Newsletter            Thursday, October 30, 2014    Volume 3, Issue 11



SGA’s Diversity Week will be from Monday, November 3rd – Friday, November 7th. Diversity Week is SGA’s largest sponsored event that is hosted on an annual basis.  Its purpose is feature multicultural and special interest organizations whose mission is to promote a specified culture to West Tennessee. Featured events include:

  • SALSA Night - Monday, November 3rd at 6:30 in the UC Ballroom SALSA Night
  • Human Trafficking Forum – November, 4th at 7:00 p.m. in UC 206 ABC
  • International Night – November,  5th at 7:00 p.m. in the UC Ballroom
  • International Fashion Show – November 6th at 7:00 p.m. in the UC Ballroom
  • Matsuri – Japanese Festival of Festivals – November 7th at 7:00 p.m. in the UC Ballroom.

Every night’s events include free prizes and food!

For more information, contact SGA’s Chairperson of Multicultural Affairs, Chantia Brown 

Igniting Innovation

On Saturday, November 1st at 7:00 p.m. in the Student Life Center The McWherter Innovators (a UT Martin RSO) is hosting a night of inspiration for the university.

“There is a wealth of potential at the university, and we want to spark that potential in a way that positively impacts our town, or community, and our society.”

The event will have 3 speakers who have shown success in the art of business and entrepreneurial endeavors. Admission is free and open to the public. Come, hear, and learn the knowledge of wise businessmen. 

Etiquette Dinner/Fashion Show Open to All Students

  • Monday, November 10th
  • University Center Ballroom
  • RSVP – Sam Ray at RSVPs must be submitted no later than Thursday, November 6th from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m..
  • Tickets: $25.00 per student/Tickets will not be sold at the door
  • This event is a joint effort of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) and Tennessee Intercollegiate State Legislature (TISL) registered student organizations (RSOs).

The Etiquette Dinner consists of a four-course meal provided by Sodexo (both meat and vegetarian options available). The dinner will begin with an etiquette lesson provided by Dr. Teresa Collard. Throughout the course of the meal, members of  TISL will be showcasing a fashion show, displaying types of business wear, interview attire, and what qualifies as “business casual” wear.

For more information, please contact PRSSA’s Vice President Toshya Leonard at 

“Aspire to Be Interview Ready”

“Aspire to Be Interview Ready” is an event for students who are interested in learning tips and ideas on how to nail that job interview! The event will be held on:

  • Thursday, November 13th
  • UC 206 ABC
  • 6:00 p.m.
  • FREE pizza and drinks served to attendees. 

The event is FREE for all students, however, you must RSVP by November 10th to Andrew Hart, Students who RSVP by the 10th, get their name put into a drawing for a FREE iPad. Must be present to win.. 

National Election Day

On Tuesday, November 4th is National Election Day. We want to encourage all students to vote and have their voices count in who they choose to lead our country and represent our state.  For more information about the electoral candidates, you can visit the State of Tennessee’s Department of Elections Website at

Skyhawk Veterans – Veterans Day Programs

Veterans Day Parade

On Saturday, November 8th Skyhawk Veterans Association will be leading the Martin Veterans Day Parade. The organization wants to invite all veterans to join them. All veterans wanting to be in the parade are warmly encouraged to wear either their dress or duty uniforms but are not required to. Skyhawk Veterans does request that veterans please not wear their PT Uniforms. For those wanting to participate, please contact the organization’s president, Kayla Ford at and come at 9:00 a.m. to the UTM Football parking lot.  

Veterans Day Program

On Tuesday, November 11th, Skyhawk Veterans will be holding their Annual Veterans Day Program in Watkins Auditorium at 3:00 p.m. Again, veterans are welcome to come to the service in uniform. After the program, Skyhawk Veterans will be serving drinks and cookies.

What a great way for UT Martin to honor the men and women who have served in defending our nation! Thank you Skyhawk Veterans Association!

Can Sculpture Contest Results

During Quad City this past week, the Rotaract and Sociology Clubs co-sponsored the annual Can Sculpture Contest.  Overall, 13,500 can were collected for We Care, Santa’s Helpers, and Carl Perkins Center.

Winners                                           Greek                                RSOs / PEP Groups

Most Cans                                             Chi Omega                            Leaders in Residence

Most Creative                                        Alpha Omicron Pi                 Leaders in Residence

Most Creative Overall                                                                         Leaders in Residence

Miscellaneous Sounds Trivia Bowl

On Friday, November 14th the sisters of Sigma Alpha Iota will be hosting the “Miscellaneous Sounds Trivia Bowl” from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. in the Band Room of the Fine Arts Building. Teams compete for the prize of $125.00!

The contest is set up to test the listening skills of the group members. For each round a series of 15 – 20 audio files will be played, and it is up to the teams to determine which sound that are listening to. Registration for each team is $25.00 and audience members there is a $1.00 admission fee. SAI will be offering free drinks and snacks to all participants and audience members. Between each round, the wonderfully talented ladies of SAI will perform for the audience.

To enter the competition (or if you have any questions) contact Della Coleman at with the following information:

  • number of team members
  • team captain/coordinator
  • e-mail address and phone number to contact the team captain

Nov. 15th Senior Preview Day Student Org. Fair

The next Senior Preview Day Student Org. Fair is on Saturday. November 15th from 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. in the Elam Center. Registration is limited to the first 35 groups. You can find a link to the registration form at Tables will be distributed on a first come/first serve basis, meaning that the organizations who arrive the earlier will get to chose better locations. This is a Gold Star Event for RSO’s applying for travel funds next year.