Dorm Wars 2013 At Lee To Compete For Charity And Bragging Rights

Thursday, October 17, 2013 - by Madeline Watson, Lee University
Shopping cart racers wait for the race to begin
Shopping cart racers wait for the race to begin

Once again, student residents across Lee University’s campus are gearing up for a battle of the dorms in the name of charity. The competition will be held on Monday, Oct. 28, at 8 p.m. in the Paul Dana Walker Arena. 

This annual competition has been a tradition at Lee for 21 years. The event, organized by Lee’s Department of Residential Life and Housing, brings energy and excitement into dorm life, while raising money for various service organizations. 

The first, second, and third place winners will receive a cash prize to be donated to an organization of their choosing.

This year, students will serve with the following service organizations: Second Life Chattanooga, Ooltewah Middle School, Habitat for Humanity, New Hope Pregnancy Center, People for Care and Learning, Family Promise, Boys and Girls Club, Haven Place, Harbor Safe House, Channels of Love, and the Disabled American Veterans Association. 

Every residence hall on campus will participate in this event, along with a designated faculty sponsor. Other Lee staff members will be involved in the competition as officials and scorekeepers.

With over 1,500 students in attendance, Dorm Wars has become one of the most anticipated events on campus. At the end of the night, the coveted title of “Dorm Wars Champion” will be given to one male hall and one female hall. 

"For over 20 years, Dorm Wars has been bringing the campus together,” said Melissa Jones, area coordinator for residential life. “We are thrilled that, as a part of this wonderful event, we are able to give back to the community.”

The events featured this year will include the classic relay race, the shopping cart race, and the obstacle course, among others. 

Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Melissa Jones at mjones@leeunversity.edu or 614-6013.

Livingston Hall resident works her way through the obstacle course
Livingston Hall resident works her way through the obstacle course

Lee Catches World Youth Fly Fishing Champion To Lead New Team

Lee University signed Mason Sims, the 2015 world champion U.S. Youth Fly Fishing Team member and silver medalist, on Thursday to Lee’s recently established fly fishing team.  The university created their fly fishing program in spring 2014 in conjunction with the International Federation of Fly Fishers. Dr. Guy DeLoach, associate professor of business, heads the program.  ... (click for more)

Lee Announces 2016 Rymer Scholarship Winners, Charles Paul Conn And F.J. Lee Awards

Lee University announced the 2016 Rymer Scholarship winners. Three Gold Scholars, three Silver Scholars, and three Bronze Scholars were presented awards at the annual Rymer Scholars banquet at Lee on Friday.  The scholarships are awarded annually by the Rymer Foundation, established by Hoyle Rymer and his father, the late Robert Rymer. The awards honor exceptional achievement ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Firefighter Arrested For Robbery Of Hixson Convenience Store

The Chattanooga Police Department has arrested a Chattanooga firefighter in connection with a robbery on Sunday morning. The firefighter has been identified as Steven Kyle Ratledge. Firefighter Ratledge was assigned to Station 19 in Hixson and has been with the department for approximately 3 1/2 years. Firefighter Ratledge has been placed on leave without pay as the investigation ... (click for more)

Rescuers Help Man After He Falls 30 Feet From Signal Bluff

Rescuers helped a man back up after he fell 30 feet on a Signal Mountain bluff on Saturday night. However, he was not seriously injured. At 11 p.m., a 911 call was made reporting the fall. Walden's Ridge Emergency Services responded to 1425 East Brow Road. When rescue personnel arrived on the scene, they reported a 25-year-old male had fallen 30 feet off the side of ... (click for more)

Being Proactive With Parkinson's Disease

Parkinson’s disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer’s and is the 14th leading cause of death in the United States. It affects an estimated one million Americans and four to six million worldwide,  There is no cure for Parkinson’s, and 60,000 new cases are diagnosed each year in the United States alone. Source: National Parkinson’s Foundation  ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Teachers Day Tomorrow

Years ago at a ritzy dinner party in Westchester County, New York, an editor from Reader’s Digest was seated next to the prettiest woman in the room and noticed her overall glow and countenance was such that he had never noticed a tell-tale scar under her nose. After the dishes were cleared away, admit the mindless chatter, he asked if she would mind telling him about it. The ... (click for more)