LRU professor honors Nobel Prize winning poet, Seamus Heaney

Before the late Seamus Heaney became one of the most widely recognized poets of the 20th century and a Nobel Prize winner, Dr. Rand Brandes, professor of English at Lenoir-Rhyne University knew him as a dear friend.

Brandes has written numerous articles, reviews and books about the poet, the most recent of which is a Lenoir-Rhyne University publication.

The book highlights an exhibition of Heaney’s work at the Grolier Club in Manhattan - America’s oldest and largest society for bibliophiles and enthusiast in the graphic arts. He joined together with fellow members and Heaney collectors, Alan M. Klein, and Carolyn and Ward Smith to co-curate the exhibit, which was on display from September 10 through November 1, 2014.

Dr. Paul Weber honored for 35 years as ordained minister

The Reverend Dr. Paul Weber, Professor of Church Music at Lenoir-Rhyne University, was recently recognized for his 35 years of service as an ordained minister. He was honored at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church (HTLC) in Hickory where he serves as an active member, teaching the Resurrection Sunday School class and assisting with services as needed.