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February 2014 Edition

In February, students will now be a month into the second semester of the year. If your student is unhappy with any of his or her courses and is considering dropping a class, be sure this is done by the deadline. Click here to visit the Spring 2014 Dates and Deadlines calendar.

If students joined any clubs or organizations in the fall, they may wish to rejoin that club this semester. If a particular club wasn't right for the student, encourage him or her to look around for other clubs that the U of M has to offer.

What Parents Can Do...

  • Relationships are a focus during this month, and your student may need you to listen as they talk about experiences with friends and significant others.
  • Have faith in your student's ability to make his or her own decisions
  • The U of M provides various opportunities to learn outside the classroom. Many organizations offer free programs with well-known speakers to help add to the students' knowledge of their world. Suggest your student attend some of these programs.
  • Encourage your student to begin thinking about making a decision on housing for the fall semester.

Calendar and Dates

To stay up to date on all upcoming dates and deadlines, please check out our UMparent calendar.

February 28: Black History Month Closing, UC River Room, 1:00 pm

March 1:1st Installment Fee Payment Due

March 1: FASFA Priority Deadline

March 5: Career Services Lunch and Learn

March 7: 1st Session Courses End

March 9: Daylight Saving Times Begins

March 10-16: Spring Break

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General News 

University of Memphis to Partner in National Center for Veterans Studies. The University of Memphis will become a partner institution with the National Center for Veterans Studies (NCVS) housed at the University of Utah. Read more...

U of M Master of Social Work Program Receives Initial Accreditation. The University of Memphis’ Master of Social Work (MSW) Program was granted initial accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) at its recent Commission on Accreditation meeting. Read more...

Learn How to Make Your “Experience Count” at Information Sessions. The University of Memphis makes it easier for adult learners who want to start or finish earning a degree by allowing them to use previously earned college credit or college credit-worthy experiences toward a diploma. Read more...

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Article Spotlight

U of M works to make campus more ‘veteran-friendly’

Veterans “have different demands in their lives on a day-to-day basis. ... It’s a little different than most students.”–David Rudd University of Memphis Provost

Read more...

Veterans' Center Now Open

The University of Memphis' Veterans Resource Center (VRC) hosted its grand opening Wednesday, Jan.22, at 1 p.m. in the Panhellenic Building, room 110.

The VRC offers a new campus space where veterans and military-related students can relax and study together. Read more...

For more information about the Veterans Resource Center click here.

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Bursar's Office

For students who enrolled in the installment payment plan for the Spring 2014 term, the first installment is due by March 1, 2014.  A $25 late payment fee will be assessed for both tuition and housing (if included in the plan), if payment is not received by the University on or before the due date.  The second and final installment is due April 1, 2014. Fees can be paid by credit card or eCheck online on TigerXpress.

If you are an authorized user, you can access your student’s account to view/pay fees. Click here to log in.

Upcoming deadlines/key dates:

  • March 1:1st Installment Fee Payment Deadline (4:30 p.m.) for students who utilized the Installment Payment Plan for the Spring 2014 term
  • March 14: Fee Payment Deadline (4:30 p.m.) for students who register for Second Part of Term ONLY between January 24 and March 14
  • April 1: 2nd Installment Fee Payment Deadline (4:30 p.m.) for students who utilized the Installment Payment Plan for the Spring 2014 term

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Registrar's Office

Spring Break, March 10-16, is the next major registration calendar event. Shortly after the break, Summer and Fall class offerings will be available on myMemphis. For dates and deadlines calendars click here.

When the break arrives, you may want to ask your student questions such as, "What do you think you will take next term?" and "Have you made an advising appointment?" Registration for both Summer and Fall 2014 opens April 7.

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Residence Life

Priority housing for current residents for the Fall 2014/Spring 2015 academic year began on February 1, 2014.

Applications for assignment priority need need to be submitted no later than February 28, 2014.

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  Tutoring @ ESP

It may be time for students to visit Tutoring@ESP, especially before or after their first tests. Students who talk with us about their upcoming tests and those that talk to us about their testing experiences have improved outcomes on the next tests or exams. Students often equate spending long hours of preparation with being ready for the test(s). Talking to someone who understands both the content and test taking empowers students to learn about themselves and learn how to learn and accomplish more academically. Tutoring@ESP has multiple locations with day hours of 8:00 am- 7:00pm and no appointments are necessary. Evening hours (7:00pm-10:00pm)are at the Residence Hall Learning Centers in Richardson Towers and Living Learning Complex. FYI: Since the learning centers opened for spring semester, almost 1,600 student visits have been logged!

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Student Health

The University of Memphis Student Health Center sends STUDENT HEALTH 101 E-journal to all students monthly. It is a great resource for health/wellness and university student issues. The company also produces The Parent Perspective, with shortened articles and ideas for parent involvement to assist your students in being the best they can be!  We know that things have changed in the last 20 years, and studies show that parents are far more involved with their student’s lives than ever before. At the same time, we also know that students often cite their parents as the top 1 or 2 sources of wellness information. It is our hope that this e-journal will assist you with current health and wellness issues and provide some conversational topics. Click here to view.

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National Survey of Student Engagement

Is your student a first-year or senior student? Encourage them to take the National Survey of Student Engagement.

The University of Memphis is participating in the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), which assesses the extent to which students are engaged in their classroom and out of classroom activities. The survey is administered every two to three years to any first-year (freshman) or senior student that has been on the University of Memphis campus for at least one previous semester. Participation will help the University of Memphis learn students’ perspectives, benchmark against other Tennessee Board of Regents institutions, and glean comparison data against universities and colleges nationwide. Please encourage your student to complete the survey, which they should have received on February 11th.

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Information Technology

Encourage your student to keep up with technology on campus by connecting to umTech on Facebook and Twitter. Helpdesk and Computer Lab holiday hour changes, and a variety of other topics related to the University of Memphis are posted.

  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/umtechhelpdesk
  • Twitter: @umtechhelpdesk

Athletics

For athletic schedules, click here.

To purchase tickets to UofM sporting events, click here.

W. Tennis: No. 31 Memphis Rallies for 4-3 Victory Over No. 40 TCU Read more...

M. Basketball: Jackson Named To Naismith Trophy Midseason 30 List Read more...

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Fun Fact & Quotes

Fun Fact: Many U of M Publications and Newsletters can be found in one place. Click here

Quote: "Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever." Mahatma Gandhi

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February 2014

Calendar & Dates

General News

Article Spotlight

Bursar Office

Registrar's Office

Residence Life

Tutoring @ ESP

Student Health

National Survey of Student Engagement

Information Technology

Athletics

Fun Fact & Quote

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