The School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Lenoir-Rhyne University in partnership with the Western Piedmont Area Agency on Aging will present Alive Inside: A Story of Music and Memory. This award winning documentary focuses on people diagnosed with dementia, Alzheimer's disease and other cognitive impairments and how music therapy can help ease their suffering. There are two viewings scheduled on Thursday, February 5 in Belk Centrum on the LR campus.
As part of its 2014-15 Speaker Series, Lenoir-Rhyne University’s Institute for Faith and Learning will welcome Rolf Jacobson to campus on Thursday, February 5th at 7 p.m. in Grace Chapel. Dr. Jacobson will also speak at the Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary (LTSS) in Columbia on Friday, February 6 at 1 p.m. in Christ Chapel.
Lenoir-Rhyne University will honor the legacy of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at its annual Martin Luther King Celebration on Monday, January 19 at 10 a.m. in P.E. Monroe Auditorium. Sponsored by the LRU Office of Multicultural Affairs, the program will feature guest speaker, Jesmyn Ward. Ward is an associate professor of English at Tulane University and award winning American novelist.
Born and raised in DeLisle, Mississippi, Ward’s writings depict the lives of African Americans growing up in the south, struggling with poverty and natural disaster. She will discuss the impact Dr. King made during his lifetime as well as share some of her own personal experiences including the loss of her brother and survival of Hurricane Katrina.