Longwood University is a four-year public, liberal arts university located in Farmville, Virginia, United States. It was founded in 1839 and became a university on July 1, 2002. It currently has an undergraduate enrollment of about 4,080 and a total enrollment of 4,800. Wikipedia.
News Article | April 17, 2017
The Community for Accredited Online Schools, a leading resource provider for higher education information, has released its picks for Virginia’s best online colleges and universities in 2017. Of the 18 four-year schools that made the list, George Mason University, University of Virginia, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia Commonwealth University and Hampton University took the top five spots. Of the 16 two-year colleges that also made the list, Tidewater Community College, Southwest Virginia Community College, Central Virginia Community College, Northern Virginia Community College and Piedmont Virginia Community College were top schools. “There are more opportunities than ever for students to earn a certificate or degree from an accredited school by going online,” said Doug Jones, CEO and founder of AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org. “These Virginia colleges and universities distinguished themselves by offering an quality, accredited education in an online format that allows students with busy schedules or geographical limitations to earn a degree on their own schedule.” To earn a spot on the “Best Online Schools in Virginia” list, colleges and universities must be accredited, public or private not-for-profit institutions. Each college is also judged based on additional metrics including financial aid availability, the number of student services, academic counseling student/teacher ratios and graduation rates. For more details on where each school falls in the rankings and the data and methodology used to determine the lists, visit: Virginia’s Best Online Four-Year Schools for 2017 include the following: Bluefield College Eastern Mennonite University George Mason University Hampton University James Madison University Jefferson College of Health Sciences Liberty University Longwood University Lynchburg College Marymount University Norfolk State University Old Dominion University Regent University Shenandoah University University of Virginia-Main Campus Virginia Commonwealth University Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Virginia University of Lynchburg Virginia’s Best Online Two-Year Schools for 2017 include the following: Central Virginia Community College John Tyler Community College Lord Fairfax Community College Mountain Empire Community College New River Community College Northern Virginia Community College Patrick Henry Community College Piedmont Virginia Community College Rappahannock Community College Reynolds Community College Southside Virginia Community College Southwest Virginia Community College Thomas Nelson Community College Tidewater Community College Virginia Western Community College Wytheville Community College About Us: AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org was founded in 2011 to provide students and parents with quality data and information about pursuing an affordable, quality education that has been certified by an accrediting agency. Our community resource materials and tools span topics such as college accreditation, financial aid, opportunities available to veterans, people with disabilities, as well as online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning programs that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational success.
News Article | April 17, 2017
LearnHowToBecome.org, a leading resource provider for higher education and career information, has determined its list of Virginia’s best colleges and universities for 2017. Of the four-year schools that were analyzed, 40 made the list, with University of Richmond, University of Virginia, Virginia Military Institute, Washington and Lee University and Hampton University ranked as the top five. Of the 23 two-year schools that were also included, Tidewater Community College, Lord Fairfax Community College, Southwest Virginia Community College, Danville Community College and Central Virginia Community College were the top five. A full list of schools is included below. “Virginia’s unemployment rate recently reached its lowest point since before the Great Recession, which is great news for career-minded students,” said Wes Ricketts, senior vice president of LearnHowToBecome.org. “The schools on our list have shown that they offer the educational experience and resources that leave their students career-ready.” To be included on the “Best Colleges in Virginia” list, schools must be regionally accredited, not-for-profit institutions. Each college is also scored on additional data that includes employment and academic resources, annual alumni earnings 10 years after entering college, opportunities for financial aid and such additional statistics as student/teacher ratios and graduation rates. Complete details on each college, their individual scores and the data and methodology used to determine the LearnHowToBecome.org “Best Colleges in Virginia” list, visit: Best Four-Year Colleges in Virginia for 2017 include: Averett University Bluefield College Bridgewater College Christopher Newport University College of William and Mary Eastern Mennonite University Emory & Henry College Ferrum College George Mason University Hampden-Sydney College Hampton University Hollins University James Madison University Jefferson College of Health Sciences Liberty University Longwood University Lynchburg College Mary Baldwin College Marymount University Norfolk State University Old Dominion University Radford University Randolph College Randolph-Macon College Regent University Roanoke College Shenandoah University Southern Virginia University Sweet Briar College The University of Virginia's College at Wise University of Mary Washington University of Richmond University of Virginia-Main Campus Virginia Commonwealth University Virginia Military Institute Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Virginia State University Virginia Union University Virginia Wesleyan College Washington and Lee University Best Two-Year Colleges in Virginia for 2017 include: Blue Ridge Community College Central Virginia Community College Dabney S Lancaster Community College Danville Community College Eastern Shore Community College Germanna Community College John Tyler Community College Lord Fairfax Community College Mountain Empire Community College New River Community College Northern Virginia Community College Patrick Henry Community College Paul D Camp Community College Piedmont Virginia Community College Rappahannock Community College Reynolds Community College Southside Virginia Community College Southwest Virginia Community College Thomas Nelson Community College Tidewater Community College Virginia Highlands Community College Virginia Western Community College Wytheville Community College About Us: LearnHowtoBecome.org was founded in 2013 to provide data and expert driven information about employment opportunities and the education needed to land the perfect career. Our materials cover a wide range of professions, industries and degree programs, and are designed for people who want to choose, change or advance their careers. We also provide helpful resources and guides that address social issues, financial aid and other special interest in higher education. Information from LearnHowtoBecome.org has proudly been featured by more than 700 educational institutions.
News Article | April 20, 2017
The selection of Cooper Robertson follows on new mission and strategic development by Cloyd, whose past work has been chronicled by The New York Times. Cooper Robertson is active on many campuses including Longwood University, University of Delaware, North Carolina State, and Lyford Cay International School. The firm has also developed long-term plans and designed buildings for Ohio State, University of North Carolina, Cal Tech, Yale University, Hunter College, and Georgetown, among others. "We are delighted to have the involvement of Cooper Robertson with our leadership team and other experts supporting Drury University's new initiatives," said Drury University's Cloyd. "As Drury moves into a new era, it will be crucial for us to craft a vision of our physical campus that not only reflects our academic values, but enhances our profile regionally and nationally." The backdrop for this campus planning initiative is Cloyd's Strategic Positioning Platform, which includes recruiting of world-class talent to Springfield to lead the intellectual process in leveraging its physical assets, local connections and excellent national reputation, to achieve the best outcomes through broad engagement and focused creativity. As a first step, in coming weeks Drury University will host a charrette--its first of several collaborative idea-sessions to inform the master-planning process--with campus leaders and community groups. "In this process, the University and other stakeholders become part of the design team, taking part in a shared design vision and exploration," says John Kirk, AIA, a partner with Cooper Robertson. Cooper Robertson has earned wide acclaim for its campus projects, and its work on New York's Battery Park City reimagined an entire swath of waterfront not far from Wall Street. One critic noted, "There are few firms in the United States, perhaps the world, with such a broad range of work completed with incomparable finesse." "The new campus master plan will help make lasting, memorable connections, over time weaving the campus together, allowing for cohesive expansion, and connecting to surrounding communities," says Kirk. "This will help make Drury University a world-class destination, school of choice and memorable place for all who live and visit here." To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/renowned-firm-cooper-robertson-selected-for-master-planning-of-drury-universitys-growing-campus-300442454.html
News Article | October 28, 2016
This article was originally published on CNET. While not as splashy as their presidential counterparts, Hillary Clinton's running mate Tim Kaine and Donald Trump's running mate Mike Pence faced off Tuesday in the only vice presidential debate of the election season and within 10 minutes, prompted campaign watchers to tweet out more than 56,000 comments using the hashtag #VPDebate. A calm Pence earned more favorable responses from Twitter followers compared to the combative Kaine, according to social media monitoring groups Brandwatch and Spredfast. Pence had 1.5 million mentions during the debate, with more than 58 percent of them positive. Kaine had more than 1.2 million mentions, with a 52 percent negative sentiment, Brandwatch said. Those tweets aren't a measure of who won or lost the debate, but rather a show of which candidates' supporters are more vocal on social media. SEE: Best practices for using social media in business (Tech Pro Research report) "From my months of political observation, I would say Trump's online supporters — who are among the most loyal I've ever witnessed (considering brands and politicians) — are rallying behind Pence," said Kellan Terry, a Brandwatch data analyst. The stakes were high for Kaine and Pence. Heading into Tuesday's clash at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia, the two veep candidates are overshadowed by Clinton and Trump. But the question is whether those sharing their opinions and observations on social media actually care about Kaine and Pence? The answer: not really. "Social media acts as an echo chamber," said William Stodden, a political science professor at North Dakota State College of Science and Concordia College in Minnesota. "Real-world events drive interest in social media outlets of the candidates, as voters see something and then rush to social media to both inform themselves and discuss the event, and then the discourse on social media is used by politicians to drive their campaign." After a polite exchange after being introduced by moderator Elaine Quijano of CBS News, the candidates' gloves came off early. Kaine, a Democratic senator from Virginia, was expected to keep up Clinton's momentum after many concluded the former Secretary of State beat Trump during their first debate last week. The presidential debate on Sept. 26 was the most watched and most tweeted presidential debate ever, according to TV ratings data from Nielsen. Kaine told Pence Tuesday that "You are Donald Trump's apprentice," adding, "I cannot imagine how Gov. Pence can defend can defend the insult-driven, selfish need for style of Donald Trump." But, Pence, Indiana's Republican governor, downplayed Kaine's remarks and sidestepped questions about Trump's crazy week. That week included an early-morning Twitter tirade against a former Miss Universe and Clinton and reports that the real estaste mogul may have lost a billion dollars in a year to "brilliantly" avoid paying income taxes for the past 18 years, according to a report by the New York Times on Oct. 1. The NYT story spawned the hashtag #LastTimeTrumpPaidTaxes. WATCH: Tim Kaine or Mike Pence: Who interrupted the most? (CBS News) "The American people want to see our nation standing tall on the world's stage again," Pence said. The latest CBS News poll found that voters know little about either VP nominee and that neither candidate is viewed favorably by voters who do have an opinion. Twenty-four percent of voters have a positive opinion of Pence, while Kaine is viewed favorably by 19 percent of voters. Before Tuesday's debate, 47 percent of voters said they didn't plan on watching the VP candidates spar. That lack of interest was reflected on social media. The rate of conversation about the VP debate on social media was significantly lower than the first presidential clash, Spredfast said. About 30,000 people discussed the debate on Twitter, compared to nearly 80,000 who commented during last week's meet up between Clinton, 68, and Trump, 70. Early on during the 90-minute debate, 18- to 24-year-olds were driving most of the debate conversation on Twitter, Spredfast said. The most discussed issues on Twitter were the economy, taxes and terrorism, the group added. Midway through Kaine and Pence's appearances, sentiment on Twitter was more negative than even the first presidential debate, Spredfast said. Pence gained more than 22,000 new Twitter followers compared to 15,000 for Kaine. Trump, as expected, tweeted out that his running mate won hands down. Twitter said that was the most retweeted comment. Even so, the fact that Pence was mentioned more than Kaine doesn't reflect who won, Stodden said. There still will be plenty of fact-checking and polling for days to come. "We can tell that there is definitely interest in both of these candidates," Stodden said. "Polls indicate that people usually do not pay a lot of attention to the VP debate. Perhaps this year, as with so many other issues, the status quo is changing."
News Article | December 14, 2016
CHARLOTTE, N.C., Dec. 14, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Big South Conference (www.BigSouthSports.com) announced today an innovative new partnership with Game Plan that creates the first of its kind league-wide student-athlete career network. Through this arrangement, the Big South will provide Game Plan’s innovative student-athlete development software to its member institutions to greatly enhance each campus’ current resources, which include Game Plan’s eLearning courses, assessment instruments, and the Game Plan Career Marketplace. With Big South member institution’s Winter Commencement ceremonies approaching, as well as the conference graduating at least 84 percent of its student-athletes for three consecutive years, a key aspect to this partnership is each institution’s ability to incorporate Game Plan uniquely into their athletic department culture and student-athlete experience. The Big South will use Game Plan’s Career Marketplace to incorporate current and future sponsors. By connecting sponsorship with recruiting, the Big South enhances the value of its partnerships while bringing new career opportunities to its student-athletes. Current Big South partner Sharp Business Systems will be a presenting sponsor of the new initiative. “A key focus of the Big South Strategic Plan is the student-athlete experience, and what we have heard loud and clear from our student-athletes, in addition to an outstanding athletic experience, is the enhanced opportunity for career placement upon graduation,” stated Big South Commissioner Kyle Kallander. “That is why we are so excited about this partnership with Game Plan. The supplemental resources Game Plan will provide each of our members supports our goal of preparing student-athletes for life, and gives corporations exposure to wonderful leaders that are graduating from Big South institutions.” “The partnership with the Big South to invest into student-athlete development illustrates the shift to the new norm of genuinely caring about the student-athlete experience as well as how investment into this student-athlete experience can have a positive impact at both a conference and athletic department level,” said Vin McCaffrey, Founder and CEO of Game Plan. “A better student-athlete experience should not run contrary to a better economic model for the conference or athletic department.” For more information on Game Plan and its Career Marketplace, please visit: www.wearegameplan.com. ABOUT GAME PLAN Game Plan is a unified student-athlete development platform, bringing together all the components for a rich student athlete experience by connecting conferences, athletic departments, student-athletes, and employers to improve outcomes for all. Leaders in college athletics look to Game Plan to be the foundation for their student-athlete development program by using a comprehensive approach based on engagement and a student’s personality and interests. Game Plan works with college athletic departments at all NCAA division schools and partners with companies all over the country. For more information, please visit www.wearegameplan.com and connect on Facebook (Game Plan), Twitter @gameplanworks), and LinkedIn (Game Plan by Game Theory Group). ABOUT THE BIG SOUTH CONFERENCE (www.BigSouthSports.com) Founded in 1983, the Big South Conference has matured into a competitive leader in college athletics, actively pursuing excellence on the field of play and in the classroom. For more than 30 years, the league’s growing presence as an NCAA Division I athletic conference is evident by athletic accomplishments on the national stage, innovative marketing and media partnerships, increased television packages and quality athletic competition while intentionally fostering the academic, personal, social, athletic and leadership development of its student-athletes. Comprised of 10 member institutions sharing a common geographic region and similar academic values and purposes, the Big South Conference’s institutions -- Campbell University, Charleston Southern University, Gardner-Webb University, High Point University, Liberty University, Longwood University, Presbyterian College, Radford University, UNC Asheville and Winthrop University -- have a remarkable history of achievement through the league’s 19 championship sports in addition to the academic success of its more than 4,200 student-athletes. The Big South Conference: Developing Leaders Through Athletics.