Lyon professor installed in endowed position

The Maxfield Room of Edwards Commons was filled with faculty, staff, and students who turned out to show their support of Dr. Tim Lindblom as he was installed as the new Willie Dillard Bryan Professor of Biology.

Lyon College to form new marching band

With the inauguration of Lyon College’s new football program, it is only natural that the formation of a marching band should follow. Lyon’s administration is proud to announce the intentions of doing just that.

“Lyon has had a small concert band for a number of years.  We are delighted to announce that we are recruiting in order to expand that band into a marching band to complement our new football program,” said Dr. Virginia Wray, vice president for academic services and dean of the faculty.

Shaw hoping to get campus pumped for kickboxing class

With the beginning of the new semester also comes the beginning of the latest Biggest Winner competition on campus. If you’re hoping to win the prize in the competition or just looking for a workout to break the monotony of your usual routine, join Samantha Shaw for kickboxing every Wednesday evening at 5:20 p.m. on the stage in Brown Chapel.

“I expressed interest in teaching a fitness class to Pat Mulick. He conducted a Lyon Listens survey, and the overwhelming response from students was to start a kickboxing class,” Shaw said.

Lyon College president to fill leadership role with Arkansas’ Independent Colleges and Universities

Lyon College President Dr. Donald Weatherman was recently named the president of the board of directors for Arkansas’ Independent Colleges and Universities. Weatherman said as president of the board he will work in conjunction with the AICU’s president, Rex Nelson, to continue to educate the public and state legislators about the importance of private colleges in Arkansas.

Lyon couple named new Spragins House mentors

Assistant Professor of Art Dustyn Bork and Carly Dahl, advancement coordinator, will soon call the Lyon College campus home — literally. The husband and wife team, who have been working at Lyon for five years, will step into the roles of the new Spragins House Resident Mentors.

As Spragins House mentors, Bork and Dahl will help freshmen students with the transition into college life.

The Anointed Ones to perform Feb. 8

Lyon College presents The Anointed Ones, a female gospel group, in concert from 4-6 p.m. Feb. 8 in the Bevens Music Room in Brown Chapel.


Lyon senior will see original work come to life on stage

Alexandra Patrono-Smith, a senior at Lyon College, will see her first full-length play come to life in February in Lyon’s Holloway Theatre.

Hello, a semi-autobiographical play that centers around the theme of mental illness and severe family discord, will show at 7 p.m. Feb. 13 and at 2 p.m. Feb. 14. The two-act production will last about an hour and a half with intermission. Admission is free and open to the public.

Smith said the play is a dramatized version of events she experienced in her own life.

Scott Johnson to present "Rathergate Ten Years After" at Patterson Lecture

The Lyon College Convocations Committee will present Scott W. Johnson at the 2014-15 Patterson Lecture from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Feb. 12 in Nucor Auditorium in the Lyon Building. Johnson's presentation is "Rathergate Ten Years After." The lecture is free and open to the public.

Johnson is a Minneapolis, Minn. attorney.  He practiced law for 35 years as an associate and partner at the Faegre & Benson law firm and as corporate counsel in the law departments of two Minnesota-based companies. 

Lyon psychology professor named new Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students

Dr. Patrick Mulick, Associate Professor of Psychology, was selected as the new Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students effective July 1, 2015. Mulick will take over for Dr. Bruce Johnston who will retire at the end of the academic year.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed my years at Lyon and in Batesville,” Johnston said. “Lyon attracts bright, engaging and responsible students.  Their respect for each other and their love for the College has made this position one I have cherished. I will always be grateful for the opportunity to serve in this role.”

Lyon participates in #GivingTuesday

Lyon College once again is participating in #GivingTuesday, a global movement to shed light on the need to support philanthropic endeavors. As described on the Giving Tuesday website: "We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.