The University of Memphis is a public research university in Memphis, Tennessee. Founded in 1912, the university has an enrollment of more than 22,000 students; the university maintains The Center for Earthquake Research and Information, The Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, the former Lambuth University campus, The Loewenberg College of Nursing, The School of Public Health, The College of Communication and Fine Arts, The FedEx Institute of Technology, The Advanced Distributed Learning Workforce Co-Lab, The Institute of Egyptian Art and Archaeology. In 1909, the Tennessee Legislature enacted the General Education Bill; this bill stated that three colleges be established, one within each grand division of the state and one additional school for African-American students. After much bidding and campaigning, the state had to choose between two sites to build the new college for West Tennessee: Jackson and Memphis. Memphis was chosen, one of the main reasons being the proximity of the rail line to the site proposed to build the new college for West Tennessee.
This would allow students to go home and visit their relatives. The other three schools established through the General Education Act evolved into East Tennessee State University, Middle Tennessee State University, Tennessee State University. Prior to the establishment of the West Tennessee Normal School pursuant to the General Education Bill, a number of higher education departments existed in Memphis under the banner of the University of Memphis; this earlier University of Memphis was formed in 1909 by adding to an existing medical school's departments of pharmacy and law. On September 10, 1912, West Tennessee Normal School opened in Memphis. By 1913 all departments of the earlier University of Memphis, except the law school, had been taken over by West Tennessee Normal School. After Mynders' death in 1913, John Willard Brister was chosen to take his place. After Brister's resignation in 1918, Andrew A. Kincannon became president. In 1924, Brister returned to his post as president of the school.
The name changed in 1925 to West Tennessee State Teachers College. In 1931, the campus' first newspaper, The Tiger Rag, was established. In 1939, Richard C. Jones became president of WTSTC. In 1941, the name was changed to Memphis State College, when the college expanded its liberal arts curriculum. In 1943, Dr. Jennings B. Sanders succeeded Jones as president. Three years the first alumnus to become president, J. Millard Smith, was appointed. In 1951 MSC awarded its first B. A. degrees. In 1957 the school received full University status and changed its name accordingly to Memphis State University. In 1959, five years after Brown v. Board of Education the university admitted its first black students. Racial segregation was the norm throughout the South at the time; the Memphis State Eight, as they were known, were admitted to Memphis State University. Their presence on campus was the focus not only of intense media scrutiny, but severe criticism from much of the local public. Ostensibly for the black students' safety and to maintain an air of calm on the campus, University administrators placed certain restrictions on where and when the black students could be on campus.
They were to go only to their classes, not to any of the public places on campus, such as the cafeteria. These limitations were lifted after the novelty of their presence on campus had subsided and the public's focus on their presence there had lessened, as more and more black students were admitted to the university. Today, black students make up more than one-third of the campus student body and participate in all campus activities. Cecil C. Humphreys became president of MSU, succeeding Smith, in 1960. In 1966, the school began awarding doctoral degrees. Humphreys resigned as MSU president to become the first chancellor of the newly formed State University and Community College System renamed the Tennessee Board of Regents. John Richardson was appointed interim president. In 1973, Dr. Billy Mac Jones became president; that year, the Memphis State Tiger men's basketball team reached the finals of the NCAA tournament, only to fall at the hands of a UCLA team led by future NBA superstar and Hall of Famer Bill Walton in The NCAA Basketball Championship Game in St. Louis, Missouri.
In 1980, Thomas Carpenter became president of MSU. On July 1, 1994, Memphis State University changed its name again, to the University of Memphis. V. Lane Rawlins served from 1991 to 2000. In 2001, The U of M installed its first female president, Shirley Raines, who retired in the summer of 2013. After a yearlong search, Dr. M. David Rudd was confirmed as the 12th president on May 1, 2014; the University of Memphis campus is located 5 miles east of downtown in the University District neighborhood of east Memphis. It has an area of 1,160 acres, although this figure does not include the law school in the former United States federal customshouse in downtown Memphis, which opened in January 2010; the historical core of campus encompasses 30 acres. Campus planners have increased the amount of green space and the number of walkways over the past several years, while maintaining the original historic architecture of the campus. Surrounding the university's main campus are several historic neighborhoods to the north and east, as well as the University District neighborhood and the commercial Highland Strip to the
The Serbia men's national volleyball team is the national team of Serbia. FIVB considers Serbia the inheritor of the records of Serbia and Montenegro. Serbia won gold at the Summer Olympics in Sydney and bronze at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta; the Yugoslav Olympic Committee declared the national volleyball team to be the best male team of the year in 2000, the Olympic Committee of Serbia did the same in 2010 and 2013. Serbia's most proud moment came at the Sydney Olympics in 2000 when under the name Yugoslavia it won Olympic gold. A heavy favourite was team Italy, who won the last three World Championships and the European title in 1995 and 1999, but they had yet to win an Olympic gold medal, they won their quarter-final match over Australia. In the semifinals, Serbia & Montenegro, runners-up at the 1998 Worlds, bronze medalists at the 1999 Europeans, triumphed in straight sets, again denying Italy an Olympic gold medal. Serbia & Montenegro had struggled in the pools, finishing only third behind Italy and Russia, but they defeated Russia in straight sets in the final to win the gold medal.
As in 1996, all medalists came from the same pool, this time Group B. Volleyball was brought to Serbia by g. William Viland, a professor of folklore and folk sports from Oakland, when the Red Cross held a series of lectures and demonstrations of American sports in Belgrade and Novi Sad, it is believed that his arrival marked the beginning of volleyball in this area, in 1924 is considered the year when the first volleyball ball came to Serbia. During the period of occupation, between 1941 and 1944, volleyball was played actively, numerous competitions where held, more sports clubs/society's had established its volleyball section; the Serbian/Yugoslav Volleyball Federation was founded in 1946 by the Alliance for Physical Education of Yugoslavia. A year in 1947, the World Volleyball Federation was founded and the former Yugoslavia was one of the 14 founders. From 13 February 1949, the Volleyball Federation became an independent sports organization. Two years at the European Championships held in Paris, the women's volleyball team of Yugoslavia won the bronze medal for the first time.
This success was repeated with the men's event in 1975, when Serbia for the first time in history hosted the biggest European competition, both the men's and women's events. The Serbian team in the last match of the final group defeated Bulgaria in the crowded hall of "Pioneer" in Belgrade and won the bronze medal. In 2011 Serbia became European champion and in 2016 the champion of FIVB World League for the first time, with Marko Ivovic being crowned MVP of the tournament and Srecko Lisinac being chosen as the Best Middle Blocker. After two bronze medal 2013 and 2017, Serbia become European shampion again in 2019 with Uroš Kovačević being crowned MVP of the tournament. Champions Runners up Third place Fourth place Champions Runners up Third place Fourth place 2003 Japan — Bronze medal Marić, Janić, Boškan, Mijić, N. Grbić, V. Grbić, Gerić, Vujević, Miljković, Ilić, Vusurović. Head coach: Travica Champions Runners up Third place Fourth place Champions Runners up Third place Fourth place Champions Runners up Third place Fourth place Champions Runners up Third place Fourth place Champions Runners up Third place Fourth place Champions Runners up Third place Fourth place The following is the Serbian roster in the 2019 European Championship.
Head coach: Slobodan Kovač Zoran Gajić Veselin Vuković Ljubomir Travica Igor Kolaković Nikola Grbić Slobodan Kovač Ivan Miljković Nikola Grbić Andrija Gerić Slobodan Boškan Vladimir Grbić Slobodan Kovač Dejan Brđović Rajko Jokanović Goran Vujević Đula Mešter Vasa Mijić Žarko Petrović Igor Vušurović Bojan Janić Edin Škorić Veljko Petković Željko Tanasković The table below shows the history of kit providers for the Serbia national volleyball team. Primary sponsors include: main sponsors like Poštanska štedionica and Vip mobile other sponsors: Škoda Auto, Radio Television of Serbia, Žurnal, Posta, EPS and Blic. Serbia women's national volleyball team Yugoslavia men's national volleyball team Official website FIVB profile
"Time and Tenderness" is a song written by Diane Warren and performed by Michael Bolton. Released as a single from his album of the same title, the song reached number seven on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, becoming Bolton's fifth top-ten single in the United States, it was the singer's fourth song to top the Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart. Worldwide the song reached number four in Canada, number 27 in Sweden and number 28 in the United Kingdom. Michael Bolton - vocals Walter Afanasieff - synthesized bass, synthesizers, percussion Michael Landau - electric guitar Gary Cirimelli - Synclavier programming Ren Klyce - Akai AX60 and Fairlight CMI programming Greg "Gigi" Gonaway - timbales Kitty Beethoven, Larry Batiste, Sandy Griffith, Chris Hawkins, Jeanie Tracy, Michael Bolton - backing vocals