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Tigers lose a legend Elma Roane, Tiger women’s athletics staple, passes away at 93 years old.

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Tweeting teacher trend garners mixed responses from students Next to the usual course materials like calculators and textbooks, a growing number of professors are adding another tool to their teaching repertoire – a social media presence. Websites like Facebook and Twitter, the two most populated new media sites, have long been tailored to meet users’ communication, marketing or leisurely needs. University of Memphis professors are using the sites as online, interactive bulletin boards.


that would not be germane in class, I’m now able to still ask.” — Stephen Caulfield Philosophy sophomore Sophomore philosophy major Stephen Caulfield said his film professor uses Twitter to inform students when class is canceled and assignments are due, as well as provide links to course-related news. “Twitter seems more casual than sending an email or meeting during office hours,” Caulfield said. “There is less of a bridge between students and professors, so it feels like we are both more equal. Questions that would not be germane in class, I’m now able to still ask.” Caulfield said that he tweeted his professor last week asking what movie was being shown in class. For him, Twitter is more convenient than email.

“Anytime I’m not near my professor or a computer, I can grab my phone and ask him a question about class in seconds,” Caulfield said. For sophomore nursing major Kristine Redus, however, having to keep up with her Literary Heritage professor on Twitter is another errand on her to-do list. She doesn’t regularly use the service and only created an account for the course. “I don’t mind in the sense of it’s an extra reminder for me,” Redus said, “but at the same time, I had to create an account since quiz questions are sent via Twitter and I’m not accustomed to checking it frequently.” Redus’ professor, doctoral candidate Tiffany Akin, is aware that some students don’t take to the site and said she has yet to have a full class follow her. She said she still uses email as a first resort that it will likely continue to be the preferred method of communication. “I took an impromptu poll this summer and most students said they would prefer a Facebook page to communication through Twitter,” Akins said. “I think this preference is based on the fact that Facebook has been around longer and some people are still warming up to Twitter.” She has considered adding incentives to




UC Fountain View Room to host local writers series

Twitter participation, such as giving away answers to extra credit questions on the site. According to a Pew Research report, more than 60 percent of adults older than 18 years old use social networking sites. Mighty Sound of the South marching band director Quintus Wrighten said they’re a productive means to communicate with students. He said using Facebook to send updates throughout the day reflects positively on the students’ performance and attendance in class. “They are better prepared for class,” he


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The River City Writers Series will bring poet Richard Tillinghast to The University of Memphis. Tillinghast is scheduled to read selections from his work at 8 p.m. in the University Center Fountain View room on Sept. 27. On Sept. 28, he will give an interview, conducted by creative writing students, at 10:30 a.m. in 456 Patterson Hall. All events are free and open to the public. Tillinghast is a Memphis native and has published more than ten books of poetry and non-fiction. Recently, he has published the poetry collections The New Life and Selected Poems. Cary Holladay, associate professor of English and director of the RCWS, said she is thrilled to have Tillinghast coming to campus. “Richard Tillinghast is truly a renaissance man,” Holladay said. “He is a scholar, artist, musician and historian. It is amazing that U of M students will get the opportunity to meet a writer of his caliber.” The writing program, the Creative Writing Club and the English department sponsor the RCWS. The series aims to bring well-known writers from around the country to The U of M. “Students should consider coming to both events,” Holladay said. “They will take away from Mr. Tillinghast ideas on how to live a rich and rewarding life and how to write about it. The life of writing is one with many rewards.”

Adjusting to life abroad BY CHRISTINA HOLLOWAY News Reporter

Students with an urge for adventure can expand their foreign languages skills through the Study Abroad Program. On average, 320 students a year experience the cultural rush that the program offers. Joe Poplawski, a junior majoring in Economics and Japanese, is one of many students currently participating in the program. “The second I got off the plane in Japan, I was scared because my phone didn’t work over there, but I was excited,” Poplawski said. Although Poplawski said he was

worried in the beginning, he eventually warmed up to the culture. “I can ask where I’m going and stuff like that, but taking the subway and the bullet train was scary,” Poplawski said. Poplawski said strengthening his Japanese speaking skills was a prominent part of his experience. “My goal of this trip is to be able to speak conversationally,” Poplawski said. Poplawski studies in Nagoya, the third largest city in Japan. He lives in an on-campus dorm with 30 other students in the program. Poplawski keeps a Japanese pre-


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Students find studying overseas not exactly a vacation

U of M international student Aaron Baggett poses in front of a soccer display in Montevideo, Uruguay.

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UM libraries take Students torn between a big step back graduating, entering job Banned Books Week kicks off Sept. 26 BY ERICA HORTON News Reporter The University of Memphis libraries will kick off Banned Books Week on Sept. 26, focusing on forbidden texts from 1912 in celebration of The University’s centennial. The celebration, free and open to the public, lasts through Oct. 1 and takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day, with readings from about 20 books that were banned a century ago. There will also be a lecture from former U of M librarian Tom Mendina called “Public Ethics and the Book in America, 1900-1920.” Steven Knowlton, collection development librarian, said Banned Books Week deals with the idea of intellectual freedom. “It means that in a free society people should be free to read whatever they care to read without prior restraint-such as a preventing a book from being published or a store refusing to sell it,” he said. Knowlton said some of the banned books from 1912 that will be read next week include Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert about a French house-

wife who, dissatisfied with her situation, has an affair and Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman, a book of poetry. Knowlton said the choices for banned books week this year come from an old list by the U.S. Postal Service. In 1870, The Comstock Law was passed that said obscene books could not be mailed, Knowlton said. The law was enforced through the 1930s. Knowlton said people still object to certain books, such

“Libraries, on

principle, don’t restrict people from checking out what they want to.” — Steven Knowlton Collection development librarian

as Harry Potter, saying that the series promotes witchcraft. “Libraries, on principle, don’t restrict people from checking out what they want to,” he said.

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market without degree BY TIMBERLY MOORE News Reporter

A group of University of Memphis undergraduates with an artistic bent are taking fate into their own hands by applying what they learn to jumpstart their careers before they even receive a degree. Senior music major Leon Richardson built his resume by playing the trumpet in the band ‘Rind Stars’ and producing music. Richardson has made thousands through performances and the sale of his instrumental recordings. “(Former business) Professor Butler explained how contracts work and how to draw them up,” said Richardson. “Before that I had no idea.” In 2009, Richardson signed a one-year production contract with Jive Records, a label that is home to superstars like Usher, Chris Brown, Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears. Richardson said that he could not pass up the contract just because he had not graduated. “I know it’s a cliché, but life is short,” he said. “If you have the opportunity to live out your

dreams why wait?” Richardson said that common sense and savvy play just as big a role as the things he’s learned in U of M classrooms. Senior graphic design major Carrington Epps said that his success is due to what he has absorbed in class. “I have learned to apply deadline setting, visual techniques, motivational skills and a certain style of thinking to my career as a graphic designer,” Epps said. Epps started a year and a half ago applying what he learned in class and has since made between four and six thousand dollars in profit. He makes business cards, concert posters that have appeared at The New Daisy Theatre and Minglewood Hall and has an extensive portfolio with magazine layouts and web designs. Epps said that graphic design professor Gary Golightly’s methodology class has taught him the most about making his work look visually stimulating. Epps also provides his skills to nonprofit agencies through volunteer work. “It is both portfolio building and supporting something I believe in,” said Epps.

Epps said that waiting for graduation is not an option for him. “I don’t need to wait on a piece of paper to validate my skills,” said Epps. Dr. Rebecca Bragdon, director of undergraduate advising for the Fogelman College of Business, said that she thinks this is a smart move for college students. “I think that there is value to taking the skills you are learning and applying them,” Bragdon said. She also said that it is OK to begin to create a future now, but it is best to attain bachelor’s degree. “Continuing to get your degree is invaluable because the thought processes are not fully developed yet,” she said. Bragdon said that there is a sense of accomplishment that can only be had by having a degree. She said career and college go hand in hand, so no student should feel like they have to choose to do one at a time. Epps and Richardson both said they plan on graduating from The University of Memphis, even though they have already begun building their careers.

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Palestinian statehood vote likely to be held up BY PAUL RICHTER Tribune Washington Bureau An intense effort to deflect the Palestinian bid for statehood at the United Nations appeared to be near fruition, potentially defusing the crisis through a diplomatic maneuver that arguably saves face for all sides. Diplomats scrambled Tuesday to cobble together a deal that would indefinitely delay debate on the Palestinian proposal at the U.N. Security Council. The proposed delay would keep the Obama administration from needing to veto the request, which it has desperately sought to avoid, and buy time for resumption of stalled Israeli-Palestinian negotiations. The U.N. Security Council has sometimes moved immediately on membership requests, as it did this year on the application of South Sudan. But in other cases, it organizes committees to deliberate on the matter. That might have been likely here in any case, because of indications that the council members are deeply divided on the issue. Countries such as Brazil, South Africa and India appear to support membership, while the U. S., Britain, France

and several developing countries seemed inclined to oppose it, diplomats said. Catherine Ashton, the European Union’s foreign policy chief, and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair have been pushing behind the scenes

for several weeks for a delay in the council’s actions. Alain Juppe, the French foreign minister, hinted that a delay might be coming in an interview on Tuesday with Europe 1 Radio. He said that “it doesn’t

appear that a vote will happen this Friday and that is in order to allow time for diplomacy to renew peace talks.” He noted that the council has a procedure for “dealing with such requests, and it can take a few days, or weeks, or more.”

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said. “Information coming via Facebook is more readily available because there is an app for it.” Mechanical Engineering major Zachary Buckler said that he appreciates Wrighten’s use of Facebook because the site has become the go-to place for some students. “It is mostly younger, cooler professors that have it, but it is a great way to contact them. Almost everybody has a Facebook and they check their Facebook almost everyday,” Buckler said. In addition to informing students that he’s sent an email, Wrighten also uses the site to encourage band members. Recent status updates on his account read, in part, “Solid work today” and “You all were HOT FIRE!!!” Akin addresses students with a sense of humor through social networks. A recent tweet from Akins read, “World Lit… Who checked your papers for grammatical errors? That’s right… NO ONE! Eech!” The tweeting teacher trend may be valuable, but problems do arise occasionally. Apart from lack of participation, Akin said the only problem she encountered was the prohibition of social media by school organizations. “I heard that some sororities and fraternities ban the use of Twitter during pledge week.  I’m not sure what that is about, but when I heard it I simply sent messages through email instead,” she said.


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Pentagon ends ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ BY DAVID S. CLOUD AND DAVID ZUCCHINO Tribune Washington Bureau When Air Force Staff Sgt. Jonathan Mills woke up Tuesday, he posted a pointed message on his Facebook page about the secret he has kept since he joined the military seven years ago. “I. Am. Gay. That is all ... as you were,” he wrote. Thus did Mills, 27, mark an historic milestone—the day America’s ban on gays and lesbians serving openly in the U.S. military ended. “When I woke up this morning I felt extremely relieved and very free,” said Mills, who is stationed at Bolling Air Force Base in Washington, D.C. “Free to be able to live openly without worrying what I say or do will affect my career.” After years of bitter debate, and generations of military tradition, repeal of the 18-year-old “don’t ask, don’t tell” law went into effect at 12:01 a.m. For the first time, soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines were free to declare their sexual orientation without risking being thrown out of the military. And many rushed to do so. The result, for supporters at least, was an outpouring of euphoria and relief that some compared to the end of racial segregation in the military in the 1950s, or the admittance of women to the service academies in the 1970s. Supporters planned celebrations in all 50 states. “It’s a huge burden lifted off from my shoulders and the 65,000 other gay and lesbian bisexual troops out there serving in the military right now,” Air Force Lt. Josh Seefried told a news conference at the U.S. Capitol with senators who sponsored repeal of the law. “Today and every day I can go back into work ... and not have to worry anymore.” It was the first time that Seefried, who has used the pseudonumn J.D. Smith to

secretly run a support group for gays in the military, had identified himself as gay in public. He was joined by a Marine captain and an Air Force staff sergeant who also came out for the first time. President Barack Obama pushed the repeal through Congress last December, but the end of the ban was delayed so the Pentagon could train more than 2 million service members in standards of conduct. The delay also allowed the Pentagon to certify that the new policy would not harm military readiness, unit cohesion or recruiting and retention of service members. “ As of today, patriotic Americans in uniform will no longer have to lie about who they are in order to serve the country they love,” Obama said in a statement released by the White House. Legal and cultural challenges are likely to continue since U.S. law bars the Pentagon from offering samesex couples the same health, housing and education benefits as heterosexual couples. In particular, the Defense of Marriage Act prohibits giving federal benefits to same-sex couples, and a separate federal statute for the armed forces defines a spouse as a “husband” or a “wife.” Moreover, unlike women and minorities, gays and lesbians are not recognized under law as a “protected class,” which would enable them to file formal complaints of employment discrimination. Pentagon officials have said that discrimination complaints related to sexual orientation can be raised up the chain of command or with the inspector general. But other changes clearly are coming. Same-sex couples will be able to appear together at official functions and live together openly, though not in military housing. Recruiters can sign up gay recruits, and many of the more than 14,000 gay service


from page 1 paid cell phone handy. For 15 yen a month, the flip phone gives him access to free TV with a pull-out antenna. Poplawski mentioned that Japan’s stringent recycling laws were quite differ-

the trip as a means to improve his foreign language speaking skills trip. “I have no problem communicating; it’s just enhancing my Spanish. I can communicate, it’s just getting good is the thing— without flaws, grammatical mistakes and stuff,” he said. Grace Waters, physics

“It was kind of difficult getting used to the culture for a while: what to say, and what not to say.” — Aaron Baggett Foreign language major

members who were forced out in recent years can try to reenlist, although the Pentagon says they will receive no preferential treatment. In California, former Marine Capt. Kristen Kavanaugh, 31, hopes to join the Navy four years after she left the Marines. She had served in Iraq, but could no longer stand the pressure of hiding her sexuality. “The turning point was Iraq,” said Kavanaugh, now a graduate student at the University of Southern California. “Everyone else could call their loved one and talk openly. I had to guard my words and only talk in general terms. It was awful, having to live like that.” Former Navy Chief Petty Officer Jeremy Johnson told his commander about his sexual orientation four years ago and was quickly discharged. Now a student outside Baltimore, he plans to re-enlist in the reserves next weekend, and the officer who kicked him out will administer the oath. “I never wanted to get out in the first place, and this is a way for us to put this behind us,” Johnson said, explaining why he asked his former commander to preside at the swearing in ceremony.

ent from the United States. “They make sure they use every single thing they have,” Poplawski said. Poplawski had to discard his garbage into five different trashcans, including combustibles and non-combustibles, in accordance with Japanese regulations. “I’m not much of a recycler, so that trash thing is really annoying,” Poplawski said. Aaron Baggett, foreign language major with a concentration in Spanish and Portuguese, currently resides in an apartment in Montevideo, Uruguay. “It was kind of difficult getting used to the culture for a while: what to say, and what to not say,” Baggett said. Following a few months of struggling to adjust, Baggett said he eventually became accustomed to the environment. “After two months, I was like ‘Okay, I got this — I know how it works, I know how to interact,” he said. According to Baggett, Uruguayans only use forks and spoons to eat their food—they don’t use their hands. Like Poplawski, Baggett said he also wants to use

major, went on a spring break honors trip in 2010 to Paris and Brussels. Waters, whose European trip lasted 10 days, said she enjoyed the experience. “It was really cool to experience what other people have experienced, outside of a textbook. It was a completely different way of life than what I had imagined it to be,” Waters said. Waters and the group spent a lot of their free time shopping, exploring the city and people watching. “Since we had so much time, we were able to live life like the Parisians lived,” Waters said. Rebecca Laumann, director of Study Abroad, said that there is an easier way for students to apply for study abroad. “We have just launched a new online application. There will be a workshop for students on how to use the application on October 30th at the UC at noon.” According to Laumann, the program offers a multitude of places for students to travel. “We have programs in 50 countries so students have a wide variety of destinations to choose from,” Laumann said.

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Elma Roane, women’s athletics pioneer, passes at 93 Elma Neal Roane, the widelyrecognized foundation of women’s athletics at The University of Memphis, died on Monday evening at the age of 93. A graduate of Messick High School in Memphis, Roane was a heralded softball and basketball player, her summer league softball teams winning city and state championships at three national championships at Soldier Field in Chicago. She was a nationally ranked badminton player and an avid golfer, gardener and fisherman throughout her life. “Elma Roane was a true champion for women’s athletics, not only at The University of Memphis, but on a nationwide basis as well,” wrote U of M athletic Director R.C. Johnson in a press release. “She was a leader for equality in athletics and because of her efforts and determination, young women have had more opportunities to excel both academically and athletically at the collegiate level. She will long be remembered as the matriarch of Lady Tiger Athletics.” Roane was associated with The U of M as a student, athlete, coach, professor and administrator for more than 45 years. She earned her bachelor ’s degree in mathematics from West Tennessee State Teachers College in 1940. She taught physical education at Treadwell

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University of Memphis women’s athletics pioneer Elma Roane poses outside of The U of M fieldhouse named in her honor. High School for six years and earned a master’s degree from the University of Tennessee. While at Treadwell, she coached the junior high boys basketball team, guiding them to a district runner-up finish and a district championship in two seasons. Roane oversaw a renovation of The U of M fieldhouse in 1978, which provided a competitive venue for women’s basket-

ball, volleyball and gymnastics upon its completion. In 1993, University officials honored Roane by renaming the field house’s Memorial Gym, home to the women’s basketball and volleyball teams, as the Elma Roane Fieldhouse. “Ms. Roane deserves the credit for women’s athletics at The University of Memphis,” wrote U of M president Shirley Raines in a press release. “She

shaped generations of young women’s lives, and countless young leaders were influenced by her depth of character, determination against great odds, and abiding belief in the power of education to change lives. From school coaching to having a fieldhouse named in her honor, Ms. Roane did not lose her down-to-earth demeanor, straightforwardness and wit. We will miss her very much. On

behalf of our current students, faculty and staff and all those she taught, coached and led, our heartfelt sympathies.” Visitation will be held in the main gymnasium of the Elma Roane Fieldhouse on The U of M campus on Thursday from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. Funeral services for Ms. Roane will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at Memorial Park Cemetery at 5668 Poplar Avenue.

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Up and down weekend ends Lady Tigers continue Tiger men’s unbeaten start ascent in rankings BY SCOTT HALL Sports Reporter

and buried the ball into the net with his shoeless left foot. Sherrod scored his fifth goal of the season, and his fourth gamewinning goal. He has recorded 11 points in the first six games, more than any Tiger player did last season. Linder’s assist was his first in his career.

this season, the first coming two days earlier against Bradley. After going into halftime tied at 1-1, the Tigers had several opporThe University of Memphis tunities to score in the second men’s soccer team experienced half, but were all repelled thanks to series of saves by Evansville both the thrill of an upset and the pain of defeat for the first time goalkeeper Eric Teppen. The two teams remained tied until last weekend. The Tigers (5-11) started the Evansville weekend off on broke through the right foot on he two teams remained tied until the Memphis Friday with a 1-0 Evansvill broke through the Memphis defense and scored with upset of No. 18 defense and scored with only 29 Bradley thanks only 29 seconds to sophomore seconds remaining in double-overtime. remaining in forward Mark double-overtime. Evansville’s Jesse Sharp Sherrod’s shoeless goal. The Tigers then picked up Despite dominating the Braves their first defeat of the season passed to Dylan Terry on the for much of the first half, the in a 2-1 double-overtime loss to right side of the box. Terry shot match went into halftime score- Evansville. past Hurley for the game-winless. The Tigers outshot Bradley The Tigers came out of the gate ning golden goal. Sherrod, Linder and Cody 10-4, but were unable to break slowly against the Purple Aces, through until late into the second allowing a goal just four minutes McCoy were named to the Hotels half. into the match. Evansville’s Ryan at Grand Prarie Classic AllIn the 81st minute of action, Stallings beat Memphis goalkeep- Tournament Team. Sherrod’s two the Tigers got possession of the er Conor Hurley on a two-on-one goals raised his total to six goals ball just outside of their own pen- break. The Tigers then equalized in the Tigers’ first seven games. Memphis will host South alty area. Freshman midfielder in the 26th minute when Linder Wil Linder found a sprinting sent a cross into the box that was Carolina in the Conference Sherrod, who had lost his shoe tapped home at the far post by USA opener for both teams on while making a run up the side- Sherrod, the second time Linder Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Mike line. Sherrod took a few dribbles has assisted on a Sherrod goal Rose Soccer Complex.


BY SCOTT HALL Sports Reporter

The University of Memphis women’s soccer team earned its first top 10 ranking in program history yesterday after being ranked No. 9 in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Top 25 poll. The Lady Tigers’ 8-0 start is the best start in program history, as well as the longest winning streak in program history, surpassing the previous record of 7 straight victories. The ranking also marks the first time a Conference USA team has appeared in the top

10 since Central Florida was ranked No. 9 in 2009. Memphis is also ranked No. 8 in the Soccer America poll, the highest ranking for The U of M in any poll in program history. They are joined in the NSCAA top 25 by UCF, who comes in at No. 19. The Lady Tigers broke into the Top 10 thanks to a 2-0 win over Vanderbilt in Nashville. They travel to Houston to open Conference USA play against Houston on Friday, and will play Rice on Sunday. They will return home on Oct. 7 against SMU following road games against Marshall on Sept. 30 and East Carolina on Oct. 2.

NSCAA Top 10 — Sept. 20 1. Stanford 2. Oklahoma St. 3. UCLA 4. Duke 5. N. Carolina

6. Florida 7. Wake Forest 8. Pepperdine 9. Memphis 10. Florida St.



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