L. Bailey, '07, has been
admitted to a master's program in theoretical and applied linguistics
at the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, Spain, where he plans to
specialize in discourse analysis and second language acquisition and
pedagogy. He currently lives in Andorra, where he teaches English as a
foreign language to adults.
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The Lyon College Board of
Trustees has frozen tuition and fees for the 2013-14 academic year in
response to changes in the Arkansas lottery scholarship. The Board took
this unusual action because it recognizes the need to keep Lyon
affordable and accessible to students and their families, college
"The combined effect of the down economy, the uncertainty of the
future, as well as the reduction in state scholarships has the families
of our students and prospective students concerned," President Donald
Weatherman explained. "Lyon College does not want to add to their
worries by placing an additional burden on them. That is the
main reason the Board of Trustees decided to freeze tuition, room and
board, and all fees at this year’s rate for the 2013-2014
fiscal year." READ
Lyon College Board of
Trustees recently took action on the College's Assessment and
Prioritization plan. President Donald Weatherman presented to the Board
a number of possible actions that he explained "were designed to
position the College for sustainability and growth." He continued, "The
Board realizes that cuts of recent years have not put the College on a
path to sustainability. Future sustainability can only be accomplished
by growing the student body, and the decisions we make must all be
driven by that objective." READ
Tie Blue Jeans
Ball raises $150,000
students will have the opportunity
to get an education after Lyon College's annual Black Tie Blue Jeans
Ball raised more than $150,000 for student scholarships. Hundreds of
people attended the Black Tie Blue Jeans Ball, which is a black-tie
gala featuring a silent auction, live auction, gourmet dinner, and
dancing at the Cow Palace at Chimney Rock in Concord.
Live auction items include a stay at a luxury suite in Little Rock,
a weekend at the races at Oaklawn, a vacation at a ski resort in
a king-size handmade quilt, a gourmet dinner and private concert for 10
at the home
of President and Mrs. Donald Weatherman, a Bad Boy lawnmower, Club
Level seats at a FedEx Forum event, a performance by the Lyon College
Pipe Band, a Smokey Mountain retreat, a black angus heifer, a custom
jewelry, a stay at a condo in Turks and Caicos Islands,
and a fully
restored 1972 Volkswagen Beetle. The ball concluded with a dance and
tunes provided by Danny Dozier & The Lockhouse Orchestra.
Lyon College awards $7 million annually in scholarships and grants to
help students attend college.
Tie Blue Jeans Ball Photo Gallery I
Tie Blue Jeans Ball Photo Gallery II
Tie Blue Jeans Ball Photo Gallery III
cartoonist to give Patterson
Bruce Plante of the Tulsa
World will present the
Patterson Lecture at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, in Nucor Auditorium
at Lyon College. The lecture is free and open to the public. Plante
worked as a staff artist/editorial cartoonist at the Arkansas
Democrat (1978 -81), for The
Fayetteville (N.C.) Times
(1981-84) and the Potomac
(VA) News (1985). In 1985, he
became the first staff editorial cartoonist for The
Chattanooga Times and held
that position for 22 years.
art lecture scheduled for March 14
Bruce Coats will
present "Japanese Art and the World" at 7 p.m. March 14 in Derby
Lecture Hall. Coats has received various research grants,
including a Fulbright Fellowship to Japan and a Mellon Grant in 2008 to
conduct a faculty workshop, "Teaching the Tale
of Genji in the 21st Century."
Since 1985, he has taught art history and the humanities at Scripps
College. The Japan Lecture Series is made possible by a grant from the
events this year at
Arkansas Scottish Festival
Scottish Festival is set for April 12-14 on the Lyon College campus in
Batesville. Admission to the festival is free. The long-running
celebration began as a way to honor the College's Scottish roots. Lyon
College was founded in 1872 by the Presbyterian Church, which has its
roots in Scotland. The College recognizes Scotland through its Scottish
Heritage Program and through the annual Arkansas Scottish Festival,
which brings in thousands of visitors during the weekend.
New this year will be a dog show with prizes in several categories, and
performances by dancers from the West Magnet Elementary School for
Visual and Performing Arts. Also new this year will be a Community
Quintathlon, in which teams from area businesses and organizations will
compete in five fun events while vying for a unique trophy.
The Lyon College women's
basketball team (28-4) had its 12-game winning streak snapped by
Williams Woods University with a 83-69 loss in James C. Beckness
Gymnasium Friday. The Scots were eliminated from the tournament, but
the team remains very much alive in its quest for a second straight
trip to the
NAIA Division I Women's National Tournament.
If William Woods defeats
Columbia on Monday, the Owls will clinch the second automatic bid from
the AMC for the national tournament. Columbia has already claimed the
first bid because the Cougars were co-champions with Lyon for the
regular season title and claimed the tie-breaker due to the point
differential in the games between the two teams.
If Columbia College
(26-6) wins Monday and claims the tournament championship, Lyon College
will receive the second automatic bid by virtue of the co-championship
during the regular season. But even if William Woods receives the
second bid, it is likely, because of their national ranking and 28-4
season record, that the Scots would receive an at-large bid to the
national tournament, which will be played in Frankfort, Ky. on March
Softball at Blue Mountain College, noon (doubleheader)
Baseball at Spring Hill College, 5 p.m.
Baseball at University of Mobile, noon
Softball at University of Mobile, Emmanuel College, 1 p.m., 3 p.m.
Baseball vs. Park University at Lyon, 1 p.m. (doubleheader)
Softball at Gulf Shores Invitational - Brenau University, 8 a.m.;
William Carey University, 2 p.m.
Baseball vs. Park University at Lyon, noon (doubleheader)
Softball at Gulf Shores Invitational - Bethel University, 10 a.m.; Lee
University, 4 p.m.
Softball at Gulf Shores Invitational vs. TBA
Baseball vs. University of the Ozarks at Lyon, 1 p.m.