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 MORE

Alumni News

General Notes

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 long.

Adam Long, ’06, has published an essay titled "'We all dar': The Formation of Collective Identity in Morrison's Beloved and Faulkner's Go Down, Moses.” It’s in a scholarly collection titled Faulkner and Morrison edited Robert W. Hamblin and Christopher Rieger.

Drew Dunham, ’08, and wife Juli announce the birth of Jonah Michael Dunham on August 20, 2013. 

Doug Rinehart, ’08, and Kathryn Morrison Rinehart were married August 5, 2013. 

Chris Middaugh, ’09, and Summer announce the birth of their daughter Ruth Mae on August 13, 2013.

Mr. and Mrs. Kyle Castelo, ’10, welcomed their son Roman G. Castelo on July 20th. He weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces.

Lilly Hastings, ’13, has landed a job as digital production associate at the Dillard's HQ in Little Rock. Her position involves putting products online, as well as some website copywriting.

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

Women's soccer ready to challenge

After battling with a starting lineup that featured as many as seven freshmen a year ago, the Lyon College women's soccer team looks to take advantage of its young veterans coming back to challenge for the American Midwest Conference title in 2013. READ MORE

Volleyball looks for break-out year

With the luxury of five returning starters from a year ago, Lyon College head volleyball coach Ray Green says his 2013 team could feature more talent than any of his previous four with the Scots. With that in mind, he looks for this team to make a serious challenge in the always-tough American Midwest Conference. READ MORE

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Upcoming Events

Sept. 1-Sept. 20
Faculty Art Show
Kresge Gallery

Sept. 3
President's Convo
11 a.m., Brown

Sept. 3
Bouldering Clinic
5:30-7 p.m.

Sept. 3
Volleyball, Lyon vs. Harding at Becknell Gymnasium, 7 p.m.

Sept. 4
Kayak Polo
7-9 p.m., pool

Sept. 6
Fry it "Fry"day
8 p.m. Grassy Knoll

Sept. 12
Kayak Roll Clinic
7-9 p.m., pool

Sept. 13
President's Council

Sept. 13
Women's soccer vs. Christian Brothers, 2 p.m. (home game)

Sept. 13
Men's soccer vs. Texas Wesleyan, 4 p.m. (home game)

Sept. 13
Volleyball vs. Missouri Baptist, 7 p.m. (home)

Sept. 13
Capital Kings
8 p.m., Maxfield

Sept. 13-15
Family Weekend

Sept. 14
Volleyball vs. Harris-Stowe State, 1 p.m. Becknell Gymnasium

Sept. 19
Lecture by Hasan Elahi, 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 20
Volleyball vs. William Woods, 7 p.m.
Becknell Gymnasium

Sept. 20
Bingo, 8 p.m., Nucor

Sept. 21
Men's and Women's Soccer vs. Benedictine 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Huser Field (home)

Sept. 21
Volleyball vs. Park Univesity, 1 p.m.
Becknell Gymnasium

Sept. 23-Nov. 1
Failures Exhibition
Kresge Gallery

Sept. 26
Create Your Own T-shirt, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Sept. 27
Comedian Lauren Ashley Bishop
8 p.m., Maxfield

Sept. 28
Janice Wenger Fortepiano Recital

Sept. 28
Volleyball vs. Central Baptist, noon and 2
Becknell Gymnasium

Sept. 28
Men's and Women's Soccer vs. Hannibal-LaGrange, 1 and 3
Huser Field

Sept. 28
Volleyball vs. Arkansas Monticello
4 p.m., Becknell Gym

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