Three things for September 11
1. Commemorating September 11
Eighteen years ago nearly 3,000 people were killed in the most deadly terrorist attack on American soil.
Today, Americans are commemorating the lives of the victims of Sept. 11, 2001 by volunteering, attending memorial services and vowing to “never forget” the tragedy.
2. Lee ranked in top 50 Best Regional Universities
Lee University was recently ranked #34 out of 132 Southern Universities by the 2020 U.S. News and World Report’s Best Colleges.
“It’s rewarding to be in such good company again this year,” said Lee President Paul Conn, “and the jump in ranking is doubly welcome, as it recognizes the efforts we make to keep improving the Lee experience.”
Lee was also ranked among the “A+ Schools for B Students,” the “Best Value Schools” listing, “Best Colleges for Veterans” and “Best Colleges for Undergraduate Teaching” categories.
3. Indigenous Film Festival
Beginning today, Sept. 11, Lee will host an indigenous film festival starting with a showing of “Sámi Blood.”
According to Dr. Murl Dirksen, professor of anthropology and sociology, tonight will be the first of several screenings of films meant to shed light on marginalized people groups.
“These films are technically beautiful, but because they are made by marginalized people, they show a side of life that is both compelling and convicting,” said Dirksen. “It is difficult to watch these films without gaining a deeper understanding of another culture and the pain of exclusion.”
All showings will take place from 8-10 p.m. in the Doris Johnson Screening room CAB 114.
For more information on the Indigenous Film Festival, contact Dirksen at email@example.com.