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Lee University’s TheatreDepartment is scheduled toperform its last show of thespring semester on April13-14 and 20-22 at 7:30 p.m.and on Sunday, April 15 at2:30 p.m. in the Dixon CenterAuditorium. Dan Buck, as-sistant professor of theatre, isdirecting.
Secret Church will cometo Lee’s campus on Friday,April 20. The event willinclude a six-hour study of theNew Testament at the ChurchStreet Annex. The study willstart at 6 p.m. and be led byMark Walker, senior pastor of Mount Paran North Church of God in Atlanta, Ga.
The 21st annual KayMcDaniel Summer TennisClinic will take place onLee’s tennis courts on June4-8. The clinic gives chil-dren ages 6-13 the opportu-nity to work with and learnfrom McDaniel, a formerworld-ranked professionaltennis player.
Spring graduation is quicklyapproaching. Commissioningwill take place on Friday, May4, at 6:30 p.m. and Commence-ment will take place on Satur-day, May 5, at 9:30 a.m.
Matthew Melton, deanof the College of Arts andSciences and chair of the plan-ning committee for Lee’s newcommunications building, saidthat the committee currently“assessing space needs forprograms and productions.”
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First People or Care and Learning symposium
Sports communicationon and o the court
By Katie CreelStaff Writerkatie.email@example.com
People or Care andLearning hosted its irstsymposium in Lee’s RoseLecture Hall on March 30rom 2-8 p.m. and on March31 rom 1-4 p.m.Figures rom organiza-tions such as Project Cure,United Way, Habitat or Hu-manity, Salvation Army, heCaring Place, Smoky Moun-tain Children’s Home andMen and Women o Actionspoke in the sessions andpanels oered at the sympo-sium.Each session ocusedon the nature o the pov-erty cycle, the resources thatare available and that areneeded, and solutions thatare currently in action andthose that are still on thedrawing board.he irst lecture eaturedDouglas Jackson, presidento Project Cure, an organi-zation that provides and en-hances medical aid and acil-ities or the poor all over theworld. Project Cure, alongwith the Lazarus Founda-tion and other humanitarianorganizations, network withPeople or Care and Learn-ing.“he only way you’ll tru-ly be happy is i you seek andind ways to serve others,”Jackson said.During the lecture, Jack-son gave examples o “ordi-nary people doing extraordi-nary things.” He encouragedall the attendees that every-one can lend a hand andanyone can accomplish greatthings with determinationand resources.he role o these orga-nizations is to network andbuild on each other, as wellas collectively think long-term, in order to break thepoverty cycle.Each non-proit repre-sented at the symposiumexplained that there is toomuch to be done to be ter-ritorial o who does what.hey have to start some-where and take it one pieceat a time to work and eec-tively achieve progress.“rue collaboration o organizations and groupsgets so much more done,”Matt Ryerson o United Way said.Between lectures andpanels were academic break-out sessions during whichstudents could ask any ques-tions and get inormationrom each organization rep-resented at the symposium.People or Care andLearning has been based outo Cleveland, enn. since2002 and is “a non-proit... humanitarian organiza-tion that cares or the poorby combining training withopportunities that give thepoor a working chance to-ward a brighter uture,” ac-cording to peopleorcare.org.he website explainsthat their “holistic, system-atic approach to eradicatingthe cycle o poverty,” worksby ocusing on education,housing, eeding programs,business development, wa-ter and health, and childrenand widows, according tothe website.Also according to thewebsite, PCL distributes6,400 meals monthly andprovides medical care eachmonth across eight medi-cal clinics to 828 patients.Members o the organiza-tion have dug 56 clean waterwells, built 105 homes, andput 529 roos over the headso people in need.PCL operates completely on donations. Every git isused as designated; there-ore, nothing is deductedor overhead, operating ortravel expenses.
By Rachel DelauxContributing Writerrachel.firstname.lastname@example.org
Along with child slavery,human traicking, and pov-erty, malaria stands amongthe top crises o our time.It’s a silent killer, striking2,000 lives every day, andlike most global plights, itwill continue to ravage thenations unless we, the rav-aged, destroy it.With this in mind, thoseat World Vision ACS start-ed a campaign called Acts toEnd Malaria to advocate orthe abolition o malaria by 2015. Seeing that it’s 2012,the momentum is beginningto pick up, many wonderwhether this tagline (EndMalaria by 2015) is as real-istic as it looks on -shirts,posters, and other advocacy paraphernalia.Similar to ACS is Invis-ible Children’s current cam-paign, Kony 2012, that seeksto see the capture o the in-amous leader o the Lord’sResistance Army, JosephKony, this year. he questionisn’t, as some would argue,whether these campaignsare realistic. he question iswhether we will act. Becausethe actualization o theserealities is partly dependenton us, many are realizingthat it’s our choice to end thesilence or let it linger.here’s not a magic or-mula in solving the prob-lems that pillage the earth.he answer is us–and whilethis is an encouragingthought, it’s also terriying.Us? Yes, us.According to the WorldHealth Organization(WHO) and oicial medicalresearch, the total estimateddeaths due to malaria in2010 was between 655,000and 1.24 million people,mostly Aricans. While o-icials say the death countcontinues to decrease rap-idly since its peak o 1.82million in 2004, in Febru-ary, according to BBC, re-searchers announced that “i decreases [...] continue, ma-laria mortality will decreaseto less than 100,000 deathsonly ater 2020” (www.bbc.co.uk). While this is slightly reassuring, it throws o theACS campaign by at leastive years.In addition, BBC sci-ence reporter Matt McGrathstated that recent evidenceshows an increasing resis-tance to ront-line treat-ments or malaria, mean-ing that there are signs thattreatments could be losingtheir eectiveness.Regardless, the truth isthat vaccinations, bed nets,and treatments (or the mostpart) or malaria victims areproving eective. he ACScampaign has stepped intowaters that ew have entered,and they, along with mil-lions, believe that the eradi-cation o malaria is morethan possible by the end o 2015. As mentioned, thismission is partly dependenton us, the advocators, alongwith researchers, medicalpractitioners, and many oth-ers.So what can we do as col-lege kids? We can advocate:go to www.actstoendmalar-ia.org, click Advocate, andtell our senators and repre-sentatives that we care aboutthis issue. We can also raiseunds to provide bed netsor those in malaria-pronenations–$6.00 buys one netand can save two lives. odonate, go to the previoussite and click Give. In ad-dition, we can join millionson April 25, World MalariaDay, in bringing awarenessto this issue.Students can also join thisglobal movement by joiningthe C.O.R.E (the Council orRevolutionary Endeavors), agroup o social clubs at Leethat seeks to bring justice toglobal crises, like malaria,through prayer and aware-ness (we meet uesdays at 8p.m. in the Mayield Com-mons).
By Marshall PickardContributing Writermarshall.email@example.com
Students in this semes-ter’s Sport and Commu-nication class experiencedsports public relations upclose and personal by vis-iting the Atlanta Hawksbasketball organizationWednesday, March 21.his trip, along withother class development,was made possible by a$2,500 grant that ChristieKleinmann, assistant pro-essor o communication,procured rom the ArthurW. Page Center or Integ-rity in Public Communica-tion. his 2012 Page Legacy Scholar Grant supported aocused study o the sportsindustry’s approach to cor-porate social responsibility,or CSR.Kleinmann deinedCSR as “this idea o beinga good corporate citizen[and] giving back to thecommunity” and empha-sized that “it’s just uniquein how dierent organiza-tions approach it.”She sent in an applica-tion or the grant near theend o the all 2011 semes-ter, and she received a reply signiying that she wouldbe a receiving the award inmid-January.Kleinmann had already researched social respon-sibility as a Page Legacy Educator in 2006, but thisteaching grant allowed ormuch more student in- volvement. While studyingsocial responsibility wasalready a planned part o Kleinmann’s curriculumor the class, which she de- veloped hersel at Lee, thePage grant allowed her toexpand the curriculum.“he grant is a teach-ing grant where the stu-dents and I work togetherto really identiy what ...CSR look[s] like in sport,”Kleinmann said.One major area o thegrant study allows studentsto encounter real-worldsituations through creat-ing antasy sport teams.Assignments were gearedtoward representing icti-tious sports organizationsin various situations, bothin scandals and in accom-plishments.“Students blind-pick their scenarios ... so onestudent may have a scenar-io that says, ‘Your star play-er just broke the record orthe most points scored,’”Kleinmann explained.“Another student will havetheir athlete ... caught ondrug charges.”Senior communicationstudies major Nick Holmeswas grateul that he wasable to practice represent-ing a basketball team in aclassroom setting as op-posed to in a real commu-nications position becausehe was “able to make mis-takes” without major con-sequence.he most elaborate as-pect o the grant’s provi-sions was the trip to meetwith Andrea Carter, theHawks’ director o com-munity development.“For us to be able totalk to someone at Lee,that’s cool. But when youget to speak to someonethat’s [with the] NationalBasketball Association,that’s huge,” senior pub-lic relations major Andy Wells said. “hat gives us achance to see that level andwhat we have to do to get tothat level.”he students evenwatched a game whilein Atlanta. But, as they learned, there is more to aplayer’s image than his on-court appearance.“[he Hawks’ commu-nity development depart-ment] talks a lot about cre-ating a ull image o theirplayers,” Kleinmann said.“he example they gavewas o their player thatgoes to read to children,even though, on the court,he is very intense.”he once-in-a-lietimeHawks experience wasbeyond memorable orHolmes.“Watching [the Hawks]on V, you are like, ‘Wow,these are superstars that Imight not ever get to see ormeet,’” Holmes said. “Andthen, when you go into theHawks’ acility, ... you eel[really] connected.”
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