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The University community
celebrates the accomplishments of its own on Thursday, April
19, at the 20th annual Faculty Convocation. The ceremony
recognizes faculty members for outstanding teaching, research
Grammy Award-winning blues scholar Dr.
David Evans of the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music has
been named the recipient of the 2007 Willard R. Sparks Eminent
Faculty Award. With a $20,000 stipend, the award recognizes
exceptional and sustained contributions to scholarly-creative
achievement, teaching and service as well as the bringing of
recognition to the University.
Four professors will be
honored with the Alumni Association Distinguished Teaching
Award. Receiving the $2,000 award will be Dr. Leigh Anne
Duck, associate professor of English, Dr. Jack
Grubaugh, associate professor of biology, Dr. Monika
Nenon, professor of foreign languages and literatures, and
Dr. Robin Poston, assistant professor of management
The U of M Alumni Association will
present awards for Distinguished Research, Excellence in
Engaged Scholarship and Creative Achievement. Recipients of
the $2,000 award are Robert Hetherington for
achievement in the creative arts; Dr. Catherine Martin
for the humanities; Dr. Shannon Blanton for social
sciences and business; Dr. Carl Halford for the
sciences, engineering and math; and Richard Janikowski
and Dr. Phyllis Betts for excellence in engaged
This year's recipients of the
Distinguished Advising Awards are Dr. Melvin Beck,
professor of biology, and Donna Huddleston, an
instructor and adviser in the Department of Criminology and
Criminal Justice. Each will receive a $2,000 award.
Dr. Dennis Laumann and Margaret A. "Peggy"
Quinn will each receive the Thomas W. Briggs Foundation
Excellence in Teaching Award, which recognizes teaching
excellence at the undergraduate level and overall commitment
to undergraduate education.
Margery Stoever will
receive one of the U of M's most prestigious honors for
service to the University – the Allen J. Hammond Presidential
Award. The Hammond Award is not presented every year; it is
reserved for special recognition of people who have
extraordinarily significant service to the
Faculty Convocation will take place at 2
p.m. in the Rose Theatre. Faculty members, dressed in full
academic regalia, will walk in procession to the Rose Theatre
from the College of Communication and Fine Arts beginning at
1:40 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
The Tiger Scholarship Fund will
make six stops throughout the Mid-South as part of the 2007
Tiger Spring Tour. Fans can meet and hear from head coaches
about the future of Tiger Athletics and the benefits of
supporting the Tiger Scholarship Fund.
Memphis, April 24, 12 p.m. at the Peabody Hotel in the
Skyway Room, 149 Union Ave.
Kickoff Luncheon hosted by
Morgan Keegan &
26, 5:30 p.m. at the Bank of Bartlett Wolfchase Branch, 7984
Hosted by Harold & Bobby
Millington, May 1, 5 p.m. at the First
Baptist Church, 5010 West Union
Hosted by Price Ford
Southaven, Miss., May 3, 5:30 p.m. at the
Desoto Civic Center, 4560 Venture Dr.
Hosted by Chuck
Roberts Commercial Real Estate
Tenn., May 10, 5:30 p.m. at the Jackson Country Club, 31
Jackson Country Club Lane
Hosted by Bank of
Germantown/Collierville, May 22,
5:30 p.m. at the Ridgeway Country Club, 9800 Poplar
Hosted by Bill Ray of AT&T
hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be provided. Fans are
encouraged to bring a guest. To RSVP, call 901/678-2334 or
one week prior to each event.
Alumni Association membership at the University
has increased 60 percent since 2005. What better way for
members to show their True Blue spirit than by purchasing and
proudly wearing or displaying official Alumni Association
The U of M Alumni Association's online
store has polos, dress shirts, hoodies and more. The
merchandise, from Champion Awards, can be ordered with the
official Alumni Association logo, or with logos from
individual alumni clubs and chapters.
A portion of the
proceeds goes back to the Alumni Association.
the selection, visit gotigersonline.com
Nominations are being taken for positions
on the Alumni Association National Executive Board of
Directors. For requirements, expectation guidelines and
directions for sending in your nominations, please visit www.memphis.edu/alumni/nominations.html.
The deadline for nominations is May 1.
From May 15 to
June 15, Alumni Association members will be asked to go to www.memphis.edu/alumni
to vote on the slate of candidates. This information will be
e-mailed to the Alumni Association Membership.
The Alumni Association won the
2007 Golden Sphinx award given at the Memphis
Advertising Federation's ADDY Awards for interactive media. Click
here to view the award-winning flash presentation created
by John Donnelly, graduate student.
Education Alumni Chapter for "Celebrating the Class of
2007" on Wed., April 18, from 5 – 7 p.m. at the Alumni Center.
This reception will commemorate the achievements of the senior
class and alumni of the College of Education. Light hors
d'oeuvres will be served. To RSVP, call 901/678-3119 or e-mail
April 26, at 4 p.m., join FCBE Alumni Chapter for a
Global Etiquette Lesson. Learn from Dr. Lillian H. Chaney on
"Practical Lessons for Effective Business Relationships,"
based on the book Global Business Etiquette by Drs.
Jeanette S. Martin and Lillian H. Chaney. Dr. Chaney will be
available to sign books after the seminar. Books may be
purchased online at Amazon.com or at Davis-Kidd, Borders or
Bookstar. The event will be held at the Memphis Area Home
Builders Association (776 North Germantown Parkway). The cost
is $20 per person. To RSVP, call 901/678-3119 or e-mail email@example.com
April 19, at 6 p.m., in the Fogelman Executive Center, come
hear Kathleen Finch, senior vice president of Scripps
Network and general manager of the DIY, as she discusses
"Networking Your Life: Managing Your Personal &
Professional Priorities." Finch was recently named one of the
"100 Industry Innovators to Watch" by Time magazine and
was featured in Broadcasting & Cable magazine as
part of "The Next Wave," B & C's Annual Salute to Women
Who Make a Difference. Call 901/678-2586 (ALUM) to register.
The cost to attend is $20 per person/$10 per
The Luther C. McClellan Chapter will
host a 20th Anniversary Celebration and 2007 Commencement
Reception, themed "Remember the Past, Celebrate the Present,
Focus on the Future," on Friday, April 20, from 6 – 9
p.m. All former LCM members are invited to join current
members and 2007 minority graduates for a reception to
celebrate the chapter's 20th anniversary and Spring
Commencement. The event will be held at the Alumni
Center, 635 Normal Street, with appetizers and beverages
provided. To RSVP or for more information, contact Kelly
Davis at 901/678-4299 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Master of Arts in Liberal Studies group and
the University College Alumni Chapter will host the
second annual MALS Reception on Thursday, May 10, from 5:30 –
7:30 p.m. at the Alumni Center, 635 Normal Street. All
MALS alumni and current students are invited to join fellow
alumni and faculty/staff members for hors d'oeuvres and
refreshments. To RSVP or for more information, contact
Kelly Davis at 901/678-4299 or email@example.com