April 26, 2013. If you would like to learn about the region, brush up on business skills, make new friends, pick up a new language, or gain experience at an internship, then come to Lees-McRae for summer school. With topics ranging from Appalachian photography and clogging to small business accounting and clinical wildlife rehabilitation, there is a course to match every personality.
March 29, 2013. Lees-McRae College Career Services will host minor league baseball executive Tyler Tumminia Thursday, April 11. She will present a lecture, “Breaking through Barriers and Hitting a Home Run,” at 7 p.m. in Evans Auditorium.
March 20, 2013.The Broadcast, a dynamic six-piece musical ensemble which channels rock, neo-soul and classical songwriting into one powerful performance will be making its way to Lees McRae College for yet another performance in the High Country.
BY MADISON V. FISLER
Dec. 10, 2012. The Brevard College women’s basketball team outscored Lees-McRae College by a 37-24 margin in the second half, overcoming a 33-26 halftime deficit en route to a 63-57 victory in non-conference play on Saturday afternoon in Williams Gymnasium. Brevard (3-5) won the battle on the glass by a 38-35 margin, including a 12-8 advantage on the offensive boards.
Dec. 7, 2012. Matt Kunz posted a double-double with game-highs of 19 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Lenoir-Rhyne University men’s basketball team to an 87-69 win over visiting Lees-McRae College in non-conference play on Thursday evening.
Dec 7, 2012. The Lees-McRae College softball team continues to be a positive influence in the local community this fall, expanding its outreach efforts several weeks ago by coordinating the Annual Healthy Halloween event, which was co-sponsored by the Avery County Smart Start and the Avery County Health Department.
Nov. 28, 2012. Three Lees-McRae College art faculty combine their visions for the December show at the Dickson Gallery, located in Cannon Hospital, Linville. New works by Michael Joslin, Melissa Ball-Martin and Jesse Knight open this week and will be on exhibit until the middle of January.
Oct. 31, 2012. Banner Elk native Jane Baucom Stephenson has been changing lives for 25 years. Local residents can learn about the extent of her transformative work on Nov. 11 when Stephenson will sign copies of her newest book, Changing Lives in Appalachia: The New Opportunity School for Women.
Oct. 9, 2012. The Staley Distinguished Christian Scholar Lecture Series at Lees-McRae College is pleased to host Dr. Ralph C. Wood on Oct. 22-23. He will present two lectures: “J.R.R. Tolkien: Writer for our Time of Terror” on Monday at 7 p.m. and “Flannery O’Connor and the Christ-Haunted South” on Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Sept. 18, 2012. Lees-McRae College invites community businesses and organizations to participate in the annual Homecoming Parade on Saturday, Oct. 6 at 11 a.m. on Main Street in Banner Elk. Join parade grand marshal Dr. David Burleson, Avery County Superintendent of Schools, and his wife, Beth, along with LMC President Barry Buxton, Avery County High School Band, bagpipes and drums, clowns, the alumni float, LMC athletic teams, Wily the Bobcat, Banner Elk Volunteer Fire Department, Avery EMS, campus clubs and organizations and more. The parade is part of Homecoming Weekend festivities including class reunions, NCAA soccer and volleyball, Athletics Hall of Fame induction ceremony and the Performing Arts production of Legally Blonde, the musical. For a full schedule, visit go.lmc.edu/homecomingschedule. The parade will begin at 11 a.m. at Tate-Evans Park and end on campus. Line-up will start at 10 a.m. at the park. Those interested in participating in the parade should contact Allison Norris, dean of students, at Norrisa@lmc.edu or 828-898-8797.
Sept. 6, 2012. After King joined Conference Carolinas in May 2011, the natural fit for a league rival seemed to be Lees-McRae College. As the 2011-12 season progressed, their play on the field proved to support that notion. Now the two institutions will add depth to their growing rivalry.
Aug. 30, 2012. The Alpha Gamma Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International will award two scholarships to students majoring in teacher education. One scholarship will be awarded to a student at Appalachian State University and one will be awarded to a student at Lees-McRae College.
Aug. 24, 2012. The Lees-McRae College women’s soccer team has been tabbed to repeat as Conference Carolinas champions this season, announced league officials Friday with the release of the 2012 Conference Carolinas Women’s Soccer Preseason Coaches’ Poll.
Aug. 3, 2012. Wilson joins the Bobcat coaching staff following a tremendous career as a track athlete at nearby Appalachian State University, where he competed in the pole vault, high jump, triple jump and long jump for the Mountaineers.
July 19, 2012. Dr. Ted Olson, professor of Appalachian Studies and an American Folk Music instructor at East Tennessee State University, will present a program on early recordings of traditional mountain music at Lees-McRae on July 25 as part of the Stephenson Summer Lecture Series.
BY ETHAN WOODHOUSE
July 12, 2012. Audiences will be delighted by this fast paced comedy/farce about a young vicar’s wife who is trying to fit into a small tightly knit town. Set in the background of the cold war, things go awry when a pompous church matron comes calling unannounced and a male friend of the young vicar’s wife’s past comes to visit.