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Blue Crew
University of Memphis students are invited to the Registered Student Organization fair for the True Blue Pep Rally and Spirit School sponsored by Blue Crew and the Alumni Association on the first day of school, Monday, August 26, at 4 pm. This is a pep rally that you don’t want to miss! For more information contact Terez Wilson at twilson2@memphis.edu or 901-678-5686.

Engineering Alumni Chapter
Join the Herff College of Engineering Alumni Chapter on Wednesday, August 28, from 11 am to 1 pm to welcome incoming freshman and returning students back to the University. Refreshments will be provided. For more information or to RSVP, contact bhoyer@memphis.edu or 901-678-1333.

The Engineering Alumni Chapter is looking for additional members to volunteer for its board. If you would like to get involved, contact bhoyer@memphis.edu or 901-678-1333.

Boston Alumni Club
Tiger fans in the Boston/New England area will attend a Red Sox game at Fenway Park on Thursday, August 29. The game against the Baltimore Orioles will begin at 7:05 pm.  Alumni will be seated together in the infield grandstand right behind home plate!  Tickets are $55.00 per person. To purchase your ticket, contact emma.elliott@memphis.edu or 901-678-1562.

Law Pillars of ExcellenceUMAR
On Tuesday, August 27, the UMAR Garden Club will meet at the home of UMAR President Sheryl Maxwell to talk about fall flowers and vegetables. Lunch will follow at O'Charley's at the corner of Germantown Parkway and Macon Road. For more information or to RSVP, contact bhoyer@memphis.edu or 901-678-1333.

On the first Tuesday of each month, the UMAR Breakfast Bunch gathers at 9 am for a casual breakfast at the Perkins Restaurant & Bakery located in the Eastgate Shopping Center, at 5112 Park Avenue. The next meeting will be Tuesday, September 3. All UMAR members and U of M retirees are welcome. The cost of breakfast is on your own.

On Thursday, September 12, at 10 am, UMAR will host its annual Coffee & Conversation in the Fountain View Suite of the University Center. Please join Provost Rudd and other past and present faculty and staff members for this complimentary brunch. Parking will be available in the Zach Curlin Parking Garage. Please RSVP by Friday, September 6, to bhoyer@memphis.edu or 901-678-1333.

Enjoy breakfast with the UMAR Book Club on Tuesday, September 24, at 11 am at The Green Grove before discussing this month's literary work, The Black Russian by Vladimir Alexandrov. The book club meets on the fourth Tuesday of every other month. For more information contact bhoyer@memphis.edu or 901-678-1333.

Law Alumni Chapter
The Law Alumni Chapter would like to thank everyone who attended this year’s Pillars of Excellence Dinner!  The dinner was a huge success with 400 people attending and over $26,000 raised to benefit the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law.  Thank you again to our sponsors: Title Sponsor: Ballin, Ballin & Fishman, PC; Cocktail Sponsors: Glassman, Edwards, Wyatt, Tuttle & Cox, P.C., Gossett Audi, and Farris Bobango PLC; Pillars Sponsors: Wyatt Tarrant & Combs LLP, Methodist LeBonheur Healthcare, and Alex’s Tavern; Gold Sponsor: BankTennessee; Silver Sponsor: Littler Mendelson P.C.

Save the Date: November 7, the Law Alumni Chapter will hold the annual Judicial Reception honoring the judiciary, recent graduates of the School of Law and the Tennessee Supreme Court.  For more information, please contact khpierce@memphis.edu or 901-678-2905.

Click here to purchase your commemorative 50th Anniversary merchandise! Available merchandise includes tees, hats, decals, Tervis Tumblers, commemorative posters, bottle stoppers and a documentary of the history of the School of Law. Quantities are limited. Shipping is available. Proceeds benefit the Law Alumni Chapter programs. For more information contact alumniassociation@memphis.edu or 800-678-TRAX.

Hispanic Alumni Council
On Friday, September 6, HAC will attend the Tigers men's soccer game at Mike Rose Stadium at 6:30 pm for a game day mixer and to cheer on our Tigers against UMKC. For more information or to RSVP, jpsavell@memphis.edu or 901-678-3119.

PMBA Alumni Club
The PMBA Alumni Club is hosting its annual meeting on Friday, September 6, at 5:30 pm at the Fogelman College.  Alumni and new students will meet with the leadership of the Fogelman College and the Professional MBA Alumni Board to discuss what is going on at the College, and also to hear about what the new Alumni Club has planned for the upcoming year.  Hors d’ouevres will be served. To RSVP, contact semiller@memphis.edu or 901-678-3043.

Pouncer's Pals
Pouncer’s Pals will kick off its first event for the 2013-2014 calendar year with the Walk Around the Field Tailgate and Football game on Saturday, September 21, during the Men’s Football game against Arkansas State. All members are invited to attend and will receive free food, football tickets for each Pouncer’s Pal and one parent/guardian, and the opportunity to walk around the field with Tom the Tiger before kickoff.   To learn more about Pouncer’s Pals contact jpsavell@memphis.edu or 901-678-3119. Sign your little tiger up online here for just $20 per year.

Student Ambassador Board
SAB is now accepting applications for students interested in the board and becoming a part of the most prestigious student organization on campus. We will be accepting applications all semester long and begin interviews for open board positions starting in November. For more information regarding SAB and how to get involved, contact Alumni Coordinator and SAB Advisor, Jaclyn Rodriguez at jpsavell@memphis.edu or 901-678-3119.

On Friday, October 4, SAB will host its annual Mudball Tournament at 1 pm on Tiger Beach at Richardson Towers. Everyone, including students, faculty, staff and alumni, are invited to form teams of 6 to play volleyball and tug-of-war in the mud. Proceeds benefit the J. Wayne Johnson Scholarship Fund. Click here to learn more and sign up today. For more information contact jpsavell@memphis.edu or 901-678-3119.

University College Spring RetreatCEHHS Alumni Chapter
On Saturday, October 5, the CEHHS Alumni Chapter will recognize the 2013 Hall of Fame Inductees during the Memphis Tigers vs. UCF Knights football game. Please join the board and all Hall of Fame Inductees at the True Blue Tailgate on Tiger Lane before the game. More details to follow. For more information about the event or to RSVP, contact bhoyer@memphis.edu or 901-678-1333.

The CEHHS Alumni Chapter is looking for additional members to volunteer for its board. If you would like to get involved, contact bhoyer@memphis.edu or 901-678-1333.

Journalism Alumni Club
The Journalism Alumni Club will host its annual Outstanding Alumni Awards this year on Friday, October 18.  Registration will begin at 11 am followed by the program at 11:30 am.  Individual tickets are $35, and a table of 10 will be $300.  For more information or to RSVP, please contact semiller@memphis.edu or 901-678-3043.

Lambuth Alumni Chapter
Lambuth Alumni and Jackson area Tiger fans are welcome to join us for True Blue Day on Saturday, October 26, at the University of Memphis Lambuth Campus. Meet Coach Pastner, honor Lambuth graduates from 1963, and enjoy great music and food.  Lambuth alumni who are interested in class reunions can have tables reserved for their group to enjoy the day together.  More details to follow.  For more information contact emma.elliott@memphis.edu or 901-678-1562.

FCBE Alumni Chapter
Save the Date: The FCBE Alumni Chapter will host its 2013 Alumni Day Luncheon on Wednesday, November 13, at the University of Memphis Holiday Inn. More details to follow. For more information contact semiller@memphis.edu or 901-678-3043.

Arts & Sciences Alumni Chapter
Save the Date: The College of Arts and Sciences Alumni Chapter will host its annual Outstanding Alumni Awards Event on Friday, November 15, at the University of Memphis Holiday Inn. Details to follow. For more information, please contact
khpierce@memphis.edu or 901-678-2905.

Young Alumni
Save the Date: The Young Alumni True Blue 5K will be Friday, November 1, at 7 pm on the U of M campus. Businesses both big and small can show their Tiger pride and help support one of the best races this fall. Benefits include exposure to over 500 runners, and advertising based on the package selected. Click here to download a sponsorship form. Registration is now open! Click here to register! For more information contact emma.elliott@memphis.edu or 901-678-1562.

Band Alumni Chapter
Save the Date: The Band Alumni Chapter will hold the annual Bandmasters Championship on Saturday, November 2, at the Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium. For more information on this marching band competition, click here or contact emma.elliott@memphis.edu or 901-678-1562.

Lambuth Class ReunionHalf Century Club
Save the Date: The Class of 1963 Reunion and the annual Golden Reception will be held on Thursday, November 8. More details to follow. For more information contact bhoyer@memphis.edu or 901-678-1333.

Save the Date: Homecoming 2013
Saturday, November 9
Cheer on your Tigers at the 2013 Homecoming Parade and Pep Rally, sponsored by the Alumni Association and Student Activities Council, on Saturday, November 9, at 10:30 am at the Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium. Join in the fun by entering a float or walking in the parade. Click here to download a parade packet. Don't miss the True Blue Pep Rally on Tiger Lane featuring Athletic Director Tom Bowen, the Mighty Sound of the South and many more! For more information contact Terez Wilson at twilson2@memphis.edu or 901-678-5686.

Out of Town Clubs
Attention Out of Town alumni: If you live in one of the following cities and are interested in meeting fellow Tiger fans in your city, we need you to help us build an alumni club!

Birmingham, AL
Chattanooga, TN
Charlotte, NC
Cincinnati, OH
Denver, CO
Los Angeles, CA
Miami, FL
New York City, NY
Philadelphia, PA
San Francisco, CA
Tampa, FL

We want you to be connected to our Tiger family no matter where you live! For more information about how you can get involved, contact Alumni Coordinator Emma Elliott at emma.elliott@memphis.edu or 800-678-8729 (TRAX).

CSD Alumni Chapter
The Communications Sciences and Disorders Alumni Chapter will be hosting a networking event this fall at Flight restaurant.  More information to follow.  For more information, please contact semiller@memphis.edu or 901-678-3043.

University College Alumni Chapter
University College Alumni Chapter would like to thank all returning board members for their time and wish each of them the very best throughout the upcoming year. Please stay posted for further information on this December’s Annual Holiday Party. To get involved with the Chapter, contact
bhoyer@memphis.edu or 901-678-1333.

 

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