View Planets and Stars at LRU

Lenoir-Rhyne University in conjunction with the Catawba Valley Astronomy Club is sponsoring a Public Observing Night on Friday, October 16 in the LR Observatory. This free event will begin at 7:30 p.m. and conclude at approximately 10:00 p.m.

The public is invited to come to the top of Minges Science Building where several telescopes will be set up in addition to the 12.5 inch Cassegrain telescope in the observatory dome. To access the rooftop observatory, enter the building then take the elevator to the 4th floor and take the stairs to the roof. Participants are encouraged to wear warm clothes or bring a blanket.

LRU celebrates Homecoming 2015

Homecoming at Lenoir-Rhyne University is a weekend celebration anticipated by alumni, family, friends as well as the Hickory community each and every year. This year’s event holds special meaning, as it is taking place during LRU’s quasquicentennial (125th year) celebration. Festivities will begin on Friday, October 16 and extend through Sunday, October 18 and include over 20 events for guests of all ages to enjoy.


Friday, October 16

Playmakers to open season with Circle Mirror Transformation

The Lenoir-Rhyne University Playmakers will kick off their 2015-16 season with a production of Annie Baker’s award-winning drama, Circle Mirror Transformation. The play will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, October 14 – 17, and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 18 in P.E. Monroe Auditorium.

The play focuses on four characters who enroll in a six-week-long adult acting class at a community center in small-town Vermont. As the students and instructor experiment with seemingly harmless theatre games and exercises, bonds are formed and broken, stories are shared, and wounds are uncovered. Through their work together, the characters face personal challenges and make discoveries that will change them forever.