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Friday, January 23
Men’s Volleyball vs. Charleston (W.V.) | 7:00 p.m. | Williams Gymnasium 

Saturday, January 24
Men’s Volleyball vs. Belmont Abbey | 2:00 p.m. | Williams Gymnasium 

If you can’t make it to a game, don’t worry! You can watch the Bobcats in action on your laptop or smartphone thanks to the Bobcat Sports Network, powered by USTREAM. Visit our channel >>

Tutoring Services Have Begun!

The Burton Center for Student Success is now open for Tutoring Services. Our tutors are friendly, trained and ready to serve your academic needs. We are located on the bottom floor of the Carson Library.

Click here for the Spring 2015 Tutoring Schedule >>

We offer tutoring in all subjects, including study and organization skills, per student request. If you do not see a subject on the schedule for which you would like tutoring assistance, please contact Sue McGuire, coordinator of tutoring services, at 828.898.2561 or with your request. We look forward to serving you!

Tutoring Center Hours of Operation:
Monday – Thursday………9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday……………………….9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday……………………. 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Campus Ministry Events

Common Ground starts January 22!

This group will meet every other Thursday from 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. in Evans Auditorium. Contact Melissa Hooper for more information.

Contact Elizabeth Price at for more information.

  • Freshman Women's Life Group: Tuesdays at 8 p.m. in Avery Lobby
  • Freshman Men's Life Group: Tuesdays at 8 p.m. in Tate Lobby
  • Multi-Ethnic Life Group: Thursdays at 8 p.m. in McMillan Lobby

Upcoming Outdoor Programs Events

The Climbing Wall will open for the semester on January 27.

Open Position with Aramark

View the open position and apply >>

Reminder: Student Accounts Office Location

The Student Accounts Office is located in the Office of Business Affairs, the yellow and stone building between the May School and Hayes Parking Lot. Mary Taylor, student accounts manager, can assist students with:

  • Payments
  • Student account holds
  • Lees-McRae bookstore charge slips
  • Refund questions
  • Questions or concerns about student accounts

Mary Taylor may be reached at 828.898.8759 or

Accommodations for Students with Documented Disabilities or Special Needs

Reasonable accommodations are provided to help students with documented disabilities. No services or accommodations can be made without official paperwork from the Coordinator of Disability Services, Dr. Janice Hall. At Lees-McRae, any student with a documented disability must self-disclose to their instructors and the Coordinator of Disability Services each semester. To begin this process, students should make an appointment to meet with the Coordinator of Disability Services as soon as possible to complete the necessary paperwork and develop and implement an Individual Accommodation Plan. Students who have a documented disability must take the initiative to talk with their instructors early and throughout the semester to ensure a successful learning experience.

The Office of Disability Services is located in the Burton Center for Student Success on the bottom floor of Carson Library. Dr. Hall may be contacted at or 828.898.8833.  Disability Services office hours are 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. or by appointment.

SGA Registered Student Organization Officer Training

Tuesday, January 27
6 p.m. in Evans Auditorium
Required training for all SGA and student organization (RSOs) officers

Student Development Chili Cook-off

Wednesday, January 28
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Cannon Student Center 

Come taste the entries of the Student Development Chili Cook-off! You will have the opportunity to help select the winner of this inaugural Chili Cook-off.

YMCA Student Membership Discount  |  Just $15 a month!

Offer valid through January 31, 2015 

The Williams YMCA of Avery County is offering a new student rate for all full-time students (high school or college) 16 years or older.

  • 50+ group exercise classes including BodyPump, BodyAttack, Zumba, Yoga and many more!
  • The Wellness Center has over 40 Nautilus and cardio machines; free weight stations and an indoor track.
  • The Aquatic Center houses an indoor, heated pool.
  • Nutrition classes are available.

To take advantage of this offer, you must enroll via bank draft (debit/credit card) or save even more by paying $150 for a year! If you are under 18, you must have parent/guardian permission. For more information, please visit or call 828.737.5500.

FREE Tai Chi Classes

Tuesdays and Thursdays
10 a.m. in the SRC

25% OFF Champion and Jansport Sweats

Sale valid through Saturday, January 24; the sale applies to in-store and online purchases.

Lees-McRae partners with University of Florida for Appalachian Oral History Workshop

This February, staff from the University of Florida’s (UF) Samuel Proctor Oral History Program will host an oral history workshop at the Stephenson Center for Appalachia for all interested students, faculty, and Banner Elk residents. Students and staff from UF will pair off with students from Lees-McRae to conduct interviews with Banner Elk residents and Lees-McRae alumni, faculty, and students on campus and across Avery County. Students from both schools will gain firsthand field experience in oral history and folklore collection.

Learn more about the partnership between UF and LMC >>

Upcoming Career Services Events

Learn more about your post-graduation options by attending these Career Services events! 

Internship Fair at Appalachian State
Wednesday, January 28
11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at ASU
Please RSVP to Dr. Kelly Collins by Tuesday, January 27

Student Conservation Association Digital Information Session
Thursday, January 29
4 – 6 p.m. in Bowman Building, Room 206 

For more information about any of these events, contact Dr. Kelly Collins, director of career services, at or stop by her office in the Robb Center for Career Exploration.

Rhea-Lyons Indoor Pool Schedule

January 2015

Academic Affairs

Important Dates  |  Spring 2015

  • Monday, January 12  |  First Day of Classes
  • Friday, January 16  |  End of Schedule Adjustment
  • Monday, January 19  |  Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday (No Classes)
  • Friday, February 20  |  Last Day to Withdraw from a Class
  • Monday, March 9 - Friday, March 13  |  Spring Break (No Classes)
  • Monday, March 23 - Friday, April 17  |  Advising and Registration for Fall 2015
  • Thursday, April 2 - Friday, April 3  |  Easter Holiday (No Classes)
  • Thursday, April 30  |  Last Day of Classes
  • Friday, May 1  |  Reading Day (No Classes)
  • Saturday, May 2 and Monday, May 4 - Wednesday, May 6  |  Exam Week 
  • Friday, May 8  |  Baccalaureate
  • Saturday, May 9  |  Commencement