April 1, 2013



Lyon accepting award nominations

Lyon College is accepting nominations for the Patterson Decade Award, Distinguished Alumnus(a), Decade of Service Award, Lifetime of Service Award, and the Honorary Alumna/Alumnus Award. Nomination forms are available here on Lyon's website.

Attention, alumni with Facebook accounts! Please join the recently created Lyon College Alumni group.


Arkansas Scottish Festival begins April 13

The 34th Arkansas Scottish Festival is set for April 13-14 on the Lyon College campus in Batesville. Admission to the festival is free. 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. Three-person teams will compete in a scavenger hunt, Frisbee toss, Highland fling, Brave costume contest, and race. READ MORE

Celtic Concert kicks off festival

The second annual Celtic Concert will kick off the 34th Arkansas Scottish Festival at 7:30 p.m. April 12. The concert will be in Brown Chapel on the Lyon College campus. The Lyon College Pipe Band will perform. Special guests include alternative bluegrass band The Fox Blossom Venture and The Beth Ogilvy Dance Studio, which will perform Scottish dancing. Songs performed will include popular Scottish, Irish, and folk songs. The admission for this concert is free, but there will be concessions available with proceeds going to the Lyon College Pipe Band.

Douglas wins Heasley Prize

Geoffrey Douglas, winner of the 2013 Leila Lenore Heasley Prize for Literary Excellence, will host a public interview at 11 a.m. April 9 in the Alphin Board Room on the Lyon College campus. The award ceremony and public reading will be at 7:30 p.m. in Bevens Music Room. Douglas is the author of four books of nonfiction—The Classmates: Privilege, Chaos, and the End of an Era; The Game of Their Lives: The Untold Story of the World Cup’s Biggest Upset, which was made into a film directed by David Anspaugh; Dead Opposite: The Lives and Loss of Two American Boys; and Class: The Wreckage of an American Family. Douglas lives and writes in West Lebanon, N.H.


SOAR set for April 13

The first Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration (SOAR) day is April 13. Two other SOAR events are scheduled for June 7 and July 27. SOAR participants will get to know their faculty advisors, select and pre-register for their first semester of classes, and attend different orientation sessions dealing with living on campus and adjusting to the college lifestyle. Parents will meet with college administrators, begin the process of clearing the Business Office, and attend sessions on what to expect between now and their students' matriculation in the fall. The day will conclude with a picnic lunch for parents, students, and their faculty advisors.

Archaeologist speaks at Lyon

Dr. Norman Hammond (right), Professor Emeritus of Archaeology and former chairman of the Department of Archaeology at Boston University, spoke at a convocation Wednesday in Nucor Auditorium. Dr. Hammond, who is from London, England, talked about the ancient Maya civilization in Central and South America. Dr. Gloria Everson, Associate Professor of Anthropology at Lyon, introduced Dr. Hammond. Dr. Everson is a friend and colleague of Dr. Hammond.

Sororities, fraternity plan anniversary celebrations

A combined 100 years of Greek life at Lyon College will be celebrated on campus in April as two sororities and one fraternity plan anniversary events. READ MORE

Students win Japanese speech contest

A speech contest for students taking Japanese was held on March 18. This semester's topic was the students' favorite characters in Japanese anime and manga. Students presented their paper in Japanese from memory from their favorite character's point of view. First place went to Maeleen Arce for "Neon Genesis Evangelion." Katheryn Clemmons won second place for "Sophie Hatter." Third place went to Kristy Horton for "Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon" and Matt Marconi for "Monkey D. Luffy."


Students compete in Japanese event

The Fifth South Central Japanese Speech Contest was held at Tulane University, New Orleans, La., on March 23. Three Lyon College students, Maeleen Arce, Katheryn Clemmons, and Carlos Montes participated. Maeleen Arce won the third place in the third-year level and received a Zen-Noh Award of $100. Thirty students from Loyola University of New Orleans, Lyon College, Mississippi State University, Tulane University, University of Alabama, and University of Mississippi participated in the Contest.




Jenkins promoted to fulltime athletic director

In a move to help the Lyon Athletics Department continue to grow and expand, President Dr. Donald Weatherman has announced the promotion of Kevin Jenkins into a single role as the College's Athletic Director. For the past four years Jenkins has served as both Director of Athletics and men’s head basketball coach at Lyon. READ MORE

Scots sweep Eagles

The 25th-ranked Lyon College baseball team was back on the offensive Friday afternoon as it headed into Easter break on a high note, tallying 22 runs and 28 hits in a doubleheader sweep of Williams Baptist College, 8-0 and 14-1, at Scots Field. With the double wins, Lyon clipped the 30-win mark on the season, improving to 30-7, while moving to an American Midwest Conference-best 15-1 and staying one-half game ahead of 17th-ranked Missouri Baptist (17-5, 11-0 AMC). The Spartans blanked Harris-Stowe State University twice on Friday, 1-0 and 14-0. READ MORE

Park ends Lyon softball winning streak

The Lyon College softball team had upset on its collective mind when it went to the Softball Complex to battle 18th-ranked Park University. But the Pirates banged out 26 hits, while holding the Scots to nine as the Pirates kept their American Midwest Conference record perfect with a pair of wins, 11-1 and 8-0, Friday afternoon to extend their school-record win streak to 17 games. The Scots (6-24) not only saw their five-game winning streak come to an end, but the team dropped to 2-4 in league play, while slipping into a fifth-place tie with William Woods University (7-9, 1-3 AMC), four games behind first place. READ MORE

Upcoming games

April 1
Golf at William Woods University Spring Invitational, second round April 2

April 2
Baseball at College of the Ozarks, 1 p.m. (doubleheader)
Softball at Williams Baptist, 3 p.m. (doubleheader)

April 5
Baseball vs. Missouri Baptist University at Lyon, 1 p.m. (doubleheader)

April 6
Baseball vs. Missouri Baptist University at Lyon, noon (doubleheader)
Softball vs. Columbia College at Lyon, 1 p.m. (doubleheader)

April 8
Golf at Harding Natural State Spring Gold Classic; round 2 April 9
Softball vs. Benedictine University at Lyon, 2 p.m. (doubleheader)

April 9
Baseball vs. College of the Ozarks at Lyon, noon (doubleheader)

April 10
Softball vs. Hannibal-LaGrange University at Lyon, 2 p.m. (doubleheader)

April 13
Baseball at Benedictine University, 1 p.m. (doubleheader)
Softball at Mid-Continent University, 1 p.m. (doubleheader)

April 14
Baseball at Benedictine University, 11 a.m. (doubleheader)


*Dates and times subject to change. Visit www.lyonscots.com for complete schedules.