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The results are in: after reviewing more than 200 suggestions sent in by faculty, staff and students, the University's centennial time capsule committee has selected the items listed below for the 2012 installment.

2012 centennial time capsule contents

  • Centennial Kick-off Program
  • Centennial T-shirt
  • University of Memphis Magazine - Summer 2011 (Centennial edition) + Fall 2011
  • University of Memphis lapel pin
  • Centennial lapel pin
  • University of Memphis Strategic Plan
  • “Express Yourself” Recruitment Materials (collateral and videos)
  • Demographic fact sheet (to include cost of tuition, fees, and housing)
  • The Phantom of the Opera program
  • 2012 Black History Month poster
  • 2012 Diversity Calendar
  • “This Week” article from Howard Dean/Fred Thompson political discussion
  • Map of University campus
  • Photograph of Dr. Raines
  • 2011-2012 List of Student RSO’s
  • Pictures of Tom III
  • “Tigers around Town” pictures (each of the 100 Tigers plus an explanation of the project)
  • List of 100 Women who impacted the University's first century
  • Respect Yourself campaign button, bookmark and event list
  • Daily Helmsman issues
    • Welcome issue for 2011-2012 school year
    • First issue of the Spring Semester (Centennial Birthday Party)
    • Issue honoring Stan Bronson
  • Picture & program from Lambuth Flag raising
  • Centennial history books
    • Dreamers, Thinkers, Doers
    • Centennial picture book
  • Parking pass (hang tag)
  • Menu from restaurant in the UC (Tigers of Memphis)
  • University of Memphis planner with significant dates written in it
  • Social media screen shots – Facebook, Twitter
  • Recorded testimonies of "What U of M Means To Me"
  • Picture of clay rendering of sculpture with biography of the artist
  • 2011-2012 Parent Calendar
  • Personal letters from students – what they hope for the future!
    • Written by current Freshman to Freshman in future?
    • Current Seniors written to Seniors in the future
  • Program from 2011 Student Convocation
  • Program from 2011 Faculty Convocation
  • Program from 2011 Spring Commencement
  • Money – examples of paper bills and coins
  • Athletics
    • Press release of invitation to join the Big East
    • Photo (5”x7”) of Times Square in NYC advertising the University's admission to the Big East conference
    • Conference USA Championship T-shirt
    • 2011-2012 Men’s basketball schedule
    • 2011-2012 Women’s basketball schedule
    • Pictures of athletic venues – Liberty Bowl, Forum, etc.
    • Basketball ticket from C-USA tournament (championship game) with Coach Pastner’s signature
    • Retro basketball jersey
    • Deck of coach and players cards
  • Technology
    • To hold digital files of hard copies in capsule
      • CD
      • Flash Drive (Tiger branding)
      • iPad + charger
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