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Up ‘til Dawn begins new year of charity By Amber Williams Many college students stay up all night writing last minute papers, going to wild parties or doing other things that are probably frowned upon after dark. But some students are making it a priority to “stay up for good.” Up ‘til Dawn is a studentrun organization that fundraises for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. It began at the University of Memphis in 1999, and it continues to thrive — it has spread to 250 colleges and universities around the country. This year, the U of M kicked it off immediately following the Frosh Camp Reunion. After the dancing freshmen partied with their former cabin members, the attention was redirected towards 11-year-old Ethan. In 2010, he was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia. Ethan refrained from speaking and stood behind his father who spoke on his behalf. “Thank you very much for saving my son’s life,” he stated. The man told of his family’s experience at St. Jude. Not only was his son going through the physical and emotional trials of cancer, but Ethan’s twin brother, Shayne, was also stressed. “He was angry that we were always at the hospital. He was sad that his brother was sick, and he was scared that he could get sick, because he was his twin,” said the boys’ father. The efforts of Up ‘til Dawn help fund the program. No child pays for any medical attention at St. Jude’s, and this organization supports the cost of that

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Construction continues across campus By Austin Reynolds As students return to campus for the fall semester, they might notice some of the construction happening across campus. There are multiple projects underway, but perhaps the most visible is the campus-wide replacement of the steam and condensate pipes. Normally, an effort is made for minor construction projects to be finished during the summer when most students are away from campus. However, Tony Poteet, assistant vice president for Campus Planning and Design, emphasized that the scale of the work was too large to be completed solely during the summer months. While the University of Memphis Physical Plant crew has been hard at work on the project all summer, Poteet does not expect the steam and condensate piping project to be finished until some time in October. There is no concrete date for the project’s completion, because it could change due to uncontrollable factors such as weather. October seems a long way off, but many students do not seem to mind the construction. “I’ve seen the construction, but I

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Construction workers lay down new piping in preparation for the new soccer field. The athletic committee meets today in order to decide on a projected finishing date for the project. haven’t had any problems,” Alfonso Valdes, a business administration graduate student, said. William Parker, a junior mechanical engineering major,

agreed, saying that it has not affected him much. Steam and condensate pipes play a huge role in heating and cooling the buildings on campus.

“The campus has a central heating and cooling plant. That plant includes boilers that provide steam that travels through underground

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Mixer promotes multiculturalism By Omer Yusuf Allen Mamaril, president of the Asian American Association, was not expecting much when he went to the Multicultural Mixer last year. However, he was be surprised by how enjoyable the mixer was. “Being a president of a new organization, I was still pretty new to how the multicultural organizations worked,” Mamaril said. “It was really awesome, because we saw all of these organizations. They spread their cultural awareness. They were all interesting.”

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This year’s mixer will be Wednesday from 6 to 8 pm in the Mike Rose Theatre lobby. It will give all the organizations sponsored or supported by the Office of Multicultural Affairs the chance to promote themselves and to explain their goals as an organization. “We want to give these organizations the chance to show what they’re about in a smaller venue as opposed to the RSO Fair, which showcases over 200 organizations,” said Linda Hall, coordinator of Multicultural Affairs. Hall is specifically targeting freshmen for the mixer, as well as returning students who are

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as well as music ranging from Hip-hop to Indian music. The Multicultural Mixer has been held annually for more than 10 years, with little change to the format. “The format of the mixer has never changed. We just want as many people to attend the event and join the numerous groups,” Hall said. The purpose of the Office of Multicultural Affairs is to help with personal developments as well as through academic success, specifically toward students with color.

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pipes to all primary buildings,” Poteet said. The pipes are being replaced outside multiple buildings on campus, including Scates Hall, the Elma Roane Fieldhouse and the Psychology building. Students can find trenches and holes in the ground where the pipes will be placed. In the meantime, the pipes and various pieces of equipment take up space on lawns and sidewalks

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Campus cookout will introduce students to gay-straight alliance By Ellyahnna C. Hall The Stonewall Tigers Gay-Straight Alliance will welcome students with a campus cookout at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Student Plaza outside the University Center. The cookout will serve burgers, hot dogs and veggie burgers to everyone including returning students, freshmen and faculty. Stonewall members plan to talk about upcoming events and this year’s MidSouth PRIDE, a festival that promotes equality for people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transexual or questioning. “We’re hoping to get Stonewall members more active outside of school in the Memphis LGBTQ community,” said Alison Blaha, 23, secretary of Stonewall Tigers. “It’s a fun way to welcome back students

and get more people involved in the community.” Stonewall helps LGBTQ students on campus by providing resource information and a safe place for students that need to get away from abuse either at their office in the University Center involved zone of their meetings. “I started coming to Stonewall meetings at first just to show support and eventually joined,” said Terry White, 24, treasurer of Stonewall Tigers. “I’m in charge of fundraising and keeping the budget. I’m a straight ally and hope that we can get more straight allies involved.“ White believes all people should be treated fairly and should have a safe place to go. “People are people humans first and should be treated that way,” said White.

Greek event clears up stereotypes By Margot Pera The University of Memphis Department of Sorority and Fraternity Affairs will reveal its new logo at the “Plug Into Greek Life” event Wednesday. The logo will be the first official logo for the U of M Greek community. The goal is to eliminate stereotypes associated with the Greek community. “This is the best logo for uniting the U of M community. We are trying to get people to start saying ‘Department of Sorority and Fraternity Affairs’ instead of ‘Greek Community,” said Kelsey Taylor, a member of the Delta Gamma sorority. “When students say they are going Greek, a lot of people think that means they are partying all of the time, and that is simply not true of Memphis students.” Taylor said the U of M sorority and fraternity community is different, because it is primarily a commuter campus, so the atmosphere is more relaxed. “There isn’t just one type of girl that can make it into a sorority. We welcome everyone,” Taylor, a sophomore journalism major, said. “Our sororities tend to focus on ideals of community leadership and integrity.” Danielle Suit, vice president for

Panhellenic Council, said Memphis sorority chapters are friends with everyone, unlike other campuses. “These girls push you to the best version of yourself that you can possibly be,” said Suit. “In choosing a sorority, you look for what girls share your values, and you choose which one you want to be in based on that.” Suit and Taylor worked this summer as interns for the Department of Sorority and Fraternity Affairs planning for the “Plug Into Greek Life” event and creating the new logo. “The hardest part was getting everyone in the community to respond over the summer,” said Suit. Along with the logo’s inaugural debut, the booth will feature a PowerPoint presentation with information on various aspects of sorority and fraternity life, corn hole games and popcorn. “What I really want to convey to the student body is that sororities and fraternities promote unity, and there is a place for everyone,” Suit said. Hillary Hatch, a Phi Mu member, said attending the event is a good way to get information about the community for anyone unsure about pledging. “I think it will clear up any skepticism someone may have and help

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U of M campus culture eases tranfer students’ transiton By Paula K. Peyton When it comes to attracting transfer students, it appears that the University of Memphis’ campus culture makes up where University programs leave off. According to the Office for Institutional Research at the U of M, about four percent of students enrolled during the spring semester were considered transfer students. Yolanda Mathews, the coordinator of academic transfer and articulation for the U of M’s Center for Academic Transition, said her department served 118 transfer students in the last week alone. Elizabeth Breeden, 20, started her first semester at the U of M Monday. Breeden, a junior journal-

uuCharity Continued from page 1 as well. As of August 2012, Ethan has been cancer-free. “It costs $1.8 million a day to keep St. Jude’s running,” said Adam Casey, Up ‘til Dawn’s executive director for this year. The U of M raised over $122,000 last year alone. Each year, the executive board picks a theme, and it starts from there. This year’s theme, which was announced at the kickoff, is Hometown Heroes. At the finale event, students stay up from midnight to 6 a.m. to symbolize the plight of St. Jude patients and their family members who often experience sleepless nights. This year, in order to participate in this celebration, one must raise at least $100. “We’re (the community) the people who make it work, so that’s what we really wanted to focus on,” Hayley Baker, a former

ism major, transferred from Mississippi State University to be closer to her home in Jackson, Tenn. “I got engaged last October, and I wanted to be closer to my home to plan for the wedding,” she said. She said the change in campuses has been an easy transition for her. “Mississippi State was really spread out and open, and it was beautiful. But I really had to watch the time to not be late to my classes,” she said. “I had to learn where all my buildings are here, but it wasn’t hard because they’re all closer together.” Other than having to learn to navigate the streets of Memphis, Breeden has been enjoying the differences in her new community. “Starkville is really small. It’s got one main road with all the restaurants and like two bou-

morale captain, said. Melissa Byrd, fundraising chair for Up ‘til Dawn, said teams of six, led by a morale captain, work as group to raise money. There are numerous ways students can get involved with the organization. They can be members of a team, or they can apply to be morale captains, who serve as the link between the team members and the entire organization. The deadline to apply is Monday, Sept. 2. “I think when you come to college, you want to do something different and make an impact and this is definitely something that makes an impact,” Baker said. Dixon Williams, the mission and education chair, said he was motivated to join Up ‘til Dawn because one of his closest friends had cancer throughout middle and high school. “Yes, work is work, but the goodness and passion behind a cause makes it enjoyable and worth it,” Williams said.

tiques. That’s why, when I got to Memphis, it was a little more difficult trying to get around,” Breeden said. “I love all the shopping and the restaurants, and they’ve got really good food here.” She said she would miss being active in the Delta Delta Delta sorority, because the U of M doesn’t have a chapter on campus. That connection still makes Starkville feel like her “second home.” Thomas Hrach, her advisor, helped to make the U of M welcoming for her. “He treated me like I was the only one on campus. He wanted to know what I was interested in specifically,” she said. Breeden would like to get involved on campus, perhaps with Young Life, a Christian student organization, but she will probably wait until after her wedding

in December. Mathews said the Center for Academic Transition is the U of M’s only known resource for transfer students. She works “with pre-transfer students as well as admitted transfer students who need to understand their transfer credits.” “They have transition issues with financial aid, housing and scholarships,” she said. Mathews said the only issue she can help a transfer student with is one involving credit for coursework. Catherine Pera, 22, is going to add to the number of transfer students on campus when she transfers next semester. Pera, a junior commercial and interior design major, will be transferring from Western Kentucky University. She’s excited about joining a more developed

interior design department. “I didn’t think I was going to be able to transfer. I didn’t think they’d help me,” Pera said. “My school’s accreditation is different, but Memphis accepted me.” She called last week to begin the process, and she has already been admitted. “It’s been really great,” she said. “Everybody’s calling and touching base with me.” Her experience with WKU’s admissions team was completely different. She said the U of M is “much more willing to take the extra step.” Pera said it doesn’t matter that she won’t receive credit for all of her classes from WKU. “I’m adding on a year more of education, but the U of M makes it worth it,” she said. “It’s home, and I’m really looking forward to their interior design program.”


“For one, in addition to people getting the chance to show off their organizations, also new executive board members are also introduced for the first time at the mixer.” Wilhite, 21, said. Wilhite also said the mixer is actually a true “mixer.” “It is much more of an open environment. Just like a mixer, most people just mix around the room the whole time, as there is no set schedule with a list of activities at certain times, etc.” Wilhite said. Wilhite also recalled one experience involving the Hispanic

Student Association. “Last year, the Hispanic Student Association were showing people how to salsa, and it was a very unique experience for me,” Wilhite said. Wilhite hopes people will come to the mixer and have a great experience. “(We want students) to take away something from it and gain new relationships with people as well as the organizations,” Wilhite said. “Most importantly, just come out. It’s a great experience.”

Continued from page 1 “We are a department that are primary advisors for at least eight organizations, and we support about another five or six organizations,” Hall said. “We are also involved with ESP (Educational Support Program), the Counseling Trio, as well as numerous services throughout the University.” Tiffany Wilhite, a health administration major, also views the mixer as a valuable experience for all students.

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U of M vocalist talks rock ‘n’ roll and religion

By Joshua Cannon Watching What We Do In Secret play a show is like being thrown into the middle of a tornado and following the chaos. The first song began. Guitarist Nathan Moody, and bassist Drew Nance could be seen slamming their heads back and forth throughout the air. The second song began. Devin Harris, who was in charge of the drums, primitively pounds away at his set, leading the band through the heavy hooks and technical time signatures that resonated throughout their music. Finally, the band was performing their last song of the evening and vocalist Josh Adams, an undecided freshman at the U of M, was hanging upside down from the rafters above the stage, screaming his heart out. The music stopped, and, to a room full of strangers, Adams professed his love for a man who he believes saved his life – Jesus Christ. “As a band, we want to show the complete freedom that is worshipping God with everything we have expressed through heavy music,” he said. “I’m a firm believer that Jesus Christ is complete freedom, and we just want to show radical love.” Off stage, Adams is more of a gentle giant than an intense performer. At a small table beneath the shade of a tree in the Tiger Den courtyard, a smile shined across his face that felt like an open invitation to approach him

and ask about his beliefs. “I’m usually a quiet dude,” Adams said. “I was homeschooled my entire life, so, sometimes I’m socially awkward. When people see me on stage, it doesn’t compute.” He compared his stage presence to that of King David from a story in the Old Testament of the Bible. According to the story, when the Arc of The Covenant was returned to Jerusalem, David began worshipping so intensely that his clothes fell from his body. “It’s the king of Jerusalem, and he is dancing to the point of being naked.” he said. “He becomes a complete fool because he so in love with God. That’s what I see as my stage presence. I don’t care about looking stupid or being cool. I’m releasing everything I have in an intense, radical form of worship.” Spirituality flows through Adams, connects to his band mates and resonates through the name of their band. According to him, the title was borrowed from a verse in the book of Matthew. He, as well as his band, doesn’t believe in praying loudly in a group to get attention or giving money to the homeless just so people can see. Being a Christian band in a secularly dominated music scene can be a tough mountain to climb, but it hasn’t seemed to hold What We Do In Secret back. The first show they ever played was opening up for national touring act, Between The Buried In Me, at the New Daisy Theatre. Their second show was opening

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What We Do In Secret is a “spirit-filled, inspirational hardcore” band that aims to show the “radical love of Christ.” They will be releasing their new EP “New Eyes” on Sept. 9 at The Abbey, located at 1015 S. Cooper St. The show starts at 6 pm and is $10. for a national act named Norma Jean, who happens to be a favorite band of the group. Since then, the band has played numerous amounts of local shows, steadily gaining a local fan base of their own. On Sept. 9, they will release their debut EP entitled “New Eyes.” According to Adams, it will consist of five songs about “Christ giving you new eyes when he died to be able to see the worth in everyone around you

and in yourself.” Whether it is the band’s message or their talents, for Calvin Lauber, a staff engineer at The Grove recording studio, tracking with them was not a difficult task. “It was a good process,” he said. “They were all prepared and knew what they wanted. We were able to record solid tracks and thought of a few cool production ideas while working together.” For What We Do In Secret,

the band hopes to release their album and make their way out of the city to spread their message to even more people. For Adams, he aims to continue sharing his God’s love through his band’s music. “The kind of rock ‘n’ roll we play is the only way I can show the passion I have for God,” he said. “As a band, we show chaos and freedom on stage to show the love and freedom we found in a chaotic world through Jesus.”

King anniversary puts a spotlight on Obama and civil rights By Christi Parsons and Kathleen Hennessey MCT

WASHINGTON — Fifty years after the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. proclaimed his dream of freedom and equality from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, the first African-American president will stand in his place to celebrate that mountaintop moment. But the way President Barack Obama will do so says much about his relationship with the civil rights struggle that cleared the way for his election. He did not join tens of thousands of protesters who marched for progressive causes Saturday. Instead, he will speak Wednesday, the actual anniversary, at a polished commemoration event, joined by Presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter, as well as Oprah Winfrey. At times, Obama has placed himself firmly within the movement’s ranks and, at other times, drawn subtle distinctions. He has acknowledged his debt to civil rights leaders _ King most of all _

but has resisted the label of black politician. His speech will put this complex and shifting relationship under a glaring spotlight. The president has suggested he will emphasize opportunity for all, not the unfinished work of the movement to end discrimination against black Americans. “Unfortunately, we’ve got a politics sometimes that divides instead of bringing people together,” Obama said last week. “That, I think, is something that we have to constantly struggle against, whether we’re black or white or whatever color we are.” Obama was not invited to Saturday’s event, just as “Kennedy was not invited to the march 50 years ago,” the Rev. Al Sharpton said. The longtime activist and march organizer said Obama’s role in the movement is clear: “He’s the new Kennedy, not the new King.” Still, comparisons between the two most recognized black leaders in U.S. history are inevitable. Obama has written that he believes his 2004 address at the

Democratic National Convention resonated because it reminded people of King’s hope for a future when children “will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” “There is not a black America and a white America,” Obama said, “there’s the United States of America.” His mind-set differs from King’s because he comes from a different culture, one movement elder said. “The culture of the civil rights movement was to improve the lives of black Americans, to do away with segregation, to get the right to vote, and to do what was necessary to achieve that,” said Diane Nash, a Chicago civil rights leader honored at the original march. “I think that President Obama came out of an entirely different culture, that of a politician.” Obama was a step removed from the civil rights movement from the start. The son of an African father and a white American mother, he was 2 years old when King spoke on the mall. He was 7 and liv-

ing in Indonesia when King was assassinated. Obama’s early education in the civil rights movement came from his mother, who played recordings of King’s speeches and told him epic stories of the “special destiny” of African-Americans, he wrote in his memoir, “Dreams From My Father.” But early in his career as a community organizer, Obama felt the movement had failed to live up to that inheritance. In his memoir, he described “imagining myself standing at the edge of the Lincoln Memorial and looking out over an empty pavilion.” He settled on politics, but sought to establish his ties to the movement. As a candidate for president in 2007, Obama spoke at the memorial to the 1965 marches in Selma, Ala., and declared that he was a descendant of the civil rights movement. Selma, he said, had inspired his grandfather to send Obama’s father to the United States, where he met Obama’s

mother, whose ancestors were slaveholders. “There was something stirring across the country because of what happened in Selma, Ala., because some folks are willing to march across a bridge,” he said. “So they got together and Barack Obama Jr. was born. So don’t tell me I don’t have a claim on Selma, Ala. Don’t tell me I’m not coming home to Selma, Ala. I’m here because somebody marched.” Obama was born four years before the Selma marches, observers quickly noted. His campaign said he was speaking about the movement in general. Obama has taken other political and poetic license with King and his legacy. Since his election to the White House, he has cast King as an Obama-style compromiser, a label few King experts accept. In his speech, King praised the “marvelous new militancy” of the movement and argued against “the tran-

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Specialty hot dogs now call Highland home

By Freddy Hodges Blues City Hot Dogs is a welllit, cozy space run by U of M alum Iyman Rasoul. The sounds of the blues coming from speakers make the shop’s name rather fitting, as does the memorabilia lining the left wall. Beyond that, it’s just Memphis: the flavors, the style — all wrapped in a bun. Rasoul graduated in 2005 with a sociology degree and opened up Blues City Hot Dog in June 2013 with his brother Allen, because, according to him, everybody loves hot dogs. “We all grew up with them,” Rasoul, 32, said. “There are a few places around that serve hot dogs, but most don’t specialize like we do.” In his black rubber gloves, he looks more like a tattoo artist than a hot dog extraordinaire, but his tasty creations are already making U of M students’ mouths water. Students who purchase a hot dog and show their student ID will get free chips and a drink starting Sept. 1. The menu consists of about 12 different specialty dogs, catering to all walks of life including

vegetarian, and an assortment of build-your-own menu items with prices ranging from four to six dollars. Cali Thompson, an employee at Blues City Hot Dog, said she’s tried a lot of the dogs and even made her own a couple times. “I’ve tried the buffalo, the St. Jude, the Backyard, the Elvis,” Thompson said. “I’m surprised I haven’t gained like 20 pounds working here.” All dogs are made with a quarter pound of Nathan’s beef, a brand that hails from Coney Island. A trip to the official website,, tells all that’s needed about the brand itself, and a trip to Blues City proves the superiority in quality. Rasoul’s personal favorite is the Southwestern dog topped with guacamole, sour cream, spicy mustard, jalapeños, crushed Fritos and a bit of dry rub. The Blues City dog — a popular menu item — is prepared with Memphis dry rub, barbeque sauce, an option of pulled pork or chicken and cole slaw all served on either a traditional or a pretzel bun. Rasoul and his brother, in true

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uuGreek Continued from page 3 you decide whether you want to go through the process or not,” Hatch, a business and economics major, said. Hatch described the initiation process as one of the most nervous experiences of her life, but also one of the most fulfilling. “The one on one conversations where the girls would ask you questions about yourself were kind of awkward,” Hatch said. Although popular culture may sometimes portray sorority initiation week as a bullying and hazing extravaganza, Hatch said that sororities at the U of M have a no hazing policy. “There is nothing mean or inappropriate that happens during initiation week, you are basically surrounded by 70 of your new best friends,” Hatch said. The event will be on display from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the first floor of the University Center.

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Iyman Rasoul, owner of Blues City Dogs, hopes that his new restaurant will be the hot dog spot that Memphis needs. Rasoul aims to create an environment where Memphians feel at home. Tiger fashion, also support St. Jude with their hot dogs. Tara Lewis, a senior, stopped into the shop for lunch and ordered the St. Jude Dog. One

dollar from each St. Jude Dog goes to the St. Jude Children’s Hospital. “I really like hot dogs,” Lewis said. “I’m happy, someone else is

happy. A good deed is done.” Right now, the shop is only open until 2 p.m., but, starting Sept. 1, their hours will be 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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Tigers hope to continue winning ways Despite the loss of a lot of Memphis State University football talent, there will be enough veterans returning to give Coach Murphy a solid core around which to construct another winning season. Undefeated in their last 17 games, the Tigers are determined to keep their title as the No. 1 independent team in the South. Included in the 21 lettermen returning are two 1963 All-Americans, Harry Schuh and Chuck Brooks. Among the 13 missing lettermen is fullback Dave Casinelli, top rusher and scorer in the nation last year, who has joined the professional ranks, as have four other 1963 stars. The question remains whether a team losing five players of that quality can hope for another outstanding year. Prospects look good for several reasons. Quarterbacking appears to be no problem, despite the loss of two-year regular Russ Vollmer. Olie Cordill and Billy Fletcher, two juniors, are on hand, as is veteran senior (Butch) Travis. If Cordill and Fletcher develop the way they are expected to, the Tigers could have an outstanding pair of signal callers. The halfback posts are strong, with three veterans at tail-

back, Don McClard, Don Jones and Jim Haynie. Others at wingback are Bob Sherlag, Billy Ray Farmer and Gene Ward, converted from end. With the absence of Casinelli, fullback duties will go to a pair of vets. Pete Ingram, who because of an injury missed most of last year, and John Wallace Wright will share those duties. Tiger flanks should be well fortified again, with big Chuck Brooks (Football News All-American), Wiley Patterson and Walt Heitzenrater returning for action. Captain Richard Saccoccia is the only end lost through graduation. Harry Schuh and John (Jumbo) Evans give the Tigers outstanding strength at tackle. Schuh was a 1963 NEA All-American, but he and Evans will get needed help from rookies. No question that sophomores will have to come through at guard. Don Scroggins returns from last year’s regulars, and Bob Finamore, out all season with an injury, is a potential All-American. From there on it is rookies, and two of the best are Bill Beard and ray Barnes. When mentioning the nation’s best linebackers, include Doug Woodlief, a sophomore who returns to center. Veteran Herb Cummings and sophomore Rudy Kalan help make this spot tough.


Memphis renovates track and field facility Construction is underway on the new University of Memphis track and field complex located on the Park Avenue Campus. The upgrade should place Memphis on the national stage for athletic facilities, administators said. Bill Lofton, associate athletic director in charge of facilities, said progress on the track project was delayed this spring. It has spilled into the academic year because the Memphis track program sent a program-record 19

athletes to the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Regional meet in May. The old track has been completely removed in order to build the complex from the ground up. As part of the renovation, the new infield will be large enough to contain a soccer field. New pole vault boxes, long and triple jump runways, multiple high jump aprons, discus and hammer cages and a shot put field. Beynon, an internationally recognized premier track surfacing company, is responsible for the rebuild. Beynon built

the track at the University of Oregon, the site of the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Trials. “This will be the best facility in the (American Athletic) conference,” Lofton said. “It is an opportunity to compete on the highest level and will help us position our programs better.” Work crews began laying down asphalt on Tuesday, and Memphis athletic administrators are set to meet today to determine the final timetable for the completion of the facility.


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New pitcher joins baseball team By Meagan Nichols The University of Memphis baseball team announced Tuesday the addition of former McLennan Community College pitcher Caleb Wallingford to the ranks of the Tiger Blue and Gray Tuesday. During his one season at McLennan, the left-handed pitcher threw 72.1 innings for a 4-6 record and tied the single season school record with 14 starts. Wallingford pitched four complete games while at McLennan. Before completing his sophomore year at McLennan, Wallingford got his collegiate start at Kansas State. As a freshman, Wallingford made 13 appearances and pitched 18 innings. He a d baseball coach Daron S cho enro ck s aid Wallingford, now a junior at U of M, appealed to the coaching staff for both his

Division I experience and experience in a starting rotation. “We felt it was important to bring in an experienced guy, because we lost three-fourths of the total rotation to the draft,” Schoenrock said. “Attack from player development from within and bring in players that can make an impact, and that is Caleb.” Schoenrock said he expects Wallingford to compete for a significant role this season and fully anticipates the new Tiger to contend for one of the weekend spots.


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By Hunter Field Most University of Memphis students know about the various intramural sports and activities that go on outside the classroom, but few know about the competitive and engaging club sports offered. While intramural sports put U of M students in competition against other U of M students, club teams face opposing universities. “I joined Tiger Budo for the pure enjoyment of it, as a means of expressing my competitive nature and as a supplement to my weight loss journey,” said Kia Lola, a member of the martial arts club and senior at the U of M. “Walking into judo, I expected to basically acquire a skill and hobby, but I ended up with a family.” The U of M currently has seven active sports clubs: cricket, ice hockey, ultimate Frisbee, lacrosse, martial arts, rugby and soccer. Past clubs that are currently inactive include: badminton, bowling, cycling, fencing, volleyball and wrestling. Club sports are Registered Student Organizations that receive money from the RSO fund each

semester. The funds are acquired from tuition dollars but do not cover all expenses. At most, clubs can receive up to $1,000. Teams turn to outside sponsors and fundraising and membership fees to offset any remaining cost. “To get our funds, we collect dues, do car washes and take donations,” said Justin King, a senior mid-fielder on the lacrosse team.

King said the lacrosse club’s $200 annual dues are cheap compared to teams they play that charge $1,000 per member. The lacrosse team plays clubs from surrounding schools like Mississippi State, Middle Tennessee State University and University of Tennessee Chattanooga. Not every club is as expensive as the lacrosse team. The martial arts club costs $25 per semester, accord-

ing to Rob Thornton, a physical education teacher at the U of M who founded the club in 2012. In addition to fees, some coaches and sponsors require members to have previous experience with the sport, especially for ice hockey, lacrosse and soccer. The martial arts club requires no prior knowledge. “Every guy that wants to try out has to have a pretty extensive back-

ground in soccer because the league we play in is very competitive and there is limited spots on the team,” said Alex Kupiszewski, current soccer club participant, coach and founder. Any student or faculty member interested in starting a club at the U of M can contact the Club Sports office at Campus Recreation and Intramural Services.

uuObama Continued from page 5 quilizing drug of gradualism.” At the dedication of the King memorial in Washington in October 2011, while Occupy Wall Street protests railed against Obama’s cozy relationship with corporate America, Obama emphasized King’s desire to “heal rather than wound.” “If he were alive today,” Obama ventured, “I believe he would remind us that the unemployed worker can rightly challenge the excesses of Wall Street without demonizing all who work there; that the businessman can enter tough negotiations with his company’s union without vilifying the right to collectively bargain.” The words show Obama in the middle, trying to explain each side to the other _ not a role King staked out at the march or anywhere else. King spoke explicitly about race as a root cause of problems, said historian Taylor Branch, the Pulitzer Prize-winning King biographer. Obama keeps a framed program from the March on Washington for Jobs and Economic Freedom in the Oval Office, and notes that the event focused not only on racial justice but appealed across racial boundaries in its call for full employment. When Obama talks about economic justice, Branch said, he’s sidestepping the role race plays. “It’s a safer way of talking about race,” Branch said. “King was talking about race explicitly every day.”

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