The University of Memphis, University of Tennessee Health Science Center and Vanderbilt University will present Biomaterials Day Friday, Feb. 17, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the U of M’s FedEx Institution of Technology, 365 Innovation Drive. The conference will feature panel discussions on the innovation of clinical needs of biomaterials, a networking luncheon and presentation by students and professionals. Visit for more information.

The College of Allied Health Sciences at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center will host an open house for prospective students Friday, Feb. 17, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on the sixth floor of the 903 Madison Ave. building. Visit for more information. To R.S.V.P., call 448-5588.

Lipscomb Pitts Breakfast Club will present a free webinar Friday, Feb. 17, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Dr. Joseph Michelli will speak on “Building Emotional Value – Crafting Your Way We Serve Statement.” The webinar is limited to 100 participants. Visit to register.

Ballet Memphis will present “AbunDANCE: Reflections” Friday, Feb. 17, through Sunday, Feb. 19, at Playhouse on the Square, 66 S. Cooper St. For more information or tickets, call 737-7322 or visit

The Black Student Association at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center will host its 20th annual Awards & Recognition Ball Saturday, Feb. 18, at 6 p.m. at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Cost is $45 per person and $450 for a table of 10. Funds raised will support BSA. For tickets or more information, call 448-5618 or 800-733-0482.

The Better Business Bureau Breakfast Series will continue Tuesday, Feb. 21, from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the BBB, 3693 Tyndale Drive. Lori Turner-Wilson of RedRover Sales & Marketing will discuss reaching and keeping customers through generational marketing. Cost is free for BBB-accredited businesses and $10 for guests. To register, contact Susan Harris at 757-8617 or

The West Tennessee Branch of the Associated General Contractors will host U.S. Rep. Stephen Fincher Tuesday, Feb. 21, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the University of Memphis Fogelman Executive Center on the U of M campus. A buffet luncheon will follow the presentation. Cost is free for members and $30 for nonmembers. For more information, email or call 682-5108.