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Lee University (Cleveland, Tennessee) to Add More Encore Classes

Lee is adding three new minicourses to its Encore schedule for the fall semester. This will total 13 courses available, the most, ever, since the inception of the program six years ago.

Interpreting the Book of Revelation, taught by Professor of Biblical Studies Dr. Michael Fuller, will examine one of the most misinterpreted books of the New Testament. Students will study the book and its meaning as written in its original 1st century context and how this it might best be appropriate in the Church today. Students will also look at other (Jewish) apocalypses to locate clues on untangling the “language” of Revelation. This seven-week course will meet on Thursdays from 5:15 – 6:30 p.m., beginning Aug. 30.

Memoir Writing: Crafting Memory for the Page seeks to explore the craft of memoir writing through a series of exercises and prompts. This course pays special attention to various methods of creative research to access memory. Taught by Assistant Professor of Creative Writing Stacy Isom, this six-week course will meet on Thursdays from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m., beginning Sept. 13.

Do you support stem cell research? Is cloning unethical? What are they doing, anyway? In Surveying Advances and Controversies in Biotechnology, Assistant Professor of Biology Dr. Lori West will address topics like stem cell research, cloning, selective implantation, whole genome sequencing, and others. A brief overview of the technology will be presented with focus on the controversies and ethical dilemmas that emerge as they advance. This five-week course will meet on Mondays, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., beginning Sept. 24.

Other classes being offered this semester include: Introduction to Fitness for the Encore Years; Classical Music’s Greatest Hits; French and the Francophone World; Social Media; Art Exploration; The Book of James; History of the South; and Computer for Beginners I, II and III.

Fast Track Registration will be held in the Centenary Room of the Higginbotham Administration Building from 5:30-7:00 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 23 and Monday, Aug. 27. At registration, potential students can pay the program fee of $25 and choose up to two courses from traditional courses or those mentioned above.

All enrolled students will have free entry to campus concerts, plays and athletic events. Lee University’s Encore Program is a part of the institution’s commitment to serving the community.

For more information about the Encore Program, contact Director of Community Relations and Encore Program Coordinator Ellie Pfahl at (423) 614-8598, or visit

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