published Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

LMU holds event, honoring Jim Cigliano

Area Lincoln Memorial University alumni and supporters are invited to a presentation Thursday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Sticky Fingers restaurant in downtown Chattanooga. It is being hosted by Dan Burns, a longtime coach and athletic director at the Harrogate, Tenn., school who now is the director of athletic development. Burns also will be introducing longtime former Cleveland State athletic director and vice president Jim Cigliano as an inductee this October in LMU's Professional Hall of Fame covering a range of careers. Cigliano played both baseball and basketball at LMU "and has had a very successful professional career," Burns said Tuesday night. "I'm coming down to talk to all the alums in the Chattanooga and Dalton area, along with anyone else who cares about LMU, and updating them on what we have going on. For one thing, we had three teams win [South Atlantic] conference championships this past year. We'll be providing some hors d'oeuvres and things like that, but everyone is welcome to order off the menu and join us for a nice evening."

• The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and the Chattanooga Concussion Prevention Initiative are presenting a free sports concussion seminar for Aug. 13 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the school's University Center Auditorium, in conjunction with Vanderbilt Sports Concussion Center. The session is set up for community coaches, parents and school administrators, according to a CCPI release. Seating will be limited, so reservations should be made at The session will include signs and symptoms of a concussion, short- and long-term effects, baseline testing, medical management, rehabilitation and prevention, among other things, the release said. More information is available from CCPI founder Scott Bruce at 240-1708.

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