A lot is going on around campus as the semester comes to a close from holiday activities to service projects. Read about it all in The Hub. Also, check out the TVs located next to The Hanger and in the Dining Hall in the UC. To view, click on or copy and paste the link below into your web browser.
The month of Nov. at UTM will focus on celebrating diversity with SGA's Diversity Week activies (free food and prizes at each event), workshops on how to prepare for landing that dream job and honoring our veterans. Also, lots of fun activities such as trivia night, the last 909 comedian of the semester and more.
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The opening homecoming event was the first round of Ropepull on Monday, Oct. 20th starting at 4:00 p.m. in front of Pacer Pond. The event was well attended by cheering students. There were four pulls that took place and the winners will advance to the next round:
ZTA vs. ADPi - Winner, ADPi
AGR vs. Kappa Alpha - Winner, AGR
Sigma Chi vs. SAE - Winner, SAE
Pikes vs. PhiSig - Winner, PhiSig
Today's events (Tuesday, Oct. 21st) are:
Ropepull, Pacer Pond, 4:00 p.m.
Sr. Art Show Reception, Gallery - Fine Arts Building, 5:30 p.m.
LipSync - Outside stage behind the Elam Center, 7:00 p.m.
Design a banner for UT Martin's Homecoming 2014 Banner Competition!
Blank banners are now available for pick-up at the Student Life Office, UC 213 and the Alumni Center. Completed banners are due Friday, Oct. 17th and can be turned into either the Student Life Office or the Alumni Center.
The theme this year is "Skyhawk Spirit"and the competition will be divided into four divisions: Open Student, University Departments, Fraternity and Sorority. A full list of rules for the banner competition can be downloaded at http://thehub.orgsync.com/homecoming_2014.
The next home football game is Saturday, Sep. 20 where the Skyhawks will take on the Eastern Kentucky Colonels. Kick-off is at 12:04 p.m. The theme for this game is Student Organization Recognition. Game day activities include:
Tailgating in the end zone 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (setup at 9:30 a.m.). Student orgs. who reserve their space in advance will have tables and chairs provided. Reserve your space today by calling Laura McDonald, email@example.com, or 731-881-3630.
Photo booth in the tailgate area 11:00 – 11:30 am. Props included.
Pom-poms, Skyhawk foam head and thunder stix giveaways for students.
Captain’s Craziest Fan Contest. Decorate yourself with paint, crazy Skyhawk gear, and tons of Skyhawk spirit. You just might see yourself on the scoreboard big screen. One winner will be chosen each game as the Captain’s Craziest Fan. It could be you!
Student Organizations will be recognized throughout the game.
Sodexo will be closing the dining hall and serving lunch to students with a meal plan or cash at the game.
On Tuesday and Wednesday (September 23rd and 24th) Lifeline Blood Services will be doing their first blood drive of the 2014-15 academic year in the University Center from 9am – 4pm each day. There is currently a critical need for O negative and A positive. UT Martin students, faculty, and administrators are encouraged to come and donate to save lives. All blood types are needed.
The UTM Skyhawk Football team will host Cumberland University on Thursday, September 11th for the team’s home opener. Kick-off is set for 6:30pm. The game sponsor is Barnes and Noble. In honor of the National Day of Service and Remembrance, UTM Athletics plan to recognize all the men and women who provide public service to the area. Here are some of the events athletics has planned for the day!
12:00 p.m. – Skyhawk Spirit Rally at the UT Martin Dining Hall. Come join Skyhawk Athletics and cheerleaders hype up for the game!
4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. – Student Tailgating Zone at the north end zone. You can reserve a space by calling (731) 881 – 3630.
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. – Captain Skyhawk Photo Booth at the Student Tailgating Zone. Come show your school spirit with a photo shoot with Captain Skyhawk, himself! Photo props will be available at the booth site.
6:10 p.m. – Making The Tunnel – FYI students will meet their PEP Leaders at the south end zone and form the tunnel for the Skyhawk’s Football Team’s first stadium entrance.
For more information, check out the UT Martin Athletics Website at http://www.utmsports.com or follow on Twitter and Instagram @utmsports.
As a courtesy, The Office of Housing will be opening all halls for early arrivals 8 days prior to freshmen move in at no additional charge on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 8:00 am. Only those who have a need to be on campus prior to the move in date and will be living in UTM Housing in the fall will be allowed to move into their fall assignments. This could include students who need to return early for PEP Leader Training, Student Employees, Greek Life, Student Orgs, Band, Athletics, Etc.
Any students needing to return to campus prior to Wednesday, August 13, 2014 will be required to stay in summer housing until the early arrival check in day. Any students arriving prior to August 8, 2014 will be charged a $13.00 per day guest fee. This charge is assessed because all students staying on campus prior to August 8th are still paying for summer school rent. After the 8th we will consider it a break period and offer it at no charge to everyone with a fall assignment. Again, this option is only available to those that will be staying in housing for the fall.
This week’s SGA election was plagued by technical issues that resulted in the election being nullified. SGA could not be confident that every student had a fair chance to cast their vote due to the technical difficulties.
The SGA Elections Commission has decided to hold a make-up election on Thursday, April 10th, 2014, from 10am to 6pm.
Students can vote online at www.utm.edu/election or at the voting stations on the first floor of the University Center.
In regards to the 2014 Student Government Association Elections, it is the unanimous decision of the elections' commission to withhold all electoral results in light of recent disciplinary events. The commission will reconvene after the Office of Student Conduct has released a formal decision in regards to the possible disciplinary infraction of potential Executive Committee candidates. It is, also, the commission's unanimous decision to hold another election for there was a failure of the electronic voting system upon our advisor's review of the election results. This is the unanimous decision of the Election's Commission.
The Department of Behavioral Sciences is sponsoring a Service Learning and Volunteer Fair on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the front hallway of the University Center. Anyone interested in participating in service learning or volunteer work is encouraged to come by and check out what the different area agencies have to offer.
Attention Juniors and Seniors! The UT Martin Alumni office and the UTAA Office for Career Services will be taking twelve students on a career building road trip to Memphis and Nashville the first half of Spring Break. The trip is FREE and there are openings for six female and six male students who qualify.
During the three day trip, the group would get a chance to meet and tour employers that have a significant number of alumni as employees. This is a tremendous opportunity to network and get ahead of peers in the job search.
Students who wish to go on the trip must go through a selection process. To apply for the program, students must submit:
150 word statement of interest
The statement of interest must answer two questions: why you would like to attend the Career Services Road Trip and what you hope to gain from the experience.
The deadline to apply has been extended to Monday, Dec. 2nd, 5:00 p.m. All submissions must be typed and submitted in paper format to the Alumni Center.
Students graduating in Dec. are welcome to apply for the trip.
For more information contact Andrew Hart, Assistant Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving, firstname.lastname@example.org or 731-881-3611.
Study Fashion and Art at the world’s most famous museums and in the fashion capital of the world through the UTM Paris Travel Study Tour, Spring Break 2014.
Information meetings will be held:
Oct. 8, (noon) Gooch 343 or 5:15 Fine Arts Building Room 258
If you are interested,come to one of these meetings. Please pass this information along to any students you think might have an interest in this trip as well. All majors, faculty, staff and community members are welcome.
The Tour will be March 1-8, 2014; sites included will be the Eiffel Tower, Louvre Museum, Orsay Muesum, Versailles Palace, Designer Fashion Boutiques and Fashion Shows, Notre Dame Cathedral and much more.
Students must sign up for either Fine Arts 467 or Fashion Merchandising 309 for Spring Semester. Deposits are due soon. Contact Sue Byrd email@example.com or David McBeth firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
An initial information and organization meeting for the Holocaust Travel Study trip will take place on :
Tuesday, October 8, in Humanities 210, from 12:15 to 12:45PM
If you cannot attend, please stop by Humanities 322F (the History office) after 2:30PM on October 8.
This travel study offers three credit hours in History through an European Holocaust Travel Study program scheduled for May 12-25, 2014. We will stop in Berlin and Dresden (Germany), Prague (Czech Republic) and Krakow and Warsaw (Poland). We will visit Holocaust memorials, former concentration and death camps, and Jewish ghettos as well as national historical sites, museums, churches, and World War II landmarks.
On Monday, October 14, 2013, the Paul Meek Library will undertake the installation/migration to a new version of our Integrated Library System software (called Sierra).
The Sierra software (and its predecessor) runs our online catalog and facilitates access to the Library's online databases. So, on Monday, October 14th, access to the online catalog and the Library's online databases will be temporarily suspended for the day.
Also, to enable all of the Library staff to assist with migration activities, the Library will be closed the entire day on October 14th. This is one of the UTM Fall Break days, so we are anticipating less of an impact upon users. Limited telephone coverage at the Library will continue throughout the day.
We apologize for any inconvenience that these events may cause; however, the software upgrade will result in a more effective product for the use of library staff and allow more flexibility in future growth of the system. Our goal after installation is to have minimal impact for our users. As usual, the 24-hour computer lab (outside of the Library entrance doors) will remain open.
The first Senior Preview Day Student Org. Fair of the year will be on Saturday, Oct. 19th, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. on the 1st floor of the UC. Organizations must be completely set up by 8:15 a.m. Come out and meet next year's potential freshmen and start early with recruiting new members for your organization.
Registration is limited to the first 55 organizations to sign-up. This is a Gold Star event for RSOs. Registrations will be handled on a first come first serve basis so register early to guarantee a space for your organization.
Warning: No make-up Gold Star events will be offered.
The "Up ‘til Dawn" letter writing event to benefit St. Jude Hospital will take place Tues., Sept. 24 from 5 – 10 p.m. in the UC Ballroom. Students are encouraged to come with their team and bring fifty addresses of friends and family members that could potentially donate funds to this worth cause.
Students will also have several opportunities throughout the week to support "Up 'til Dawn." A photo booth will be set up on Tues., Sept. 24, in the UC so students can share on dry erase boards why they will stay "Up 'til Dawn." A representative from St. Jude will also be at the photo booth so students can send their photo to their social media sites. A "pass it on" campaign will also take place on campus so students can have an opportunity to donate funds. Finally, the "Shave Off" will also take place during the week. The student raising the most money in their donation jar will get their head shaved on Thur., Sept. 26 at 12:30 p.m. in Watkins Auditorium.
The team registration deadline for "Up ‘til Dawn" is Thur., Sept. 26.
For additional information about the event, please contact Roslyn Moseley at email@example.com or Katie Jarvis at firstname.lastname@example.org
First Planning Meeting for 2014 Civil Rights Conference
Thursday, Sept. 26, 4:00pm, Hum 211
Please come out for our first civil rights conference planning meeting as we prepare for UTM's 14th annual civil rights conference. UTM is one of two universities in the entire country which hosts an annual conference on the civil rights movement, a fact of which we can be justly proud.
Our conference, as you may know, is aimed at promoting a deeper understanding of the civil rights movement's significance for our student body and for our community.
To be successful, we really need your participation, the participation of students and faculty across the whole campus. We need your participation, not simply in attending events, but in promoting the conference, and above all, in shaping the conference, making it relevant to our student body and community today.
Won't you please join us this Thursday afternoon and help make our 14th annual Civil Rights Conference a conference worthy of the great movement we honor.
The 2013 Annual “Blood Battle” for LifeLine Blood Services will be Tuesday 9/24/13 – Wednesday 9/25/13 10:00-4:00 daily at the University Center
Last year we collected 394 units of blood. Over the past 18 years, UTM has contributed 6,177 units of blood through the Blood Battle. Please make plans to help us continue saving lives by donating this year!
Belmont Law Admissions Counselor to Visit Sept. 23 -- Margaret Ross Long, admissions counselor for Belmont College of Law in Nashville, will be speaking to Dr. Chris Baxter’s Constitutional Law class on Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, in Business Administration Building Room 36 at 11:00 a.m. All interested students are welcome to attend. Belmont received its provisional accreditation from the ABA this spring; come hear the opportunities available at Tennessee’s newest accredited law school!
UTK and Memphis Law School Admissions Officers to Visit UTM - - Dr. Sue Ann McClellan, Assistant Dean for Law Admissions, Recruiting, and Scholarships at the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law at the University of Memphis, and Dr. Karen Britton, Director of Admissions and Career Services for the University of Tennessee College of Law, will make their annual trip to the U.T.M. campus on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. in the University Center’s Room 229. They will meet with prospective law students and answer questions about applications, financial aid, and other topics related to the admissions process. Everyone is invited; don't miss this valuable opportunity!!
Just a quick reminder that Vanguard Theatre play auditions are today and tomorrow, Monday and Tuesday beginning at 7 pm in the Little Theatre Rm. 167 of the Fine Arts Building. The fall play production this year will be Fools (no cracks) by America's master of comedy, Neil Simon.