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.

Lyon confers 121 degrees, recognizes Cole for support

Lyon College conferred 121 degrees to the 2015 graduating class at the 143rd commencement ceremony May 9 in Becknell Gymnasium.

During the ceremony, Lyon President Dr. Donald Weatherman presented Dale Cole with the Friend of Education Award for his generous support of the college.

2015 Biggest Winners

Congratulations to Andrew Hunter and Kat Seals, the winners of the 2015 Biggest Winners competition. Each semester, students, faculty, and staff can compete. Participants that lose the greatest percentage of their body weight over the semester are declared the winners. Students win $1,000 toward their next semester's tuition, and the prize for faculty/staff is $500. Andrew won the student competition, losing 18.5% of his body weight, and Kat won the faculty/staff competition, losing 13% of her body weight.

James Schlimmer takes post as new Vice President for Enrollment Services

When James Schlimmer described his ideal career position, he said it would be a role in admissions or enrollment at a church-affiliated small college. He found the perfect fit at Lyon College and has joined the administration as the new Vice President for Enrollment Services.

Lyon inducts freshman into honor society

Lyon College inducted 47 freshmen into the Lambda Delta honor society during a ceremony April 15 in the Bevens Music Room in Brown Chapel.

Dr. Philip Cavalier joins Lyon as new Vice President for Academic Services

Dr. Philip Cavalier, who has served as Provost and Dean of the College at Eureka College in Eureka, Ill., will soon join the administration at Lyon College. Dr. Cavalier has accepted the position of Vice President for Academic Services and Dean of the Faculty with Lyon and will begin his new role July 1.

Dr. Cavalier said he had heard about Lyon in a previous position in North Carolina, so he had some familiarity with the college before he applied.

Lyon College Shooting Club places among top schools at national championships

In its first year at Lyon College, the school’s trap shooting team is already earning top rankings. Lyon’s team placed fourth at the Association of College Unions International’s 47th annual Collegiate Clay Target Championships in March in San Antonio, Texas.

Lyon College presents American classic drama Picnic

Lyon College will present Picnic, regarded by many theatre scholars and critics as an American classic, April 16-19. Show times are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday in Holloway Theatre on campus.

Picnic won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1953. Often viewed as a “romantic” play, Picnic delves into more serious themes within American culture concerning class divisions, sexuality, and the social position of women. The play does contain mild language and mature content and may not be suitable for children under the age of 13.

Lyon presents the 36th annual Arkansas Scottish Festival

The pipes are calling. Lyon College will present the 36th annual Arkansas Scottish Festival April 10-12 on the campus.

“We invite everyone to come join us. This should be the biggest and best festival we’ve held yet,” said James Bell, director of the Scottish Heritage Program at Lyon.

Lyon presents the Quapaw Quartet Friday

The Quapaw Quartet will once again perform at Lyon College during the West Endowed Concert at 7:30 p.m. March 27 in the Bevens Music Room of Brown Chapel. The quartet will perform selections composed by Bedrich Smetana and Ludwig Van Beethoven. The concert is free and open to the public.