LRU celebrates Homecoming 2015

Homecoming at Lenoir-Rhyne University is a weekend celebration anticipated by alumni, family, friends as well as the Hickory community each and every year. This year’s event holds special meaning, as it is taking place during LRU’s quasquicentennial (125th year) celebration. Festivities will begin on Friday, October 16 and extend through Sunday, October 18 and include over 20 events for guests of all ages to enjoy.


Friday, October 16

Playmakers to open season with Circle Mirror Transformation

The Lenoir-Rhyne University Playmakers will kick off their 2015-16 season with a production of Annie Baker’s award-winning drama, Circle Mirror Transformation. The play will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, October 14 – 17, and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 18 in P.E. Monroe Auditorium.

The play focuses on four characters who enroll in a six-week-long adult acting class at a community center in small-town Vermont. As the students and instructor experiment with seemingly harmless theatre games and exercises, bonds are formed and broken, stories are shared, and wounds are uncovered. Through their work together, the characters face personal challenges and make discoveries that will change them forever.

LRU Physician Assistant Program receives accreditation - provisional

The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) has granted Accreditation-Provisional status to the Lenoir-Rhyne University Physician Assistant (P.A.) Program, sponsored by Lenoir-Rhyne University.

Accreditation-Provisional is an accreditation status granted when the plans and resource allocation, if fully implemented as planned, of a proposed program that has not yet enrolled students appear to demonstrate the program’s ability to meet the ARC-PA Standards or when a program holding Accreditation-Provisional status appears to demonstrate continued progress in complying with the Standards as it prepares for the graduation of the first class (cohort) of students.