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Volume 05 Issue 006 March 2014

University of Memphis Women’s History Month Celebration Women’s History Month is a time to recognize and honor strong, courageous women who have made a difference in the world and to increase knowledge and awareness of women’s history. Wednesday, March 19, The University of Memphis is hosting an opening ceremony for Women’s History Month, which will be held in the UC Theater at 12 p.m. There will be comments by Dr. Zandra Robinson , assistant professor of Sociology and author of This Ain’t Chicago: Race , Class and Regional Identity in the Post-Soul South. She will discuss the significance of feminism for advancing gender equality. “The F– Word” a short film produced by Dr. Chrsitine Eisel, instructor of colonial American History will also be shown during the ceremony and will highlight media portrayals of feminism. Following the ceremony, everyone is invited to join the March for Women’s History and Feminism Fair at the Alumni Mall, which is hosted by the Alumni Association and Midday Moves from 12:30—1:30 p.m.. This event will highlight the theme “This is What a Feminist Looks Like.” The Center for Research on Women have given out multiple shirts with the theme “This is What a Feminist Looks Like,” and they are encouraging everyone, (including men), to wear the shirt on the day of the opening ceremony. This is event is free and open to the public. For more information about the opening ceremony or upcoming Women’s History Month events, visit the Center for Research on Women website,

A Moment with the Director

Seizing Opportunities can Create Successful Careers WELCOME BACK!!!! We certainly hope that you had a great spring break! It’s March Madness Month and the tournament is in Memphis this year at the Fed Ex Forum. GO Tigers!!!

Joy Rogers Stout, Director Adult and Commuter Student Services Phone: 901-678-2644 E-mail:

March is also a month for some of you to make a decision to get your very own place/or living space. The “Off Campus Housing Information Fair” is scheduled, March 26, 2014. You will have the opportunity to talk face to face with leasing managers from around the city about your specific apartment living style. Also, Memphis Light Gas & Water will be present to discuss ways to save energy, thereby lowering your utility bill. Usually, you can also pick up light bulbs along with other free items and giveaways throughout the fair. We ask that you come prepared with all of your (living on your own) questions and remember to visit your location of choice during the day, at night and on a weekend before you make a decision about a place. After investigating your desired place of residence, before you make a decision to move in and sign a lease, please take time to read it carefully. If you are a pet owner, learn the pet rules and the additional fees that might accompany having a pet on the premises. On behalf of the staff, we hope to see you at the fair. Please peruse the entire newsletter to learn facts and information that we have highlighted just for you in this edition. Afterwards, you can resume all other student duties that you have on your schedule for the semester and visit our Adult and Commuter Student Services location between classes and the Veterans Resource Center if you are a veteran. Best Regards

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.




VETERANS RESOURCE CENTER The University of Memphis Veterans Resource Center (VRC) is a special campus space where student veterans and other militaryrelated students can relax and study with each other. In addition to a lounge area and study space, the Center provides important campus and community resource information, as well as computers and a printer for personal and academic use. The VRC operates under the umbrella of Adult and Commuter Student Services. WHAT WE OFFER

The VRC offers a lounge area, complete with a couch, chairs and flat screen TV for relaxing with other student veterans. Student Veterans can store or heat their meals in the available mini-fridge and microwave oven. There is also a large table suitable for studying or meeting with others. There are several computers available, with printer access, for students to check e-mail or work on assignments. All are equipped with CAC Smart Card readers to allow student veterans’ to manage their DoD account and benefits information. Programs  Educational seminars  Faculty presentations  Veterans Day Celebration



Count the 4 Leaf Clovers in this issue. Guess the correct number and hashtag#umcommuters on twitter by march 26th and come by the ACSS office for a prize.

Celebrating the Life of : Pearl Primus Wednesday, March 19th @ 7:30 p.m. UC Theatre Guest Speakers: Peggy and Murray Schwartz Authors of: “The Dance Claimed Me: The Biography of Pearl Primus

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

March 2014 Newsletter