News
November 25, 2014
The Warrior's Canvas & Veterans Art Center features national & local Veteran Artists and cultivates a nurturing environment for creativity. Lees-McRae faculty member Jason Sabbides, assistant professor of Communication Arts and Design, is the vice president of the Center which will be hosting a benefit on December 5 to gather simple art supplies so they can continue offering free art classes to Military Veterans and their families.
November 25, 2014
After earning a string of awards for his feature-length and episodic films, Jesse Knight, assistant professor of Communication Arts and Design at Lees-McRae, has created another filmmaking masterpiece, this time in the form of a music video for the North Carolina jam band BIG Something. The video was for “Megalodon” a song off the band’s latest album Truth Serum which was released earlier this month.
November 20, 2014
(High Country Press) An absurdist dark comedy, Reckless follows Rachel, who, at home on Christmas Eve, is informed by her guilt-stricken husband that he has hired a hitman to kill her, and she must flee for her life – which she does by scrambling out the bedroom window and into the snowy night.
November 19, 2014
Lees-McRae’s King-Shivell Gallery is proud to host a selection of student artwork titled “Peer to Peer.” The exhibit will be on display through December 11. The opening reception is scheduled for this Friday, November 21, from 6 – 7 p.m. in King-Shivell Gallery. This exhibit is free and open to the public.
November 18, 2014
Lees-McRae is proud to announce the Sam and Mary Hart Endowed Scholarship for Science, which will provide a full tuition scholarship to one student studying science or health sciences. This scholarship will be awarded to one undergraduate student every two years. Applications may be submitted until February 15, 2015.
November 18, 2014
Lees-McRae graduate Adam Johnson ’13 is making quite a name for himself at White Plains Elementary in Mt. Airy. His technique of teaching through rapping is getting students' attention in a whole new way.
November 17, 2014
From Monday, November 17 through Friday, December 5, Lees-McRae will host a canned food drive to benefit Feeding Avery Families. As a kick off to the drive, on Wednesday, November 19, community members can bring two canned goods as the entry fee to the men’s and women’s basketball games against Southern Wesleyan University. The women’s game begins at 5:30 p.m. followed by the men’s game at 7:30 p.m. The games will be played in the Williams Physical Education Center on Hickory Nut Gap Road.
November 17, 2014
Like many alums, Aaron Linville ’10 finds it difficult to decide which memories from Lees-McRae College are his favorites. “They range from rock climbing with my roommates and leading trips for other students through Outdoor Programs, to volunteering at the blood drives and other service activities as part of the Bonner Leader Program. One particular memory I will always remember fondly is turning 21 during an alternative spring break to the Grand Canyon. The day before, we helped the National Park Service do some maintenance and went rappelling and climbing in the Canyon. The next day, we hiked from the rim of the Grand Canyon, down to the Colorado River, back up to the rim of the Canyon (20 miles round trip, and one mile drop and gain in elevation), and then celebrated my 21st birthday that evening. It was the best possible way to celebrate.”
November 11, 2014
While shorter days, cold winds and snow send many denizens of the mountains into hibernation, the number and variety of flora and fauna remain one of Appalachia’s distinguishing features. Please join us to explore the wealth of life in the area with Dr. Sean Collins’ presentation Fire on the Mountain: A Hotspot for Biodiversity on Thursday, November 20, at 7 p.m. in Evans Auditorium on the Lees-McRae College campus. Part of the Stephenson Center for Appalachia Lecture Series, Collins’ program is free and open to the public.
November 03, 2014
On Monday, October 27, the Division of Business Administration hosted Dr. Michael Lohuis, director of academic engagement for Monsanto Company, for a day of academic, research-based discussion among students, faculty and staff. Monsanto is a multi-national, American-based agrochemical and agricultural biotechnology corporation.