LRU Mortar Board chapter wins national awards

Each year, the president of Lenoir-Rhyne University’s Mortar Board chapter attends the honor society’s national conference to gain tools and resources necessary to lead and serve the campus community and beyond. At this year’s conference, held in Indianapolis, LRU was recognized with a Gold Torch Award and Project of Excellence Award.

Mortar Board is an association of students selected for distinguished ability and achievement in scholarship, leadership, and service. The active, senior national honor society provides opportunities for continued leadership development, promotes service to colleges and universities, and encourages lifelong contributions to the global community.

LRU welcomes new Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities

Lenoir-Rhyne University will welcome Dr. Ryan Luhrs to campus this fall as the new Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities. His duties officially begin August 1.

Luhrs will replace Dr. Paul Weber, who retired this past academic year after 20 years of service to LR. Weber served as Director of the Sacred Music Program, Professor of Church Music as well as Director of the A Cappella Choir, Chapel Choir, and College Singers. “He’s the right person for the position,” said Weber, when asked about the new hire. “I have enjoyed getting to know him. Ryan has a wonderful assortment of gifts that will benefit both the choral and sacred music programs. I could not be happier with the choice.”

Pictured from Left to Right: Billy Price, Assistant Professor of Pharmacology at LR; Tony Rose, President and CEO of Catawba Valley Medical Center; Richard Ball, Program Director of PA Program at LR; Dr. Larry Hall, University Provost at LR

Catawba Valley Medical Center donates funds to support Lenoir-Rhyne P.A. Program

On behalf of Catawba Valley Medical Center, President and CEO Tony Rose presented a check to Lenoir-Rhyne University in support of the Physician Assistant (P.A.) Studies Program. The donation – in the amount of $132,000 – will be used to purchase a  Visual Human (VH) Dissector table for the anatomy lab.  The state-of-the-art equipment helps students to fully comprehend the complex three-dimensional structure of the human body. The technology offers students the ability to interact with correlated 3D and cross-sectional views of over 2,000 anatomical structures through identification, dissection, assembly and rotation the VH Dissector. Lenoir-Rhyne’s P.A. program is currently the only one in the southeast region to have a VH Dissector.