Lyon couple named new Spragins House mentors

Assistant Professor of Art Dustyn Bork and Carly Dahl, advancement coordinator, will soon call the Lyon College campus home — literally. The husband and wife team, who have been working at Lyon for five years, will step into the roles of the new Spragins House Resident Mentors.

As Spragins House mentors, Bork and Dahl will help freshmen students with the transition into college life.

The Anointed Ones to perform Feb. 8

Lyon College presents The Anointed Ones, a female gospel group, in concert from 4-6 p.m. Feb. 8 in the Bevens Music Room in Brown Chapel.


Lyon senior will see original work come to life on stage

Alexandra Patrono-Smith, a senior at Lyon College, will see her first full-length play come to life in February in Lyon’s Holloway Theatre.

Hello, a semi-autobiographical play that centers around the theme of mental illness and severe family discord, will show at 7 p.m. Feb. 13 and at 2 p.m. Feb. 14. The two-act production will last about an hour and a half with intermission. Admission is free and open to the public.

Smith said the play is a dramatized version of events she experienced in her own life.

Scott Johnson to present "Rathergate Ten Years After" at Patterson Lecture

The Lyon College Convocations Committee will present Scott W. Johnson at the 2014-15 Patterson Lecture from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Feb. 12 in Nucor Auditorium in the Lyon Building. Johnson's presentation is "Rathergate Ten Years After." The lecture is free and open to the public.

Johnson is a Minneapolis, Minn. attorney.  He practiced law for 35 years as an associate and partner at the Faegre & Benson law firm and as corporate counsel in the law departments of two Minnesota-based companies. 

Lyon psychology professor named new Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students

Dr. Patrick Mulick, Associate Professor of Psychology, was selected as the new Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students effective July 1, 2015. Mulick will take over for Dr. Bruce Johnston who will retire at the end of the academic year.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed my years at Lyon and in Batesville,” Johnston said. “Lyon attracts bright, engaging and responsible students.  Their respect for each other and their love for the College has made this position one I have cherished. I will always be grateful for the opportunity to serve in this role.”

Lyon participates in #GivingTuesday

Lyon College once again is participating in #GivingTuesday, a global movement to shed light on the need to support philanthropic endeavors. As described on the Giving Tuesday website: "We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.

Lyon's theatre program kicks off year with outstanding success

By Angelica Holmes
Student Writer

Selling out three of its four shows of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the theatre department is proving to be bigger and better than ever before. Leading the department is second-year Lyon professor Dr. Fonzie Geary. Though he is not boastful of the cast’s latest success, he is proud of all he and the entire department have accomplished in his short time here.

Lyon College Pipe Band to perform free concert

The Lyon College Pipe Band will perform a free concert at 7 p.m. Friday at the CALS Ron Robinson Theater in Little Rock.

Lyon holds groundbreaking for new residence halls

Lyon College celebrated the progressing construction of two new residence halls with a groundbreaking ceremony Oct. 16. Lyon Board of Trustees, faculty, staff, and members of the community attended the ceremony.

Dr. Donald V. Weatherman, Lyon president, thanked Lyon’s many supporters for their contributions to the project, including recognizing Board of Trustee Chairman Perry Wilson, whose family recently donated $1 million to the building project.

Lyon Board of Trustees approves addition of new member

The Lyon College Board of Trustees approved the addition of Dr. Rick Niece to the board at its fall meeting Oct. 17 on campus. The board met after a fall retreat to discuss items of business.Niece, vice president of the Walton Family Charitable Support Foundation Inc., retired in July 2013 as president of the University of the Ozarks in Clarksville. The university named him President Emeritus after his retirement. Niece earned a bachelor’s degree from Ohio State University, a master’s and doctorate from Kent State University, and has won several awards both as an author and an educator.