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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

Lyon College starts new tradition at matriculation

Lyon College welcomed over 240 freshmen and transfer students at the matriculation ceremony yesterday. Students participated in the new tradition of “Passing the Flame,” which symbolizes Lyon’s foundation of providing service to others while focusing on personal integrity. ShaNae Snow, a member of the graduating class of 2019, passed on the flame from the annual Senior Torch Lighting ceremony, lighting the way for the new class’s journey within the Lyon community. ... Read More
at Tuesday, August 20, 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 College announces spring 2019 Dean’s List

Lyon recently announced its Dean’s List for the spring 2019 semester. To be named to the list, a student must earn a 3.75 or higher GPA and take a minimum of 12 credit hours that semester. Students from nine states and three countries received the honor. Students from Arkansas include: Alpena Olivia Lynch Austin Hannah Wu Batesville Blake Caldwell Taylor Dale Garrett Stevens Emily Dyer McKinley Fox Brandon Girbaldie Benjamin Grafton Lauren... Read More
at Monday, June 10, 2019