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August 2008

Get Ready for Tiger Football!
New Professional and Continuing Education Programs
Career Services is Looking for Expertise and Talent this Fall
Alumni News and Upcoming Events


Get Ready for Tiger Football!

Tiger FootballSeason Kickoff: Tigers vs. Rebels
The Tigers kickoff the 2008-09 football season in Oxford, Miss., when they take on the Rebels of Ole Miss. The game is Saturday, August 30, 2008 at 6:00 p.m.  The Alumni Association will be in Oxford on game day handing out goodies and spreading True Blue Tiger spirit.  Be on the lookout for the Alumni staff and get your freebies while they last!

The 2008 University of Memphis football season is just "a few yards away" with the 27th Annual Bank of Bartlett Kickoff Party set for Saturday, September 6. The Kickoff Party will begin at 5 p.m., with our Tigers playing Rice at 7 p.m.

On behalf of the Bank of Bartlett Companies, the University of Memphis Alumni Association and University of Memphis Athletic Department, we invite you to enjoy live Memphis Music, barbecue and trimmings from the Commissary and cold liquid refreshments under the "shaded" cattle barn adjacent to Liberty Bowl Stadium, while having fun at what has been called the largest football pregame party in the country.

New Professional and Continuing Education Programs

Continuing EducationBrush up on your skills or learn something new this fall through U of M Professional and Continuing Education. Courses range from "Preparing and Delivering Powerful Presentations" to "Flavorful Healthy Cooking," and a wide variety of online courses are also available. The catalog will be distributed in The Commercial Appeal on Sunday, Aug. 24, and can also be found at Burke's Bookstore, Davis-Kidd, Borders Books and area libraries. To preview the catalog or get additional information about Professional and Continuing Education, please visit http://umce.memphis.edu.

Fogelman Executive Education Is Now Open…for Business!
What should organizations and their leaders do during these economic times? When oil prices and airfares are at all-time highs, and stock markets and customer confidence have dropped? Now is the perfect time for them to review corporate strategies, educate and develop themselves and their high-potential employees, so that they’re mobilized with new knowledge and business insights before the economy turns around.

This fall, the Fogelman College of Business and Economics at the U of M is rolling out nearly 20 programs designed to raise the performance and leadership skills of business leaders in the Memphis region. Emerging topics in leadership, marketing, technology, business processes, healthcare, ethics, and accounting are available for open enrollment. Alternatively, programs can be uniquely customized for specific organizations and specific industries. Most programs are one-day or two-day seminars held on the U of M campus, with world-class executive education available to key business personnel without their being away from the office for extended periods of time.

More information about the program is available online at the Executive Education Web site, www.exec-ed.memphis.edu, via email at exec-ed@memphis.edu, or by telephone from Dr. Brian Janz at 901-678-5526.


Career Services is Looking for Expertise and Talent this Fall

Career ServicesThe University of Memphis Career Services department will host a Lunch and Learn Workshop Series this fall.  At each lunch, employers from the community will present their expertise on various career related issues, including resume writing, interview skills, and transitioning from a student to a professional. 

Career Services is looking for U of M alumni presenters for these workshops. Admission to Lunch and Learn is free for U of M students and alumni, and lunch is provided.  To get involved, please contact Alumni Coordinator Shawn Carter at 901/678-5016.

The Career Services department will also host the 2008 Career and Internship Expo on Wednesday, September 24.  A variety of employers will be on campus to recruit new talent in the Holiday Inn Ballroom from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.  Alumni business owners and execs are encouraged to participate. The event is free to attend for University of Memphis students and alumni.  For more information, please visit the Career Services website at http://saweb.memphis.edu/ces.


Alumni News and Upcoming Events

DAA 2008 Nominations for 2009 Distinguished Alumni Awards
The Alumni Association seeks nominations for its 2009 Distinguished Alumni Awards. These awards honor alumni and friends who have brought honor and distinction to the University of Memphis. Award winners will be recognized at a black-tie gala held in their honor in early 2009. Categories are Distinguished Alumni, Distinguished Friend and Outstanding Young Alumni. A nomination form is available online at http://alumni.memphis.edu/pdfs/daa_nom.pdf. The deadline for nominations for 2009 award consideration is October 1. Watch future issues of the E-Newsletter for more details on this event.

Become a Member of the Alumni Association Parents Club
Are you a parent of a current U of M student or incoming freshman? If so, join the ranks of the Alumni Association Parents Club. Membership in the Parents Club is free for Alumni Association members. If you are not currently an Alumni Association member, you can join the Alumni Association and Parents Club for just $35.  Visit the Parents Club website or e-mail Shawn Carter at smcarter@memphis.edu for details.

Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law Alumni Chapter
The Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law Alumni Chapter will host its annual Striving for Excellence in the Law Alumni Dinner on Saturday, August 16 at the Holiday Inn, University of Memphis. Please join the Law Chapter as we hear from our featured speaker, Senator Lamar Alexander, and honor John Stokes as a Friend of the Law School. The event will begin with a cocktail reception at 6:00 p.m., followed by dinner and the program at 7:00 p.m. For more information, contact the Alumni Association at alumniassociation@memphis.edu or 901/678-ALUM.

2009 Herff College of Engineering Outstanding Alumni Award Nominations
The Herff College of Engineering Alumni Chapter seeks nominations for its 2009 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 Monday, September 15. For a nomination form or more information, contact Alumni Coordinator Ryan Jones at rjones1@memphis.edu or 901/678-1333.

Save the Date: College of Arts and Sciences’ Outstanding Alumni Awards Dinner
The College of Arts & Sciences Alumni Chapter will host its 12th annual Outstanding Alumni Awards Dinner on Thursday, October 2 at The Racquet Club of Memphis. The Chapter will be recognizing Dr. Hortenese Spillers (BA ’64, MA ’66), Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor, Vanderbilt University, Maura Black Sullivan (BA ’89, MA ’97), Assistant Superintendent, Planning and Student Services for Shelby County Schools, and Jamie Lee McMahan (BS ’65), National and International Portrait Artist. For more information or to get involved, contact Alumni Coordinator Fariss Adams Ivey at fadams@memphis.edu or 901/678-4373.

Sustainable Technologies Awareness Day
Mark your calendars for Tuesday, October 7 when the University of Memphis celebrates “Sustainable Technologies Awareness Day,” a campus-wide event to encourage environmental awareness, inquiry, and activism among students, faculty, and staff. The event will feature an array of current and planned initiatives that have been developed on campus and by our community partners. This free event will be held in the Student Plaza, directly in front of the Administration Building from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Journalism Alumni Club
The Journalism Alumni Club will be honoring Outstanding Alumni at a dinner on Thursday, October 16 at the Racquet Club of Memphis. Join the club as they honor Walter Leavy (BA ’75), Paul Jewell (BA ’78), and Deanie Parker (BPS ’77, MPA ’88). For more information or to RSVP, contact Alumni Coordinator Fariss Adams Ivey at fadams@memphis.edu or 901/678-4373.

The Half Century Club 50th Reunion
The Half Century Club is celebrating the 50th reunion for the Class of 1958 on Friday, October 24, 2008. Members of the class of 1958 are invited to a brunch at the home of University of Memphis President, Dr. Shirley C. Raines. The cost is $35 per person. Please RSVP with payment information to 901/678-5314 by October 17, 2008. For more information contact Alumni Coordinator Ryan Jones at rjones1@memphis.edu or 901/678-1333.

Save the Date: Golden Reception for Classes of 1958 and all Previous Graduation Years
A Golden Reception will be held for the Classes of 1958 and all previous graduation years at the Alumni Center on the evening of Friday, October 24, 2008. Complimentary wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served. Please RSVP to 901/678-5314 by October 17, 2008. For more information please contact Alumni Coordinator Ryan Jones at rjones1@memphis.edu or 901/678-1333.

Fogelman College of Business and Economics Alumni Day Luncheon
Join the FCBE Alumni Chapter at our 16th annual Alumni Day luncheon on Wednesday, October 29 at the Holiday Inn, University of Memphis. Our keynote speaker will be Dr. William Evans, CEO of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Wei Chen (MBA ’98), Chinese-born logistics entrepreneur is this year’s Entrepreneur of the Year. Dan Palmer (BBA ’66), former CEO of Concord EFS Incorporated is this year’s Outstanding Alumnus of the College, and David Sullivan (BS ’64), Chairman of Sullivan Investments, LLC and a member of the Board of Directors for Choice Hotels will be receiving this year’s Distinguished Friend of the College award. Please e-mail Fariss Adams Ivey at fadams@memphis.edu or call 901/678-4373 for more information.

Dallas Alumni Club Pre-Game Tailgate Party
Save the Date: On Saturday, November 8, 2008, the Dallas Alumni Club will be holding a Pre-Game Tailgate party near Ford Stadium.  Come out and enjoy a great afternoon of fun, friends and football with fellow Tigers as the SMU Mustangs host the University of Memphis Tigers at Ford Stadium on SMU’s campus.  The University of Memphis Alumni Association will have a special reserved block of tickets on the 40-yard line, $20.00 each. Place your order over the phone by calling Bethany Tiffin direct at 214/768-2376. There are a limited number of seats available, so order your tickets TODAY!  Contact Club President Gary Crooms at gary@seniorinformation.com for more information on this event or to join the Tigers in Dallas.  

Young Alumni Committee 2nd annual First Tennessee True Blue 5K
Save the Date: The Young Alumni Committee will host the 2nd annual First Tennessee True Blue 5K on November 21 at 7 p.m. The course will wind its way throughout the beautiful University of Memphis campus and will conclude with an awards presentation. Anyone wishing to be a sponsor or volunteer should contact Alumni Coordinator Ryan Jones at rjones1@memphis.edu or 901/678-1333. Online registration for the race is available at http://www.trueblue5k.racesonline.com/.

 

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The University of Memphis in some way has touched us all, giving each of us a special feeling of pride. It's a pride we call TRUE BLUE, and we know you have it. You don't have to be U of M alumni to join the University of Memphis Alumni Association. You need only the desire to help safeguard the prosperity of a great institution. Membership dues go toward funding scholarships, social events, awarding outstanding faculty and students and connecting members with the University. Become part of U of M tradition, pride and excellence and JOIN TODAY by going to www.memphis.edu/alumni or calling 901/678-ALUM.

 

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