For release: August 25, 2010
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New students at the University of Memphis will start their college adventure this
year with music, school spirit, encouragement, and information. It’s all part of New
Student Convocation, set for Monday, Aug. 30. The event begins at 2:14 p.m. (in recognition
of the class of 2014) in the Michael D. Rose Theatre.
Freshmen and transfer students will learn about U of M traditions and get advice on
how to be successful in college. Alumni and current students will offer their strategies
on how students can achieve their ultimate goal – graduation.
Speakers will include President Shirley Raines, Provost Ralph Faudree, Vice President
for Student Affairs Rosie Phillips Bingham, Tiger basketball Head Coach Josh Pastner,
and Melissa McFerrin, Lady Tiger head basketball coach.
Entertainment will be provided by the U of M Pep Band and Pouncer, the Tiger mascot.
A Registered Student Organization (RSO) Fair, complete with refreshments, will follow
New Student Convocation. More than 140 clubs will participate.