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Volume 05 Issue 003 Nov– Dec 2013


across the LOC,” said Rachel Godwin, member of the Epsilon Kappa chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. The chapter has been working with SGA to write a bill to present to the mayor in order to get the crosswalks on campus. They have also gathered signatures for a petition to present to the mayor to recognize the desire of students needing these crosswalks. SGA President, Ricky Kirby, said that they have sent the mayor a letter to set up a meeting with him. However, they haven’t gotten a response yet. “It is a serious safety issue when you have over 22,000 students crossing the street with no signs or crosswalks,” he Students walking across busy streets said. like Central or Southern Ave. to get to the Rachel said the reason her chapter University of Memphis campus can be a wanted to start this petition is because they serious safety hazard. There have been recognized an obvious need, and she has seen many accidents of individuals getting hit by accidents on campus from students walking cars from the lack of crosswalks. So, the across roads to get to class, and there are no Student Government Association and Delta signs for the drivers to know that students Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. have decided to would be walking across the street. “There form a campaign for more crosswalks on aren’t a lot of signs to let others know that this campus. is even a university,” she said. The goal of the campaign is to SGA and the Deltas are hoping to increase the safety and awareness of pedes- make significant progress by the spring with trians through the creation of nine new the city approving the bill, and getting the crosswalk zones, the revitalization of cross- funding needed for the crosswalks walks and increased signage. “The areas that we are trying to get Map of the areas, SGA and Delta more crosswalks on are Central, Zach Sigma Theta Sorority are planCurlin St., Southern, one at the intersection ning to have cross-walks. Red– Current Crosswalks of Patterson and Southern, and one Blue—Crosswalk Revitalization Yellow- New Crosswalks

A Moment with the Director

Seizing Opportunities can Create Successful Careers

Prepare! Prepare!! Prepare!!! Let us prepare for Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Final Exams and the Holidays. Thanksgiving is a time when families get together and enjoy a scrumptious turkey dinner with all the trimmings and fellowship with family and friends. However, before joining your family and friends, there are community opportunities to serve those who are not as fortunate to enjoy such fun gatherings. Now is the time for you to be a doer. Pursue an opportunity to serve a meal to someone in a homeless shelter or at a local church mission. Consider donating some time to a mission that is designed to support the less fortunate who live in our community before helping ourselves to an annual family dinner.

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

Soon after a delicious thanksgiving dinner, you will prepare to go shopping by checking the newspaper for great bargains to jump-start the store crowd. Then there are some that enjoy the hustle and bustle at the malls and stores on Black Friday. While also preparing to go shopping think about doing for an unknown as well and what we can do to put a smile on our loved ones’ face during the festive holiday season. On Monday, after a four day weekend, you will return to begin preparing for your final exams, reflect on your semester performance and turn in your final project or assignment. Some of you will be preparing for commencement and thinking about full-time employment or graduate school. I hope that as you prepare for these respective days that you will always think of how you can esteem others along the way. Enjoy the ACSS semester-end newsletter and take advantage of the various ways that you can get connected with campus and community life as we move into the holiday season. Feel free to contact at least one of the sources that we provided for you. Have a wonderful time preparing for the times ahead as a “Dreamer, Thinker & Doer.

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.

ACSS POT LUCK WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 20 11 a.m.– 1 p.m. Sign up an the ACSS office:

UC RM 243 or call 678-2644



VETERAN SPOTLIGHT Getting to Know our Vets

ACSS: What war and branch did you serve in?

I was in the Army and I served in the Vietnam war con lict . I was a Specialist 4 in an infantry a unit that was in the frontline; foot soldier

ACSS: Why did you join?

I was drafted into the military.

ACSS: Tell me about your most memorable experiences.

My most memorable experience was when I was in the central highlands mountains . We mostly sought out VC's Vietcong , and fought against the north Vietnam Army. I was over there for nine months and was blown up by a grenade ; wounded and had a concussion. My ear-drums were burst and I had to be lown to Japan for operations. I stayed there for 2 months and lew back to the U.S.

ACSS: Were you awarded any medals or citations?

Mr. Lonnie Latham Associate Dean MultiCultural Affairs

I was nominated for bronze and received the Purple Heart. I have also received some campaign medals.

ACSS: What is your role as an associate dean of multicultural affairs?

To promote and enhance student success, especially for students of color, through activities and services that we provide the students. Multicultural Affairs makes sure that each ethnicity is respected and hopefully we can move towards an inclusive community.

ACSS: How has your experience been working at the University of Memphis?

I have been here for 28 years and it has been a very favorable experience. I enjoy working with students and am excited to assist and work with students along with any administrative duties. It's the ideal job because I love the interaction with students. I’ve seen the university grow and be as diverse as it is, and I feel that I am a part of that growth.

ACSS: What are you most proud of as a Veteran?

I am proud that I was able and willing to go and serve my country. Hopefully it made the world a better place.

ACSS: Do you have any advice to give Veterans who are students?

Take advantage of the opportunities that the Veterans Administration and government have given you. Utilize the services to better yourselves and your families. People are here to assist Veterans; don't think that everyone is against you.



VETERANS FACTS Veterans are people who served in the military (U.S. Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard) in times of war or peace. There are currently 1.8 million female veterans in the United States. The unemployment rate of veterans is 3 percent higher than the rest of the population One third of the adult homeless population is veterans, and 70 percent of these suffer from substance abuse. More than 9 million veterans are over the age of 65. Cadet Reed (left) & Cadet McEntire (right)

ACSS: How has the Army benefited you? Cadet McEntire: The Army has benefited me tremendously. I have learned so much. You really have to grow and mature quickly when you’re in the Army and you are more disciplined.


Christmas Tree Cookies

DEAR SANTA Andrew Cole |Senior Psychology

“ I want an Xbox 1 for Christmas”

Chelsea Taylor | Exercise Science Sophomore

“I want the money and permission from my parents to study abroad in South Africa.”

Alejandria Machin |Sophomore Advertising

Ingredients: 1 teaspoon cream of tartar 1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar 1 cup butter, softened 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon almond extract 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda Directions  Mix confectioners' sugar, butter or margarine, egg, vanilla, and almond extract. Stir in flour, baking soda, and cream of tartar. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.  Heat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Divide dough into halves. On lightly floured clothcovered board, roll each half out to 3/16 inch thick. on lightly floured cloth-covered board. Cut into Christmas shapes.  Bake on parchment lined baking sheets for 7 to 8 minutes.  Let cool on wire racks and decorate as desired.

Memphis Food Bank 239 S Dudley St Memphis, TN 38104

“ I don’t want anything for Christmas because I have

everything I need and want; I’m happy with that.”

Contact to get more information about how you can volunteer

Phone Number: (901) 527-0841



CORNBREAD STUFFING Ingredients 4 tablespoons butter 2 cups chopped yellow onions 1 cup chopped celery 2 cups fresh corn kernels 2 tablespoons minced garlic 1 cup diced red pepper 1/2-pound diced smoked ham 2 eggs 3 cups chicken stock 1/2 cup heavy cream 2 tablespoons freshly chopped cilantro leaves 2 tablespoons freshly chopped flat-leaf parsley Salt and freshly ground black pepper 8 cups cubed and toasted cornbread Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Directions Melt butter and sweet vegetables until tender. Add ham and cook over low heat for 2 more minutes. Set aside to slightly cool. Whisk together eggs, stock, cream and herbs and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Combine all items, including cornbread, in a 4-quart lasagna pan and cook covered for 30 minutes. Uncover and cook for additional 20 minutes or until crusty

Azzien Ramezanifar | Sophomore | Nursing “ I am thankful that I have such a caring family and supporting friends who will always have my back no matter what… I am also thankful for my dog speedy.”

Mary Katherine | Sophomore | Education “ My mom just got diagnosed with Cancer, but she just had surgery and now she doesn’t have cancer anymore; I am so thankful for that.”

Jacob Rickard | Senior | Biology “ I am thankful for my girlfriend and family. They have always been there for me when I needed them and they support me coming back to college to pursue my career in occupational therapy.

Megan Grober | Freshman | Nursing STUDENTS ADVOCATING SERVICE Hunger and Homeless Buckman Boys and Girls Club 1100 Vollintine Ave. Memphis, TN Every Wednesday 4:30 p.m.—6:30 p.m. Meet in UC Atrium at 2:30 p.m.

“I’m thankful to be in College. I’m really enjoying it.”



Final Exam Schedule If your class meets: Your final exam will be: MWF, 6:50a W, Dec 11, 7:00 - 9:00a MWF, 8:00a F, Dec 6, 8:00 - 10:00a MWF, 9:10a F, Dec 6, 10:30a - 12:30p MWF, 10:20a M, Dec 9, 8:00 - 10:00a MWF, 11:30a M, Dec 9, 10:30a - 12:30p MW, 12:40p W, Dec 11, 10:00a - 12p MW, 2:20p W, Dec 11, 1:00 - 3:00p MW, 5:30p W, Dec 11, 5:30 - 7:30p MW, 7:10p M, Dec 9, 7:00 - 9:00p MW, 8:50p W, Dec 11, 8:00 - 10:00p TR, 8:00a T, Dec 10, 8:00 - 10:00a

If your class meets: Your final exam will be: TR, 9:40a T, Dec 10, 10:30a - 12:30p TR, 11:20a R, Dec 12, 8:00 - 10:00a TR, 1:00p R, Dec25-27 12, 10:30a - 12:30p October TR, 2:40p T, Dec 10, 1:00 - 3:00p TR, 5:30p R, Dec 12, 5:30 - 7:30p TR, 7:10p T, Dec 10, 7:00 - 9:00p TR, 8:50p R, Dec 12, 8:00 - 10:00p S, 9:00a S, Dec 7, 9:00 - 11:00a S, 1:00p S, Dec 7, 1:00 - 3:00p U, 1:00p U, Dec 8, 1:00 - 3:00p

Spring 2014 Registration Schedule Last Day of Regular Registration:

1st Day to Register:


January 16-22, 2014

Degree Seeking Graduate & Post November 11, Bacc. Honors Students, Veterans 2013


January 16-17, 2014


March 17-18, 2014

November 12, 2013 November 13, Juniors 2013 November 14, Sophomores 2013 November 18, Freshmen 2013 November 20, Non-Degree Seeking 2013 PC191/TN Employees & Senior Bursar's Spring Undergrad/ Citizens Grad cal.


January 16-22, 2014


Spring 2014 semester start date: January 16, 2014 Commencement: December 14th at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Late Registration - $100 Late Registration Fee: FULL

January 22, 2014


January 17, 2014


March 18, 2014


January 22, 2014

Last Day to Add or Change Sections: FULL 1ST 2ND RODP

January 15, 2014 January 15, 2014 March 14, 2014 January 15, 2014



Opponent / Event



Opponent / Event



vs. Christian Brothers

FedExForum 7:00 p.m. CT

11/02/13 vs. Christian Brothers Elma Roane Field(Exhibition) house

2:00 p.m. CT


vs. Austin Peay

FedExForum 7:00 p.m. CT

11/08/13 vs. ETSU

Elma Roane Fieldhouse

4:00 p.m. CT


at Oklahoma State

Stillwater, Okla.

11/10/13 vs. Samford

Elma Roane Fieldhouse

2:00 p.m. CT

11/15/13 at Wright State

Dayton, Ohio


vs. Nicholls State

FedExForum 5:00 p.m. CT

6:00 p.m. CT

11/18/13 vs. Jackson State


7:00 p.m. CT

vs. Siena

Orlando, Fla. 5:30 p.m. CT

Elma Roane Fieldhouse

11/22/13 at Arkansas

Little Rock, Ark.


LSU/Saint Joseph's

Orlando, Fla. 4:30/7 pm CT

7:00 p.m. CT

11/28/13 vs. Texas A&M



Orlando, Fla. TBA

St. Thomas, US Vir- 5:00 p.m. gin Islands CT

11/29/13 vs. Syracuse


vs. Northwestern FedExForum 12:00 p.m. CT State

St. Thomas, US Vir- 7:15 p.m. gin Islands CT

11/30/13 vs. Texas

St. Thomas, Virgin Islands

5:00 p.m. CT


vs. ArkansasLittle Rock

FedExForum 7:00 p.m. CT

12/07/13 vs. UAB

Elma Roane Fieldhouse

4:00 p.m. CT


vs. Florida

New York, N.Y.

12/14/13 at Tennessee Tech

Cookeville, Tenn.

7:00 p.m. CT



7:00 p.m. CT

8:00 p.m. CT


vs. SEMO

FedExForum 7:00 p.m. CT


vs. Jackson State

FedExForum 11:00 a.m. CT

at USF *

Tampa, Fla.

12/31/13 01/04/14

6:00 p.m. CT

12/18/13 vs. Mississippi Valley Elma Roane FieldState house

7:00 p.m. CT

12/20/13 vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff

Elma Roane Fieldhouse

7:00 p.m. CT

12/29/13 vs. Temple *

Elma Roane Fieldhouse

2:00 p.m. CT

01/04/14 vs. Connecticut *

Memphis, Tenn./ FedExForum

2:00 p.m. CT

vs. Cincinnati *

FedExForum 11:00 a.m. CT

01/07/14 at SMU *

Dallas, Texas


at Louisville *

Louisville, Ky.

7:00 p.m. CT

01/11/14 at UCF *

Orlando, Fla.


at Temple *

Philadelphia, 2:00 p.m. Pa. CT

3:00 p.m. CT

01/14/14 vs. Rutgers *


vs. Connecticut *

FedExForum 6:00 p.m. CT

Elma Roane Fieldhouse

7:00 p.m. CT

01/18/14 vs. Houston *


vs. LeMoyneOwen

FedExForum 1:00 p.m. CT

Elma Roane Fieldhouse

2:00 p.m. CT

6:00 p.m. CT

For more information about ticket sales visit:


Nov 29, 2013 Dec 27, 2013 500 North Pine Lake Dr. Memphis, TN 38134 Tel: 901-767-7275


UC BLUFF ROOM Wednesday, November 20 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Speaker: Jacob McCutchen of Wright Medical For more information call: 901-678-2239

LOOKING FOR EVENING CHILD CARE? LOOK NO FURTHER! The University of Memphis, Child Care Development Center offers a safe environment with fun and interactive activities for your child

3875 Paw South (next to Carpenter Complex)

Hours: Mon– Thurs. Open until 9 p.m. For more information please call 901-678-5059

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

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The November- December issue of the Adult and Commuter Connection focuses on Veterans, the Holidays and upcoming events at the University of...