Lee University To Host Lecture On Presidential Election Nov. 16

Thursday, November 8, 2012
Dr. James Ceaser
Dr. James Ceaser

Lee’s Department of History, Political Science and Humanities will welcome Dr. James Ceaser on Friday, Nov. 16, to give a lecture entitled, “Revisiting the Presidential Election.” 

Dr. Ceaser’s talk will be a retrospective of the presidential election, particularly in light of America's philosophic commitment to liberalism.

Dr. Ceaser serves as professor of Politics at the University of Virginia where he has taught since 1976. He has written several books on American politics and political thought, including “Presidential Selection,” “Liberal Democracy and Political Science,” “Reconstructing America,” and “Nature and History in American Political Development.”

Dr. Ceaser has held visiting professorships at the University of Florence, the University of Basel, Oxford University, the University of Bordeaux, and the University of Rennes.

The lecture will take place at 5:30 p.m. in the Johnson Lecture Hall in the Humanities Center. 

A question and answer session will immediately follow the lecture. Refreshments will be provided.

For more information, contact Dr. Thomas Pope at thomaspope@leeuniversity.edu.

Chattanooga State Global Scholars Students Named Semifinalists

Two of Chattanooga State’s Global Scholars have been named semifinalists for the Jack Kent Cooke Transfer Scholarship, which provides up to $40,000 per year as an undergraduate transfer scholarship. Chattanooga State Global Scholars honors students Ashwyn Sam and Chandler Kennedy have been named as semifinalists.  According to the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, more ... (click for more)

Chattanooga High School Center For Creative Arts Presents Dinner And The Arts Jan. 26

Chattanooga High School Center for Creative Arts will hold its Eighth Annual “Dinner and the Arts” Gala on Thursday, Jan. 26. This artful event will feature a dinner performance, a silent and live auction, as well as a gourmet meal by Beast & Barrel restaurant and dessert by Southern Star. Auction items include Disney World and Dollywood tickets, local restaurant gift cards, ... (click for more)

Walker Charged With Sunday Night Murder Of Girlfriend In LaFayette

A 29-year-old Walker County man has been charged with murdering his girlfriend, also 29. Sheriff Steve Wilson said David Ryan Walker was charged in the slaying of Candace Ann Hankins. He said she was killed inside a house on Wheeler Road in LaFayette and her body was found in woods behind the house. The sheriff said Walker called relatives to express remorse about the killing. ... (click for more)

Man With Gun Runs From Police At Hamilton Place Mall; Pushes Shoppers Out Of The Way

A man who was found to be armed with a handgun was chased by police early Saturday afternoon. He pushed shoppers out of the way during the pursuit, which included racing down an escalator.   Erwin J. Rogers, 22, of 6111 Nottingham Dr., is facing multiple charges.    Around 1:50 p.m., Chattanooga Police officers working at the Hamilton Place Mall ... (click for more)

Beyond Freedom Of Speech

Yes, most people know about the First Amendment to our Constitution, "The right, guaranteed by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, to express beliefs and ideas without unwarranted government restriction."  I being a "deplorable" draw the line when people block traffic, try to disrupt, and even stop an activity through malice and disregard for others. Case being ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Sleep, Kelly’s On Watch

As the most intense week begins in President-elect Donald’s Trump’s ascent to become the most powerful man in the world, it is now strikingly obvious he has surrounded himself with the greatest collection of leaders to ever fill a Presidential cabinet. Each is a proven winner, be it in business, the military, or national affairs. Last week a confirmation hearing were heard for ... (click for more)