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February 2003

We at The University of Memphis wish to express our sympathy to the family and friends of Kemmons Wilson. We are grateful that we were able to work with him to achieve one of his great dreams, the Kemmons Wilson School of Hospitality and Resort Management at The University of Memphis. Visiting the second floor of The University of Memphis Holiday Inn, one can trace the amazing life of this great entrepreneur, who changed an industry. His entrepreneurial spirit will live on in our work at The U of M and will inspire graduates for generations.

Celebration Will Mark University's 90th
TV Special to Commemorate 1973 Final Four Team
Education Recruitment Fair Scheduled for Feb. 26
Upcoming Alumni Events
Did You Know?

Celebration Will Mark University's 90th

clock tower

The University will celebrate its 90th anniversary March 27-28 with an array of events designed to draw attention to its history and a glimpse into the future.

As part of the anniversary celebration, former U of M President V. Lane Rawlins will be on hand as the University's new clock tower and bookstore facilities are named in his honor. The V. Lane Rawlins University Services Court Building and Clock Tower will become official in a ceremony to be held at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 27. Dr. Rawlins is now president of Washington State University. Other past presidents have also been invited to attend.

Thursday's lineup includes an outdoor festival, featuring an homage to the Musical History of Memphis produced by the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music, the dedication of the student plaza, including the Legacy Campaign bricks. A special ceremony will include President Shirley Raines, Chancellor Charles Manning and attendees from each of the centers, colleges and universities within the Tennessee Board of Regents system. The Board is holding its quarterly meeting at The U of M campus March 27-28.

The University's annual faculty convocation will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday in the Michael D. Rose Theatre Lecture Hall.

The public is invited to attend the anniversary ceremony and dedication on the 27th as well as faculty convocation on the 28th.

TV Special to Commemorate 1973 Final Four Team

1973 Final Four team

In addition to celebrating the University's 90th anniversary, we are in the midst of remembering a very special time in Tiger basketball history, the 1972-73 basketball season.

To commemorate the 30th anniversary of the 1973 Final Four basketball team, Memphis's FOX 13 will broadcast a special including interviews with the Tigers, coach Gene Bartow, UCLA coach John Wooden, Bill Walton, and other UCLA players. The special is being produced by Emmy award-winning producer Paul Sloan.

The show will air March 5 at 9:30 p.m and will be rebroadcast on March 8 at 6 p.m. and is sponsored by The University of Memphis Alumni Association.

Education Recruitment Fair Scheduled for Feb. 26

Career and Employment Services and the College of Education will host the eleventh annual Mid-South Education Fair on Wednesday, Feb. 26 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. in the Michael D. Rose Theatre Lecture Hall. Approximately 40 to 60 school systems will be in attendance (some outside the region) to recruit teacher candidates for the 2003 academic year.

If you are seeking a teaching position, bring plenty of resumes and dress professionally the day of the fair. There is no charge to alumni who wish to attend this event.

If you are an employer with a school district and would like to attend the fair, please contact Career and Employment Services at (901) 678-2239. There is a $125 registration fee.

Upcoming Alumni Events

For details on the following alumni events, please visit http://www.memphis.edu/alumnievents.html or contact the Office
of Alumni and Special Events at acantrll@memphis.edu or by phone at (901) 678-5314.

Tampa Alumni Event, Saturday, Feb. 22. U of M vs. South Florida pre-game party and men's basketball game. Please
RSVP by Feb. 20.

Atlanta Alumni Event, Saturday, Mar. 8. Meet U of M President Shirley C. Raines at the U of M vs. UAB men's basketball
game watch party. Adult admission includes heavy hors d'oeuvres and 2 drink coupons: $15. Child admission includes
heavy hors d'oeuvres and a beverage: $5. Please RSVP by Mar. 3.

Houston Alumni Event, Thursday, Mar. 6. U of M vs. Houston men's basketball pre-game party.

The University of Memphis Distinguished Alumni Awards gala will be held Saturday, Mar. 22 at the Peabody Hotel. To make reservations for this year's gala, please e-mail acantrll@memphis.edu or call (901) 678-5314.

Did You Know?

This semester, 75 percent of our students registered online for classes compared with 65 percent in Fall 2002 and
45 percent a year ago.


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