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September 2003

Help "Defend the Den" - Be a Part of Homecoming 2003
AMUM Presents Operation: Human Intelligence
"The Jazz Lover" 91.7 to Hold Radiothon
Upcoming Alumni Events


Help "Defend the Den"

Homecoming 2002 photo
Homecoming is only weeks away, and we hope you'll join us for this year's fun and festivities. Saturday, Oct. 4, the Tigers will "Defend the Den" against the UAB Blazers.

Join your fellow Tiger fans for entertainment, games, food, athletic events and the big game. Here are just a few of the events planned for the celebration:

  • University of Memphis Society Awards Dinner and induction of the President's Society of the Shield
  • Grand opening of the Heritage Room in Brister Hall
  • Men's soccer vs. Cincinnati at 7 p.m. Oct. 1 at the Mike Rose Soccer Complex
  • Halftime entertainment featuring the "Mighty Old Sound of the South" alumni marching band

And don't miss the Alumni Tent Event sponsored by the Greater Memphis Alumni and Band Chapters. We'll be outside the Liberty Bowl starting at 11 a.m. The charge is $7 per person from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Tigers will storm out of their den for a 1 p.m. kickoff. Call 901/678-2331 to order tickets in advance. You'll find more information about these and other Homecoming activities at http://www.memphis.edu/homecoming.html. Go Tigers!

AMUM Presents Operation: Human Intelligence

Operation: Human Intelligence, this fall's featured exhibition at the Art Museum of the University of Memphis, delves into the areas of intelligence, counterintelligence and the creative process. Curated by the CIA, the exhibit premiered at the Hyde Park Art Center in Chicago in collaboration with the Contemporary Arts Council.

AMUM traditionally offers exhibitions that challenge accepted ideas about art's role in society. Works in Operation: Human Intelligence promise to provoke debate and foster dialogue.

The opening reception is set for Friday, Sept. 19, from 5 to 7 p.m. At 6:30 p.m., a representative of the CIA will speak and answer questions. The exhibit runs from Sept. 20 to Nov. 8.

For more details on Operation: Human Intelligence and other exhibits, visit the AMUM Web site at http://www.amum.org.


"The Jazz Lover" 91.7 to Hold Radiothon

WUMR FM 91.7 starts its first Radiothon Sept. 21-27. Gifts will fund a salaried director of programming position to build the station's quality programming. Donations will also supplement the station's operational budget, which was slashed by major cuts in state funding.

Supporters will receive CDs, coffee mugs and concert tickets, and prominent local jazz lovers will make special on-air appearances during the Radiothon.

WUMR is the only noncommercial classic jazz station in Memphis. Known as "The Jazz Lover," the 25,000-watt station broadcasts within a 60-mile radius of Memphis. Its playlist blends contemporary and traditional jazz with a sampling of fusion, Latin and New Age music.

The station serves as a training ground for students, providing tomorrow's broadcasters with hands-on experience, and as the voice of the U of M.


Upcoming Alumni Events

Join the Alumni Association on a bus trip to Mississippi State to watch the Tigers face the Bulldogs on Saturday, Oct. 11. The bus leaves the Alumni Center at 9 a.m., and check-in begins at 8 a.m. The charge of $40 per person includes breakfast, lunch, dinner and refreshments. You can buy tickets for the game from the Athletics Department at 901/678-2331. To RSVP, contact the Office of Alumni Affairs and Special Events at 901/678-5314 or ekwalker@memphis.edu.

The Houston Alumni Club invites you to the U of M vs. Houston Tailgate and Football Game on Saturday, Oct. 18. Tailgate tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for children. The festivities will start at at Robertson Stadium in Houston at 5:30 p.m. Please RSVP by Oct. 13. For reception reservations and game ticket information, please contact us at 901/678-5314 or ekwalker@memphis.edu.


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