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How can YOU conserve energy?







Your energy-using habits have a big impact on your family, your community, your nation and your world. You may not think you waste a lot of energy, but take a second to think about it. Do you leave the TV on in your dorm room when you go to class? Do you leave lights on, even in rooms you’re not using? Do you leave your computer on all day?



Check out the following information to find out what you can do (and may already be doing) to conserve energy:



Unplug battery chargers when you’re not using them. Turn off lights when you leave a room. Avoid using space heaters. Buy products that have the EnergyStar logo, the government seal for energy-efficient products. Wash full loads of laundry to conserve water, energy and time.

SPECIAL AREAS OF INTEREST: • Love & Relationships Workshop • Off-Campus Housing Website • CSA & ASA Info • Adult Scholarship Deadline • Pinnacle Info • Black History Month Events

When drying your laundry, separate out towels and heavier items. Always check and clean the lint filter after drying your clothes. Use a laptop instead of a desktop computer. They use less energy. Shut down your computer, monitor, and personal printer when you’re not going to use them for more than 2 hours. You can also put them in standby mode. Screensavers don’t save energy. It’s better to just turn off the monitor when you’re not using it. Make sure to activate the power management settings on your computer. These settings are not automatically active.


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CAMPUS VOICES What is your favorite Valentine’s Day memory? Megan Long

Tori Cadenhead

Sophomore, Japanese/French

Junior, Fashion Merchandising

“When I was in fifth grade, I was a crossing guard at school. One of the little boys was in first grade, and on Valentine’s day, he got out of the car with a heart necklace, a chocolate rose, and a cute teddy bear. He gave me my first Valentine's day, and I still haven't forgotten how special I felt, even though I was 4 years older than him. I still have the necklace, and the bear.”

“My favorite Valentine's memory is when my boyfriend gave me a Siberian Husky stuffed animal that he made for me at Build-a-Bear. He dressed it cute with sunglasses and all and named it Maverick, which is the name that we had previously picked out for our "future dog." I thought that it was very sweet and thoughtful.”

ACSS Seminar #2

Love & Relationships Facilitated by Dr. Joseph Ventimiglia, Sociology Professor, University of Memphis

Wednesday, February 12, 2009 Brister 220 12:40 p.m. – 2:05 p.m.

Call (901) 678-2644 or visit our Web site ( for more information.


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Adult and Commuter Student Services will be hosting its annual Off-Campus Housing Information Fair on March 25, 2009 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the Rose Theatre. This FREE event is open to all students, faculty, and staff who want to obtain information about various housing options in the community. Attendees will have the opportunity to speak with representatives from local apartment leasing properties and other related service industries. If you’re looking for a place to live, this is a great way to save yourself some time and effort. Everything is gathered into one place! These are some of the apartment properties that have registered as “Early Birds” and will be featured at this year’s Housing Fair:

CORT Furniture Campus View Properties Georgian Woods University Cabana Greenbrook Apts. Stratum on Highland Appling Lakes Sentinel Real estate

The Estates at River Pointe Island Park at Harbor Town Square Belle Harbour Lincoln at Wolfchase Appling Lakes at Cordova Club Poplar Place Townhomes HM Heckle Properties Townhouse Apartments

For more information, contact us at (901) 678-2644, or send an e-mail to

Need a place to live now? Looking for a roommate? If you just can’t wait until the Housing Fair, check out our Off-Campus Housing website! Log in to this online service and access all these resources and more: • Searchable database of local apartment & rental properties • Pictures, floor plans, & maps/directions to housing properties • Message boards where you can look for a roommate, buy or sell furniture,

and more!

Check out the OffOff-Campus Housing website today at


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FAMOUS “FIRSTS” BY AFRICAN-AMERICANS Government Local elected official: John Mercer Langston, 1855, town clerk of Brownhelm Township, Ohio State elected official: Alexander Lucius Twilight, 1836, the Vermont legislature U.S. Representative: Joseph Rainey, 1870, South Carolina U.S. Senator: Hiram Revels, 1870-1871, Mississippi U.S. cabinet member: Robert C. Weaver, 1966–1968, Secretary of the Department of Housing & Urban Development U.S. Secretary of State: Gen. Colin Powell, 2001– 2004 U.S. President: Sen. Barack Obama, 2008

Literature Novelist: Harriet Wilson, 1859 Poet (published): Phillis Wheatley, 1773 Pulitzer Prize winner: Gwendolyn Brooks, 1950 Poet Laureate: Robert Hayden, 1976–1978 Entertainment Male Grammy Award winner: Count Basie, 1958 Female Grammy Award winner: Ella Fitzgerald, 1958 First Oscar: Hattie McDaniel, 1940, supporting actress, Gone with the Wind Film director: Oscar Micheaux, 1919, The Homesteader

Law Federal Judge: William Henry Hastie, 1946 U.S. Supreme Court Justice: Thurgood Marshall, 1967–1991

Sports Major league baseball player: Jackie Robinson, 1947, Brooklyn Dodgers NFL quarterback: Willie Thrower, 1953 Military NFL football coach: Fritz Pollard, 1922–1937 Combat pilot: Eugene Jacques Bullard, NHL hockey player: Willie O'Ree, 1958, Boston 1917 Bruins First Congressional Medal of Honor winner: Heavyweight boxing champion: Jack Johnson, 1908 Sgt. William H. Carney, 1900, Civil War Olympic medalist: George Poage, 1904, bronze General: Benjamin O. Davis, Sr.; 1940–1948 Science and Medicine First patent holder: Thomas L. Jennings, 1821, for a dry-cleaning process M.D. degree: James McCune Smith, 1837, University of Glasgow Inventor of the blood bank: Dr. Charles Drew, 1940 Scholarship College graduate (B.A.): Alexander Lucius Twilight, 1823, Middlebury College Ph.D.: Edward A. Bouchet, 1876, Yale University College president: Daniel A. Payne, 1856, Wilberforce University

Other Firsts Nobel Peace Prize winner: Ralph J. Bunche, 1950, for mediating the Arab-Israeli truce Licensed Pilot: Bessie Coleman, 1921 Millionaire: Madame C. J. Walker Billionaire: Robert Johnson, 2001, owner of Black Entertainment Television Portrayal on a postage stamp: Booker T. Washington, 1940 Miss America: Vanessa Williams, 1984, New York Info from:


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Don’t Forget to Apply for the Adult Scholarship!

Commuter Student Association


The CSA will be holding their first general meeting of the semester on Thursday, February 5 at 2:30 pm in 100 Panhellenic bldg. They will be planning their events for the semester, so be sure to give them your input! Free pizza will be served. Come by the ACSS office (500 Wilder Tower) for more details.

The Adult Scholarship Program is designed to help adult/non-traditional students reach their scholastic goals. This renewable scholarship provides $5,500 per year for full-time students

Web site:

Adult Student Association The Adult Student Association (ASA) is an organization comprised of students 25 years and older. The ASA’s goal is to help adult students succeed at university life. If you’d like more information about membership, events or meetings, email Kristy Conger at or stop by the ACSS office (500 Wilder Tower).

and $3,000 per year for part-time students. A total of 15 scholarship are awarded each academic year. Eligibility Criteria: •

Be an undergraduate student (in-state or out-ofstate)

Reach your 25th birthday by August 1, 2009

Be pursuing your first undergraduate degree

Maintain a 3.0 GPA

Applications are located online at http://

Website: or in the ACSS office on the 5th floor of Wilder Tower.

Pinnacle Honor Society Induction The Adult & Commuter Student Services recently sent out invitation letters via e-mail to students that qualify for membership in Pinnacle, a nationally recognized honor society for non-traditional students (25 years or older).

All new members of Pinnacle will be inducted into the society in a ceremony held on April 18, 2009. Members will receive certificates, lapel pins and honor cords. Pinnacle was created in 1989 to acknowledge and recognize the efforts of nontraditional students who demonstrate excellence in higher education.

W H AT ’ S H A P P E N I N G

Black History Month Events

February 2009 02/04: Fast Food Nation. 6 p.m., Rose Theatre.

02/02: Opening Ceremony. 7 p.m., Rose Theatre.

02/06: Common Ground. 1:30 p.m., Panhellenic Building.

02/03: Symposium. 9:45 a.m., Rose Theatre.

02/06: An Evening of Opera. 7:30 p.m., Harris Concert Hall.

02/04: Film Festival. 6 p.m., Mitchell 325.

02/07: Common Ground. 12 p.m., Panhellenic Building.

02/05: African-American Read In. 11 a.m., Rose Theatre.

02/11: Tiger Basketball v. Tulsa. 7 p.m., FedEx Forum.

02/06: Gospel Explosion. 7 p.m., Rose Theatre.

02/13: Common Ground. 1:30 p.m., Panhellenic Building. 02/14: Common Ground. 12 p.m., Panhellenic Building. 02/14: Valentine’s Day. 02/14: Singles Only Ball. 5 p.m., Panhellenic Ballroom. 02/18: Education Career Fair. 1 p.m., Rose Theatre. 02/18: Tiger Basketball v. SMU. 7 p.m., FedEx Forum.

02/07: Prayer Breakfast. 9 a.m., Panhellenic 115. 02/11: Film Festival 2. 6 p.m., Mitchell 325. 02/12: 100 Years of NAACP. 1 p.m., Pan. Ballroom. 02/12: Comedy Show. 7 p.m., Rose Theatre. 02/18: Igniting Excitement Ceremony. Rose Theatre.

02/19: Post Inauguration Discussion. 5 p.m., Brister 220.

02/18: Film Festival 3. 6 p.m., Mitchell 325.

02/20: Common Ground. 1:30 p.m., Panhellenic Building.

02/19: Think Before You Know. 7 p.m., Rose Theatre.

02/21: SAC Cinema. 2 p.m., Johnson Auditorium.

02/20: Freedom Ball. 7 p.m., Rose Theatre.

02/25: Open Mic Night. 8 p.m., Tiger Den.

02/22: Miss Black & Gold Pageant. 7 p.m., Rose Theatre.

02/28: Tiger Basketball v. So. Miss. 12 p.m., FedEx Forum.

02/25: Film Festival 4. 6 p.m., Mitchell 325.

02/28: Homecoming Dance. 8 p.m., Rose Theatre.

02/27: Closing Ceremony. 1 p.m., Rose Theatre.

MISSION Adult and Commuter Student Services Director: Joy R. Stout 500 Wilder Tower 208 Brister Memphis, TN 38152

The mission of the Adult and 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.

Phone: 901-678-2995 or 901-678-2644 Fax: 901-678-4894 E-mail:

Visit our website at: GENERAL INFORMATION The Adult and Commuter Student Services office is located on The University of Memphis campus on the 5th floor of Wilder Tower. Our fall/spring semester regular hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday. If you need A Tennessee Board of Regents Institution An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action University

after hours help, please call us to make arrangements. We welcome comments, questions, or suggestions.

Adult and Commuter Connection Newsletter - February 2009  

The February 2009 edition of the Adult and Commuter Connection Newsletter.

Adult and Commuter Connection Newsletter - February 2009  

The February 2009 edition of the Adult and Commuter Connection Newsletter.