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Arts & Sciences Alumni Chapter
The Arts and Sciences Alumni Chapter is seeking nominations for its 2012 Outstanding Alumni Award recipients. This award will be presented to a deserving Arts and Sciences graduate at the Awards Dinner this November. Deadline for submission of nominations is August 15. For a nomination form or more information, CLICK HERE or contact Alumni Coordinator Shannon Miller at semiller@memphis.edu or 901/678-3043.

Save the Date: The College of Arts and Sciences Alumni Chapter will host its annual Outstanding Alumni Awards Dinner on Thursday, November 8 at the Memphis Botanic Garden. More details to follow. For more information, please contact Alumni Coordinator Shannon Miller at semiller@memphis.edu or 901/678-3043.

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FCBE Alumni Chapter
The FCBE Alumni Chapter is seeking nominations for its 2012 Outstanding Alumni Award recipients. This award will be presented to deserving business school graduates at the Alumni Day Luncheon this fall. Nominations will be accepted for the following categories: Outstanding Alumni, Entrepreneur of the Year, Distinguished Friend of the College, or Outstanding Young Alumni. Deadline for submission of nominations is August 15. For a nomination form or more information, CLICK HERE or contact Alumni Coordinator Shannon Miller at semiller@memphis.edu or 901/678-3043.

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. More details to follow. For more information, please contact Alumni Coordinator Shannon Miller at semiller@memphis.edu or 901/678-3043.

Washington, D.C. Alumni Club
On Sunday, August 26, at 6 pm EST, join the DC Alumni Club at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage for Stars & Tiger Stripes Night. The complimentary fun filled evening will feature the sounds of the US Army Chorus. For more information or to RSVP, contact Alumni Coordinator Terez Wilson at twilson2@memphis.edu or 800/678-TRAX.


UMAR

On Tuesday, August 28, the UMAR Garden Club will meet at the Collierville Public Library at 10 am to hear Betty Llewellyn (BSEd '87, MS '91) speak about herb gardening. Lunch at the Silver Caboose Restaurant & Soda Fountain follows. For more information about the Garden Club, please contact Sheryl Maxwell at smaxwell@memphis.edu or 901/755-2131.

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, September 11 at 10 a.m. join UMAR for its annual "Coffee and Conversation" brunch at the home of University President Shirley C. Raines.  The featured speaker will be Dr. Dipankar Disgupta from the Department of Computer Science, recipient of the 2012 Williard R. Sparks Eminent Faculty Award. RSVP to Alumni Coordinator Alexa Begonia at hbegonia@memphis.edu or 901/678-3873 by Tuesday, September 4 or CLICK HERE to RSVP online.

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 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 motorcoach will depart from the Alumni Center at 7 am. The cost is $40 per person and includes motorcoach 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.
Law Alumni Chapter
The Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law Alumni Chapter will host a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminar, "Busted! Local and National Criminal Issues," Thursday, August 23, at 8:30 am. The day-long conference will be held in Wade Auditorium at the Law School, located at 1 North Front Street. Presenters and their topics include: Professor Ernest Lidge, ethics; Professor Steven Mulroy, national issues - Fourth Amendment; Cameron Hyder, Assistant Attorney General for the State of Tennessee, death penalty appeals, requests for relief; Shayla Purifoy and Jeannie Kosciolek, protective orders; Judge Mark Ward, Tennessee issues, local practice; and Judge Louis Montesi, Tennessee issues, local practice.  The cost is $120 for University of Memphis Alumni Association or Memphis Bar Association Members, $90 for attorneys who have practiced for three years or less, and $150 for others. The seminar is free for students and faculty ($5 per session for CLE credit). Click here to register online. For more information, contact Alumni Coordinator Wendy Sumner-Winter at wsumner1@memphis.edu or 901/678-1562.

Education Alumni Chapter
Education Alumni Chapter
Centennial Hall of Fame

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 Lawon Saturday, October 27. Tickets are now available. CLICK HERE TO RSVP TODAY! Sponsorship opportunities are also still available. 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.

Alumni Association Club and Chapter Workshop
The Alumni Association will host a Club and Chapter Workshop on Thursday, September 6, from 6-9 pm in the University Center. We will review basic guidelines, and guests will have the opportunity to ask questions and share ideas about how to make our clubs better and stronger. Dinner will be provided. For more information and to RSVP, contact Alumni Coordinator Alexa Begonia at hbegonia@memphis.edu or 901/678-3783.

Nursing Alumni Chapter
The Loewenburg School of Nursing Legacy Luncheon will be held on Friday, September 21, at 11:30 am in the University Center. Join the Nursing Alumni Chapter to honor the Class of 1969, our first class of nursing graduates. More details to follow. The cost is $25 per person. For more information or to RSVP, contact Alumni Coordinator Shawn Carter at smcarter@memphis.edu or 901/678-5016.

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.

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 motorcoach 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 motorcoach 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.

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
The U of M Band Alumni Chapter would like to invite you to continue the tradition of marching at halftime! For more information on Homecoming Alumni half-time performances, log onto www.tigerbandalumni.com or join the "Mighty Sound of the South Alumni Group on Facebook.
DAA
2012 Distinguished Alumni Awards

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


Centennial Celebration Luncheon
On Friday, September 14, at 11:30 am, join us in the University Center Ballroom for a luncheon celebrating the University's 100th anniversary. One of America's best-loved political couples, James Carville and Mary Matalin, will provide an enlightening and entertaining look at today's most important political issues as well as the upcoming presidential election. The cost is $30 per person and includes the luncheon and parking. The luncheon is sponsored by the Student Government Association with funds from student activity fees, Lexus of Memphis, FedEx, and Gerber/Taylor Associates, Inc. For more information, visit memphis.edu/100lunch or call 901/678-5582.

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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