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Dr. Bruce Johnson opens school year with convocation

Dr. Bruce Johnson opens school year with convocation

You can view photos of the Lyon President's Convocation here.

http://www.lyon.edu/presidents-convocation.htm

Criteria for Single Parent Scholarship Fund

Criteria for Single Parent Scholarship Fund

UNDATED (KTHV) -- Life's not always a cake walk -- especially if you're a single parent. Getting ahead with your education can present even more of a challenge.

But there is help out there. Joining Dawn Scott with details is Ralph Nesson, executive director of the Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund.

Nesson talks about the applicant criteria, how to apply and more.

Princeton Review names Lyon to list of ‘Best Southeastern Colleges’

Princeton Review names Lyon to list of ‘Best Southeastern Colleges’

BATESVILLE, Ark. — For the eighth year in a row, The Princeton Review has named Lyon College a "Best Southeastern College," based on results from its "2012 Best Colleges" survey.

Lyon College is one of 134 schools receiving the Best in the Southeast designation, and one of only four Arkansas institutions on the list compiled by the education services company headquartered in Massachusetts.

“We're pleased to recommend Lyon College to users of our site as one of the best schools to earn their undergrad degree,” said Robert Franek, Princeton Review's senior vice president and publisher. “We chose it and the other terrific institutions we name as 'regional best' colleges mainly for their excellent academic programs.

Lyon acquires AEDs for campus

Lyon acquires AEDs for campus

BATESVILLE, Ark. — On most days when he is not in class, Lyon College student Jerry Davis can often be found in Becknell Gymnasium playing basketball. It is exactly what he was doing on a cold day in February when he became winded. He took a short break to cool off and later went to the campus game room to play table tennis with a friend.

But while playing table tennis, Davis’ heart began racing and his body grew faint. He decided to go back to his dorm room and rest. On the way to his room, he collapsed. His friend caught him, helped him lie on the ground, and summoned an ambulance immediately.

Davis struggled to breathe as his heart rate continued to increase.

An ambulance arrived approximately 20 minutes later and Davis was transported to White River Medical Center for observation.

Fortunately Davis was okay, but the incident brought to light the need for automated external defibrillators (AED) on campus.

Miss Arkansas Pageant offers free tickets to students

Miss Arkansas Pageant offers free tickets to students

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. –  The Miss Arkansas Scholarship Pageant is proud to announce that there will be free tickets for students available at this year’s pageant.  On Wednesday and Thursday, July 13 and 14, Junior High and High School spirit squads are invited to attend the Preliminary competition free!    Spirit squad members must wear their uniform / team gear in order to receive complimentary admission. 

On Friday and Saturday, July 15 and 16, fraternity and sorority members will be able to watch the final night of preliminary competition and the crowning night for free as well!  Greek members are asked to wear their letters or pin in order to gain complimentary admission. 

For both groups, there will be a table set up outside the Convention Center, on the Embassy Suites side near the box office.  Spirit Squad members and Greeks are asked to check in between 6:30 p.m.

Lyon releases Spring 2011 Dean's List

Lyon releases Spring 2011 Dean's List

Sixty-one students have been named to the spring 2011 Lyon College Dean’s List. 

To be on the Dean’s List, a student must maintain a 3.75 grade point average or higher while taking a minimum of 12 hours a semester. 

Students on the spring 2011 list and their hometowns are:

Bald Knob — Jonathan E. Dannatt 

Bartlesville, Okla. — Abby Senn

Batesville —Clare Brown, Meredith Terrell, Jon-Michael Poff, Lee Candler, and Erica Downs

Beech Grove — Molly Young

Bono — Paige E. Blades

Bryant — Jonathan Medel

Cave City — Kurtis Platt and Michelle Bailey

Chipley, Fla. — Kristan M.

Lyon students to study in Japan

Lyon students to study in Japan

BATESVILLE, Ark. -- Lyon College student Josephine Hammersley is going to participate in the Japanese Summer Program at Akita International University this summer. Lighla Whitson and Tiffany Thiessen will be traveling to AIU in Japan in August to study there for the fall semester.  

Hammersley is a senior at Lyon College and majors in history and English. Whitson is also a senior majoring in anthropology and history and minoring in Japanese and religion. Thiessen is a junior and majors in anthropology. She plans to minor in Japanese. 

Lyon College established an exchange program with AIU in 2005 and has accepted 20 students from AIU. In the past, four Lyon students studied at AIU. AIU has an exchange program with 119 colleges and universities all over the world, and in spring 2010, 119 international students were studying at AIU.