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November 2005

Distinguished Alumni Awards Call for Nominations
Vote for DeAngelo!
Travel in Time During FedEx Institute's Friday Film Series

Upcoming Alumni Events

Distinguished Alumni Awards Call for Nominations
 

The Alumni Association is seeking nominations for its 2006 Distinguished Alumni Awards. These awards honor alumni and friends who have brought honor and distinction to the U of M. Award winners are recognized at a black-tie gala held in their honor in the spring.

The categories are Distinguished Alumni, Distinguished Friend and Outstanding Young Alumni. A nomination form and a complete list of past recipients are available online at http://www.memphis.edu/alumni/daa.html. The deadline for nominations is Jan. 15, 2006.

Stay tuned to future issues of the e-newsletter for event details!

Vote for DeAngelo!
DeAngelo WilliamsTiger fans: It's time for your voice to be heard. Public online voting for the 2005 Heisman Trophy is underway through Dec. 7 at http://www.voteforheisman.com. The top three vote getters will receive the equivalent of one first, second or third place vote in the official balloting

You can vote once a week from each distinct e-mail account you have. Vote today (and in the coming weeks) to support DeAngelo Williams and your Tigers!
 

Travel in Time During FedEx Institute's Friday Film Series

Science fiction fans can travel in time without leaving their seats. The FedEx Institute of Technology at the University of Memphis is hosting "Collisions with the Continuum," a Friday film series with a time-travel theme. All films will begin at 7 p.m. in the Zone.

Films and dates of showing are:

  • Nov. 18 - Star Trek: First Contact
  • Dec. 9 - Slaughterhouse Five
  • Jan. 20 - 12 Monkeys
  • Feb. 17 - Planet of the Apes (1968)
  • March 24 - Donnie Darko
  • April 14 - Back to the Future
Space is limited. Free tickets are available at the FedEx Institute, Suite 303, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. the week of the showing. For more information, call 901/678-5105.

Upcoming Alumni Events

The Alumni Association's last barn bash of the year will be held on Saturday, Nov. 26, at 11 a.m. Kickoff for the Tigers vs. Marshall is at 1 p.m. Come by to see (and taste) the DeAngelo race car cake. We will also have a special DeAngelo cookie, courtesy of Barbara Mayo, to celebrate his last Memphis football game. $5 gets you in for BBQ, beverages and live music.

Before you head to the FedExForum for another season of Tiger basketball, join Memphis fans and friends for pre-game parties at Pat O'Brien's. Show your Alumni Association membership card and receive 10 percent off your bill. See you there before every home game!

The Herff College of Engineering Alumni Chapter is currently accepting nominations for the Outstanding Alumnus Award. If you know of an exceptional Herff graduate, nominate them today. For more information or for a nomination form, please contact Emily Jones at emilyjones@memphis.edu or 901/678-1782.

The College of Arts and Sciences Alumni Chapter is seeking nominations for the 2006 Outstanding Alumnus Award. If you know of a stellar Arts and Sciences graduate who deserves to be recognized, nominate them today. For more information or for a nomination form, please contact Emily Jones at emilyjones@memphis.edu or 901/678-1782.

The School of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Alumni Chapter needs your nomination for the 2006 Outstanding Alumnus Award. Each year the Chapter presents this award to a deserving AUSP graduate at the Mid-South Conference on Communicative Disorders. We encourage you to nominate any graduate who demonstrates outstanding achievement in academic pursuits, research activities or community involvement. Applications are online at http://www.ausp.memphis.edu/outstand.html.

Join other Young Alumni at Newby's, 539 South Highland, on Saturday, Nov. 19, at 7:30 p.m. for the last football watch party of the year. We will watch the Southern Miss game on the 20-foot big screen. Don't miss out on the fun (and lots of door prizes). For more details, please contact Emily Jones at emilyjones@memphis.edu or 901/678-1782.

Join the Nashville Alumni Club for their last football watch party of the year. The group will get together at The Box Seat on Nov. 19 at 6 p.m. to watch the Tigers play Southern Miss. The group will return to The Box Seat on Dec. 3 at 2 p.m. to watch Tiger basketball take on Cincinnati. The Nashville Club will celebrate the holidays by watching the Ole Miss game on Dec. 17 - location TBA. For more information on these events or the Nashville Alumni Club, contact Mike Dodd, club president, at mdodd@taylorcos.com or call Emily Jones at 800/678-TRAX.

Join alumni in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area at the Stadium Cafe in Addison (4872 Beltline Road) for the last True Blue Tiger watch party of the year. Be there at 12:30 p.m. to watch Memphis play Marshall. For more information on these activities or on the club itself, please contact our Dallas alumni contacts, Betsy and Greg Hubbard, at betsysells@sbcglobal.net or call Emily Jones at 800/678-TRAX.

The Tampa/Orlando Alumni Club will host their first official basketball watch party on Saturday, Dec. 3, when the Tigers take on Cincinnati. The Club will meet at 3 p.m. at Champions Sports Bar in the Marriott on Westshore. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Emily Jones at 800/678-TRAX or emilyjones@memphis.edu.

Join Chicago -area fans and friends Dec. 3 at 2 p.m. for the first basketball watch party of the season. The club will watch the Memphis vs. Cincinnati game at Playoff's Sports Bar and Grill in Carol Stream (720 East North Avenue). For more information on the club or to RSVP, please contact Chicago Alumni Club President Jeniene Wiseman at jwiseman21@yahoo.com or contact Emily Jones in the Alumni Office at 800/678-TRAX.

The Boston Area Alumni Club will travel to Rhode Island on Dec. 17 for a pre-game party before the Tigers play Providence at the Dunkin' Donuts Center. If you would like to attend or would like to be involved in the Boston Area Area Club, please contact Emily Jones at 800/678-TRAX or emilyjones@memphis.edu.



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