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Category: liberal arts education

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

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 E... 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. &l... Read More
at Tuesday, August 20, 2019