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September 2002

Ninety years ago, our University opened its doors as West Tennessee State Normal School, an institution charged with training the region's future teachers. Today, The University of Memphis encompasses a wide range of vibrant colleges and schools, educating the world's future business leaders, artists, nurses, engineers, professors, lawyers, and teachers.

As we celebrate our University's 90th anniversary this year, we'll take a look back at A Lifetime of Learning, capturing defining moments in our history and honoring those unique individuals who have given us the benefit of their time, talent, and toil. We hope you'll join us in this celebration.

College of Communication and Fine Arts Celebrates Silver Anniversary
Upcoming Alumni Events

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College of Communication and Fine Arts Celebrates Silver Anniversary

CCFA Building
For over 25 years, the College of Communication and Fine Arts (CCFA) has offered diverse courses in creativity and scholarship and enriched The University of Memphis campus and the Memphis community with impressive exhibits, lectures, performances, and services.

Established in 1977 out of the College of Arts and Sciences, CCFA today has six units:

  • Department of Art

  • Art Museum of The University of Memphis (AMUM)

  • Department of Communication

  • Department of Journalism

  • Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music

  • Department of Theatre and Dance

In addition, some of the University's major facilities and services fall under of the jurisdiction of CCFA: The Daily Helmsman, the Institute of Egyptian Art and Archaeology, High Water Recording Company, television show Insight, and jazz radio station WUMR-FM 92.

The 25th anniversary celebration is scheduled for November 15, 2002. Plans are underway for an evening of reflection, entertainment, special recognition, food, and fellowship beginning at 5 p.m. Festivities will include

  • "Barbara Kasten: Reflections of Egypt" exhibition at AMUM

  • Preview of a documentary by communication professor and filmmaker David Appleby

  • Presentation of Into The Woods, by Stephen Sondheim & James Lapine, a joint venture of the Theatre and Dance Department and the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music

For more information about the CCFA 25th Anniversary Celebration, call 678-2350.

Upcoming Alumni Events

Alumni EventsFor details on the following alumni events, please visit the alumni events page or contact the Office of Alumni and Special Events at acantrll@memphis.edu or by phone at (901) 678-5314.

U of M at UAB weekend in Birmingham, AL Sept. 27-28. Events kick off on Friday afternoon with Coach Tommy West and his team at Legion Field followed by an evening reception at the Mountain Brook Inn. Jim Phillips, chairman and executive director of the FedEx Technology Institute, will be the guest speaker. Saturday's events include an alumni tailgate, pep rally, and the game. Please contact us by Sept. 25 if you are interested in attending.

U of M vs Louisville football watch parties will be held in Little Rock, AR and Houston, TX on Tuesday, Oct. 8. If you would like to attend, please contact the alumni office by Oct. 1.

The Eighth Annual University of Memphis Alumni Association Golf Classic will be held at TPC Southwind. The tournament will be a four-man team scramble with a shotgun start at noon. Lunch will be provided prior to tee time. Individual players are $200 and a foursome is $800. Registration includes a premium golf shirt, gift bag, greens fee, cart, all beverages, lunch, and a buffet dinner. Please contact us at acantrll@memphis.edu if you would like to participate.

The 2003 Distinguished Alumni Awards Gala will be held Saturday, March 22, 2003. We are now accepting nominations in the categories of Distinguished Alumni, Outstanding Young Alumni, and Distinguished Friend. A list of past recipients and descriptions of each award are online at http://www.memphis.edu/daa.html. Nominations must be sent in writing to:

Richard Glassman
C/O Office of Alumni and Special Events
100 Billy Mac Jones Building
Memphis, TN 38152

Did You Know?

The University's School of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology is consistently among the nation's top 10 programs, according to U.S. News & World Report.


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