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1 hr ago | The Daily News

Seeking Long-Term Outcomes

Long-term outcomes, such as improved high school graduation rates and reduced dropout rates, are the ultimate objectives of the Memphis Athletic Ministries' still-young Academic Diligence program. American Way Middle School eighth-grader Mya Woods, right, helps Knight Road Elementary third-grader Cordell Bailey with a math assignment at the MAM Academic Program.


Related Topix: Memphis, TN, Family, Kids, Education Etc.

12 hrs ago | The Daily News

Device Library

The idea of a library might connote the image of some erudite sanctum, one of books, stuffiness, silence and readers lost in thought. Emerging Technologies Librarian Cody Behles, right, introduces University of Memphis students to one of two 3D printers available for use in the university's library.


Related Topix: Libraries, Printers, Cameras, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Business Journal

U of M's Rudd launches endowment to fight dropouts

The president of the University of Memphis is personally working to endow a program to prevent students from dropping out. David Rudd and his wife, Loretta Rudd , are providing a donation to launch a permanent endowment for the Finish Line program, which encourages students who have dropped out after earning 90 or more credit hours to return to school to finish their degrees at low or no cost.


Customer Interaction Solutions

University-Industry Consortium Launched to Advance Internet of the Future

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Sept. 8 -- University of Memphis issued the following news release: The University of Memphis is a founding member of a consortium that is launching a critical new phase in developing the Internet of the future.


Related Topix: University of Arizona, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign

Schools Matter

Will Dog the Bounty Hunter Save School Enrollment in a Dying City?

Every day brings a new reason to wonder why anyone would ever move to Memphis to teach. Salary schedules are a thing of the past, and pay raises are now bonuses that are based on test scores.


Related Topix: Kids, Family

Business Journal

University of Memphis gets $1M donation

The estate of Patricia T. Ring has donated $1 million to the University of Memphis' Herff College of Engineering. The donation was made in honor of Bob Ring , founder of Ring Cos., which is based in Oakland, Tennessee.


Related Topix: Oakland, TN

Alexandria Chamber to Honor Lonnie Rich as 2014 Business Leader of the Year

The Alexandria Chamber of Commerce will honor Lonnie Rich as its 2014 Alexandria Chamber of Commerce Business Leader of the Year. Rich, a partner at Rich Rosenthal Brincefield Manitta Dzubin & Kroeger , LLP , will be honored on Oct. 22 during the Chamber's annual Business Awards Reception.


Related Topix: US Military, US Marine Corps

Sun Sep 14, 2014

The Jackson Sun

Engagement: Olivia Jowers & Blake Weibert

She is the granddaughter of Sue Barber and the late James Barber of Jackson. Blake is the son of Christine Fisher and the late Harold Fisher and Diane and the late Jerry Weibert of Manchester.


Related Topix: Manchester, TN, Jackson, TN, Middle Tennessee State University

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Business Journal

Former MBJ editor honored by University of Memphis Journalism Alumni Club

Former Memphis Business Journal editor Bill Wellborn will be among the honorees at the University of Memphis Journalism Alumni Club's annual awards luncheon. Wellborn retired in March after spending more than 27 years with MBJ, starting as a reporter in 1986.


Related Topix: Journalism

Thu Sep 11, 2014


Engineers strut their global stuff

"There's been a growing awareness of the need for appropriate design. It is a very exciting time."


Related Topix: Temple University, Duke University

VIDEO: Feds asked to investigate TN mob attack

To some who watched a grainy cellphone video of Saturday's brutal mob attack outside an East Memphis grocery store, the math is simple: Black assailants plus white victim equals hate crime. As further proof, these critics point to the inelegant remark made by a black woman who watched and videotaped the crowd of black teens pouring across a Kroger parking lot.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

The Memphis Flyer

Poplar and Highland

Perhaps the most celebrated and important thoroughfare in Shelby County is Poplar Avenue. It begins on Memphis' western rim, on the banks of the mighty Mississippi River, among the sturdy buildings of our governmental complex, and continues eastward through some of the city's oldest and most scenic areas, along the long edge of Overton Park and continuing past the Parkway, bisecting thereafter, mile upon mile of choice commercial and residential territory.


Related Topix: Shelby County, TN, Collierville, TN, Germantown, TN

Wed Sep 10, 2014


[News] Drumma Boy Explains His University Of Memphis Scholarship Fund

Exclusive: Drumma Boy details collaborating with his father on the James and Christopher Gholson Scholarship Fund for students at the University of Memphis. In an interview with HipHopDX , producer Drumma Boy revealed the inspiration behind the James and Christopher Gholson Scholarship Fund, an annual scholarship awarded to students majoring in Woodwinds or Commercial Music at the University of Memphis.


Related Topix: Symphony, Arts


MU's first openly gay athlete inspires former college coach

Former diver Greg DeStephen smiles during the LGBTQ panel discussion Wednesday, April 9, 2014. DeStephen, the first Missouri athlete to publicly say he is gay while actively competing, joined the LGBTQ alumni panel at the Reynolds Alumni Center.


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Wed Sep 03, 2014

Dalton Education Foundation Annual Awards Exceed $50,000

The 2014 Dalton Education Foundation grants and awards cycle resulted in over $50,000 distributed to students, teachers, and schools in the Dalton Public School System.


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Business Journal

Developer buys properties for seven-story housing tower near U of M

A group of developers has paid $1.3 million to buy the properties needed for a seven-story student housing tower near the University of Memphis.


Related Topix: Memphis, TN

University of Cincinnati

CCM announces fall calendar of major events.

From Sept. 9 through Dec. 14, the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music will present more than 100 public performances.


Related Topix: University of Cincinnati, Opera, Cincinnati, OH, Symphony

Tue Sep 02, 2014

The Times-Picayune

LSU names new vice president of strategic communications

LSU has named Linda Bonnin its new vice president for strategic communications. Bonnin is coming to LSU from the University of Memphis, where she was an associate vice president for 12 years.


Related Topix: Public Relations

Clarksville Online

APSU's Gregory Singleton named 2014 recipient of Dr. Kent L. Gardner Award

Gregory R. Singleton, associate vice president and dean of students at Austin Peay State University, was recently named the 2014 recipient of the Dr. Kent L. Gardner Award.


Related Topix: Austin Peay State University, Student Society, Coeducational Fraternities, Fraternities, University of Miami, Purdue University

Sun Aug 31, 2014

The Jackson Sun

City to vote on $1.2 million in road renovations

City to vote on $1.2 million in road renovations Five projects narrowed down to four bids council will consider to help improve congestion Check out this story on The city plans to improve the intersection of Union Avenue and West ... (more)


Related Topix: Jackson, TN, Memphis, TN