countless events already on the calendar for 2004, the new
year is shaping up to be an exciting one at the U of M. We
hope you'll connect with the University this year, whether
it's through the arts, athletics or lectures by world-class
speakers, on campus, in your city or from your home.
don't forget about this year's Distinguished Alumni Awards
on April 24 at the Peabody Hotel. More information about this
year's gala will be available in upcoming issues of the e-newsletter.
Here's just a sample of what else is in store in the coming
Alumni scholarship applications due Jan. 31
us for upcoming alumni events in Atlanta, Charlotte and Nashville
Columbia University president to visit, mark
50th anniversary of Brown decision
Arts and technology
merge in upcoming performance
PBS to broadcast professor's award-winning
planning to enter the U of M this fall as first-time, incoming
freshmen may apply for the Alumni Association Scholarship.
The award is a four-year scholarship worth $1000/year ($500/semester).
Family of dues-paying Alumni Association members any time
within the calendar year prior to the application deadline
Alumni Scholars Program encourages family of Alumni Association
members to make the U of M their first choice for higher education.
The application, which includes more detailed eligibility
requirements, is available online at http://www.memphis.edu/AlumniScholarshipForm.pdf
and is due on Jan. 31. Please call 901/678-3474 or e-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
A watch party for the Louisville game is being planned for
Charlotte on Feb. 28. For details, please contact the
Office of Alumni Affairs at 901/678-5314 or email@example.com.
Atlanta Alumni Club will hold a watch party for the
Cincinnati game on March 6, at Barnacle's on Tilly Mill off
Peachtree Industrial Blvd. If you have any questions, please
contact the Office of Alumni Affairs at 901/678-5314 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nashville Alumni Club will hold a watch party for the
Cincinnati game on March 6. Please contact the Office of Alumni
Affairs at 901/678-5314 or email@example.com for more information.
University of Memphis will commemorate the 50th anniversary
of the U.S. Supreme Court's Brown vs. Board of Education
decision with a lecture by the president of Columbia University.
Dr. Lee C. Bollinger will discuss the decision, which
ended racial segregation in public schools, Thursday, Feb. 12,
at 4 p.m. in the Fogelman Executive Center, room 136. A reception
event, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored
by the Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change.
teaching and research interests are focused on free speech
and First Amendment issues. He has published numerous books,
articles and essays on these subjects and others. Bollinger
has received several awards for his strong defense of affirmative
action in higher education, including the National Humanitarian
Award from the National Conference on Community and Justice.
more information, call 901/678-2769.
a unique marriage of technology and the arts, the College
of Communication and Fine Arts and the Center for Media Arts
will host graphic designer/ interactive performance artist
Elliott Earls this February. As part of a three-day
residency at the U of M, Earls will perform at the FedEx Institute
of Technology in "The Zone" on Friday, Feb. 13 at 7 p.m.
is designer-in-residence and head of the 2-D design department
at Cranbrook Academy of Art. Earls experimentation with nonlinear
digital video, spoken word poetry, music composition and design
led him to form the Apollo Program after graduating from Cranbrook
in 1993. The Apollo Program's commercial clients include Elektra
Entertainment, Nonesuch Records, Scribner Publishing C., Elemond
Casabella (Italy), The Cartoon Network (U.K.) and Janus Films.
a typographer, Earls' original type design is distributed
worldwide by Emigre Inc. Four of his posters are part of the
permanent collection of the Cooper-Hewitt National Design
Museum, Smithsonian Institution, and his latest enhanced CD/poster
package was recently added to the Cooper-Hewitt's research
performance is free and open to the public.
The First Stand, a film directed by University of
Memphis communication professor David Appleby and recent CINE
Golden Eagle award winner, will air nationally on PBS Feb.
16 at 9 p.m. (CST).
follows a 1955 decision by the school board of a small Arkansas
town to integrate its schools voluntarily, setting off a confrontation
with a growing Southern movement to resist the U.S. Supreme
Court's Brown vs. Board of Education decision. Despite
threats from outside agitators and local opposition, Hoxie
school board members refused to rescind their decision. Instead,
they sought the help of a lawyer whose legal strategy ultimately
drew a reluctant federal Justice Department into the integration
battle and led to the nullification of state segregation laws.
Golden Eagle award recognizes excellence in documentary and
other informational film and video production in semiannual
competitions. CINE was founded in 1957 by a consortium representing
business, education and government to depict American life
and thought realistically to a global audience. Hoxie
is Appleby's third CINE Golden Eagle award-winning documentary.