Alumni Awards Set for April 14
Complements Dinner Like Great Conversations
Nominations for Teaching Award
News & Events
Get down and party with this year's honorees at the
2007 Distinguished Alumni Awards, Saturday, April 14, at the
Gibson Guitar Lounge. The music will be hot, the drinks cold
and the parking absolutely free. Invitation-only reception at
6:30 p.m.; event at 7:30 p.m.
James W. Ayers
(B.B.A. '65), Marguerite B. Cooper (M.S. '68, Ph.D. '74),
Barbara K. Lipman (B.S.Ed. '83) and H. Frank Ricks
Jr. (B.E.T. '77) will receive the Distinguished Alumni Award.
Isaac Hayes and David Porter will be recognized
as Distinguished University Friends. David Kustoff (B.B.A.
'89, J.D. '92) will be named Outstanding Young Alumnus, and
Louis J. Strasberg (B.B.A. '68) will receive the J.
Millard Smith Illustrious Service to the Association
Below are sponsorship levels and ticket
For reservations or
more information, call 901/678-4373.
- Platinum Record VIP Table for 8 ($5,000) which
includes invitation-only VIP Reception, premium choice table
placement, special parking, individual gifts for each VIP,
program recognition and premium champagne tableside
- Gold Record VIP Table for 8 ($2,575) or Gold
Record VIP Individual ($275) which includes
invitation-only VIP Reception, choice table placement and
- Chart Topper Table for 8 ($1,575) or Chart
Topper Individual ($175)
With that in mind, the College of Arts and
Sciences will host its sixth annual community event, Great
Conversations, Thursday, April 19, at the University of
Memphis Holiday Inn.
Great Conversations is much like a
dinner party. Tables of eight to 10 are set for alumni and
community friends to discuss hot topics of college research.
The topics are selected by guests in advance. A College of
Arts and Sciences faculty member or administrator with special
expertise on the topic leads each table's
Tickets are $75 per person. Wine and a
buffet meal will be served at 5:30 p.m., followed by coffee,
dessert and conversation at 6:30 p.m. For reservations or more
information, call 901/678-1435.
have a professor at the U of M who was an exceptional teacher?
The U of M seeks nominations for the 2006-07 Thomas W.
Briggs Foundation Excellence in Teaching Award. Two
awards, in the amount of $5,000 each, will be presented at
Faculty Convocation on April 19.
The Thomas W. Briggs
Foundation Excellence in Teaching Award recognizes professors
for outstanding undergraduate teaching and an overall
commitment to undergraduate education. Award nominees must be
full-time faculty members at the University of Memphis and
must be currently teaching undergraduate courses. Tenure
status is not required for nomination. The nomination deadline
is 4 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 22.
To download the
nomination form, go to: www.memphis.edu/briggs.htm
The U of M Alumni Association won the
Grand Award at CASE (Council for Advancement and Support of
Education) District III conference for the 2006 Distinguished
Alumni Awards. This was the University's first win in this
On Saturday, Feb. 17, show your true blue
spirit at an Alumni Sponsored Basketball Watch Party in
Memphis, Atlanta, Nashville, Chicago or Lower Alabama. The
8th-ranked Tigers take on the Gonzaga Bulldogs in Spokane,
Wash., at 5 p.m. CST. Details on each location are
University of Memphis Education Career Fair
- Young Alumni will meet at Newby's Bar and
Restaurant at 4:30 p.m. The Young Alumni will also be
hosting a watch party at Newby's on Saturday, March 3, to
watch the Tigers face off against SMU. Tip-off is at 8:30
p.m. and the fun begins at 8 p.m. Are you a young alum and
not receiving invitations to our events? Send your e-mail
address to email@example.com
to join the mailing list.
- Atlanta Alumni Club will meet at Barnacles, 6365
Peachtree Industrial Boulevard in Doraville at 4 p.m.
- Nashville Alumni Club will meet at The Athletic
Club, 820 Crescent Centre Drive in Franklin (located inside
the Embassy Suites) at 5 p.m.
- Chicago Club will meet at Junior's Sports Lounge,
724 W. Maxwell Street (1 block east of Halsted, just south
of Roosevelt ) at 5 p.m. For more information on this event
or other Chicago Alumni activities, contact Jeniene Wiseman
- Lower Alabama Alumni Club will meet at the home
of Lower Alabama President Robert Murphree in Foley, Ala.,
at 4 p.m. For more information or to RSVP, contact Emily
Jones at (901) 678-1782 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, Feb. 21, approximately 30 school districts seeking
teachers, counselors and administrators will attend the 2007
Education Career Fair sponsored by the University of Memphis
Career and Employment Services and the College of Education.
The event is from 1 – 4 p.m. in the Michael D. Rose Theatre.
It is free to all U of M students and alumni seeking
employment or career-related information and networking
opportunities. Those attending should bring copies of their
resumes and portfolios. Professional dress is required. For
more information, contact Clay Woemmel at 901/678-2239 or email@example.com.
of Arts and Sciences Alumni Chapter
Join the College of
Arts and Sciences Alumni Chapter for an evening Back at School
on Thursday, Feb. 22, from 5:30 – 7 p.m. at the Alumni Center.
Join us for wine, appetizers and stimulating conversation with
other graduates of the Sociology Department. For more
information or to RSVP, contact Gwen Cook at 901/678-3119 or
and Speech Pathology Alumni Reception
Monday, Feb. 26,
at 5 p.m., the AUSP Alumni Chapter will host its Annual Alumni
Reception at the Mid-South Conference on Communicative
Disorders at the Hilton East. For more information, contact
Emily Jones at 901/678-1782 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
Alumni Chapter will host reunions for the classes of 1966,
1971, 1976, 1981, 1986, 1991, 1996, 2001 and 2006 on Saturday,
March 3. The event will be held at the historic Cadre Building
in downtown Memphis beginning at 7:30 p.m. and will feature
The Soul Shockers, as well as hors d'oeuvres from the
Rendezvous and complimentary drinks. All graduates from these
classes, along with family, friends and any other graduates of
the School of Law, are encouraged to attend. For more
information, contact Darryl Gresham at email@example.com,
Phyllis Gardner at firstname.lastname@example.org,
or Kelly Davis at email@example.com or
John Seigenthaler to Speak at Law
School for Journalists
The Cecil C. Humphreys School of
Law Alumni Chapter will team with the U of M Journalism
Department, the U.S. District Court for the Western District
of Tennessee and the Memphis Bar Association to host the
second annual Law School for Journalists on Saturday, March 3.
The event will be held at the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
from 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. and is highlighted by keynote speaker
John Seigenthaler. Lunch is included and participants will
enjoy a morning mock trial and writing session with
"role-reversal" of lawyers and journalists and afternoon panel
discussions. Contact Kelly Davis at 901/678-4299 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
College of Engineering Awards Dinner
Tuesday, March 20,
the Herff College of Engineering will honor Laura Whitsitt
(BSME '87, MS '88) as the Outstanding Alumna for 2007 at its
annual alumni awards dinner at the University of Memphis
Holiday Inn. For more information, contact Stephanie Galloway
at email@example.com or
Italy? If so, take some time to familiarize yourself with
customs, travel etiquette and basic phrases that you should
know and use. This course completes just in time for departure
of the University-sponsored trip to Rome and Florence. Course
#: PTR00101, Fee: $45
Mon. and Wed., 7 – 8:30 p.m., Feb.
26 – Mar. 5, three sessions
Whether you're going to China for business or
pleasure, this course is a must. Learn about different
customs, what to expect on a menu, how to ask for basic
services, and more. Taught by an experienced traveler, this
course will meet prior to the trip sponsored by the Alumni
Association to Shanghai and Beijing. Course #: RTR00201, Fee:
Sat., 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., April 7, one