Brown Chapel steeple gets facelift

The steeple of the historic Brown Chapel on Lyon College’s campus is getting a facelift. Maintenance crews are cleaning and painting the steeple, a well-known symbol in the Batesville community. Other internal and external revitalizations are planned for the chapel.


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103 make Dean's List

Lyon College announced students who were named to the Spring 2015 dean’s list. To be on the dean’s list, a student must maintain a 3.75 grade-point average or higher while taking a minimum of 12 hours a semester. The 103 students named to the list are as follows:

Lyon College hosts second annual UB Day

The Upward Bound program at Lyon College welcomed more than 200 students to campus June 26 for the second annual Upward Bound Day.

Lyon launches new mobile app

The usage of smartphones is growing exponentially and research shows that the traditional age group (18-24) are using their smartphones multiple hours a day. Students become aware of events and activities going on around campus through emails, social media sites (e.g.-Facebook), and posters. If there is additional important information to share with students regarding academics, this is handled through emails and text messages. Students receive upwards of 100 emails a day. On average, only 10% of emails sent are opened by students.

Spots available in Lyon’s Celtic Arts Summer School

Registration is open and there are still spots available for students to attend Lyon College’s Celtic Arts Summer School set for June 14-19 on campus.

Lyon has hosted the summer school for the last 10 years for middle school and high school students interested in piping and drumming, according to James Bell, Lyon Pipe Band Major and director of the Scottish Heritage Program.

Lyon College receives $500,000 challenge grant from the Mabee Foundation

Lyon College is pleased to announce it was awarded a $500,000 challenge grant from the J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation. The grant will go toward funding one of the new residence halls that will open this fall.

As part of the challenge grant, Lyon raised $5,172,000 between April 2014 May 2015. The Mabee Foundation has supported other projects at Lyon in the past. In 2001, the Foundation awarded Lyon $500,000 to support the construction of the Derby Center for Science and Mathematics. In total, the college has received just under $4.4 million from the Foundation since 1973.

Judge Bill Walmsley presents Court of Appeals Opinions to Lyon

In a ceremony at the Batesville Chamber of Commerce May 20, former Arkansas Court of Appeals Judge Bill Walmsley '63 presented Dr. Scott Roulier, the John D. Trimble Professor of Political Philosophy at Lyon, with a copy of his court opinions that he wrote during his service on the Court of Appeals.

Lyon receives grant from the Winthrop Rockefelller Foundation

A grant from the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation will help young men attending Lyon College become leaders in Arkansas.

Lyon’s Marksmen Club receives NRA grant

The Marksmen Club and Lyon College wish to thank the NRA Foundation for its generous support through a grant to continue the club's growth and development.

The recently-awarded grant purchased 40 cases of ammunition for the team, a total of 10,000 shells.

“We are very grateful to the NRA. Without this support, our shooters could not have put in the practice needed to excel in competition,” said Landon Downing, coordinator for Lyon’s trap team.

Naming of new residence halls highlight of Lyon Board of Trustees meeting

The Lyon College Board of Trustees met for its spring meeting April 24 on the Lyon College campus.