Black Friday was an intense, stressful and rewarding day for Longwood theatre professor Scott Chapman, but not because he was looking to score the best shopping deals. Instead, Chapman was in New York serving as lighting designer for the Big Apple premiere of Kris Kringle The Musical at The Town Hall theater just off Broadway.
As Longwood students Olivia Mehalko and Cameron Reuss knelt in the dirt and carefully unearthed the remains of a 1,000-year-old Native American hearth, they came across what would seem to be a common find.
In sharp, daily columns and on network television news roundtables, Slate’s Jamelle Bouie has emerged as one of the few political journalists breaking through the hurried day-to-day and delivering in-depth historical perspective and critical thought.
When Dr. Darrell Carpenter and Dr. Robert Marmorstein sat down to assess the ways the cyber security and computer science programs at Longwood could collaborate more, they decided they needed to do some rewiring—literally.
A stunning and thought-provoking collection of artwork that tackles some of the most divisive issues in the country—civil rights, equality and injustice—will debut at the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts tomorrow, Friday, Nov. 3.
Celebrated fiction novelist and Pulitzer Prize finalist Chang-rae Lee has been named the winner of the 2017 John Dos Passos Prize for Literature, a premier literary award given annually by Longwood University.
Two new Brock Experiences are the latest in a growing series of immersive, citizenship-focused courses at sites around the United States.
In the world of graphic novels, stories of adventure and wonder are commonplace, and the best-selling book Lumberjanes is no different.
As the Taylor Center opens its doors and welcomes its first group of students, organizers are raising tuition-assistance funds for families of students.
It’s been a busy fall for Kate Colley ’18. A full courseload for the chemistry major from Fredericksburg with a 3.92 GPA. Research work with her professor. And countless hours on the field hockey field, where the star midfielder has helped lead Longwood to a 10-2 start, the best in program history.
The 2017 Virginia Children's Book Festival will again bring some of the most acclaimed authors and illustrators of children's and young adult books to Longwood University on October 19-21.
National Public Radio’s David Folkenflik, the four-time winner of the Arthur Rowse Award for Press Criticism from the National Press Club, will speak Wednesday, Oct. 11, at 7:30 p.m. in Longwood University’s Wygal Hall on “Believe Me: The Media, The Public and The Presidency in the Trump Era.”
It’s a season full of sound, fury and a lot of laughs as the Longwood University theater department gets ready to kick off 2017 with a trip to 12th-century Scotland—where murder, war and madness rule the day in Shakespeare’s Macbeth.
Three of the nation’s most sought-after illustrators—each of them recognized with a Caldecott Medal in the last three years—will appear together for the first time at the 2017 Virginia Children’s Book Festival.
Longwood is rising in national prominence, with increased application numbers and graduation rates among the factors helping to fuel a jump in two important new national rankings.
One of the most popular Halloween characters, a pirate, is often portrayed with an eye patch, a peg leg or a hook in place of a hand. But good luck finding characters with real disabilities in children’s books on the holiday—just ask Brooke Parsons ’19.
Two prehistoric camps—one dating from as early as 16,000 BC—are among more than 150 archaeological sites on the Chesapeake Bay that could soon disappear due to coastal erosion and sea-level rise, according to a study conducted by the Longwood Institute of Archaeology.
Research doesn’t always take place in a laboratory reeking of formaldehyde or a dusty room in a library. Sometimes the backdrop is clear blue waters and palm trees.
This year's keynote speaker for Convocation will be Prince Edward Commonwealth’s Attorney Megan Clark ’05
The American Shakespeare Center (ASC) will present a free performance of The Taming of the Shrew in Longwood University’s Jarman Auditorium on Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m.
In recognition of his efforts to help his fellow students learn from one another, Longwood has awarded Mikah HoSang ’18 one of its highest honors – the 2017 Moton Legacy Scholarship.
As family members said their tearful goodbyes and offered their final words of advice, the Longwood freshman class settled into the first day of the next four years of their lives.
Matthew Dyer ’18 is crunching a dizzying amount of data this summer with the hope that his research could one day help in combatting lung cancer.
As school begins this year, from around the world each news story of alarm and chaos seems to outpace the next, now even here in Virginia.
At the Andy Taylor Center for Early Childhood Development, the classrooms have taken shape: fresh coats of paint are up on the walls and multicolored carpet is being laid on the floors.
What Barry Manchester ’19 and Kaitlyn Myers ’18 are doing this summer has been compared to studying recipes in a cookbook with 30,000 recipes.
Calling the operation “seamless,” the Secret Service recognized the Longwood Police Department with the highest and most exclusive honor given by the organization for its work on the 2016 U.S. Vice Presidential Debate.
In the early afternoon on Monday, Aug. 21, the skies will darken over Farmville and much of the rest of the United States as the moon moves in front of the sun for a rare solar eclipse.
John Brumfield’s notebook looks like some kind of movie prop: pages and pages filled with molecules drawn out in hexagons and lines, each carefully marked with individual atoms neatly labeled.
As Longwood and Farmville planners have been forging their common future, it's been on almost everyone's wish list: a boutique market, focused on selling fresh food, and situated within easy walking distance of campus and Main Street.
Music lovers in Southside Virginia are preparing for another spectacular fall performance lineup at Longwood University.
Black Lives Matter and Occupy Wall Street have used social media to engage people in their movements. Katie Kinsey ’18 is researching exactly how they have used it.
Longwood University’s nationally ranked MBA program is online, but over a long weekend every summer students gather on campus.
So far there are no fatalities, but the research two math students are undertaking this summer may leave them “gasping for air” before it’s all over.
Keane’s goal: to prove that the graphic novel Watchmen belongs in the same conversation with classics like Grapes of Wrath and Pride and Prejudice.
A gift from Carole ’67 and Rich Kraemer will expand Camp JumpStart, a summer literacy program for young children, to include two 12-13-week sessions and welcome those with language delays and disorders.
Five authors have been shortlisted for the 2017 John Dos Passos Prize for American Literature, given annually by Longwood University.
Katelyn Jones is halfway through a paid summer research fellowship at Longwood, where she is investigating parabens—antibiotics that are used in everything from makeup to sunscreen to shampoo.
Claudia Castro ’18 is spending a lot of time this summer looking at pictures in a magazine, but she’s not idly thumbing through the pages of Vanity Fair. She’s doing research related to a 19th-century Spanish journal.
Collecting samples of coliform bacteria in local waterways, spending hours every day with her eyes glued to a microscope, examining hours-old zebrafish as they develop—what’s not to like?
Original recipes are part of a summer research project that links a healthy diet with American Indian history and authentic ingredients.
At 45-plus years old, the 10-story Curry and Frazer towers are showing their age, but that's about to change in spectacular fashion.
When your kids start to read independently, don’t expect to find the “See Spot run!” dialogue of an earlier generation of children’s books.
More than 1 million children in the U.S.—one in 45—have been diagnosed with autism, a growing number that impacts educators, counselors, speech learning pathologists and millions of parents across the country.
Longwood University’s Board of Visitors has approved tuition and fee rates for the next academic year that will continue the university’s 4-year trend of holding annual cost increases well below recent statewide averages.
Longwood University graduates were encouraged to shape history rather than just accept it during commencement ceremonies Saturday.
Beginning Wednesday, May 10, Longwood softball will play host to a milestone event, as the Big South Conference brings its postseason softball tournament to Lancer Field for the first time.
A creep is a creep is a creep—whether in person or on social media, according to a Longwood University study that examined the link between social media behavior and personality.
Laura Deale ’17 and Bob Highley ’18 have always been intrigued by the universe. In a research project this semester, they are not just gazing at the stars but making their own.
Late last year, the largest gift in Longwood’s history kick-started an engine to create immersive, citizenship-focused courses at sites around the United States – the kinds of unique experiences that students won’t find at any other institution
With Longwood’s Commencement ceremony just one month away, we asked seniors to share some final thoughts about their time at Longwood.
Just steps across High Street from Longwood’s historic campus, the steady thrum of construction marks the latest sign of Farmville’s momentum as a destination college town: the new upscale boutique Hotel Weyanoke, set to welcome visitors starting early next year.
Edward Ayers, one of the nation’s most accomplished historians and university presidents, and noted entrepreneur and Commonwealth civic leader Gil Bland will address Longwood University’s graduating students during commencement weekend May 19-20.
It’s Thursday—the unofficial first night of Spring Weekend—and just before 9 p.m., two hours into his all-night shift, Sgt. Greg Giuriceo has his first potentially serious call of the blustery spring night.
During nearly two decades at the University of North Dakota, Tim O’Keefe helped elevate a business school to the national stage, helping to establish the second school of entrepreneurship in a public university and building an online MBA program that rose to a top-30 national ranking.
Dr. William F. “Bill” Dorrill, who brought an international perspective to Longwood University and expanded global partnerships during his eight-year tenure as president from 1988-1996, died Tuesday, April 18. He was 85.
Alan Creager’s fascination with World War II began in third grade, when he read a National Geographic article about the Battle of Midway.
Longwood University anthropology professor Dr. James Jordan recently received the 2017 Virginia Social Science Scholar of the Year Award.
In the photos, it looks like paradise: palm trees and white sand beaches surrounded by clear blue Atlantic water. But for residents of the island where nearly every day is sunny and bright, there’s a hidden cost: electricity.
More than 70 years after the liberation of concentration camps marked an end to the European theater of World War II, Longwood is partnering with the Virginia Holocaust Museum to remember the Holocaust and draw lessons from its lingering effects.
A philosopher, a social scientist and a mathematician are stranded on a raft with enough supplies for only one to survive. Which one—and, by association, which field of study—deserves to make it?
Work by Longwood University ceramic artist Adam Paulek will be featured in one of the nation’s most prestigious craft shows.
Dr. Kevin Doyle, associate professor of counselor education in the College of Education and Human Services at Longwood University, will be one of five featured speakers on Capitol Hill next week discussing the ongoing opioid crisis that kills nearly 100 Americans each day.
Eight retiring Longwood University faculty members were honored March 23 at a campus reception.
You don’t always need to be a botanist or zoologist to contribute to science. Thanks to Longwood University’s Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences participation in BioBlitz, anyone can play the role of scientific observer.
Songwriter, author and peace activist David LaMotte will speak Tuesday, March 28, at 7 p.m. in Longwood University’s Wygal Auditorium on “Worldchanging 101: Challenging the Myth of Powerlessness.”
First, they reshaped the American retail industry; now they are helping to reshape the Longwood experience.
If you think animation is only for kids, the upcoming Longwood Animation Film Festival will make you think again. A wide range of subjects for all ages will be showcased in what is believed to be the only film festival in Virginia devoted completely to animation.
Dr. Larissa “Kat” Tracy edited and is among the contributors to Flaying in the Pre-Modern World: Practice and Representation, the latest of numerous books she has published on torture, brutality and violence in the Middle Ages.
In a ceremony Thursday, the Ninth Street Office Building that is home to the Virginia Office of the Attorney General will be formally renamed in honor of Barbara Johns.
Longwood’s College of Business and Economics continues to rack up accolades with a recent spate of rankings that places the online MBA program and real estate department among the best in the country and world.
Danzy Senna, a novelist and short story author who burst onto the American literary scene in 1998 with her critically acclaimed first novel Caucasia, will be awarded the John Dos Passos Prize for Literature this spring at Longwood University.
On Tuesday, Zoe Chace will share lessons learned from a year on the road in an election year at Longwood University in a talk presented by the Office of Alumni and Career Services, and the departments of Sociology and Communication Studies.
Junior kinesiology major Kevin Napier has been nominated by Longwood University for the prestigious Harry S. Truman Scholarship.
Longwood students search for the homeless during census effort to ensure accurate representation of this ‘invisible’ population.
After five years leading the admissions department at University of North Texas-Dallas, Jason Faulk has found in Longwood a university that shares his recruiting philosophy
Three months ago, Longwood announced the largest gift in its history, a nearly $6 million donation by Joan ‘64 and Macon Brock to establish a signature transformational learning program.
In 2017, Longwood and Farmville have a tremendous opportunity to advance our strong partnership, working together to improve the intersection at Griffin, High and Oak.
Tori Murden McClure, the first woman to row unassisted across the Atlantic Ocean, will bring her story of courage, perseverance and determination—mixed with a lot of humor—to Longwood University on Thursday, Feb. 9.
Mercenaries in the 12th century faced widespread condemnation—some of it well-deserved, said Dr. Steven Isaac, a specialist in medieval military culture.
One of the most recognizable pundits in America, Roland S. Martin, will deliver the keynote address at Longwood University’s annual weeklong celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.
Dr. Jane Richardson Taylor's feelings are so strong about early childhood education that she has now committed $1 million to establish an early childhood development center at Longwood University, which will open this year.
The Richmond Symphony will perform in Longwood University’s Jarman Auditorium on Friday, Feb. 3, at 7:30 p.m.
Music lovers have a wide variety of Longwood Music Department-sponsored concerts from which to choose this spring.