- Senior Talk: 7 Soon-To-Be Graduates Reflect on Final Projects
Mary Alexander ’16 and Jennifer Thompson ’17 talked to members of the class of 2016 as they complete their final projects and presentations before heading off into the “real world.”
Quiet! Test in Progress
Briana Johnson ‘16
Business Administration with a concentration in Management and a minor in Supply Chain Endorsement
When Briana Johnson sat down in front of the ...
- 12 Study Spots Around Farmville
Looking for somewhere different to study? Mary Alexander ’16 and Jennifer Thompson ’17 suggest some perfect nearby spots to prepare during exam week.
1. The Greenwood Library
Need a quiet area or a whiteboard to aid your studying? The library has you covered! There will also be an exam station called “Fort Finals” near the front desk where ...
- Things We Love About Spring Weekend
Spring Weekend is here, and Natalie Joseph ’16 pulled together the top five things everyone loves about Longwood’s annual spring tradition.
1. Live Music & Free Concerts
One of the best parts of Spring Weekend is the free concerts that are open not only to students but also to anyone who wants to come out and join the fun. ...
- 6 Times Women Faculty and Staff Have Made A Difference
International Women’s Day is celebrated across the world on March 8th. Mary Alexander ’16 and Jennifer Thompson ’17 asked some of their fellow female Lancers about the women who have made a difference in their lives at Longwood.
Dr. Melanie Marks
Daniela Diez ’19 is a business major and tennis player from Panama. Her biggest inspiration at Longwood ...
- 15 Memorable Moments of 2015 as Seen on Social Media
As we say goodbye to 2015, here are just a few (of the many) memorable social media posts from the Longwood community over the past year. Enjoy.
1. VP Debate Buzz
From the impromptu celebration on Beale Plaza to the news teams that arrived on campus, Longwood’s selection as the site of the only Vice Presidential Debate ...
- 7 Longwood Professors Get Real
Mary Alexander ’16 and Jennifer Thompson ’17 asked some of their favorite professors
“What do you teach students to prepare them for the real world?”
Dr. Virginia Beard (Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice)
“My goal in all of my classes is to teach students to be critical readers and consumers of information…to not just take information at ...
- 9 Farmville (Trick or) Treats
The days are growing shorter and the temperatures are dropping. It’s that time of year when we crave something sweet and comforting. Mary Alexander ’16 and Jennifer Thompson ’17 compiled this list of local spots where you can find sweet treats to indulge yourself on these long, dark evenings.
1. Maria’s Sweet Creations – Cupcakes
Maria has a range ...
- 8 Must-Haves for Oktoberfest
Longwood’s officially ready to cut loose for Oktoberfest, and though it may be raining, Mortar Board is bringing a little bit of Hawaii to Farmville this year. The campus is ready, but are you? Mary Alexander ’16 and Jennifer Thompson ’17 compiled these 9 must-have items for one of the best weekends of the ...
- 13 Convocation 2015 caps you need to see
Even though the rain forced everyone into Willett Hall, Convocation 2015 was filled–as usual–with hundreds of well-decorated caps reflecting the unique personalities of this year’s senior class. Here are 13 of the ones you didn’t want to miss.
The Sorting Hat
The Photo Bomb
The Full Smiley
The Flower Pyramid
- Epic Rap Battles and 5 other fun, informative YouTube channels
Epic Rap Battles of History, the uber-popular YouTube channel that has garnered millions of views on its hilarious (and informative!) videos, is coming to Longwood on Tuesday, Sept. 15. The duo, who go by the stage names of Epic Lloyd and Nice Peter, will perform several of their hit “rap battles.” Students get in free, ...
- 15 Social Posts That Prove You’re Ready for Fall
Summer is a nice break from the rigors of academia, but there’s nothing quite like coming back to our campus home.
26 days. I’m so nervous but excited to start my college career. ?? #longwood19 pic.twitter.com/UnCC9i6JvJ ó Taylor (@taypowxo) July 22, 2015
Hi Longwood its me, Mere. Just wanted to say I miss you. See you in ...
- The History Behind Cersei’s Walk of Atonement on Game of Thrones
Spoiler alert: This post contains information about the Game of Thrones‘ Season 5 finale.
It’s no secret George R.R. Martin is a student of history—and a well-versed one at that.
Echoes of medieval history can be found in nearly every storyline in Game of Thrones, and Cersei Lannister’s public humiliation on Sunday was no different. Martin, author ...
- Why We Love Statistics
Statistics are everywhere–and they’re increasingly used to drive decisions around the globe. Baseball statistics guru Bill James is coming to Longwood for the annual Simkins Lecture on April 23, so the math department put together some of their favorite uses of statistics in the real and sports worlds.
Because we can prove that Babe Ruth is ...
- How Campuses Play a Role in Presidential Debates
Every four years, presidential candidates present their cases to the American public though presidential debates. Initially relegated to television studios, these debates began to be held at colleges and universities in 1976, withthe College of William & Mary setting the standard. Since then, higher education has played an increasingly important role in the presidential debate process. Just ...
- True leadership: LU students who have made a difference
At Longwood, we are proud of our close-knit community and campus culture of citizen leadership. Meet six of these students who have become advocates for change from the research lab to cities in Uganda.
Savannah Barnett ’15
In her lab coat and glasses, Savannah Barnett, a member of the Cormier Honors College, looks as if she belongs in a research lab. ...
- Fretting Frederick Douglass + 8 Other Civil War Peculiarities
On the eve of the 150th anniversary of the Confederate surrender at nearby Appomattox, Longwood University partnered with Appomattox Court House National Park for the 16th annual Civil War Seminar. Longwood, rich in history and tradition, served as a backdrop for the event.
Over three days, Civil War scholars and experts spoke on the final days ...
- 10 Ways to Spend Valentine’s Day in Farmville
Looking for something fun to do on Valentine’s day without leaving town? Natalie Joseph ’16 pulled together 10 suggestions right here in FarmVegas. All are within walking distance or a FAB ride of campus. You don’t even need a date—take a friend or have some “me” time.
1. See a movie
Sunchase Cinema always has plenty of movies showing. This ...
- 6 Things I Learned About Storytelling From Animating SpongeBob
SpongeBob has been a staple in young kids’ lives for a generation now—just try to ask any 20-something “Who lives in a pineapple under the sea?” and not have them reply “SpongeBob SquarePants!” Instant friendship.
So, with the release of the latest SpongeBob movie (Sponge Out of Water), who better to talk to about animation and storytelling ...
- Fun for All This Spring
From current events to concerts, from art exhibits to theatre, from corporate success stories to stimulating lectures, there is something for EVERYONE this year at Longwood University.
All events are free and open to the public except where noted. For the latest updated information, see the Longwood University Calendar of Events.
All the world’s a stage this spring.
FEBRUARY 12-15, 19-22
Sweeney Todd: ...
- Why Your Pear Shape Isn’t the Worst Thing Ever
Many women know how frustrating it is when their bodies won’t shed weight where they want it to.
But understanding how you’re put together can translate to a healthy acceptance of your particular body type and lead to a happier—and ultimately healthier—life, says Dr. Cathy Roy, an expert on the cellular basis of obesity who has ...
- Longwood cyber security prof: Blackhat is astoundingly accurate
By Dr. Randy Boyle, Associate Professor of Information Systems & Security
We’ve all seen hacker movies that feature utterly preposterous situations and technology. We’re looking at you, Hackers, Swordfish, and The Net.
But Blackhat, a high-tech Bourne-type thriller is surprising plausible, and seems almost rooted in reality.
The plot is fairly straightforward: formerly incarcerated Nick Hathaway (Chris Hemsworth) is pitted ...
- 14 Memorable LU Social Media Moments of 2014
As we say goodbye to 2014, here are just a few (of the many) memorable social media posts from the Longwood community over the past year. Enjoy!
1. Happy birthday to us… from Vince Gilligan, creator of Breaking Bad!
More from Longwood’s 175th celebration:
2. The Monster Dunk.
…which, by the way, also made ESPN SportsCenter Top 10 Plays.
- The Big Give + 10 More Ways #LancersShowLove
We hope you are as inspired by those in the Longwood community as we are every day. Here are 10 more inspiring ways we’ve seen #LancersShowLove this holiday season…
1. Everyone can do something.
For Alumni Association President Kathleen Early ’92, the holidays have long been an opportunity to give back—a legacy she inherited from ...
- 11 Reasons You Should Study Geography
Geography: for most of us, it’s that boring grade-school subject in which we had to memorize capitol cities, rivers and mountain ranges. Well, think again.
Geography is everywhere you look—from the phones we carry in our pockets to the navigation systems in our cars to the debate over geo-political issues, says Dr. Ed Kinman, a Longwood ...
- 20 Clubs/Orgs at Longwood You May Not Know About
With 200 clubs and organizations at Longwood University, students can become as involved as they want to be. There’s really something for everyone, and we’re not just saying that…
Just a few ways to indulge your love of competing or simply keep fit.
Join riding classes based on Hunter Seat Equitation that are open to anyone who is interested. Learn more
Play full-contact ...
- Longwood Lancers Shake It Off
- What Children’s Book Character Are You?
Longwood University is hosting the inaugural Virginia Children’s Book Festival on Oct. 10-11, 2014. Take this quiz to find out which classic children’s book character you are!
- 6 Things We Learned From Dr. Barber’s AMA
Dr. Amorette Barber, assistant professor of biology, discussed her research and expertise in immunology during an AMA (ask me anything) session on Reddit. Here are six things we learned from her AMA:
New developments in T cells are going to revolutionize the field of cancer therapy.
Dr. Barber: have developed some interesting new ways to make an “off-the-shelf” ...
- 9 Convocation Caps You Have To See
As part of a long-standing Longwood tradition, Convocation 2014 was filled with hundreds of well-decorated caps reflecting the unique personalities of this year’s senior class. Here are nine of the ones you didn’t want to miss.
The Wicker Chair
Conner Freeland and Molly Price
The Fall Ensemble
The Cat Eyes
The Despicable Me
…and (drumroll, please)
The Bone Collector
Dr. Jim Jordan
See all ...
- Class of 2018 is #LancerStrong
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- 4 Ways Funerals Are Changing
Imagine this: You walk into a memorial service and everyone is chugging beer, smoking and partying—including, seemingly, the deceased, who is posed at a table playing cards with a Busch in one hand and a cigarette in the other. This is not your ordinary funeral.
A recent study by Longwood University researchers Dr. Virginia Beard and ...
- 8 Awesome Longwood Summer Selfies
Lancers aren’t ones to sit around all summer doing nothing. Students have gone around the world over the break, attending concerts, seeing sights and even practicing a little citizen leadership. We asked students to send in their selfies from all over the place this summer, and here are the best ones according to your #LUTakeASelfie challenge ...
- 3 Tips to Sell Your Home Fast
Want to sell your home quickly?
Research by Longwood University’s Bennie Waller, professor of real estate, reveals the critical role of choosing the right agent.
1. Choose an agent with fewer listings.
More isn’t always better. Real estate agents with 15 or more listings may take as much as 26 percent longer to sell your home, according to a ...
- 7 Things We Learned from Dr. Adam Franssen’s AMA
Dr. Adam Franssen, assistant professor of biology, waded into Reddit to talk about his ongoing research into changes in the brain that benefit mothers during pregnancy and parenthood.
Answering varied questions (and coining a phrase at the same time…”space cadet-ery” anyone?), Franssen’s Science AMA (ask me anything) peaked at No. 7 on the front page of Reddit. ...
- Game of Thrones’ Mountain-Viper Duel: The Real History Behind the Fight
ALERT: Spoilers below for those not caught up on Season 4 of Game of Thrones.
Many Game of Thrones fans know what a student of history author George R.R. Martin is: Many of the plot’s themes have echoes in the War of the Roses and other historic events.
Sunday’s bloody fight between the Mountain and Viper was one of ...
- 12 Experiences You May Not Expect When Studying Abroad
Studying abroad can be that defining moment in your education that will change your life… in more ways than one. Here are just a few of those study abroad experiences you may not anticipate.
1. Realizing there is a world outside the USA.
Look, a castle! And SO many more.
Longwood archaeology students travel with Dr. Brian Bates ...
- 11 Things That Happen “Only @LongwoodU”
We’ve noticed a trend. Students like telling the world how great Longwood University is. To that point, here are just a few of our favorite “only @longwoodu” posts on Twitter and Instagram.
1. Nothing says “thank you” like freshly baked cookies.
2. Having class outdoors is one thing. Having it in a tree is another.
3. First cookies… ...
- Which Longwood Icon Are You?
Take the quiz to find out which Longwood University icon best matches your personality!
- 10 Signs You’re Graduating from Longwood in May
Senior year, arguably the best year of your college life, comes with a roller coaster of emotions. Are you ready? Ready for the “real world”?
1. You are gripped with a paralyzing panic about what comes next…
A little panic is normal, but, if it gets to be too much, stop by the Counseling Center.
2. …alternating with extreme ...
- Longwood Gets #HAPPY!
- 4 Ways the Humanities Add Life to Your Life
What does it mean to be human? To be a member of society, contributing to the human experience? At Longwood, the site of the 2014 Virginia Humanities Conference on March 21-22, a conversation about the humanities is ongoing. Do they matter? Do they contribute to your life? You bet! And here are some thoughts from ...
- Climate Change: A Missing Piece of the Puzzle
Can we figure out climate change?
The hot topic (literally) makes news all the time as the global community tries to address the problem. Global models predict average temperatures will rise by 2 degrees by the turn of the next century.
But what if those global models are missing a key piece of the puzzle?
Part of what ...
- 1 Cute Cat Reading a Book (& 9 Questions about the QEP)
Let’s be honest. You hear the acronym QEP, along with other academia jargon, and your eyes glaze over. B-O-R-I-N-G. But let’s assume in this case it’s a bit more interesting than you might think… because it really is. With that assumption in place, here are a few questions that might pop into that curious head ...
- 13 Memorable LU Social Media Moments of 2013
As we say goodbye to 2013, here are just a few (of the many) memorable social media posts from the Longwood community over the past year. Enjoy!
1. There’s no place like home, there’s no place like home…
2. When Longwood did the Harlem Shake.
3. Shooting sky-high.
4. Fresh faces.
“Just met the new president of Longwood! #bestdayever #LIVEtheStandard”
~@carelivill on ...
- 10 Tips for a Less Stressful Holiday Season
The holiday season is supposed to be happy, so why is this time of year always so stressful? No worries, because we’ve compiled more than 10 tips that will help you feel your best over the coming weeks.
1. Be a bleacher bum.
Take a break from the holidays, and cheer on the Lancers at an upcoming ...
- 10 Ways You Know You’re a Longwood Student
Longwood students are a breed of their own. They have passion. They know excitement. And they like Baked Alaska. Here are ten ways you know you’re a Longwood student…
1. You believe in luck.
Students often go out of their way to get an extra dose of luck by stepping on the seven-pointed crown symbol of Princeps, one ...
- 5 Great Quotes from Longwood Professors
1. “If you are in charge of managing the deep fryer at a local burger stand, it’s unlikely that foreign agents will be reverse engineering your cheeseburger for its culinary mojo.”
~Dr. Randy Boyle, associate professor of information systems and security in the Longwood Center for Cyber Security, in the spring 2013 alumni magazine.
2. “People have ...