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November 2011

  • 11/4, 7PM 5th Annual True Blue 5K Run.  All Criminology and Criminal Justice students are encouraged to consider signing up for this excellent opportunity.  Start working on developing your physical abilities and improve your chances of passing landing a law enforcement job.  Registration is now open at http://trueblue5k.racesonline.com
  • 11/10, 7-8PM Meet the Author of "Outcasts United".  Warren St. John, the author of the National Bestseller, "Outcasts United," will speak at the Benjamin L. Hooks Library, 3030 Poplar Avenue.  This event is free and open to the public. 

October 2011

  • 10/08, 9AM-Noon, 315 S. Hollywood, TRACS Training.  If you have completed the application to be a TRACS mentor you must attend this training.
  • 10/15, 8:30AM-4:30PM, Fingerprint Identification and Classification Clinic.  This is an eight-hour training event to learn about fingerprint procedures.  Space is limited to 50 participants.  A certificate of completion will be provided at the end of the training.  Students with higher GPA's will be given preference.  Sign-up here!
  • 10/19, 12:00-1:00PM, Location TBA, IAFIS Presentation. Detective Clyde Gunter of the Desoto County Sheriff's Office will present on the Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS). This is a national fingerprint and criminal history system that responds to requests 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to help local, state, and federal partners, solve and prevent crime and catch criminals and terrorists. IAFIS provides automated fingerprint search capabilities, latent search capability, electronic image storage, and electronic exchange of fingerprints and responses.

September 2011

  • 9/7, 8:45AM, 309 Mitchell Hall, Harold Collins, Special Assistant to the Shelby County District Attorney will present on mentorship opportunities through TRACS (Truancy Reduction Action Coalition for Students).
  • 9/8, 12:00PM, 313 McCord Hall, CJUS in Mexico! Information Meeting.  The CJUS Department will be traveling to Oaxaca, Mexico during Spring Break 2011. This really will be an unforgettable experience.  Come find out more about this awesome opportunity.  Do not miss!
  • 9/13, 10AM-2PM, Study Abroad Fair, University Fountain in front of the UC.  Come and learn about study abroad opportunities.  There are significant scholarships available for undergraduate and graduate students.
  • 9/13, 2:00PM, 2012 Legislative Internship Informational Meeting, 413 Clement Hall. Legislative interns spend the spring semester in Nashville working with a legislator full time. 12 credit hours are earned and there is a stipend of approximately $360 a week. CJUS has had several students do this in the past. Applicants much have at least 60 credit hours by the end of fall semester and a 2.0 GPA. Come to the meeting to find out more information, meet past interns, and receive an application.  For more information, contact Lisa Huffstetler in 437 Clement Hall.
  • 9/14, 8:45AM, 309 Mitchell Hall, Pam Taylor, Volunteer Coordinator for Shelby County Juvenile Court will explain how to become an Auxiliary Probation Officer for Juvenile Court.
  • 9/16 ,3-7PM, LatinoTON, Latino Memphis will be raisiing money from 7AM-7PM through a radiothon on Radio Ambiente.  CJSA Volunteers will be assigned to various donation locations throughout the community.  We need lots of volunteers - please help!  Contact Dr. Pitts by e-mail for more info.
  • 9/17, 3-6PM, Fiesta Latina in Binghampton, 2977 Broad Ave.  As part of our Strengthening Communities Grant, we are promoting community integration in Binghampton. Come celebrate Independence Day for several Latin American countries with us at the Broad St Farmer's Market located at Tillman, Broad and San Cooper Blvd..  There'll be fun for the whole family - bring your kids to the moon bounce! 
  • 9/19, 8:45AM, 309 Mitchell Hall, James Warmbrod, Asset Protection Business Partner for Memphis and Nashville area Target Stures will discuss career opportunities in retail loss prevention.
  • 09/24, 8:30AM-6PM, Gun Safety Course,Range USA, 2770 Whitten Road, Bartlett.  The CJSA will once again be participating in a gun safety course.  Call to register over the phone and to pay via credit card. It is really important to tell them that you are part of the UofM Criminal Justice Student Association Group.  If you need to pay in cash, you can do so in person at the range. Each person will need a handgun and 50 rounds of ammunition (bring your own or buy there).  Range USA has rental handguns that can be used that day for $9 and the ammo for the rental guns runs from $4-18 depending on the caliber you choose.  This is in addition to the $75 fee for the class. Students must be 21 yrs of age or within 6 months of turning 21 to take the class and get their permit. The number to call Range USA is 901-213-4774. Invite your friends or relatives, even if they are not UofM students, to join our group.

August 2011

  • 8/25, 5:30-7:30PM, CJUS Welcome Back Picnic, Shelby Farms Park, Shelter #1 on East Pine Lake Drive. All students, staff and faculty are invited.The Department will provide hamburgers, hotdogs and drinks.There will be vegetarian options as well.Bring a side dish or dessert to share.

April 2011

  • 04/01, "CSI: The Experience," CJSA Field Trip to the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, AL.  The cost to participate is $50 per person which includes the cost of admission and the expenses for the bus.  Any spending money for food and souvenirs will be up to individual participants. 
  • 04/06, 8:45AM, 200 Mitchell Hall, Kay Sherriff, Supervisor of the Crime Lab for the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation office in Memphis will discuss career opportunities in forensics and evidence processing.
  • 04/06, FCI-Memphis Tour,  Participate in a tour of the Federal Correctional Institution in Memphis.  We will meet at McCord Hall at noon and carpool to the facility located near Sycamore View and I-40.  The tour should begin at 1PM and end by 3PM.  The event is limited to 20 people.  All participants will be subjected to a NCIC criminal background check. 
  • 04/17, 9:30AM-7PM, Range USA, 2770 Whitten Road, Bartlett.  The CJSA will once again be participating in a gun safety course.  To register, call to register over the phone and to pay via credit card. Tell them that you are part of the Criminal Justice Student Association Group.  If you need to pay in cash, you can do so in person at the range. Each person will need a handgun and 50 rounds of ammunition (bring your own or buy there).  Range USA has rental handguns that can be used that day for $9 and the ammo for the rental guns runs from $4-18 depending on the caliber you choose.  This is in addition to the $60 fee for the class. Students must be 21 yrs of age or within 6 months of turning 21 to take the class and get their permit. The number to call Range USA is 901-213-4774. 

March 2011

  • 03/14, 8:45AM, 200 Mitchell Hall, Dan Clark, Special agent for the US Secret Service will discuss career opportunities with this agency.
  • 03/22, Noon, Tour of the Mark H. Luttrell Correctional Center, a state prison for women.   We will meet at McCord Hall at noon and carpool to the facility located near Sycamore View and I-40.  The tour should begin at 1PM and end by 3PM.  The event is limited to 25 people. 
  • 03/23, 8:45AM, 200 Mitchell Hall, Bill Hawkins will discuss career opportunities available with Target.  There are paid internships available for the summer through Target stores.
  • 03/24, 7PM, Public Forum on the West Memphis Three, Mara Leveritt, author and investigative journalist who wrote "The Devil's Knot" about the West Memphis Three and Lori Davis, Damien Echol's (who is currently on death row) wife, as well as several other journalists will be speaking at the University of Memphis March 24, UC Theater at 7:00PM. A light reception will begin at 6:00PM. The discussion will center around the media's role and the West Memphis Three. The event is open to the first 300 people and is open to the public.

February 2011

  • 02/02, 8:45AM, 200 Mitchell Hall, Officer Derrick Blake from the Memphis Police Department will discuss MPD recruitment efforts.  If you are thinking about a career in law enforcement, do not miss.
  • 02/04, 11AM-4PM, University Center Ballroom C (320C), Do the Write Thing, Several volunteers are needed to help review essays written by Memphis and Shelby County middle school students. Students were asked to provide written responses to three questions:  How has youth violence affected my life?  What are the causes of youth violence?  What can I do about youth violence?  Please help in this worthy cause.  An opportunity like this could have a huge impact on a kid's life. This is a great opportunity to meet most of the county leaders in criminal justice and to add a line to your resume.  We need your help on February 4, please Click here to volunteer! See the Videos: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3
  • 02/09, 4:30-7:00PM, Benjamin Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar Avenue, Real Talk Youth Violence: A Candid Conversation.  Best practices panel on Juvenile Justice.  The event is free and open to the public. 
  • 02/23, 8:45AM, 200 Mitchell Hall, Pam Taylor, Administrator for the Volunteer Services Bureau at the Juvenile Court of memphis & Shelby County will discuss the Auxiliary Probation Service (see on-going opportunities above).
  • 02/26, 10:00AM-3:00PM, Middle Tennessee State University, Student Conference on the Death Penalty, Tennesseans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty. Register for free at www.tennesseedeathpenalty.orgClick here for more information. 

January 2011

  • 1/15, 1:00PM, Book Signing at Davis-Kidd Bookstore at 387 Perkins Extended (Laurelwood Shopping Center).  Presented by co-editor & contributor Margaret Vandiver & Peter Gathje of Tennessee's New Abolitionists: The Fight to End the Death Penalty in the Volunteer State.
  • 01/19, 5:30PM, Latino Memphis, 2838 Hickory Hill Rd # 25, Tennessee Immigrant & Refugee Right Coalition.  The group will be discussing immigrant policies and environment as well as local and state-wide strategies for the year.
  • 01/26, 8:45AM, 200 Mitchell Hall, Special Assistant Harold Collins from the Shelby County Sheriff's Department will discuss the TRACS Program (see ongoing opportunities above).

 

December 2010

  • 12/6, 6PM, The CJSA has been invited to participate in a community public safety update that will be delivered to neighbors in the Old Allen Community (Frayser, Raleigh, Scenic Hills, Mid-Town North).  Distinguished speakers will also discuss exciting opportunities available for residents who have a desire to get involved in the various initiatives in fighting crime. The meeting is scheduled for December 6, 2010 from 6-8 pm at Craigmont High School, 3333 Craigmont, Memphis, TN 38134.

November 2010

  • 11/01, 2:30PM, UC300, Federal Bureau of Investigations, SSA Jeremy Baker will make a presentation about careers with the FBI.  At least two of our former students are now working with the FBI.  Do not miss this opportunity!
  • 11/9, 2:30PM, UC Ballroom B (UC320B), U.S. Secret Service Agent Dan Clark will make a presentation about careers with the Secret Service.  Three of our recent graduates have landed jobs here. If you are thinking about federal law enforcement, you should definitely attend this presentation.
  • 11/10, 7PM, University Center - National speakers Bill Babbitt and David Kaczynski.  This is a special opportunity to hear from David Kaczynski, brother of the Unabomber Ted Kaczynski, and Bill Babbitt, whose brother Manny was executed in California.
  • 11/15, 9AM, East Arkansas Regional Unit, Brickeys, AR.  The CJSA will be visiting the men's state prison.  We'll meet at the University at 7AM and carpool to Brickeys.  As is our tradition, we'll be stopping for the breakfast buffet at Shoney's so bring at least $10.  

October 2010

  • 10/11, 1PM, Location TBA, Denver Schimming of Tennesseans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty (TADP) will be sharing insights into the death penalty.   For the last 10 years Denver has been involved in many social justice issues in Nashville, especially in the area of prison reform. Denver is a former board member of Dismas House, a transitional halfway house that works with and supports men coming out of prison. Denver has spoken at colleges and universities on the subjects of Felony Disenfranchisement and Alternative Justice.  Do not miss this free event!

September 2010

  • 9/7, 8:00AM in 124 Ball Hall - Harold Collins, Special Assistant to the DA and Chair of the Memphis City Council will speak about TRACS.
  • 9/14, 10AM-2PM, Student Plaza, Study Abroad Fair
  • 9/14, 2PM, 345 Clemente Hall, Informational meeting on how to become a legislative intern for the TN General Assembly.  Several CJUS students have done this.  Pick up your applications in 437 Clemente Hall.
  • 9/18, 3-6PM, Binghamton Neighborhood Park, Latino Festival.  Enjoy music and traditional Aztec dancing.
  • TBA - Pam Taylor, Volunteer Services Administrator, Juvenile Court of Memphis and Shelby County.  Ms. Taylor will be speaking about career opportunities at Juvenile Court.
  • 9/27, 2:45PM, 313 McCord Hall, Informational meeting about the Pistol Team.  We plan to discuss plans to attend a gun safety course at range USA in the next few weeks.  This is the course required for a carry permit.  No weapon or experience necessary. 
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