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Adult & 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

The University of Memphis’ office of Multicultural Affairs will inspire the community to observe the history and culture of African American women 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 commemorate African American history. Linda Hall, a coordinator in Multicultural Affairs, 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 American History and Culture,” Hall said. “We added “Passionate, Powerful, and Proud” as a sub-theme for the university. The university has a long legacy of significant African American women and we really wanted to showcase this.”

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Jan/Feb Adult & Commuter Connection 2012  

Jan/Feb 2012 e-newsletter from Adult and Commuter Student Services at the University of Memphis.

Jan/Feb Adult & Commuter Connection 2012  

Jan/Feb 2012 e-newsletter from Adult and Commuter Student Services at the University of Memphis.