Adult and Commuter Connection_October12
This issue talks about opportunities on campus for adult students, a recap of our Commuter Student Appreciation Week, and upcoming ACSS events.
In This Issue: Director's Letter pg 2 Student Spotlight pg 3 CSA Week Recap pg 4 Opportunities October: It's time to get involved! What does it mean to be a commuter adult student? It means that you probably have a full or part time job, take care of a family and handle other responsibilities all while being dedicated to attending classes. But, all of the juggling of time and activities can create a rift between a commuter student and the university. So, why is it important for a busy student to get involved with campus organizations or activities? Jon Campbell, Coordinator of Leadership Programs, says, "We all have a need to continually grow and expand our world view. The leadership programs at Memphis provide opportunities for networking and creating connections that can help you get that ideal job or promotion one day." The lunch with a leader series gets students connected with local leaders while discussing issues and eating lunch. The lectures cover topics that provide "real life perspectives and open-ended discussions" about leadership and professions. All University of Memphis students are invited to participate. The next series is November 8th with Stephen C. Reynolds, President of Baptist Memorial hospital. Box lunches will be provided on a first come first serve basis. If you are already active in a student organization, the Tiger Leadership Summit will offer students the chance to network with other student leaders, learn methods for improving as a leader, and generate ideas for creating ideal Student Organizations at Memphis. The leadership summit is on November 17th and the Office of Student Leadership and Involvement is currently accepting applications. "Our office is here to provide a connection to students and the campus," said Campbell. "We also offer information about internships, community service and volunteer opportunities and leadership scholarships." Other offices on campus offer career development opportunities to students. Career Encounters is a job shadowing program offered by the Center for Counseling, Learning and Testing. Students can explore the future career they want while shadowing a local business leader. It offers unique insights and gives students the chance to ask successful leaders about their careers. Getting involved on with the university can help develop students for leadership the same way that classes prepare them for a career. Contact Jon Campbell firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about student leadership Visit www.memphis.edu/cpcc/encounters.php for info on Career Encounters Seizing Opportunities can Create Successful Careers Well, It seems like we just started the semester and now we are fast approaching fall semester break. This is an opportunity to take a short break and also write papers and complete other assignments that will be due upon your return. We hope that you can also take this time to start considering the opportunities U of M provides for leadership. Although good grades are essential for getting your diploma, future employers are also going to look at your skills that showcase your analytical and critical thinking, leadership and problem solving abilities. The Office of Student Leadership and Involvement has many opportunities for you to get involved! Even if you're a non-traditional, adult student you can join organizations and gain leadership skills that will stand out on a r�sum�. Our office sponsors both the Commuter Student Association and the Adult Student Association, and they are currently accepting applications for new members. October 1-5, 2012 was Commuter Student Appreciation Week. We hope that you were able to attend some of the events that we planned for you. This edition will include highlights from the Kickoff Commuter Luncheon, Arrive Alive driving simulator, Student Health Fair, Tiger Bingo and our Transportation and Safety Expo. Additionally we will be hosting a seminar about Domestic Violence this month and we hope that all students will be able to attend. Joy Rogers Stout, Director Adult and Commuter Student Services Have a fun and safe Fall break and Halloween! Phone: 901-678-2644 Go Tigers! E-mail: email@example.com 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 and development through services and programs that foster lifelong learning. HALLOWEEN HAPPENINGS Thrill The World 2012 - Thriller Flash mob Oct 27th @ Conger Park Hernado, MS 12:30 pm Join thousands of people across the world as we dance to Michael Jackson's Thriller! The event is free and benefits St. Jude http://thrilltheworldnorthms.weebly.com/ Zoo Boo at the Memphis Zoo Purchase tickets at memphiszoo.org or call (901) 333-6572 Children's museum of memphis - Monster Bash Oct 31st 2-4 pm There will be lots of spooky crafts and experiments for all ages! Wear a costume and win prizes! www.cmom.com Oct 19 & 20th 6:30 - 9:30 pm Oct 26-28th 5:30 - 9:30 pm 02 ACSS CONNECTION October 2012 Getting to know our adults and commuters Padraic Keane Fitzgerald is one of the new Graduate Assistants for the Adult and Commuter Student Services office, but you can call him Paddy. THE SPOTLIGHT Where are you from? I was born and raised in Binghamton, New York. I moved to Memphis at the age of 18 to attend college. I began at CBU and transferred over my junior year to the University of Memphis and it was the best decision I ever made! I chose the city of Memphis because my older sister/her husband/my twin nephews live here and I wanted to try something new. I graduated this August with a B.B.A. in management from the University of Memphis. Favorite sports team? I'm a huge Tigers fan, obviously! I am also a huge New York Giants fan. I've adapted to Memphis and in turn have gradually turned myself Paddy posing with his tiger, Office Gato into a Grizzlies fan. Hobbies/Travel Aspirations? How are you involved with ACSS ? I love athletics. I enjoy playing golf and basketball as well as running. Exploring the outdoors, hiking and sightseeing are some of my I am a graduate assistant and the special events favorite activities. I love walking/playing with my Rottweiler, Ellie. I obvicoordinator. I will be organizing monthly training semi- ously love to travel since I moved to Memphis alone at the age of 18, but I nars throughout the school year that will cover topics really want to explore the western united states. I have been all over the such as stress East Coast, so I now want to venture into the west. I recently traveled to management and cyber bullying. I will also be in San Diego and Denver and had a fantastic time in those amazing cities. I charge of organizing and planning the off-campus hous- plan on traveling to Dublin over winter break to visit some friends that live ing fair that will be taking place in mid-March in the over there. It will be my first international experience outside of Canada. Rose Theatre. If you want to plan an event with our office, contact Paddy Fitzgerald 901-678-4298 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Seriously. We're ge ng red of sparkly vampires. What would you like to see featured in the Adult & Commuter Connection? Contact the ghoul-in-charge, Amy Gregory, at email@example.com 03 ACSS CONNECTION October 2012 Commuter Student Appreciation Week We had events all week! There was the Appreciation Luncheon, Arrive Alive simulator, Health Fair, Transportation & Safety Expo, Coffee & Donut breakfast, and Tiger Bingo Night! 04 ACSS CONNECTION October 2012 GO TIGERS GO! 2012 Football Schedule Date Opponent / Event Location Time 100 Years Gray and Blue What Does Being a TIGER Mean to You? Wednesday October 17th Air Bunker Ball: 11am-4pm [Alumni Mall] UnloCked: 6pm-10pm [University Center] Music, comedy, illusionist & trivia! Up 'Til Dawn Writing Party: 8am-8pm [UC Ballroom] Pouncer Party (semi-formal attire): 8pm -11pm [Rose Theatre Lobby] Spirit Competitions: 12:30-3pm [Memorial field] Homecoming Parade: 5pm All Greek Step Show: 12pm-3pm [Rose Theatre] *ticket required* Tiger-Nation Tailgate: 5pm [Liberty Bowl] Join us for free food, games, and fun! Homecoming 2012: 09/01/12 vs. TennesseeMartin 09/08/12 at Arkansas State 09/15/12 vs. Middle Tennessee State 09/22/12 at Duke 10/06/12 vs. Rice * 10/13/12 at East Carolina * 10/20/12 vs. UCF * Homecoming 10/27/12 at SMU * 11/03/12 at Marshall * 11/10/12 vs. Tulane * 11/17/12 at UAB * Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium Jonesboro, Ark. Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium Durham, N.C. Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium Greenville, N.C. Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium Dallas, Texas Huntington, W.Va. Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium Birmingham, Ala. L, 20-17 L, 33-28 L, 48-30 L, 38-14 W, 14-10 4:30 p.m. ET 7:00 p.m. CT 2:00 p.m. CT 2:00 p.m. ET 6:00 p.m. CT 1:00 p.m. CT 3:30 p.m. CT Thursday October 18th Friday October 19th Saturday October 20th 11/24/12 vs. Southern Miss Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium MEMPHIS TIGERS v. UCF: 7:00pm [Liberty Bowl] Breast Cancer Awareness month Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Oct. 13, 2012 @ Laurelwood Shopping Center www.makingstridesmemphis.org Komen-Memphis Midsouth Race for the Cure 5k Co-ed Run/Walk & 1 Mile Family Fun Walk October 27th @ The Shops of Saddle Creek http://www.komenmemphis.org Visit www.PaintTheCountryPink.com You can virtually swipe a paintbrush over a state to show support for those affected by breast cancer. As more people paint, states become "pinker" on the map. Or you can text the word "PAINT" and your state to 95495. Dressbarn will donate $1 to the American Cancer Society for each person who paints their state. Tip: You can raise awareness by painting your pumpkins pink this year! 05 ACSS CONNECTION October 2012 Wear your Halloween costume and rave the night away! A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the West Clinic Cancer Treatment Center The West Clinic Cancer Treatment Center was founded in 1988 and became one of the leading cancer centers in the Memphis Area. They are a world class center for excellence in oncology, hematology and radiology. Visit www.westclinic.com for more information Follow ACSS on Twitter @uofmemphis_acss & "Like" us on Facebook for chances to win tickets to the Glow Rave! Domestic Violence Seminar October 18th 9:40-11:05 am UC 340 With Guest Speaker Elizabeth Shelly From the YWCA Can you find all the pumpkins in the issue? Come into the office and tell us how many pumpkins are in the newsletter & get some ACSS swag!! CONTACT AND GENERAL INFORMATION Scan me to save ACSS contact info 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.