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July 2003

Introducing Alumni and Friends Self-Service Online!
Theatre and Dance Department Announces 2003-04 Season
Awards Programs Honor Outstanding Arts and Sciences, Journalism Alumni

Nashville Event Reminder

Introducing Alumni and Friends Self-Service Online!

Pouncer and the Clocktower
Ever wish you could look up an old classmate from the U of M or send us Class Notes about your new job? Those are just a couple of things U of M alumni and friends can do on a new Web site launched this summer.

Our new "Alumni & Friends Self-Service" site includes:

  • Personal Information, which allows you to update your name, address, employment and marital status and change the PIN you use to access the site.
  • Just for Alumni, featuring an alumni directory where you can find long-lost classmates and customize the information you want classmates to see about you.
  • Voluntary Support, which allows you to make an online gift to the University and review your past giving history and outstanding pledges.

To access this site, log on to http://www.memphis.edu/alumniweb. The site will ask for your Login ID and PIN. Your Login ID is your Social Security Number, and your PIN is the last six digits of the same number. After you log in for the first time, you have the option to change your PIN.

We hope you will enjoy using this new service. If you have any questions, please contact alumni@memphis.edu.

Theatre and Dance Department Announces 2003-04 Season

Screwball comedies, Shakespearean classics, folk-rock musicals ... whether you're a longtime theatre and dance fan or just looking for an entertaining evening out, the U of M Department of Theatre and Dance has planned a season that offers shows for a variety of audience tastes. Tickets for each production are $15 for adults and $10 for students, senior citizens and faculty. Please contact Alice Berry at 901/678-3184 or aeberry@memphis.edu for additional information or to purchase tickets.
  • June Moon
    Oct. 9-11 & 15-18, 2003
    Packed with zany one liners, sassy wisecracks, light romance and slight dramatic tension, June Moon is a delightful screwball romantic comedy set in the 1920s. The play centers around small-town boy Fred Stevens and his experiences as an aspiring Tin Pan Alley lyricist.
  • Twelfth Night
    Oct. 31-Nov. 1 & Nov. 3-8, 2003
    One of the most celebrated comedies by the most celebrated playwright in the English language, William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night depicts a world of comfortable order wrenched apart by love. How far would a person go to pursue his heart's desire? That's the central question this classic seeks to answer.
  • Endangered Species
    Nov. 20-22, 2003
    This dance production will showcase the original choreography of our emerging young artists and some of Memphis' finest modern dancers. Offering a wide variety of dynamic and energetic modern dance, Endangered Species will feature a full movement medley with the colors and flavors that comprise the theatre and dance department.
  • Godspell
    Feb. 19-21 & 25-28, 2004
    Originally an off-Broadway production, the folk-rock musical Godspell puts a '70s spin on the lessons and parables of the New Testament's Book of Matthew.
  • Scribbles: A New Play Festival
    Mar. 25-27, 2004
    This festival of new plays gives budding playwrights a chance to showcase their work. Four years ago, Scribbles gave birth to Nate Eppler's award-winning Keeping Up With The Joneses. Who knows what's in store this year?
  • Everyman
    Apr. 8-10 & 14-17, 2004
    In this Medieval morality play, Death tells Everyman of his "approaching end." Who and what will accompany him to the afterlife? On his journey, Everyman encounters a variety of allegorical characters, which will be portrayed through puppetry and movement.

Awards Programs Honor Outstanding Arts and Sciences, Journalism Alumni

The College of Arts and Sciences alumni chapter will honor one alumnus and one friend at the 2003 Outstanding Alumni Awards Banquet on Thursday, Sept. 25 at the U of M Holiday Inn from 6 to 9 p.m.

This year's recipients are Tim Edgar Bolding, 2003 Outstanding Alumnus, and Roger L. Hiatt Sr., M.D., 2003 Outstanding Friend. Bolding is currently executive director of United Housing, Inc., an affiliate of United Way of the Mid-South. His career has been dedicated to creating affordable housing for all. Hiatt is a distinguished ophthalmologist who has worked hard to support the college's pre-professional program by garnering support in the medical community for creating scholarships for pre-med and pre-health students.

For more information about the Arts and Sciences awards banquet, please call 901/678-3067.

This year's Journalism Awards Banquet will also be held on Sept. 25. Alumni Phil Cannon and Jim Willis will receive the Charles E. Thornton Outstanding Alumni Award. The Dr. Herbert Lee Williams Award for outstanding contributions by an alumnus will go to Ronald "Butch" Alford.

Willis is editor and president of the Birmingham Post-Herald. His career has also included stints at the Memphis Press-Scimitar, U.S. Air Force and The Commercial Appeal. Cannon became tournament director of the FedEx St. Jude Classic in 2000 after 10 years as tournament manager. He has also served in managerial positions with the Mid-South Coliseum and in a variety of positions at then-Memphis State University.

Alford, the University's former creative services director, retired this spring after 37 years in higher education. During his tenure, The University of Memphis Magazine and Update newsletter won several gold awards in state and national competitions. Prior to working at the University, Alford was information director for then-Shelby State Community College and a writer for the Associated Press and The Commercial Appeal.

The journalism banquet will be held at the Racquet Club of Memphis. For more information contact Patty Lawrence at 901/678-4372 or e-mail pblawrnc@memphis.edu.

Nashville Event Reminder

Nashville area alumni - you and your families are invited to meet U of M President Dr. Shirley C. Raines on Wednesday, July 16, 5 p.m.-7 p.m. The Alumni Association will provide hors d'oeuvres, and there will be a cash bar. For event location, please contact Amanda Cantrell at 901/678-5314 or acantrll@memphis.edu.

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