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In This Issue: pg 2 Director’s Letter pg 3 Student Spotlight pg 4& 5 Easter Ideas &Exam Schedule pg 6 Veterans Resource Center pg 7 & 8 Upcoming Events & Community Service

Volume 05 Issue 005 February 2014

OFF- CAMPUS HOUSING FAIR The Adult and Commuter Students Services (ACSS), hosted its annual off-campus housing fair on March 26th, in the Rose Theatre. The purpose of this event is to provide students, faculty, and staff with an opportunity to obtain information about various housing options in the community. There were about 30 vendors at the housing fair to share information about floor plans, specials, amenities, prices and apartment living requirements and responsibilities. Some vendors who were present were: The Stratum, Green at Irene, The Summit, Gather on Southern, Green Brooke, University Place and many more. MLGW also gave tips about how to save on energy costs and gave away free light bulbs. Nearly 500 students attended the housing fair and many plan to tell other students to attend next year. For more information about off-campus housing, come “The housing fair was great. It was the first one I ever went to. It was fun, into the ACSS office, UC 243 or visit, formative, and organized. Great work! I hope another fair is on the calendar for offcampushousing.memphis.edu. next year.” —Hannah Cibulka

A Moment with the Director

Seizing Opportunities can Create Successful Careers Congratulation to our Graduates! I hope that your enrollment and involvement on campus will be an educational journey that you will long remember. Undergraduates, I hope that you will consider pursuing graduate school as an option. Now is the time to talk with PINNACLE members who are graduate students about their experience in their respective graduate school programs. You can also feel free to contact the U of M Graduate School Office to learn about the application process. Commuters, if you did not graduate, be patient. Continue on your journey, and the day will come when you too will be thinking about graduate school, or searching for the right employment opportunity. Until then “keep your eyes on the prize.”

Joy Rogers Stout, Director Adult and Commuter Student Services Phone: 901-678-2644 E-mail: jstout@memphis.edu

We have prepared this edition to close the academic year out by highlighting our recently re-elected for a second term, SGA President, Rick Kirby, providing a recap of the annual “Off Campus Housing Information Fair” along with fun facts for Easter. We have also included a calendar of the final exam dates and more for your use. You are duly advised to continue to be U of M “Dreamers, Thinkers, & Doers.” We hope that you will have a great summer filled with fun and relaxation!!!!!!

ADULT AND COMMUTER STUDENT SERVICES MISSION The mission of the Adult & Commuter Student Services office is to provide a supportive environment for non-traditional and commuter students that promotes intellectual, social and academic growth development through services and programs that foster lifelong learning.

THE SPOTLIGHT What are your plans after college? I want to get my Master’s degree. I am pretty open about what I want to do after that. I do want to go in the business world (private sector). People have these suspicions that I’m going into politics, but I’m not; that’s something I definitely don’t want to do. But I am very ambitious, and I enjoy economics. What is your fondest memory of your college experience so far? Winning my 2nd term as president because no one has ever won two terms and I have just had the best opportunities both through SGA and just being a general student. I don’t have any complaints from my college experience. What organizations are you involved? I am treasurer of Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity, Emerging Leaders, Common Sense, Blue Crew Executive Board and SGA of course. I was more involved my freshman and sophomore year, however, I have really toned it down to solely concentrate on SGA.

SGA President Ricky Kirby Junior |Marketing

What made you want to run for SGA PRESIDENT? SGA wasn’t in the best situation when I got it. A lot of people didn’t know what SGA was, we have students that don’t know the name of the University’s president and that we are even in a presidential search; but there were so many people that didn’t know what SGA was and what they did and of course there still are. However, SGA wasn’t advocating for students the way that it should, and they weren’t allocating resources for programs etc. I just felt that SGA needed a change, and I knew that I could adequately represent the student body. How has being involved on campus enhanced your college experience? I could not imagine not being involved and just going home or to work everyday after class. I know thousands of people on campus and have thousands of friends and connections, and that’s because I’m involved. I get to speak at commencement at the Fed Ex Forum, how many people can say they get to do that? Is there any advice that you would like to give commuters? Get attached to the campus. Whether it’s through co-curricular or extra- curricular activities; don’t just go to class. There has to be something here that you are interested in that you want to learn more about. Getting involved is not time consuming, if you’re solely academic and you don’t care about student life then there are plenty of academic honors programs. You’re not going to get the most out of your college experience, you aren’t going to make connections and you won’t get the best job you can get outside of college unless you’re involved, and you have skill sets from that involvement that you can build upon for employment.

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ACSS CONNECTION January 2014

FUN EASTER IDEAS Fill your bowls with about 3/4 a cup of water. Pour in a packet of Kool-Aid and drop your eggs into the bowl. Leave them there for about a minute. Pull them out to dry.

Adult Student Association Egg Hunt April 19, 2014 Alumni Mall | 12-2p.m. For more Easter Egg Hunt Locations: http://www.easteregghuntsandevents.org/ Dipped and Decorated Rice Krispies Treat Eggs

4 TBS butter and 4 cups of mini marshmallows melted over a low heat along with 7 cups of Rice Krispies cereal mixed in. Use any size of plastic Easter eggs, coated in non-stick cooking spray and stuff them with warm Rice Krispies Treats mix and let them sit for about 10 minutes. To achieve the marbled candy colors seen below, just use a piping bag filled with three different Wilton Candy Melts col-

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ACSS CONNECTION February 2014

SPRING 2014 SCHEDULE EXAM SCHEDULE If your class meets: Then your final exam will be: MWF, 6:50a MWF, 8:00a MWF, 9:10a MWF, 10:20a MWF, 11:30a MW, 12:40p MW, 2:20p MW, 5:30p MW, 7:10p MW, 8:50p TR, 8:00a TR, 9:40a TR, 11:20a TR, 1:00p TR, 2:40p TR, 5:30p TR, 7:10p TR, 8:50p S, 9:00a S, 1:00p U, 1:00p

W, May 7, 7:00 - 9:00a F, May 2, 8:00 - 10:00a F, May 2, 10:30a - 12:30p M, May 5, 8:00 - 10:00a M, May 5, 10:30a - 12:30p W, May 7, 10:00a - 12noon W, May 7, 1:00 - 3:00p W, May 7, 5:30 - 7:30p M, May 5, 7:00 - 9:00p W, May 7, 8:00 - 10:00p T, May 6, 8:00 - 10:00a T, May 6, 10:30a - 12:30p R, May 8, 8:00 - 10:00a R, May 8, 10:30a - 12:30p T, May 6, 1:00 - 3:00p R, May 8, 5:30 - 7:30p T, May 6, 7:00 - 9:00p R, May 8, 8:00 - 10:00p

Study Day: Thursday, May 1 Exam Period: May 2 - May 8

SUMMER 2014 Registration Begins: April 7, 2014, 8:00am FALL 2014 Regular Registration Begins: April 7, 2014, 8:00am

S, May 3, 9:00 - 11:00a S, May 3, 1:00 - 3:00p U, May 4, 1:00 - 3:00p

COMMENCEMENT 2014 SCHEDULE Saturday, May 10, 2014 10 a.m. Ceremony 1: Arts and Sciences, Communication and Fine Arts, University College and Doctoral Hoodings for these colleges. Arrive by 9:00 a.m. Read about the possible date change in our Special News section. Please be sure guests are aware of the possible date change. 2 p.m. Ceremony 2: Business, Education, Engineering, Nursing, Public Health, School of Communication Sciences and Disorders and Doctoral Hoodings for these colleges and schools. Arrive by 1:00 p.m. Read about the possible date change in our Special News section. Please be sure guests are aware of the possible date change.

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ACSS Connection February 2014

Student Veterans Organization General Meeting

April 18th at 1 p.m. PanHellenic Building Rm. 100 (Discussing: Upcoming Events, New Elections) Contact Darrion Garrett for more information about how you can join SVO, dcgrrett@memphis.edu

VETERANS RESOURCE CENTER

VA MEDICAL CENTER 1ST AND 3RD MONDAY OF EVERY MONTH VETERANS RESOURCE CENTER PANHELLENIC BLDG. RM. 100  

VETERANS HEALTH EDUCATION BENEFITS

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VA LOANS ENROLLMENT PROCESS

VRC CONTACT INFORMATION Phone: (901) 678-4269 | Fax: (901) 678-4207 | Email: veterans@memphis.edu | Website: www.memphis.edu/veterans/

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CONTACT AND GENERAL INFORMATION The Adult and Commuter Student Services office is located on The University of Memphis campus in the University Center RM 243. Our regular hours are 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday. If you need after hours help, please call us to make arrangements. We welcome comments, questions, or suggestions. We can be reached by phone at 901-678-2644 during our regular business hours or after hours leave us a message on voice mail. You may also reach us through e-mail at acss@memphis.edu.

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