LRU’s Center for Graduate Studies of Asheville welcomes ETSU program

HICKORY, N.C. – Lenoir-Rhyne University’s Center for Graduate Studies of Asheville recently made a move to increase its visibility throughout the community by welcoming East Tennessee State University to its state of the art facility.

This summer ETSU began offering an advanced standing Master of Social Work program at Asheville’s graduate center – beginning a unique partnership between a public and private institution. The setup proves mutually beneficial as ETSU works to market its MSW program, which simultaneously helps grow exposure for LR’s Asheville graduate center. LR will also benefit financially, collecting a percentage of tuition fees from each student in ETSU’s MSW program.

Lenoir-Rhyne University and Ingles Markets awarded grant to support fruit and vegetable education initiatives

HICKORY, N.C. – A grant has been awarded to Lenoir-Rhyne University’s Dietetic Internship program and Ingles Markets from the Produce for Better Health Foundation (PBH), aimed at supporting efforts in promoting healthier eating in the community. The grant funding is used to encourage enhanced collaboration between supermarkets, university nutrition and dietetic programs, with a specific emphasis on training nutrition and dietetic students to deliver grocery store tours about fruit and vegetables.

LTSS/LRU mourns the loss of two alumni in Charleston tragedy

The communities of Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary (LTSS) and Lenoir-Rhyne University (LRU) grieve the loss of nine brothers and sisters in Christ whose lives were taken late Wednesday night at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, SC.  LTSS and LRU extend their prayers and deepest condolences to the people of Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, The Seventh Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, the city of Charleston, and all who grieve.

It is with sadness and heavy hearts that LTSS/LRU learns that among the victims are two fine alumni, The Rev. Clementa C. Pinckney and The Rev. Dr. Daniel L. Simmons, Sr.