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UT Martin Homecoming, ‘A Roarin’ Good Time,’ set for Sept. 30-Oct. 6


Contact 1: Joe Lofaro


Quad City

MARTIN, Tenn. – The University of Tennessee at Martin, led by the Office of Alumni Relations, will take alumni, friends and students back in time when it celebrates Homecoming 2013 with its theme “A Roarin’ Good Time,” Sept. 30 – Oct 6. While the social and cultural features known as the Roaring Twenties began in the big cities such as Chicago, New Orleans, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, Paris and London, memories have always been made in Martin on the UT Martin campus.

Homecoming 2013 will be celebrated with Quad City’s live music, reunion tents, demonstration areas, petting farm, carnival games and fellowship as a focal point from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Oct. 5, in the Quad. A new feature this year is a 250-foot zip line through Quad City.

Adding to the festivities for current UT Martin students, alumni and friends is the football game, an Ohio Valley Conference tilt between UT Martin and perennial conference foe Jacksonville State, at 2 p.m., Oct. 5, at Hardy M. Graham Stadium. The game is surrounded by traditional homecoming activities that include rope pull, the pyramid building competition, and the Greek Step Show.

The following is a complete schedule of events:

Monday, Sept. 30
• 4 p.m. – Rope Pull, by Pacer Pond

Tuesday, Oct. 1
• 4 p.m. – Rope Pull, by Pacer Pond
• 7 p.m. – Lip Sync Show, Northwest corner of Elam Center

Wednesday, Oct. 2
• 4 p.m. – Rope Pull, by Pacer Pond

Thursday, Oct. 3
• 4 p.m. – Rope Pull, by Pacer Pond
• 7 p.m. – Public Relations Student Society of America “Womanless Beauty Revue,” Boling University Center, Watkins Auditorium

Friday, Oct. 4
• 3 p.m. – Rhodes Golf Center Dedication
• 3:30 p.m. – Rope Pull championships, by Pacer Pond
• 5 p.m. – Ed Jones Agricultural Hall of Fame Reception and Dinner, Boling University Center, Duncan Ballroom
• 7 p.m. – Volleyball match vs. Jacksonville State, Skyhawk Fieldhouse
• 7 p.m. – Soccer match vs. Tennessee Tech, Skyhawk Soccer Field
• 7 p.m. – Pyramid and Pep Rally, Elam Center ($2 per person charge)
• 7:30 p.m. – University Choirs Dessert Evening, Fine Arts Building

Saturday, Oct. 5
• 7:30 a.m. – Letterwinner’s Breakfast and Hall of Fame Inductions, Elam Center Concourse
• 10 a.m. – Sorority Lodge dedication, 247 West Peach Street
• 10:30 a.m. – Quad City
• 11 a.m. – Football team’s Skyhawk Walk, Quad near Paul Meek Library
• 2 p.m. – Football game vs. Jacksonville State, Hardy M. Graham Stadium
• 5 p.m. – Campus Recreation former employee reunion, Student Recreation Center
• 5:30 p.m. – Black Alumni Reception, Boling University Center, Duncan Ballroom
• 5:30 p.m. – Softball Reunion, Bettye Giles Field
• 7 p.m. – Young Alumni Reception, Opera House
• 7 p.m. – NPHC Greek Step Show, Elam Center
• 7:30 p.m. – University Choirs Dessert Evening, Fine Arts Building

Sunday, Oct. 6
• 10 a.m. – “Walk in the Quad”
• 10:30 a.m. – Homecoming Brunch, Boling University Center

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