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LIBRARY CORNER December 6 – December 12 The Cleveland Bradley County Public Library is in Phase 4 of our 5-Phase Reopening Plan. Normal hours of operation have resumed, including Sundays, and study rooms are available for bi-hourly check out. Other meeting rooms and public restrooms remain closed, and patrons are required to wear a mask when in the building. To make a reservation for computer use, please call the Non-Fiction Desk at 423-472-2163, ext. 126. For all other reservations, please call the Administrative Assistant at 423-472-2163, ext. 110. For more information, please see the sections titled CURBSIDE PICK-UP and 5-PHASE REOPENING PLAN. SUNDAY | December 6 Quaran-STEAM - THE EXPERIMENT - with Mr. Mike Join us at 1 p.m. for an experiment with Mr. Mike on Facebook and Instagram. For stories linked to Mr. Mike’s experiment, join us on Friday at 2:30 p.m. for Quaran-STEAM with Mr. Mike. MONDAY | December 7 Monday Wiggles more
The yard of Mary Alice Silvers is offering a glimpse of the true meaning of Christmas. Mrs. Silvers’ daughters, Becky Buckblew and Ann Porter, drew, cut out and installed these more than life-sized presentation of the biblical account of the birth of Jesus Christ. There is a manger scene with Mary, Joseph and the Baby Jesus. The shepherds with flock are also depicted as well as the journeying wise men. more
Author Carrie Meadows recently visited Lee University’s Intro to Writing Poetry class over Zoom for a reading organized by Dr. William Woolfitt, associate professor of creative … more
CHRISTIE O’DELL’S guide dog Wiggle sits on a porch with fall decorations of flowers, pumpkins and scarecrows. more
By GWEN SWIGER more
Social Security Matters No Simple Answer to Question on When to Claim Benefits more
MEMPHIS — Jaylee Ingle and Leah Hargis of Cleveland High School traveled to the Universal Orlando Resort in Orlando, Fla., with high school cheerleaders and dancers from across the country to … more
  During Lee University’s virtual Homecoming celebrations earlier this month, Chris Hansen was named the Distinguished Alumnus of the Year for the Department of Language and Literature. … more
Lee celebrates First-Generation Week     Lee University recently hosted “First-Generation Week,” virtually, to raise awareness about the barriers and challenges of first-generation students.  The event was co-organized by Dr. Roy Y. Chan, director of the TRIO SSS (LEAP), and Dr. Kevin Ung, director of the TRIO McNair Scholars Program at Lee. “We believe this event is an opportunity to recognize, support, and empower all students at Lee University and to intentionally cultivate cultures of inclusivity and empathy on campus in the form of responsible citizenship,” said Chan. “We hope this event will help all students develop a sense of belonging and purpose across multiple domains of life.” During the celebration week, several short videos were uploaded to Moodle, Lee’s learning management system, highlighting essential campus resources for first-generation and continuing-generation students at Lee. Numerous prizes, such as an apple watch, laptop, scholarships, and headphones, were awarded to students for active participation in the event. Lee faculty and staff members also received a special pin to recognize Lee’s first-gen faculty and staff members. “This was a great opportunity to recognize and celebrate students, faculty, and administrators who are the first in their family to graduate from college,” said Ung. “This event provides all students the motivation and encouragement to press forward in the midst of a challenging season.” Lee University is the only institution in the entire Southeastern region and the state of Tennessee with a TRIO SSS and McNair Scholars program that is part of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU). In 2019, Lee University was the first CCCU member institution in the United States to host a first-generation college celebration day for students on campus. This year, due to COVID-19 restrictions, “First-Generation Week” took place virtually, in conjunction with several national organizations including the Council for Opportunity in Education and National Association of Student Personnel Administrators. Hundreds of colleges around the country participated in this national event, with some dedicating the entire week. For more information about First-Generation College Celebration Week, visit https://firstgen.naspa.org/. The Federal TRIO Programs include eight federal outreach and student services programs designed to identify and provide services for students who face an array of particular challenges to their university success. LEAP (Learn, Engage, and Achieve Program) began at Lee in 2015 to provide individual success coaching, peer mentors, direct student aid, financial aid counseling, financial literacy education, cultural and academic enrichment opportunities, and other personalized services according to individual students’ needs. The Lee University McNair Scholars Program is designed to support highly motivated scholars as they strive to achieve their educational goals by providing them with academic, financial, cultural, and social support and cultivates an interdisciplinary community of scholars who prepare for graduate school through seminars, workshops, campus visits, research experience, and academic conferences.    more
CHATTANOOGA — The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera will present its first holiday concert of the season with “A Classical Christmas” on Thursday, Dec. 3, and Friday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m. … more
  Dr. Lacey Huffling (‘03) received the Distinguished Alumnus of the Year Award from Lee University’s Department of Natural Sciences. This honor was announced during a virtual Homecoming … more
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Grace Manning had always “like to doodle stuff.” The love of doodling lead to her adding a studio art minor in her sophomore year at Lee University. more
The following items were compiled by the Cleveland Bradley County Public Library from old issues of the Cleveland Daily Banner and its forerunners — the Cleveland Banner, the Journal and the Journal and Banner. more
Craig Thompson wanted to write books for a long time. His desire has finally come to fruition with the publishing of his first novel — “Colossus.” more
Craig Thompson recently released his first novel, “Colossus.” However, it is not his first book. He is the author of several nonfiction works, including “How to Be A Mentor for a Day,” “Nurturing Your Children with Mentors,” “Asking for Wisdom: Maximizing Your Time with Mentors ” and “Preaching for Prophets.” more
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