LR Welcomes New Director for Office of International Education

Lenoir-Rhyne University recently welcomed a record enrollment of 34 international students to campus, along with a new Director of International Education, Laura Dobson.

Dobson, who began her work at LR in early July, has worked in various aspects of international studies, most recently handling immigration and study abroad programs at the University of North Carolina Pembroke. Prior to that Dobson was at Florida State where she worked in the Center for Global Engagement, which focused on getting international and US students together for learning on campus. It’s a collaborative effort she hopes to bring to LR.

LRU announces authors for 2015-16 Visiting Writers Series

Lenoir-Rhyne University will kick off its 2015-16 Visiting Writers Series in September. Jaki Shelton Green will be the first of eight guests featured in the series, which has brought world-renowned authors to members of the LRU campus and the community for nearly three decades. The award winning poet is scheduled to speak on Thursday, September 10 at 7:00 p.m. in Belk Centrum. Green and the other authors featured in the series will be joining LRU as it celebrates its 125th anniversary.

LRU Playmakers to hold auditions for fall productions

Lenoir-Rhyne Playmakers will hold open auditions for their upcoming main stage productions of Circle Mirror Transformation by Annie Baker and Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare. Auditions are scheduled for Sunday, August 30 from 2 to 5 p.m. and Monday, August 31 from 6 to 10 p.m. in P.E. Monroe Auditorium. Auditions are open to members of the LRU campus as well as the greater Hickory community.

Audition format will be “cold readings” from the scripts; actors will read and perform scenes and monologues from the two plays.