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Vol. 81 No. 094
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Exhibit preserves past through print
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Eric T. Bork, exhibit specialist for the U of M Art Museum, inspects the flock of newspapers for the exhibition Disappearing Ink. It took a week to hang each of the 1,400 Jonesboro Suns in place.
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Arranged like fowls in flight, 1,400 newspapers hang from the 20-foot ceiling at the University of Memphis art museum. The gaggle of Jonesboro Sun front-page papers partially eclipses light fixtures and casts large bird shaped shadows over the white walls and main exhibit floor.
The flock is only the first part in John Salvest’s exhibition Disappearing Ink, which attempts to take visitors through a nostalgic trip in printed media.Leslie Luebbers, director at the art museum, said. “Our theme for the show is things people kept and cherish,” Luebbers said. “John brought up the idea of using newspapers, because that is something people have been collecting for all these years. So, we put out a call for people
to bring out their clippings that held special meaning.” Front page papers, periodical clippings, magazine covers and other forms of printed media were brought in by community members. Each person also included a letter explaining the memories attached to their artifact— some dating as far back as the 1930’s. “We photographed them holding their piece and audio recorded some of them explaining its personal sig-
nificance,” Luebbers said. “Every object will be framed and have a number attached to it, so that visitors can read the story on a card or listen to the story on the computers located in the corners. We want to maintain that personal feel.” The exhibit also calls attention to the phasing out of physical media, Luebbers said. As news moves more to being online, the moments in time captured by a front page paper will also
be lost she said. “So his idea is that the papers are flying way,” Luebbers said while pointing to the suspended periodicals. “But all of the pages belong to the artist, Salvest. This is only four years’ worth.” Eric Bork, exhibit specialist for the museum, said he worked to make Salvest’s vision come to life—which meant hanging all birds up one at time.
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Students combat domestic violence By Crystal Howard
email@example.com The Student Activities Council is aiming to raise awareness about domestic violence during their Respect Me, Don’t Reject Me week April 7 through April 10. Over previous years, SAC has
brought students together to bring attention to the different forms of domestic violence through various activities. Tonika Ingram, a freshman criminology and criminal justice major at the University of Memphis, is the SAC’s committee chair for Ideas and Issues amongst students. They work to organize the events.
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“Since becoming the committee chair for Student Activities Council, I have learned a lot by working with all of the students that helped put this week together,” Ingram said. The purpose of Respect Me, Don’t Reject Me is to bring awareness to stereotypes and injustices that students and young adults may
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encounter. The weeklong event was started by students and has evolved into an annual event due to the success of student involvement over previous years. Many students may recognize the week by its former title, Why Do You Hate Me Week. “It feels good to know that stuSports
dents I know little to nothing about are so passionate about bringing awareness to domestic violence,” Ingram said. There is an event during each day of Respect Me, Don’t Reject Me week that reflects on the different aspects of domestic violence.
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Redshirt-freshman guard RaShawn “Pookie” Powell plans to transfer away from the University of Memphis men’s basketball team. However, according to a source close to the team, the coaching staff talked with Powell’s family and is making efforts to keep him at the U of M. The Orlando, Fla., native sat out his freshman season after failing to meet the academic standard set by the NCAA. Powell, a consensus top-100 recruit in 2013, was expected to play major minutes in the Tigers’ backcourt next season with Memphis losing four senior guards at the end of this season.
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Page 1 Bork admitted that staying in touch with artist could be challenging at times as Salvest chooses not to own a cell phone, Bork said. “He is not a tech person,” Bork said. “But it just adds more legitimacy to what he is getting at with the show. Newspapers are diminishing, and he wants to bring attention to it.” Salvest, who lives in Jonesboro Arkansas, reads the local newspaper every day. The birds on display come from his personal collection which he has neatly preserved for over 20 years. “The flock really sets the mood for the rest of the exhibit,” Salvest said. “You might notice the strong smell of printed ink when you walk in to the
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As a senior at Dr. Phillips High School in Orlando, Powell set the single-season scoring record, averaging 27.8 points per game. The 6-foot, 177pound guard was named the Florida Class 8A Player of the Year in 2012 to 2013. With the loss of Powell, redshirtfreshman Markel Crawford looks to be lead candidate for the starting point-guard spot next season. However, the U of M expects several incoming recruits to make a run at the two open guard spots. Memphis head coach Josh Pastner was unavailable for comment, but he said in his final press conference if anyone was not “two-feet in” they would not be welcome with the program.
main room. I love that.” In a world obsessed with technology, Salvest said that not being chained to the constant ringing of a cellphone allows him to enjoy his time alone, whether if it is around town or working in his studio. He also expressed concern about the advance in the digital age. “I hope we can reach a balance between online and print,” Salvest said. “I believe there are a lot of people who enjoy flipping through the paper so I think physical papers will find a home.” Disappearing Ink opens Friday April 4 and stays until June 28 at the University of Memphis Art Museum located in the Communication and Fine Art building. Admission is free. Salvest will give a guided tour explaining the meaning of his work at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday.
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Models dish on designer trends:
Beyond the catwalk at Memphis Fashion Week By Lauren Berry
Special to The Daily Helmsman A modern collection with a retro twist is how national fashion designer Annie Griffin describes her new summer clothing line that showcased at the annual Memphis Fashion Week on March 28th. “One of my favorite things about the line is that it appeals to a wide range of ages,” Griffin explained over email about her clothes sold locally at Ella, Lavish, and Oak Hall. “A grandmother and granddaughter could leave a store looking great in the same AG top.” Griffin’s line is filled with timeless styles reminiscent of the 1940s. “One of my favorites from the summer collection is the Maura tunic in Kaleidoscope print. It’s very wearable and the print is fun and colorful,” Griffin said. Griffin, along with Byron Lars, Olia Zavozina and Waverly Grey, was one of four nationally recognized designers who showcased their collections at the Annesdale Mansion on Friday night. Other Memphis designers premiered their new collections Saturday evening at Dewitt Spain Airport located about five miles northwest
Violence Page 1 The first activity of the awareness week is called Jump Around, Make A Friend and will take place on April 7. Students will have the chance to interact with each other on the University Center lawn from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. On April 8, students will have the opportunity to abolish stereo-
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A model displays Olia Zavozina’s latest bridal collection at The Annesdale Mansion on March 28. of downtown. The third annual Memphis Fashion Week is supported by ArtsMemphis, and all proceeds from the show benefit the Memphis Fashion Fund and Emerging
Memphis Designer Project. The designer project gives local designers the opportunity to introduce their designs on the runway and publicize their companies. Along with new design-
types made about them during an event called The T-shirt Project. Students will write the stereotype pertaining to them on free t-shirts and sport them around campus. It will be located in the atrium of the University Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. On April 9, there will be a guest speaker in the University Bluff Room at 7 p.m. Asia Samson will speak on the various forms of cultural domestic violence in a lecture
named The Asia Project. On April 10, the last day of the event, students will walk through a “Tunnel of Oppression” that will be located in the UC Ballrooms A, B and C from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. It will last approximately 15 minutes and will demonstrate various forms of domestic violence and stereotypes. “The students will have a chance to be a little more interactive and have an emotional connection on the last day,” Ingram said
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ers, Fashion Week also provides opportunities for models, including University of Memphis student Nicole Wright. The 18-year-old education major from Memphis was well prepared for Fashion
Week because she modeled in last year’s show. “This year’s show was better because I was more experienced,” Wright said. “I liked the clothes a lot more, as well.” One of Wright’s favorite designs was the bridal gowns debuted by Russian designer Olia Zavozina. “It was weird walking in a bridal gown,” Wright said. “ I’ve never worn one before.” Designers pinned up the bottom of the gowns for Zavozina’s latest collection in order to avoid picking up dirt off the mansion’s weathered floor. Colors Agency and Naebean Studio model Madison Atkinson, 18, joined Memphis Fashion Weekend for the first time this year. “Saturday night was my favorite night to model,” Atkinson said. “I liked the setup more. The Annesdale Mansion was stunning, but it was very difficult to walk.” Music with an upbeat tempo and loud base helped to ease the models’ nerves. “This was my first experience doing runway,” Atkinson said. “ I told myself to not walk too fast and have my face show I was composed.”
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Pastner pinpoints defensive improvement moving forward By Hunter Field
email@example.com In each of Josh Pastner’s first five seasons, the University of Memphis basketball team has made significant strides on the defensive end of the floor until this season. The Tigers finished the season ranked 54th in adjusted defensive efficiency (98.3) on KenPom.com, the leading advanced statistics site for college basketball. The U of M completed last season as the nation’s 13th best defense (90.0). Pastner admitted in his closing press conference that he might return to his old approach next season. “I did do some changes at the beginning of the year,” Pastner said. “I taught differently than I had any of my four years as a head coach due to the fact that the new rules with officiating. We changed some of the things we taught. I’m not making excuses. These are just things we have to evaluate.” In Pastner’s first season in 2010, Memphis struggled heavily on the defensive end with the nation’s 163rd ranked defense, allowing 101.2 points per 100 possessions. They improved to 96.4 points per 100 possessions in 2011 for the country’s 60th best mark. The Memphis defense strengthened even more over Pastner’s third and fourth seasons. They allowed 91.6 points per 100 possessions in 2012 and just 90 points in 2013. The marks were good for 16th and 13th in the country, respectively. In addition to the rule changes, U of M lost several key interior defenders last summer. Forward Tarik Black transferred to the University of Kansas for his final season, and forward D.J. Stephens graduated. Stephens was instrumental in protecting the rim for the Tigers last season. He averaged 2.6 blocked shots, but no stat can account for the number of shots the mere threat of Stephens changed. Black wasn’t winning any defen-
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Freshman forward Austin Nichols averaged 1.2 blocks per game in his debut season, but he struggled to defend when isolated in the post near the end of the season. sive awards by any stretch of the imagination and struggled with foul trouble, but he was another big body the Tigers could throw at opposing players. Sophomore forward Shaq
Goodwin seemed to be the logical fit to replace Stephens at the beginning of this season. He blocked 1.8 shots per game, but he struggled down the stretch and failed to impact the game in the same way Stephens did.
Freshman forward Austin Nichols played better than many expected, averaging 1.2 rejections per game. However, Nichols got beat up inside in the Tigers’ final game against the University of Virginia.
Turnovers plagued the Tigers on the offensive end. When a team coughs the ball up, it gives the opponent an easy scoring opportunity on the other end. However, as bad as Memphis was turning the ball over (253rd most turnovers in the country), they were even worse last season, so turnovers can’t be pinpointed as much as other areas. Pastner also said that the Tigers poor shooting may have carried over on the defensive end. “When you don’t make shots, it sucks the life out of you,” he said. Pastner remains unsure what he will do next season, but he is reevaluating the way he coached on the defensive end this season. “I know some other programs where the head coach had told me – and they’re a very good defensive team – they didn’t change one thing,” Pastner said. “That’ll be something I have to look at. Do I go back to the original way where we were much better defensively and those types of teachings? Those are things I will evaluate and really focus in on.”
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