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.
A Caption / Informational meeting for St. Jude 'up Till Dawn will be held on Tuesday (9/17)- THIS TUESDAY- DON'T WAIT! The meeting will be in the UC room 230C, 7:00 p.m. and will be covering answers to many frequently asked questions about what Up 'til Dawn is doing this year at UT Martin. This will also be your opportunity to ask any questions you have about getting registered, joining a team, what the teams will be doing, how to raise money, and important events and dates! You can email Roslyn Moseley (email@example.com) with any questions!
Nominations for the annual Homecoming Court are now open. The nominee must be a full-time student, be in good academic standing with a GPA of at least 2.25, and the representative must be supported by a student organization on campus. Only one student per organization may qualify as a Homecoming Queen Nominee.
The deadline to enter a nominee is Monday, Sept. 16 by 5 p.m. either to the Election Commissioner, Jacob Everett (615-480-8147 or firstname.lastname@example.org) or to the University Center Information Desk. Below is a link to the application.
The 20th Annual Tennessee Soybean Festival will be held Sunday, Sept. 1 through Sunday, Sept. 8 in downtown Martin.
The festival will feature various musical acts, food and craft vendors, and festival rides.
Friday, Aug. 30 will feature a Tractor and Truck Pull at the Martin Recreational Complex. The event starts at 7 p.m. and there is a $10 admission fee.
Saturday, Aug. 31 will showcase WOW Wrestling at Festival Park in downtown Martin. Admission is $10 and the action starts at 7 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 1 features The Return, a Beatles tribute band, and a fireworks display at Martin Recreational Complex. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets, chairs and a picnic basket to enjoy the show that starts at 7 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 2, will feature several events in the downtown area. The Weakley County Farming Photo Exhibit: Past To Present at the CE Weldon Library will be open from 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. The Bicycle Rodeo will start at 4 p.m. in the Police Parking Lot. Local artists will have a chance to compete in the Soybean Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest from 3 – 6 p.m. at the CE Weldon Public Library. The 9th Annual Soybean Talent Contest will feature singers in various. Singers ages 8 and under and 9-12 years in age will compete in the Junior Competition at 6 p.m. Singers ages 13-21 will compete t 7 p.m. with a chance at the Mid South Competition. Catch the singers in action at Downtown Festival Park.
Tuesday, Sept. 3, sees the start up of the Soybean Festival midway, featuring rides and various vendors. The Soybean Festival parade starts at 6:30 p.m. on University Street and will end at Lindell Street. Singer Dustin Lynch, of Tullahoma, Tenn., will be the featured musical act and he will take the stage at 8 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 4, will feature an Art Exhibit and Competition at the Arts Co-Op from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. in downtown Martin. The Soybean Festival midway will open up at 5 p.m. with rides and games. Musical act Lydia Walker and headliners The Martins will be the featured musical acts for the evening starting at 6 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 5, is UTM College night. The Cancer Crash Car Bash will take place from 5 – 10 p.m. Participants will have an opportunity to donate $1 for five swings to benefit Relay for Life, or for $10, they will have five minutes to bash the car and receive a free T-shirt. The UTM Percussion Ensemble will perform at 7 p.m. on the Festival Park Stage. The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, with his such as “Face Down” and “Your Guardian Angel” will take the stage at 9 p.m. at Festival Park.
Friday, Sept. 6 will feature Bluegrass In The Park with Tim May performing on the Weldon park Stage from 4:30 -6:30 p.m. The 20th Annual Chicken Crazy, Hog Wild Barbecue Cook-off will take place in Weldon Park, starting at 5 p.m. There will be free BBQ chicken at designated areas while supplies last. The Peacemakers will take the stage at 7 p.m. on the Festival Park Stage. Known for their hits “Eye of the Tiger,” “The Search Is Over,” and “High On You,” 80s rock legends Survivor will take the stage at 9 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 7 will feature several events throughout the Martin Area. A Disc Golf Tournament will start at 9 a.m. at Harrison Road Complex. The Soybean Festival Car and Bike Show will take place at the Martin Recreational Complex, featuring various muscle cars and trucks, starting at 8 a.m. The Soybean Festival Pet Show will start at 4 p.m. in Virginia Weldon Park. Finally Sawyer Brown, with hits like “Some Girls Do,” “The Race Is On” and “Step That Step” will take the Festival Park Stage at 9 p.m.
An informative session regarding the Miss UTM Pageant, will take place at 8 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 16 in room 111 of the Boling University Center. Students do not need former pageant experience and all those interested are encouraged to attend the informative session.
The pageant will have four categories consisting of an interview, talent, evening gown and swimsuit competitions.
The Miss UTM Pageant will take place at 7 p.m. on Saturday, October 26, in the new Fine Arts building on the campus of the University of Tennessee at Martin.
Miss UTM will receive a $1,500 scholarship, the first runner up will receive a $500 scholarship and the second runner up will receive a $200 scholarship.
Monday, August 26th, 927 students attended the City of Martin and Student Organization Fair. Within the first 24 hrs. 95% of people who responded to the survey indicated that they enjoyed the event. From the comments specifically, the petting zoo at the SAC table, great giveaways and good information where highlights. A couple folks also said that they wished there were even more activities.
Pictures from the event are posted online at The Hub, your events and news center.
Please feel free to comment about your experience or make a suggestion for next year's event!
Alpha Kappa Psi is a co-ed, multi-cultural professional business fraternity that is made for any major on campus. In 1904, Alpha Kappa Psi was founded on the principles of educating its members and the public to appreciate and demand higher ideals in business and to further the individual welfare of members during college and beyond.
College men and women everywhere are discovering that Alpha Kappa Psi is much more than just another organization or club—it is a unique, prestigious association of students, professors, graduates and professionals with common interests and goals. They join Alpha Kappa Psi to take advantage of valuable educational, friendship and networking opportunities.
Information for Movie in Mania 2013 and the City of Martin and Student Organization Fair 2013 has been posted. Both events are part of the FYI - Welcome Weekend. Dates, times, locations, and registration forms can be found on the Move In Mania and C.M.S.O. Fair information website http://utm.orgsync.com/movein_orgfair.
Both events are Gold Star events for organizations who are applying for travel funds through the Office of Student Organizations.
Please contact Katie Smith, Student Organizations Coordinator, if you have any questions, email@example.com.
Tues. April 9th, UTM students are invited to join with people accross the country to shine a light on slavery at the "Endi It " event. Miss UTM, Kristen Lackey will be speaking about human trafficking, there will be live music and a video. The event will begin at 8:27 PM sharp in the UC Plaza and run for 27 min. In case of bad weather, the event will be moved to the Skyhawk Field House. An estimated 27,000,000 people are in slavery today. Let's end it!
The Philanthropy Committee of the Undergraduate Alumni Council is hosting the "Corral for a Cure" relay race on Tuesday, April 9th at 5:15 PM. Each relay team will consist of four people who will compete in a series of small events around the quad. The team who finishes first will win free tickets to Rodeo Week.
The entry fee is $20 per team and all proceeds go to the Pat Summitt Foundation for Alzheimer's research. Attached is a copy of the flyer for the event as well as an application that can be turned in at the Dunagan Alumni Center. We hope to have a big turnout this year and to see as many teams as possible!
Call for Submissions
Scholarfest: A Celebration of Student Achievement
Sponsored by Honors Programs and the Division of Academic Affairs
Wednesday & Thursday, April 10 & 11, 2013
Boling University Center
Scholarfest Goals: Scholarfest is a festival of student research and creative presentations. Its purpose is to showcase the outstanding work UT Martin students are doing in the academic programs, to inspire other students’ efforts by providing models of student achievement, and to afford students an experience of public presentation of their work.
Deadline: If you are submitting a hard copy application, Thurs. Mar. 28, 15 McComb Center. If you are submitting by email, Sun. Mar. 31, firstname.lastname@example.org, 11:59 PM.
Click on the link below for submission details and submission form:
It is time again for nominations for the Cunningham Outstanding First Year Student Awards. The Cunningham Outstanding First Year Student Award is given to one female first year student and to one male first year student who have demonstrated outstanding academic performance, along with proven leadership and involvement in the campus community. The award is presented at the University’s Annual Honors Day Ceremony. It is the Division of Student Affairs that has the honorable task of selecting the recipients.
Please fill out the nomination form and attach a typed resume with this application. This application should be submitted to the Office of Student Affairs, Room 222, to the attention of Ms. Charleen Thornton. Nominations will be expected no later than noon on Friday, March 22, 2013. Below is a link to the nomination form.
Persuasive essay contest
UT Martin Civil Rights Conference
February 18-23, 2013
Here’s a chance for you to participate directly in UTM's 2013 annual Civil Rights Conference by submitting your own essay to this year’s persuasive essay contest. What you need to know:
Answer the question: why is the civil rights movement of the 1960’s relevant and important today to both white and black young americans?
• Your essay should be: 800-1000 words including title (3-5 pages), typed, double-spaced, & well-organized.
• Use standard english paragraphs, sentences, & grammar.
You have 2 types of essays to choose from
Reflective observation – personal experience
Both types require a persuasive argument about the
Importance today of the civil rights movement.
• One entry per person.
Cash prize to winner: $250 1st place; $100 2nd place; $50 3rd place
Plus publication in the pacer for the 1st place winner!!
Deadline is Friday, February 8, 2013, 12:00 PM, HU 131, Dr. Heidi Huse’s mailbox, (Dept. of English & Modern Foreign Languages).
• Submit your essay in a manilla envelope.
• Do not put your name on your essay: instead, submit your name, class status (freshman, sophomore, junior, senior, or graduate student), email, and most accessible phone number on a separate page, w/ the title of your essay enclosed in the envelope.
The Department of Visual and Theatre Arts cordially invites you to our annual High School Art Exhibition beginning tomorrow (Tuesday, January 15) in the Student Life Center. The exhibition will be open throughout the week. However, Friday, January 18 will be our ninth annual College Art Day and the Student Life Center will be covered up with herds of very energetic high school art students. You are certainly welcome to visit the exhibition that day, but it does get just a bit crazy on Friday.
Dear Student Organization and/or Quad City Participant,
The UTM Rotaract Club is sponsoring their 10th annual canned food drive with a twist! We’re asking for your organization to collect cans and use them to create a “sculpture.” Your creation can represent UTM, your organization’s mascot, logo, letters, etc, or it can relate to the theme of homecoming. The Quad City theme is “Peace Love and Skyhawk.” As of right now, all canned food will be donated to We Care here in Martin.
Sculptures should be constructed in front of the Admin Building on the sidewalk. Your area will be chalked off with the name of your organization. Please sign in Saturday morning at the Rotaract tent by 11:00 a.m. You must also be finished putting your sculpture together by 11:00 a.m. Judging will begin at noon. All cans will be picked up when Quad City is over.
Various Rotary members will vote on their favorite sculptures. Awards will be given to their top favorites and the group who uses the most cans. Here are the rules and regulations:
-No size requirements-the sky is the limit!
-No offensive sculptures are allowed
-Sculpture must represent your organization, UTM, or the homecoming theme
-Please try and count your cans, if possible, that helps us out a lot!
-Use any type of non-perishable food that could be donated to a food pantry
-Secure your sculpture in any way as long as it does not damage the food and it can be dismantled afterwards (i.e. clear packing tape to support, cardboard or wood reinforcements, etc…Note: glue and completely taping it is discouraged.)? HINT: Use the colors on the can labels to create your masterpiece or wrap them with construction paper to get the right color!
-HINT: Search for “Canstruction” for ideas of elaborate sculptures.
If you have any questions please e-mail email@example.com. Please let us know by 6 PM on Tues. Oct. 2nd if you plan on participating. Thank you for supporting the Rotaract Club. We look forward to seeing your creations!
The first Preview Day will take place on Saturday, September 29th in the University Center. As a part of the preview day, there will be a student organization fair that will allow student organizations time to interact with a large number of potential UT Martin students.
Participating in the fair is a great way for organizations to begin to recruit new members. The fair also provides the opportunity for these potential students to see how many opportunities exist to get involved on campus.
The Organization Fair will take place from 9:00am – 9:30am on the first floor of the University Center. Each organization that registers to participate will be provided a table and (2) chairs. Please have your table setup by 8:30am.
The Fall 2012 Service Learning and Volunteer Fair will take place on Thursday, September 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the University Center, ground floor. A flyer is attached if you would like to post the information.
The Service Learning and Volunteer Fair is an opportunity for faculty to connect with potential community partners for service learning or community projects for their classes. Students will be able to talk with community organizations about volunteering possibilities and/or to select organizations with which to complete service learning assignments. Community service organizations from west Tennessee will be represented including independent living centers, food and clothing banks, mental health organizations, after school programs and other organizations serving children and families, and many others. For information contact Dr. Nancy Sonleitner, Department of Behavioral Sciences, 881-7523. The Department of Behavioral Sciences and the Institute for Civic Engagement are co-sponsors of the Fall 2012 Service Learning & Volunteer Fair.
Suicide Prevention Awareness Week is September 9-15. Student Health and Counseling Services will conduct 2 open trainings and we would like to encourage students to attend.
Training 1: 9/11/12 – 3:00 pm – University Center Ballroom
Training 2: 9/12/12 – 7:00 pm – University Center Room 206 C
Students must sign in electronically and will not be admitted to the training if they are more than 5 minutes late. We cover some very pertinent information at the beginning of the presentation. If you have any questions please feel free to email Jenifer Hart at firstname.lastname@example.org.
UTM students, faculty and staff who have completed QPR training have prevented suicides and saved the lives of their friends, classmates, students and family members. Help us empower others to do the same!
This year the event will be held on Monday, August 27th, 2012 from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm in the Skyhawk Arena of the Elam Center. The City of Martin and Student Organization Fair allows various organizations and city groups to interact with the new and current students and publicize their information.
For complete details and registration information, please visit:
This year the event will be held on Friday, August 24, 2012 from 6:00am - 1:30pm at the Residence Halls. Each year we have about 1,000 new students moving in on this day, and lending a helping hand is a great way to welcome everyone to our campus.
Pre-registration is preferred and can be completed online by clicking here. On the day of the event, all volunteers are required to sign in at the Student Life tent located between University Village II and Ellington Hall. After you sign in, you will be given your Official Move in Mania Name Tag.
Remember this is a rain or shine event, and the tent will be on the grassy hill between UV II and Ellington Hall.
If you have any questions about Move-In Mania, please contact Jared Anderson at 731-881-7755 or email@example.com.
The Annual Mike Munkel BBQ will be held on Monday, April 23rd, 2012, at Pacer Pond beginning at 4:30pm. All students are invited to attend and enjoy the festivities listed below.
• BBQ Dinner – Sodexo will be serving BBQ and all the fixings! Meal plans students need only to present their ID card to eat. Non-Meal plan students may purchase a dinner for $7.
• BBQ Competition – Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity and Sodexo are sponsoring a BBQ Cooking Contest to raise money for the Richard Chesteen Scholarship Endowment Fundraiser. If your organization is interested in competing, please contact Lieutenant Darrell Simmons with the UTM Office of Public Safety at 731-881-7784 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
• SAC Double Dare Contest – Teams of 4 will compete to be the fastest to finish the SAC Double Dare Obstacle Course. The winning team will receive $200 in Barnes and Noble Gift Cards ($50 per person).
• Balloon Artist and Make Your Own Graffiti Art – Dave Evans the Balloon Guy will be on hand to make your favorite balloon creations. You will also have the opportunity to make your own Spray Can Graffiti Art. Both are free and sponsored by the Student Activities Council.
Join the festivities as we celebrate the completion of the new campus lighting project on April 17th. Beginning at 5 p.m., we will officially celebrate this occasion… Sodexo will serve the evening meal on the north patio of the University Center. Meal plan students can eat with their ID card. Commuters student meals will be provided by the Division of Student Affairs.
The Student Activities Council will host Segway Races and Campus Recreation will provide various games to entertain attendees. A number of displays will also be set-up to celebrate Earth Week.
The official lighting ceremony will take place at 6:45 p.m. when we switch on the new acorn style lighting for first time.
The Beta Beta Beta Biological Honors Society will be sponsoring a scientific poster session in Brehm Hall on Thursday, April 26. This is an opportunity for students involved with scientific research as part of a class project or as independent research with a faculty mentor to present their research in a format similar to a poster session at a scientific meeting. Posters will be judged by faculty members and awards will be given in the Class Project and the Independent Research Project categories. Posters will be on display from 10am until 2pm, but we ask the authors to be present with their posters from noon until 1pm.
To submit a poster to the event, please email the following to email@example.com no later than 5pm on Tuesday, April 24:
1. Name(s) of the author(s)
2. Title of presentation
3. Whether it is a class project or independent research project
4. Faculty member directing the project
5. If a class project, which class is it for?
If you have any questions about the poster session, please contact Dr. Jennifer Greenwood or Dr. Matt Pritchett, co-advisors of BBB.
Be sure to attend this entertaining and informative program on Monday, April 7th at 7:00pm in the Watkins Auditorium of the University Center.
Bob Hall is the founder of Learning To Live With Conflict, Inc., a company he established in 1987 to provide education and training in the analysis and resolution of conflict. His academic background includes a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from the Rochester Institute of Technology and a Masters Degree in Conflict Resolution from Antioch University; as well as a host of informal study and research on sexual violence, human sexuality, addiction, violence, conflict, nonviolence, and Girardian Theory on mimetic rivalry, sacrificial violence, and scapegoating.
Bob has lectured on over 900 college campuses throughout the United States and Canada and has been nominated three times for the National Association for Campus Activities “Lecture Program of the Year.”
Gamma Beta Phi will be hosting a Tiny Hands International Product Party from April 2nd-4th in the University Center. All proceeds from this event will go towards the fight against human trafficking. Tiny Hands International is a non-profit organization that fights against human trafficking and is located in Neapal, India, and Bangladesh. At the product party they will be selling items made by survivors of human trafficking. Items to be sold include: necklaces, earrings, bracelets, pendants, bags, purses, fleece jackets, pashmina scarves, and more! Come out and join Gama Beta Phi and help out this great cause.
• Phi Alpha Theta, the history honor society announces:
• The showing of the documentary film "The Pill."
• Refreshments and comments by Dr. Donna Cooper Graves and Dr. Renee LaFleur.
• Thursday, March 22, 7 p.m., in 258 Brehm Hall.
• EVERYONE IS WELCOME.
Dr. Donna Cooper Graves
Associate Professor of History
Coordinator of Public History Program
Department of History and Philosophy
322J Holt Humanities Building
University of Tennessee Martin
Martin, Tennessee 38238
Up Til Dawn will be having a celebration event on Tuesday, March 20th at 7:00pm in the Bob Carroll Football Building. There will be a celebration cake, door prizes, a guest speaker (who is a cancer survivor), a St. Jude video, and the unveiling of UTM's total money raised for St. Jude this year. They will also be passing out applications to be on next year's committee. This is a great opportunity for students to get involved and for the many organizations that participated to see how much their efforts meant. Please come out and join Up Til Dawn for this great night of celebration!
Use your creativity to make a difference! Design a poster that encourages sustainability. Great prizes in each of the four categories! Winners will have their poster reproduced and used around campus and the Martin community.
Deadline Extended: Posters due by Friday, March 23, 2012.
Contest Display will be during Earth Week, April 16-20, 2012.
1. UTM Students, faculty, staff, clubs or groups can submit one poster per category.
2. Submissions in the Recycling, Water, and Energy categories must have the full wording of the Public Service Announcement on the poster somewhere.
3. A hard copy of the poster, digital copy, and submission form must be submitted to Dr. Karoline Null (422 Humanities) by 5pm on Friday, March 16, 2012. The hard copy of the poster must be 8.5" x 14" or larger. Digital copies can be emailed (firstname.lastname@example.org). Submission forms can be found in 422 Humanities or can be emailed to you if you request one from email@example.com.
Categories: (Use the wording below)
We can reduce the amount of waste we generate by recycling, reusing or repurposing what we can, and reducing our consumption. If we all make an effort to change just a little, we can have a big impact. Remember to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle!
Only about 2% of the water on Earth is actually usable by humans. And even then, water is becoming a scare resource in major regions around the globe. By making a conscious effort to conserve water, we can cut down on letting this precious resource go down the drain. Water: Use It Wisely.
Energy: we all use it. But how much of it is actually being used efficiently? Each day, every American uses enough energy to require 2,500 gallons of petroleum. If we become more energy efficient with all those little things we do, we can eventually make a huge impact on our energy consumption. Respect the night - Turn off the light!
Create Your Own
Write your own Public Service Announcement that addresses a sustainability topic.
Karoline Null, PhD
Dept of Mathematics and Statistics
224 Hurt Street, Office 422
University of Tennessee at Martin
Martin, TN 38238
Last week, UTM student Vanyel Jeter began a new phase of treatment for leukemia at Vanderbilt hospital. During the next 120 days or so, he cannot eat fresh food. So the Interfaith Student Center is sponsoring a canned food drive. Donations can be left in the basket in our sanctuary any weekday from 8 am until 10 pm. Interfaith will deliver the food to him weekly. Also, Vanyel is knitting caps for the cancer ward. He's made over 200 so far. If you would like to donate yarn, you may also leave that in the Interfaith sanctuary.
I appreciate all that you do for Interfaith and for the UTM community.
Grace, peace & joy!
Rev. Jolinne Balentine-Downey, director
Interfaith Student Center at UT Martin
312 Lovelace Ave.
Martin, TN 38237
As the all-time winningest coach in NCAA collegiate basketball history, University of Tennessee Lady Vol head coach Pat Summitt has won her fair share of awards over the past 38 years.
Today, Summitt joined an elite group of sports superstars when it was announced by Time Inc. Sports Group editor Terry McDonell that she, and Duke's Mike Krzyzewski, are the 2011 SPORTS ILLUSTRATED Sportswoman and Sportsman of the Year.
MARTIN, Tenn. — The UT Martin bass anglers team continued its recent success as the team finished ninth in a field of 38 teams at the 2011 BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Open presented by Pepsi, June 29-30, on Kentucky Lake near Paris Landing State Park.
“It was a team tournament rather than the usual individual tournaments,” said Grayson Smith, team president from Clarksville. “Not as good as we were hoping for (the team’s finish) of course, but it’s a great way to keep moving the team in the right direction toward being a tough-to-beat team.” Click Here To Read More.
The Office of Student Affairs is conducting a Student Satisfaction Survey to collect data on student’s experiences at UT Martin. This questionnaire will be anonymous, so please answer each question honestly and to the best of your ability. You may participate by filling out this short 20 question survey, which will enable UT Martin to serve its students better.