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Sitarist to perform at Lyon Sept. 20

By Angelica Holmes
Student Writer

On Saturday, Sept. 20, at 7 p.m. Lyon College will host “An Evening of Classical Music of India” in the Bevens Music Room in Brown Chapel. Free of charge to the campus and Batesville community, the concert will feature Ustad Imrat Khan on the sitar, Ustad Shafaat Khan on the tabla and Belinda Tracey on the tambura.

Lyon mathematics professor Joseph Stover, who also plays the sitar, is enthusiastic about the concert.

Health and Wellness gearing up for flu shot clinic

By Angelica Holmes

Student Writer

With flu season rapidly approaching, the Lyon College Health and Wellness team has a solution. Director of Health and Wellness and registered nurse LuAnn Baker along with her assistant Jennifer Hidy-Pitts, will host their annual flu shot clinic.

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 30, the duo will be on the bottom level of Edwards Commons distributing flu vaccines. During this time, all staff and faculty, as well as the first 100 students to make appointments, will get free influenza shots.

Lyon welcomes students’ families with weekend of activities

Family members of Lyon College students will get a glimpse of the students’ lives on campus during Lyon’s annual Family Weekend Sept. 12-14. The event will be the largest yet because of the increase in freshmen enrollment this fall.“Every year, it’s gotten bigger and bigger, and we’re ecstatic that we’ll welcome more than 500 family members to campus during this year’s Family Weekend,” said Taryn Duncan, director of alumni and parent services. “The highlight of this year’s event will be our first football scrimmage, which everyone on campus as well as in the community is excited about.”

Lyon awarded $400,000 by the Roy & Christine Sturgis Charitable Trust

BATESVILLE — The Trustees of the Roy & Christine Sturgis Charitable Trust recently awarded Lyon College a $400,000 grant to help fund two new residence halls that are under construction. Most grants from the Roy & Christine Sturgis Charitable Trust are for one year; however multi-year awards are sometimes granted. The grant will be awarded in four $100,000 installments.

Record-breaking class arrives at Lyon

Lyon College welcomed more than 300 new students, its largest incoming freshman class in the college’s history, Friday.

While new residence halls are under construction to accommodate the growth of the student body, renovations on existing housing are coming to fruition and temporary housing has been secured for students until the new residence halls are completed.

Campus full of excitement in preparation for new, returning students

Campus is buzzing with activity as Lyon College prepares to welcome its largest incoming freshman class in the college’s history.

“At the Matriculation Convocation we will welcome more than 300 new students. This is the largest influx of new students in the College’s history. The additions of football and wrestling have boosted our number of new students to a record high,” said Dr. Bruce Johnston, Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students.

Lyon receives $1 million gift from Wilson family

As the beginning phase of construction begins on new residence halls, Lyon College is proud to announce the receipt of a $1 million lead pledge from the R.E. Lee Wilson Trust Foundation to help fund the new residence halls.

Lyon alums have fairy-tale engagement on Nichols trip

When Maggie Hance told her boyfriend, Drew Nolley, about a proposal she witnessed at Disney World, she never imagined he’d propose to her at Stirling Castle in Scotland during a Nichols Trip with Lyon College students and faculty members.

“I was at Disney for a dance competition, and we saw a proposal happen while we were there. I told him I wanted to be proposed to at a castle, thinking maybe he’d do it at the castle at Disney. I never thought he’d do it at an actual castle,” Hance said.

Lyon adds extra orientation day for largest freshman class in school’s history

Lyon College has added an extra orientation date for incoming freshman to accommodate the record-breaking number of new students that will be attending in the fall.

Lyon College Upward Bound program to visit U.S. Geological Survey

The Lyon College Upward Bound Math-Science program will experience a first when the group visits The U.S. Geological Survey office in Little Rock June 19.

Jiana Stover, director of the Upward Bound program, said she selected the USGS as the destination for this year’s industry tour in an effort to broaden the exposure students have to a variety of career fields within Science, Math, Engineering, and Technology (STEM) and also because her background is in geology and hydrology. 

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