Jan. 28, 2013
If the Book of Love was your favorite
"textbook" at college, celebrate your romance with an engraved brick.
Married alumni can create a landmark in remembrance of where they first
met while boosting the giving participation rate, helping their alma
mater seek outside funding from private foundations. To secure
your brick, please order
online or call (870) 307-7211. Proceeds will benefit the Alumni
Scholarship Fund. Thank you for your support!
Attention, alumni with Facebook accounts! Please join the recently created Lyon College Alumni group.
Pipers take home prizes in Florida contest
Some of the Lyon College bagpipers recently attended a competition in Orlando, Fla. Winning second place in the Professional Piobaireachd was Avens Ridgeway of Union, Maine. This was Avens' first ever professional graded contest. Jared Malone swept the boards with all first place prizes and won Piper of the Day in his first grade 2 level contest.
Black Students Association to host banquet
The Black Students Association at Lyon College will hold its annual banquet commemorating Black History Month on Saturday, Feb. 9. The banquet will be at 8 p.m. in the Patterson Dining Room in Edwards Commons.
Dwayne Errick Reliford, '94, will be the keynote speaker. Reliford is from Houston, Texas, where he works as a database marketing manager for Reliant Energy.
There will also be musical selections by the choir from Friendship Baptist Church. Academic achievement awards and the Jane Fagg Award for Senior Leadership within BSA will be presented.
The meal will be a buffet and will cost $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12. Please RSVP to Debra Dickey at 870-307-7314 or firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Thursday, Feb. 7.
Black Tie Blue Jeans Ball tickets available
Lyon College will host
its second annual Black Tie Blue Jeans Ball on Feb. 22 at
the Cow Palace at Chimney Rock in Concord. Proceeds will benefit
student scholarships at the College.
For more information, visit the Black Tie Blue Jeans Ball webpage.
First Community Bank donates in honor of LaCroix
First Community Bank Chairman/CEO Dale Cole and Boris Dover, president and COO, present a $7,500 check to Lyon College President Dr. Donald Weatherman for the College's student center. The donation is in honor of former Lyon College Board of Trustees Chairman Ray LaCroix for his longstanding service to the College. This is the first installment of a three-year pledge for Edwards Commons.
Lyon to host author as part of Visiting Writer Series
The Visiting Writers Series will feature author John Hornor Jacobs, '94, at 11 a.m. Feb. 5 in the Alphin Board Room for a public interview. Hornor also will host a public reading at 7:30 that night in Bevens Music Room. Jacobs is a Lyon College graduate and novelist. His first novel, Southern Gods, was published and shortlisted for the Bram Stoker Award. His second novel, This Dark Earth, was published in July by Gallery/Pocket Books. Carolrhoda Labs, an imprint of Lerner Publishing, will publish his young adult series, The Incarcerado Trilogy, comprised of The Twelve Fingered Boy, Incarcerado, and The End of All Things. Jacobs lives and works in Little Rock.
Quapaw Quartet to perform Feb. 15
The Quapaw Quartet, the resident string quartet of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, will perform a selection of classical music in the annual West Endowed Concert on Friday, Feb. 15, in the Bevens Music Room at Lyon College. The ensemble will perform music for string quartet by Franz Joseph Haydn and Ludwig van Beethoven. The performance is free and open to the public.
The Quapaw Quartet was founded in 1980. It provides musical and educational entertainment to thousands of music lovers each year. The quartet consists of violinists Eric Hayward and Meredith Maddox Hicks, violist Ryan Mooney, and cellist David Gerstein.
The Dan C. and Sidney Childs West String Endowment was established by Dr. and Mrs. West in May 1981 for the purpose of offering live musical performances or stringed instrument instruction at Lyon College. The West String Endowment has supported free concerts on campus by many fine ensembles over the years. Dr. West was president of Lyon College – then Arkansas College – from 1972 to 1988.