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Kurtz selected to lead College of Arts and
Exhibit celebrates Art Museum's 20th year
Online degree program a success at The U of
Join us for upcoming alumni events in Atlanta
and Little Rock
Dr. Henry A. Kurtz has been named dean of the College
of Arts and Sciences at The University of Memphis.
Kurtz, who has served as interim dean since May 2000, joined
the U of M faculty in 1983. He has been a professor of chemistry
and director of the Computational Research on Materials Institute.
He also served as interim chairman of the Department of Microbiology
and Molecular Cell Sciences and chairman of the Department
Arts and Sciences, the University's largest college, comprises
18 departments, as well as programs such as the Center for
Earthquake Research and Information, the Center for Research
on Women, and the Marcus Orr Center for the Humanities. The
college also administers the University's Army, Navy and Air
Force ROTC programs.
Next month, the College of Education will also have a
new dean. Dr. Ric Hovda, whose appointment was announced
in March, will take over leadership of the College on July
1. Hovda comes to The U of M from the University of Missouri
at St. Louis.
Museum at The University of Memphis is celebrating two decades
of art with a retrospective exhibition. Running now through
Sept. 7, "Twenty @ 20" will show works from 20 artists featured
during the museum's 20-year history.
Artists will include Carroll Cloar, Lesley Dill,
Jane Dickson, Larry Edwards, William Eggleston,
Darrel Ellis, Jene Highstein, Terri Jones,
Dick Knowles, Robert Lewis, Joe Light,
Petr Lysacek, Tony Moore, Greely Myatt,
Hugh O'Donnell, Todd Slaughter, Kiki Smith,
Friedemann von Stockhausen, Dorothy Sturm and
The museum hosted a 20th anniversary celebration last
October with fireworks, music, and a slide presentation of
past exhibits and events.
All museum events are free and open to the public. Regular
hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday. The museum
is located on the first floor of the Communication and Fine
For more information, visit AMUM online at http://www.amum.org/.
fall, The U of M and other Tennessee Board of Regents institutions
launched the Regents Online Degree Program, a program
that allows students to earn a college degree without ever leaving
home. The program allows you to take classes and order books
online, and technical support is available 24/7.
Designed especially for adults who already have had some college
experience, the program offers bachelor's degrees in information
technology, organizational leadership and liberal studies.
The U of M's program has been the most successful in the state,
with a higher enrollment in RODP courses each semester than
at any other TBR institution.
If you want to finish your degree, or just pick up a few courses,
the online degree program lets you do it in the comfort of your
home or office. For more information, call 901-678-2197 or visit
our Web site at www.memphis.edu/onlinedegrees.
If you're an Atlanta or Little Rock area alum,
please plan to join us at upcoming events in your area.
The Atlanta alumni group will officially become a chapter and
elect officers at an organizational meeting June 22, 2002. For
information on joining the Atlanta group or for details on the
time and location of the meeting, please call the alumni office
at 901-678-5314 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
On the evening of June 26, we will be in Little Rock for a meet-and-greet.
This event will be a great opportunity to meet fellow Tigers
in the area. Please contact contact the alumni office at 901-678-5314
or by e-mail at email@example.com
for meeting details.
Watch for more upcoming alumni events in future issues of the