September 22 | 5 PM
Walk-a-Mile in Her Shoes
Hosted by Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Coalition & Police Services
Ramesses II Statue
All are welcome to join us walk against domestic and dating violence. Throw a pair of high heels on, if able, and meet us at Ramesses II Statue on Central Avenue to listen to campus and community members speak on the importance of supporting survivors of interpersonal violence. Afterwards, we will journey down Central and around the neighboring streets before making our way back to campus. Signs supporting survivors and heels will be available at the event.
While this walk has traditionally focused on men and boys to show up and show allyship to survivors of interpersonal violence, it has grown to be inclusive so that we can all be supportive of survivors no matter their gender identity or expression.
In 2001, Frank Baird organized the first Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event to raise awareness regarding sexual assault and rape, as well as, making a statement that these were not solely women’s issues. And that to end sexual assault and violence everyone needs to be involved in this issue. When WAM came to Memphis it was a strictly community event ran by the Memphis Area Women’s council. Due to limited coverage and photographs we do not have the exact number of participants from the early marches. This event has greatly increased the amount of student involvement since its relocation to the university and involvement with university organizations.
September 22 | 8 - 11 PM
Dive in Cinema
Hosted by Campus Recreation and Student Activities Council
R. Brad Martin Student Wellness Center Outdoor Leisure Pool
Watch Thor: Love and Thunder as you lounge in the pool under the stars! Free popcorn!
September 22 | 7 PM
Ricky Doc's Traveling Medicine Show
Hosted by English Department
Check your troubles because Arthur Flowers is bringing Rickydoc's Travelling Medicine Show to the Stax Museum. Join us September 22nd at 7pm for this event. Then, September 23rd, Mr. Flowers will also be giving a craft talk in Patterson 456 at 12pm open to the public. Arthur Flowers is a Memphis novelist, essayist, blues-infused performance artist, and practitioner of Literary Hoodoo. Flowers, who served as the director of the Harlem Writers Workshop and professor in the Syracuse MFA program, will be headlining a free performance of literary theater in the oral tradition with spoken word, storytelling, dance, music, and ritual with a group of creative collaborators.
September 23 | 5 PM
A Conversation with Denys Cowan
Hosted by the Helen Hardin Honors College
Join us as we meet Denys Cowan, the founder of Milestone Media, senior vice president of BET, and animator/illustrator of credits such as Black Racer, Deathstroke, Black Lighting and Hong Kong Phooey, Batman: Lovers and Madmen, Blind Justice, Black Panther: Flags of our Fathers, The Question, Hardware, and Static. Most well known is his animated series Static Shock.
Memphis Football v. North Texas
Join Memphis Football as they take on North Texas Saturday, September 24, 2022. As a reminder all parking passes and tickets are digital. Parking passes are limited so get yours today!
September 29 | 7:30 PM
Choral Sampler featuring University Singers, Chamber Choir, Mazi and Tigerchor
Hosted by School of Music
Harris Concert Hall
Don’t miss the annual CHORAL SAMPLER, a once-a-year opportunity to hear all four choirs in the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music. Audiences will experience artistry from Tigerchor, Mazi, Chamber Choir, and University Singers. Conducted by Drs. Francis Cathlina, Ryan Fisher, and Emily Frizzell, this concert promises to be a choral extravaganza of moving performances.
September 29 | 9 AM
Discover Your Major Day
Hosted by the Academic Counseling Center
50+ academic departments will be available to discuss majors, minors and other opportunities.
October 2 | 7:30 PM
University of Memphis Opera Showcase
Hosted by School of Music
Harris Concert Hall
Spend the evening with the talented singers of UofM Opera as they perform arias and ensembles from your favorite operatic classics and new selections from groundbreaking composers. Free admission.
October 4 | 7:30 PM
Southern Comfort Jazz Orchestra presents The Color of Jazz
Hosted by School of Music
Harris Concert Hall
Experience the many colors and hues of jazz presented by the University of Memphis Southern Comfort Jazz Orchestra and 901 Jazz. The many colors of jazz from Duke and Fletcher Henderson to the contemporary works of Maria Schneider and Bob Brookmeyer. Come hear the power of the premiere 18 piece jazz orchestra or the University of Memphis.
October 5 | 6:30 PM
Hosted by School of Music
Head on over to Highland Strip for one night of six concerts! The ComboNation Concert showcases the talented musical groups at the University of Memphis. Concerts will include music from multiple genres including contemporary rock and pop, to blues, jazz and classic rock. Free admission.
Tiger Safety Tip from Police Services
If a stranger approaches you asking for monetary help, contact Police Services who will connect them to available resources.
Tiger Escort Tiger Safety
Tiger Escort is a personal escort program staffed by students to enhance the safety of persons on campus in the evening. There is no need to walk alone and we heavily encourage use of Tiger Escort if you aren't walking in a group. Normal hours for the Fall and Spring semesters are 6:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. seven days a week. To request an escort you should call 678.4663 (678.HOME).
While Tiger Escort cannot utilize the golf carts south of the railroad tracks, the service is still available for students needing an escort from South Hall, the Campus Recreation Center, etc. Just call the Tiger Escort number or request the service via the LiveSafe app, and an escort on foot or a Campus Police car will come right over.
After Tiger Escort hours, Police Services provides escorts until dawn, however response time may be dependent upon officer availability. (Note: Use of the escort program as a "taxi" for convenience rather than safety is discouraged, e.g. multiple people wanting a ride because it is raining. Use in this manner detracts from the ability to provide other services. Please do NOT call for an escort after dawn, as Police Service's normal duties restrict them from providing service after that time.)
For more information on Tiger Escort or the LiveSafe app, please visit Police Services.
Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium Hiring!
Want to be an integral part of the game day experience? Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium in partnership with Andy Frain Services is hiring 20-30 individuals to act as ticket pedestal leads. The pay is $13/hr with an expected 3-4 hours per game. All workers receive free parking.
Student Planners Now Available
Looking for a way to organize you schedule? The Dean of Students Office is providing free student planners. Stop by today to grab one while supplies last!
Mr. & Ms. University of Memphis Applications
It's that time of the year! The Student Government Association is accepting applications from Seniors that plan to graduate in May 2023, December 2023, and August 2023. APPLICATIONS CLOSE SEPTEMBER 21st! If you have any questions please contact SGA Vice President, Ansley Ecker, email@example.com.
Student Ambassador Board Applications Open
The Student Ambassador Board (SAB) serves as a representation of the University of Memphis Alumni Association and the University of Memphis. SAB meets monthly to discuss board business and volunteers for Presidential and Alumni events. Additionally, SAB hosts Mudball, an annual volleyball tournament played in the mud, to raise money for the J. Wayne Johnson Memorial Scholarship, and participates in each of the University’s Commencement Ceremonies. To apply for SAB you must: Have a 2.8 cumulative GPA. Commit to serving two full years on the board. Applications will close September 30, 2022 @ 11:59 pm. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. For any questions or concerns, you can contact SAB President, Paige Foster at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Importance of Creating Your LinkedIn Profile/LinkedIn Learning Resource Tool
How to Create Your LinkedIn Profile: Create a LinkedIn Account using a professional email and a secure password. You can add various sections to your profile to showcase your skills and expertise. A complete LinkedIn profile will increase your discoverability and profile search appearances.
Tips for creating a great LinkedIn profile:
Add a professional profile photo - A good profile photo increases the credibility of your profile and helps you stand out from the crowd. Members with a profile photo on LinkedIn can get up to 21 times more profile views than members without a photo. You can also add a background image to personalize your profile.
Make your headline stand out – Your headline is created when you add your positions to your profile. However, you can re-write it to either promote an area of expertise or to let your personality shine through. The About section of your profile should express your mission, motivation, and skills to people who view your profile. Ideally, you should limit the text to one or two paragraphs while completing this section. You can use bullet points if you’re not comfortable with writing paragraphs.
Add your relevant work and education experiences – You should keep the profile updated with curricular, co-curricular, and professional experiences that align with your current career goals. You can also add media samples to provide quick access to your work portfolio.
Add relevant skills – A list of relevant skills on your profile helps you showcase your abilities to other members, like your colleagues and recruiters. It helps other's understand your strengths. Once you add your skills, your connections can endorse them. If someone endorses your skills, it will increase the likelihood of you being discovered for opportunities related to the skills you possess.
Request recommendations from your connections - A recommendation is written to recognize or commend a connection, such as a colleague, business partner, or student. There’s no limit to the number of recommendations you can request for. Once you accept a recommendation written by a connection, it becomes visible to your network by default. You can also hide recommendations that you think don’t suit your professional goals.
Use your profile strength meter to gauge the strength of your profile. Once you’ve created and updated different sections of your profile, you can begin sharing your public profile with your wider network. Your public profile is a simplified version of your complete LinkedIn profile that shows up in search engines and is visible to everyone. You can promote your profile to show up better in search engine results by creating a personal URL. You can also create a badge for your public profile that you can add to your online resume, blog, or website from the Public profile settings page.
Having a profile on LinkedIn helps:
Manage your professional brand – You can define and develop how other members view your professional experience and qualifications. Since you will have complete control over your profile and its visibility, you can customize it to fit your needs. Your customized profile will help recruiters and other members understand your professional personality.
Create opportunities for you – Since people and organizations globally use LinkedIn, a LinkedIn profile will help you get noticed. An updated profile is a great way to ensure that you can be found by the right people at the right time. It’s also an excellent way to find job opportunities and connect with recruiters. Once you’ve completed your profile, you’ll be more equipped to find jobs on LinkedIn.
LinkedIn Learning is another incredible resource that you have access to through the University of Memphis. The website contains thousands of video courses covering a wide array of skills including business, professional, creative, software, and much more. Schedule an appointment with your Career Specialist for assistance building your LinkedIn Profile
Get Ready for Scheidt at the Shell: Frankenstein in Concert
It's ALIVE! Join us for a frightfully good time at this year's Scheidt at the Shell: Frankenstein in Concert. The University of Memphis Wind Ensemble will play 1931 classic movie score as the film plays on giant screens in high-definition. So grab your picnic baskets, chairs and spookiest costumes and join us for this free concert at historic Overton Shell. Come early for our costume contest and Monster Mash dance party! The competition is stiff (get it!), so make sure to go all out for the costume contest! Judging starts at 6 PM, with awards going to the best overall costume in the kid and adult divisions. Movie + music start at 6:30 PM with a 1.5 hour run time.
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