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U of M Will Observe Homecoming Week Oct. 16-21
For release: October 9, 2000
For more information, contact Gabrielle Maxey

The first Homecoming of the new millennium brings a busy schedule of activities to The University of Memphis campus. Events include:

  • Monday, Oct. 16: The Alumni Association hosts its sixth annual Homecoming Golf Classic at the Southwind Tournament Players Club. Registration begins at 10 a.m., with tee-off at 11 a.m. A reception follows at 4:30 p.m. Tournament proceeds will benefit The U of Mís Celebrate 2000 Legacy Scholarship program.
  • Thursday, Oct. 19: Alumni Association Life Members will be recognized at a reception the presidentís home at 5:30 p.m. This event is by invitation only.
  • Friday, Oct. 20 & Saturday, Oct. 21: Alumni who graduated 50 years ago or more gather for a two-day reunion. Friday evening will feature dinner and a ceremony inducting them into the Half-Century Club. Other weekend activities include tours of the Ned McWherter Library and the U of M Art Museum, a performance of "Sweeney Todd" at the U of M Theatre, and the homecoming football game.
  • Saturday, Oct. 21: Greater Memphis Alumni Chapter luncheon on the Alumni Mall, 12:30 p.m., with food, music and visits from Tiger mascots Pouncer and Tom II. Former U of M athletes also will make appearances.

That evening at 7, the Tigers take on Conference USA rival Houston at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium. For game tickets, call 678-2331.

For more information on any of these events, call the Alumni Association at 901-678-2586.

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