With student activism recently in the news, it’s fitting that this month we are commemorating the first Barbara Rose Johns Day in Virginia.
For the biology major Mahelet Mamo ’18, the research, leadership and experiential learning she has been afforded at Longwood far eclipse those of her friends and peers at other universities and have prepared her well for the next step on her journey to becoming a physician.
For the past academic year, more than 600 Longwood students have been hard at work, studying everything from the morphology of bacterial magnetic crystals to Andrew Jackson and the nullification crisis.
The annual Richmond Symphony concert at Longwood University is a can’t-miss event on the spring cultural calendar in Farmville, drawing a mix of students, faculty, staff and community members to Jarman Hall.
BioBlitz will be based at the Environmental Education Center at Lancer Park on Saturday, April 21, beginning at 9 a.m. The community is invited to explore nature in this free event.
At Longwood, the Office of Student Success is implementing an innovative approach to students’ first year on campus that addresses many of these concerns and provides the kind of mentoring support from faculty and staff that has become one of Longwood’s trademarks.
A staple of liberal arts curricula across the world, Latin provides not only a deeper understanding of the English language, but a rigorous addition to the course catalogue for students who studied it in high school to continue at Longwood and complete the language requirement for graduation.
Gov. Ralph Northam, the 73rd governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, will address Longwood University graduates as the 2018 commencement speaker.
Susan Glasser, Politico’s chief international affairs columnist and host of the Global Politico podcast, will speak April 3 at 7 p.m. in Longwood University’s Wygal Hall on “Covering Washington in ‘post-truth’ America: A report from the front lines of the Trump era.”
Longwood senior Praise Nyambiya ’18 described his recent service on the Governor’s Millennial Civic Engagement Task Force as a “life-changing experience.”