of M and City Schools Partner, Win Major Grant to Improve
Achievement in History
Rumble in the Jungle: 90 Years on the
Prowl - Homecoming 2002
Tour Egypt with The U of M
Upcoming Alumni Events
Did You Know?
U.S. Department of Education has awarded a Teaching American
History Grant of $983,227 for a project designed to improve
history instruction in Memphis City Schools. Dr. Kenneth Holland,
chairman of political science at the University will direct
the project; Dr. Janann Sherman, associate professor of history,
is the project's academic director.
this grant, The University of Memphis will provide training
for elementary and secondary teachers in traditional American
history, with emphasis on the important events, people, ideas
and turning points, subjects that have been neglected in the
social studies curriculum over the past 40 years," said
a three-year period, faculty from the University will provide
training to 80 City School teachers. Based on a theme of liberty
and rights, summer institutes will be offered for elementary
teachers and summer graduate courses for secondary teachers.
local project partners include the National Civil Rights Museum,
Facing History and Ourselves, and the National Writing Board.
cornucopia of activities is in store for this fall's Homecoming
celebration, culminating with the Tigers vs Houston Cougars
on Saturday, Nov. 2. This year's theme, "Rumble in the
Jungle: 90 Years on the Prowl," recognizes the University's
90th anniversary, which is being celebrated this year.
your fellow Tigers for entertainment, games, food, athletic
events and the big game. Here are just a few of the events
planned for the celebration:
Annual Alumni Golf Classic
Tiger volleyball and soccer
at the Peabody
entertainment featuring the "Mighty Old Sound of the
South" alumni marching band
addition, don't miss the Alumni Tent Event sponsored
by the Alumni Association and Band, Business, and Greater
Memphis Alumni Chapters. We'll have BBQ plates for $6 per
person from 11 a.m.-1 p.m in the Liberty Bowl Stadium Armory
Tigers will storm out of their den for a 1 p.m. kickoff. Alumni
tickets are $7. Call 901-678-2331 to order in advance.
wonders, magnificent temples, and lavishly decorated tombs
are only some of the sights that will be part of an archaeological
tour of Egypt next spring sponsored by The University of Memphis.
The tour will run March 6-18.
will include visits to Cairo and Alexandria; the Pyramids
of Giza and the Sphinx; the Kharga and Dahla oases; and Luxor,
site of The U of M's Great Hypostyle Hall Project at the Karnak
Temple and newly opened tombs in the Valley of the Kings.
Lorelei H. Corcoran, director of the University's Institute
of Egyptian Art and Archaeology, will lead the tour. An associate
professor of art, Corcoran has worked in Egypt often over
the past 18 years, conducting research at Egyptian museums
and working on excavations.
tour costs $5,250, which covers transportation, hotels, meals,
tips and baggage allowance. For more information, call 901-678-2555
or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Engineering Alumni Chapter Reception will be held at
the Pyramid on Thursday, Nov. 14 at 6 p.m. This event
is a great opportunity for alumni, faculty, students, and
friends of the Herff College of Engineering to gather together.
Contact Nicole Lejuwaan at email@example.com
for more information.
2001, 97 percent of students from The U of M's Loewenberg
School of Nursing passed their nursing licensure exams
on the first attempt.