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Affiliates and Community Partners

Our students gain valuable experience and connections within the College and University as well as the Memphis community through academic affiliates and community collaborations.

Academic Affiliates

  • WUMR-U92 FM is the U of M's campus radio station. The only exclusively jazz outlet in the Metro Memphis area, WUMR offers a mix of contemporary and traditional jazz, as well as a sampling of fusion, Blues, Latin and new age Jazz. The station also serves the Mid-South with unique educational, sports and community service programming.
  • The Daily Helmsman is the U of M's independent student newspaper. An extension of the Department of Journalism, the Helmsman employs a paid staff of about 30 students and three full-time professionals. Editorial decisions are made by student editors, and except for a contribution from the Student Activity Fee, the Helmsman is financially independent. The fee provides free issues to students, faculty and staff at 70 locations each day.
  • The Teen Appeal is a city-wide high school newspaper produced monthly by Shelby County Schools students. Funded by a generous grant from the Scripps Howard Foundation, the program brings students to campus to learn reporting, writing, multimedia production, and other journalism skills. The Commercial Appeal prints and distributes the monthly newspaper.
  • The Marcus W. Orr Center for the Humanities, located in the College of Arts and Sciences, has supported and collaborated with CCFA in many ways, most notably by sponsoring lectures, discussions and lunch box performances in the Department of Theatre & Dance. Founded to encourage interdisciplinary humanities research and teaching, the Center's interest lies in building community through shared intellectual exchange.

Community Collaborations

Adopted Collaborations



The Daily Helmsman

The Teen Appeal

Marcus W. Orr Center for the Humanities

American Institute of Architects

Voices of the South

Overton High School

Colonial Middle School

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