Lyon College News
Washington Monthly ranks Lyon in Best Liberal Arts list
Washington Monthly magazine’s annual College Guide and Rankings has again named Lyon College to its list of the nation’s best liberal arts colleges. Lyon is ranked 30th in the “Best Liberal Arts Colleges” category. Lyon has made the magazine’s list of top colleges for the last eight years. READ MORE
Princeton Review names Lyon 'Best Southeastern College'
For the 10th year in a row, The Princeton Review has named Lyon College a “Best Southeastern College,” based on results from its “2014 Best Colleges” survey. Lyon College is one of 138 schools receiving the Best in the Southeast designation compiled by the education services company headquartered in Massachusetts. READ MORE
Lyon honors faculty, staff
Several Lyon College employees were honored Wednesday for their years of service to the institution. Kathy Whittenton received the Staff Member of the Year Award. Whittenton is the public services librarian at the college's Mabee-Simpson Library.
Japanese program awarded grant
The Freeman Foundation has awarded Lyon College with a grant of $33,000 in order to enhance the study of Japanese language and literature. The Foundation funds projects that promote mutual understanding between the people of the United States and Asia, and it has awarded Lyon College a total of $267,000 since 2003. Mieko U. Peek, instructor of Japanese at Lyon College, intends to use the grant to continue existing offerings in Japanese (beginning, intermediate, and advanced Japanese; Japanese Literature in Cinema), offer workshops for local K-12 teachers in summer 2014, host the Japan Lecture Series, and offer other campus based programs.
Art professor to exhibit work
Lyon College Assistant Professor of Art Dustyn Bork will be exhibiting his artwork at several upcoming show. Bork’s work will be at the Ab Ark, a group exhibition of artists in Arkansas who focus on abstraction. The work will be displayed Sept. 13 - Nov. 24 at the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies Institute in Little Rock. A reception is scheduled for Sept. 13.
Bork also will have his solo work “Abandoning” featured at the Art Museum at the University of Memphis Sept. 13 - Dec. 13. A reception is scheduled for Sept. 20
Bork’s solo artwork “The plan keeps coming back
again” will be exhibited at Hendrix College in Conway Sept. 2-27.
A reception is scheduled for Sept. 26.
Pipe major wins gold
Ringing in his tenth year at Lyon College this fall, Scottish
Heritage Director and Pipe Major Jimmy Bell has quite a bit to
celebrate. Bell has won many awards for piping since joining the Lyon
community, but his recent win at the Glengarry Highland Games tops them
all. Performing "The End of the Great Bridge," Bell won the
Piobaireachd Society Gold Medal in Ontario, Canada. The medal is
awarded to the most premiere pipers in the world, being withheld if the
competing pipers don’t perform outstandingly. READ
Jerra Quinton Baker, ’00, and husband
John announce the birth of a son, Roy Quinton Baker, born July 31,
2013, at 9:43 p.m. He weighed 4 pounds, 13 ounces and was 17 inches
Football joins CSFL, signs two players
Within two months of a vote to re-instate its football program after a 62-year hiatus, the Lyon College gridiron team already has a place to call home. The Central States Football League (CSFL) accepted the Scots into the league as its seventh member.
Garett Denton, a 6-3, 225-pound tight end from Batesville, became the first Lyon football player since 1951. He signed his letter of intent in August.
Head football coach Kirk Kelley also signed Subiaco Academy lineman Cody Eveld to an NAIA Letter of Intent to play for the Scots. Eveld is a 6-3, 260-pound lineman. READ MORE
Men's soccer looks to turn offensive
The Lyon College men's soccer program reached new heights under first-year head coach Michael Brookshire in 2012. The Scots claimed more wins (13) than ever before and earned a national ranking. They will try to top that run and a third-place finish in the American Midwest Conference in 2013 with a solid group of returners. READ MORE
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