Lee Students Depart For Israel

Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Twenty-five Lee students are taking a 12-day trip to Israel.
Twenty-five Lee students are taking a 12-day trip to Israel.

A group of 25 students has departed Lee University for a 12-day trip to Israel.

During their time in Israel, students will have the opportunity to take a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee, stand on top of Mt. Carmel, walk the ruins at Gamla, and experience baptism in the Jordan River. They will also visit the Mount of Olives, the Garden of Gethsemane, Mount Zion (the Upper Room), and Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum, a memorial for those martyred during WWII.

Other highlights will include swimming in the Dead Sea, riding camels in the Bedouin village Kfar Hanokdim, praying at the Western Wall, walking along the Via Dolorosa and more. 

The faculty trip director is Dr. Bill Effler, associate professor of pastoral ministries at Lee, and his wife Kristen.

Students participating in the 2013 Israel trip are Travis Arrington, Michelle Bostic, Rachel Cannon, Andrew Estes, Jessica Fortner, Daniel Gastley, Kyler Gentry, Cody Hager, Michael Hayes, Julia Jernigan, Nathaniel McDavid, Nicolas McLean, Robert Miskell, Rachel Moreno, Denver Morton, Page Naranjo, Ellen Porter, Lanissa Reale, Rachel Russell, Haley Seaton, Garrett Shepherd, Allison Wierenga, Joshua White, Jonathan Wynn and Carly Zehr.      

The Israel trip, sponsored by the Lee University School of Religion, is one of many cross-cultural trips offered through Lee’s Global Perspectives program. For more information about this program, contact 614-8357 or amcmullin@leeuniversit.edu.


Lee University Welcomes New Faculty

Lee University welcomed 14 new faculty members this fall, including eight from among the Schools of Music, Nursing, and Religion, along with the Helen DeVos College of Education and the Squires Library.  Lenena Brezna joins the Lee faculty as a lecturer in voice. Prior to Lee, Ms. Brezna taught music appreciation and was a voice instructor at the University of Memphis. She ... (click for more)

Tennessee Treasury Department To Host Series Of Webinars On Saving For College

In celebration of College Savings Month, the Tennessee Treasury Department wants to help make college planning easier. Beginning Sept. 10, the department will host a series of free web-based seminars - or webinars - on topics related to college savings. These webinars will include information about the TNStars 529 College Savings Plan, which allows people to save money for children’s ... (click for more)

Rhasean Lowry, 34, Charged In Death of 3-Year-Old Girl

Rhasean Lowry, 34, was arrested for abusing a three-year-old girl, and then criminal homicide after she died. Last Tuesday, the Chattanooga Police Department was called on a suspected child abuse case. Lowry took the victim to a local hospital and he stated the victim fell down steps. Doctors advised that the victim’s injuries were the result of blunt force trauma consistent ... (click for more)

City IDB Member Who Made Motion For $9 Million Black Creek TIF Had Not Lived In City For Years

A City Industrial Development Board (IDB) member who made the motion to approve a controversial $9 million Black Creek Tax Increment Financing (TIF) had not lived in the city for years, City Attorney Wade Hinton confirmed. Chris Ramsey, a BlueCross BlueShield official, was not present at an IDB meeting on Tuesday morning. Five other board members were. Citizen Helen Burns ... (click for more)

Decimating The Chattanooga Public Library - And Response

Corinne Hill claims that the library is just undergoing a normal weeding process for eliminating books.  She has bragged that she's responsible for the elimination of over 100,000 books - with more to go. "Normal" weeding is not rampant throwing away.  Yes, books go to the Friends for their sale - where they get $2 for a $75 book and thousands wind up being recycled ... (click for more)

The Many Lessons I Learned From Helen McDonald Exum

Helen McDonald Exum was my friend and mentor. As I think of her passing I can only imagine the celebration that is happening in heaven as the news of her arrival is being told. I am sure that there is a party that not only has she organized but that there is not a detail that has been left to chance. I am sure that it is the grandest of events, for you see, she has been planing ... (click for more)