Top-ranked Davidson lacrosse team hosts Big South Championship

DAVIDSON – In its first year in the newly formed Big South women's lacrosse conference, the Davidson Wildcats earned the right to host the league tournament at Ricardson Stadium, April 26 and 28, after securing the No. 1 seed with a perfect record in league play.

The inaugural women’s lacrosse championship is presented by Musco Sports Lighting and features the top four teams in the final league standings.

The Wildcats finished the Big South season with a perfect 7-0 conference record to win the outright regular-season title and the right to serve as host.

They will take on fourth-seeded Liberty in the first semifinal game Friday at 4 p.m.

Friday’s games will be video streamed live on the Big South Network, and the two winners will meet in the championship contest at 2 p.m. April 28, which will be carried live on ESPN3.

The Big South champion receives an automatic bid to the NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Championship.

Friday, April 26 - Semifinals

Game 1:  No. 1 Davidson vs. No. 4 Liberty, 4:00 p.m.

Game 2:  No. 2 High Point vs. No. 3 Longwood, 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, April 28 - Championship

Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner, 2:00 p.m. (TV: ESPN3)


WALT radio hosts Battle of the Bands

DAVIDSON – Davidson College’s WALT radio station will present its Battle of the Bands starting at 9 p.m. April 26 at the Knobloch Campus Center Alvarez-Brown Atrium.

Bands participating include Nate Dogg & The Kennel Club, Green Eggs & Jam, Free BBQ, The Little Dipster and Sunset Trip.

Attendees will receive free WALT t-shirts, Tenders and refreshments.

“It's WALT's biggest event of the year,” said Steven Hummel, station manager at WALT “So we put a lot of time and effort into making this a fun and memorable event.”

The five bands participating are all comprised of graduating seniors, so this will be the last time some of these acts perform at Davidson.

Visit for more information about WALT and its Battle of the Bands.


Annual Student Art Show opening April 25

DAVIDSON ­– ­The annual Student Art Show will feature works by students from art and non-art majors from April 25 - May 8 in the Van Every Gallery in the Visual Arts Center, 315 N. Main St., Davidson (Corner of Griffith & Main Streets).

The juror for the exhibition is Edie Carpenter, director of curatorial and artistic programs at Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art in Greensboro.

The reception opens 7–9 p.m. April 25. An awards presentation starts at 7:30 p.m.




Choral Arts Society puts on De Le France Profonde

DAVIDSON – Led by the new director of choral activities, Christopher Gilliam, the Davidson College Choral Arts Society will be joined by the Davidson Singers, the Davidson Pro Arte Orchestra and professional soloists as they perform a challenging program of works by French composers, including the Durufle Requiem, Franck's "Psaume 150" and Gabriel Faure's "Pavane."

The event begins at 7:30 p.m. April 29 in the Davidson College Presbyterian Church Sanctuary.

Call the Union Ticket Office at 704-894-2135 for ticket information.


Jury nullification expert will speak at Davidson College

DAVIDSON – Davidson College¹s Vann Center for Ethics invites the public to a free talk by Professor Monroe Freedman about jury nullification at 7:30 p.m. May 1 in the Alvarez College Union Smith 900 Room.

Freedman, one of the nation¹s leading experts on legal ethics, is professor of law and former dean at the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University.

For 30 years, Freedman lectured annually on lawyers ethics at Harvard Law School, and from 2007-2012 he was a visiting professor at Georgetown University Law Center.

The talk is co-sponsored by the Mecklenburg County Bar Association, and attorneys may pay a fee to earn 1.5 ethic hours of CLE credit.

Contact Amber MacIntyre at 704-894-2025 or for more information about the talk.