University of Memphis Libraries Delta Symposium
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Location: Fogelman Executive Center
& Holiday Inn Ballroom
University of Memphis Campus
Memphis, TN 38152
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2012 Schedule of Events

Friday, June 8, 2012

University of Memphis

Michael D. Rose Theatre Lecture Hall

Schedule of Events


7:00 am Welcome Desk and Open Registration Begins


7:30 am-8:15 am Continental Breakfast
8:15 am-8:30 am Welcome and Opening Remarks

Dr. Shirley Raines, President, University of Memphis

Dean Sylverna Ford, Dean of the University Libraries

Morning Speakers  
8:30 am-9:15 am Conversation with a Cotton Man. Mr. Willy Bearden,
  acclaimed Memphis author from Rolling Fork, MS will interview in person
  Mr. Richard Leatherman
9:15 am-10:00 am Healthcare in the Mississippi Delta: A Journey of Historical Significance
  Dr. Michael Trotter of Greenville, MS, will speak on the Healthcare in the Delta,
  past, present, and future.
10:15 am-11:00 am Delta Drawn. Mr. Dolph Smith. Renowned local artist will speak on a lifetime of
  Delta culture and art.
11:00 am -11:45 am The Friendship of Shelby Foote and Walker Percy. Mr. Willy Bearden will speak
  on the lifelong friendship between Mr. Shelby Foote and Mr. Walker Percy of
  Greenville, MS.
12:00 pm-1:30 pm Lunch Buffet - University Center
Afternoon Sessions Each session will be given twice. Each registrant may choose to attend any two of the
  five breakout panel discussions below.
Each session will be  
given twice. The first Cotton is King. Mr. Richard Leatherman and Rudi Scheidt.
from 1:45 pm-2:30 pm  
and the second from Healthcare in Rural Mississippi. Dr. Michael Trotter, Dr. Scott Morris, and
2:45 pm-3:45 pm. Dr. Katrina Poe.
After the first session  
ends, choose a second Delta Art and Photography. Mr. Dolph Smith and Ms. Maude S. Clay.
one and proceed to  
the designated room. Archaeological History of the Delta. Mr. Sam Brookes.
  Music of the Delta. Mr. Roger Stolle, Mr. Preston Lauterbach, and Mr. Tom Graves
  will discuss Delta music.



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