The Lenoir-Rhyne University Women’s Basketball Team recognized alumna, Joan Whitener Andrews, at its reunion game against Tusculum this past Saturday. Andrews was presented with a basketball jersey recognizing her as captain of the LR Women’s Alumnae Basketball Team – an honor overdue by 75 years. During her time at LR, Andrews was an education major, minoring in music. She played the trombone and sang with the A Cappella Choir. She was also a talented athlete and member of the basketball team. Her senior year she was selected to serve as captain of the team, but the women’s basketball program was suspended at the university. She graduated in 1940 having been unable to play as a senior or serve as team captain.
Lenoir-Rhyne University’s Business Council and the Alex Lee Foundation will continue the 2015 Alex Lee Leadership Lecture Series on Wednesday, March 4 with a presentation by Dr. Bartow J. Elmore, author of Citizen Coke: The Making of Coca-Cola Capitalism. The lecture will take place in the Fintel Classroom of the McCrorie Building on campus beginning at 6:00 p.m., and is free and open to the public. Born and raised in Atlanta, GA – the heartland of Coke country – Dr. Elmore grew up surrounded by the icon. His studies as a Southern and environmental historian compelled him to write about the product that has ended up in 200 countries worldwide, and the global environmental footprint it has left in its wake.
Lenoir-Rhyne University in conjunction with the Catawba Valley Astronomy Club is sponsoring a Public Observing Night this Friday, February 27 in the LR Observatory. This free event will begin at 7:00 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.