Marjorie Watson Mathematics Scholarship

The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga is offering one $5000 scholarship for an incoming freshman who majors in mathematics at the University of Tennessee- Chattanooga. This scholarship is worth $5000 over four years. Application information can be found HERE.

 

Administrative Assistant Opening at the Memphis Country Club

Experienced professional needed to provide secretarial and administrative support to the General Manager and management team. The position requires analytical abilities, unsurpassed communication skills and full computer and software knowledge while possessing a professional work ethic as you maintain a helpful, organized and friendly demeanor.  Unique work environment surrounded by positive and high energy people. Four day work week, 10 hour days, some overtime through the year based on activity. Exceptional pay commensurate with experience, full benefits available. 

Only those with a verifiable resume and references need apply, in writing or electronically.  

Resumes only. 

Michael Babb
600 Goodwyn
Memphis, 38111

michael@memphiscc.org 

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July 29, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tecia Marshall | Memphis Community Outreach Lead
Karen Farrell-Shikuku | Memphis Technical Lead
memphischapter@blackgirlscode.org
901-864-8660

Black Girls CODE Hosts Robot Expo at The University of Memphis!

Memphis, Tennessee (July 29, 2015) – The Memphis Chapter of Black Girls CODE will host their second robot expo on Saturday, September 19, 2015 at The University of Memphis, Dunn Hall, located at 3725 Norriswood Ave, 38152. This fun and captivating workshop will target girls ages 10 – 17, where they will learn about robots, how they communicate, real-world/business applications and uses for robotics. The workshop will be taught by the Memphis chapter curriculum lead, Karen Farrell-Shikuku and instructors from the First Lego League of Memphis. This second Black Girls CODE Memphis robotics workshop is being made possible by a generous grant from FedEx.

Check-in begins at 9:00 a.m. and the event starts promptly at 10:00 a.m. The cost of the workshop is $35 per child, with limited scholarships available.  For additional information or to inquire about sponsoring a girl, please contact Tecia Marshall at 901-864-8660.

Due to limited space and strong demand, parents are encouraged to register children online as soon as possible at the following link: 

Online Registration: http://bit.ly/1MTONrA

Volunteer orientation will be held on Saturday, September 12, 2015 at Cowork Memphis, 902 S. Cooper St., from 10 am – 12 pm. Individuals wishing to volunteer can sign up at the following link:

Online Registration: http://bit.ly/1gkuOZe

Businesses or organizations interested in food sponsorships or swag bag donations are encouraged to reach out to Tecia Marshall at memphischapter@blackgirlscode.org.

About Black Girls CODE:
Since 2011, Black Girls CODE has been a transformative global movement fueled by the power of individual, but connected and engaged chapters in Atlanta, Detroit, Chicago, California Bay Area, New York City, Memphis, Washington, DC, Raleigh – Durham and Johannesburg that are dedicated to providing girls of color with the technical skills and inspiration to become technology leaders of tomorrow. To date we have reached over 3,000 girls and 2,700 volunteers. Our goal is to reach 1 million girls by 2040. Join the BGC movement at facebook.com/blackgirlscodeorg and on twitter @BlackGirlsCODE.

SCS 2015-2016 Calendar

(PDF Version) Calendar for 2015-2016

Thursday, January 29, 2015 – 11:00 a.m.

Hattiloo Theater / 37 S. Cooper / Memphis, TN

State of the City Address

USDA 1890 National Scholars Program

Application DEADLINE February 1, 2015
Please Note: Only 2015 USDA/1890 National Scholars Program Applications will be considered.
(Previous versions of the Scholars Program Application will not be considered.)

http://www.outreach.usda.gov/education/1890/

Program Overview

The USDA/1890 National Scholars Program is a partnership between of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant Universities. The USDA/1890 National Scholars Program is implemented under the USDA Fellows Experience Program (FEP). Scholars accepted into the program will be appointed using the Schedule A(r) authority (5 CFR 213.3202) and are not eligible for noncompetitive conversion to full time employment upon graduation.

However, all USDA/1890 National Scholars are required to compete for appropriate employment immediately after graduation and, if selected, commit to at least one year of service to USDA for each year of financial assistance provided. (Note: Specific details of this service requirement will be outlined in the service agreement entered into by the selected Scholar, the University at which the Scholar is matriculated, and the USDA Sponsoring Agency.)

The USDA/1890 National Scholars Program will provide full tuition, employment, employee benefits, fees, books, and room and board each year for up to 4 years to selected students pursuing a bachelor’s degree at the following universities:

  • Alabama A&M University
  • Alcorn State University, Mississippi
  • Central State University, Ohio
  • Delaware State University
  • Florida A&M University
  • Fort Valley State University, Georgia
  • Kentucky State University
  • Langston University, Oklahoma
  • Lincoln University, Missouri
  • North Carolina A&T State University
  • Prairie View A&M University, Texas
  • South Carolina State University
  • Southern University, Louisiana
  • Tennessee State University
  • Tuskegee University, Alabama
  • University of Arkansas Pine Bluff
  • University of Maryland Eastern Shore
  • Virginia State University
  • West Virginia State University

Goal

The goal of the USDA/1890 National Scholars Program is to increase the number of minorities studying agriculture, food, natural resource sciences and the related disciplines. National Scholars are required to study in the following or related disciplines.

  • Agriculture
  • Agricultural Business/Management
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Agricultural Engineering/Mechanics
  • Agricultural Production and Technology
  • Agronomy or Crop Science
  • Animal Sciences
  • Botany
  • Food Sciences/Technology
  • Forestry and Related Sciences
  • Home Economics/Nutrition
  • Horticulture
  • Natural Resources Management
  • Soil Conservation/Soil Science
  • Farm and Range Management
  • Other related disciplines, (e.g. non-medical biological sciences, pre-veterinary medicine, computer science)

The Award
Scholarships are awarded annually and must be used at one of the 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant Universities. Each award provides full tuition, as well as room and board for the term of the scholarship. The scholarship may be renewed each year, contingent upon satisfactory academic performance and normal progress toward the bachelor’s degree.

General Eligibility
To be eligible for the USDA/1890 National Scholars Program scholarship a student must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Have been accepted for admission or currently attending one of the nineteen 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant Universities.
  • Study agriculture, food, natural resource sciences, or other related academic disciplines
  • Demonstrate leadership and community service
  • Submit an official transcript with the school seal and an authorized official’s signature
  • Submit a signed application (original signature only)

Who Should Apply
The USDA/1890 National Scholars Program is available to high school seniors entering their freshman year of college and rising college sophomores and juniors.

USDA 1890 National Scholars Program 2015 Application DEADLINE: February 1, 2015

All application materials must be postmarked by February 1, 2015 and sent to the university (or universities) selected by the applicant to attend. (University addresses and contact information are included in the back of the application.)

For any questions regarding the USDA/1890 National Scholars Program, please contact:

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration
Office of Advocacy and Outreach
USDA/1890 Programs
1400 Independence Ave., S.W., Stop 0170
Washington, DC 20250
Telephone Number: (202) 205-4307
Fax Number: (202) 720-7136
Email: 1890init@usda.gov

Free Legal Clinic – Saturday, September 20th, 10a-1p

Volunteer attorneys and paralegals will be at:

Hickory Ridge Towne Centre | 6075 Winchester RD, Memphis, TN 38115

Saturday, September 20, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

*Bring with you any papers that deal with your problem.

Do you, a loved one or friend have a legal question or problem you want to ask an attorney?  If so, this is your opportunity to talk with an attorney to get some answers!  A lawyer will talk with you and try to give you an answer. They may only have 10-15 minutes to talk. The lawyer won’t be able to take your case. They won’t be able to go to court with you.

THE CLINIC WILL STOP TAKING NEW CLIENTS AT 12:30 PM SO PLEASE ARRIVE BEFORE THEN TO ENSURE SUFFICIENT TIME TO DISCUSS YOUR PROBLEM.

This program is a joint project of the Memphis Bar Association to Justice Committee, Memphis Area Legal Services and the Tennessee Bar Association TBALL class. All attorneys and paralegals are volunteers. For additional information you can contact Linda Warren Seely at 255-3417.

P.O. Box 753426, Memphis, TN 38175, (901) 844-3926 | hickoryhillcrc.org