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.

Mulick to present Williamson Prize Lecture Feb. 18

Patrick Mulick, recipient of the 2013-2014 Lamar Williamson Prize for Excellence in Teaching, will present “Social Justice: The Heart of the Science of Psychology” at 11 a.m. Feb. 18 in the Maxfield Room of Edwards Commons as the Williamson Prize Lecture.

Mulick, associate professor of psychology at Lyon College, will relate three different areas of his research to social justice, specifically research he has done with veterans, populations living in the slums of Mexico City, and the discrimination of sexual minorities.

Lyon professor’s research delves into body’s detoxifying processes

It’s no secret that we are exposed to a barrage of toxins in our environment. Our own metabolism generates toxins. But how does our body rid itself of these toxins? That is the question at the core of Dr. Tim Lindblom’s research.

Lindblom, associate professor of biology, began a research project as a graduate student to explore the impact of toxins on the body’s detoxification system by examining a soil nematode, or worm, called C. elegans.

Leaders at Lyon

Eleanore “Nell” Tebbetts sat curled up under a table reading Ian McEwan’s Atonement on the set of Four Christmases as she waited for the next moment she was needed to prep the set for another take when an older, dressed-down gentleman came over and asked what she was reading. The pair had a brief conversation about the book, and the gentleman bid her farewell.

When she was called onto the set, she noticed the gentlemen there along with the other film stars Reese Witherspoon and Vince Vaugh.

Lyon to present The Dining Room

Lyon to present The Dining Room

BATESVILLE — Dr. Fonzie Geary, assistant professor of theatre, will direct A.R. Gurney’s The Dining Room, a comedy/drama that tells the story of the dying culture of upper-middle class Americans, known as White Anglo-Saxon Protestants, or WASPs.

Leaders at Lyon

William “Bill” Branch believes the road that led him to Arkansas and eventually Lyon College was guided by providence.

Branch had served as pastor of Grace Presbyterian Church in Victoria, Texas for 25 years when a parish associate in the congregation needed to attend training to become an interim pastor. In support of one of his flock, Branch offered to attend the training as well. While there, Branch met a fellow student from his seminary school, Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, Va., who was now living in Arkansas.

Lyon takes first steps toward expanding on-campus housing

In an effort to see the student population increase 25 percent by 2017, Lyon College approved the construction of two new residence halls during a board of directors meeting in October. Fall 2015 is the projected completion date of the new housing construction.