Newsletter            Thursday, October 16, 2014    Volume 3, Issue 9



Homecoming 2014 Special Edition

Monday, October 20th

  • 4:00 p.m. - Rope Pull - Field in front of Pacer Pond

Rope Pull

One of the longest standing traditions of UTM’s Homecoming Week is Rope Pull. Each team consists of 10 members that compete in this extreme style of “tug-o-war.” Two teams pull on opposite ends of the rope in hopes to inch the rope further and further to their side. In order to win, either the tape has to be in its first puller’s hands or after the pull’s time limit, whichever side the tape on is declared the winner. For men, the pull time limit is 20 minutes, for women the limit is 8 minutes. 

Tuesday, October 21st - GREEK DAY

  • 4:00 p.m. - Rope Pull - Field in front of Pacer Pond
  • 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. – Opening reception at the Fine Arts Building Gallery for the three senior art exhibits of
    • Aaron Burkes – visual art studio major from Longbeach, CA residing in Fulton, KY
    • Kayla Warden – visual art studio major from Dickson, TN
    • Gracie Atkins – visual art studio major from Kenton, TN
  • ​7:00 p.m. - LipSync - Northwest corner Elam Center (Rain Backup- Thursday, 8:30 p.m. - Elam Center). Performers should be prepared to arrive backstage no later than 6:30 p.m. 

Art Gallery Hrs.

The gallery will be open Monday – Thursday 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and Saturday – Sunday 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. and will run until October, 31st. The gallery is free and open to the public, for more information please call (731) 881 – 7400.

Lip Sync

Lip Sync is a performance/skit that each group writes with the dialogue and music pre-recorded. Each group must then act out the skit onstage, but lip sync all the dialogue and singing.  The theme for this year’s competition is “Pick-a-Word” (all their music must use the word they pick) and reenact a famous 1970’s movie. 

Wednesday, October 22nd - ORGANIZATION DAY

  • 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. - Homecoming Queen Elections 
  • 4:00 p.m. - Rope Pull - Field in front of Pacer Pond

Homecoming Queen Election Info & Nominees

Vote for this year's Homecoming Queen either on the 1st floor of the University Center or online by clicking the link below.


  • Alpha Delta Pi – Kayla Harmon
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha – Rashunica Holland
  • Alpha Omicron Pi – Hannah Robinson
  • Chi Omega – Alley Hargrove
  • Delta Sigma Theta – Brittany Fields
  • Leaders in Residence – Abigail Frazier
  • Nurse’s Christian Fellowship – Camikka Edwards
  • Sigma Alpha – Ashtyn Farris
  • The Wesley Foundation – Ashleigh Burton
  • Zeta Tau Alpha – Brittany Berry

Thursday, October 23rd - FACULTY AND STAFF DAY

  • 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. - Homecoming Queen Run-off Elections
  • 4:00 p.m. - Rope Pull - Field in front of Pacer Pond
  • 7:00 p.m. - PRSSA Womanless Beauty Revue - Watkins Auditorium

PRSSA Womanless Beauty Revue

The Beauty Review is a charity event where men dress as a “lovely lady” of their choice and compete in a pageant in the categories of beauty, talent, and Q & A. During the show, the “ladies” take to the audience to collect money in purses provided by PRSSA and the “lady” who raises the most earns the event’s People’s Choice Award. The philanthropy that PRSSA has chosen this year is being kept a secret until the end. The winner is crowned Miss. Understood receiving a sash, flowers, and the highly coveted tiara. 

Friday, October 24th - BLUE AND ORANGE DAY

  • 3:30 p.m. - Rope Pull Championships - Field in  front of Pacer Pond
  • 7:00 p.m. - Pyramid and Pep Rally ($5 per person charge) - Elam Center
  • 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. – University Choir’s Dessert Evening (Adults $18, Children $12) - Fine Arts Building



Pyramid is a tumbling competition where organizations compete in teams of up to 16 members. There are three divisions in the competition; fraternity, sorority, and open. Teams construct a show based on building pyramids using only themselves and their strength. The teams’ first pyramid is their most important display and accounts for half the their score. It must be held for up to 3 seconds long! This is really an exciting show that you don’t want to miss!

Dessert Evening

Dessert Evening is one of the university and Department of Music’s long-standing traditions – decades old! It’s a night of performance and feast as the UT Martin’s choral department puts on a concert ranging from large choral performances to formal arias to Broadway hits. While the department puts on its show you are served with a multi-course dessert meal and are waited on by the performers, themselves. Admission for this event is adults $18 and children 11 and under  $12. 

Saturday, October 25th

  • 10:30 a.m. - Quad City Opens
  • 11:00 a.m. - Football Team’s Skyhawk Walk - Quad by Meek Library
  • 2:00 p.m. - Football game vs. Austin Peay State University - Hardy M. Graham Stadium
  • 7:00 p.m. - NPHC Step Show, admission ($10 per person purchased in advanced at the UC Info Desk, $15 at the door) - Elam Center
  • 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. – University Choir’s Dessert Evening - Fine Arts Building

Quad City

Quad City is an open air fair set up in The Quad area of campus. Several student organizations and departments on campus set up booths under tents. This year's Quad City is the largest event ever with 82 tents, below you will find a link to the Quad City map. The theme this year is "Hit TV Shows from the 70s." There will be some food and items for sale, but most activities are free. Rotaract and the Sociology Cluub will be hosting their Annual Can Sculpture Contest. Individuals are encouraged to enjoy the sculptures on display throughout Quad City.

  • SGA will be serving a free mac-n-cheese bar at their tent
  • SAC will have a free laser tag dome and other fun giveaways at their tent
  • Click here to view the Quad City map - Download Quad City map

Football Game

The Skyhawks will take on the Austin Peay Governors at 2:00 p.m. at the Hardy M. Graham Stadium. 

  • Donate 5 canned goods at the Rotaract / Sociology Club table in front of the gate and win a FREE Chick-fil-A milkshake
  • Homecoming Queen is crowned at halftime

NPHC Step Show

If you have never been to a step show you will not want to miss the NPHC Step Show. Stepping is more than a team dance competition. It incorporates elements of dance and theater. The dancing portion is very rhythmic and intricate. Groups have to clap and stomp out rhythms as a team.  Tickets are $10 per person if purchased in advance at the UC Info Desk or $15 per person at the door.

Sunday, October 26th

  • 10:00 a.m. - Walk in the Quad
  • 10:30 a.m. - Homecoming Brunch - University Center