Marian Dill, Director of Financial Aid at Lee University, spoke before the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) on Thursday, March 27 on the invitation of the United States Senate.
Lee University will host its annual Lee Day this Friday and Saturday, April 4-5.
Lee University will conclude its Presidential Concert Series with “Ning and Friends” on Tuesday, April 8, featuring violinist Qian Zhou and Lee’s own Ning An on piano.
The Tucker Foundation recently awarded Lee University a grant for the Tucker Foundation Endowed Scholarship for Nursing.
Lee English professors, Drs. Kevin Brown, Chad Schrock, and Will Woolfitt, along with 10 students from Lee's English Honor Society, Sigma Tau Delta, recently traveled to Savannah, Ga. to attend the Sigma Tau Delta International Convention.
On March 21, the Business Advisory Council for Lee University’s Department of Business held its annual meeting on Lee’s campus. ...more
Lee Flames Baseball will host the second annual Military Appreciation Day on Saturday, April 26, from 1-5 p.m. at Lee University’s Olympic Field on Parker Street. ...more
On Thursday, April 3, Benjamin Rowland received the Distinguished Alumnus Award given by the Communication Arts Department for 2013. ...more
By Jillian EllisOn Thursday, April 3, Benjamin Rowland received the Distinguished Alumnus Award given by the Communication Arts Department for 2013.
Rowland graduated from Lee in 2002 with a bachelor of arts in telecommunications.“Ben set the bar pretty high for what the typical Lee student was all about,” said Mary Dukes, one of Ben's instructors and currently a lecturer in Digital Media Studies at Lee. “His ingenuity and creativity knew no bounds.”While a student at Lee, Rowland worked for his department as a lab assistant and directed a regional children’s TV show. Following his graduation, he worked in corporate video in Chattanooga and directed various multi-camera shoots on the side.Rowland then worked for the national TV series “The Best and Worst of Tred Barta” as an editor, post production supervisor and producer for the series’ eight seasons. This series became the highest rated program on the Versus Network, which later became the NBC Sports channel.Rowland and his business partner Will Wheeler own and currently manage Yonder Blue Films, a production company based near Atlanta specializing in low-altitude aerial videography. The company regularly shoots for commercials, TV shows and feature films. They have recently shot for Cartoon Network, USA network, National Geographic and the sequel to the Jim Carey and Jeff Daniels film “Dumb and Dumber.”Rowland, along with his wife Kim and daughter Skyla, currently resides in Georgia.The award was presented to Rowland on Thursday, April 3 during a visit to Lee.“It was great to have Ben on campus and give him a tour of the new communications building, along with having him guest lecture in two of our classes,” said Dr. Joel Kailing, chair of the Department of Communication Arts.“Ben continues to exemplify Christian character and professional excellence,” said Dukes. “The Communication Arts Department is very pleased to present him with our 2013 award.”Pictured here in front of Lee’s new Communication Arts building is Rowland with Lee faculty (l to r) Matthew Fisher, Dukes, Rowland, Kailing and Dustin Cawood.
On March 29, Lee University’s Department of Language and Literature hosted an Interdisciplinary Colloquium on Latin American and Iberian Studies to promote academic excellence among undergraduate stud ...more
String Theory at the Hunter will welcome Grammy award-winning violist Kim Kashkashian, cellist Marcy Rosen, and the Johannes String Quartet to the stage for its final concert of the season on Thursday ...more
String Theory at the Hunter will welcome Grammy award-winning violist Kim Kashkashian, cellist Marcy Rosen, and the Johannes String Quartet to the stage for its final concert of the season on Thursday, April 17, at 6:30 p.m. Founded by Artistic Director Gloria Chien in 2009, String Theory is a chamber music series presented in partnership with the Hunter Museum of American Art and Lee University. Musicians from around the world join Chien to perform in the intimate setting of the Hunter.
The evening’s performance will feature Brahms’ String Quartet No.2 in a, Op.51, No.2, and Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night), Op.4. Internationally recognized violist Kashkashian studied the viola with Karen Tuttle and legendary violist Walter Trampler at the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore. She has taught viola and chamber music at New England Conservatory since 2000. In 2012, Kashkashian received a Grammy Award in the “Best Classical Instrumental Solo” category for “Kurtág and Ligeti: Music for Viola” on the ECM Records label. She is a regular participant at the Verbier, Salzburg, Lockenhaus, Marlboro, and Ravinia festivals and as a soloist has appeared with the great orchestras of Berlin, London, Vienna, Milan, New York, and Cleveland, and in recital at the Metropolitan Museum of New York, Kaufmann Hall, and New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall, among others.
Rosen has been referred to as “one of the intimate art’s abiding treasures” by Los Angeles Times music critic Herbert Glass. She has performed in recital and with orchestras throughout Canada, England, France, Japan, Italy, Switzerland, and all 50 of the United States. In recent seasons she has given master classes and appeared on stage in Beijing and Shanghai, China, the Seoul Arts Center in Korea and in Cartagena, Colombia.Rosen has collaborated with the world’s finest musicians including Leon Fleisher, Richard Goode, Andras Schiff, Mitsuko Uchida, Peter Serkin, Isaac Stern, Robert Mann, Sandor Vegh, Kashkashian, Jessye Norman, Lucy Shelton, Charles Neidich and the Juilliard, Emerson, and Orion Quartets. She is a founding member of the ensemble La Fenice, a group comprised of Oboe, Piano and String Trio, as well as a founding member of the world renowned Mendelssohn String Quartet.The Johannes String Quartet brings together the first American to win the Paganini Violin Competition in 24 years, Soovin Kim; a Concert Artists Guild Competition winner, Jessica Lee; the Principal violist of the Philadelphia Orchestra, C.J. Chang; and the principal cellist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Peter Stumpf. Their collaboration was forged at the Marlboro Music Festival in Vermont, and shaped and mentored by the Guarneri String Quartet. In addition to its recent broadcasts on Performance Today and St. Paul Sunday, along with a Carnegie Hall debut, the Johannes String Quartet has had great successes with audiences and critics alike in Chicago, Philadelphia and Washington D.C., among others. “Art Connections” will take place at 5:30 p.m. prior to the concert. Former Hunter Museum chief curator Ellen Simak and Maestro Robert Bernhardt, Conductor Emeritus of the Chattanooga Symphony, will explore works from the Hunter Museum collection that relate to the music featured in the concert to follow.Individual concert tickets are $25 for Hunter members, $35 for non-members, $10 for students with a valid student ID and $25 for groups of 20 or more people. For more information on String Theory at the Hunter or to purchase tickets, call 423-267-0968 or visit www.stringtheorymusic.org.
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