Friday, October 1, 2010

Luther Statue to Arrive on Monday!

Lenoir-Rhyne University will soon be home to one of the world’s largest statues of Martin Luther, whose teaching launched the Protestant Reformation and created the Lutheran Church. This 12-foot granite statue is expected to be delivered to campus and erected on Monday morning, Oct. 4 with a dedication to follow on Saturday, Oct. 9 during Homecoming festivities.

The statue is a gift from Charlotte philanthropist Irwin Belk, who previously donated nine bronze statues of athletes playing different sports to Lenoir-Rhyne. His generosity also helped fund the LRU Irwin Belk Track.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Nursing Student Receives Scholarship

Sarah Estridge, a senior Lenoir-Rhyne University Nursing student, has been selected to receive a scholarship from the Great 100, Inc., RN Nursing Excellence Organization of North Carolina for the year 2010-2011.

Ms. Estridge was chosen by the School of Nursing faculty to receive the scholarship from The Great 100. Ms. Estridge was honored at a black-tie Gala at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex in Greensboro, NC on September 18, 2010.

Concert Series Presents Heinavanker October 3rd

The concert series plays host to Heinavanker as its opening event for the 2010-2011 season, a celebration of ten years of concert excellence.  Heinavanker (the Haywagon) is a seven member a cappella vocal ensemble from Estonia, in the midst of a United States tour.  We have hosted them before and they were one of our audience’s favorites, so we are happy to have them return for this 10th anniversary year.

Their program will include Estonian folk music, and sacred music:  Middle Ages and Renaissance polyphony, and modern compositions inspired by the same.

The event is Sunday, October 3 at 3:00 p.m. in the P.E. Monroe Auditorium.  Free admission to all. For more information, visit the ensemble’s website at or the L-R Music Program's website has information about the group, along with a polished looking poster, available for printing and sharing, at

Monday, September 27, 2010

L-R Alums To Be Presented As Church Musicians-in-Residence

Robert and Ada Smith
University’s Sacred Music Program will present L-R alums, Ada ‘75 and Robert ‘79 Smith, as Church Musicians-in-Residence from October 4 – 6. Public events include a choral reading session, “Choral Gems.... remember these?” on Monday, Oct. 4, at 7:15pm, in the Mauney Music Recital Hall. The public is also invited to a chapel service, also in Mauney Recital Hall, on Wednesday, Oct. 6, at 9:20 am, where the Smiths will lead a service based on The Lord’s Prayer.

While in residence, they will teach a class on children in worship (Tuesday, 8:00 am and the public is invited – Mauney Music Bldg.), give instruction to the organ majors, and work with the Chapel Choir in preparation for the service on Wednesday. There is no cost for any of these events.