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Music Department sponsors September performances
Dr. Knick lectures on ‘Lumbee Origins’
Dr. Stan Knick (Native American Resource Center) will give a lecture on “Lumbee Origins” on Thursday, September 16 at 2 p.m. in Room 213 of the U.C.
Jack Lowery has September 16 speaking engagement
B.F. “Jack” Lowery, one of the University’s most distinguished alumni, will return to campus for a speaking engagement at 4 p.m., Thursday, September 16 at Moore Hall auditorium.
A 1958 UNCP graduate, Lowery is a successful corporate, criminal defense and personal injury attorney with Lowery & Lowery Attorneys at Law in Lebanon, Tenn.
His topic will be business success, and Lowery is uniquely able to speak on the subject of business success.
He is an original investor in Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores, Inc., one of America’s most successful restaurant chains headquartered in Lebanon. Lowry was Cracker Barrel’s general counsel for 26 years and continues to serve on the Executive Committee of its Board of Directors.
Lowery is also a founding partner in LoJac, Inc., a highly successful highway construction, safety equipment manufacturer and asphalt and concrete production company. The company specializes in interstate highway, airport and bridge rehabilitation.
The School of Business is host for the event.
“It is a privilege to have one of the University’s most distinguished alumni, Jack Lowery, come to campus and share his experience with our campus community,” said Dean Eric Dent of the School of Business. “I have heard him tell of his business experiences and the wisdom he has acquired, and his willingness to share with us is something from which our students will benefit greatly.”
After graduating, Lowery attended the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University in Birmingham. Ala. He was admitted to the Tennessee Bar Association in 1962.
Lowery also served as a mayor, city judge and city attorney for Lebanon, Tenn. He also served one term in the Tennessee House of Representatives, representing Wilson and Trousdale counties.
The son of the late Zeb Lowry, a long-time member and chair of UNCP’s Board of Trustees, Jack Lowery is the brother of the late Dennis Lowry, who founded a successful chemical sales company in Charlotte, N.C.
There are two additional brothers, Bill and Zeb Jr. Son, Jack Jr., is a partner in the Lowery & Lowery law firm.
Bert’s, Game Room hosts open house September 22
The Game Room and the newly remodeled Bert’s Café will host an open house on September 22, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
There will be free bowling, pool and ping-pong and free refreshments.
There will also be half-price smoothies from Bert’s new smoothie
bar. Register to win a free pair of bowling shoes.
Thursday, September 23, at 8 p.m. jazz great Jim Brickman will perform at GPAC. Tickets are $15 for faculty and staff as part of a reduced ticket pricing program.
Featuring guest vocalists Anne Cochran and Tracy Silverman, Brickman has won the hearts of millions of fans around the world, easily crossing over from adult contemporary to smooth jazz and country. His string of hits include “Angel Eyes,” “Valentine,” recorded by Martina McBride and “The Gift,” recorded by Collin Raye. Brickman can be heard around the county on “Your Weekend With Jim Brickman,” his syndicated weekly radio show.
Lopez Tabor Duo play September 29
To highlight National Hispanic Heritage month, Venezuelan musicians, Camilo Acosta and Michelle Tabor, present music of South America for violin and piano. The performance is Wednesday, Sept. 29, 10 a.m. and admissions is free.
Ronnie Milsap to play during Parents Weekend
Legendary bluegrass and country music performer Ronnie Milsap will perform Saturday, October 1, 8 p.m. at GPAC.
Tickets are $25 for the general public and $15 faculty and staff.
Enjoy Parents Weekend with this legendary country music performer who holds seven Grammy Awards, eight CMA Awards and four ACM Awards. Milsap has 40 number one hits, including "Pure Love," "Any Day Now," "Lost in the Fifties" and "It Was Almost Like a Song."