VOL. 131 | NO. 222 | Monday, November 7, 2016
Manager Shildt Promoted to Cardinals’ Staff
Mike Shildt, who managed the Memphis Redbirds during the 2015 and 2016 seasons, has been promoted to the uniformed position of quality control coach with the St. Louis Cardinals, the organization announced.
Shildt served as manager with the Redbirds in 2015 and 2016 after managing three years with rookie-level Johnson City (2009-11) and three seasons with Double-A Springfield (2012-14). Shildt has spent every year since 2004 in the Cardinals organization.
The Redbirds went 73-71 in Shildt’s first season in 2015 and 65-77 this past season. Shildt’s 100th win as Redbirds skipper came on June 13, and he served as a coach for the Pacific Coast League’s All-Star squad in July’s Triple-A All-Star Game in his hometown of Charlotte, N.C.
The seventh manager in the history of the Redbirds will be announced in the coming months.
Shildt and the Cardinals will return to AutoZone Park for a “Battle of the Birds” exhibition game on March 30. Visit memphisredbirds.com/battleofthebirds for details and tickets.
– Don Wade
‘Eye On the Struggle’ Author to Speak at Hooks Institute
James McGrath Morris, winner of the 2015 Hooks Institute National Book Award for his biography “Eye On the Struggle: Ethel Payne, the First Lady of the Black Press,” will speak at the University of Memphis’ Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change on Nov. 15.
The National Book Award lecture and signing will begin with a reception at 5:30 p.m., followed by the lecture at 6 p.m. in the University Center River Room on campus. The event is free and open to the public.
Morris will discuss his award-winning book about Ethel Payne, one of the key figures of the African-American press, who was a reporter and White House correspondent for the Chicago Defender during the civil rights movement.
The event is co-sponsored by the African-American Studies Program, Department of English, Department of History, Department of Journalism and Strategic Media, Department of Sociology and the Marcus W. Orr Center for the Humanities.
Throughout the year, the University of Memphis and the Hooks Institute hold a series of events designed to bring students, faculty and staff from the University together with members of the Memphis community to address issues of social justice and change. For more information about these events, visit memphis.edu/benhooks/events/index.php.
– Don Wade
Former MPD Deputy Director Tapped for UTHSC Police Chief
Retired Memphis Police Department Deputy Director Anthony Berryhill has been tapped as the new chief of police for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Memphis campus.
Berryhill had been with the MPD since 1984, retiring in December 2015. He had been second in command to former MPD Director Toney Armstrong, who now serves as director of security for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
In his role as chief of police at UTHSC, Berryhill will be responsible for providing command and patrol services to about 50 buildings on campus, an area that represents roughly 75 acres. He will also supervise more than 60 police officers, security officers and staff of the UTHSC Campus Police Department, as well as the UTHSC Parking Authority, which is operational 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Berryhill will also serve as the UTHSC liaison to local law enforcement agencies, including the Memphis Police Department, Shelby County Sheriff’s Office and security personnel for the Memphis Veteran’s Administration Hospital, Regional One Health System, Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital and Methodist University Hospital. And Berryhill will play a role with the growth strategy for the Memphis Medical District Collaborative.
– Andy Meek
Ten-X: Memphis 3rd Best Market for Industrial Investors
The strength of the Memphis MSA industrial market has made it the third best market in the U.S. for investment buyers, according to a new report from online real estate transaction firm Ten-X LLC.
The Tex-X report points to limited supply of industrial product and rising effective rents, among other factors.
Rent growth will accelerate each year through 2018, according to Tex-X research, with net operating income averaging roughly 2.7 percent per year through 2019.
– Daily News staff