phase of University's Millington Center open for business
Share the new vision for the Alumni Association
at August forum
U of M to take part in Southern Festival
Follow the Tigers with new Tiger Trek
True Blue fun planned for Homecoming 2004
The University of Memphis and the City of Millington will
host a joint celebration on Thursday, Sept. 16 to officially
open Phase I of the University's Millington Center.
The festivities will start at noon at Willis Hall behind the
former hospital at Naval Support Activity Mid-South in Millington.
acquiring the 38-acre property in December 2002, the University
has focused on renovating Willis Hall, which houses 12,000
square feet of classroom space and computer labs. Phase II,
which includes renovation of 40,000 square feet of the main
floor of the old Navy hospital, will open at a later date.
initial opening is possible due to the tremendous support
of the U. S. Department of Education, Congressman John Tanner,
the University of Memphis Foundation, the Millington community
and Patriot Bank. Classes began at Willis Hall in mid-May
with 152 students enrolled for the first summer term and 147
in the second term. When all phases are complete, we will
teach more than 650 students in Willis Hall and 4,000 at the
join us in celebrating this historical event in the life of
the University of Memphis, the city of Millington and the
surrounding region. For more information, please call 901/678-2307.
preview new club and chapter logos, banners, membership cards
and much more at the second Alumni Association Vision Forum
on Saturday, Aug. 21. If you haven't already let us know you're
coming, please call 901/678-5314 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
by Tuesday, Aug. 17.
day's schedule will begin at 8:30 a.m. with breakfast and
fellowship followed by club and chapter "State of the
Association" addresses. The Alumni Association general
business meeting and voting will be followed by lunch. The
afternoon will involve training on the new Alumni Association
for part or all of the day. Parking will be provided in the
Fogelman Executive Center Garage.
The University of Memphis is proud to sponsor the 2004
Southern Festival of Books: A Celebration of the Written Word.
The annual festival, which is usually held in Nashville, will
take place Oct. 8-10 at Cook Convention Center and Main Street
Mall in downtown Memphis.
U of M will host a booth at the festival and also hold events
on campus the week before. Details will be available in an
upcoming issue of the e-newsletter.
event features more than 200 authors, 70 exhibitors, three
performance stages and special events for children. Among
the authors confirmed to appear are Robert Olen Butler, Janell
Cannon, Andrei Codrescu, Debra Dickerson, Clyde Edgerton,
James Ellroy, Horton Foote, Kaye Gibbons, Travis Hunter, Cassandra
King, Alan Lightman, Brent Lott, Jill McCorkle, Ridley Pearson,
Arthur Phillips, Adriana Trigiani, Elijah Wald and Paul Zelinsky.
information about the festival is available on the Humanities
Tennessee Web site at http://www.tn-humanities.org/sfbmain.htm.
fall the Alumni Association is excited to introduce a new
travel program for away football games - the Tiger Trek
Series. We will offer a travel package for every single
away game this season, which will include travel, the option
to purchase tickets, munchies and lots of True Blue fun!
first two treks will take us to Ole Miss and Arkansas State,
and details on pricing and reservations are available online
We hope you'll join your fellow Tiger fans on our Tiger Treks!
may be over a month away, but a slew of activities has already
been planned to make this year's the best ever. In addition
to the football game against Houston at 1 p.m. on Saturday,
Oct. 2, some highlights include:
Century Club "Golden Reunion" for graduates of
50 or more years
Clubs and Chapters meet and greet
parade on campus
details of these and other Homecoming events, please visit
We hope to see you there!
Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law "Celebration of
the Law" Alumni Dinner will be held on Friday, Aug. 20,
featuring Oliver Hill of the Brown v. Board of Education legal
team. If you are interested in purchasing tickets, please contact
us at email@example.com or call 901/678-1782. Also, don't
forget about Law School class reunions, to be held Oct. 1-2.
For information on the reunions, please visit http://www.memphis.edu/alumni/lawreunion.html.
Nashville alumni club is hosting an organizational
meeting on Thursday, Aug. 26 at B.B. King's Blues Club and
Restaurant at 6 p.m.
Jackson, Tenn., alumni club is hosting an organizational
meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 31 at the Jackson Country Club at
Alumni Association is forming a club in the Chicago
area! All Chicago Alumni are invited to attend an organizational
meeting on Thursday, Sept. 2 at Goose Island Brew Pub at 6
Sept. 14, UMAR will hold a "Coffee and Conversations"
program featuring Dr. Stan Hyland. He will lead a discussion
on the School of Urban Affairs & Public Policy and its
positive impact on our community.
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
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.
Birmingham alumni club is planning a tailgate before
the Memphis-UAB football game on Sept. 25.
you are interested in becoming a member of the Theatre
and Dance alumni club please contact Josie Helming at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 678-5514 or Alice Berry at email@example.com
or call 678-3184.
information on any of these events, please contact the Alumni
Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 901/678-5314.