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UT Martin Day set for July 12 in Somerville


Contact 1: Bud Grimes


MARTIN, Tenn. — University of Tennessee at Martin officials will host UT Martin Day at 10 a.m., Saturday, July 12, on the court square in Somerville. The street to the west side of the court square will be blocked for the UT Martin tent, and the event will extend to the Fayette County Career Center, also located on the square. Persons interested in taking UT Martin classes this fall are invited.

The mayors of both Somerville and Fayette County will give opening remarks, and Dr. Tom Rakes, university chancellor, and Dr. Tommy Cates, executive director for the university’s Office of Extended Campus and Online Studies, are among those scheduled to attend. Cates will also introduce representatives from each of the university’s five colleges: Business, Education, Agriculture, Humanities and Engineering. These representatives will be in the career center’s seminar rooms and classrooms and will serve as individual advisors to those interested in UT Martin classes.

Representatives from both the university’s administration and the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships will be present in the two classrooms of the career center to offer seminars and in the computer lab to assist participants with completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The university tent will also be at the cities of Oakland and Piperton on the same day. A meeting will be held for those interested in joining the advisory board in Fayette County. Other festivities will include an alumni table for visitors and a live radio remote.

The classes scheduled to be offered this fall include: English 100, Mathematics 100, Geology 110, Geography 151, Political Science 220, History 475 and two agriculture courses to be chosen from among International Food and Fiber Systems 295, Behavior of Farm and Companion Animals 260, Farm Animal Health 320 or Introduction to Natural Resources Management 100.

Fall semester classes begin Aug. 25 and will meet four nights per week from 6-9 p.m. in the career center’s two classrooms. More information about UT Martin academic programs is available at


Suggested Photo Caption: A banner promotes UT Martin Night on July 12 in Somerville as the Memphis Knights Band performs June 26 at the Fayette Ware High School football stadium. The university’s tent was in place at the 18th Annual Music in the Park and Fireworks Display. UT Martin staff members also participated in the rain-shortened City of Oakland Independence Day Celebration on June 28 at West Junior High School.

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