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Provost Festival of Installation Schedule Announced

Tue Oct 9 2012

Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary announces the Festival of Installation for the Rev. Dr. Clayton J. Schmit, founding Provost of the Lenoir-Rhyne University School of Theology that includes the seminary from October 29 through November 4, 2012.

The week-long festival will include events showcasing the seminary’s unique and premiere reputation as a leader in theological education for Lutherans and other Christian denominations. Events will also include the seminary’s Morgan Lecture Series, which will explore Schmit’s passion for theological education, specifically in integrating theology and the liturgical arts, and will conclude with a Service of Installation. Festival events will be held on the seminary’s Columbia campus as well as the University’s main campus in Hickory, N.C. (more…)

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A Journey of Religious Tolerance Through Project Conversion

Thu Sep 20 2012

Andrew Bowen

HICKORY, N.C. — The Lenoir-Rhyne University Institute for Faith and Learning will welcome Andrew Bowen to campus on Tuesday, Oct. 2. Bowen will be speaking in the Belk Centrum on campus at 7:00 p.m. Bowen will travel to Asheville on Oct. 3 to speak at the LRU Center for Graduate Studies of Asheville, 36 Montford Avenue, at 7:00 p.m. Both events are free and open to the public.

For Andrew Bowen, theology is a playground. A perpetual student and champion for inter-religious peace and reconciliation, (more…)

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Pianists Bring Talents to the LRU Community

Tue Sep 18 2012

HICKORY, N.C. — The Concert Series at Lenoir-Rhyne University will kick off the 2012 -13 season with a free performance of the late William Duckworth’s Time Curve Preludes for Piano on Friday, October 12 at 7:30 p.m. at the Hickory Museum of Art, 243 3rd Avenue NE. In conjunction with the LRU Center for Graduate Studies of Asheville and the Black Mountain College Museum, an encore of this concert will take place at St. Matthias Episcopal Church, 1 Dundee Street, Asheville, Saturday, October 13 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are not required and the L-R Friends of Music invite the entire community to experience this group. (more…)

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Business Council Fall Forum Speaker to Address Modern Technologies and Impact on Users

Fri Sep 14 2012

HICKORY, N.C. — Author Nicholas Carr will be the guest speaker at the Lenoir-Rhyne University Business Council Fall Forum on Sept. 28. Carr writes about technology, culture, and economics. University president, Dr. Wayne Powell and the LRU Business Council Board of Directors, will host this event. Carr will speak at a luncheon scheduled for 12:00-1:30 p.m. at Lake Hickory Country Club. Registration will begin at 11:30 a.m.

Carr’s most recent book, The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains, is a 2011 Pulitzer Prize nominee and a New York Times bestseller. Carr is also the author of two other influential books, The Big Switch: Rewiring the World, from Edison to Google (2008) and Does IT Matter? (2004). His books have been translated into more than 20 languages. (more…)

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Visiting Writers Series Author to Answer the Question – “Is Google making us stupid?”

Mon Sep 10 2012

The next speaker in the Lenoir-Rhyne University Visiting Writers Series is Nicholas “Nick” Carr, author of the influential book The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains. Carr will appear on the Lenoir-Rhyne campus in the P.E. Monroe Auditorium on Thursday, September 27th at 7:00 pm. On Friday, September 28, he will travel to the LRU Center for Graduate Studies of Asheville to speak at 7:00 pm at the AB-Tech Ferguson Auditorium. The events are free and open to the public—no tickets or reservations required.

In his book, Carr asks the question, “Is Google making us stupid?” When he posed that question in a celebrated Atlantic essay, he tapped into a well of anxiety about how the Internet is changing us. He also crystallized one of the most important debates of our time. As we enjoy the internet’s bounties, are we sacrificing our ability to read and think deeply? Building on the insights of thinkers from Plato to Mcluhan, Carr makes a convincing case that every information technology carries an intellectual ethic – a set of assumptions about the nature of knowledge and intelligence. (more…)

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Hispanic-American Novelist to Visit LRU

Thu Feb 16 2012

The Visiting Writers Series at Lenoir-Rhyne University continues on Thursday, March 1, with “An Evening with Sandra Cisneros.” The event will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Belk Centrum on the L-R campus. The event is free and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

An America novelist, short-story writer, essayist, and poet, Cisneros is one of the first Hispanic-American writers who has achieved commercial success. She is applauded by literary scholars and critics for her works that help bring the perspective of Chicana (Mexican-American) women into the mainstream of literary feminism. (more…)

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LRU Visiting Writers Series to Kick Off in September

Mon Aug 15 2011

Lenoir-Rhyne University is pleased to announce the 23rd season of the Visiting Writers Series. For almost three decades the Series has brought world-renowned authors to the Hickory, NC campus to discuss and read from their own works in a relaxed environment before university and community audiences.

The 2011-12 season is:

Wes Moore
September 16th 7:00pm
P.E.  Monroe Auditorium
Since the publication of his book, The Other Wes Moore, African-American non-fiction author Wes Moore has been slated by Bill Cohen, former secretary of defense, “to become one of the most pow­er­ful and influ­en­tial lead­ers of this cen­tury.” (more…)

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Lenoir-Rhyne University to Create Center for Graduate Studies in Asheville

Wed Jun 22 2011

In an effort to offer diverse programming to a broad range of western North Carolina residents, Lenoir-Rhyne University is announcing the creation of the L-R Center for Graduate Studies-Asheville. This center is being created to serve the educational needs of the residents of Asheville and surrounding areas, and in a collaborative effort the university will be seeking the input of those in the area as to the specific graduate programs they would like to see offered. L-R expects to open the Center for Graduate Studies in the fall 2012 with five to six graduate programs and expand the offerings each year thereafter.

To begin laying the groundwork for these programs, Lenoir-Rhyne recently appointed Dr. K. Paul Knott as the founding director of the Center for Graduate Studies.

Prior to his appointment, Dr. Knott led the NC Community College BioNetwork BioBusiness Center and Laboratory at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College, serving as manager since 2009. He directed all activities, projects, and staff of the Center and Laboratory, including business development, educational programming, and analytical and product development support for life science companies. He began his work with the BioBusiness Center in January 2005 serving as Curriculum Coordinator until his selection as manager. (more…)

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