People Columns

Library Corner

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Résumé Workshop This class will provide step-by-step guidance for creating an effective résumé. Class will be held Sunday in the computer training room on the library’s second floor from …

Banner Babies

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Greg and Kelly Hoog, of Cleveland announce the birth of their daughter, Natalie Ryanne, on Feb. 9, 2018, at Tennova Healthcare – Cleveland. Natalie weighs 8 pounds, 11 ounces and is 21 inches …

Williams’ article published by AAMFT magazine

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Williams’ article published by AAMFT magazine

By Ashley Walker   Lee University’s Dr. Kirstee Williams, an assistant professor of psychology, recently published her article, “Strategies for Understanding and Treating Online Emotional Infidelity,” in the November/December 2017 issue of American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) magazine.   “One of the subjects I love talking about is affairs,” said Williams. “There are few less challenging subject matters to tackle from a relational and clinical perspective. I think one of the most difficult aspects is to help my students understand how serious even online involvement can be for couples and how traumatizing it is for the partner whose significant other is connecting with someone else.”   In her article, Williams discusses the redefinition of an extramarital affair in the digital age and how to work with clients who have had online emotional affairs. The subject of infidelity is a challenging one for both clinicians and couples, yet it is a subject with which most clinicians have experience.   “Because our marital relationships mirror our relationship with God, affairs are symbolic of our unfaithfulness to God. This is why the Bible recognizes infidelity as divorce worthy,” said Williams. “Unfaithfulness to God or a significant other severs our relational connection. It doesn't mean reconciliation is not possible, but it is always a long journey to recover the joy we once had.”   One question posed in the article is whether different types of affairs require different treatments and which strategies are the best and most effective ones. Williams’ article assists in the navigation of these questions and the relation to the complex issue of infidelity.   Williams joined Lee’s faculty in 2012. She earned her doctorate and master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Loma Linda University in Southern California and her bachelor’s degree from Southern Adventist University.   In addition to teaching, she is also the program and clinical director of Lee’s Marriage and Family Therapy graduate program.   A licensed marriage and family therapist, her areas of expertise are infidelity treatment, sexual health related concerns and adoption-related processes. She is a clinical fellow of the AAMFT, an AAMFT-approved supervisor, and just completed her five-year term on the editorial board for the Journal of Marital and Family Therapy.   To read Williams’ article, visit:  

Lee hosts English training class

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Lee Hosts English Training Class By Sara Groos   Lee University recently hosted a training session for the Tennessee Rural Education Association (TNREA) at the Helen DeVos College of Education. Local teachers were educated on how to connect to rural Chinese students and teach them English using online technology.   This event developed from a partnership between TNREA and VIPKIDS, which allows teachers to teach English online to Chinese students. Through VIPKIDS, the lessons are created for the teacher and no grading is required.   “TNREA and Lee University are thinking outside the box by providing an unrivaled professional learning experience partnering with the highest-rated remote positions company by Forbes,” said Dr. Ryan Goodman, director of innovation for Polk County Schools and current TNREA executive director.   The Tennessee Rural Education Association was established in 2011 and is a partner organization with the National Education Association. TNREA strives to improve the educational opportunities and challenges for rural students in Tennessee, as well as other states and countries.    “This event was an excellent continued connection with our community and definitely benefited students who wouldn’t necessarily have the opportunity to learn or practice English otherwise,” said Dr. William Kamm, director of graduate studies in education at Lee and TNREA board member.   Recent TNREA projects include grant partnerships, hosting regional rural symposiums connecting educators to business leaders, improving resource sharing among rural schools and school districts, and helping schools and school districts work to build a better bridge for rural students between high school graduation and workplace readiness.   “Rural teachers rarely get access to such a unique opportunity, and I’m very excited that TNREA got to partner with Lee University to deliver this training,” said Dr. Jason Bell, TNREA board member and supervisor of secondary curriculum and assessment for Polk County Schools.   For more information on TNREA, visit Facebook or Twitter ttps://    
Good Eats!

Restaurant Review-January

Wednesday, January 31 | | |
The Bradley County Health Department inspects restaurants and grades the businesses on a 100-point scale, with scores below 70 requiring corrective action. Restaurants are reinspected if they fail to meet critical standards.

Restaurant report

Friday, January 5 | | |
The Bradley County Health Department inspects restaurants and grades the businesses on a 100-point scale, with scores below 70 requiring corrective action. Restaurants are reinspected if they fail to …


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