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Law Alumni Chapter
The Law Alumni Chapter is teaming up with The Young Lawyers Division of the Memphis Bar Association to host a Happy Hour at Alchemy Memphis on Thursday, September 20, from 5:30-7 pm. The event is also being sponsored by The Meeks Financial Group, Northwestern Mutual.  Mix and mingle with members of the Memphis Law Alumni Board of Directors, fellow Young Alumni and members of the Memphis legal community. Complimentary drinks will be offered for a portion of the event. To RSVP, contact wsumner1@memphis.edu or 901/678-1562.

Mark your calendar for an evening with fellow alumni, current and former professors and deans, and members of the legal community as we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law on Saturday, October 27. Tickets are now available. CLICK HERE TO RSVP TODAY! Sponsorship opportunities are also still available. Click here to download the sponsorship packet. For more details about the event, please click here. For more information, contact Alumni Coordinator Wendy Sumner-Winter at wsumner1@memphis.edu or 901/678-1562.

DAA
2012 Distinguished Alumni Awards

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Nursing Alumni Chapter
Join the Nursing Alumni Chapter to honor the Class of 1969, our first class of nursing graduates, at the Nursing Legacy Luncheon on Friday, September 21, at 9:30 am in the University Center. Honorees that will be in attendance include Dr. Bettye Harris Alston (ASN '69), Betty Kinchen Anderson (ASN '69, BSN '85), Charlotte Gibson Beaird (ASN '69), Ernestine Rucker Chism (ASN '69, BSN '85), Clara Goodall Evans (ASN '69), and Betty Rixter (ASN '69). Also enjoy a Distinguished Lecture by ABC News Medical Contributor Dr. Marie Savard, MD, entitled "Shape-Shifting Through Time: Dr. Marie's Waist Management Wellness Program for Women (and Men) of All Ages." The cost is $25 per person. CLICK HERE TO RSVP ONLINE. For more information, contact Alumni Coordinator Shawn Carter at smcarter@memphis.edu or 901/678-5016.


Engineering Alumni Chapter
On Friday, September 21, the Herff College of Engineering Alumni Chapter will present its book scholarships to the 2012-2013 recipients at the Engineering Welcome Back Picnic. This year's recipients are Darian Conley, Elizabeth Duncan, and Corey Neal.

Lambuth Garden Party, Class of 1962 Half Century Club Induction & Brick Laying

The U of M Alumni Association invites all alumni and friends of the University of Memphis Lambuth Campus to join us on Saturday, September 22, at 1:30 pm on the U of M Lambuth Campus. Light refreshments will be provided. Members of the Lambuth Class of 1962 will be honored with a medallion and inducted into the Half Century Club. The Brick Laying Ceremony will take place in the courtyard. The event is complimentary, but reservations are required. CLICK HERE TO RSVP ONLINE or contact hbegonia@memphis.edu or 800/678-TRAX.


Alumni Association Pre-Game Reception
Join the Alumni Association for a complimentary Pre-Game Reception before our Tigers take on the Duke Blue Devils in Durham, NC, on Saturday, September 22, at 4 pm ET. The reception will be held in the Duke Intramural Building located at 208 Wannamaker Drive. Contact Alumni Coordinator Terez Wilson at twilson2@memphis.edu or 800/678-TRAX.

UMAR
The UMAR Book Club will meet on Tuesday, September 25, at 11 am at Brother Juniper's. Enjoy breakfast with the group before discussing this month's literary work, Two Americans: Truman, Eisenhower, and a Dangerous World, by William Lee Miller. The Book Club meets on the fourth Tuesday of every other month.

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.  All UMAR members and U of M retirees are welcome. The cost of breakfast is on your own.  Contact Alumni Coordinator Alexa Begonia at hbegonia@memphis.edu or 901/678-3873 for more information.

On Tuesday, October 23, the UMAR Garden Club will meet at the Oy Vey Gardens, located at 4655 Chester Road in Arlington, for a tour and discussion. Lunch will follow. The Garden Club meets on the fourth Tuesday of every other month. For more information about the Garden Club, please contact Sheryl Maxwell at smaxwell@memphis.edu or 901/755-2131.

On Thursday, October 11, join UMAR for a day trip to Little Rock to visit the William J. Clinton Presidential Library and Museum and Heifer International World Headquarters. The motor coach will depart from the Alumni Center at 7 am. The cost is $40 per person and includes motor coach transportation and museum admission. Cost of lunch is on your own. For more information or to RSVP by September 25, contact Alumni Coordinator Alexa Begonia at hbegonia@memphis.edu or 901/678-3873.

Save the Date: Join UMAR for its annual Holiday Brunch, Awards Presentation and Silent Auction on Tuesday, December 11, in the University Center Ballroom. Proceeds benefit the UMAR Memorial Scholarship Fund. More details to follow. To donate an auction item or for additional information, contact Alumni Coordinator Alexa Begonia at hbegonia@memphis.edu or 901/678-3873.


Student Ambassador Board
The Student Ambassador Board will host its annual Mudball on Friday, October 5, at 1 pm on Tiger Beach at Richardson Towers South Dormitory. Teams will compete by playing volleyball and tug-o-war in the mud. All proceeds benefit the J. Wayne Johnson Scholarship Fund. To sign up your team or to sponsor the event, contact the Alumni Association at alumniassociation@memphis.edu or 901/678-ALUM.

Life Member Appreciation Party
On Wednesday, October 17, at 6 pm, all Life Members of the U of M Alumni Association are invited to the home of President Shirley Raines to kick off the Centennial Homecoming as we appreciate our Tigers for Life. The attire is Tiger Blue business casual. Click here to RSVP or contact hbegonia@memphis.edu or 800/678-TRAX.
Journalism Alumni Club
The Outstanding Journalism Alumni Awards Dinner will be held the evening of Thursday, October 18, in the Tennessee Ballroom at the Holiday Inn on Campus. The Charles E. Thornton Award will be presented to photographer Battle Vaughan (BS ‘65) and public relations professional Rikki Boyce (BA ‘74). The Herbert Lee Williams Award will be given to the former head of the UM Photo Services Department, Gilbert Michael. The Outstanding Young Alumni Award will be presented to sports journalist Gary Parrish (BA ‘99). The Emerging Journalist Award will be presented to Chelsea Boozer, current editor-in-chief of the Daily Helmsman. Action News 5 News Anchor Joe Birch will serve as the emcee for the event. Cocktail reception will begin at 6 pm followed by dinner and the awards program at 7 pm. Ticket prices are $55 per individual and $525 for a table of 10 if purchased before October 1. For more information or to RSVP, contact Alumni Coordinator Shannon Miller at semiller@memphis.edu or (901) 678-3043.

DAA
2012 Distinguished Alumni Awards

The University of Memphis 2012 Centennial Homecoming
Join the U of M Alumni Association and Student Activities Council on Friday, October 19, at 5:30 pm for the 2012 Centennial Homecoming Parade and Pep Rally. More details to follow.

Class of 1962 Reunion
Friday, October 19, 9:30 am
Celebrate the Centennial Homecoming weekend with the Class of 1962! The 50th Anniversary Reunion will begin at 9:30 am with a meet and greet at the Alumni Center. Board the motor coach at 10:10 am to the home of University President Shirley Raines for the Half Century Club induction ceremony, medallion presentation and brunch. At noon, enjoy a motor coach tour of campus points of interest. The Golden Reception will be held at 5 pm in the Alumni Center for classmates from 1962 and all previous years. The cost is $30 for Alumni Association members or $35 for not-yet members. Reservations are required. Contact the Alumni Association at alumniassociation@memphis.edu or 901/678-2586.

Half Century Club Golden Reception
Friday, October 19, 5 pm
The Half Century Club invites all graduates of the Class of 1962 and all previous years to a Golden Homecoming Reception. Refreshments will be provided. For more information or to RSVP, contact the Alumni Association at alumniassociation@memphis.edu or 901/678-2586.

Alumni Association's Centennial Homecoming Parade
Friday, October 19 at 5:30 pm

Join the Alumni Association for the annual Homecoming Parade on Friday, October 19, 5:30 pm, hosted by the Alumni Association and Student Activities Council. Special guest includes President Shirley Raines. Click here for the Parade route. Parking is available at the Southern Ave. and Central Ave. parking lots. For more information or to enter a float, click here or contact Alumni Coordinator Terez Wilson at twilson2@memphis.edu or 901/678-5686.

Alumni Association's Centennial Homecoming Pep Rally
Friday, October 19 at 6:30 pm

Continue the Homecoming celebration at the Association's Pep Rally featuring 100 entries for 100 years on Friday, October 19, 6:30 pm, with special guests Coach Justin Fuente, Athletic Director Tom Bowen, and University President Shirley Raines, as well as the Alumni Association's True Blue Tradition Award (awarded annually to those who have made significant contributions to creating and continuing traditions at the U of M) and the Parent of the Year Award (presented to parents of current students through a nomination process). Located at the end of the parade route at the Plaza Fountain near the Administration Building. Food provided from the Thomas Boggs (BA '72) Family of Huey's Restaurants and drinks provided by Pepsi. Parking is available at the Southern Ave. and Central Ave. parking lots.
Luther C. McClellan Alumni Chapter Step Show
Friday, October 19, immediately following the pep rally
The Luther C. McClellan Black Alumni Chapter will join in the Centennial Homecoming fun with their annual Alumni Step Show showcasing stepping skills of current students and returning alumni on Friday, October 19 in the Rose Theatre. 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.

Kemmons Wilson Alumni Club Tailgate
Saturday, October 20, 5 pm, Tiger Lane
More details to follow. For more information or to RSVP, contact Alumni Coordinator Shannon Miller at semiller@memphis.edu or 901/678-3043.

U of M Tiger Football vs. UCF Golden Knights

Saturday, October 20 at 7 pm at the Liberty Bowl
Presentation by National Alumni Association President Allie Prescott (BA '69, JD '72) for the Parent of the Year Award and the True Blue Tradition Award. For tickets, visit www.gotigersgo.com.

Band Alumni Chapter
On Friday, October 19, Band Alumni are invited to participate in the Parade followed by a meet and greet with the current and former band directors. Then continue the tradition of marching at halftime! Please register by October 6 here. To get current updates, follow the Band Alumni Chapter on Facebook.
FCBE Golf Tournament
FCBE Alumni Chapter Golf Tournament

Band Alumni Chapter
The Band Alumni Chapter will host the annual Bandmaster's Competition on Saturday, October 27, at the Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium. Band must register by September 30. Tickets for guests are sold at the gate day of. The cost is $10 per person or $5 for students (K-12). Proceeds benefit the Band Alumni Chapter and the Mighty Sound of the South. For more information visit www.tigerbandalumni.com.

Arts & Sciences Alumni Chapter
The College of Arts & Sciences Alumni Chapter Outstanding Alumni Awards will be Thursday, November 8, at the Memphis Botanic Garden. The cocktail reception begins at 6 pm, followed by dinner and the awards program at 7 pm. More information and list of recipients to follow. Tickets are $65 per person or $500 per table of 8. For more information, please contact Alumni Coordinator Shannon Miller at semiller@memphis.edu or 901/678-3043.

FCBE Alumni Chapter

Save the Date: The FCBE Alumni Chapter will host its annual Alumni Day Luncheon on Tuesday, November 13 at the Holiday Inn, University of Memphis. Registration begins at 11 am followed by lunch and the awards program from 11:30 am-1 pm. Tickets are $65 per person or $600 for a table of 10. More details to follow. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Alumni Coordinator Shannon Miller at semiller@memphis.edu or 901/678-3043.

Young Alumni Committee
Save the Date for the 6th Annual True Blue 5K! The Young Alumni Committee encourages all runners, walkers, alumni, students and friends to join us on Friday, November 2 at 7 pm. Click here for more information and to sign up today! The early registration fee is $25 ($2 discount for MRTC Members, U of M Students, Faculty, Staff and Alumni Association members). All proceeds from the race will help fund the Young Alumni Legacy Scholarship. Registration is NOW OPEN at trueblue5k.racesonline.com, or visit our Facebook page to find out more! Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Click here to learn more. For more information, contact Alumni Coordinator Terez Wilson at twilson2@memphis.edu or 901/678-5686.

Other University of Memphis News

2012 Memphis Research and Innovation Expo
Save The Date: The 2nd annual Memphis Research and Innovation Expo will be Thursday, September 27, from 9 am - 3 pm at the FedEx Institute of Technology.  The Expo will feature 28 booths showcasing the achievements of leading researchers from the University of Memphis, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, and Baptist Memorial Health Care as well as innovations from companies such as Buckman and Transnetyx.  General Stan McChrystal will be the keynote speaker at 9:30 in the Zone.  Citing stories from his career, McChrystal will speak about leadership and management strategy, concentrating on openness, teamwork and forward thinking.  Seating is limited.  The Expo is free and open to the public.  For more information, contact Cathy Carrigan at cwcrrgan@memphis.edu or 901/678-1041.

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