University of Memphis Magazine, 15:4, 1997 Winter
Cover Story, "TOM II"
Some cats lead a "purr-feet" life. With custom accommodations, deluxe transportation and plenty of hearty food, TOM II, the University's tiger mascot, has a roaring good time. The University's five-year- old, 470-pound Bengal mascot, lives a life of luxury, from his dual air-conditioned trailer to his 3,500-square-foot habitat equipped with two pools, a waterfall, and a climate-controlled den. (Photo by Mike Murray)
Also featured, "Much Ado About Shakespeare"
For more than a decade, troupes from ACTER (A Center for Theatre, Education and Research) have made biennial trips to The University of Memphis. During their residency, actors from the London stage teach about 30 classes, give public readings, and perform and conduct a workshop for area high school students.