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.
Lenoir-Rhyne A Cappella Choir Announces Music–Mission Trip to Costa Rica and Winter Concerts in North Carolina
The Lenoir-Rhyne University A Cappella Choir, directed by Paul D. Weber, will embark on a tour of Costa Rica as part of a music–mission trip from March 12 to March 23. The choir will perform in Costa Rica in a variety of venues and for worship with congregations of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Costa Rica (ILCO). Prior to the trip, the choir will be performing five winter concerts throughout the Piedmont Region of North Carolina. Accompanying the choir during the concerts and the mission trip will be Jeana Neal Borman, Lenoir-Rhyne University collaborative artist. Choir alumni will join this year's choir in singing its signature piece “O Day Full of Grace” by F. Melius Christiansen. The choir’s winter concerts include the following appearances: