to reduce energy usage
Lyon College is taking
steps to reduce energy usage on its 136-acre campus.
The college is in the process of completing a retrofit of all the
Sodexo Facilities Director Jade Anderson said many of the college's
lights use 28 or 32-watt fluorescent blubs, but those will be replaced
with T8 25-watt fluorescent bulbs, which are more energy efficient.
Anderson said all fixtures using incandescent lamps will be replaced
with compact fluorescent lamps (CFL). CFLs use approximately 75 percent
less energy than a traditional incandescent bulb and last at least six
times longer, according to Energy Star.
Chandelier lights will be switched to LED lights.
Anderson said the college is also adding motion sensors to its light
switches so the lights will automatically shut off if a room is not in
use. Ultrasonic ceiling sensors will be used to detect if there is any
noise in a room and will shut off the lights if no noise is heard.
In all, 4,682 light fixtures will be changed to more energy efficient
All of the light bulbs removed will be recycled, and the new fixtures
are constructed of 100 percent recyclable materials.
Crews already have added aerators to water faucets to reduce flow.
Anderson said the move will save an estimated $50 per fixture per year.
Vice President for Business and Finance Ken Rueter said the upgrades
are estimated to save the college between $80,000 and $85,000 annually.
"The project will pay for itself in three or four years," Rueter said.
"After that time, it will be pure savings."
The first phase of the project should be complete early this month with
additional lighting changes in a second phase slated for later.
Lyon wins Best Practices
Lyon College has received
a Best Practices Award by PODi, a member-supported not-for-profit
organization. Its goal is to drive demand for marketing applications
powered by digital print and help members build successful digital
The awards recognize
outstanding examples of cross-media and relevant direct marketing
campaigns, self-promotion programs, and communication applications
successfully re-engineered for effectiveness and efficiency, all
featuring the power and versatility of digital print. Entries are
judged on a combination of criteria, including pre-defined goals and
measured results, value proposition, increased effectiveness, improved
output and process, relevance, creativity, and innovation
Lyon College won in the
Direct Marketing Category for its cross-media campaign to increase
applications. Within just four months of the program launch, Lyon's
total applications exceeded the number of applications received during
the college’s best recruitment year on record.
"College recruitment is
always going to be a challenge, especially for the smaller liberal arts
colleges like Lyon College," said David Heringer, Lyon College Vice
President for Administration. "But having the tools in place to launch,
manage, integrate, and measure a complete recruiting campaign gives us
distinct advantage. Combine that with the fact that we were able to
showcase our campus with more personalized and engaged marketing
efforts, our overall results today have exceeded our
CustomXM of Little Rock helped create the campaign.
"We knew that Lyon College had a unique story to tell to its
prospective students, and we were excited that they took this next step
to utilize a complete integrated approach in sharing it," said CustomXM
President Paul Strack. "We are proud to share in this success with
Lyon College, and we are honored to receive the 2013 PODi Best
Practices Award with them in recognition of this achievement."
Winners will receive their awards and present an inside look at their
winning applications at the annual AppForum digital printing and direct
marketing conference Jan. 28-30 at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas.
Reception held for
A reception was held
for Justice Bill Walmsley on Thursday at Bradley Manor. President
and Mrs. Donald Weatherman hosted the event, which was well attended by
the community. From left are President Weatherman, Lynn Weatherman,
Janis Walmsley, and Justice Walmsley. Gov. Mike Beebe recently
Walmsley, '63, a Batesville attorney and former Lyon College trustee,
to the Arkansas Court of Appeals. He replaced Judge Jo Hart, who was
elected to the Arkansas Supreme Court. Walmsley’s appointment
expires Dec. 31, 2014.
planned on child security, social networking
The Independence County
Sheriff’s Office, in partnership with Lyon College, will
present a free seminar on social networking and child security at 7
p.m. Jan. 21 in the Maxfield Auditorium of Edwards Commons on the Lyon
College campus. The seminar will address the security issues associated
with online social networking and text messaging.
“Given that 75
percent of children between the ages of 12-17 use cell phones and 66
percent use text messaging, every parent or guardian needs to be aware
of the problems of cyber-bullying, cyber-predators, harassment, and
sexting,” said Detective Mike Mundy of the Independence
County Sheriff’s Department.
Presenters will discuss
guidelines for dealing with the problems of cyber predators, cyber
bullying, harassment, and sexting (sex texting). Attendees will also be
made aware of the warning signs of internet and texting abuse and be
given advice on what to do if they discover their child has become
involved. There will a question-and- answer session at the end of the
This is the first of
three seminars on Internet (cyber) security. The second seminar, to be
held in February, will present security tips for banking and shopping
online to avoid identity theft and financial loss.
The seminar will be
conducted by Detective Mike Mundy and Officer Hira Herrington.
Mundy has been in law
enforcement for more than 14 years and has been a member of the
Independence County Sheriff’s Department since 1999. He is
currently the head of the Criminal Investigation Division and
supervises the Sheriff’s Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
Herrington is a reserve
officer assisting the Criminal Investigation Division as a computer
specialist. He has over 20 years of experience as a commercial
developer and systems designer, has taught graduate and undergraduate
computer science, and is currently conducting doctorate research in the
area of information security.
Lyon named a top college
ranked Lyon College as a top college.
The college and
university information website ranked the top 2,000 colleges and
universities in the nation. StateUniversity.com ranked Lyon ninth in
Arkansas and 1069th in the top 2,000.
ranking is based on statistical analysis and comparison of
student/faculty ratio, student retention, test scores, and other
critical factors. The website also provides Top 500 ranking lists on
data points including faculty salaries, SAT scores, student debt, and
top schools by state.
Covering all U.S.
institutions of higher learning, StateUniversity.com features a
collection of school statistics. The web site allows prospective
students to compare schools, research degree programs, and submit
requests for application materials.
Honors Days set for Jan.
26, Feb. 16
Students will have the
chance to earn scholarships in the months of January and February as
Lyon College hosts its Honors Day competitions Jan. 26 and Feb. 16.
Open to students accepted
at Lyon College and having either a 3.25 GPA or better or an ACT
composite score of 23 or better, Honors Day is a four-part competition
that gives prospective students a chance to earn scholarship money up
to full tuition. The competition
involves four areas: grade point average, ACT score, writing sample,
and personal interview with faculty and staff members.
To compete, students must
be accepted to Lyon College and submit an
Honors Day RSVP
Students will begin the
day with a brief welcome followed by the essay competition and
interviews. Students and parents will also get to talk with current
Lyon College students and faculty members.
For more information
about Honors Day, contact Enrollment Services at firstname.lastname@example.org
Cast selected for spring
The cast has been
selected for the spring production of Shakespeare's
Twelfth Night. Rehearsals
begin Monday, and performances are Feb. 21-24. The play is being
directed by Dr. Michael L. Counts and designed by Debra P. Holmes.
Devon Caron is stage manager. The cast includes Matthew Horne as Duke
Orsino, Brett Alexander as Malvolio, Kelley Wyatt as Viola, Madison
Gallagher as Olivia, Tiffany Tilley as Feste, Alexandra Patrono-Smith
as Dame Toby Belch, Xander Batey as Sir Andrew Aguecheek, Colin Derby
as Sebastian, Scott Campbell as Antonio, Tonya Clapp as Maria, Katheryn
Clemmons as Fabian, Joseph Hollaway as Captain and First Officer, and
Jacob Lackey as Priest. The play will be set in New York City in 1968.
Former Trustee Larry
Captain Lawrence H.
"Larry" Derby Jr., United States Navy (Ret.), of Warren and Hot Springs
died Wednesday, Jan. 9, in the North Park Medical Center in Hot
After graduation from Warren High School, he attended Arkansas
A&M at Monticello where he shortly received an appointment to
U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. He spent 30 years in the
Navy and the United Sates Naval Reserve, earning the rank of Captain
becoming one of the first centurion jet pilots to earn 100 consecutive
successful landings on the aircraft carrier The Midway.
On completion of active duty, Larry returned to Warren to join his
father in the Derby Insurance Agency, where he spent over 30 years in
the insurance business. In 1964, he joined the Board of Directors of
the Warren Bank and Trust Company, serving as director and as chairman
of the Trust Committee until his death. He also served for many decades
the Board of Trustees of Arkansas College (now Lyon College), where he
and his late wife, Marilyn Church Derby, endowed The Derby Math and
Science Center, which has helped lead and promote the education of
students at the college in those fields of study. He was very proud of
Survivors include his wife, Jean Lee Derby, of Hot Springs; two
stepsons, Douglas Ward and spouse, Becky, of Hot Springs, and Roger
and spouse, Barbie, and their children, Clark, Foxx, and Gauge, all of
Arkadelphia. He is also survived by his namesake, Mastin Derby Frazer
of Warren; two nephews, Sam Derby Jr. and spouse Caytee, of Little
and Larry M. Derby Sr. and spouse Melissa, of Columbus, Ga.; and niece
Derby Tozer and spouse Gregory, of Bellevue, Wash.
Funeral service were Jan.
12 in Warren.
Lyon women's basketball tops William Woods
Facing their third team
ranked in the NAIA Division I top 30 in the past two weeks, the Lyon
College women's basketball team overcame a seven-point halftime deficit
by turning up the defensive tempo in addition to connecting on 55.6
percent of its field goals in the final 20 minutes as the No. 19-ranked
Scots knocked off 16th-ranked William Woods University, 62-55, in an
American Midwest Conference matchup Saturday afternoon in Anderson
The victory, Lyon's fifth straight and tenth in its last 11 contests,
handed the Owls (12-2, 3-1 AMC) their second loss of the season,
dropping them back into a tie with Missouri
Baptist (6-10, 3-1 AMC) for third place in the AMC race. Lyon College
improved to 14-2 on the year, while keeping the Scots tied atop the
conference standings with Columbia College at 4-0.
Lyon College has struggled during conference play with first-half
shooting, and the Scots struggled with that aspect of their game again
on Saturday, hitting just 8-of-30 (26.7 percent) from the field in the
first 20 minutes. Meanwhile, William Woods connected on 11-of-31 (35.5
percent) of its shots, while never falling behind and building as much
as a nine-point advantage before settling for a 28-21 lead at the break.
But the Scots, who converted 40.4 percent (23-of-57) of their field
goals and 57.9 percent (11-of-19) of their free throws in the game,
came alive in the second half to outscore the Owls 41-27 in the pivotal
period. Lyon forced 11 of William Woods' 18 turnovers in the second
half, while the Scots turned the ball over five times in the first half
and nine in the final 20 minutes.
It took the Scots 32:56 to take their first lead in the game, but once
they did, they never looked back. In the final 9:22 of the contest,
Lyon outscored William Woods 17-10, holding maximum leads of eight
points down the stretch.
Three Scots scored in double figures, led by senior Phagen Altom, who
dropped in 16 points, while picking up six rebounds, three steals, and
an assist. Batesville, Ark. junior Alex Davidson had the hot
hand for LC perimeter shooters, connecting on 5-of-7 from the field to
finish with 12 points, three assists, and a pair of boards. Senior
Debbie Onukwube scored 11 points and tacked on three rebounds.
Lyon senior Christine Smith pitched in eight points, with senior
Suzanne Fincham chipping in six points, eight rebounds, three assists,
and a block. Junior Gabby Jenkins scored six points and added six
boards, and sophomore Whitney Keith scored five.
Lyon College, which is 2-1 against top 30 teams in the past 14 days,
will try to extend its winning streak on Tuesday night when the Scots
visit Missouri Baptist University in St. Louis. The game, which will be
part of a women/men doubleheader, is set to tip-off at 5:30 p.m. LC
will then host Benedictine University at Springfield (Ill.) on Thursday
at 5:30 p.m., before hosting Columbia College Saturday at 2 p.m.
Men's basketball can't hold off William Woods
Despite leading William
Woods University by four at the half and finishing Saturday night's
American Midwest Conference road matchup in Anderson Arena with only
six turnovers, the Lyon College men's basketball team still couldn't
gain its first league win as only one Scot scored in double-figures in
a 73-61 setback to the Owls.
The loss was Lyon's fifth straight and kept the Scots winless (0-7) on
the road this season. Lyon dropped to 3-12 on the year, 0-4 in AMC
action, while William Woods (8-9, 4-0 AMC) took a one-half game lead
over idle and No. 2-ranked Columbia College (17-0, 3-0 AMC).
The Scots and Owls each gained leads four times in the first half of
Saturday's matchup, with Lyon moving out in front by as much as nine
points before settling for a 31-27 advantage at the break.
But the Scots cooled in the second half, hitting only 10-of-37 (27.0
percent) in the final 20 minutes. Despite only turning the ball over
twice, Lyon saw its lead slowly dwindle, until William Woods moved in
front, 37-36, at the 15:52 mark.
The teams went back and forth for the next five minutes as the score
was tied four times and neither team was able to gain an advantage of
more than two points. The Owls then went on an 11-1 run over a span of
5:03 to widen their lead to 58-46 with 5:27 left on the clock.
Marcus Humose led the Lyon attack with 19 points, converting 4-of-8
from behind the three-point arc. He also pulled down six rebounds and
handed out an assist. Slater
chipped in eight points on 4-of-5 shooting from the field. Devonte
scored seven points and grabbed three boards. Stephon
(5 rebounds), and Daniel
each scored five points, while Ben
scored four, Jordan
dropped in three each, and Rickey
scored two points.
The Scots will be on the road again Tuesday night, visiting Missouri
Baptist University in St. Louis. The game, which tips off at 7:30 p.m.,
will be part of a women/men doubleheader. The 19th-ranked Lyon women
get underway at 5:30 p.m. Lyon will then host Benedictine University at
Springfield on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. and Columbia College on Saturday
at 4 p.m.
This Week's Schedule
Women's basketball at Missouri Baptist University, 5:30 p.m.
Men's basketball at Missouri Baptist University, 7:30 p.m.
Women's basketball vs. Benedictine University at Lyon, 5:30 p.m.
Men's basketball vs. Benedictine University at Lyon, 7:30 p.m.
Women's basketball vs. Columbia College at Lyon, 2 p.m.
Men's basketball vs. Columbia College at Lyon, 4 p.m.