of M Earthquake center sends researchers to Mount St. Helens
King opera set for debut next week
Alumni Association to hold pre-game "barn
College of Engineering to hold open house,
Upcoming alumni events
When Mount St. Helens began showing signs of life earlier
this month, the University's Center for Earthquake Research
and Information (CERI) was invited to send a deployment
to help monitor the seismic activity of the area. Dr. Steve
Horton, CERI Research Scientist, and Thomas Brackman, a geophysics
graduate student, left Memphis Oct. 2 to assist the Cascadia
Volcano Observatory and the University of Washington's Pacific
Northwest Seismograph Network by "collecting important
perishable data that increase our knowledge of earthquake
patterns, especially at Mount St. Helens," according
two are scheduled to return to Memphis today, but will visit
the site again in November. The CERI equipment will remain
at Mount St. Helens through spring 2005.
can learn more about the project, read Brackman's online journal
and view a photo gallery on CERI's Mount St. Helens Deployment
Web site at http://www.ceri.memphis.edu/msh/.
Next weekend marks
the debut of The Promise, an opera based on the
life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Written by University of
Memphis composer and professor Dr. John Baur, the opera not
only explores an intimate and unseen side of Dr. King, but also
celebrates him and tells his compelling story to generations
36 years removed from his untimely death on the balcony of the
opera is a collaboration between composer Dr. John Baur, the
University's Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music, Germantown Performing
Arts Centre and the U of M Department of Theatre and Dance.
Promise will run Oct. 22-23 and 29-30. Tickets are available
by calling 901/757-7256 or on the Web at http://www.gpacweb.com.
invited to join us for True Blue Barn Bash & BBQs
prior to the remaining Tiger home games, including tomorrow's
game against Tulane. Alumni, friends, fans and their guests
are welcome to gather at the livestock barn on the west side
of the Liberty Bowl two hours before every home football game
to mingle, enjoy beverages and BBQ and cheer on Coach West and
Oct. 16, 11 a.m. - U of M v. Tulane
Nov. 4, 4:30 p.m. - U of M v. Louisville
Nov. 12, 5 p.m. - U of M v. Southern Miss
a $5 donation per person and lots of Tiger Spirit! For more
information call (901) 678-ALUM.
Herff College of Engineering, which is celebrating
its 40th anniversary this year, is holding two special events
this November, the Fall 2004 Alumni Reception and the
Annual Open House, E-day.
reception will take place Tuesday, Nov. 9, at 5:30 p.m. at
the University's FedEx Institute of Technology. Engineering
alumni are invited to visit with former classmates, professors,
and friends of the College and tour the FedEx Institute. Please
contact Ginger Jordan at 901/678-1537 or firstname.lastname@example.org
before Nov. 4 if you plan to attend.
is a chance for prospective students, their parents and the
public to experience engineering and what's going on at the
Herff College. Displays, demonstrations, lab tours and more
reveal the wide world of engineering. Last year's open house
set an attendance record, and we hope to see you this year.
E-day is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 19, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
and is free and open to the public.
with us to the East Carolina and South Florida football games
on our Tiger Treks series! Visit http://www.memphis.edu/alumni/tigertrek.html
for trip details.
watch parties are being held for the Nov. 4 Louisville game
in the Chicago area and in Little Rock. The
Chicago watch party will be held at The Avenue Alehouse in
Oak Park at 6:30 p.m. Little Rock Tiger fans will gather at
the Embassy Suites in West Little Rock at 5:30 p.m. Come out
and cheer on your Tigers!
of the Charlotte Alumni Club are planning to meet the
Alumni Association for fun and fellowship before the East
Carolina game on Nov. 20. For more information, please contact
Drew Hensarling at email@example.com or 800/678-8729.
Sport and Leisure Commerce program is celebrating its
10th birthday with a series of events Nov. 18-20. Attendees
can get a special deal on the national Sport Marketing Association
conference, which will be held in Memphis on the same dates.
For more information, visit http://www.memphis.edu/alumni/slcreunion.html.
season is drawing near, and the Alumni Association is planning
pre-game parties in Springfield, Mass., in conjunction
with the Nov. 26 Tip-Off Classic and in New York City
before the Jimmy V Classic on Dec. 7. Stay tuned to future
e-newsletters for more information on these events.