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Portrait of Andy Saunders Unveiled

October 26, 2015

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Friends and family honored man-for-all-seasons Andrew F. “Andy” Saunders III as his portrait was unveiled during a reception October 22. The painting, by Russian-born artist Sergei Chernikov, now hangs in the Dining Hall alongside 10 other portraits commissioned by the Alumni Executive Board to honor faculty members who have made major contributions to Memphis University […]

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Friends Dedicate MUS Field House

November 20, 2014

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Members of the MUS 1958 Southern Interscholastic Tennis Championship team returned to campus November 13 for the dedication of the Field House, the school’s new indoor multi-sports facility. They joined with fellow alumni, students, faculty, and friends to celebrate the school’s legacy of tennis excellence, crowned with the creation of this $2.25 million, 37,000-square-foot steel […]

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Wear Green at Game For Literacy

October 22, 2014

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During the Owls’ football game against the Craigmont Chiefs on October 24, the focus will be not only on victory on the playing field but also victory over illiteracy. Fans are invited to wear green at the game along with the players – who will sport green socks – in support of Coaching for Literacy, an […]

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Delegates Earn Honors at State Youth in Government Conference

March 31, 2014

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Owl delegates distinguished themselves at the Tennessee YMCA Youth in Government Conference at the State Capitol March 27-30, coming away with impressive honors, including Outstanding Bill, Outstanding Statesman, five officer positions for next year’s conference, and two delegate positions for the national conference this summer. Ms. Jenny Fernandez, instructor in Spanish, and Mr. Davie Smith, […]

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Owls Trained as Truancy Mentors

March 6, 2014

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When junior Jason Stein heard Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich speak about the problem of truancy in Memphis, he was moved to action. “How can I help?” he said to Weirich after her address to the student body last fall. That question led to Stein becoming the youngest mentor in the Shelby County […]

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Owl Delegation Attends Rhodes Model U.N.; Meacham Named Best Delegate

February 21, 2014

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Presenting, debating, and reporting on resolutions of worldly importance, students learned about the operation of the United Nations at the Rhodes College Model U.N. conference February 14-16. Hayden Meacham, a junior, was named Best Delegate for his portrayal of a French member of the International Press Corps. Meacham, one of the few IPC members new […]

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Speaker Highlights Small Choices That Pave the Way to Happiness

February 10, 2014

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Mr. Daniel S. Bowling III, an interdisciplinary scholar who focuses on the intersection of law, work, and psychology, spoke at chapel February 7 on the connection between leadership and happiness for the 2013-14 Rogers Leadership Forum. “I’m convinced the best leaders are those who are joyful in their leadership,” said Bowling, a practicing labor and […]

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iPad Lab and Apps Boost Interactivity

January 29, 2014

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Although students in Mr. Grant Burke’s Photography class build archaic box cameras and make darkroom prints, Burke also promotes the latest technology, including taking photos with iPhones and utilizing the school learning management system, Haiku. Burke recently took advantage of a new Hyde Library technological offering, what students call the iPad Lab, to give a […]

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National Civil Rights Museum President Tells of Renovation, Encourages Involvement

November 21, 2013

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Ms. Beverly Robertson, president of the National Civil Rights Museum, spoke at chapel November 15 about the $40 million renovation project that is improving the visitor experience and setting up an endowment that will secure the institution into the future. She urged students to get involved with the museum and its programs, especially with the […]

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Students, Faculty Face Off in Quiz Bowl

November 8, 2013

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It was a game of knowledge, quick-thinking, and steely nerves that pitted youth, the Owl Quiz Bowl A-Team, against … um … seasoned experience, The Faculty All-Stars, in a Hyde Chapel Quiz Bowl tournament November 8. Mr. Darin Clifft, instructor in math, played quizmaster, firing off questions such as these: Subtract the square of 16/4 […]

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