Homecoming 2014 is rapidly approaching and Lee looks forward to a time when old friends can come back together.
On Monday, Oct. 13, Lee students came from all corners of campus to compete in Dorm Wars 2014
Hundreds of guests, alumni, and friends gathered on Lee University’s campus on Friday, Sept. 20, for Celebration 2014.
Dr. Ashley Smith, Jr., officially began his term as President of the Association for Middle Level Education at the Board of Trustees meeting on Oct. 11.
Lee University has released the institution’s enrollment profile for the 2014-15 school year with over five thousand students officially registered.
Dr. Rickie Moore will present the Ninth Annual Azusa Lecture, “From Generation to Generation: The Call of the Word, the Cry of the Spirit, and the Turning of Hearts.” ...more
Lee University students and faculty recently presented at the annual meeting of the Tennessee Mathematics Teachers Association. ...more
Lee University students and faculty recently presented at the annual meeting of the Tennessee Mathematics Teachers Association (TMTA). The annual fall conference was hosted by the Smoky Mountain Mathematics Educators Association at Webb School in West Knoxville. The TMTA seeks to encourage the study of mathematics and to improve the teaching of mathematics in all schools and colleges in the state of Tennessee. It is a state affiliate of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, a national organization which supports teachers of mathematics through vision, leadership, professional development, and research to ensure learning of the highest quality for all students. Jeremy Newton, a junior mathematics major, and Jonathan Clark, a senior mathematics major, presented a project titled “Hands-On Conics: Connecting 2-D and 3-D Representations” with Dr. Jeneva Moseley, assistant professor of mathematics at Lee. During their presentation, the group encouraged participants to investigate conics with wax paper, Wikki Stix, cheese, thumbtacks, flashlights, and string to make conic sections “come to life.” In this talk, Clark revealed a focus-tracing curve he derived using linear algebra. Lisa Heath, a mathematics instructor at William Blount High School said of the presentation, “The session on conics was enlightening. I am definitely going to share activities and information that I learned during the class. I anticipate that my Honors Geometry students will finally see the algebraic and tangible relationships between the conics.”Kristen Ellyson, a senior mathematics education major, and Clark presented a project titled “Creepy Crawly Critters: Modeling with Live Insects,” along with Moseley. This workshop offered teachers an opportunity to play with live bugs, model their paths, and collect ideas for algebra, geometry, or trigonometry classes. Sharon Rasch, a teacher at Fulton High School, said “I love being able to incorporate unexpected creative ‘tools’ to demonstrate mathematical relationships.”Amy Wells, a junior mathematics education major, and Caitlin Almazan, a junior interdisciplinary studies and middle grades education major, presented a project titled “Using Archimedean Solids to Teach Geometric Concepts” with Dr. Laura Singletary, assistant professor of mathematics at Lee. The project was an overview of Platonic and Archimedean solids, combined with practical ways to teach geometric concepts. “Their presentation of activities using Platonic and Archimedean solids to teach geometry concepts was professional, informative, and engaging. I left with some great ideas I will be using in my Geometry for Teachers class next semester,” said John Smith, a math teacher at Pellisippi State Community College.Moseley presented “Creating Visual Metaphors or Dialogic Interactions about Calculus.” “Because many students learn visually, teacher-created cartoons or illustrations can help students’ conceptual understanding by bringing common metaphors to life,” said Moseley. Dr. Caroline Maher-Boulis, associate professor of mathematics at Lee, presented interactive teaching tools she has been using in her lower as well as upper division math classes. She included tools shown to be successful in creating a collaborative and dynamic classroom environment."We all stuck together, and the presentations went well,” said Clark. “The experience was rewarding to everyone involved.”For more information about Lee University’s Department of Natural Science and Mathematics, call (423) 614-8115.For more information about the TMTA, visit www.tmta.info.
Pictured here are (upper left) Kristen
Ellyson, center, assisting math teachers modeling the path of a
(upper right) Area math
teachers use trigonometry to describe the typical path of a
bug;(bottom left) Lily, a
conference attendee, made a parabola by folding wax paper; and (bottom right) Jeremy Newton
demonstrates creating conic sections via plane intersection.
Homecoming 2014 is rapidly approaching and Lee looks forward to a time when old friends can come back together. ...more
Over the past 54 years, Lee University graduates have come together annually to celebrate and remember. Homecoming 2014 is rapidly approaching and Lee looks forward to a time when old friends can come back together.Homecoming begins Friday, Nov. 7, at noon with the Check-In Buffet and will conclude with the Dessert Mixer on Saturday, Nov. 8, at 8 p.m. Throughout the weekend, Lee will host various events to welcome alumni back to campus.“The university truly looks forward to Homecoming each year. We love to have our alumni back on campus to catch up with them and hear about their lives after Lee,” said Patti Cawood, director of Alumni Relations. “The menu of Homecoming activities has evolved over the years, and there are multiple activities that will appeal to our wide array of alums. Whether you’ve been back every year or only once in the last 20, Homecoming is a great time to check out what’s going on here at Lee.”Check-In begins at noon Friday in the Science and Math Complex Great Room and concludes at 6 p.m. Free T-shirts will be provided while supplies last. A free lunch buffet will be offered from noon to 2 p.m., featuring food from campus restaurants. Lee’s annual Volley for a Cure will begin at 7 p.m. Friday night where the Lady Flames will face-off against Christian Brothers University. The goal of the event is to help raise awareness about breast cancer as well as raise money for the Mary Ellen Locher Foundation of Chattanooga. The foundation grants scholarships to college students with a parent affected by breast cancer. The Lady Flames will also face Union University at 7 p.m. on Saturday.Lee Theatre will perform “All My Sons” by Arthur Miller Nov. 7-8 at 7:30 p.m. Set in Anytown, America, after the end of World War II, “All My Sons” portrays the Keller family, a reasonably successful and friendly household on the precipice of upset and upheaval. The Alumni Grand Reunion, a highlight of the Homecoming experience, will be held Friday night, 8-10 p.m., in the Paul Conn Student Union. Everyone is invited for this celebratory party featuring music by a disc jockey, free festive food, and the company of alumni and friends.Back for a second year, the department breakfasts will be held Saturday at 9 a.m. at various locations. It will be a networking opportunity for alumni to connect with professors and former classmates. Ten departments will participate, and each will feature a guest speaker. The department chairs will provide updates about the department, and an award celebrating a distinguished alumnus will be presented at each event.Another event returning for a second year is the Blessing of the Couples, which will be held on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. on the steps of the Lee Chapel. A word of encouragement and a prayer will be offered over the couples who choose to attend.The Student Organization Booths will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Walker Arena parking lot, providing a time for current club members and alumni to mingle. The Homecoming Tailgate Party will follow at noon with free food, including hamburgers, hot dogs, cookies, and sodas for all students and alumni. The Homecoming basketball games will take place Saturday in the Walker Arena. The Lady Flames will play Bryan College at noon, and the men’s team will face Martin Methodist at 2 p.m.Saturday night, Lee will celebrate their commitment to worship together as a community of believers with a brand new event—a Worship Service held in Pangle Hall, located in Lee’s Church Street Annex.The annual Homecoming Music Festival will also take place Saturday evening. This year’s festival program will include familiar student ensembles Campus Choir, Chamber Strings, Evangelistic Singers, Jazz Band, Ladies of Lee, Lee Singers, Symphonic Band, Voices of Lee, and a brand new group this year called the Brass Choir.The weekend will conclude on Saturday with the Dessert Mixer, a relaxed reception full of sweet treats. The event will be held in the John Nichols Courtyard at 8 p.m., and everyone is invited.Delta Zeta Tau, Lee University’s first women’s Greek club, will also celebrate their 50th anniversary by hosting a service project during Homecoming for Operation Christmas Child through the Samaritan’s Purse organization.For more information, to view a complete schedule of events, or to register for Homecoming, www.leehomecoming.com.
PHOTOS: Alumni at Check-In excited to catch up with friends, left, and students line up at the Tailgate Party to usher the Lee Flames into Walker Arena.
On Sunday, Oct. 26, Lee University and the Bradley County Historical and Genealogical Society will present the Eighth Annual Walking Tour of the Historic Fort Hill Cemetery. ...more
On Monday, Oct. 13, Lee students came from all corners of campus to compete in Dorm Wars 2014 ...more
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