Upcoming Events

Upcoming Outdoor Programs Events

Interest Meeting for Indoor and Outdoor Rock Climbing
Tuesday, October 21 at 6:30 p.m. in the SRC
This meeting is for students interested in participating in climbing wall and outside rock climbing opportunities. Join us to learn more about this great rock climbing interest group.

Open Climbing Wall
Tuesdays from 7 – 8:30 p.m. in the SRC
Join us for a demonstration of adaptive climbing and ascending techniques as well as Slacklining!

Contact Dee Thomas, director of outdoor programs, at for more information on these events.

Upcoming Campus Ministry Events

Common Ground
Contact Vincent Preteroti or Jamison Carrigan for more information.

  • October 23 at 9 p.m. Wine to Water Ministry Presentation (Evans Auditorium)
  • October 30 at 5:30 p.m. Service Project (Meet in front of Cannon Student Center)
  • November 6 at 9 p.m. Stress and School Discussion (Evans Auditorium)
  • November 13 at 5:30 p.m. Service Project (Meet in front of Cannon Student Center)

Contact Elizabeth Price at for more information.

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

What On Earth Am I Here For? A Bible Study for Women
Beginning October 20, Mondays at 7 p.m. in King-Shivell
Contact Beth Marlowe at for more information.

Interest Meeting for the Cultural Appreciation Club formerly known as the International Club

Tuesday October 21
6 p.m. in Miller Commons

SGA Open Forum with Technology Services

Tuesday, October 21
7 p.m. Regularly Scheduled SGA Meeting
7:30 p.m. Open Forum with Technology Services
Evans Auditorium 

The Student Government Association has planned a series of Open Forums for all students that will be held monthly in Evans Auditorium and feature various topics. For the month of October, SGA is excited to host a representative from Technology Services. This is an opportunity for students to ask questions and voice opinions and concerns about anything related to technology on campus.

Career Seminar Series: Dr. Robert Schoborg of Quillen College of Medicine at ETSU

Wednesday, October 22 

12 p.m. Lunch and Learn in Miller Commons followed by individual student meetings

3:30 p.m. Seminar by Dr. Schoborg on his research of Chlamydia trachomatis and opportunities available at Quillen College of Medicine

Robert Schoborg, associate professor at the Quillen College of Medicine at East Tennessee State University, will be visiting Lees-McRae College with several of his graduate students to discuss his research on Chlamydia trachomatis and opportunities for graduate study at Quillen.

If you are interested in learning more about biomedical science research and graduate school, please contact Dr. Kelly Collins at about having lunch or scheduling an individual meeting with Dr. Schoborg and his graduate students. 

English Department Ghost Story Contest

Submissions due by 12 p.m. on October 22
Open to the entire campus community

Stories should be no more than 500 words long, and must be turned in no later than noon, October 22 to either Dr. Joslin, Ms. Olson, Mr. Keck or Ms. Weaver. Stories will be judged on originality, fright factor, creativity and style.

Winners will be announced October 30 at the Stephenson Center for Appalachia after the dinner for English majors, minors and interested students.

Admissions Recruiter from Campbell University Medical School On Campus

Thursday, October 23
2 p.m. in Bowman Building, Room 102
Open to all Students, Faculty and Staff

Join us as we welcome Kaitlyn Gardenhire, an admissions recruiter and counselor from the Campbell University Jerry M Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine, to the Lees-McRae campus.

For more information about the visit, please contact Dee Medford-Baker, assistant professor of biology, at

Stephenson Center hosts Civil War Historian Aaron Astor

Thursday, October 23
7 p.m. in Evans Auditorium 

If you are interested in local Civil War history, do not miss Dr. Aaron Astor’s presentation “Divided Loyalties along the Tennessee-North Carolina Line in the American Civil War.”

Aaron Astor, associate professor of history at Maryville College in Maryville, Tenn., has written numerous articles, conference papers and book chapters on the Civil War era. He is the author of the recently released Rebels on the Border: Civil War, Emancipation and the Reconstruction of Kentucky and Missouri, 1860-1872. He has also written eight articles for the award winning New York Times Disunion series, addressing such topics as guerrilla warfare, battles and campaigns in the Western Theater, popular politics, emancipation and race, and regional identity in the Appalachian South.

FREE Zumba Class

Saturdays beginning October 25
1 – 2 p.m. in the SRC
Free to All Students, Faculty and Staff

For more information, contact Thomas Greenarch at

Extended Library Hours

  • Sunday…………………………4:00 – 11:00 p.m.
  • Monday – Thursday…………..8:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
  • Friday……………………………8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday………………………..Closed

In addition to the expansion of the current hours, Carson Library will begin a trial of remaining open until midnight on Tuesday nights. This trial will continue as long as students are using the library at 11 p.m. If no students are in the building, the librarian will close at 11 p.m. as scheduled.

We welcome student feedback on the library hours.

Hours of Operation for the Student Recreation Complex

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays…………... 2 – 10 p.m.
Tuesdays…………………………………….. 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., 2 – 10 p.m.
Thursdays……………………………………. 8 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays……………………. 1 – 5 p.m.

Athletic Facility Schedules

Rhea-Lyons Indoor Pool 

October Pool Schedule

Weight Room in Williams Gymnasium

Fall 2014 Weight Room Schedule

Academic Affairs

Important Dates  |  Fall 2014

  • Monday, August 18  |  First Day of Classes
  • Friday, August 22  |  End of Schedule Adjustment
  • Monday, September 1  |  Labor Day, No Classes
  • Friday, September 26  |  Last Day to Withdraw from a Class
  • Monday, Oct. 13 - Tuesday, Oct. 14  |  Fall Break, No Classes
  • Monday, Oct. 27 - Friday, Nov. 21  |  Advising and Registration
  • Wednesday, Nov. 26 - Friday, Nov. 28  |  Thanksgiving Break
  • Friday, December 5  |  Last Day of Classes
  • Saturday, December 6  |  Reading Day
  • Monday, Dec. 8 - Thursday, Dec. 11  |  Exam Week