Novelist visits Lyon College as Heasley Prize winner

Write a monster, not a grape.

This is the advice Tony Earley gives his creative writing students at Vanderbilt University, which he passed on to students at Lyon College during a public interview session April 22.

“Imagine how gross it would feel to step on a grape barefooted,” Earley said. “That’s why I tell my students to write a monster story, not one that’s squishy like a grape.”

Tebbetts’ Faulkner course steps into novels

By Samantha Jones

Dr. Terrell Tebbetts became a Faulkner scholar early in his career, having taught Absalom, Absalom! in a basic literature course. The novel piqued his interest in the Southern writer, and Tebbetts has studied Faulkner extensively ever since.

Ditch the Dumpster offers valuable service to students, charities

As graduation nears, what to do with furnishings, clothing and even food that will not be going home with them when they leave in May is the last thing on students’ minds. Instead of tossing usable items in the trash, Ditch the Dumpster offers students a way to get rid of items they don’t have room to transport home while providing a valuable service to local charities.

Guest speaker relates experiences of mission work in South America

Lyon students had a unique experience during regular chapel services in the Small Chapel in Brown Chapel Thursday. Rev. Sarah Henken, regional liaison for the Presbyterian Church (USA) in the Andean countries of South America, including Bolivia, Peru, Colombia and Venezuela, delivered a sermon as guest speaker and also helped conduct parts of the service in both English and Spanish with Lyon Interim Chaplain Bill Branch.

Henken’s sermon focused on a central theme of what it means to truly embody the word of God.

Lyon students see works of master artists on Art in Context trip

Lyon College students had the opportunity to get up close with works from master artists such as Picasso, Degas, van Gogh, and famous contemporary artists such as Trenton Doyle Hancock and Damien Hirst during the Art in Context trip over spring break.

Lyon students perform with ASO in Little Rock

LITTLE ROCK — The Lyon College Concert Chorale joined the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, and Philip Mann, Music Director and Conductor, for the fifth installment in its 2013-2014 Stella Boyle Smith Masterworks Series: Verdi’s Requiem on March 1-2 at the Robinson Center Music Hall.

The performance features four vocal soloists, a full complement of brass and percussion, and a massed double chorus made up of eight Arkansas college and professional choirs.

Lyon College is proud to announce the Dr. John Beineke Convocation

Lyon College is proud to announce the Dr. John Beineke Convocation.  The convocation will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 20 in Nucor Auditorium. Dr. Beineke is a Distinguished Professor of Educational Leadership and Curriculum and also Professor of History at Arkansas State University.  Beineke has been a public school teacher, college professor, foundation program director, and university administrator.  He will be speaking on his book Going Over the Hurdles: A Life of Oatess Archey.

Lyon jumps to No. 18 in poll, hosts WBC Wednesday

With a home game against arch-rival Williams Baptist College in the quarterfinal round of the American Midwest Conference Women's Postseason Tournament coming up Wednesday night at 7 p.m. in Becknell Gymnasium, the Lyon College women's basketball team climbed up two positions to No. 18 this week in the NAIA Division I Women's Basketball Coaches Poll, the national office announced Tuesday.

Lyon welcomes global health expert

Lyon College will proudly present the Dr. Elizabeth Higgs Convocation at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27 in the Nucor Auditorium. Dr. Higgs will be speaking about several areas of her work with an emphasis throughout her lecture on the interdisciplinary nature of global health. She will try to communicate the need for a multi-sector, trans-disciplinary nature of making advances in global health at the population level, as well as touch on some of the United State Government Global Health Initiative’s goals and talk about work in those areas.

Lyon to host 125th meeting the Presbytery of Arkansas

Lyon College will host the 125th meeting of the Presbytery of Arkansas beginning with a worship service at 7:15 p.m. Feb. 21 in Brown Chapel.

The Presbytery of Arkansas rotates holding its February meetings at Lyon College and the University of the Ozarks, the two institutions of higher education affiliated with the Presbyterian Church in the state.

“It helps the church continue its relationship and connections with the colleges,” said Bill Branch, interim chaplain at Lyon College and former general presbyter of the Presbytery of Arkansas.