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Volume 66 Issue 12

Volume 66 Issue 12

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A LEE UNIVERSITY STUDENT PUBLICATION
LEE CLARION
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EVENTS
Lee Day MusicFestivalCCR @ 7 p.m.
 
4/13Wind EnsembleConcertCCR @ 4 p.m.4/15Chinese VirtuosoPlayersSQC@ 7:30 p.m.4/17MasterworksConcertCCR @ 7:30 p.m.4/21Opera ScenesEMC@ 3 p.m.4/22Midnight BreakfastDeacon JonesDining Hall@ 12 a.m.4/25
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Paul Conn’sCrib
Lee University StudentMedia got the chance tocheck out Paul Conn’s“crib away rom his crib.”our this executive set-upon campus, where Connhas elt at home or themajority o his presiden-tial service at Lee, with us.
Saturdays nolonger a day o service or Leestudents
he Student LeadershipCouncil and the LeonardCenter have made the de-cision to cancel ServiceSaturdays due to a decreasein student interest, Bethany Vance, chairperson orSLC, said.Even though it will nolonger be oering ServiceSaturdays, the LeonardCenter oers multiple on-going projects or studentsto get involved in. Check out the ull story or moreinormation on other waysto get service hours.
SSAC homegames conclude
Baseball wraps up itshome conerence sched-ule against No. 17-rankedAuburn-Montgomery, onApril 13-14. he Flamesare a perect 12-0 at homethis season against con-erence opponents and27-2 at home overall.
By Richard YeakleyManaging Editorrichard.yeakley@leeclarion.com
he 12th annualGreat Strides un-draiser or cysticibrosis research garneredthe largest turnout in theevent’s history and broke amilestone o dollars raised.Boasting a record 823runners participating in the5K race and 26 teams walk-ing, this year’s undraiserraised $59,300 on the day o the race, March 31, alone.Also, the money raised in2012 increased the grand to-tal amount o undrasing inGreat Strides history to overhal a million dollars.he current total is$541,627.aylor Rodgers, the stu-dent coordinator or GreatStrides and a Lee Clarionsta writer, said that studentturnout was one o the mostimportant aspects in the con-tinued growth o the und-raiser.“Student participationwas really high this year,”Rodgers said.Rodgers also said that agrowth in the understand-ing o cystic ibrosis has beenachieved among the mem-bers o the community sinceGreat Strides began.“he more we keep doingit, the more we make theseconnections [with those a-ected by cystic ibrosis], andthe more we realize we aremaking a signiicant dier-ence in people’s lives,” Rodg-ers said.Many Lee University or-ganizations support GreatStrides including residentialdorms, service organizationsand social clubs.he joined dorms o Cross-harp competed inthis year’s Dorm Wars to raisemoney or Great Strides, win-ning the title o Dorm WarsChampion as well as money or the undraiser.he win and subsequentundraising eorts allowedCross-harp to donate $700overall to the undraiser.“I think that it mattersthat Lee is involved in [un-draising or cystic ibrosisresearch]; [it shows] we docare about things that aectthe community,” Jamie West-erield said. Westerield is thesenior resident assistant orCross-harp, who helped inthe planning to donate thedorm’s winnings to GreatStrides.Westerield said that herdorm has seen that many Lee University students aredirectly or indirectly aectedby cystic ibrosis.“It is one way to show oursupport or people in theCleveland community andthe Lee community,” Wester-ield said. “It correlates thatwe are a Christian university ... it’s not just care or peoplewho directly aect us, butcare or the greater good o humanity.”Rodgers was also excitedwith the turnout o the com-munity to support the cause,highlighting the involvemento several university Greek clubs and local organizationsand high schools.More donations will con-tinue to be collected by orga-nizations that arranged un-draisers associated with butdisconnected rom the event.he inal total o money raised or this year will beavailable later in April, ac-cording to the Oice o Stu-dent Development.
By Marshall PickardContributing Writermarshall.pickard@leeclarion.com
he winners o Lee Uni- versity’s three most presti-gious academic awards havebeen revealed: Jamie Achten,Laura Sherwood and MeganSchertzer.Lee presents three majorawards to exceptional seniorsevery year. Jamie Achten wasinormed she had won theF.J. Lee Award about a monthago, while Laura Sherwoodand Megan Schertzer—win-ning the Zeno C. harpAward and the Charles PaulConn Award respectively—were not announced as re-cipients until the aculty meeting on uesday, April 3.According to Lee’s web-site, the F.J. Lee Award isbestowed to students who“exhibit high standards o integrity, leadership, service,broad campus involvementand academic excellence.Outside o the classroom,Achten spent much o hertime playing women’s soccer;she was National Associationo Intercollegiate AthleticsNational Player o the Yearor two consecutive yearsand had her jersey retired a-ter leading her team to ournational championships.Achten also enjoyed timewith her Greek service club,Delta Zeta au, and pursuedher hobby o painting beoregraduating in December2011.“here are a number o students in my class that ex-empliied amazing studentqualities,” advertising majorJamie Achten said about herselection or the Lee Award.“I eel humbled and blessedthat I was chosen.”According to CarolynDirksen, vice president o Academic Aairs, the ZenoC. harp Award is present-ed “to the student who theaculty believes shows thegreatest promise or makinga signiicant contribution toChristian ministry.”Biochemistry and the-atre major, Laura Sherwood,plans on serving as a careermedical missionary to Aricaater medical school at theUniversity o ennessee Col-lege O Medicine at Mem-phis.She understands the prac-tical applications her theatremajor will have in her uturemissions, like using non- verbal communication inArican countries that do notspeak English.“While originally, I want-ed to do theatre because Iwas passionate about it … [Irealized] I can use this prac-tically, not just esoterically, inmy uture plans,” Sherwoodexplained.he Charles Paul ConnAward was created to cel-ebrate President Paul Conn’stenth anniversary as presi-dent.“his award is presentedto the student the aculty believes demonstrates thegreatest promise o achieve-ment in graduate or pro-essional studies,” Dirksenstated.Megan Schertzer, also abiochemistry major, will in-tern this summer with St.Jude’s structural biology de-partment. She has also pre-sented material at a national
Great Strides breaks hal-million dollars raised
Tree seniorsreceive Lee’smost esteemedacademicawards
See SENIORS on page 4
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The substantial total in 2009was due in part to the un-fortunate death of NathanSmith, a Lee Universityalumnus who fought cystic
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Indicates race-day total. Thegrand total for 2012 has yetto be released.
 
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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.creel@leeclarion.com
People or Care andLearning hosted its irstsymposium in Lee’s RoseLecture Hall on March 30rom 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 oered 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 andind 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-proit 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 eec-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 inormationrom each organization rep-resented at the symposium.People or Care andLearning has been based outo Cleveland, enn. since2002 and is “a non-proit... 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 peopleorcare.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 roos over the headso people in need.PCL operates completely on donations. Every git isused as designated; there-ore, nothing is deductedor overhead, operating ortravel expenses.
By Rachel DelauxContributing Writerrachel.delaux@leeclarion.com
Along with child slavery,human traicking, 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 ACS 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 ACS 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 terriying.Us? Yes, us.According to the WorldHealth Organization(WHO) and oicial medicalresearch, the total estimateddeaths due to malaria in2010 was between 655,000and 1.24 million people,mostly Aricans. 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 ater 2020” (www.bbc.co.uk). While this is slightly reassuring, it throws o theACS campaign by at leastive 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 eectiveness.Regardless, the truth isthat vaccinations, bed nets,and treatments (or the mostpart) or malaria victims areproving eective. he ACScampaign 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 raiseunds to provide bed netsor 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 Mayield Com-mons).
By Marshall PickardContributing Writermarshall.pickard@leeclarion.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 aocused study o the sportsindustry’s approach to cor-porate social responsibility,or CSR.Kleinmann deinedCSR as “this idea o beinga good corporate citizen[and] giving back to thecommunity” and empha-sized that “it’s just uniquein how dierent 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 signiying 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 curriculumor 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 identiy 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 grateul 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-lietimeHawks 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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First Latin American and Iberian Studies Colloquium hosted on campus
Shopping or Stylish Success
Diversity takes center stage at Culture Fest 2012
By Mary Beth GremillionStaff Writermarybeth.gremillilon@leeclarion.com
Lee held its irst LatinAmerican and Iberian Stud-ies Colloquium on March30-31. Lee University, aswell as surrounding collegesand universities, joined to-gether to converse on issuesaecting Latin America andthe areas o Spain and Por-tugal.Students and proessorsin the Department Englishand Modern Foreign Lan-guages worked together tobring together this irst un-dergraduate interdisciplin-ary discussion on campus.he colloquium was orga-nized into two parts.On Friday, students andaculty were able to social-ize at a potluck dinner andparticipate in a learning ex-perience o Latin dancingthrough a certiied Zumbainstructor.he academic portion o the colloquium continuedon Saturday with six sepa-rate panels that representedspeciic issues importantin the Spanish and Latincommunity. Within thesespeciic panels two to threepresenters in each category showcased their essays.Alexander Steanell, as-sistant proessor o Spanishat Lee and aculty contactor the event, said he wantedthis colloquium to not only represent Spanish-speakingcountries, but also to bringlight to the social, politicaland economic issues acingthese cultures.he keynote speaker o the colloquium was RodFitzgerald, a bilingual di-agnostician, and in his pre-sentation “I Speak a ForeignLanguage (A Little): WhatDo I Do Now?,” he discussedhis experiences o being bi-lingual in this day and agein the work orce and howit can beneit today’s society.“his colloquium re-ally helped me have moreconidence in what I wantto do with my Spanish ma- jor,Rebekah Skelton said.“It also was a great stage toshow some really interestingtopics in the Spanish world,culture and language.”wo o the 19 presenterso the day were Lee alumniIris Clement and RobertBennett.Clement’s topic, “Morethan Stamps in My Passport:Living and Learning in Lat-in America,” showcased thechallenges and lessons shelearned rom traveling andhow to use them in educa-tion.“I wanted to highlightsome o the challenges andlessons I’ve gained rom my experiences in a way thatwould beneit Lee studentswho have similar interests,”Clement said. Clement iscurrently an English as aSecond Language teacherat a community college inNorth Carolina.Robert Bennett’s topicwas called “Gabriel Gar-cía Márquez: El RealismoMágico Frente a la EseraPolítica [he Magical Re-alism Against the Politi-cal Sphere].he works o Márquez and his outlook on political history inspiredhim to present at the collo-quium.Bennett is a Span-ish teacher o kindergar-ten through sixth grade inFlorida where he hopes to“bridge the ever-wideninggap between cultures.” Ben-nett said that he “will do thisby teaching my students theimportance o other cul-tures, and that every voicecan and should be heard, re-gardless o language.”“each a man a language,and he will speak to another.each a child a language,and he will understand an-other. each a child to un-derstand culture, and hemay understand the world,”Bennett said.
By Megan GobbleFashion Columnistmegan.gobble@leeclarion.com
Most women relish theopportunity to spend a day at the mall, scanning storewindows and racks, gossip-ing with riends, and bring-ing home a wardrobe o new,stylish clothes. When doneappropriately, shopping cangive you the to-die-or ward-robe we all desperately de-sire and the best part aboutstrategic shopping is that itcan also save you money.While impulse buys are excit-ing and should always be inthe mix, making your shop-ping primarily about seekingthose key items that will add versatility and wow to yourwardrobe, you can truly per-ect your style. Here are sometrendy tips that will help youshop without breaking thebank.he irst step to shoppingsuccess is planning. Start yourplanning by irst determiningyour budget. Set aside enoughmoney to get the essentialswithout spending more thanyou can aord. Keep in mindthat winter clothes will bemore costly than your springwardrobe.ake the time to make alist. Determine what itemsyou need to jazz up your cur-rent wardrobe, what eventsyou have coming up andthings you are always wish-ing you had. Put these itemsat the top o your shoppinglist. Since stores are designedto push all your impulse but-tons, your list should give youthe strength to resist unneed-ed items. I you see somethingyou love that is not on yourlist, stroll around and consid-er the purchase, just becauseyour shopping smart doesn’tmean you can’t shop un.Dressing comortably oryour shopping sprees is agood idea. Chances are youwill be doing a lot o walkingand a lot o changing clothesso it is important to dressaccordingly. Wearing light-weight clothes and shoes thatare comortable and easy toget into and out o is a goodchoice.he second step to thisshopping strategy is ocus.Focusing on your mission,needs and body is importantwhen placing purchases.While it may not be asun, shopping alone can bethe most eicient. It’s the bestway to concentrate on whatyou are looking or and cansave you time. I you preerto shop with riends, let themknow that you are looking orsomething speciic so you canavoid wondering aimlessly through stores or hours. Alsokeep in mind that while otherpeople’s opinions are helpul,you will be wearing what youbuy.Focus on what works oryou. Understanding whichcuts, abrics, colors and styleslook best on you can help youavoid making purchases thatwill just decorate your closet.Even i you are planning tolose a little weight, rerainrom buying smaller clothesas they will only make youappear heavier. Once you dolose the weight, you can al-ways have clothes taken in.he idea when making pur-chases is to look good nowand you will i your clothes ityour body in the most latter-ing way.Shopping can sometimeslead your ocus away romeveryday reality. A big part o being chic is dressing or yourliestyle and being comort-able. I you desire the dresswith 6-inch heels look, butspend more time in jeans andlats, keep this in mind anddon’t buy something that willcollect dust.Despite a disappointingday o shopping, don’t buy outo desperation. hese pur-chases usually either led to areturn or more closet decora-tion. Also resist the lure o thesale rack; i you wouldn’t con-sider buying it ull price, skipit. Go ahead and go homeempty handed, you will bethankul when you have thatmoney or something youtruly love.he inal step to this ash-ion renzy is to invest. Spendirst on basic items in solidcolors because they are themost versatile and rarely goout o style. hese basics arethe nuts and bolts that holdyour wardrobe together whenpaired with accessories andstandout items.We have all had thosepurchases that led to urthershopping ater we discoveredwe had nothing to wear withthem. hat is why it is im-portant to invest in comordto buy a matching set, do it,and don’t assume that it willbe easy to match with otherthings. I you have already purchased that item, bring aswatch or the entire garmentwith you so you can be certainyou ind that perect match.
By Katie CreelStaff Writerkatie.creel@leeclarion.com
Lee’s 2012 Culture Festdrew students and aculty alike to the Science andMath Complex lawn or reeinternational ood, give-aways and perormanceswhen it commenced onMarch 29 at 6:30 p.m.Porshia Stacks, Ms. Di- versity 2011 and ormerpresident o IMAGE Stepeam, and J.R. Lilly, Leealumnus and ormer Diver-sity Council chair, led theevent. President Paul Connbegan the evening with aprayer or the estivities, andthen people were ree to ex-plore the oerings o each o Lee’s diversity clubs.Dean o Students AlanMcClung, Vice Presidento Administration WaltMauldin, and other aculty and sta also attended theevent.he exotic oods pro- vided represented regionsaround the globe as well asthe heritage o Lee’s very own international students.A ood contest based on thestudents, as well as select judges, named the Baha-mian Connection Club thewinner with their dish o rice and chicken.here are seven diversity clubs and a Diversity Coun-cil on campus. he WorldArican Student Associa-tion, Asian Council, IM-AGE Step eam, Leetinos,Bahamian Connection Club,Umoja, and InternationalStudents Fellowship are allopportunities or studentsto plug in and learn aboutother cultures.“It is a wonderul com-munity o people to be in- volved with; we are all oneby being made in the im-age o God, but our uniquebackgrounds and culturesmake us dierent yet stilltogether,” Ayodeji Olukoya,current Diversity Councilchair, said.raditional dances wereperormed by WASA, IM-AGE Step eam and the Fili-pino American Association.he Filipino perormanceincluded large wooden poleswhich the dancers weaved inand out o through rhythmand pattern. Inexperiencedstudents bravely volunteeredto attempt the dance ater-ward.Later in the event, Nadyaand Fernando Mora, theowners o Cleveland’s Luv 2 Dance Studio, perormeda Salsa dance. hey had atable with their inorma-tion to support Culture Festand to advertise their stu-dio or lessons, open loordancing and a drawing ora ree dance lesson with thecouple.Several students and par-ticipants spoke on their spe-ciic clubs and the impor-tance o these outlets andopportunities being avail-able.Git cards to Sub-way, Dunkin’ Donuts andWalmart were rewarded topeople in the audience thatcorrectly answered triviaquestions on world acts.Also, whoever could identiy the most national lags cor-rectly was given $50.he Culture Fest serves asa reminder as well as a cele-bration o the students romaround the world and theirtraditions and liestyles thatbring rich diversity to theuniversity’s student body.
“each a man alanguage, andhe will speak toanother. each achild a language,and he will un-derstand another.each a child tounderstand cul-ture, and he may understand theworld.”
Robert BennettElemetary Spanish eacher
Lee Clarion photo by Paul Howard
CULTURED: Students gather to enjoy and share their cultures at Lee’s Culture Fest.
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