Alumni Association - University of Memphis
Memphis Matters February 2012

____________________________________________________

HOME     PHOTOS     EVENTS     JOIN NOW     ARCHIVE      
____________________________________________________

    Club & Chapter News
Atlanta Alumni Club
Join the Atlanta Alumni Club at its upcoming Tiger Basketball Watch Parties. All alumni, fans and friends are welcome. Cheer on our Tigers TONIGHT, February 15, at 8 pm EST at Mazzy's as they take on Tulane. Click here for more information and to view a complete list of upcoming watch parties.


UMAR
On Friday, February 17, at 5:30 pm, UMAR members and friends will enjoy dinner at the Medallion Restaurant followed by a performance of The Phantom of the Opera at Mainstage Theatre. For more information contact Alumni Coordinator Connie Thiemonge at cthmonge@memphis.edu or 901/678-1333.

journalism
Journalism Alumni Club
Outstanding Alumni Awards

February 2012
   TIGERS ENTER BIG EAST
   CASE AWARD
   REUNION WEEKEND
   KEMMONS WILSON CLUB
   CLUB & CHAPTER NEWS
   ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT
   BENEFIT SPOTLIGHT
UMAR (continued)
On Tuesday, February 28, at 11:30 am the UMAR Garden Club will meet for lunch at the Trolley Stop Market located at 704 Madison Avenue, followed by a hands-on learning session about seed starting. This group plans to meet on the fourth Tuesday of every other month. For more information, call Sheryl Maxwell at 755-2131. The cost of lunch is on your own.

On Tuesday, March 6, at 9 am, the UMAR Breakfast Bunch will gather at the Perkins Restaurant & Bakery located in the Eastgate Shopping Center, at 5112 Park Avenue. This group meets for a casual breakfast on the first Tuesday of every month at 9 am. All UMAR members and U of M retirees are welcome. The cost of breakfast is on your own. Contact Alumni Coordinator Connie Thiemonge at cthmonge@memphis.edu or 901/678-1333 for more information.

On Monday, March 19, at noon, UMAR will hear Rabbi Micah Greenstein speak as part of the Calvary Lenten Preaching Series. After Rabbi Greenstein’s presentation, we will enjoy lunch in the church’s “Waffle Shop” restaurant. The Lecture Series is free and open to the public; lunch is on your own. Contact Alumni Coordinator Connie Thiemonge at cthmonge@memphis.edu or 901/678-1333 for more information.

On Tuesday, March 27, at 11 am, the UMAR Book Club will meet at Brother Juniper’s for breakfast before discussing this month’s selection, In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin by Erik Larson. The Book Club meets on the fourth Tuesday of every other month. The cost of breakfast is on your own.  Contact Alumni Coordinator Connie Thiemonge at cthmonge@memphis.edu or 901/678-1333 for more information.

Save the Date:  On Thursday, April 19, join UMAR for a Centennial Event honoring retired Faculty and Staff.  Celebrate and reminisce with your colleagues and friends at a special reception and dinner in the University Center Ballroom. All retirees and current U of M employees of long-standing are welcome to attend. More details to follow. Contact Alumni Coordinator Connie Thiemonge at cthmonge@memphis.edu or 901/678-1333 for more information.

Communication Sciences and Disorders Alumni Chapter
The Communication Sciences and Disorders Alumni Chapter will host its annual Alumni Reception on Thursday, February 23, from 5:30-7:00 at the Hilton in East Memphis. The reception will take place during the 42nd Annual Mid-South Conference on Communicative Disorders. We will be honoring Tracey Baldwin (MA '82) as our Outstanding CSD Alumni for 2012.  The event is free, and all alumni are welcome.  Hors d’oeuvres will be provided. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Alumni Coordinator Shannon Miller at semiller@memphis.edu or 901/678-3043.

MPA Alumni Club
On Saturday, March 31, the MPA Club will participate in the Memphis Inter-Faith Association’s 13th annual Day of Reflection and Service by volunteering for the “artistic board up” project which covers the windows of depressed Memphis properties with plywood sheets painted to look like window panes. After the service project the group will enjoy a tailgate in the parking lot of the Liberty Bowl before the Blue and Gray football scrimmage game. All MPA alumni, students and friends are welcome to participate. Please contact Alumni Coordinator Connie Thiemonge at cthmonge@memphis.edu or 901/678-1333 for more information.

maui
Maui Luau
Save the Date: On Tuesday, April 17, at 11:30 am in the University Center, the MPA Club will host a luncheon recognizing the 2012 Pi Alpha Alpha inductees and honors students in the Division of Public and Nonprofit Administration. Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell is scheduled to be the featured speaker. Tickets are $25 per person. Please contact Alumni Coordinator Connie Thiemonge at cthmonge@memphis.edu or 901/678-1333 for more information or to RSVP.

Engineering Alumni Chapter

On Tuesday, March 20, at 12 noon in the Alumni Center, the Engineering Alumni Chapter will host a Professional Development Luncheon. Tom Wyatt, an Engineering faculty member, will present "Engineering Ethics: A Primer." The cost is $5 for Alumni Association members and $10 for not-yet members. Lunch will be provided, and a certificate will be issued to attendees for one professional development hour (PDH). For more information or to RSVP, contact Alumni Coordinator Connie Thiemonge at cthmonge@memphis.edu or 901/678-1333.

On Tuesday, April 3, the Engineering Chapter will present its Outstanding Alumni Awards at the Herff College of Engineering’s annual awards banquet at the Holiday Inn on campus. As part of the Chapter’s celebration of the University’s Centennial, all previous recipients of this award will be welcomed back for special recognition at this event. Contact Director of Development Susan Armacost at susan.armacost@memphis.edu or 901/678-1537 for sponsorship information or to purchase tickets. The Engineering Chapter’s Silent Auction benefiting its book scholarship fund will be held just before the Herff College’s awards banquet.  If you would like to donate an item, event or other tickets, gift certificates, etc. to be auctioned off at this event, please contact Alumni Coordinator Connie Thiemonge at cthmonge@memphis.edu or 901/678-1333.

The Engineering Chapter is accepting applications for its book scholarship. All current Engineering juniors and seniors are invited and encouraged to apply by Noon on Friday, April 27. Contact Alumni Coordinator Connie Thiemonge at cthmonge@memphis.edu or 901/678-1333 for more information. Click here to download the scholarship application.
Education Alumni Chapter
The College of Education Alumni Chapter has changed its name! In conjunction with the college, it is now the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences.

In 2012, the College of Education will celebrate 100 years of educating teachers. To commemorate this occasion, the Education Alumni Chapter will honor exceptional faculty and alumni from throughout our 100 year history on Tuesday, April 17, at 6 pm in the Anfernee “Penny” Hardaway Hall of Fame. The proceeds will help to establish the Alumni Chapter’s Centennial Scholarship. Tickets go on sale March 1, and honorees will be announced soon. For more information contact Alumni Coordinator Wendy Sumner-Winter at wsumner1@memphis.edu or 901/678-1562.


The College of Education Alumni are on Facebook! Join our fan page to stay up to date on all College of Education Alumni happenings. Connect with other Alumni, and get involved with what's going on for our Centennial Year. Click here to join.
physical plant
Appreciation Lunch
for our Physical Plant
Arts & Sciences Alumni Chapter
The Department of Anthropology is hosting a weekend-long Alumni Reunion to celebrate the 35th Anniversary of our Master of Arts program and the University of Memphis Centennial, on April 20-22. The reunion will kick off Friday evening, with a free wine and cheese reception at Jack Robinson Gallery.  Saturday will be a free full day conference highlighting the program’s history and the accomplishments of alumni and faculty, followed by a Moroccan-themed gala at the Peabody Skyway. The reunion will conclude with a farewell picnic at Chucalissa on Sunday. For more information, contact Dr. Ruthbeth Finerman at  finerman@memphis.edu or 901/678.3334.

The Department of English alumni and faculty is celebrating the University’s Centennial with 100 Books for 100 Years, a program to highlight the literary history of the Department. Featured books will include those written by alumni and faculty throughout the Department’s long history. The Department will be hosting an open house for alumni and community members to view the exhibit and to meet and students and current and retired faculty from all the Department’s concentrations on Friday, April 20, from 4-6 pm, following the faculty processional. For more information, contact Alumni Coordinator Shannon Miller at semiller@memphis.edu or 901/678-3043.

Nursing Alumni Chapter
The Loewenberg School of Nursing will be hosting an Alumni Reunion Reception at the University Center in the Memphis Room on Saturday, April 21, from 12 pm - 4pm.  For more information, contact Alumni Coordinator Shawn Carter at smcarter@memphis.edu or 901/678-5016.

Young Alumni Committee
The Young Alumni Committee is celebrating the University’s Centennial with the inaugural Blue Moon Masquerade on Saturday, April 21, at 6 pm atop the Madison Hotel Roof in downtown Memphis. Young Alumni will be joined by Frosh Camp Alumni for a sunset toast against the silhouette of the Memphis Bridge, with music, hors d’oeuvres and cocktails to follow until the Blue Moon is high in the sky. Don your True Blue Mask and make your way to the roof! Tickets go on sale March 1, and will be $30 for Alumni Association Members or $35 for not-yet members. For more information, contact Alumni Coordinator Wendy Sumner-Winter at wsumner1@memphis.edu or 901/678-1562.

University College
Save the Date: The University College Alumni Chapter’s bi-annual Awards Reception will be held in mid- to late May.  The Chapter’s Outstanding Alumni Award and Distinguished Service Award will both be presented at this event. As part of the Chapter’s celebration of the University’s Centennial, all previous recipients of these awards will be welcomed back for special recognition. More details to follow. Please contact Alumni Coordinator Connie Thiemonge at cthmonge@memphis.edu or 901/678-1333 for more information.

Save the Date: Tiger Tour and Nashville Golf Tournament

Please join the University of Memphis Alumni Association and the Athletic Department as we host the 2012 Tiger Tour Golf Tournament at Gaylord Springs Golf Course in Nashville on Tuesday, April 24. Come meet your Tiger head coaches and enjoy an afternoon of golf, food, and fun. For more information about the Golf Tournament contact Alumni Coordinator Terez Wilson at twilson2@memphis.eduor 800/678-TRAX.

Vision for Victory Brick Campaign
Tiger fans, want to cement your name in Memphis Tigers history? You can, by purchasing a Vision for Victory Brick. Show your Tiger Pride by securing your own personalized brick, which will adorn the walkway to the Memphis Tigers Football Complex and brand new Indoor Practice Facility. Choose from one of three brick options to recognize alumni, the name of your company or your favorite Tiger memory. Quantities are limited, so don’t miss this unique opportunity to be a part of the historical first installment and to permanently reserve your place in Tiger Nation. To order, go online to www.memphisathleticsdevelopment.com or call 678-2334.

Text Only | Print | Got a Question? Ask TOM | Contact Us | Memphis, TN 38152 | 901/678-2000 | Copyright 2014 University of Memphis | Important Notice | Last Updated: 
Last Updated: 2/15/12