Award-winning writer and activist Jeff Hobbs to speak at LRU

As part of the 2015-16 Visiting Writers Series, Lenoir-Rhyne University will welcome award-winning author and conservation activist, Jeff Hobbs on Thursday, October 22 at 7:00 p.m. in P.E. Monroe Auditorium. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Hobbs and other authors featured in the Visiting Writers Series will be joining LRU as it celebrates its 125th anniversary.

Hobbs attended Yale University, where he won the Meeker Prize for his writing and the Gardner Millett Award for his running. After graduating with a BA in English language and literature, he spent three years living alternately in New York City and Tanzania while working as executive director for the African Rainforest Conservancy. His first novel, The Tourists, was published in 2007.

Annual Award Ceremony to recognize LRU alumni

As part of Homecoming 2015, Lenoir-Rhyne University will host the annual Alumni Association Awards Ceremony on Friday, October 16 at 6:00 p.m. in Belk Centrum, with a social hour preceding the event at 5:00 p.m. LR alum Mike Hogewood ’76, Professor of Communication Arts at Catawba College, will emcee the event for the second year.

Five LRU alumni will be honored during the ceremony for their contributions to their professions, community and alma mater. The honorees include: Burgess Jenkins ‘95, Loyd Hoke, Jr. ‘60, Dr. Robert and Kate ’70 Esch, J.C. Epting ‘65, and William “Billy” Pitman ‘11. 

Movie presentation scheduled at LRU as part of Hispanic Heritage Month

In observance of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Office of Multicultural Affairs at Lenoir-Rhyne University will be showing Under the Same Moon on Tuesday, October 13 at 6:00 pm. The movie will be shown in Belk Centrum on the campus of Lenoir-Rhyne.

Under the Same Moon shows the bond of a mother and son after the mother travels thousands of miles to America in search of better opportunity. While the film focuses primarily on the story of one mother and son, it offers a parallel to the many stories of immigrants in our country. The movie is primarily in Spanish with English subtitles.