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Cover Story, "25 years a University"
The beginning of Memphis State University's first 25 years as a university was marked on July 1, 1957, when the Tennessee Legislature's university status-granting resolution went into effect. The story of how Memphis State College became Memphis State University is worth telling this summer as we celebrate our silver anniversary as a university. Alumni who were students at the time may well remember the campaign but not know of some of the 'back room' politicking that went on. Others may learn a little more about the history behind this school.
Also featured, "'The Associates' Are A New Way To Give To MSU"
July 1,1982 marks the 25th anniversary of university status' for your alma mater. It was on July 1, 1957, that Memphis State College became Memphis State University. In conjunction with the 25th anniversary date, a new program of annual giving from the University's various publics will begin. The Associates of Memphis State University is a new program designed to accept all annual unrestricted gifts, given through the Memphis State University Foundation. As monies are received, they will be placed in an interest-bearing account and will be utilized where needed within the academic programs at MSU.
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