Seminars and concerts planned at Lee University
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Lee to Host Science and Mathematics Symposium

The Science and Mathematics Poster Symposium will take place on Tuesday, from 4 to 5:30 p.m., in the Great Room, located on the 3rd floor of the Science and Math Complex at Lee.

The symposium is sponsored by Lee University’s Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics.

Science and mathematics majors will present posters of research they have collected over the course of the semester. Presenters will include representatives from classes such as biochemistry synthesis and molecular biology, genetics, physics, mathematical modeling, and biology senior seminar.

“We invite the community —and especially high school students interested in pursuing undergraduate majors in the sciences or mathematics — to attend our poster session,” said Associate Professor of Biology Dr. Lori West. “Attendees will see the progression through the scientific process as students relay their hypotheses, experimental methods and results, and as they discuss the conclusions they have drawn from their results.”

The symposium is free.

Lee to Present Small Jazz Combos Concert

Lee University’s School of Music will present the Small Jazz Combos concert on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in the Dixon Center.

Music for the evening will be provided by three different ensembles, two octets (rhythm section plus four winds) and a guitar ensemble, directed by Shawn Perkinson, instructor of guitar at Lee.

The concert includes selections from the music of Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Stanley Turrentine, Duke Ellington and Pat Metheny.

The program will feature performances by 22 students: Dan Anderson, Joey Archer, Michael Bailey, Matthew Benton, Stephen Frey, Tyler Hatmaker, Paul Hayes, Richard Henson, Nate Hoppel, Israel Illingworth, Jay Newsome II, Hamilton Provonsha, Jonathan Robbins, Jordan Robson, Luke Simpson, Shaun Sneed, Drew Strike, Andrew Thomas, Alyssa Turner, Drew Walden, Murphy Wynkoop and Isaac York.

Perkinson is a former member of “Kings of the Killer Fish” and has opened shows for Jerry Garcia Band, Wide Spread Panic, Charlie Daniels Band and performed at the 1997 MTV Spring Break Show in Panama City. He has also released two Jazz albums with the E.M.P. project, one in 2003 and another in 2005.

The concert is a free, non-ticketed event, and the community is welcome to attend.

Lee University to present Mozart's Requiem

On April 20, at 7:30 p.m. in the Conn Center, the Lee University Choral Union and Symphony Orchestra will present Mozart's “Requiem,” a concert featuring one of the most influential and recognizable works in all of Classical repertoire.

The performance will be conducted by Dr. Cameron F. LaBarr, assistant professor of choral music at Lee.

The orchestra will be prepared by Maestro Robert Bernhardt, conductor of the Lee University Symphony Orchestra and music director emeritus of the Chattanooga Symphony.

The work will also include Lee University faculty soloists Loralee Songer, soprano; Andrea Dismukes, mezzo-soprano, James Frost, tenor; and Tony Deaton, baritone.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for seniors and students. Tickets are available from the Dixon Center Box Office, open on weekdays through April 19, 3 to 6 p.m.

Students can learn about Spanish language, culture

Lee University will offer a Spanish camp this summer for upper-elementary and middle school students, grades 3 through 8, who want to begin learning the Spanish language and exploring Spanish culture.

The camp will be June 3 through 7, with registration from April 15 through May 23.

The Spanish camp is designed to introduce students to Spanish language and culture in a fun, low-pressure environment.

Classes and activities will be led by Lee Spanish majors/minors and supervised by Dr. Alexander Steffanell. Camp participants will be grouped by age and prior Spanish learning.

Each participant will receive a camp T-shirt, and snacks will be provided daily.

Registration fees are $80 with a 10 percent discount given to siblings of enrolled students.

To register, please visit