Scholarship endowed in student's memory

The Stevens family gathered today with students, faculty, and staff at Lyon College to endow a scholarship in memory of their daughter, Rachel Kay Stevens. Rachel passed away in January. She was a psychology major at Lyon and was known and loved by many on campus.

Lyon College participating in ArkansasGives

Lyon College is not just about providing a quality education to students. It’s also dedicated to teaching them how to be compassionate, involved citizens working to make their communities stronger. To that end, Lyon is participating in the ArkansasGives campaign April 2.

Lyon scholarship fundraiser raises more than $150,000

Guests at the fourth annual Black Tie Blue Jeans Ball showed outstanding support for Lyon College’s Annual Scholarship Fund, raising more than $150,000. The event was held March 6 at The Cow Palace at Chimney Rock in Concord.

Lyon Pipe Band returning to Ron Robinson Theater

After the success of their first concert at the CALS Ron Robinson Theater in Little Rock, Lyon College’s Pipe Band is excited to be returning to the venue for another show.

Dr. Mark Schram to present Williamson Prize Lecture

Dr. Mark Schram, associate professor of biology at Lyon College, will present his Williamson Prize Lecture titled “Community Involvement to Reduce Healthcare Costs — An Initiative” at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24, in Nucor Auditorium. The presentation is open to the public.

Lyon professor installed in endowed position

The Maxfield Room of Edwards Commons was filled with faculty, staff, and students who turned out to show their support of Dr. Tim Lindblom as he was installed as the new Willie Dillard Bryan Professor of Biology.

Lyon College to form new marching band

With the inauguration of Lyon College’s new football program, it is only natural that the formation of a marching band should follow. Lyon’s administration is proud to announce the intentions of doing just that.

“Lyon has had a small concert band for a number of years.  We are delighted to announce that we are recruiting in order to expand that band into a marching band to complement our new football program,” said Dr. Virginia Wray, vice president for academic services and dean of the faculty.

Shaw hoping to get campus pumped for kickboxing class

With the beginning of the new semester also comes the beginning of the latest Biggest Winner competition on campus. If you’re hoping to win the prize in the competition or just looking for a workout to break the monotony of your usual routine, join Samantha Shaw for kickboxing every Wednesday evening at 5:20 p.m. on the stage in Brown Chapel.

“I expressed interest in teaching a fitness class to Pat Mulick. He conducted a Lyon Listens survey, and the overwhelming response from students was to start a kickboxing class,” Shaw said.

Lyon College president to fill leadership role with Arkansas’ Independent Colleges and Universities

Lyon College President Dr. Donald Weatherman was recently named the president of the board of directors for Arkansas’ Independent Colleges and Universities. Weatherman said as president of the board he will work in conjunction with the AICU’s president, Rex Nelson, to continue to educate the public and state legislators about the importance of private colleges in Arkansas.

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.