Lunch and Learn series continues at LRU’s Grace Chapel

Lenoir-Rhyne University is introducing the public to Grace Chapel through a series of Lunch and Learn events, which will continue on Wednesday, March 11 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Events explain the development of the chapel, its furnishings, which have been assembled from across America, and its worship life. A tour of the chapel will be provided, and there will be a time for questions and answers. After the informative part of the event, attendees are invited to go to the University cafeteria for lunch. There is no charge except for the cost of lunch. The Lunch and Learn event series will continue on April 15. Reservations are requested by emailing Linda Suggs at, or calling her at, 828-328-7108. Each registration is limited to 25 people.

A Cappella Choir performs home concert at Lenoir-Rhyne

As part of its winter concert series, the Lenoir-Rhyne University A Cappella Choir will perform a home concert on Saturday, March 7 at 7:30 p.m. in Grace Chapel. This will be the first time the home concert is performed in the newly opened chapel. The choir is directed by Dr. Paul D. Weber with support from Lenoir-Rhyne’s collaborative artist, Jeana Neal Borman. The event is open to the public and free for all guests. The concert is the last of five performances scheduled throughout the Piedmont Region of North Carolina as part of the choir’s winter program. The program includes performances in Southern Pines, China Grove, Salisbury and Lincolnton. Choir alumni will join this year's choir in singing its signature piece “O Day Full of Grace” by F. Melius Christiansen.

LRU Women’s Basketball Team Recognizes Alumna

The Lenoir-Rhyne University Women’s Basketball Team recognized alumna, Joan Whitener Andrews, at its reunion game against Tusculum this past Saturday. Andrews was presented with a basketball jersey recognizing her as captain of the LR Women’s Alumnae Basketball Team – an honor overdue by 75 years. During her time at LR, Andrews was an education major, minoring in music. She played the trombone and sang with the A Cappella Choir. She was also a talented athlete and member of the basketball team. Her senior year she was selected to serve as captain of the team, but the women’s basketball program was suspended at the university. She graduated in 1940 having been unable to play as a senior or serve as team captain.