Lee To Celebrate International Women’s Day

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Lee University will celebrate its 10th annual International Women’s Day, beginning Monday. The festivities will run through Thursday and include panels, lectures, and a poster competition.  

IWD is hosted by Lee University’s Cultural Diversity Committee and aims to celebrate the economic, political, and social achievements of women. 

“This year’s International Women’s Day events are very special,” said Dr. Ana Alves Shippey, assistant professor of political science at Lee. “As part of the Lee University Centennial Celebration, we get to learn about the role of women in the history of Lee University, as well as discuss important and delicate issues regarding women in the Church. I am also looking forward to see the high quality posters being presented in the student poster session.” 

A student panel, titled “The Millennial Feminists” and led by the Student Leadership Council, will take place on Monday at 6 p.m. in Jones Lecture Hall, located in Lee’s School of Religion.  

Events continue Tuesday with a special liturgical chapel with Dr. Caroline Maher-Boulis and Ladies of Lee in the Lee Chapel at 10:40 a.m. That evening, “Coffee, Cake, and Theology,” a panel to discuss abuses of power and sexual harassment, will take place in the Jones Lecture Hall at 6. 

On Wednesday, the fourth annual Student Poster Session will take place from 1-4 p.m. in the Great Room in Lee’s Science and Math Complex. This event includes poster presentations from students of any major who present on topics pertaining to women’s issues. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three student presenters, who will be announced that following Thursday, March 22. 

Wednesday afternoon will include “Tea Talk: A Night of Networking” with Worthy Now, at 7 p.m. in the Great Room. This event is RSVP only, through Director of First Year Programs Rochelle Mayberry at rmayberry@leeuniversity.edu. 

On Thursday, March 15, the week’s celebration will continue with Lee alumna and 3rd place finisher of The Voice’s 13th season, Brooke Simpson, in the Conn Center chapel service at 10:40 a.m. 

The week’s activities conclude with a roundtable discussion, “Women in the History of Lee University,” with Dr. Carolyn Dirksen, Dr. Louis Morgan, and Dr. David Roebuck. It will take place on Thursday at 7 p.m. in Lee’s Humanities Center, Room 104.  

All events are free, non-ticketed, and open to the public. 

For more information about Lee’s International Women’s Day events, contact Dr. Shippey at aalves@leeuniversity.edu.

Perriello To Teach Masterclass At Lee

Lee University School of Music will welcome Allen Perriello to campus on Monday at 3 p.m. for a masterclass in the Curtsinger Music Building Choral Rehearsal Room.   Mr. Perriello is in his first season as head of music at Minnesota Opera and director of the Young Artists Program at The Glimmerglass Festival. He has served as the head of music and director of the Marion ... (click for more)

Chattanooga State To Host Open House For Prospective Students

Chattanooga State Community College will host its semi-annual Open House on Saturday, March 24 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. beginning at the Amphitheater on the main campus, 4501 Amnicola Hwy. "This event caters to students of all ages. With a wide array of high school programs designed to offer students an accelerated career path; one-to two-year technical and career programs that will ... (click for more)

Volkswagen Sets Press Conference To Announce New Project; Governor Haslam To Attend

Volkswagen has called a press conference at its Chattanooga plant on Monday to announce "a new project." Governor Bill Haslam is among those set to attend. Also taking part will be Antonio Pinto, president and CEO of the Volkswagen Chattanooga plant, and Hinrich J. Woebcken, president and CEO of Volkswagen group of America. The announcement will be at 2:30 p.m. at the plant ... (click for more)

Clark D. Nolan, Accused Of Imprisoning And Assaulting Wife, Found Competent To Stand Trial

A Graysville, Tn., man who allegedly strangled, assaulted and threatened to kill his wife while holding her prisoner in their home is competent to stand trial, according to two forensic evaluators. Psychologist Robert W. Brown Jr. and forensic coordinator Todd Wiggins reported to Sequatchie County General Sessions Court that they evaluated Clark Dean Nolan on charges of aggravated ... (click for more)

Why Are Pictures Of Our President And Vice President Not Hanging At Our Federal Courthouse?

I would like to know why the pictures of our President and Vice President have not been hung in our Federal Courthouse. They have been approved by the White House. Every time I call they tell me they are on order. Tommy Fryar (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Saturday Funnies

As your dress in your best green outfit today so you can join in the Saint Patrick’s Day revelry, here’s a conversation that was overhead at an Irish pub in Killarney. Finnegan is sitting in his favorite corner, using some of the proceeds after selling his friend Michael a donkey. Suddenly Michael bolts in the door and yells, “Hey, Finnegan, that donkey you sold me went and died.' ... (click for more)