Jan/Feb Adult & Commuter Connection 2012
Jan/Feb 2012 e-newsletter from Adult and Commuter Student Services at the University of Memphis.
Catelli divinus circumgrediet matrimonii, ut Oc- tavius miscere Tremulous rures. Optimus est saetosus concubine pessimus fortiter orem et corrumperet parsimonia suis. Adlaudabilis syrtes vix celeriter praemuniet ossifragi. Sin Tremulous concubine comiter iocari zothecas. Tetiam chirographi incredibiliter verecunde el amputat verecundus saburre. Pretosius lorem quadrupei circum grediet utilitas syrtes, iam or- atori celeriter conubium santet adfabilis un mesta saburre, ut parsimonia rures laudo mal corrumperet quadrupei, utcunque adlaudabilis matrimonii vocificat Augustus, quamquam. TEN YEARS OF SERVICE 02 03 MONTHLY EVENTS: Tremuluso lorem ssicircum imputat caesar parsimonia. EXHIBITIONS: Tremuluso lorem ssicircum imputat caesar parsimonia. MONTHLY NEWSLETTER FOR ADULT AND COMMUTER STUDENT SERVICES THE UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS ADULT AND COMMUTER STUDENT SERVICES Commuter Connection ISSUE 8 - VOL 3 - JAN/FEB 2012 INSIDE: Adult Scholarship •P.2 The Spotlight • P.3 Valentine’s Day • P.4 Student Activities• P.6 A Healthy Challenge• P.8 Black History Month Celebrates Influential Women Adult & Connect: COME VISIT US! RM 243 in the University Center In the Student Involvement Zone Or call 901-678- 2995 The University of Memphis’ office of Multicultur- al Affairs will inspire the community to observe the history and culture of African American wom- en during Black History Month. 2012 marks the centennial year of the university and the 21st year the campus has held social and educational activities in February to commemo- rate African American history. Linda Hall, a coordinator in Multicultural Af- fairs, is excited about the theme and being able to share the history of African American women with the university. “The national theme is “Black Women in Ameri- can History and Culture,” Hall said. “We added “Passionate, Powerful, and Proud” as a sub-theme for the university. The university has a long lega- cy of significant African American women and we really wanted to showcase this.” The Black History Month festivities will kick off with an opening ceremony honoring the Life- time Achievement Award recipient. This year’s recipient is Dr. Rosie Phillips Bingham, vice pres- ident of Student Affairs, a choice that was greatly supported by the university’s student body. “We thought it would be great to honor an Afri- can American female from the ranks of the uni- versity in our centennial year, “ Hall said. “Students overwhelmingly voted for Dr. Bing- ham. She is the first female African American vice president in student affairs the university has had in a 100 years. That is a milestone.” As soon as the opening ceremony ends, one Black History Month event rolls into another one up until February 29. Some event highlights include a student led prayer breakfast, an “Evening with Debbie Allen”, a three-part series on the controversial book and movie “The Help”, several black Greek-letter or- ganization led programs, and the “Freedom Ball” hosted by the local chapter of the NAACP. Each event will have a special emphasis on Afri- can American women that represent the national theme. Hall believes “An Evening with Debbie Allen” is very reflective of this. “If people were to describe [Debbie Allen], I think they would describe her as passionate, pow- erful, and proud, like our theme” Hall said. “Her historic prominence on Broadway and her life speaks to what culture is.” Hall also believes each event will enrich indi- viduals lives through learning. “I hope these events are a teaching opportunity,” Hall said. “The events are not just about entertaining, but educat- ing the U of M and Memphis community about contributions African Americans have made to make us all better people.” For a calendar of Black History Month events go to http://www.memphis.edu/multiculturalaffairs/ PDF/black_history_month_calendar.pdf