UofM Lambuth News and Community Events

M. D. Anderson Planetarium News

The University of Memphis Lambuth M. D. Anderson Planetarium offers weekly shows, free and open to the public, Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. and Fridays at 1:30 p.m.; as well as monthly late shows the last Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m., a Kids' After School Special the second Friday of the month at 3:45 p.m., and a Kids' Saturday Morning Planetarium Show the fourth Saturday of the month at 9:30 a.m.

The Planetarium will be closed for 3 weeks to allow for the work to be finished in the building. Our re-open date SHOULD be Tuesday, July 9. During the time the Planetarium is closed, the University of Memphis Lambuth M. D. Anderson Planetarium in Jackson, TN, in conjunction with the Jackson-Madison County Public Library downtown, will host a special Asteroid Day event Saturday, June 29, at 10:00 a.m. in the Program Room of the library, 433 E. Lafayette Street, Jackson, TN. Join us for games and activities for kids, Q&A about asteroids, and a screening of Incoming! a short film about asteroids, narrated by George Takei. For more information, email planetarium@memphis.edu, or call Holley Wood, coordinator, at 731.425.7368. A BIG THANKS for everyone's patience as this was worked out, and see you at Asteroid Day!

Doors open 15 minutes before showtime. For safety reasons, there is no seating once the IN USE lights are on. No food or drink is allowed in the auditorium. Parking available in the Hyde lot across the street from the Planetarium. For more information, call 731.425.7368 or email planetarium@memphis.edu. 

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Two New Scholarships Announced

John Edwin Yarbrough Scholarship

UofM Lambuth establishes John Yarbrough Scholarship for students in health science. The University of Memphis Lambuth has established the John Edwin Yarbrough Scholarship to benefit students in health sciences/services – the first scholarship in health sciences for UofM Lambuth. Yarbrough is retired from West Tennessee Healthcare where he served as executive director of Physical Therapy. He made sure the Physical Therapy Department set a model of care for the region.

"We are thrilled to learn of this new scholarship to support students studying in the areas of health sciences/health services," said Dr. Rick Bloomer, dean of the School of Health Studies. "With a rapidly growing undergraduate program in Health Sciences, as well as plans to add graduate programs in health-specific disciplines, this scholarship is timely and most welcome."

To read more about this scholarship from the official media release, click here

G.G. Bray Scholarship

P.E.O. Sisterhood endows scholarship in honor of G.G. Bray at UofM Lambuth. The Tennessee Chapter Y of P.E.O. International Sisterhood in Jackson, Tenn., has endowed the G.G. Bray Scholarship for women majoring in education at UofM Lambuth.

"We are very excited about PEO's investment in education students at the Lambuth campus," said Niles Reddick, dean of the Lambuth Campus. "This scholarship is particularly meaningful because it honors the much loved G.G. Bray, who was a staff member at Lambuth for many years along with her husband, former athletic director Dr. Charles 'Pepper' Bray."

Applicants must be women pursuing a degree in education at UofM Lambuth. One or more scholarships per year may be granted. The amount of each is to be determined by the number of qualified applicants and the amount available in the fund.

"We would like to extend our sincere gratitude and appreciation to P.E.O. International Sisterhood for its kind generosity and support as we work to recruit and prepare the next generation of teachers," said Dr. Kandi Hill-Clarke, dean of the College of Education.

To read more about this scholarship from the official media release, click here

Arboretum Map

UofM Lambuth is a Level 2 Certified Arboretum as designated by the Tennessee Urban Forestry Council. Take a tour with our map.