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Memphis Matters August 2011

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Vision Forum 2011
The University of Memphis Alumni Association will host the Centennial Edition of Vision Forum on Saturday, August 20, at 8 am in the FedEx Institute of Technology on the University of Memphis campus. For more information click here, or, to RSVP, contact the Alumni Association at alumniassociation@memphis.edu or 901/678-1333.

Memphis Tigers vs. Mississippi State Bulldogs
“Join the Revolution” and Coach Larry Porter at the Liberty Bowl Stadium on Thursday, September 1, at 7 pm as our Tigers prepare to face the Mississippi State Bulldogs. Stop by the True Blue Bus to pick up your True Blue goodies and show your True Blue Spirit! For more information contact Alumni Coordinator Terez Wilson at twilson2@memphis.edu or 901/678-5686.

AUGUST 2011
   TIGERS AROUND TOWN
   VISION FORUM
   HOMECOMING
   REUNION WEEKEND
   CLUB & CHAPTER NEWS
   ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT
   BENEFIT SPOTLIGHT
Tigers Around Town Grand Unveiling
Join us as we Let the Cat Out of the Bag on 9.10.11@12 noon (Saturday, September 10 at 12 noon). Don't miss this unique opportunity to see all 100 Tigers together in one place. Bring the whole family to enjoy sodas and hot dogs along with music by "Soul Outsiders" and inflatable bouncies. Contact the Alumni Association at alumniassociation@memphis.edu or 901/678-2586 for more information.

UMAR

On Tuesday, September 13, UMAR will host the annual Coffee & Conversation brunch at the home of University President Shirley C. Raines. The guest speaker is Dr. Thomas Fagan, 2011 recipient of Willard R. Sparks Eminent Faculty Award. The cost is $10 per person. Contact Alumni Coordinator Connie Thiemonge at cthmonge@memphis.edu or 901/678-1333 to RSVP.

On Tuesday, September 27, at 11 am, the UMAR Book Club will enjoy breakfast at Brother Juniper’s before discussing September’s literary work, Prodigal Summer, by Barbara Kingsolver. Contact Alumni Coordinator Connie Thiemonge at cthmonge@memphis.edu or 901/678-1333 for more information.

MPA Alumni Club Back to School Night
The MPA Alumni Club will host its “Back to School Night” event on Tuesday, September 13, at 5 pm in the Alumni Center. Mix and mingle with students, faculty and alumni. Contact Alumni Coordinator Connie Thiemonge at cthmonge@memphis.edu or 901/678-1333 for more information.

FAM Peabody Rooftop Party
Start this school year off right! FAM members are invited to the exclusive FAM Peabody Rooftop party on Thursday, September 15, at 8 pm at the Peabody Hotel featuring music by DJ Drex from Q107.5! For more information about where to pick up your complimentary ticket, contact the FAM at fam@memphis.edu or 901/678-2333.

Homecoming 2011
The Alumni Association will host the annual Homecoming Parade and Pep Rally on Friday, September 23, on the U of M Campus. The parade will begin at 5:30 pm followed by a pep rally at 6:30 pm. Parking is available at the Southern Ave. and Central Ave. parking lots. For more information about Homecoming or how to enter a float in the parade, contact Alumni Coordinator Terez Wilson at twilson2@memphis.edu or 901/678-5686.

2011 Parent of the Year
The University of Memphis Alumni Association Parents Club invites students to nominate parents or guardians whose lives have been an inspiration to their student and others as the Parent of the Year. CLICK HERE for more information and to download a nomination form. Applications are due by 4 pm on Monday, September 12. Nominators will be notified by Thursday, September 15, if their nominee was selected as a winner.


Half Century Club Homecoming Reunion

On Friday, September 23, the Half Century Club will enjoy a full day of Homecoming activities including a meet and greet at the Alumni Center, brunch and a medallion ceremony at the home of University President Shirley C. Raines, a tour or the campus, and a Golden Reception at the Alumni Center.  The cost is $35 per person. Contact Alumni Coordinator Connie Thiemonge at cthmonge@memphis.edu or 901/678-1333 for more information or to RSVP.

Luther C. McClellan Black Alumni Chapter Homecoming Celebration
The Luther C. McClellan Black Alumni Chapter will join in the Homecoming 2011 fun with its annual Alumni Step Show showcasing stepping skills of current students and returning alumni on Friday, September 23, in the Rose Theatre immediately following the Homecoming Pep Rally. The cost is $10 for Alumni Association members and students (with membership card or student ID) and $15 for not-yet-members. Proceeds benefit the LCM Scholarship Fund.

Join the Luther C. McClellan Black Alumni Chapter for a Homecoming Party immediately following the Homecoming Step Show on Friday, September 23, at 10 pm at 409 South Main. Tickets may be purchased at the door. The cost is $10 for Alumni Association members, $15 for the not-yet-members, and $20 for everyone after midnight. Proceeds benefit the LCM Scholarship Fund.

Arts and Sciences Alumni Chapter Outstanding Alumni Awards
The College of Arts and Sciences Alumni Board will host an Outstanding Alumni Awards Dinner on Thursday, October 13, at 6pm in the University Center Ballroom. The 2011 award recipients are Dr. Diane Allen (BA '73), Kirk Caraway (BA ’94, JD ’97), Stacey Greenberg (MA '03), and Darlene Winters (BA '76, MA '79). For more information, or to RSVP, please contact Alumni Coordinator Wendy Sumner-Winter at wsumner1@memphis.edu or 901/678.1562.

Law Alumni Chapter Reunion Weekend
The Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law Alumni Club will host its Law Reunion Weekend for classes ending in “1 or 6” at the Westin Downtown on Friday and Saturday, October 14-15. Festivities include a VIP Party before the 2011 Men’s Basketball Memphis Madness, tours of the Law School, and a cocktail reception on Saturday night. Contact Alumni Coordinator Wendy Sumner-Winter at wsumner1@memphis.edu or 901/678-1562 for more information.

Journalism Alumni Club Outstanding Alumni Awards

The Outstanding Journalism Alumni Awards Dinner will be held the evening of Thursday, October 27, in the Tennessee Ballroom at the Holiday Inn on campus. The guest speaker will be Natalie Allen of CNN. The Charles E. Thornton Award will be presented to Will King (BA ’74) of CNN and journalist Richard Copley (BS ’69). The Herbert Lee Williams Award will be given to former professor L. Dupre Long. Also, the inaugural Outstanding Young Alumni Award will be presented to author Johanna Edwards (BA ’01).  For more information, please contact Alumni Coordinator Shannon Miller at semiller@memphis.edu or 901/678-3043.

FCBE Alumni Day Luncheon
The FCBE Alumni Chapter will host its annual Alumni Day Luncheon on Wednesday, November 2, at the Holiday Inn, University of Memphis. For more information, please contact Alumni Coordinator Shannon Miller at semiller@memphis.edu or 901/678-3043.



Young Alumni Committee True Blue 5K

The Young Alumni Committee will host its 5th Annual True Blue 5K on November 4, at 7 pm, on the campus of the University of Memphis. All proceeds from the race will go to support the work of the Young Alumni Committee and its commitment to encourage alumni interaction, engage current students, and raise money for the Young Alumni Legacy Scholarship. Click here to register. For more information on becoming a sponsor, please contact Alumni Coordinator Wendy Sumner-Winter at wsumner1@memphis.edu or 901/678-1562.

Save the Date: UMAA Reunion Weekend

The University of Memphis Alumni Association will host the Centennial Alumni Reunion Weekend
on April 20, 2012 – April 22, 2012. Formal invitation and information to follow. For more information
on this upcoming event, please contact Alumni Coordinator Alexa Begonia at
hbegonia@memphis.edu or 901/678-3873.

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