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Lyon celebrates MLK Day with first annual Unity Circle

On Monday, January 18, a group of students, faculty, and staff braved the cold winter air to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., with the first annual Lyon Unity Circle. Even though a power outage delayed the ceremony until the afternoon, over 70 participants still attended, held hands, and stretched the circle to its fullest extent, symbolizing the breadth of Dr. King’s dream and the hope for a fully unified world. Dr. Philip Acree Cavalier, Dean of Faculty, spoke about Dr. King’s dedication to his life mission, even when his own family was threatened. Rev.

Restoring Memories: Renovating a campus icon

Brown Chapel is the symbol of the Lyon College campus, an iconic structure resonating with scores of Arkansas College and Lyon College alumni alike.

Psychology professor awarded for work with freshmen

Congratulations to Dr. Jenn Daniels, Assistant Professor of Psychology and Co-Director of the YearOne freshman orientation program! The National Resource Center and Cengage Learning have chosen her as one of 10 Outstanding First-Year Student Advocates for her work with Lyon freshmen and her positive impact on the College. She will attend an awards reception at this year's Annual Conference on the First-Year Experience held in Orlando.

Four Lyon students make intercollegiate band

Congratulations to Dalton James, Morgan Webb, Hannah Smithee, and Emily Oldman (pictured) for being the FIRST Lyon students to earn positions on the Arkansas Intercollegiate Honor Band! These students will perform with other outstanding band students from Arkansas colleges and universities at the Arkansas Music Educators' Conference in February, which will be held at the Hot Springs Convention Center. We are proud of you, and we know you will represent Lyon College well! 

Students give back for the holidays

In the midst of final exams, holiday break preparations, and the rush to finish holiday shopping lists, several Lyon College students have dedicated time for serving others this month. Chemistry students of Dr. Irosha Nawarathne and Lyon’s chapter of Circle K International have reached out to the community to help children in need of extra holiday cheer.

 

Dean of Faculty receives Swarthmore distinction

Dr. Philip Acree Cavalier, Vice President for Academic Services and Dean of the Faculty at Lyon College, was named a “Distinguished Academic” by his alma mater, Swarthmore College.

 

Lyon mourns the loss of Frank Lyon, Jr.

Frank Lyon, Jr., was a trustee of Lyon College in Batesville for nearly 30 years, serving a lengthy term as Chairman of the Board. When he left the board, he continued his involvement with the institution named in honor of his family as Special Advisor to the President from 2012 until his death. The College awarded him with an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree at commencement in 1997.

 

Lyon students attend West Magnet College Day

For Brandi Allen and her kindergarten son, Rhys, College Day at West Magnet Elementary did not seem right without real college students. The school’s Red Ribbon Week for awareness of drug-free living included special themed dress-up days during the week. On College Day, Rhys brought his Scots sword and wished he could hang out with some Lyon football players.

 

Holocaust survivor Inge Auerbacher to speak at convocation event

Monday, November 2, at 7 p.m., Lyon College and the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville will collaborate to bring Inge Auerbacher to speak about surviving a concentration camp as a child. This convocation is free and open to the public and will be held in Independence Hall at UACCB. The Lyon College Student Activities Council is sponsoring the event.

 

Dr. Wesley Beal publishes book of literary criticism

Dr. Wesley Beal, Assistant Professor of English at Lyon, has published a book titled Networks of Modernism: Reorganizing American Narrative. Available through the University of Iowa Press, this critical work examines the socioeconomic networks of the American modernist era and their contributions to the literature of that period.

 

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