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1. University of Memphis Weighing Minimum Wage -

The University of Memphis is considering paying a minimum wage of $10.10 an hour and stepping into a national debate over how much workers should make for their efforts.

University President M. David Rudd told employees in an email last week that he's asked the state Board of Regents to raise base pay for the school's workers up from $8.75 an hour.

2. University of Memphis Weighing Minimum Wage -

The University of Memphis is considering paying a minimum wage of $10.10 an hour and stepping into a national debate over how much workers should make for their efforts.

University President M. David Rudd told employees in an email last week that he's asked the state Board of Regents to raise base pay for the school's workers up from $8.75 an hour.

3. Rudd Charts Path at University of Memphis -

The incoming president of the University of Memphis should name his provost or chief academic officer this week as he prepares to take office May 16.

M. David Rudd was appointed president of the city’s largest institution of higher learning last week by the Tennessee Board of Regents.

4. Regents Approve Rudd as University of Memphis President -

David Rudd, provost of the University of Memphis, was approved Thursday, May 1, as the next president of the city’s largest higher education institution.

5. Regents Approve Rudd as University of Memphis President -

David Rudd, provost of the University of Memphis, was approved Thursday, May 1, as the next president of the city’s largest higher education institution.

6. Rudd Recommended As New U of M President -

David Rudd, currently the provost of the University of Memphis, is being recommended by Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor John Morgan to be the next president of the city’s largest institution of higher education.

7. University of Memphis Provost Kicks Off President Interviews -

David Rudd began with the obvious this week, as the four finalists to become the next president of the University of Memphis began individual sessions with faculty, students and staff at the city’s largest institution of higher education.

8. U of M Finalists Include Three Provosts -

The group of four finalists to become the next president of the University of Memphis includes three provosts including the university’s current provost and one former university president.

The four finalists were named last week by a search committee to the Tennessee Board of Regents, which should make its decision in the spring with the goal being to name a new president for the city’s largest institution of higher education in time for whoever is selected to begin their duties in July.

9. University of Memphis Names Four Finalists for President -

The current provost at the University of Memphis, a former president of the University of Alabama, a vice chancellor at the University of Arkansas and the provost of the College of Charleston are the four finalists to become the next president of the University of Memphis.

10. University of Memphis Begins Presidential Search -

A search committee seeking the next president of the University of Memphis plans to have a set of finalists for the position by March.

A town hall meeting on the campus of the University of Memphis Wednesday, Dec. 4, formally began the search for a permanent successor to Dr. Shirley Raines, who retired in July.

11. Lauries’ Gift Critical to University Campaign -

The new Loewenberg School of Nursing on the University of Memphis’ Park Avenue campus is already taking shape as 2013 comes to an end.

And more changes for a campus that has remained largely the same for a long time are certain to gain momentum with this week’s announcement of a $10 million gift by Bill and Nancy Laurie to University of Memphis athletics.

12. Lauries Donate $10 Million to Tiger Athletics -

A guard on the 1973 University of Memphis basketball team that played in the NCAA finals that year and his wife have made the largest gift ever to the school’s athletic department and the second largest gift ever to the school.

13. U of M Names Presidential Search Panel -

A panel of Memphians to come up with three to five finalists for the University of Memphis presidency meets for the first time Dec. 4.

The panel of 22, appointed by the Tennessee Board of Regents, is being led by attorney Greg Duckett, senior vice president and corporate counsel of Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp. and a member of the Board of Regents.

14. University of Memphis Names Presidential Search Panel -

A panel of Memphians to come up with three to five finalists for the University of Memphis presidency meets for the first time Dec. 4.

The panel of 22, appointed by the Tennessee Board of Regents, is being led by attorney Greg Duckett, senior vice president and corporate counsel of Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp. and a member of the Board of Regents.

15. Campus Connections -

The University of Memphis is in the early stages of updating its campus master plan, and it will seek input from its neighbors as it moves into its next century of higher education.

The U of M has hired the Smith Group JJR of Ann Arbor, Mich., to lead the effort with Memphis-based LRK Inc. serving as the local partner.

16. Martin Doesn’t Address Permanent Presidency Talk -

There is sentiment for University of Memphis interim president Brad Martin to drop the “interim” part of the title and become the next permanent leader of the city’s largest higher education institution.

17. Martin Sets University of Memphis Priorities -

On the first day of the academic year at The University of Memphis, Monday, Aug. 26, yoga was on the schedule of the university’s interim president, Brad Martin.

18. Martin Named Interim U of M President -

Brad Martin, the retired chairman and CEO of Saks Inc. and current chairman of the private investment firm RBM Venture Co., will be the interim president of the University of Memphis.

19. U of M President Raines Announces Retirement -

Shirley C. Raines is retiring at the end of June after 12 years as president of the University of Memphis.

Raines announced her retirement Monday, April 15. John Morgan, the chancellor of the Tennessee Board of Regents, will name an interim president for the university possibly as early as this week for the transition.

20. Dunavant Symposium Examines Public Service -

Saying there should be “good government” and there must be “ethical government” is easy.

Defining what those terms mean can be difficult especially for non-elected public administrators.

A new symposium connected to the annual Bobby Dunavant Public Service Awards aims to open a discussion about the issues of public service in practice.

21. Respecting Time -

For Clyde “Kit” Carson, the road to becoming Shelby County Jury commissioner began when he was 16 years old and looking for as much time driving a car as possible.

Then-Circuit Court Clerk Clint Crabtree, who attended the same church as Carson, hired him to work in his campaign. When Carson turned 18, Crabtree hired him to work in the office. He began as a runner retrieving files from the basement of the Shelby County Courthouse.

22. State Budget Will Include Local Medical Community -

The two biggest capital spending items in Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam’s state budget proposal are a $62 million renovation of the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center in Memphis and a new $60 million Community Health Building at the University of Memphis.

23. Degrees of Difficulty -

Leaders of the city’s five higher education institutions say they are all grappling with the issue of relevance in a changing world and economy as they compete for students with missions that make them different from one another.

24. Payne Joins Fulton CPAs as Senior Accountant -

Tarasha Payne has joined Fulton CPAs PLLC as a senior accountant in the areas of taxation, compilation and reviews, and client services. Payne has more than 15 years’ experience in the field and is working toward CPA certification. The announcement comes on the heels of big changes at the accounting firm, including new ownership and a name change from Polsgrove & Fulton. (See The Daily News’ Monday, Dec. 17, edition for more information.)

25. Johnson’s Breakout Game Sparks Resounding Victory -

Any metaphorical picture of the Tigers’ Geron Johnson requires that he hold a basketball in one hand and baggage in the other.

He can never just be another college basketball player. Too much history, too much talent, too much potential to change the fortunes of this University of Memphis season.

26. State Grant Includes Walker Ave. Improvements -

On one very hot afternoon, Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr.’s effort to break public-private development projects out of Downtown got a $1.5 million boost.

With two food delivery trucks passing by on the crowded parking lot of Garibaldi’s Pizza, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam came to the University of Memphis area Thursday, July 26, to deliver three checks from transportation enhancement grants in the Walker Avenue area where Garibaldi’s and other locally owned businesses coexist in a compact area as well as the fourth phase of the Wolf River Greenway in North Memphis and the Highway 61 Blues Trail project.

27. Haslam Awards Trans Grants, Visits Frayser School -

During a day in West Tennessee Thursday, July 26, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam talked about higher education on the campus of the University of Memphis-Lambuth campus in Jackson and dropped in on preparations for the first day of classes next month at Corning Achievement Elementary School.

28. Tuition Hike Comes As Funding Restrictions Could Ease -

Tuition increases for the fall approved last week by the Tennessee Board of Regents come as years of tight funding by the state for colleges, universities and community colleges may be about to ease.

29. Tuition Hikes Coming to U of M, STCC in Fall -

The Tennessee Board of Regents approved Friday, June 29, a tuition increase starting with the fall semester at the 46 state higher education institutions it governs.

The board, which governs all state universities except the University of Tennessee system, approved tuition and fee rate increases between 3.4 percent and 7.2 percent during a meeting at Southwest Tennessee Community College.

30. Chronicle Article Brings to Light Academic Concerns at U of M -

Dasmine Cathey is better known now than he ever was as a player on the University of Memphis football team.

Cathey’s on-again, off-again pursuit of passing grades and academic eligibility at the university is told in “The Education of Dasmine Cathey,” an article in the Chronicle of Higher Education by reporter Brad Wolverton.

31. U of M Adds Iconic Symbols to Campus -

As workers began adding the platforms to the Beale Street Landing project on the city’s riverfront over the weekend, on the other end of the riverfront, workers prepared to move the Ramesses statue from the front of The Pyramid.

32. Memphis Excellence In Fundraising Pitches -

Here are the ABCs of making a fundraising pitch. Keep it short, clear and simple. Tell people what you are raising money for and how their gift will make an impact.

Here’s a local example. Returning to our workout program means, for us, returning to the Fogelman Downtown YMCA. Before we could even get in the door we knew fundraising was in full swing. We saw a more-than-life-sized fundraising “thermometer” and the names of people and families who had donated as we entered the facility.

33. Determine Your Organization’s Economic Impact -

For every dollar invested into your institution what is the return to Memphis and the region? Is there a social impact? Political impact? Economic impact? How do you measure it? What do you track? These are questions to ask as you consider how to make the case for giving and investing in the nonprofits you are involved with.

34. AIA Honors Industry’s Local Activity -

Despite hard times, there has been a whirlwind of activity in Memphis’ design community over the past year.

That’s the message Josh Flowers, general counsel at Hnedak Bobo Group Inc. and president of the Memphis Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, gave Saturday, March 31, at the annual Celebration of Architecture Gala and 2012 Design Awards at Circuit Playhouse, 66 S. Cooper St.

35. U of M Lands Big East Invitation -

It got done. Not on the timetable originally envisioned and not without much angst along the way. But that’s old news overtaken by better news:

As of July 1, 2013, the University of Memphis will officially be a competitor in the Big East.

36. 100 Years of Higher Learning -

You can find the origins of the University of Memphis in the 19th century – the 19th Century Club, that is.

It’s because the idea for the institution took root more than 100 years ago among a group of women who were members of the service and philanthropy group that still exists today.

37. Fuente Looks to Turn Tigers Around -

The next phase of University of Memphis football officially began Thursday, Dec. 8. That’s when 35-year-old Justin Fuente, co-offensive coordinator at Texas Christian University, told media and fans gathered at an on-campus press conference, “This is going to be Memphis’ team. … I don’t care what school you went to, you live in the city, I want this to be your team.”

38. Fuente Looks to Turn Tigers Around -

The next phase of University of Memphis football officially began Thursday, Dec. 8.

That’s when 35-year-old Justin Fuente, co-offensive coordinator at Texas Christian University, told media and fans gathered at an on-campus press conference, “This is going to be Memphis’ team. … I don’t care what school you went to, you live in the city, I want this to be your team.”

39. Memphis to Introduce TCU’s Fuente as Football Coach -

The University of Memphis has confirmed it has named TCU co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Justin Fuente the Tigers’ head football coach.

It is the first head coaching job for the 35-year-old Tulsa, Okla., native, who has spent the past five years on TCU’s staff under Horned Frogs’ head coach Gary Patterson. Before being named co-offensive coordinator in 2009, Fuente was the team’s running backs coach.

40. Memphis Hires Search Firm to Help Find New Coach -

The University of Memphis has hired Eastman and Beaudine Management Consultants to help the search committee find a new football coach.

The university announced Tuesday, Nov. 29, that U of M President Shirley Raines and the search committee picked the sports firm to help identify candidates for the job that opened up when Memphis fired Larry Porter on Sunday, Nov. 27, after going 3-21 in his two seasons.

41. U of M Hires Search Firm to Help Find New Coach -

MEMPHIS (AP) – Memphis has hired Eastman and Beaudine Management Consultants to help the search committee find a new football coach.

The university announced Tuesday, Nov. 29, that President Shirley Raines and the Search Committee picked the sports firm to help identify candidates for the job that opened up when Memphis fired Larry Porter on Sunday after going 3-21 in his two seasons.

42. U of M Seeks Football Coach, AD -

The University of Memphis finds itself searching for not only a new football coach but a new athletic director as well now that the Tigers football season is over.

University president Dr. Shirley Raines said the school’s goal is to hire a replacement for fired Tigers football coach Larry Porter “as soon as possible” and begin the process of picking a replacement for retiring athletic director R.C. Johnson by the spring semester.

43. Tigers’ Dreadful Season Finally Coming to End -

The Memphis fan walked up the tunnel and into Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, looked at the scoreboard, saw 13:43 remaining in the first quarter and a “7” under “Herd,” and he cussed.

“They scored already?” the man complained to a bystander, then added with a sigh, “That’s Tiger football.”

44. University of Memphis Plans Tiger Blue Goes Green Day -

The University of Memphis is taking a step in the “green” direction with its annual Tiger Blue Goes Green Day. The event, which is part of a national campaign called the Electric Vehicle Project, will be held Oct. 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the student plaza. In case of rain, the event will be held in the Michael D. Rose Theatre.

45. State, Local Leaders Tout New ED Direction -

Local economic development leaders told Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam this week that they are ready to make the transition from one five-year economic development to another.

And state economic development commissioner Bill Hagerty said the state will remain able to respond to out-of-state prospects for jobs, but will “double down” on its ability to assist existing businesses in the state to expand.

46. U of M Earth Day Program to Feature Green Internships -

Funded in 2010 by the student Green Fee – adopted by the University of Memphis student body in 2007 – the “Green Internship” program will highlight green internships, which began this spring when 12 of 22 applicants were selected for positions.

47. Jeremy Park Honored by MILE Program -

The fourth class of the Memphis Institute for Leadership Education (MILE) Mentoring Program will hold its graduation program and award certificates to over 130 MILE participants at the University of Memphis Friday.

48. Haslam Says $10M Research Funding an ‘Investment’ -

University of Memphis president Dr. Shirley Raines couldn’t have picked a more ironic time to lose her voice last week.

49. Research Consortium Tops Haslam’s Memphis Visit -

With his first state of the state address delivered to the Tennessee Legislature Monday, Gov. Bill Haslam now takes the message on the road this week with a series of stops including one Thursday on the University of Memphis campus.

50. Haslam Chimes in on Local Issues -

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has a warning about his developing set of regional economic development strategies.

“The days where government was able to be seen as somebody who was always giving something are gone, quite frankly,” Haslam told a group of 40 business and civic leaders at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law. “They’re gone for at least the foreseeable future.”

51. Mayahi Charged With Turning Tiger Blue Into Green -

When Amelia Mayahi was a college student, even though her passion was environmental sustainability, there was no degree program available in the topic.

Now that she is sustainability coordinator at the University of Memphis, she is working with faculty to make sure students who are passionate about sustainability have the opportunity to make it part of their educations. Her goal is for the university to add a minor degree in sustainability.

52. U of M Goes Green With Environmental Fair -

The University of Memphis is showing off its green stripes on campus Tuesday with its third annual environmental awareness fair.

Dubbed “Tiger Blue Goes Green,” the event will bring in campus and community groups offering information, displays, and even places to recycle cell phones and other items. All of this is intended to celebrate and publicize the university’s commitment to eco-friendly policies, with an emphasis on “green jobs.”

53. Memphis Researchers Enter World of High Speed -

A scientist researching new antibiotic therapies brought 10-gigabit-per-second technology to life with a “little movie of a molecule” Tuesday for the inauguration of the Memphis Coalition for Advanced Networking (MCAN).

54. Endowment Emphasizes Sustainability -

The Fogelman name is synonymous with Memphis business and real estate.

Not only is it affixed to some of the most successful companies in town – Fogelman Management Group and Fogelman Investment Co. – the name also adorns the University of Memphis’ business school and its executive conference center.

55. Fogelman Endowment a Nod to Sustainability -

The Fogelman name is synonymous with Memphis business and real estate.

Not only is it affixed to some of the most successful companies in town – Fogelman Management Group and Fogelman Investment Co. – the name also adorns the University of Memphis’ business school and its executive conference center.

56. Gift to FCBE to Fund U of M Real Estate Chair -

The Fogelman College of Business and Economics at the University of Memphis on Wednesday will announce a “major gift that will fund an important new initiative” at the school.

“The initiative involves a new program in sustainable real estate and an endowed chair of excellence for that program,” according to a release. “Focusing on this area makes sense, as, among other things, real estate accounts for 33 percent of energy consumption and 33 percent of carbon dioxide emissions.”

57. University of Memphis Receives Plough Grant -

The University of Memphis has received a $1.32 million grant from the Plough Foundation that will go toward its “Campaign for Accreditation” of its new school of public health.

The goal for the campaign is $7.75 million.

58. Bornblum Honored with New Southwest Library -

The Bert Bornblum Library, a new 69,300-square-foot building at Southwest Tennessee Community College’s Macon Cove campus, was named in a ceremony earlier this month.

Among the speakers was John Farris of the Tennessee Board of Regents, who explained that the naming of Board of Regents-governed facilities is a serious matter.  

59. Candidates Gibbons, Kyle Float Opposing Higher Ed Reforms -

The two Memphians in the 2010 race for Tennessee governor so far have charted very different proposals for higher education.

As all of the candidates in the Democratic and Republican parties work to build name recognition across the state, along with their campaign war chests, Bill Gibbons and Jim Kyle have added higher education pledges.

60. U of M’s Raines Appointed To Southern Regional Education Board -

Dr. Shirley C. Raines has been appointed to the Southern Regional Education Board by Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen. Raines, president of the University of Memphis, will serve a four-year term.

61. Out of Bounds -

The August report from the NCAA calls him “student-athlete 1.” Everyone but the NCAA and the University of Memphis calls him Derrick Rose.

62. Events -

The Memphis Lawyers’ Chapter and University of Memphis Law School Student Chapter of the Federalist Society will hold a seminar today from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, 3715 Central Ave. Steven J. Mulroy and Christopher Green will present “A Constitution Day Debate: Living Constitution vs. Original Intent.” To register, call Greg Grisham at 527-0214.

63. Carter Takes Helm of U of M’s Law Alumni Board -

Richard Carter, director and shareholder of the Memphis law firm of Martin, Tate, Morrow & Marston PC, in July took office as president of the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law’s Alumni board of directors, which works with its members and area clubs to support and advance the mission of the law school.

64. Events -

The Greater Memphis Chamber will present the third breakfast meeting in its Human Health Series today from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at The Crescent Club, 6075 Poplar Ave. The meeting is free to members and prospective members. For reservations, contact Ericka Milford at emilford@memphischamber.com or 543-3518.

65. Events -

The Madison Hotel will kick off its fall rooftop cigar series, “Smoking Up High: High-Class, Low Key,” today from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the hotel, 79 Madison Ave. The event will feature selections of cigars from Havana Mix Cigar Shop, a cash bar and a special rooftop terrace menu. The series will run through November. Reservations are recommended, as capacity is limited. For reservations, call 333-1223.

66. Highland Hip -

The Highland strip is growing a skyline. The Stratum on Highland Street, a five-story apartment complex, was the first new structure west of the University of Memphis to sprout last August on the storied commercial strip itself.

67. Leadership Memphis To Honor Grads, Advocates -

Leadership Memphis will host its annual celebration May 5 at the Memphis Cook Convention Center with a reception starting at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. The annual event will honor thegroup’s next graduating classes and also recognize prominent Memphis community advocates, including University of Memphis president Dr. Shirley Raines, the United Way of the Mid-South and 2006 Leadership Memphis graduate Melvin Lee.

68. Smith Chosen as Dean For U of M Law School -

Dr. Kevin Smith has been appointed dean at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, according to an e-mail Monday from University of Memphis Provost Dr. Ralph Faudree.

69. Events -

The University of Memphis will host an invitation-only economic forum today from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at The Zone at the FedEx Institute of Technology, 365 Innovation Drive. The forum, titled “A National Perspective on Economic Issues: The Intersection of Wall Street, Main Street and Pennsylvania Avenue,” will feature U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn.; Greg Gonzales, commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Financial Institutions; and Dr. Shirley Raines, president of the University of Memphis.

70. Events -

The University of Memphis will hold Sustainable Technologies Awareness Day today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Student Plaza adjacent to the Administration Building. The campus-wide event will encourage environmental awareness. U of M president Dr. Shirley Raines will kick off the event at 9:30 a.m. For more information, contact Dr. Marian Levy at 678-4514 or mlevy@memphis.edu.

71. Events -

Memphis College of Art will present “Control and Collaboration,” a multimedia project presentation, today at noon in the Callicott Auditorium on campus, 1930 Poplar Ave. There will be a discussion about the balance between individual control and group collaboration in the creation of new multimedia projects. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.mca.edu.

72. U of M Begins Intermodal Safety Center -

The University of Memphis has created the “CN – E. Hunter Harrison Center for Intermodal Safety and Emergency Preparedness” thanks to a $1 million donation by Canadian National Railway Co.

The new center falls under the U of M’s Intermodal Freight Transportation Institute (IFTI), which is housed within the university’s Herff College of Engineering. The center will address issues “related to the preparedness for and recovery from natural and manmade disasters within the intermodal freight transportation industry,” according to a release issued by the university.

73. Settlement Funds To Honor Cauley -

It was the kind of gathering you normally wouldn’t associate with the settlement of a class action case involving urethane.

Several hours in advance of the hearing before Circuit Court Judge Jerry Stokes last week, some of those who would benefit from the settlement gathered at the Glassman, Edwards, Wade & Wyatt PC law firm across from Court Square in Downtown.

74. Regents Committee Seeks 6 Percent Tuition Jump -

A Tennessee Board of Regents committee recommended Tuesday that tuition increase by 7 percent at the University of Memphis and by 6 percent at the system’s other four-year universities this fall.

The board’s finance committee also voted to increase tuition by 6 percent at community colleges and technology centers, and by 14 percent at the University of Memphis’ law school.

75. China, U of M Relationship Continues With Health Care Visit -

The University of Memphis this week began forging another tie with China, hosting a delegation of 19 health care officials from as many far-flung regions of the world’s most populous nation. They are spending three weeks in West Tennessee learning about American health care, particularly in rural areas.

76. Moore Signs Off As WUMR's 'Navigator' -

Harrel "The Navigator" Moore has a voice that makes it seem like he was born to be a disc jockey on a late night jazz radio station, soothing listeners' ears as he introduces the next song.

"Time to call your friends, neighbors and even your enemies as you join me for this fabulous cruise, as we board this luxury liner and we cruise the high seas," Moore would tell his listeners at the beginning of the show, as his theme music played softly in the background.

77. While U of M-Area TIF Passes, It's Still a Bone of Contention -

Shelby County Commissioners this week put in place the final piece of the structure for a Tax Increment Financing (TIF) plan for the University of Memphis area.

The ordinance creating a Redevelopment Trust Fund passed on a 9-2-1 vote on third and final reading. The same ordinance was expected to win final approval Tuesday from the Memphis City Council.

78. Commissioners Squabble Over TIFs -

A Shelby County Board of Commissioners tiff over TIF (tax increment funding) wasn't completely settled by Monday's votes in favor of a set of four joint city-county measures.

The three resolutions and one ordinance, which was passed on the first of three readings, set the stage for a TIF zone on Highland Street south of Central Avenue - the University Neighborhood Development Corp. Highland Row Area.

79. U of M's Confucius Institute Strengthens China Ties -

He might be a 75th-generation descendant of the famous Chinese philosopher and teacher Confucius, but University of Memphis geography professor Dr. Hsiang-te Kung is more concerned with his native country's future than its past.

80. Baptist Health CareDonates $2M to U of M -      Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp. has made a $2 million gift to the University of Memphis, which will be distributed to expand and enhance the university's nursing and audiology speech language program.
  

81. U of M EnrollmentReported at 20K+ -      Overall enrollment for the fall at the University of Memphis is 20,379 students, the school reported last week. Of that figure, 15,802 are undergraduates, 3,277 are seeking master's degrees, 889 are doctoral students and

82. New Stadium Issue Delayed by Council -

The City Council's Parks Committee Tuesday delayed discussion of a consultant's report on a new or renovated Mid-South Fairgrounds stadium until December. The committee action came with little discussion as the Herenton administration made public the draft report.

83. 'Connect the Dots' -

A longtime transportation company is helping a pair of nascent transportation centers hit the ground running.

The DeHart Group, whose roots date back six generations to 1884, has donated $100,000 to support the University of Memphis' newly formed Center for Intermodal Freight Transportation Studies (CIFTS) and Center for Advanced Intermodal Technologies (CAIT).

84. New Architecture Program Gathers Steam at U of M -

Since he arrived at the University of Memphis a decade ago, architecture professor Michael Hagge has been trying to establish a master of architecture (M.Arch) at the school.

Hagge, director of the architecture department, knew the degree would give the U of M a distinct advantage when recruiting or retaining students and preparing them to become architects.

85. Mandle Named DirectorOf FedEx Institute -      Shaye R. Mandle has been named the executive director of the FedEx Institute of Technology at the University of Memphis. He will begin work July 31.
     He comes to the university from the S

86. A Symbiotic Relationship -

University of Memphis undergraduate Candice Smoots soon will be using about $200,000 worth of high-tech medical equipment that belongs to the InMotion Musculoskeletal Institute.

Smoots, a senior biology major, works in the Integrated Microscopy Center (IMC) at the U of M, and is exactly the type of student the equipment was meant for when InMotion decided to place it at the university, said Sharon Frase, associate director of the IMC.

87. U of M Taps NY Times Co. ExecTo Fill New VP Position -      Robert "Bob" Eoff has been selected to fill the newly created office of vice president for communications, public relations and marketing at the University of Memphis.
     Eoff, who will beg

88. U of M Hosts Women'sHistory Month Events -      In celebration of March being Women's History Month, the University of Memphis will hold a series of events throughout the month.
     The U of M also will hold its first Women's History Mon

89. Cook Systems, U of MCollaborate to Grow Work Force -      Memphis-based Cook Systems International Inc. and the University of Memphis have teamed to grow the area's high-tech work force.
     Cook Systems' CollegeCareerCorps is a program that integr

90. Second Phase of U of MMillington Center Opens -      The second phase of the University of Memphis' Millington Center will open Friday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at noon.
     The second phase of the facility, at 6500 Navy Road in Millingt

91. Highland Area Continues Renewal Efforts -

St. Luke's United Methodist Church on Highland Street long has been a champion for the revitalization movement that is fervently at work in the Highland Strip area near the University of Memphis.

The church recently made it official by forming the Highland Area Renewal Corp. (HARC). HARC is a nonprofit organization that will include faith-based organizations and contributions from the community to help support the enclave's renewal. The area consists of all of the neighborhoods along Highland Street, such as Normal and East Buntyn, said pastor Mark Matheny.

92. Shops at Highland Development Near University of Memphis Moves Forward -

Although he doesn't own a crystal ball, Josh Poag said he hopes to see The Shops at Highland University on the Highland Strip positively influence the area surrounding the University of Memphis.

Poag, executive vice president of Memphis-based real estate firm Poag & McEwen Lifestyle Centers, once lived in the area and said he thinks the community around the university is a great neighborhood with a lot of potential.

93. Former Mayor Hackett Tapped For CEO Post at Children's Museum -

Richard C. "Dick" Hackett has been named chief executive officer (CEO) of the Children's Museum of Memphis. Hackett officially will take office July 17. Hackett served as mayor of Memphis from 1982 to 1992. He also served as senior vice president at ALSAC, the fundraising arm of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, for nine years after his mayoral term.

94. Events -

The Memphis BioWorks Development Council meets today from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the University of Memphis Fogelman Executive Center, 330 Innovation Drive. Jim Phillips, president and CEO of Luminetx, is the guest speaker. Cost is $20. Contact Mike Demster at 543-3570.

95. Events -

The Women's Foundation for a Greater Memphis presents "Empower Your Future with Financial Planning" today from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Community Foundation, 1900 Union Ave. Cost is $25, which includes lunch. Visit www.wfgm.org or contact Teresa Cheeks at 578-9346 to register.

96. Get Ready: ADDY Awards Coming Your Way Saturday -

Feb. 20

U.S. Rep. Harold Ford Jr., D-Memphis, hosts a campaign lunch rally at 11:30 a.m. in the Grand Ballroom of the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. U.S. Senator Barack Obama, D-Illinois, is the special guest. Call 259-7163 or 201-1929 for details.

97. Archived Article: Events - Kiesewetter Wise hosts a Labor & Employment Law Conference today and Friday at the Hilton Hotel, 939 Ridge Lake Blvd

Kiesewetter Wise Kaplan Prather PLC hosts a Labor & Employment Law Conference today and Friday at the Hilton Memphis, 939...

98. Archived Article: Events - The Memphis Area Home Builders Association hosts its first general membership mixer from 4:30 p

The Memphis Area Home Builders Association hosts its first general membership mixer from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. today at the MAHBA offices, 776 N. German...

99. Archived Article: This Week - Candidates Fair Held at Central Library

Hope House 5K Set for Shelby Farms

Nov. 23

The Memphis City Council meets at 3:30 p.m. at City Hall, 125 N. Main St., first floor. Call 576-6786. Nov. 25

The Memphis Runners Track Club presents the...

100. Archived Article: Market Briefs - The Association of Fundraising Professionals meets with the Planned Giving Council of Memphis from 9:45 a

The Association of Fundraising Professionals and Planned Giving Council of Memphis joint meeting starts at 9:45 a.m. Tuesday at Memphis Univ...