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Published in This Week on January 21, 2014

Teams, volunteers needed for Taste of the U

The Division of Information Systems team stayed on the case of the elusive Dr. Fine Swing during the 2013 Taste of the U event.

Members of the Taste of the U 2014 committee are seeking Medical Center faculty, staff and students participation in the annual extravaganza of food, theme music and costumes scheduled from 7-9 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22, at the Jackson Medical Mall Thad Cochran Center.

The event raises funds for the UMMC Alliance, a nonprofit group that benefits UMMC patients, families, students and facilities.

Participants are encouraged to put together office teams, pick a theme and a taste-portion menu and register for the event, or help out as a volunteer.

To register a chef team, call Melanie Lauderdale at 5-8319 or email her at; to volunteer, call Kathy Webster at 4-6377 or email her at; for more information about the event, call Laura DiStefano at 4-4056 or email her at; to purchase advance-sale tickets, visit; or to make a donation and become a sponsor, visit

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