your University at Homecoming 2004
The Promise set for October debut
History department opens lecture series
with Egypt talk
Reminder: Business and Arts and Sciences
events coming soon
U of M gears up for Southern Festival
Upcoming alumni events
Did you know?
Show your True Blue pride by taking part in this year's Homecoming
celebration! A parade, pep rally and a party will highlight
this year's festivities, followed by the big game against
Houston at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 2.
campus will come alive Friday afternoon, Oct. 1, as the parade
hits the streets, ending in the Central Avenue parking lot.
A pep rally will follow with appearances by President Shirley
Raines and Coach Tommy West, musical group Ingram
Hill, the Pom and Cheer Squads, Tom II and
Pouncer. Friday's events are capped by an Alumni Association
party at the campus Holiday Inn.
hope you'll plan to attend these and other activities scheduled
for Homecoming. Please visit http://www.memphis.edu/alumni/homecoming.html
for details on all Homecoming events.
He gave us the dream. Who will keep the promise?
contemporary opera based on the life of Dr. Martin Luther
King Jr., The Promise premieres next month at
the Germantown Performing Arts Center. The opera is a collaboration
between composer Dr. John Baur, the University's Rudi E. Scheidt
School of Music, GPAC and the Department of Theatre and Dance
that aims to encourage the world to continue on the path Dr.
King showed us in his memorable words and deeds.
Promise presents Dr. King as a great man who took risks
even when unsure of the outcome, one who was willing to put
the cause above his own personal safety because he truly believed
that right would win out in the end.
Promise will run Oct. 22-23 and 29-30. More information
is available at the opera's Web site, http://www.baurthepromise.org.
are on sale now. Call 901/757-7256 or buy online at http://www.neweratickets.com
history department is offering the public a look into the past
with a new lecture series, the "History Faculty Forum."
Dr. Peter Brand, a specialist in Ancient Egypt and director
of the Karnak Great Hypostyle Hall Project at Luxor in Egypt,
will kick things off Thursday, Sept. 30, with a talk on "Superpower
Politics in the Age of the Pharaohs: Ramesses II, Warrior and
II (1300-1212 BC) was Egypt's greatest pharaoh, and his war
record is glorified in huge battle scenes carved on the walls
of the Hypostyle Hall at Karnak which Brand is recording.
He was also a statesman and diplomat and signed the world's
first state treaty. A trove of royal letters found in Turkey
lets us peer into a world where diplomatic protocol and niceties
were often ignored, and it offers a rare glimpse of the private
Ramesses, a side of the pharaoh's personality not shown in
timely lecture will examine what motivated the world's first
superpowers in the heat of battle and at the peace table.
The talk will reveal how after 3300 years, global politics
have not changed much.
lecture is scheduled for 7 p.m. in the Fogelman Executive
Center, room 136, and is free and open to the public.
12th Annual Fogelman College of Business and Economics
Alumni Day Luncheon featuring speaker R. Brad Martin and award
recipients T. Michael Glenn and Stevan Porter will be held
Wednesday, Sept. 22. For details or to purchase tickets, please
contact us at email@example.com or 901/678-5314.
College of Arts and Sciences Alumni Chapter's annual
awards dinner recognizing Mark Luttrell Jr., Pat Lawler and
Dr. Charles McNutt will be held Thursday, Sept. 23, at the
Racquet Club of Memphis. For additional information or to
purchase tickets, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
on campus are being planned in conjunction with this year's
Southern Festival of Books in downtown Memphis. The
festival, which will be held Oct. 8-10 at the Cook Convention
Center and Civic Plaza, features more than 200 authors, exhibitors
and special events for children.
Continuing Education classes are on tap: one is a short course
on the songs and stories Clyde Edgerton, a major southern
writer who will be featured at the festival. A second class
will lead students on a tour of Memphis' literary landmarks.
You can register for these courses at http://www.coned.memphis.edu.
Thursday, Oct. 7, student leaders, Campus School students
and special guests will give brief readings from their favorite
books outside the University Bookstore during the lunch hour.
Later that afternoon, Deborah Talbot, a College of Arts and
Sciences Distinguished Alumna, will give a lecture on "The
Three R's of Festivals," describing the role of festivals
in community building. The lecture takes place at 4:30 p.m.
in Johnson Auditorium and is free and open to the public.
U of M will also maintain a presence at the festival with
a booth displaying information about upcoming University events
and books by our professors. President Shirley Raines, an
expert in early childhood education, will be a "celebrity
reader" on the Children's Stage from 1 to 2 p.m. on Saturday,
festival is free and open to the public. More information
about the festival is available on the Humanities Tennessee
Web site at http://www.tn-humanities.org/sfbmain.htm.
Birmingham club is planning a tailgate before the Memphis-UAB
football game on Sept. 25.
Treks are in the works for all away games. Information is
posted at http://www.memphis.edu/alumni/tigertrek.html
as plans are finalized.
parties" will be held before the Tulane, Louisville and
Southern Miss home games at the Fairgrounds barn next to the
Liberty Bowl press box entrance. We'll be there two hours
before kick off. Come by for food, music and fellowship. All
Association staff member Emily Jones is headed to Washington
D.C. Oct. 9-10 to meet and greet local alumni and begin planning
activities for 2005.
will take a fall tour of campus, including the "Coming
Home!" art exhibit, the FedEx Institute and the Heritage
Room on Oct. 19. Come by and see what's happening at your
2004 Bandmasters Championship, sponsored by the Band chapter,
will be held on Oct. 23 at Liberty Memorial Stadium. For information
about registration or to volunteer, please contact Band Chapter
President, Tonia Stinson.
information on any of these events, please contact the Alumni
Office at email@example.com or 901/678-5314.
You can relive your college days by visiting the Heritage
Room in Brister Hall on campus. The room contains approximately
150 items which reflect the history of the University. Memorabilia
on display include yearbooks, lettermen jackets and sweaters,
class photos, diplomas, football cleats, and much more. Photos
documenting the integration of the University in the late
1950s are also on exhibit.
Heritage Room is open on Monday and Thursday from 1:30 to
4 p.m. during the Fall and Spring semesters when classes are
in session and on Thursday from 1:30 to 4 p.m. during the