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September 2006

Join Us for True Blue Homecoming Oct. 20-21
High School Seniors, Parents Invited to Campus Day
Mississippi Residents: Reserve Your U of M License Plate Today

Announcing Spring Tiger Treks to Italy and China

Alumni News and Events

Join Us for True Blue Homecoming Oct. 20-21
HomecomingShow your True Blue pride by taking part in this year's Homecoming celebration! Join us for a host of events leading up to the big game against Tulsa on Saturday, Oct. 21.

The annual Homecoming parade will kick off the festivities on Friday, Oct. 20, starting at 5:30 p.m on the U of M campus. A pep rally will follow featuring special guest Tommy West. On game day, the Alumni Association will host a pre-game Barn Bash two hours prior to kick off. The bash will be held in the Silver Barn located on the west side of the Liberty Bowl near Gate 3.

Other alumni events include a Half-Century Club reception, game entertainment from the Mighty Old Sound of the South alumni marching band, fraternity receptions, step shows, and a closing brunch on Sunday. For the latest information on Homecoming and details on all of these events and more, please visit http://www.memphis.edu/alumni/homecoming.html.

High School Seniors, Parents Invited to Campus Day

High school seniors can find answers to their questions about college when the University of Memphis holds its annual Campus Day on Saturday, Oct. 7, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Campus Day is open to high school seniors and their parents. It is free, and lunch is provided.

Representatives from the University will be on hand to supply information about admissions, residence life, scholarships and financial aid, student organizations, academic programs, and student services. Guests also will have a chance to tour the campus.

To register, or for more information, call 901/678-2169 or 800/669-2678, or go to http://www.enrollment.memphis.edu/recruitment/campusday.

The deadline for reservations is Sept. 30.

Mississippi Residents: Reserve Your U of M License Plate Today

MS License Plate An official U of M license plate in the state of Mississippi may soon become a reality. Mississippi House Bill 468 regarding the tags will only be passed if 200 plates are pre-sold. This tag would be the first in Mississippi for an out-of-state university.

If you are a Mississippi resident and would like a University of Memphis plate, please place your order today. Please send a $51 check dated Oct. 15 payable to Mississippi State Tax Commission to Tiger Tags, PO Box 233, Nesbit, MS, 38651. Please include your name, phone, cell phone and e-mail address so you can be contacted when the tags are available. If you would like more information, please contact Harold Alexander at hba1943@aol.com.

Announcing Spring Tiger Treks to Italy and China

Make plans to travel this spring with fellow U of M alumni and friends on one of two exciting trips. Trip one, "Rome and Florence," features stops in Rome, Florence and the Tuscan countryside. Trip two takes you to China, including a Yangtze River cruise.

For additional information including costs and dates, please visit http://www.gonext.com/memphis/rome07.html for Rome and Florence and http://www.gonext.com/memphis/china07.html for China.

Go Next, our travel program partner, has been designing and operating quality, air-inclusive trips at an affordable price that appeal to all age groups for more than 30 years. The programs are designed for both the group traveler as well as the independent traveler. For a color brochure, please call 800/842-9023.

Alumni News and Events

The Alumni Association's True Blue Barn Bashes are back! Join us two hours before kick off at each home game for live music, BBQ and true blue fun. Bring your whole family - all are welcome. Admission is $5 for Alumni Association members and $7.50 for not yet members. Check http://www.memphis.edu/alumni/tigertrek.html for additional details.

The 10th Annual College of Arts and Sciences Alumni Recognition Luncheon will be held on Thursday, Sept. 28 at The Racquet Club of Memphis. Michael Demster (MPA '04), Barbara I. Ingram (BS '56), Timm Stubbs (BS '71, MA '95), and Philip F. Donovan (BBA '78, MBA '82) are this year's honorees. Single tickets can be purchased for $25 by contacting the Alumni Office at 901/678-1782 or by e-mail at emilyjones@memphis.edu.

The Atlanta Alumni Club will hold a watch party for the Sept. 30 Memphis-UT game at Barnacles Seafood Oysters & Sports, 6365 Peachtree Industrial Blvd. Please RSVP by e-mail to Atlanta Club President Don Sparkman (BSEE '87) at don.sparkman@earthlink.net.

The Houston Alumni Club will hold a watch party for the Sept. 30 Memphis-UT game at SRO Sports Bar & Café at Northwest Mall, 444 Northwest Mall (W. 18th Street @ West Loop 610). Please RSVP by e-mail to Houston Club President Robert Stephens (BSEE '90) at robert.l.stephens@accenture.com.

Eastern Pennsylvania alumni and friends: Plans are currently underway for a watch party for the Memphis-UT game on Sept. 30. If you would like to receive an e-mail invite, please contact Emily Jones (BA '98) at emilyjones@memphis.edu or by calling 800/678-8729.

The Nashville Alumni Club will caravan to Birmingham for the Oct. 7 football game against UAB. The group will meet for a tailgate before the game. If you would like to take part, please visit the Nashville Alumni Club Web page for the latest details: http://www.nashvilletigers.com.

The Journalism Alumni Club will host its annual Outstanding Journalism Alumni Awards Dinner on Thursday, Oct. 19, at the Racquet Club of Memphis. A reception will begin at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m. Alumni Michael Donahue of The Commercial Appeal and Bob Phillips of Thompson & Company will be honored with Charles E. Thornton Awards, and the charter class of the journalism department will be presented with the Herbert Lee Williams Award. Members of the charter class who will be in attendance include Pat O'Brien, Bill Burk, Franklin Burrell, Charles Holmes and Jerry Morris. Tickets for the dinner are $45 per person and $400 for a table of 10. Make reservations by contacting the Alumni Center at 901/678-3119.

Alumni Association members and their families will receive free admission (with membership card) to the Memphis vs. UCF volleyball match on Oct. 20. The game is scheduled for 7 p.m. Please come and support your Lady Tigers!

The annual Bandmasters Championship will be held on Saturday, Oct. 28, at the Liberty Bowl. The Band Alumni Chapter is seeking sponsors for the event to help cover the costs of adjudicator travel and honorarium, trophies, facilities and everything else that makes The Bandmasters Championship a first-class event each year. Whether you are an individual or a major corporation, there are opportunities for you to support the event. For more information, please visit our Bandmasters Sponsorship Web page at http://www.tigerbandalumni.com/Bandmasters/sponsorship.htm or contact Sponsorship Coordinator Greg Nelson at umgsn1@aol.com.

Fogelman College of Business & Economics Alumni Day will be held Tuesday, Oct. 31, at 11:30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn on the U of M campus. G. Douglas Edwards (BBA '74), CEO of Morgan Keegan, will be the keynote speaker. Tickets are $55 per person or $500 for a table of 10. Make your reservations today by contacting the Alumni Office at 901/678-3119 or alumnievents@memphis.edu.

The new Women in Engineering Living Community for female engineering majors is seeking volunteer mentors. Alumnae mentors provide career advice, networking assistance and tips for succeeding in college and engineering. Mentors get together regularly with students at the living community and participate in the student chapter of the Society for Women Engineers. If you are interested in volunteering or in donating household items to the new living community, please contact Carolyn Oldenburg at coldenbu@memphis.edu or 901/678-1537.

Travel with the Tigers to the Maui Invitational in November. The Maui Invitational travel package includes hotel, airfare, transfers from the hotel to the arena and tickets to all three games. Packages start at $2,900 for one adult. For additional pricing info, please visit http://www.memphis.edu/alumni/tigertrek.html or contact the Tiger Scholarship fund at 901/678-2334.

Attention Jackson, MS-area alumni and friends: A new alumni club is forming in your area. Watch parties and alumni events are currently being planned, and all Tigers living in Jackson are asked to contact club president Phillip Crisp (BBA '90) at pcrisp@landerscorp.com or contact the Alumni Office at 800/678-8729 to be added to the mailing list.

A new alumni club is being formed in Lower Alabama. To get information on watch parties and other alumni events, all Tigers in Lower Alabama are asked to contact club president Robert Murphree (BBA '76) at rmurphree@asix.us or contact the Alumni Office at 800/678-8729 to be added to the mailing list.

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