Club and Chapter News
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. Honorees include: Mark Henry (BA '82), Bonnie Kourvelas (BA '81), Dan Lattimore and Angela Craig (BA '94). Sonny Albarado will be the featured guest speaker. For more information or to RSVP, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 901-678-3043.
Following the Outstanding Journalism Alumni Awards, join the Journalism Alumni Club
at the Alumni Association's True Blue Tailgate before our Tigers take on the SMU Mustangs on Saturday, October 19. The tent opens at 9:00 am, and tables will be reserved for the group. The cost
is $10 and includes food and drinks. For more information contact email@example.com or 901-678-3043.
True Blue Tailgates
Join us for a True Blue Tailgate in Tiger Lane before our Tigers take on the SMU Mustangs this Saturday, October 19, at 8 am. The cost is $10 per person and includes food and drinks. Visit the "Go To The Game" page for additional upcoming tailgates. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 901-678-2586.
Hispanic Alumni Council
The Hispanic Alumni Council will host a mixer and scholarship fundraiser on Saturday, October 19, at 6 pm at the Rumba Room. The cost is $10 per ticket. The event is cocktail attire and includes free salsa/merengue lessons from a licensed instructor, music, dancing and buffet-style dining. For more information or to RSVP, contact email@example.com or 901-678-3119.
Lambuth Alumni Chapter
Lambuth alumni are encouraged to join us before the Tiger football game on Saturday, October 19, at the True Blue Tailgate in Tiger Lane. Tables will be reserved at the tailgate for Lambuth alumni, and tickets to the game can be purchased in the same section. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 901-678-1562.
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 Josh Pastner, honor Lambuth graduates from 1963 and Outstanding Alumni and enjoy great music and food. Susan Richardshon Hudacek and Tim Goldsmith will be honored as the 2013 Lambuth Outstanding Alumni. We are also pleased to honor Gene Smith as the Distinguished Friend of Lambuth. Lambuth alumni who are interested in class reunions can have tables reserved for their group to enjoy the day together. For more information contact email@example.com or 901-678-1562.
On Tuesday, October 22, UMAR’s Garden Club will meet at the Cordova Library to hear Master Gardner David Fuchs speak about fall bulbs and mini-bulbs. Lunch will follow at Perkins (1340 S Germantown Rd, Germantown, TN 38138). For more information or to RSVP contact firstname.lastname@example.org 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, November 5. All UMAR members and U of M retirees are welcome. The cost of breakfast is on your own.
Enjoy dinner and a story with UMAR on Friday, November 8. Guests will eat at Amerigo at 5 pm (cost is on your own). A short drive to Balmoral Presbyterian Church will follow to listed to Donald Davis present an acclaimed story appropriate for all ages (grandchildren are encouraged to participate!). For more information or to RSVP by November 1,email@example.com or 901-678-1333.
Enjoy breakfast with the UMAR Book Club on Tuesday, November 26, at 11 am at The Green Grove before discussing this month's literary work, And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini. The book club meets on the fourth Tuesday of every other month. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 901-678-1333.
Save the Date: UMARs annual Holiday Brunch & Silent Auction will be held on Tuesday, December 10, from 9:00 am – 12:00 noon. More details to follow.
Save the Date: UMAR will attend GPAC's Holiday Concert on Saturday, December 14, at 7 pm, with dinner on your own beforehand at 5 pm at Piccadilly Cafe (2055 Exeter Rd, Germantown). For more information contact email@example.com or 901-678-1333
CEHHS Alumni Chapter
The CEHHS Alumni Chapter is now accepting nominations for the 2014 CEHHS Hall of Fame. Click here to download a nomination form. The deadline for submissions is Friday, October 25. The 2014 CEHHS Hall of Fame Induction will be held on Tuesday, March 25. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 901-678-1333.
Parent of the Year Applications
U of M students are invited to nominate parents or guardians whose lives have been an inspiration to their student and others as the 2013 Parent of the Year. Winners must be able to participate in Homecoming Parade and Game on Saturday, November 9, beginning at 10:00 am. Winners will receive on-field recognition during the game and two game tickets will be provided. The deadline for submissions is 4:00 pm on Friday, October 25. Nominators will be notified by Friday, November 1, if their nominee was selected as the winner. Download a nomination form
On Saturday, October 26, Pouncer's Pals will host Pouncer's Spooky Soccer Trick-or-Treat before the Men's Soccer Game at the Mike Rose Soccer Complex (9000 E. Shelby Drive). Wear your best costume to take part in the Costume Parade and Contest on the field at halftime. Prizes will be given to the best costume and best family/group costume. After the contest, the Pals will join Pouncer in a halftime dance to his theme song, "Jump." To learn more about Pouncer’s Pals contact email@example.com or 901-678-3119. Sign your little tiger up online here for just $20 per year.
Help us break a Guinness World Record!
Join the Alumni Association, Blue Crew, Student Ambassador Board, FAM and Healthy U for the "Dying To Be Healthy" Midday Moves event on Tuesday, October 29, at 12:30 pm on the University Alumni Mall. The entire university and local community is invited to participate as we break the world record for the most people doing sit ups at one time in one place. For more information click here. Follow the Blue Crew Zombie Patrol to the event and then enjoy a “Thriller” dance performance. After the Guinness World Record is broken, Aramark will provide a complimentary lunch to the first 500 participants. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 901-678-3119.
On Wednesday October 30, at 5 pm the Blue Crew will host the Student Tailgate on Tiger Lane at the Liberty Bowl. Wear your best Halloween costume to compete in the Costume Contest! Food and Halloween candy will be provided. Then join us in the stands to cheer on our Tigers against the Cincinnati Bearcats. For more information about Blue Crew contact email@example.com or 901-678-3873.
Kick off Homecoming Week with Blue Crew! Don't miss the Blue Crew Spirit School Party on Tuesday, November 5, from 7-9 pm in the University Center Ballroom. More details to follow.
Out of Town Clubs - Upcoming Watch Parties
Join Tiger fans in your area for a watch party to cheer on our Tigers against the Cincinnati Bearcats on Wednesday, October 30, in the following cities. For more information or to host a watch party in your area, contact Alumni Coordinator Emma Elliott at firstname.lastname@example.org or 800-678-8729 (TRAX).
Atlanta Alumni Club
Atlanta Area Alumni will meet at Mazzy’s in Norcross at 7:30 pm ET.
Chicago Alumni Club
Chicago Area Alumni will meet at The Rail at Lincoln Square at 6:30 pm CT.
Denver Alumni Club
Denver Area Alumni will meet at the Blake Street Tavern at 5:30 pm MT.
Indianapolis Area Alumni
Alumni and Tiger fans in the Indianapolis area will meet at Scotty’s Brewhouse at the Indianapolis North location at 6:30 pm CT.
Minneapolis Area Alumni
Alumni and Tiger fans in the Minneapolis area will meet at Wild Bill’s Sports Saloon in Maple Grove at 6:30 pm CT.
New York City Alumni Club
New York City Area Alumni will meet at the Playwright Irish Pub at 7:30 pm ET.
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
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 email@example.com or 800-678-8729 (TRAX).
Arts & Sciences Alumni Chapter
The 2013 Outstanding Alumni Awards will be Friday, November 1, from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis. The 2013 Outstanding Alumni Award Recipients are: Beth Flanagan (BA ’92); Hon. Richard McCully (BS ’65, JD ’68); and Rachel Shankman (BS ’68). Tickets are $35 each. For more information, or to RSVP, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 901-678-2905.
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! In addition to the exciting race day experience, runners will receive a t-shirt and a Nike race bag filled with items from around Memphis.For more information contact email@example.com or 901-678-1562.
Interested in getting involved with the Young Alumni? Come join us for race bag stuffing on Tuesday, October 22, at 6:15 pm in the Alumni Center. This evening will include food and Young Alumni fun!
MPA Alumni club
The MPA Alumni Club will be volunteering at a water station for the True Blue 5K on Friday, November 1. Volunteers will arrive before the race and hand out water to runners, and will receive a free race t-shirt! If you are interested in volunteering with the MPA Alumni, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 901-678-1562.
Interested in getting involved with the MPA Alumni Club? Come to our next meeting on Wednesday, November 20! We will meet in the Alumni Center conference room at 5:30 pm.
Band Alumni Chapter
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 email@example.com or 901-678-1562.
Join the Mighty Sound of the South Alumni on Homecoming Day as they march in the Halftime show! Band alumni are encouraged to register for Homecoming festivities. The $25.00 package deal includes a game ticket, a meal with the band, involvement in the halftime show, and a tshirt! Click here to register, or check out the Band Alumni facebook page for updates! For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 901-678-1562.
Law Alumni Chapter
The Law Alumni Chapter will host its annual Judicial Reception on Thursday, November 7, from 5:00 to 7:00pm. The reception will be held in the historic Shelby County Courthouse and will honor members of the local, state and federal judiciaries. The reception also celebrates the recent bar admittees from the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law class of 2013. For more information, please contact email@example.com or 901-678-2905.
Join the Law Alumni Chapter for a Continuing Legal Education Seminar - Trial Skills: The Basics from Veterans on Friday, November 22, at the Law School. Speakers include Gary K. Smith, David Cook, Rusty Reviere, Steve E. Farese, Sr., Leo Bearman, Jr., and Tim R. Discenza. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com or 800-678-TRAX.
Half Century Club
The annual Golden Homecoming Dinner will be held on Wednesday, November 6. Join us for a complimentary tour of campus at 2:30 PM or meet at 5 pm at the Anfernee “Penny” Hardaway Hall of Fame for a wine reception and dinner. Expect to enjoy lively conversation amongst University of Memphis Athletic artifacts and be able to interact with members of the Class of 1963, who will be inducted into the Half Century Club. For more information contact Alumni Coordinator Brandon Hoyer at firstname.lastname@example.org 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. The time and location of the Parade and Pep Rally will be different this year! The parade will kick off in Tobey Park at 10:00 am and make its way into Tiger Lane. Click here to download a map of the parade. Following, guests are invited to attend the True Blue Tailgate in Tiger Lane. The cost is $10 and includes food and drinks. Welcome our Tigers at Tiger Walk at 1:10 pm, followed by a pep rally. Bring the whole family to enjoy music, bouncies and games! Click here to view the entire schedule of events or to enter a parade entry.
Luther C. McClellan Alumni Chapter
Join the LCM Alumni Chapter for a Homecoming Reunion on Thursday, November 7 through Saturday, November 9. Events will include an alumni mixer on Thursday, a Homecoming Party on Friday, participation in the annual homecoming parade, followed by an LCM tailgate and "Old-Skool vs. New Skool Stroll-Off" on Tiger Lane. More details to follow. For more information contact email@example.com or 901-678-3873.
Kemmons Wilson Alumni Club
Alumni from the Kemmons Wilson School are invited to mix and mingle at the Homecoming True Blue Tailgate on Saturday, November 9, at 1 pm on Tiger Lane. Tables will be reserved for the group. The cost is $10 and includes food and drinks. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 901-678-3043.
FCBE Alumni Chapter
The FCBE Alumni Chapter will host its 2013 Alumni Day Luncheon on Wednesday, November 13, at the University of Memphis Holiday Inn. The following alumni and friend will be honored: Outstanding Alumni: Gary Shorb (MBA '85), John Bomer (BBA '72); Entrepreneur of the Year: David Wedaman (BBA '80); Distinguished Friend of the College: Rhomes Aur (BBA '81). The cost is $65 per seat of $600 for a table of 10. Registration is at 11 am followed by lunch at 11:30 am. For more information or to RSVP contact email@example.com or 901-678-3043.
Herff College of Engineering Alumni Chapter
Call for Nominations: The Herff College of Engineering Alumni Chapter will host its annual silent auction
in the Spring at the College’s 50th Awards Dinner. Although the date for the event
has yet to be set, the nomination process for the Outstanding Alumni Award and Engineering
Achievement Award has begun. Click here to download a nomination form. The deadline for submissions is November 15. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 901/678-1333.
The Engineering Alumni Chapter will host a Professional Development Seminar on Thursday, November 21, at 12:00 noon. This one-hour webinar will feature Kathryn H. Simpson presenting FDA Medical Device Regulations 101 - An Industry Perspective. Participants can watch the webinar online or join us for a box lunch in the IFTI Conference Room in the Engineering Admin Building. The cost is $10 per person. For more information or to RSVP by November 15 (in-person) or November 18 (online only), contact Alumni Coordinator Brandon Hoyer at email@example.com or 901-678-1333.
The Engineering Alumni Chapter has a few openings on the board and would love for you to join. To learn how you can get involved contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 901-678-1333.
Distinguished Teaching Award
Alumni, nominate your favorite teacher for the 2014 Alumni Association Distinguished Teaching Award. Visit umwa.memphis.edu/dta/alumninomination.php to submit your confidential nomination. Nominators must briefly provide their reasons for nominating the individual in the space provided on the on-line nomination form. The nomination deadline is Friday, November 22. For more information contact Dr. Melinda Jones, Director, Helen Hardin Honors Program, at email@example.com.
University College Alumni Chapter
The University College Alumni Chapter is seeking to fill a few open positions on their board and are welcoming applications. Attending quarterly meetings, mild event planning and input into key issues are all that is expected.
Save the date: The annual Holiday Party and Silent Auction will be Tuesday, December 3, at 5 pm in the Alumni Center. For more information about events or open board positions, please contact Alumni Coordinator Brandon Hoyer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 901/678-1333.
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 email@example.com or 901-678-3119.
Additional University News
Spend Thanksgiving with the Tigers!
Join Bartlett Travel in Orlando for the Old Spice Classic from Thursday, November 28, to Sunday, December 1. The cost is $1399 per person (double occupancy) or $1649 per person (single occupancy) and includes the flight via Tiger Air Force One, airport to hotel transfers, 3 nights at Gaylord Palms Hotel, transportation to Memphis games, and free shuttle service to Walt Disney World Theme Parks. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 373-5400. Also ask about the trip to NYC on December 15!
NCAA March Madness Presale
NCAA March Madness starts now! The U of M will host the annual tournament March 27 & 29, 2014. U of M alumni are offered an exclusive ticket presale. Visit www.ncaa.com/mbbtickets and use offer code "UMEMALUM". Sale ends Thursday, October 17 at 11:59 pm ET.