Thursday, March 31, 2011

Final "Town Hall" Meeting Scheduled for Monday, April 4th

LRU faculty, staff and students are invited to attend the fourth and final “town hall” session on Lenoir-Rhyne’s Institutional Values. The final session will be Monday, April 4 at 9:20 AM in the Belk Centrum.

The fourth and final value to explore is “curiosity.”

Presenters will include: Mr. Justin Hawkins; Dr. Beth Wright; Mr. Rich Duncan; and
Dr. Karen McDougal, who will moderate the session.

Convocation credit is available to students.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Students Earn a Place on the LRU President's List for Academic Achievement

Lenoir-Rhyne University has announced the President’s List for the 2010 fall semester. Qualifying students must be undergraduates with a semester grade point average of 3.9 or better on a 4.0 scale, provided the student carried at least 12 hours of letter-graded courses.

The following President’s List students are listed by their home county in North Carolina followed by out of state students listed by their home state.

NORTH CAROLINA (Listed by counties)
Spencer Dennis Voelkert

Ashley Nichole Bowman, Lauren Elizabeth Bumgarner, Tyler Butler Bumgarner, Chassidy Brooke Campbell, Tameka Yvonne Morales, Sara Rose Rostan, Jacob Ira Stuckey

Kelley Elizabeth Hensley, Caitlin Nicole Hensley, Kari Elizabeth Jauch, Benjamin Ernest Lawson.

Jeffrey Todd Bedford, Kelly Elaine Brittain, Julia Mary Byrd, Hailey Michelle Garrou,
Amanda Danielle Hodge, Jordan Pah'l Luckadoo, Timothy William Henry Michaels, Hillary Erin Ratliff, Kendra Caroline Williford.

Martin Edward Guyer, Brian Patrick Lewis.

Brandi Rochelle Collins, Lauren Nicole Davis, Devin Yates Duncan, Rebecca Kerr Smith, John Carlton White.

Anne-Marie Hale Bangs, Jonna Rebekah Beard, Logan Nicole Bearfield, Stacy Lauren Beasley, Rachel Joy Birkedal, Crestal Rose Biron, Todd Joseph Bryan, Welland Dane Burnside, Georgianna Lee Cappelletty, Elizabethann Lynn Chambers, Taylor Lauren Covington, Scott Walter Curtis, Maira Parise Eckert, Whitney Rae Edmondson, Honey Yang Estrada, Jennifer Elaine Gold, Judyta Dorota Goscinska, Andrea Denise Harwell, Laura Marie Hutchins, Danielle Linda Jackson, Caitlin Lauren Jones, Katie Marie Long, Brandon Andrew Lucaciu, Norman Grant Meres, Angelica Beth Nichols, Matthew Thomas Paynter, Stephanie Lee Reidel, Andrew Lee Robison, Sabina Rita Rumswinkel, Amanda Lea Shelton, Leah Jennings Sigmon, Charity Elizabeth Simmons, Hannah Patiee Simmons, Heather Nicole Stallings, Matthew Wayne Stephens, Keesha Marie Townsend, Nou Gao Yang, Lauren Marie Yoder, Amanda Leigh Young.

Amber Christine Huffman.

Chelsea Nichole Hill.

Megan Lenore Carper.

Bethany Dawn Sawyer, Amanda Renee Withers.

Brooklyn Danielle Bowers, Haley Irene Rawlinson, Eden Denyse Tilley, Amy Lynn VanEgmond.

Desirae Chari Ball, Alisha Dawn Cordle, Bryan Douglas McNees, Jared Christopher Thompson, Julie Ann Turner, Stephanie Carol Watts.

Kathryn Edith Kanupp, Morgan Odelle Mitchem, Joshua Aaron Poole.

Rachel Christine Arrington, Charles Alexander Askey, Nicole Jeanette Merritt, Courtney Marie Norris.

Danielle Maria Bongiorno.

Quinn Susannah Scarvey.

Kyle Dennis Holmstrom.

Daniel Gray Bullins

Audrey Meacham Hudson, Rosa Maria Reyes.

Alyssa Ellen Carlson, Danielle Elizabeth Latoni, Heather Leigh Sackett.

Matthew Christopher Hamm, Kai Jared Thurow, Moriah Christine Walker.

Amber Marie Longhi.

Kristen Suzanne Fulmer, Kyle O'Donald Starling.

Precious Lenise Elkins, Jennifer Michelle Platzer.

Lucas Paul Carnohan.

Grace Kelli Brahler.

James Augustus Fisher.

Hannah Elena Harkey.

Cameron Joseph Hnot.

Jacqueline Eileen Tierney.

Megan Leigh Neubauer.

Bethany Anne Hickman, Austin Lee Nave, Morris Raymond Patton.

Sabrina Louise Cummings, Brittany Danyele Davidson.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Lenoir-Rhyne University to Hold Relay for Life Event

Lenoir-Rhyne University will hold its fourth annual Relay For Life event on April 15, 2011 beginning at 6:00 p.m. lasting throughout the night until 6 a.m. the following morning.
The event is open to the Hickory community and is $10 for those who have not previously

Relay for Life is a walk which goes for 12 hours straight and is filled with different ceremonies dedicated to survivors and those who lost their battles with cancer. Teams are formed and they are asked to have a representative walking the whole time; often times they alternate throughout the night. The teams also have mini-fundraisers during the event to donate to the cause.

This year’s theme is “Touchdown for a Cure”. The opening ceremony will begin promptly at

6:00 p.m. and the night will include food, a “Mr. Relay” male beauty competition, the traditional luminary event, live entertainment and more.

According to Hannah Warren, the event chair, Relay For Life is held throughout the United

States. These events are hosted by various groups such as school organizations and churches. Warren says, “Relay For Life is a collaborative project that cannot happen without the help of the volunteers and our Relay For Life planning team.”

Relay For Life is an event held in conjunction with the American Cancer Society to raise money for cancer research. The American Cancer Society (ACS) is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization. Headquartered in Atlanta, G.A., the ACS has state divisions and more than 3,400 local offices. The organization focuses on capacity building in developing cancer societies, with the ultimate goal to raise as much money as possible for cancer research.

This organization also works to provide the most accurate, up-to-date information on cancer,

cancer prevention, early detection, treatment, survival, and quality of life. Relay For Life gives
people a chance to celebrate those who have won their battle against cancer, remember loved ones who did not, and fight against the disease.

For more information on Lenoir-Rhyne’s 2011 event visit: or contact Hannah Warren at

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Graduation Fair This Week!

The Graduation Fair will take place this week on:

Tuesday, March 29th from 12:00pm – 5:00pm and
Wednesday, March 30th from 9:00am – 1:00pm
Cromer Center Lobby

Students will be able to purchase caps and gowns, (both undergrad and grad) and order class rings. The price of the bachelors unit will be $68.95 + tax, and the masters unit will be $64.95 +tax. If you are unable to attend the Grad Fair the LR Bookstore will have everything you need.

Student’s Involvement with Carolina Donor Services Leads to Campus Award

Carolina Donor Services recently recognized Lenoir-Rhyne University for winning the 2010 National Donation Campus Challenge event.

Started by the U.S Department of Health and Human Services, the National Donation Campus Challenge unites the federal government, organ donation community, colleges and universities to educate campus communities on the critical need for more organ and tissue donors. They work to increase donor registration through statewide donor registries.

Lenoir-Rhyne University won the challenge with 127 registrations. Led by student Amber Douglas and the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc., the challenge offered students campus-wide donation education sessions, donor drives, and a movie night that featured the movie Seven Pounds. L-R also brought current Mrs. North Carolina, Tammi Murray, to help raise awareness and encourage students to register.

Amber took this challenge on not only for her school, but also for her mother, a recipient of a double lung transplant that improved her life drastically. The tight bond between the Zeta Phi Beta sisters encouraged each of them to help with this cause. Through Amber’s mother, they saw what it means to get a second chance at life.

Along with Lenoir-Rhyne, Alamance Community College, Pitt Community College, and Lenoir Community College participated in the challenge.

About Carolina Donor Services
Carolina Donor Services is the federally designated, not for profit organ and tissue donation organization serving 6.1 million people in 78 counties of North Carolina and Danville, Virginia. In North Carolina, there are over to 3,000 people currently on the waiting list for a life saving organ transplant, across the United States there are over 110,000 people waiting for an organ transplant. For more information about Carolina Donor Services please visit our website at or call 1-800-200-2672.