LR Welcomes New Director for Office of International Education

Lenoir-Rhyne University recently welcomed a record enrollment of 34 international students to campus, along with a new Director of International Education, Laura Dobson.

Dobson, who began her work at LR in early July, has worked in various aspects of international studies, most recently handling immigration and study abroad programs at the University of North Carolina Pembroke. Prior to that Dobson was at Florida State where she worked in the Center for Global Engagement, which focused on getting international and US students together for learning on campus. It’s a collaborative effort she hopes to bring to LR.

Groundbreaking held at LRU for new science hall

A crowd of over 200 gathered at Lenoir-Rhyne University today (Friday, August 28) for a ceremonial groundbreaking. The event kicked off the first phase of construction of a new science hall of the University’s Minges Science Building.

“We believe science education is fundamental to our future growth as a nation in this highly competitive world,” Dr. Wayne Powell, President of the University said. “Lenoir-Rhyne is proud to continue its traditions of leading the South in preparing future scientists and health care providers.”

LRU announces authors for 2015-16 Visiting Writers Series

Lenoir-Rhyne University will kick off its 2015-16 Visiting Writers Series in September. Jaki Shelton Green will be the first of eight guests featured in the series, which has brought world-renowned authors to members of the LRU campus and the community for nearly three decades. The award winning poet is scheduled to speak on Thursday, September 10 at 7:00 p.m. in Belk Centrum. Green and the other authors featured in the series will be joining LRU as it celebrates its 125th anniversary.