News Archive

  • Bubones Take Victoria XV

    Bubones competed at the Tennessee Junior Classical League Convention and finished first overall for the 15th consecutive time. Held at the University of Memphis April 19-20, the competition drew 358 students from 21 schools across the state who competed in myriad academic and creative events involving the Latin language and Roman life and history.
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  • Evening Study Sessions

    We will host Evening Study Sessions on select days May 13-22. The sessions will run from 6-8 p.m. in Hyde Library. No registration is required – just attend!
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  • Musicians Shine in Senior Recital

    Talented musicians from the Class of 2024 performed in the inaugural senior recital April 21 in Hyde Chapel. The concert featured solo performances by Joel Lim on oboe, Dannie Dong on piano, and Gabe Chen on violin.
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  • Summer Art Camp - Robots!

    Ideal for boys in rising Grades 3-7, this summer art camp runs Monday-Thursday, June 17-20, from 1-4 p.m. Sign up today for this fun and creative camp covering the basics of drawing and painting robots.
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  • 2024-25 Special Awards and Honors

    Memphis City Council Member Chase Carlisle ’03 presented The President’s Volunteer Service Award to 27 Owls at the Special Awards and Honor Societies Induction ceremony in Hyde Chapel April 17.
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  • Final Wingman Wednesday: April 24

    The next (and final) Wingman Wednesday is April 24, 2:15-3:15 p.m., on Hull-Dobbs Field in Stokes Stadium.
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  • Sports Events: April 22-28

    We will celebrate our tennis team seniors Tuesday, April 23, at 3:45 p.m. Senior presentations will be before the match, and a pizza dinner will follow after the match. Check out the rest of the sports events that follow.
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  • Harris, Lindeman College Announcements

    Friends and families celebrated Wednesday, April 17, as two seniors made their college commitments known.
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  • Owl Writers Honored in Region

    Ten Owls from the Class of 2024 received 29 regional honors for their writing in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Jerry Xiao earned seven Gold Keys, the top honor, and Gabe Chen also received a Gold Key. Their work automatically advances to the national level of judging in New York City. National Medalists will be announced June 11.
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  • Bubones Soar in Translation Exam

    Six Owls earned prizes in the 2024 Vergilian Society Keely Lake Memorial Translation Exam. The contest consists of translating a passage from the writings of Vergil along with a short answer portion. This is the first time the Latin Department participated in the contest.
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  • Ding Semifinalist in Biolympiad

    Bryan Ding '24 earned an Honorable Mention for his efforts in the March 12 National Open Exam for the USA Biolympiad, and he was invited to compete in the semifinal round April 4.
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  • Duldul Receives HOSA Award

    Ammar Duldul ’25 has received the state HOSA Bronze Level Barbara James Service Award in recognition of 130 hours he has volunteered in health-related community service activities.
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  • Introduction to Band Instruments

    Have you ever wanted to learn a musical instrument? Come explore the musical possibilities of playing the flute, oboe, bassoon, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, French horn, trombone, baritone, tuba, and percussion with band and orchestra faculty. No prior experience or musical knowledge is necessary to take advantage of this awesome opportunity!
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  • Owls Recognized in YIG Competition

    Thirty-four Owls traveled to Nashville to participate in the YMCA Youth-in-Government Tristar Conference held April 11-14 in the State Capitol, and 18 brought home awards or honors.
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  • Owls Score at TMTA Contest 

    Thirty-five mathletes competed in the local Tennessee Math Teachers Association contest on April 2 at Southwest Tennessee Community College, and Owls took 13 of the 18 awards.
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  • How to Win with Money 101

    In this evening, co-ed course about making sensible life choices and harnessing the power of compound interest, students learn how to build wealth and change their financial family trees forever!
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  • Register for Baseball Camp!

    Summer swings into motion with Baseball Camp running May 28-30! Boys in rising grades 3-8 will work on throwing mechanics, pitching fundamentals, defensive skills, swing development, and base running. The camp includes a free camp T-shirt. Get your summer started with Head Baseball Coach John Jarnagin and this three-day camp dedicated to America’s national pastime!
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  • 2024-25 Student Council Executives

    Upper School students have elected the following Student Council executives from the Class of 2025 for next year:
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  • Owls Top State Mu Alpha Theta

    Twenty-three Owl mathletes traveled to Oak Ridge High School April 5-6 for the Mu Alpha Theta State Convention and came away the Overall Sweepstakes winner for the second year in a row!
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  • Beg To Differ, Studio Bands Concert: April 25

    Our a cappella group Beg To Differ and two Studio Bands will hold their spring concert Thursday, April 25, at 7 p.m.
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  • Bubones Victors in Language Fair

    A contingent of 13 Owl Latin students left the University of Memphis Language Fair victorious in both the team and individual competitions on Saturday, April 6.
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  • Quarter 4 Midpoint: April 12

    The midpoint of Quarter 4 arrives Friday, April 12. Parents should be sure to log in to OwlHub and review their sons’ academic progress periodically.
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  • Sellers to Study Ancient Olympics

    Classical and Modern Languages Chair Ryan Sellers has been awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to participate in a summer institute examining the ancient Olympic Games.
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  • Spring Orchestra, Band Performances

    Director of Music Chris Piecuch announces spring performances for MUS Bands and Orchestras.

    “Great performances rely on great audiences,” Piecuch says. “Please come out and help us honor these musicians for their hard work. It will be great fun to hear how well these MUSic Owls play!”
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  • Star Wars Art Contest: April 26

    Art Instructor Laura Beck invites you to compete in the upcoming Star Wars fan art contest! She is accepting original Star Wars-themed paintings, drawings, or photography. Deadline is Friday, April 26.
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  • Varsity, JV Golf Tryouts: July 24-25

    Tryouts for the 2024-25 varsity and JV golf teams will be held July 24-25, noon, at Windyke Country Club. The cost is $80 per golfer, payable to Windyke.
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  • Blazer Collection Blooms Soon

    As you’re spring cleaning, hold on to those outgrown blazers for the Parents’ Association Blazer Consignment Sale.
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  • CSO Volunteers Needed: April 13

    The CSO will hold a sports festival and cookout at Binghampton Christian Academy on Saturday, April 13, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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  • All-Sports Awards Night

    The 2024 Jake Rudolph All-Sports Awards Night is Monday, April 29, 6 p.m., in Ross Lynn Arena. All varsity athletes earning a letter this year will receive an invitation in the mail.
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  • Musicians Win Ensemble Honor

    Seniors, from left, Eshaan Patnaik (clarinet), Alan Zhou (flute), and Joel Lim (oboe) competed recently in the Tennessee Bandmasters Association Solo and Ensemble Competition. They won the ensemble portion qualifying to represent MUS and the West Tennessee District for the Tennessee Bandmasters Association Honors Recital at the Tennessee Music Education Association All-State Conference April 10-13. 
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  • Fifteen Owls Earn Biliteracy Seal

    Fifteen Owls earned the Seal of Biliteracy, a program recognizing students who have achieved proficiency in two or more languages by high school graduation.
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  • 2024-25 Cheerleaders Announced

    Cheer advisors Mrs. Rebecca Keel and Mrs. Michelle Crews have announced the 2024-25 cheerleading teams! Congratulations to these Owl cheerleaders.
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  • Get Ready for Summer Fun!

    MUS offers a variety of Summer Programs designed to help current and future Owls build skills, explore educational and creative topics, and have a great time. Whether a student is seeking activities in academics, arts, or athletics, MUS will make summer fun and engaging!
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  • Silence Underscores Musical Exploration

    Dannie Dong ’24 entered the Hyde Chapel stage, placed his score on the grand piano music stand, clicked a stopwatch, and sat, silently, turning pages of his score and opening and closing the fallboard at timed intervals, for 4 minutes and 33 seconds. Students watched and mumbled in wonder at what was going on. Upon completion, the skilled pianist stood and bowed to a standing ovation.
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  • Loden Named Morrison Chair of Science

    Headmaster Pete Sanders has announced the selection of Science Department Chair Lee Loden as the Ruth McCaughan Morrison Chair of Science. Since arriving at MUS in 2011, Loden has taught Honors Physics and Honors Physics II: Robotics, and he leads an extracurricular robotics program.
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  • NHS Inducts 73 Owls

    The Memphis University School chapter of the National Honor Society inducted 73 members from the junior and senior classes in a ceremony March 22.
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  • Students Honored for Latin Capstone Projects

    Chair of the Department of Classical and Modern Languages Ryan Sellers announced the launch this year of Laurea Bubonis, a senior capstone recognition program created at the request of Headmaster Pete Sanders. Six seniors were honored for their projects with certificates, medallions, and – of course! – laurel crowns.
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  • Author Luma Mufleh: April 26

    Author Luma Mufleh will speak to faculty and students in chapel Friday, April 26. She was the subject of “Outcasts United” (the 2023 Owls Read book selection), and she authored “Learning America: One Woman’s Fight for Educational Justice for Refugee Children” and “From Here.”
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  • College Admission Panel for Parents: April 3

    Upper School parents are encouraged to attend an MUS/Hutchison College Admission Panel on Wednesday, April 3, 5:30 p.m., in Wiener Theater at Hutchison School.
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  • Math Modeling Team Advances

    The math modeling team of seniors Evan Wu (captain), Bryan Ding, Eshaan Patnaik, Jerry Xiao, and junior Alan Cheng have advanced in two competitions, including as finalists in The Actuarial Foundation’s Modeling the Future contest. Their project, “Brighten the Future: Restoring Power to the United States” was among only 15 nationwide selected to advance to the finals.
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  • ­­­Students Elect Davis Honor Council President

    The student body elected junior Tucker Davis to be the 2024-25 Honor Council president following the Upper School nomination and voting process.
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  • Free US Physicals Night: April 22

    Mark your calendars for Free Physicals Night on Monday, April 22, at Zupmed in Laurelwood Shopping Center. Available for all rising Upper School students, physicals for rising seniors will begin at 5:30 p.m.; rising juniors, 5:45 p.m.; rising sophomores, 6 p.m.; rising freshmen, 6:15 p.m.
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  • Tuition Management for 2024-25

    Once again, we are using FACTS Tuition Management to process billing and collection for 2024-25 tuition payments and incidental charges (book rental, athletic fees, school trips, etc.).
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  • Memphis City Council Honors Rogers

    Memphis City Councilman Chase Carlisle ’03 took the Hyde Chapel stage to present Coach Glenn Rogers, Jr. with a resolution in honor of his induction into the 2023 University of Memphis M Club Hall of Fame. 
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  • McCracken Named Athletic Director

    Headmaster Pete Sanders announces the appointment of Thad McCracken as athletic director. McCracken comes from Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas, where he has served as assistant athletic director since 2011 and men’s basketball head coach since 2010. He will join the faculty later this spring.
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  • Edmundson Examines Sanitation Strike

    In celebration of Black History Month, junior Tyler Edmundson delved into the background of the 1968 Memphis sanitation strike and noted that the city is filled with history and historical sites.
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  • Owls Win WordSmith Awards

    Twelve students participated in the 2024 WordSmith Olympics February 25 at the University of Memphis, led by Instructor in English Eric Dalle ’93. Among the awardees, seventh grader Gus Williams and senior Jerry Xiao each placed second in the 40-word dash in their age groups.
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  • Cum Laude Society Inducts 26

    The Memphis University School chapter of the Cum Laude Society inducted 26 members from the classes of 2024 and 2025 during a ceremony February 23. Membership in the Cum Laude Society is the highest academic honor students in a secondary school can receive. The MUS chapter, modeled on Phi Beta Kappa, was chartered on December 14, 1967.
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  • Shaw Explores Tom Lee’s Background

    Senior Makhi Shaw made a presentation in chapel about Tom Lee, whose heroism in 1925 was memorialized with the dedication of Tom Lee Park along the Memphis riverbank in 1954.
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  • King Searches for Community

    Junior Chrishton King took a historical look at the Orange Mound neighborhood in a chapel presentation to examine the question, “Is the sense of community still there?”

    King described Orange Mound as “the epitome of black achievement” after the subdivision was created in the 1890s.
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  • Rhodes President Speaks in Chapel

    Mrs. Jennifer M. Collins, the 21st president of Rhodes College, spoke to the MUS community today, noting the strong connection between the two schools, including nine faculty alumni and 15 students currently enrolled at the Memphis liberal arts school. She told how Halliburton Tower on the Rhodes campus, where her office is located, is named for world adventurer and writer Richard Halliburton, MUS Class of 1915.
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  • Bridges USA Program

    Know any shy students who would benefit from participating in Bridges USA - Bridge Builders Youth Program? Consider nominating them. Application deadline is April 19.
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  • Owls Flourish at Robotics

    The MUS robotics program hosted its inaugural VEX Robotics Competition in Todd-Snowden Gym February 10, welcoming 28 teams comprising middle and high school students from across West Tennessee.
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  • Owls Place Third at MathCounts

    The Owls math squad finished third out of 12 teams in this year’s MathCounts regional team competition. Gus Williams ’28 qualified for the state tournament with his individual score while Joseph Zhao ’28 placed first in the head-to-head competition of the Math Countdown Round.
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  • Eight Qualify for the AIME II

    Eight math scholars qualified to take the American Invitational Mathematics Examination II February 9. Pictured just before they began the three-hour, 15-question test are, from left, Alan Cheng ’25, Bryan Ding ’24, Jerry Xiao ’24, Parth Patel ’24, Alan Zhou ’24, Oscar Liu ’25, Albert Ding ’26, and Dannie Dong ’24.
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  • Dr. Anthony Bradley Metcalf Speaker

    Dr. Anthony Bradley visited MUS as the guest speaker of the 25th Metcalf Symposium. Bradley spoke to fathers, mentors, and sons on masculinity, boyhood, and growing up during his evening session February 8. He returned to campus February 9 to address the MUS community in Hyde Chapel, encouraging the boys to ask the question, “Who is it that God made me to be?”
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  • Families Matter Director Speaks in Chapel

    Executive Director of Families Matter Carol Jackson spoke in chapel about the work of the faith-based nonprofit to strengthen marriages, fathers, and families. This was the first of our Black History Month presentations.
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  • Chubb Named Football Head Coach

    MUS Headmaster Peter D. Sanders announces the appointment of 18-year MUS defensive coordinator Mark Chubb as the school’s varsity football head coach after an extensive search. He will assume the role immediately.
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  • Montgomery Civil Rights Tour: Feb. 16-18

    Join Ms. Elizabeth Crosby and Dr. Jonathan Jones for the Montgomery Civil Rights Tour on February 16-18!
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  • Re-Enrollment Time

    Thank you for entrusting us with the education of your sons. Your support of our teachers, coaches, and programs helps us uphold a liberal arts tradition designed to meet the needs of boys as they grow into young men of character, service, and leadership.

    As you previously signed a contract, you need only complete a few steps and pay the deposit by Friday, February 2, 2024, to reserve your spot(s) for next year. After February 3 the deposit increases by $100. Your re-enrollment will be considered binding on May 1, 2024. See instructions HERE.
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  • Owls Robotics Earns Honors

    Two Owls Robotics teams earned honors at the VEX at the Nest tournament held January 27 on the campus of St. Benedict at Auburndale.
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  • Breazeale, Manhood Breakfast

    Glenn Breazeale of Alpine Camp for Boys in Mentone, Alabama, spoke with seventh and eighth graders during Manhood Breakfast January 26. Breazeale, co-director of the camp with his wife, Carter, got the boys going with a game of rock, paper, scissors but with a twist: cheering on each winner until one remained. Then he directed the guys to pair up and talk about their physical scars or injuries.
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  • Eleazer Shares Holocaust Story

    In honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day (January 27), Ms. Ida Notowitz Eleazer spoke in chapel about the experiences of her late father, Mr. Max Notowitz, in Poland during WWII, including time spent in forced labor and as an escapee before he was liberated at war’s end. His family was killed by the time he was 14, but he survived the labor camp and hiding in the woods for 21 months. After coming to America, he eventually settled in Memphis.
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  • Parent Book Club - Join Us!

    All are welcome to come, even if you have not had a chance to purchase or read the book, "Erasing the Finish Line" by Ana Homayoun. Your perspective, insight, and questions will be valued throughout our conversations. Come join us in the Wiener Hospitality Room!
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  • 2024-25 At-a-Glance Calendar

    The 2024-25 At-a-Glance Calendar is now available. You can see it HERE and on the Parent Quicklinks Resource Board.
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  • Scholastic Art Awards

    Seven Owls earned Mid-South Scholastic Art Awards for their work in the Drawing and Illustration, Mixed Media, Painting, and Photography divisions.
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  • 28 Owls Earn All-West Honors

    Twenty-eight musicians earned chairs in All-West Tennessee bands and orchestras, and five received alternate status. In addition, a record 12 students qualified for All-State honors, six in orchestra and six in band.

    The West Tennessee School Band and Orchestra Association, an affiliate of the National Association for Music Education, hosted auditions for bands January 13 and orchestras November 18. During the weekend of February 8-10, students receiving All-West honors will attend a clinic at the Memphis Convention Center and perform in a concert at the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts.
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  • Sports: Jan. 22-27

    See you at the following January 22-27 sports events (weather permitting!) for basketball, bowling, swimming, and wrestling:
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  • Hilliard Helps Owls Find Purpose

    Herbert Hilliard – a man who has seen success on the basketball court, in the business world, and in community involvement – took the Hyde Chapel stage to urge Owls to find their purpose.
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  • Glenn Rogers, Jr. Inducted into M Club Hall of Fame

    The University of Memphis M Club Hall of Fame has named Coach Glenn Rogers, Jr. to its class of 2023.
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  • Bowling Team Headed to State

    The bowling team defeated Harding Academy, 24-3, at Billy Hardwick’s All-Star Lanes on January 4 to finish region runner-up and clinch its first appearance in the TSSAA tournament since 2017.
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  • Weather Closing Notifications

    If weather conditions require us to close school or change school hours, we will notify you via email, phone message, and/or text (per the contact instructions you have already provided). In addition, we will post it on our website, in social media, and through local news stations.
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  • Wu named Regeneron Scholar

    Evan Wu ’24 is one of 300 scholars named in the 83rd Regeneron Science Talent Search, a prestigious national science and mathematics competition for high school seniors. He is the only scholar from Tennessee.
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  • Sports Events: Jan. 15-19

    Temps are cold but the action is hot in basketball, bowling, swimming, and wrestling events for January 15-19.
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  • Felsenthal Rogers Leadership Speaker

    Mr. Edward Felsenthal ’84, executive chairman of TIME and senior advisor, Office of the CEO, at Salesforce, spoke in Hyde Chapel as the 2024 Rogers Leadership Forum guest.
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    Liz Copeland 

    Communications Dir.
    (901) 260-1357
    University of Memphis - BPS
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    Rebecca Greer 

    Communications Asst. Dir./Webmaster
    (901) 260-1348
    Union University - BA
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    Jonah Jordan 

    Communications Specialist
    (901) 260-1416
    University of Memphis - BA
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    Kaitlan Koehler 

    Graphic Designer
    (901) 260-1354
    Berry College - BA