity to learn how to brew in a new fermentation science course starting spring semester. “I hope students will leave with a better appreciation of fermentation,” said Dr. Alexander Beeser, assistant professor of biology. “Evidence suggests that students who view utility in their classes are more engaged and retain more material.&rd... Read More
at Thursday, October 24, 2019