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November 2004

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FedEx Institute celebrates first anniversary
Family of Alumni Association members eligible for scholarship
Radiothon III on the horizon for "The Jazz Lover"
- Volunteers needed
Upcoming alumni events

FedEx Institute celebrates first anniversary
FedEx Institute

The FedEx Institute of Technology at the University of Memphis will mark its one-year anniversary with an open house Tuesday, Nov. 16, from 9 to 11:30 a.m.

During the open house, visitors can tour the facilities, learn more about current research housed in the Institute and enjoy refreshments. Lobby displays and demonstrations will showcase current research being conducted by the Institute for Intelligent Systems, Center for Multimedia Arts, Advanced Learning Center, Mars Rover Program, Integrated Microscopy Center, Center for Supply Chain Management and Center for Earthquake Research and Information.

Since its opening last November, the Institute has hosted more than 200 events for organizations such as FedEx, Gov. Phil Bredesen, MTV and the musculoskeletal industry. An estimated 50,000 people have visited the Institute, from Nobel Prize winner and former President of South Africa F.W. de Klerk to regional school children.

For more information about the open house, call 901/678-5105.

Family of Alumni Association members eligible for scholarship
Students planning to enter the U of M in Fall 2005 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 Alumni Association members who have paid their dues anytime within the calendar year prior to the application deadline are eligible.

The scholarship program encourages family of Alumni Association members to make the U of M their first choice for higher education.

For an application and details regarding eligibility, go to http://www.memphis.edu/alumni/scholarship.html. The deadline to apply is Jan. 31, 2005. Recipients will be notified by the end of February, and must accept by April 15. Please contact Becky McCoy at 901/678-2930 or bmccoy@memphis.edu for more information.

Radiothon III on the horizon for "The Jazz Lover"
To raise funds for the station's operating budget, WUMR FM 91.7 will hold Radiothon III from Nov. 29 through Dec. 3. Gifts from Radiothons I and II were used to purchase new equipment, defray operating costs and hire the station's first full-time program director.

In addition to gifts, WUMR is still looking for volunteers to staff the Radiothon. Volunteers generally work shifts of three to four hours. To sign up for a shift, call 901/678-4843.

WUMR, also known as "The Jazz Lover," is the only classic jazz station in Memphis. The 25,000-watt station broadcasts within a 60-mile radius of Memphis. The station's playlist blends contemporary and traditional jazz, and it is staffed almost exclusively by students and volunteers. As "the radio voice of the University of Memphis," WUMR serves the area with educational, sports and community service programming. It functions as a learning laboratory for students, providing experience in announcing, news reporting and writing, talk-show hosting and sportscasting.

Upcoming alumni events

Join us at Pat O'Brien's on Beale Street before every home basketball game this season to mix, mingle and cheer on Coach Cal and the team. Alumni Association members will receive a 10-percent discount on food and beverages purchased before 10 p.m. each game day. Bring your membership card for verification. For more information, call 901/678-ALUM.

The Sport and Leisure Commerce program is celebrating its 10th birthday with a series of events Nov. 18-20. Attendees can get a special deal on the national Sport Marketing Association conference, which is scheduled in Memphis on the same dates. For more information, visit http://www.memphis.edu/alumni/slcreunion.html.

Don't miss the chance to talk turkey with other alumni before cheering the Tigers to victory as they take on Maryland in the Tip-off Classic! Alumni and Tiger fans in Massachusetts can meet up at Champion's Sports Bar in the Springfield Marriott Hotel at Boland Way and Columbus (near the Springfield Civic Center) on Friday, Nov. 26, from 6 to 8 p.m. A cash bar and light appetizers will be available. For reservations, please call Vince ('83) & Renee ('83) DeGutis at 508/655-5736 or rdegutis@comcast.net.

Join us for a "True Blue" Tiger Tailgate in Tampa before the Tigers face off against South Florida in the final regular season football game. We'll dish out BBQ, hot dogs, drinks and tons of Tiger spirit from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 27, at the corner of Dale Mabry Highway and Tampa Bay Boulevard (next to Raymond James Stadium). The price is $15 for Alumni Association members, $17 for non members. Please RSVP before Nov. 19 to 800/678-8729 or e-mail us at alumnievents@memphis.edu.

New York-area alumni are invited to a pre-game reception before the Tigers play Pitt in the Jimmy V. Classic Tuesday, Dec. 7. The reception will be held in Madison Square Garden's Club Bar and Grill (inside the Club Restaurant) from 5 to 7 p.m. President Shirley Raines will be the special guest. Please join us in cheering the Tigers to victory and visiting with True Blue alumni and friends! RSVP before Dec. 3 to 800/678-8729 or e-mail us at alumnievents@memphis.edu.

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