Alumni Association nearing liftoff!
U of M joins Tennessee Homeland Security
Theatre and Dance department raises curtain
on 2004-05 season
Upcoming alumni events - HOMECOMING,
outstanding alumni awards dinners and organizational meetings
We are ready to preview the new direction for the Alumni Association
at an open forum on Monday, July 19. You can view the proposed
bylaws, mission statement and structure online at http://www.memphis.edu/alumni
and then join us at the FedEx Institute of Technology at 5
p.m. on the 19th for wine, cheese and discussion of the proposal.
If you plan to attend the reception, please RSVP to 901/678-5314
the forum, Alumni Association members can vote on the plan
by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org from July 20
to August 1. Please include your name and mailing address
in your e-mail. Comments are welcome, and all nonresponses
will be considered affirmative votes.
Association Members - Mark your calendars for the August
21 Vision Forum, 8:30 a.m. at the FedEx Institute of Technology.
In addition to Chapter and Club reports and a general Alumni
Association business meeting led by the National Board, the
forum will provide you the opportunity to learn more about
the new direction of the association, vote on new business
and catch up with old friends. Members are encouraged to attend
the afternoon training session to learn the ins and outs of
the new by-laws and structure. Complimentary breakfast and
lunch will be provided. For more information or to RSVP, please
contact the Alumni Office at 901/678-5314 or send an e-mail
you for your True Blue participation!
June, the University of Memphis along with Tennessee's other
top research institutions formed the Tennessee Homeland
Security Consortium, a partnership whose purpose will
be to provide leadership, visionary solutions, training, education
and technology for the homeland security challenges currently
facing the nation.
Shirley Raines signed the Memorandum of Understanding
on behalf of the University as U.S. Homeland Security Secretary
Tom Ridge, Gov. Phil Bredesen and members of
Tennessee's Congressional Delegation looked on.
institutions participating in the consortium include Oak
Ridge National Laboratories, the University of Tennessee,
Vanderbilt University, Middle Tennessee State University,
East Tennessee State University and Tennessee State
The Department of Theatre and Dance is offering a quartet
of plays during its 2004-05 season, including the world premiere
of a U of M professor's play. The department will also hold
a graduate directors' showcase in December and dance concerts
The Writer's Block
Oct. 14-16 & 20-23, 2004
A playwright facing a deadline has a serious case of writer's
block when he has the brilliant idea of inviting a cadre
of unsuspecting friends who have unresolved issues with
each other to a dinner party to get his creative juices
flowing. Will it work? Find out by attending the world premiere
of this play by U of M professor Stephen Hancock.
Nov. 12-13 & 15-20, 2004
Jim Leonard's tale centers on a small town dealing with
a water (and faith) shortage during the Great Depression
when an all-too-human preacher drifts into town and befriends
a boy with the gift of divining water. Directed by Claire
and Other Daughters
Feb. 17-19 & 23-26, 2005
Playwright Ellen McLaughlin explores roles of women in modern
society through the mythical tales of Iphigenia, Electra
and Chrysothemis. Directed by Robert McDonough.
Apr. 14-16 & 20-23, 2005
The Memphis-area premiere of this Tony winner, Metamorphoses
is performed in a shimmering pool of water that spans the
stage and stretches across time. Based on Ovid, contemporary
takes on stories such as Cupid and Psyche, Midas and Orpheus
and Eurydice are woven together in this breathtaking play
by Mary Zimmerman. Directed by Cookie Ewing, and co-produced
with Rhodes College.
for more information, including additions and any schedule
Homecoming is right around the corner and the campus
will be buzzing with exciting events, including a Friday night
parade starting 5:30 p.m. Oct.1. We will be "Setting the
Record Straight" when the Tigers face off against Houston
at 1 p.m. Sat., Oct. 2. More information will be coming soon,
but if you can't wait for the next e-news, check the Homecoming
Web page at http://www.memphis.edu/alumni/homecoming.html
for additional details.
Greater Memphis chapter is having a Meet and Greet
at the home of Janet Schwoerer ('91) on July 24, and organizational
meetings are being held in August for Atlanta, Nashville
and Little Rock clubs.
alumni will help host the annual band camp picnic on Aug.
26 at the Audubon Park Pavilion. The picnic will begin at
noon and will be followed by a preview of this year's halftime
performance. Please RSVP to Tonia Stinson ('00, '02) before
Aug. 24 at email@example.com.
Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law will hold its first
"Celebration of the Law" Alumni Dinner on Friday,
Aug. 20 at the Holiday Inn at the University of Memphis. Please
join us as we hear a pre- and post- Brown v. Board of Education
dialogue with Oliver Hill, a member of the legal team
that successfully argued the case before the Supreme Court.
We will also honor alumni and friends of the Law School. For
more information or to purchase tickets please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Fogelman College of Business and Economics chapter
will host the 12th Annual Alumni Day Luncheon on Sept. 22.
R. Brad Martin ('76), chairman and CEO of Saks Inc.,
will be the featured speaker, and award recipients are T.
Michael Glenn ('81), president and CEO of FedEx Services
and Stevan Porter, president, the Americas, for InterContinental
Hotels Group and executive director of InterContinental Hotels
Group PLC. For details or to purchase tickets please contact
email@example.com or 901/678-5314.
College of Arts and Sciences Alumni chapter will hold
its annual awards dinner on Sept. 23 at the Racquet Club of
Memphis. Distinguished Alumni of the Year winners are Shelby
County Sheriff Mark Luttrell Jr. ('74) and Youth Villages
Administrator Pat Lawler ('77, '81). Professor emeritus
Dr. Charles McNutt will receive the Outstanding Friend
Award. For more information or to purchase tickets please
contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 901/678-5314.
information on any of these events, please contact the Alumni
Office at email@example.com or 901/678-5314.