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November 2003

FedEx Institute Opens Its Doors This Wednesday
News from the Holiday Inn

Alumni Scholarship Application Available Online - Family of Alumni Association Members Encouraged to Apply

Engineering College Open House to Feature Flight Simulator
Congrats to Our "Top 40 Under 40" Winners


FedEx Institute Opens Its Doors This Wednesday

FedEx InstituteThe public will step inside the University's FedEx Institute of Technology for the very first time this Wednesday, Nov. 19, following an 11 a.m. dedication ceremony featuring FedEx Corp. CEO Frederick W. Smith, Gov. Phil Bredesen, Congressman Harold Ford Jr., Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn, Mayor Willie W. Herenton and Mayor A C Wharton, among other dignitaries.

Alumni and friends are invited to attend the dedication and the open house that follows from noon to 3 p.m. The Institute is located at Deloach and Norriswood near the corner of Central Avenue and Patterson. Free parking will be available. Technological demonstrations, including one on robotics, begin at 1 p.m. and are sure to wow you.

Come see why the Institute has been hailed as the single largest project in U of M history and why FedEx chose to partner with us on this amazing facility. For more information about the Institute, visit http://fedex.memphis.edu.

News from the Holiday Inn

The Holiday Inn at the University of Memphis has two big announcements. First, it's a winner! In September the hotel won the Intercontinental Hotels Holiday Inn Brand Newcomer of the Year Award for Service Excellence and Product Quality. It also won this year's Zoo Rendezvous First Place award for Best Presentation and tied for Second Place for Best Appetizer.

Second, don't forget to make your reservations for the hotel's Thanksgiving Day Champagne Buffet in the Grand Ballroom. Call 678-5410 for reservations or for additional information.

Alumni Scholarship Application Available Online

Students planning to enter the U of M in Fall 2004 as first-time, incoming freshmen may apply for the Alumni Association Scholarship. The award is a four-year scholarship worth $1000/year ($500/semester). Family of dues-paying Alumni Association members anytime within the calendar year prior to the application deadline are eligible.

The Alumni Scholars Program encourages children and grandchildren of Alumni Association members to make the U of M their first choice for higher education. The application, which includes more detailed eligibility requirements, is available online at http://www.memphis.edu/AlumniScholarshipForm.pdf and is due on January 31, 2004. Please contact Becky McCoy at 901/678-2930 or by e-mail at bmccoy@memphis.edu for additional information.

Engineering College Open House to Feature Flight Simulator

Attend the Herff College of Engineering's open house and you can experience the thrill of being in the cockpit of a U.S. Navy Blue Angels F/A-18 Hornet, see the impact of an earthquake demonstration, learn what it takes to map a heartbeat, or find out how to control an industrial robot. The free event will be held Friday, Nov. 21 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Herff College.

The simulator offers realistic, supersonic flight and cutting-edge entertainment technology. Rides provide a pilot's perspective with all the sights, sounds and experiences of up-close flying.

In addition to the flight simulator, visitors can learn more about the impact engineers have on society, what it takes to become an engineer and the types of engineering research conducted at the Herff College. Tours may be arranged for groups.

Faculty, staff and current students will be on hand to answer questions and discuss specific engineering programs.

Congrats to Our "Top 40 Under 40" Winners

Congratulations to the 19 alumni and students who were named to the Memphis Business Journal's "Top 40 Under 40" list for 2003. The U of M was the most-named higher education institution among this year's recipients.


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