Issue 520: 11 / 25 / 2013
Southwest Associate Professor Levi Frazier, Communications, Graphics and Fine Arts, was numbered among the esteemed recipients of Germantown Arts Alliance's Literary Award, on November 1, during the association's Arts and Humanities Gala. He joins the ranks of past recipients, such as, John Grisham, Shelby Foote and Eudora Welty. Frazier was honored for his significant impact in the literary field. His work demonstrates quality, originality and professional execution.
Each fall, the Germantown Arts Alliance sponsors the Arts and Humanities Gala, the major fundraiser for the organization. The program honors persons born in or dedicated to the Mid-South. All those recognized have achieved distinguished careers in the Arts and Humanities through vision, dedication and devotion to the highest standards of excellence (http://www.germantownartsalliance.org/gala.html).
According to Alliance officials, the association has recognized individuals who have made significant contributions in the arts since 1993. Recipients are presented bronze medals, specially designed by Knox Everson.
Medalists are selected from nominations made by alliance board members, advisory board members, former medalists, and citizens of good standing in the Arts and Humanities field. Nominations are accompanied by supportive evidence. The final selection is made by the board of directors from a slate submitted by the Medals Committee.
The 2013 Arts and Humanities Gala also awarded medals to the following: Pat Smith - Patron of the Arts; Tom Fox - Visual Arts; and The Bar Kays - Performing Arts.
Southwest’s International Studies and the Office of Student Activities and Multicultural Affairs presented a series of activities in celebration of International Education Week. A joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education, International Education Week promotes programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the United States.
Southwest’s week-long celebration entailed the following activities:
- November 15, International Education Week Kickoff - Bowling and skating.
- November 18, International Group Trivia - Teams competed for prizes. (Macon Cove Campus)
International Student Speakers Roundtable Discussion: Why They Do That Here - Southwest international students compared life in their native countries to life in the United States.(Macon Cove Campus)
- November 19, International Conversation Table Special Topic: Great Weekend Trips - Students discussed the great travel opportunities surrounding the Memphis area. (Macon Cove Campus)
Study Abroad Panel - Panelist discussed the “Study Abroad” application process and their experiences abroad. (Union Avenue Campus)
- November 20, Study Abroad Panel - Panelist discussed the “Study Abroad” application process and their experiences abroad. (Macon Cove Campus)
International Open House (Macon Cove Campus)
- November 21, International Student Bazaar. (Macon Cove Campus)
- November 22, Tastee Travels - Cajun and Creole food were sampled while information was disseminated about the Study Abroad program. (Union Avenue Campus)
Lunch and Learn Special Topic: International Student Advising - International students discussed the advising and registration process. (Union Avenue Campus)
International Studies Open House. (Union Avenue Campus)
By Brenda Rayner
Advertising and Media Relations
Joyria Jones, a senior at Kirby High School, visited Southwest along with students from several other high schools during the Visit/Shadow Day hosted by the Recruitmen Department. Jones visited the Communications and Marketing Department. I had the privilege of telling Jones about my duties and responsibilities as associate director of Advertising and Media Relations. She also visited Website Content Coordinator Teresa Calloway and Webmaster Clint Norwood, and went on a brief tour of Creative and Printing Services.
But before doing so, I had a chat with Jones who said she’s interested in taking courses at Southwest during the summer of 2014, before moving on to Middle Tennessee State University, where she plans to major in a computer-related field or accounting. “I thought about accounting for a minute, or something related to computers. I also enjoy talking, so I'm not really sure,” said Jones.
When considering career options Jones says she looks for financial stability. Having a job that will allow her to pay off any college debt is really important. But, working in an area she enjoys is just as important in alleviating perpetual frustration.
Jones has a jump start on her interest in accounting by serving as the treasurer for the International Club at Kirby High School. She is also a member of Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA).
On November 22, the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) - Memphis Chapter sponsored a Microsoft Windows 8 presentation. Among the special guests were were Provost and Executive Vice President Joanne Bassett, staff, faculty, local businesses, and students (approximately 25 attended). Also, in attendance were IAAP professional members, Helen Myer and Amy Stone.
Associate Professor of Technologies Angela Payne's presentation included the topics: SkyDrive, Apps, Shortcuts, and Ways to Personalize Your Computer. Associate Professor Bobbie Hawkins and Payne are the faculty advisors for IAAP. Follow the link below to view the presentation:
Executive Director Rory Thomas, Tennessee Small Business Development Center at Southwest, brings David Boyd, founder of D’bo’s Wings n’ More, to present the second seminar of the CEO/Entrepreneurship Series.
“Entrepreneurship is a hot topic across college campuses in this country. If you ever thought about starting a business and wanted to learn more about what it takes to become a successful entrepreneur, our Spark the Dream CEO/Entrepreneurship Series is for you,” said Thomas.
Presenting at the Union Avenue Campus, Parrish Building, Room 101 on December 5 at 11:30 a.m., Boyd will share how the right proportion of passion and determination can lead to successful entrepreneurship.
Driven by desire to prepare a sauce that would "dance on the taste buds," Boyd and his wife prepared buffalo wings for an entire year while relying on feedback from family and friends. Ready to move full steam ahead with the business, Boyd was rejected by numerous entities that did not think the business venture would be successful. Fast forward 20 years later, D’ bo’ Wings and More has four Memphis locations and is still expanding.
"Come here this inspiring story of how anyone can become a successful entrepreneur," said Thomas. There is limited seating available. RSVP to Yolanda Handy via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (901) 333-5085.
The Southwest women’s basketball team lost to Dyersburg State 72-56 on November 23, in Dyersburg, Tennessee, dropping their record to 0-5 on the season.
The loss spoiled an outstanding game by Monique Howard, who had a double-double with team-highs of 16 points and 13 rebounds. Ajee Smith and Iesha Humphrey added 11 points each. As a team, the Lady Saluqis shot just 25.4 percent from the field but did out-rebound the Lady Eagles 53-44.
The Lady Saluqis will travel to Decatur, Georgia, this week for the Georgia Perimeter Classic on November 29-30.
Chris Hawkins scored a game-high of 19 points and Perrin Buford had a near triple-double with 17 points, nine rebounds and eight assists to lead the Southwest men’s basketball team to a 111-64 win over Dyersburg State on November 23, in Dyersburg, Tennessee. With the win, the Saluqis improved to 6-1 on the season including 4-1 in the Tennessee Community College Athletic Association.
Hawkins, one of the nation’s leaders in field goal percentage, made all seven of his field goal attempts and five of six free throws in only 18 minutes of play. He’s now shooting 81.5 percent from the field (22 of 27) on the season. Also in double figures against Dyersburg State were DeVante Jones with 14 points and Otis Devine with 10 points. As a team, Southwest shot 56.7 percent from the field while limiting Dyersburg State to only 34.8 percent.
The Southwest men’s basketball team will travel to Tallahassee, Florida, this week for the Tallahassee Thanksgiving Tournament on November 27-28.