MDN: Memphis to Start Employee Student Loan Repayment Plan July 1

MDN: Memphis to Start Employee Student Loan Repayment Plan July 1 A Tennessee city is starting a new program that will help employees repay their student loans. The city of Memphis said Thursday that beginning July 1, eligible city workers will receive monthly contributions of $50 for repayment of their student loan principal. Those who qualify must be active, full-time employees for at least 12 months. Alex Smith, the city’s chief human resources officer, says the program is being viewed “as an important investment in our employees.” The program is being administered by Tuition.io, a platform for employee student loan … Continue reading MDN: Memphis to Start Employee Student Loan Repayment Plan July 1

LocalMemphis: Nearly 250 School Children Received Free Bikes

LocalMemphis: Nearly 250 School Children Received Free Bikes Nearly 250 kids got free bikes at the Liberty Bowl today, but they had to earn them. 249 children in Shelby County Schools who had perfect attendance with no tardys for the entire school year received the bicycles. Thirteen elementary and middle schools were represented at today’s event. Some of the super students we talked to say the bike will help make their summer a great one. The Memphis High-Tailer Bicycle Club chipped in to get each kid a free helmet and t-shirt. This was the fourth year for the event. Shelby … Continue reading LocalMemphis: Nearly 250 School Children Received Free Bikes

MDN: Tenn. Shakespeare Company Earns $25K Matching Grant

MDN: Tenn. Shakespeare Company Earns $25K Matching Grant Arts Midwest has awarded $1 million in grants to Tennessee Shakespeare Company and 39 other nonprofit, professional theater companies across 26 states and the District of Columbia to perform the works of William Shakespeare for students through Shakespeare in American Communities. Tennessee Shakespeare Company received the matching grant award of $25,000 for its innovative 2017 Romeo and Juliet Project for the fourth time in its history. The project will perform “Romeo and Juliet” 27 times in 22 Memphis-area high schools and teach more than 700 in-school sessions for 6,400 freshmen with a … Continue reading MDN: Tenn. Shakespeare Company Earns $25K Matching Grant

HGN: MIT works with young entrepreneurs to change the face of tech in Memphis

HGN: MIT works with young entrepreneurs to change the face of tech in Memphis Divya Pinnaka, a Germantown High School rising senior, wants Memphians to know that young people can bring a special edge to the startup community. … Pinnaka is the president of the Memphis chapter of the MIT Launch Club program as well as the U.S. central director for MIT Launch North America. The international entrepreneurial program for high school students is based out of the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship and the Sloan School of Management. The program gives high school students the tools and mentorship … Continue reading HGN: MIT works with young entrepreneurs to change the face of tech in Memphis

MBJ: Official Memphis brand initiative launched

MBJ: Official Memphis brand initiative launched After three years of ongoing efforts, an official Memphis Brand Initiative organization has launched. According to president and CMO David French, the Memphis Brand Initiative is a newly formed organization to elevate the city as a global brand recognized as a destination of choice for tourists, talent, businesses and families. In 2014, a group of Memphis leaders came together with the goal of elevating the city’s global reputation by defining the city’s essential brand identity and communicating it in a strategic and coordinated way, French said. Mike Glenn, formerly of FedEx Corp., and Rick … Continue reading MBJ: Official Memphis brand initiative launched

WMC: 3 Memphis spots named top U.S. trending destinations

WMC: 3 Memphis spots named top U.S. trending destinations Memphis tourism is getting high praise from a top travel and booking site. TripAdvisor announced its 25 trending destinations in the U.S. and three Bluff City landmarks made the list: Beale Street, National Civil Rights Museum, and Graceland. TripAdvisor said each destination has seen a tremendous spike in traveler interest with Beale Street having the largest spike — a 41 percent increase from last year. WMC: 3 Memphis spots named top U.S. trending destinations Continue reading WMC: 3 Memphis spots named top U.S. trending destinations

ABC: Memphis high school senior class collects more than $80 million in scholarship offers

ABC: Memphis high school senior class collects more than $80 million in scholarship offers While students across the nation continue to narrow down their college options, Whitehaven High School in Memphis, Tennessee, is already in full-fledged celebration mode with its 2017 senior class so far being offered more than $80 million in college scholarships. Whitehaven held its annual Academic Signing Day last week to honor the academic success of its senior students, who at the time had been offered more than $65 million in scholarships, with over 40 students each scoring a million dollars in offers. Labeled as the “Million … Continue reading ABC: Memphis high school senior class collects more than $80 million in scholarship offers

MDN: Memphis Business Academy Showcases Project Lead The Way STEM Progress

MDN: Memphis Business Academy Showcases Project Lead The Way STEM Progress The Memphis Business Academy is flexing its STEM muscles. The K-12 charter school in Frayser hosted a showcase event this month to demonstrate how it has implemented Project Lead The Way (PLTW) curriculum the past year and the overwhelmingly positive effect it is having on students of all ages. PLTW is a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) curriculum that creates a hands-on classroom environment that empowers students to develop in-demand knowledge and skills needed to thrive in today’s workplace. The PLTW nonprofit organization is committed to providing transformative … Continue reading MDN: Memphis Business Academy Showcases Project Lead The Way STEM Progress

MDN: U of M Hosting Free GenCyber Boot Camps

MDN: U of M Hosting Free GenCyber Boot Camps The Center for Information Assurance at the University of Memphis will host GenCyber boot camps again this summer. Last year 70 students participated in GenCyber boot camps. Thanks to funding from the National Security Agency and the National Science Foundation, the center will hold two camps for 100 students this year. “Learning about cyber privacy issues in mobile apps and risks in web surfing are becoming increasingly important for students in their school years so they can better prepare themselves to deal with the current situation and for future challenges,” said … Continue reading MDN: U of M Hosting Free GenCyber Boot Camps

MDN: Another Country

MDN: Another Country On the road into the C.H. Nash Museum at Chucalissa in southwest Memphis, there is a sign you might not notice on your way to the museum and archaeological site. An arrow pointing east is the way to Memphis. The western arrow reads Chucalissa. The sign is at the dead end of Boxtown Road, in an area more rural and remote than any other part of Memphis. View any Memphis family scrapbook or album, turn to the 1960s or 1970s – Tonto to Wounded Knee – and you should find snapshots from a trip to Chucalissa. The … Continue reading MDN: Another Country