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Memphis Matters October 2011

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2012 Distinguished Teaching Award Nominations
As a graduate of the U of M, you probably remember very fondly a professor who deserves public recognition for the way he or she has helped you in your education. Nominate your most deserving professor(s) for the 2012 Distinguished Teaching Award. For more information or to submit your nomination, click here. The deadline for submissions is November 18.

FCBE Alumni Chapter

The FCBE Alumni Chapter will co-host a reception with the Association for Corporate Growth at the Fogelman Executive Conference Center, 330 Innovation Drive, Suite 206, on Tuesday, October 18, at 5:30 pm. The guest speaker will be Al Bright, Chairman of the Board for the Economic Development Growth Engine (EDGE).  For more information contact Alumni Coordinator Shannon Miller at semiller@memphis.edu or 901/678-3043.

October 2011
   LAMBUTH FESTIVAL
   TIGERS AROUND TOWN
   TRUE BLUE 5K
   MAUI INVITATIONAL
   CLUB & CHAPTER NEWS
   ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT
   QUOTE FOR HOPE

FCBE Alumni Chapter (cont.)
The FCBE Alumni Chapter will host its annual Alumni Day Luncheon on Wednesday, November 2 at 11 am at the Holiday Inn, University of Memphis. Join the FCBE Alumni Chapter as we honor Outstanding Alumnus Morgan Morton (BBA ‘63), retired SVP Warner Lambert/Pfizer; Outstanding Alumna Emily Greer (MBA ‘06), SVP for Human Resources at ALSAC/St. Jude; and Distinguished Friends of the College Douglas Browne, GM/Vice President Peabody Hotel, and Avron Fogelman, Chairman of Fogelman Properties. The program will feature guest speaker Michael Heisley, owner of the Memphis Grizzlies. Tickets are $55 per person or $500 for a table of 10. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Alumni Coordinator Shannon Miller at semiller@memphis.edu or 901/678-3043.

Law Alumni Chapter

The Law Alumni Board and the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law will celebrate the investiture of board member, Judge Bernice Donald, to the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals at a reception following the ceremony on Thursday, October 20, at 2 pm the Cannon Center.  For more information, contact Alumni Coordinator Wendy Sumner-Winter at wsumner1@memphis.edu or 901/678-1562.

The Law Alumni Board will host its annual Judicial Reception honoring the judiciary, recent graduates of the School of Law, and the Tennessee Supreme Court on Wednesday, November 2, at The Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, 1 North Front Street. During the Reception, the Board will recognize the ascension of Judge Bernice Donald to the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals and unveil the formal portrait of Dean Emeritus James Smoot. To RSVP or for more information, please contact Alumni Coordinator Wendy Sumner-Winter at wsumner1@memphis.edu or 901/678-1562.

Nursing Alumni Chapter Halloween Bash
The Loewenberg School of Nursing Alumni Chapter will be hosting a Halloween Bash on Saturday, October 22 from 8 pm to 1 am at Ernestine & Hazel’s on S. Main. Come dress up in your favorite costume and enjoy music by “Dova Grove”.  The cost is $10 per person. Contact Alumni Coordinator Shawn Carter at smcarter@memphis.edu or 901/678-5016 for more information.

UMAR
The inaugural meeting of the UMAR Garden Club will take place on Tuesday, October 25 at 11:30 am at the home of Bill Crump who will speak on native azaleas. Participants are asked to bring a salad. Please contact Sheryl Maxwell at 755-2131 for more information.

Each year UMAR gives the Traces Award to a University retiree chosen by the three most recent winners for exemplifying the concept of remaining active in scholarly and/or civic pursuits into retirement. The award metaphorically refers to “remaining in the traces,” a concept dating to farm days. This year’s deadline for nominations for the Traces Award is November 8. Nominations should be in the form of a letter that details the ongoing activities which qualify the nominee for the award. Please send letters to Dr. Mary Ellen Pitts, UMAR President, at 8733 River Hollow Drive, Cordova, TN 38016-1649. This award will be presented at the UMAR Holiday Brunch on December 13.

UMAR has reserved a block of 25 tickets at $30 each for the Friday, February 17, 2012 performance of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera. Contact Alumni Coordinator Connie Thiemonge at cthmonge@memphis.edu or 901/678-1333 by November 10, to RSVP or for more information. A pre-performance dinner will be at the Medallion Restaurant at the campus Holiday Inn. Cost of dinner is on your own.

On Thursday, November 17, UMAR members and friends are invited to enjoy lunch at 11 am at the Woman’s Exchange Tea Room located at 88 Racine Street followed by a 1 pm guided tour of the “Choosing to Participate” exhibition by Facing History and Ourselves at the Benjamin L. Hooks Library at 3030 Poplar Avenue. Lunch is on your own and the tour is free. Contact Alumni Coordinator Connie Thiemonge at cthmonge@memphis.edu or 901/678-1333 for more information.

On Tuesday, November 29 at 11 am the UMAR Book Club will enjoy breakfast at Brother Juniper’s before discussing the literary work, The American Plague by Molly Caldwell Crosby. Contact Alumni Coordinator Connie Thiemonge at cthmonge@memphis.edu or 901/678-1333 for more information.

On Wednesday, December 7 at noon UMAR members and friends are invited to enjoy favorites of the Christmas season by Leroy Anderson as Calvary & the Arts welcomes Conductor Mei-Ann Chen and members of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra and Christmas Pops at the Calvary Episcopal Church, 102 North Second Street in Downtown Memphis. The concert is free and lunch afterward at Charlie Vergos’ Rendezvous is on your own. This event is always standing room only, so please arrive early. RSVP to Alumni Coordinator Connie Thiemonge at cthmonge@memphis.edu or 901/678-1333.

On Tuesday, December 13 UMAR’s annual Holiday Brunch, awards presentation and silent auction will take place in the University Center Ballroom. Silent Auction proceeds go to endow the UMAR Memorial Scholarship fund. Please contact Alumni Coordinator Connie Thiemonge at cthmonge@memphis.edu or 901/678-1333 to donate an auction item or for more information.

IMBA Alumni Club Happy Hour
The International MBA Alumni Club will host a Happy Hour at the Fox and Hound restaurant on Sanderlin on Wednesday, October 26, at 5:30 pm. Come meet your IMBA Alumni Board members, and reconnect with old friends. This is a very informal gathering, and will be a great networking opportunity.  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.

Journalism Alumni Club Outstanding Alumni Awards
The Outstanding Journalism Alumni Awards Dinner will be held the evening of Thursday, October 27, in the Tennessee Ballroom at the Holiday Inn on campus. The Charles E. Thornton Award will be presented to Will King (BA ’74) of CNN and journalist Richard Copley (BS ’69). The Herbert Lee Williams Award will be given to former professor L. Dupre Long. Also, the inaugural Outstanding Young Alumni Award will be presented to author Johanna Edwards (BA ’01). The program will feature guest speaker Natalie Allen, anchor for CNN International and former co-anchor for WREG-TV in Memphis. Emmy Award-winning Meteorologist Ron Childers with Action News 5 will be the emcee for the event. Cocktail reception will begin at 6 p.m. followed by dinner and awards program at 7 pm Tickets are $50 per person or $475 for a table or 10. For more information, please contact Alumni Coordinator Shannon Miller at semiller@memphis.edu or 901/678-3043.

Lambuth True Blue Festival
Join the U of M Alumni Association on Saturday, October 29, from 11 am to 2 pm for a True Blue Festival to welcome the Lambuth community to the University of Memphis. Enjoy free food, True Blue giveaways, door prizes, activities for the children, and music. For more information contact Alumni Coordinator Connie Thiemonge at cthmonge@memphis.edu or 901/678-1333.

Band Alumni Chapter
Join the University of Memphis Band Alumni Chapter on Saturday, October 29, at noon for the annual Band Masters competition at the Liberty Bowl Stadium. Click here for more information.

Heels & Hoops
Join Coach Melissa McFerrin and the Women's Basketball Team for "Heels & Hoops" on Saturday, October 29, at 8 pm at the Holiday Inn on the U of M Campus. Enjoy entertainment by the Memphis Soul Revue. For more information or to purchase your ticket visit www.coachmcferrin.com.

Young Alumni Committee True Blue 5K
The Young Alumni Committee will host its 5th Annual True Blue 5K on November 4, at 7 pm, on the campus of the University of Memphis. All proceeds from the race will go to support the work of the Young Alumni Committee and its commitment to encourage alumni interaction, engage current students, and raise money for the Young Alumni Legacy Scholarship. Click here to register. For more information on becoming a sponsor, please contact Alumni Coordinator Wendy Sumner-Winter at wsumner1@memphis.edu or 901/678-1562.

MPA Alumni Club
The MPA Club's Fall Service Project is a holiday "toy drop" benefiting the Porter Leath Children's Center. Bring new, unwrapped toys and bicycles to the Ned McWherter Library, campus Rec Center or the University Center on November 17-18.  All donations will be given to Porter-Leath. Contact Alumni Coordinator Connie Thiemonge at cthmonge@memphis.edu or 901/678-1333 for more information.

Engineering Alumni Chapter
The Herff College of Engineering Alumni Chapter is seeking nominations for its 2012 Outstanding Alumni Award recipient. This award will be presented to a deserving engineering graduate at the Engineering Awards Dinner in the spring.  Nominees should be graduates who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their personal and professional activities, academic pursuits, research activities, service to the University or community involvement. Deadline for submission of nominations is November 18. For a nomination form or more information, contact Alumni Coordinator Connie Thiemonge at cthmonge@memphis.edu or 901/678-1333.

Maui Invitational Luau
Join the University of Memphis Alumni Association for an authentic beach luau Saturday, November 19, at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa at 5 pm. Click here for more information. Reservations are required and must be confirmed with Alumni Coordinator Terez Wilson at twilson2@memphis.edu or 901/678-5686 by Friday, November 16.
University College Alumni Chapter
On Thursday, December 1, the University College Alumni Chapter will host its annual holiday reception and silent auction in the Alumni Center conference room. All proceeds will benefit the Chapter's book scholarship fund. To RSVP or to donate an auction item, contact Alumni Coordinator Connie Thiemonge at cthmonge@memphis.edu or 901/678-1333.


Save the Date: UMAA Reunion Weekend

The University of Memphis Alumni Association will host the Centennial Alumni Reunion Weekend on April 20, 2012 – April 22, 2012. Formal invitation and information to follow. For more information on this upcoming event, please contact Alumni Coordinator Alexa Begonia at hbegonia@memphis.edu or 901/678-3873.

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.

 

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