WordPress 5.9 updates

Updates coming Monday morning 5/23! This will include available updates to some plugins and themes. Click the links below for more information on new features in 5.9

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New May Titles

In order to bring you new and fun recreational reads, the Greenwood Library participates in a book leasing program through McNaughton. These titles are shelved on the small bookcases in the middle of the Atrium and are designated with green labels. You can browse the entire collection here and if you’re interested in what’s new, look out below!

The Club by Ellery LloydLessons in Chemistry by Bonnie GarmusHonor by Thrity N. UmrigarSea of Tranquility by Emily St. John MandelThis Here Flesh by Cole Arthur RileyCover Story by Susan RigettiThe Candy House by Jennifer EganYoung Mungo by Douglas StuartTrust by Hernan DiazOrigin by Jennifer RaffBrighter by the Day by Robin RobertsThe Shadow House by Anna Downes
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WGST 373 (Honors Class)

Women’s and Gender studies was an unexpected class on my Fall 2021 course load, but a course I am so glad I took. This course focused on the study of women and their autonomy. Some of the topics researched within the class was the history of abortion, abortion methods, absue of women in slavery, and the history of birth control. Additionally, each week’s topic fell within the frameworks of reproductive justice which are; the right not to have a child, the right to have a child, and the right to parent children in safe and healthy environments. Although these are topics I was not initially interested in, Dr. Dudley-Shotwell’s enthusiastic teaching methods made the class interesting. 

Each week we were assigned a reading we were required to annotate, but we were also assigned a piece of media to watch. This included documentaries, podcasts, Youtube videos, and interviews. These pieces were always the most exciting to watch or listen to as they were more engaging. They allowed us to really understand the idea behind reproductive justice and see the emotion attached with the cause. In order to fulfill the Honors requirement, Honors students were responsible for promoting the ideals of reproductive justice in a unique way. I did this by creating an Instagram (@fightingforreproductivejustice). I worked with another student who helped create informationals about reproductive justice that I posted on the account. We promoted the account on campus and gained followers by keeping our account active. This experience was super unique as students were given total freedom on how to promote this cause. Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed the class and learned so much from it!

Below I have attached one of my blog posts from the course that discussed the ideals of reproductive justice with supportive text features. 


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CTZN 410 (Symposium Class)

As a member of the class of 2022, we were some of the first students to enroll in citizen classes. We were placed on the civitae curriculum, unlike our predecessors. Our college career began with CITZN 110 and ended with CTZN 410. My CITZN 410 class focused on flourishing together for the common good. I believe this was a great representation of many of my classmates’ time at Longwood because several of us showed great growth as individuals. Longwood promoted the ideals of a citizen leader and truly gave us the tools to become one. This CTZN class highlighted those ideals and allowed us to discuss them with our peers.

Each week we were assigned a reading that opened discussion between the class. Some of the topics debated were technology, how to define leisure, good qualities of humans and friendships, and writings of famous philosophers. Simultaneously, we were researching how to create a nature play path in Farmville. Our class was split into several groups each focused on a specific topic. I was placed in the early childhood group where we research the best types of play for children and developmental milestones. At the conclusion of our class, we presented our research and explained how to make the nature play path a possibility in the community. Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed the class and thought it challenged me in a beneficial way.

Below I have attached a link to my virtue habitation reflection. Throughout the course of the class, each individual was required to select a virtue in life they hoped to improve and reflect it at the completion of the class.


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Move-Out: Important Info About Departing Campus

It’s hard to believe the 2021-22 academic year is almost in the books. We sincerely hope your student had a great year. And we hope the information below will make the moving-out process a little easier for those of you whose students live in Longwood-managed housing.

Residence halls close at noon on Saturday, May 7.
Except for the groups mentioned below, all students must depart their residences within 24 hours of the conclusion of their last spring 2022 exams or by noon on Saturday, May 7, whichever comes first.

The following students may remain on campus after noon on May 7*:
Graduating seniors**
Graduating master’s degree students who live in the residence halls**
Students approved to assist with commencement**
Apartment residents participating in 12-month housing
Students working with select faculty- or staff-sponsored department activities (for example, some athletes and students working with Brock Experiences)
*Students who believe they should receive special approval to remain in Longwood-managed housing after noon May 7 should contact their coach or the appropriate faculty member for approval information.
**Students participating in commencement must depart campus no later than 4 p.m. Saturday, May 21.



  • Do not drive or park on the grass.
  • Do NOT park the nearby lots for private businesses. These lots are TOW-AWAY ZONES at all times, including weekends.
  • Farmville Area Bus (FAB) service ends at 5 p.m. Friday, May 6.
  • Residents are encouraged to consider donating items—especially those they might otherwise throw away—to the local Habitat for Humanity ReStore, FACES Food Pantry, Southside SPCA or the Clothes Closet. Collection boxes are available in residence hall main lobbies, Lancer Park Brown Commons, Landings laundry room and the Greenwood Library.


    • Remove all belongings. You must remove all personal items from your assigned space or any other areas of your unit before departing campus.
    • Abandoned property. Personal items still in a unit after a resident has checked out OR left in an unauthorized area of a unit will be considered abandoned and are subject to disposal and financial charges. Be sure to double-check your unit and remove all personal items prior to departing campus.
    • Using check-out envelopes and drop box (available for all residence halls and apartment communities).
      • Envelopes are available at each service desk.
      • Fill out the envelope.
      • Place key(s) inside envelope.
      • Place the envelope in the drop box. For residence halls, the drop box is in the vicinity of the front desk. For Lancer Park, there is an exterior mounted box close to the Brown Commons front service desk. In the Landings, each ground floor elevator lobby area has a  wall-mounted box.


Prior to leaving campus, all residents must complete the tasks below. Units will be inspected to ensure compliance. Failure to comply may result in judicial sanctions and/or financial charges.
Departure Checklist
Remove all trash, contraband and perishable food.
—Thoroughly clean your unit, including the bathroom and common spaces.
—Take valuables and important items (medication, eyeglasses, wallet, etc.).
—Shut down and unplug all electronics, except refrigerators that are university property and/or remain in the unit.
—Turn off all lights.
—Close and lock all windows.
—Lower all window blinds/shades.
—Lock all doors.


    • Loading zone access on the South Main Street side of the halls will be closed from Wednesday, May 4, through Saturday, May 7.
    • Spruce Street and Redford Street will be open for exit only onto South Main Street from Wednesday, May 4, through Friday, May 6. On Saturday, these streets will not be open for exit onto South Main.
    • U-turns will be permitted on Spruce Street after 5 p.m. only from Wednesday, May 4, through Friday, May 6. U-turns will be permitted all day on Saturday, May 7.



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Lydia Williamson

My name is Lydia Williamson, I attend Longwood University where I am pursing my bachelor’s in social work. I have always wanted to serve and give back to my community and have a career where I could work with people in hopes to make a difference.

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Good luck on Final Exams, Lancers! We have a LIMITED tutoring schedule this week (4/2-4/6). See information below:

Brock (Math 164, 171, 175, 261, 262, 280, 300; CMSC 140, 160)

Monday: 3-5pm; Tuesday and Wednesday: 11am-1pm


John (Math 175, 307; CMSC 121, 140, 160, 162)

Monday: 3:30-5:30pm; Tuesday 12-2pm

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My name is Eliza Ayles and I am a social work major attending Longwood University. I have always had a passion to help others, especially children. I have the desire to be able to provide children with resources to provide for a better future. I want to be there for children in the way I wanted others to be there for me growing up.

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Spring Weekend Comeback: Perfect Weather and Lots of Fun

Your Lancers had a great time this past weekend as students enthusiastically embraced the return of Spring Weekend, one of Longwood’s most popular traditions.

They splashed and dived in the Oozeball mud pit. They raised money and awareness for their organizations with pay-to-play games of skill and chance, and selling  “puppy kisses” and other unusual items. They strutted their stuff in step shows, sang their hearts out with student a cappella groups and crowded the stage for live performances by popular bands.

The sky was blue, and the temperature was perfect.

Here are a few photos to give you a flavor of the weekend, and you’ll find more photos on Facebook. Maybe you’ll even catch a glimpse of your Lancer.

—Sabrina Brown






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Who Am I

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