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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

Esports program partners with Techni Sport

The Lyon College Esports Program has secured its first program sponsor, partnering with Techni Sport. Techni Sport, a gaming chair and gaming accessories company, has provided 15 gaming chairs for Lyon’s new esports arena, which is expected to open this fall. “It’s exciting to have our first sponsor,” said Esports Coach Austin Lonsert. “Techni Sport believes in us to create a strong program, and I can’t thank them enough.” The gaming chairs... Read More
at Wednesday, June 5, 2019