UTM RSS Feedhttp://www.utm.edu/_imgs/154x154-UTM-Logo.jpgUTM RSS Feedhttp://www.utm.eduhttp://www.utm.eduThis is the RSS Feed for UTM Headlines.en-us<![CDATA[UT Martin travel study to London and Paris offered in spring 2015]]>http://www.utm.edu/departments/univrel/archives/archive.php?id=313&month=11&day=19&year=2014http://www.utm.edu/departments/univrel/archives/archive.php?id=313&month=11&day=19&year=2014Wed, 19 Nov 2014 09:00:00 -0600<![CDATA[UTM Dance Ensemble to perform Fall Showcase, Nov. 20-21, Harriet Fulton Theatre]]>http://www.utm.edu/departments/univrel/archives/archive.php?id=312&month=11&day=18&year=2014http://www.utm.edu/departments/univrel/archives/archive.php?id=312&month=11&day=18&year=2014Tue, 18 Nov 2014 09:00:00 -0600<![CDATA[Groundwater use and the growth of agricultural irrigation is next Academic Speakers topic]]>MARTIN, Tenn. — The impact of agricultural irrigation on groundwater use is the topic of the next Academic Speakers Series presentation at the University of Tennessee at Martin. Dr. Stan Dunagan, UT Martin associate professor of geology, will present “Groundwater Use and the Proliferation of Agricultural Irrigation in West Tennessee: Is it time to panic?” at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 20, in Campbell Auditorium, located in the Andy Holt Humanities Building. The presentation is free and open to the public. The Academic Speakers Series annually features top speakers who meet with the university’s Honors Programs students and offer presentations to the public. Honors Programs and other university organizations sponsor the series. Dunagan is a 2014 Cunningham Outstanding Teacher/Scholar Award winner and teaches in the Department of Agriculture, Geosciences, and Natural Resources. He was raised in Martin and earned his bachelor’s degree in geoscience in 1993 from UT Martin. He received his doctorate in geology in 1998 from UT Knoxville, where his research focused on the ancient wetlands and lakes associated with the Upper Jurassic Morrison Formation in Colorado. Dungan taught geology at UT Knoxville in 1997-98, UT Martin in 1998 and Austin Peay State University in 1999-2002 before rejoining the UT Martin faculty in 2006 in a tenure track position. An avid traveler, he has been to 27 countries on five continents and to 48 states. Dunagan has also led travel study trips for more than 50 students to Belize, Mexico, Colorado, Puerto Rico, the Pacific Northwest and other locations. His most recent research has focused on sedimentation rates in Reelfoot Lake and the growth of irrigation systems in West Tennessee. The Beth Maloan Outstanding UT Martin Student Employee Award will be presented before Dunagan’s presentation. The award is named for the university’s late director of budgeting and payroll. The award endorses her vision to recognize outstanding student performance and to develop experiential learning opportunities. The complete list of 2014-15 speakers is found at http://www.utm.edu/departments/honors/ and select “Academic Speakers Program.” ###PHOTO IDENTIFICATION – Dr. Stan Dunagan is pictured. ]]>http://www.utm.edu/departments/univrel/archives/archive.php?id=310&month=11&day=15&year=2014http://www.utm.edu/departments/univrel/archives/archive.php?id=310&month=11&day=15&year=2014Sat, 15 Nov 2014 09:00:00 -0600<![CDATA[Annual Empty Bowls fundraiser set for Nov. 22 at UT Martin Fine Arts Building]]>MARTIN, Tenn. — David McBeth and his UT Martin ceramics students aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty to address the region’s hunger issues. For the 11th year, they will produce the bowls for the annual Empty Bowls fundraiser to support the hunger-relief efforts of We Care Ministries Inc. in Martin. This year’s event is set for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 22, in the university’s Fine Arts Building. The event will be held in the Little Theatre and is sponsored by the university’s Department of Visual and Theatre Arts, Martin Area Ministerial Alliance churches and other community organizations. For a $10 donation at the door, participants receive an original bowl made by McBeth, professor of art, and his students. Bowls are filled with homemade soup, and all proceeds go to We Care Ministries to help fight hunger. Tables and chairs will be set up in the Little Theatre so that participants can enjoy the meal. Making the bowls is no small feat, starting with the clay. McBeth and a student recently spent some five hours producing clay to use for this year’s bowls. That’s just to make the clay – the real work begins when each individually handcrafted bowl is made. “This year again we’re attempting to make 500 bowls,” McBeth said, adding, “I can form a bowl in about 20 seconds, but it’s nowhere near ready to use at that point.” He counts more than 12 “touches” along the way to produce each bowl. Students from his advanced ceramics class volunteer to help make the bowls. Besides his ceramics students, university graphic design students are assisting with publicity and have created a poster that’s being distributed for display and also finding its way to social media. Student potters will also receive T-shirts bearing an original design that recognizes their work. McBeth and his students know they are helping to address a real need. “In Tennessee, one in six of Tennesseans has hunger issues,” he said. “They don’t know where their next meal’s coming from or if there’ll be a next meal. We’re blessed in West Tennessee to have We Care who provides a wonderful food relief (program) for that, but they need help.”Persons wanting to support Empty Bowls but not needing another bowl are encouraged to make donations for hunger relief and then donate their bowls to a women’s shelter or other organization. ###POSTER CREDIT – UT Martin graphic design students. ]]>http://www.utm.edu/departments/univrel/archives/archive.php?id=311&month=11&day=15&year=2014http://www.utm.edu/departments/univrel/archives/archive.php?id=311&month=11&day=15&year=2014Sat, 15 Nov 2014 09:00:00 -0600<![CDATA[UTM Piano Ensemble sets Nov. 18 performance in UT Martin's Blankenship Recital Hall]]>http://www.utm.edu/departments/univrel/archives/archive.php?id=308&month=11&day=11&year=2014http://www.utm.edu/departments/univrel/archives/archive.php?id=308&month=11&day=11&year=2014Tue, 11 Nov 2014 09:00:00 -0600<![CDATA[UT Martin faculty promotions, tenure and awards recognized]]> MARTIN, Tenn., Nov. 11, 2014 – UT MARTIN FACULTY PROMOTIONS, TENURE AND AWARDS RECOGNIZED – UT Martin Chancellor Tom Rakes hosted a dinner Oct. 16 at the Dunagan Alumni Center to recognize university faculty members who have received a promotion, were granted tenure or have received a faculty award. Pictured front row, left to right, are: Michelle Horton, professor; Dr. Daphne Henderson, associate professor with tenure; Dr. Becky Cox, 2014 Outstanding Advisor Award; Dr. Peggy Davis, associate professor; Dr. Richard Garlitz, associate professor with tenure; and Dr. Kevin Pitz, tenure;middle row, left to right: Dr. David Carithers, 2014 Coffey Outstanding Teacher Award; Dr. James Butler, 2014 UTAA Outstanding Teacher Award; Dr. Joyce Swan, associate professor with tenure; Dr. Randal Garza, professor; Dr. Scott Parrott, tenure; Dr. Stuart Currie, Ray and Wilma Smith Faculty Development Endowment; Dr. Curtis Kunkel, Ray and Wilma Smith Faculty Development Endowment; Dr. Somsak Sukittanon, 2014 Cunningham Outstanding Teacher/Scholar Award; and Chancellor Tom Rakes; back row, left to right: Dr. Todd Winters, tenure; Tim Hacker, Ray and Wilma Smith Faculty Development Endowment; Dr. Johnathan Vest, associate professor; Dr. Todd Sherman, associate professor with tenure; Dr. Matthew Pritchett, tenure; Dr. Daniel Nappo, professor, and Dr. Chris Karmosky, Ray and Wilma Smith Faculty Development Endowment. Unable to attend were: Dr. Teresa Collard, associate professor; Dr. Ross Dickens, tenure; Alicia Donaldson, associate professor with tenure; Dr. Stan Dunagan, 2014 Cunningham Outstanding Teacher/Scholar Award; Dr. Mahmoud Haddad, Ray and Wilma Smith Faculty Development Endowment; Alissa Parrish, tenure; Dr. Robbie Montgomery, tenure; Dr. Paula Moore, 2014 UTAA Outstanding Teacher Award; Dr. Phillip Shelton, associate professor; and Dr. Glenna Sumner, tenure.### ]]>http://www.utm.edu/departments/univrel/archives/archive.php?id=309&month=11&day=11&year=2014http://www.utm.edu/departments/univrel/archives/archive.php?id=309&month=11&day=11&year=2014Tue, 11 Nov 2014 09:00:00 -0600<![CDATA[UT Martin's WestStar Leadership Program celebrates 25th anniversary at Discovery Park of America]]>MARTIN, Tenn. — Discovery Park of America in Union City provided the backdrop Nov. 6 for the UT Martin WestStar Leadership Program’s 25th anniversary celebration. Approximately 200 program alumni and guests re-connected and mingled amid Dinosaur Hall exhibits as they celebrated a leadership program that includes 710 graduates since its beginning. The program’s board of trustees recently selected the 26th class that begins its WestStar experience in December. Among those attending the event were Dr. Bob Smith and Dr. Nick Dunagan, credited as WestStar co-founders and both former program executive directors. Smith is president emeritus of Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania, and Dunagan is UT Martin chancellor emeritus. Charley Deal, the program’s current executive director and UT Martin assistant vice chancellor for alumni relations, and Virginia Grimes, longtime WestStar coordinator, also attended along with members of the program’s board of trustees, alumni council and event planning committee. Deal emceed the event.WestStar is the state’s oldest and largest regional leadership program and was created in 1989 to serve West Tennessee by offering leadership development and education for selected participants. Class members typically come from diverse professions and have varied volunteer leadership experiences. Chamber of commerce and economic development professionals, bankers, government personnel, health-care professionals, educators, business professionals, and elected officials are regularly represented in classes. In its 25-year history, WestStar graduates have taken leadership roles for the growth and development in their communities, counties and the state. Graduates have gained elected office, been driving forces in many local and regional initiatives, and have taken volunteerism to a higher level. Still others have made it a priority to see that the networks and collaborations formed by class members during the program thrive and that WestStar continues to prepare participants to assume future leadership roles. A common bond among WestStar participants is devotion to individual civic responsibility. LaRenda Scarbrough, of Huntingdon, who began a 25-year real estate career at the time of her WestStar experience, was a member of the program’s 1990 inaugural class. Then as now, she recalled that the program formed to bring leaders together for the region’s benefit. “ … West Tennessee is always struggling to keep up from an economic standpoint with the rest of the state,” she said. “And we just felt like as a group maybe we could do more to bring attention to all of the good points about West Tennessee.” Scarbrough said that WestStar fills an important role because “leaders within a community feed upon other leaders that they meet from the other parts of West Tennessee” and benefit from being “with other people who have aspirations.” The program includes nine specially designed seminar programs that address contemporary issues important to West Tennessee’s future. Following an orientation session in December, two-day seminars follow from January through June in locations throughout West Tennessee, including a Nashville stop as the Tennessee General Assembly is in session. Class members complete their experience with a June graduation event in Jackson. Dr. Tom Rakes, UT Martin chancellor, said WestStar’s role is important “because of the demographics and the location for the folks in this part of Tennessee.” “We don’t have the metropolitan base that so many areas have, and these are the movers and shakers for our region who come through the same leadership program,” Rakes said, adding, “None of us can manage it by ourselves anymore, and this (WestStar) gives us a structure, an infrastructure, and somebody 25 years ago was smart to get ahead of this. And with 700-plus folks that have graduated from it, we actually have our own little network that can go on for years and years.”Anthony Haynes, Trenton native and University of Tennessee vice president for government relations and advocacy, joined Dr. Keith Carver, a Crockett County native and executive assistant to UT President Joe DiPietro, in representing the UT System at the event. Haynes is a regular WestStar presenter, and Carver is a 2009 program graduate. “It (WestStar) brings together some of the best leadership and the brightest minds that are going to help improve the quality of life, improve the opportunity for economic development (for West Tennessee),” Haynes said. He also compared WestStar with the best leadership programs. “ … I think the way it’s approached, its core content and its aspirations for its leaders far exceed anything that I’ve ever read about or experienced myself.”WestStar not only conducts each WestStar class but also offers leadership-development opportunities annually to the public. Among those are the African American Leadership Conference, the Working Women’s Conference and the West Tennessee Small Business Conference, in addition to assisting with youth leadership development. The FutureStar Leadership Summit for middle school students and the RisingStar Leadership Summit for high school juniors and seniors, both in their fourth years, provide leadership-education experiences at UT Martin’s main campus. Recognizing the benefits of WestStar, sponsors provide annual support to the program. Sponsors include Alexander, Thompson & Arnold, CPA; Bank of Ripley; Shannon Cotter; First Bank; First State Bank; HTL Advantage; Haywood County/City of Brownsville; Northwest Tennessee Development District/Human Resource Agency; Hardee, Martin, Donahoe, Owens & Wright P.A./The Victory 93.7 FM; Rainey, Kizer, Reviere & Bell, PLC; Southwest Tennessee Development District; Tennessee Valley Authority; The TENNERGY Corp.; Tennessee District of the TRANE Company; TLM Associates, Inc.; USDA Rural Development, Cary Vaughn; West Tennessee Healthcare; West Tennessee Healthcare Foundation; and the West Tennessee Industrial Association. Bob Smith sees what he calls “the magic of WestStar” remaining strong through its leadership and board members staying true to the program’s original purpose of teaching and promoting regionalism. “There was just a real belief in this region that we needed to look at things on a regional level, that all boats would rise, that we didn’t need to be in internal competition with each other within our communities, within our counties. … ” Smith said. “I mean we’re in this together, and when something good happens within this region, then it happens for all of the region.” Even with the support that the program enjoys, Smith said that WestStar program leaders must look ahead to remain relevant. “(WestStar’s) got to continue to evolve and stay ahead of where the current thinking is about the needs for West Tennessee,” he said. “And the next stage of that is going to be a bold and courageous strategic plan to set the path ahead.”As for the program’s longevity and celebrating a quarter of a century of leadership education, he added, “We had a vision for what leadership should be like. The vision captivated leaders in this region such that each succeeding class embraced it to carry the program forward.”###WESTSTAR CELEBRATES 25 YEARS - Discovery Park of America in Union City provided the backdrop Nov. 6 for the UT Martin WestStar Leadership Program’s 25th anniversary celebration. Among those attending were (l to r) Charley Deal, the program’s executive director and UT Martin assistant vice chancellor for alumni relations; Dr. Bob Smith, president emeritus of Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania; Virginia Grimes, WestStar coordinator; and Dr. Nick Dunagan, UT Martin chancellor emeritus. Smith and Dunagan are credited as WestStar co-founders, and both are former executive directors of the program. Not pictured is David Belote, also a former WestStar executive director. ]]>http://www.utm.edu/departments/univrel/archives/archive.php?id=306&month=11&day=10&year=2014http://www.utm.edu/departments/univrel/archives/archive.php?id=306&month=11&day=10&year=2014Mon, 10 Nov 2014 09:00:00 -0600<![CDATA[Final UT Martin Fall Preview Day set for Nov. 15 in the Kathleen and Tom Elam Center]]>MARTIN, Tenn. — The final Fall Preview Day at the University of Tennessee at Martin will be held Saturday, Nov. 15, in the Kathleen and Tom Elam Center. Check-in starts at 9 a.m., followed by a welcome and information session, an academic fair at 10:30 and campus tours from 11:30 to 1 p.m.Current high school juniors and seniors are encouraged to attend with family members, but all students with an interest in UT Martin are welcome. Registration is online at www.utm.edu/fallpreview. Additional information about Fall Preview Day is available by calling the Office of Admissions at 731-881-7020 or by e-mailing admitme@utm.edu. ###(PHOTO CAPTION) FALL ON THE QUAD – UT Martin students Luke Studard, of Dyersburg; Lane Gandy, of Hohenwald; and Priya Patel; of Savannah, are pictured on the UT Martin quadrangle, which visitors see and walk through Nov. 15 during Fall Preview Day. The event begins at 9 a.m. in the Kathleen and Tom Elam Center and is open to all students who have an interest in attending UT Martin. ]]>http://www.utm.edu/departments/univrel/archives/archive.php?id=307&month=11&day=10&year=2014http://www.utm.edu/departments/univrel/archives/archive.php?id=307&month=11&day=10&year=2014Mon, 10 Nov 2014 09:00:00 -0600<![CDATA[UT Martin Homecoming 2014 court named on Oct. 25]]> MARTIN, Tenn., Nov. 6, 2014 – UT MARTIN HOMECOMING 2014 COURT NAMED ON OCT. 25 – Hannah Robison (center), a senior chemistry major from Springville, Tenn., and representing Alpha Omicron Pi, was crowned queen for Homecoming 2014 on Oct. 25 at the University of Tennessee at Martin. Joining Robison in the homecoming court were (left to right) Alley Hargrove, of Dickson, a senior health and human performance major representing Chi Omega; Brittany Berry, of Collierville, a senior agriculture major representing Zeta Tau Alpha; Rashunica Holland, of Covington, a junior integrated studies major representing Alpha Kappa Alpha; and Kayla Harmon, of Lewisburg, a junior studying pre-physical therapy and representing Alpha Delta Pi. The homecoming theme was “Streaking Back to Martin” as students, alumni and friends celebrated the event with 1970s TV show themes. Activities included rope pull, pyramid competition, the 10th annual Quad City and the homecoming football game with Austin Peay State University. Additional information about UT Martin alumni activities can be found at utmforever.com. ### ]]>http://www.utm.edu/departments/univrel/archives/archive.php?id=305&month=11&day=06&year=2014http://www.utm.edu/departments/univrel/archives/archive.php?id=305&month=11&day=06&year=2014Thu, 06 Nov 2014 09:00:00 -0600<![CDATA[Academic Speaker Paul McEwan to discuss landmark film 'The Birth of a Nation']]> MARTIN, Tenn. — Dr. Paul McEwan will present “‘The Birth of a Nation,’ Racism, and the Nature of Cinema: 100 Years of Controversy” at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 5, as the 2014-15 Academic Speakers Series continues at the University of Tennessee at Martin. The presentation is free and open to the public and will be held in Campbell Auditorium, located in the Andy Holt Humanities Building. McEwan is associate professor of media and communication and director of film studies at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Penn. He specializes in the history of film and will discuss the landmark film “The Birth of a Nation” directed by D.W. Griffith that was released almost 100 years ago. The film is noted for its groundbreaking film techniques and also for its overt racism and positive portrayal of the Ku Klux Klan. He is the author of a forthcoming volume on “The Birth of a Nation” in the BFI Classics series, as well as articles and essays on the film that have appeared in “Film History and Cinema Journal.” He also wrote an article on the legacy of Griffith’s “Intolerance” for the forthcoming “Companion to D.W. Griffith” and other books and essays on Canadian cinema and film pedagogy. The Academic Speakers Series annually brings top speakers to UT Martin to meet with the university’s Honors Programs students and to offer presentations that are open to the public. Honors Programs and other university organizations sponsor the series. The complete list of 2014-15 speakers is found at http://www.utm.edu/departments/honors/ and select “Academic Speakers Program.”###PHOTO CAPTION – Paul McEwan is pictured. ]]>http://www.utm.edu/departments/univrel/archives/archive.php?id=304&month=11&day=01&year=2014http://www.utm.edu/departments/univrel/archives/archive.php?id=304&month=11&day=01&year=2014Sat, 01 Nov 2014 09:00:00 -0500<![CDATA[Five small business awards presented by the TSBDC at the UT Martin REED Center]]>MARTIN, Tenn. — Five Small Business Awards were announced Oct. 23, presented by the Tennessee Small Business Development Center at the UT Martin Regional Entrepreneurship and Economic Development Center. The awards were given at a reception held at the university’s Holland McCombs Center. Awards announced were: John Clark, First State Bank, Tennessee Financial Services Champion Award; Darlene Adkins, UT Martin, Faculty Star Award; Davis Automotive, Charlie and Karen Davis, Success Story Star Award; Monograms & More, Anita Allen Bell, Rising Star Award; and Final Flight Outfitters, Kelly Powers, Rising Star Award. Awards information includes the following:•John Clark is president/CEO of Community Bancshares, Inc., and president/CEO of First State Bank. The statewide Tennessee Financial Services Champion Award goes to an individual who assists small businesses through exemplary efforts to increase the usefulness and availability of accounting or financial services. Under Clark’s leadership, First State Bank was a significant contributor and supporter of the UT Martin REED Center, which helps individuals start or improve small businesses.•Darlene Adkins is a UT Martin accounting lecturer. The Faculty Star Award honors a UT Martin faculty member who provides time and expertise to TSBDC’s entrepreneurs and small business owners. Adkins, who has more than 20 years of experience in accounting and auditing positions, serves as an accounting consultant and teaches QuickBooks classes for the TSBDC at the UT Martin REED Center. •Charlie and Karen Davis are the owners of Davis Automotive in Martin. The Success Story Star Award honors one of the region’s small business successes and its role in the local economy. Davis Automotive, located at 709 Lindell Street, is Weakley County’s largest auto repair business. In October 2011, Charlie and Karen purchased and remodeled the former IGA/Save-A-Lot building located across from the former location, converting it into an auto facility with the latest equipment and diagnostic technology. As the business grew, the TSBDC at the UT Martin REED Center provided guidance and consultation for improving the online experience for Davis Automotive customers. •Anita Bell is owner of Monograms & More in Martin. The Rising Star Award recognizes entrepreneurs who have demonstrated high growth potential and job creation to create a positive economic impact in the region. Monograms & More is an embroidery, screen-printing and specialty gift shop. This year, the TSBDC at the UT Martin REED Center assisted Bell in obtaining financing to complete a major interior renovation of the Monograms & More building.•Kelly, Tripp and Ed Powers own Final Flight Outfitters in Union City and also received the Rising Star Award. Final Flight is a mail-order catalog company, E-commerce site and waterfowl retail store that specializes in high-end hunting products. The family business, which started in 1998 out of a storage trailer, now offers a product showroom covering more than 25,000 square feet. Final Flight currently has more than 30 employees. To learn more about the TSBDC at the UT Martin REED Center, visit www.utm.edu/reed, or contact the office at 731-587-7333 to speak with a certified small business counselor.###PHOTO CAPTION – Five Small Business Awards were announced Oct. 23, presented by the Tennessee Small Business Development Center at the UT Martin Regional Entrepreneurship and Economic Development Center. Pictured at the awards reception are (left to right) Dr. Tom Rakes, UT Martin chancellor; David Bell, Monograms & More; Anita Allen Bell, owner, Monograms & More; Kelly Powers, Final Flight Outfitters; Landy Fuqua, director, REED Center; John Clark, First State Bank; Darlene Adkins, UT Martin; Charlie and Karen Davis, Davis Automotive; Walter Perry, Tennessee district director, Small Business Administration; and Dr. Ross Dickens, dean, UT Martin College of Business and Global Affairs. ]]>http://www.utm.edu/departments/univrel/archives/archive.php?id=300&month=10&day=28&year=2014http://www.utm.edu/departments/univrel/archives/archive.php?id=300&month=10&day=28&year=2014Tue, 28 Oct 2014 09:00:00 -0500<![CDATA[Igniting Innovation event set for Nov. 1 at UT Martin]]> MARTIN, Tenn. — The inaugural class of the Ned McWherter Institute for Collaboration and Innovation will put their leadership skills to work by hosting a UT Martin-sponsored event called Igniting Innovation, 7 p.m., Sat., Nov. 1, in the university’s Student Life Center located at 199 Moody Street. Caroline Parish, junior political science major from Huntington, is among the inaugural "McWherter Innovators" class. “I think the main purpose of Igniting Innovation is to inspire the students’ entrepreneurial spirit,” she said. “We know that there’s a wealth of opportunity here at the university, and our hope is to really engage the student population in innovative thinking.”Three speakers will discuss their backgrounds in business and entrepreneurship. The speakers are Bryan Huddleston, Nashville Technology Council president and CEO, Robbie Goldsmith, the Nashville Entrepreneur Center’s director of community engagement and music, and Daniel Burke, owner and president of Burke Financial Group, LLC. Burke holds a finance degree from UT Martin.Founded on the example set by Ned Ray McWherter, former governor and speaker of the Tennessee House of Representatives, the Ned McWherter Institute for Collaboration and Innovation provides students with opportunities to build upon their experiences in leadership and innovation while attending UT Martin. Igniting Innovation is free and open to the public. See the event’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/262872800579221/ for more information. ###PHOTO CAPTION – Igniting Innovation, a program sponsored by UT Martin’s Ned McWherter Institute for Collaboration and Innovation, is set for 7 p.m., Sat., Nov. 1, in the university’s Student Life Center. Three speakers will discuss their backgrounds in business and entrepreneurship (l to r): Bryan Huddleston, Nashville Technology Council president and CEO; Robbie Goldsmith, the Nashville Entrepreneur Center’s director of community engagement and music; and Daniel Burke, owner and president of Burke Financial Group, LLC. The event is free and open to the public. ]]>http://www.utm.edu/departments/univrel/archives/archive.php?id=301&month=10&day=28&year=2014http://www.utm.edu/departments/univrel/archives/archive.php?id=301&month=10&day=28&year=2014Tue, 28 Oct 2014 09:00:00 -0500<![CDATA[UT Martin Jackson Center offers LEGOS Mindstorms Robotics Camps]]>http://www.utm.edu/departments/ecos/courses/children/robotics.php for more information about the course or to register. ### ]]>http://www.utm.edu/departments/univrel/archives/archive.php?id=302&month=10&day=28&year=2014http://www.utm.edu/departments/univrel/archives/archive.php?id=302&month=10&day=28&year=2014Tue, 28 Oct 2014 09:00:00 -0500<![CDATA[UT Martin honors three during Homecoming 2014]]>UT MARTIN HONORS THREE DURING HOMECOMING 2014 – Retired WNBA coach Lin Dunn, WPSD Local 6’s Jennifer Horbelt and Dr. Robert M. Smith, president emeritus of Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania, received awards Oct. 25 during a program in the Paul Meek Library as part of UT Martin’s Homecoming 2014 celebration. Dunn, of Dresden, Tenn., received the Outstanding Alumni Award; Horbelt, of Paducah, Ky., received the Outstanding Young Alumni Award, and Smith, of Franklin, Tenn., received the Chancellor’s Award for University Service. The three recipients were recognized during halftime of the UT Martin and Austin Peay State University football game at Hardy M. Graham Stadium. ]]>http://www.utm.edu/departments/univrel/archives/archive.php?id=303&month=10&day=28&year=2014http://www.utm.edu/departments/univrel/archives/archive.php?id=303&month=10&day=28&year=2014Tue, 28 Oct 2014 09:00:00 -0500<![CDATA[UT President Joe DiPietro named to SACSCOC board of trustees]]>http://www.utm.edu/departments/univrel/archives/archive.php?id=299&month=10&day=23&year=2014http://www.utm.edu/departments/univrel/archives/archive.php?id=299&month=10&day=23&year=2014Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:00:00 -0500<![CDATA[UT Martin faculty member among three UT faculty named to serve on Gov. Haslam's K-12 standards review]]>KNOXVILLE – Three University of Tennessee faculty members have been appointed by the State Board of Education to serve Gov. Bill Haslam’s initiative to review Tennessee’s K-12 academic standards in English language arts and math.Stephanie Kolitsch, professor of mathematics and director of the West Tennessee STEM Center for Learning at UT Martin, has been appointed to serve on the Mathematics Standards Review and Development Committee and to the role of advisory team leader for the Mathematics Advisory Team for grades 9-12. Susan Groenke, associate professor of English education and director of the Center for Children’s and Young Adult Literature at UT Knoxville, has been appointed to serve on the English Language Arts Standards Review and Development Committee and to the role of advisory team leader for the English Language Arts Advisory Team for grades 9-12.Jo Ann Cady, UT Knoxville associate professor of math education, has been appointed to serve on the Math Advisory Team for grades K-5.Haslam asked the State Board of Education to appoint two committees, the English Language Arts Standards Review and Development Committee and the Mathematics Standards Review and Development Committee, and three advisory teams for each of those committees.The advisory teams will review Tennessee’s current standards and gather input to make recommendations to the two committees, which will then propose possible changes to the State Board of Education.UT President Joe DiPietro commended the UT faculty selected for their willingness to contribute their time and expertise. “I’m proud that we have distinguished faculty selected to serve in these significant roles, and that through them, UT has an opportunity to contribute to ensuring quality public education in Tennessee,” DiPietro said. “Also, from the higher education perspective, it’s important to support implementation of rigorous standards for K-12 programs because they will better equip more high school graduates with needed skills and knowledge to be more successful in college and to complete their degrees more quickly.”UT Martin Chancellor Tom Rakes is pleased with Kolitsch’s selection and recognized her previous work in representing the university and mathematics education. “We’re proud to have Dr. Kolitsch involved in this important statewide work,” Rakes said. “She has represented the university well in other review efforts and will be a valuable resource person for Governor Haslam and Tennessee education.”The two standards review committees will each be made up of six Tennessee K-12 educators and two representatives from Tennessee higher education institutions for a total of 16 Tennessee professional educators. Haslam announced the process for public review of the state’s K-12 academic standards in English language arts and mathematics on Wednesday. The process will partner with the State Board of Education and will include input from educators and citizens from across the state. ###PHOTO CAPTION – Dr. Stephanie Kolitsch, UT Martin. ]]>http://www.utm.edu/departments/univrel/archives/archive.php?id=298&month=10&day=22&year=2014http://www.utm.edu/departments/univrel/archives/archive.php?id=298&month=10&day=22&year=2014Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:00:00 -0500<![CDATA[UT Martin to honor Smith, Horbelt and Dunn during Homecoming 2014]]> MARTIN, Tenn. — An accomplished television news anchor and reporter, a legendary basketball coach, and a former dean, college president and co-founder of the WestStar Leadership Program will be honored during Homecoming 2014 at the University of Tennessee at Martin, Oct. 24-26. WPSD Local 6’s Jennifer Horbelt, retired WNBA coach Lin Dunn and Dr. Bob Smith, president emeritus of Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania, will be honored during the 2 p.m. Homecoming football game against Austin Peay State University, Saturday, Oct. 25, at Hardy M. Graham Stadium. The individual awards are:•Jennifer Horbelt, Outstanding Young Alumni Award, recognizing outstanding achievement in the recipient’s chosen profession (recipient must not be more than 40 years of age),•Lin Dunn, Outstanding Alumni Award, recognizing an alumnus or alumna for outstanding achievement in his/her chosen profession,•Dr. Robert M. Smith, Chancellor’s Award for University Service, recognizing outstanding service to UT Martin. Horbelt, who was raised in Houston, Texas, and received her communications degree in 2007, is the co-anchor of WPSD Local 6’s 5, 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts alongside Todd Faulkner. She began her WPSD career while still a UT Martin student, working her way from intern, to reporter, to evening anchor, all while covering a wide range of stories. In 2011, she left Paducah to anchor and report in Colorado Springs, Colo., at NBC affiliate KOAA News 5. While there, she took part in covering multiple, massive wildfires, including the Waldo Canyon and Black Forest fires, the Aurora Theater shooting, and the Denver Broncos’ Super Bowl XLVIII appearance earlier this year. She also interviewed President Barack Obama during his 2012 campaign and Jimmy Fallon shortly before he became host of The Tonight Show. Horbelt returned to Paducah and her current position at WPSD earlier this year. Dunn, a Dresden, Tenn., native, received her bachelor’s degree in health, physical education and English in 1969 from UT Martin and a master’s degree in 1970 from UT Knoxville. Regarded as a pioneer in women’s basketball history, her coaching career preceded passage of Title IX legislation in the 1970s and includes trips to the NCAA Final Four and WNBA finals. Her collegiate coaching career began at Austin Peay State University and later included head coaching positions at the University of Mississippi, Purdue University and Miami University. She left Purdue, Miami and Austin Peay as the winningest coach at each school. On the national level, Dunn served on the USA Basketball Team staffs for the 1992 Olympics and the 1990 gold medal-winning World Championship and Goodwill Game teams. She was head coach of the 1995 bronze medal-winning USA Jones Cup team and also served for eight years on the USA Basketball Team selection committee. Dunn’s first assignment in professional basketball began when she took over the coaching reigns of the American Basketball League’s Portland Power during its inaugural campaign in 1996-97. Her storied coaching career ended recently when she announced her retirement as head coach of the WNBA’s Indiana Fever where she won a championship in 2012. An Associated Press story that appeared on ESPN-W credits Dunn with 664 college and professional wins, which includes the WNBA postseason. Her 23 postseason WNBA wins place her third all-time in the league. The story also noted that her final 16 years of coaching were spent in the WNBA, and she was a head coach during the final 37 years of her career. She was named to the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame, the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame and the UT Martin Athletics Hall of Fame, all in 2010. In 2012, she was named to the Purdue Athletics Hall of Fame, and in June, she became a member of the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame.Smith holds degrees from Temple University, Ohio University and Wichita State University. He served for nine years as president of Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania after serving three years as the university’s provost. Before his time at Slippery Rock, Smith was UT Martin dean of arts and sciences, during which time he was a co-founder of the university’s WestStar Leadership Program that is entering its 26th year. He had previously served as associate dean of the Wichita State University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, as associate dean and acting dean of the University College and Continuing Education, and chair of the Wichita State Department of Communications. Smith's work in enrollment management at UT Martin and Slippery Rock University led to double-digit increases in enrollment. Under his guidance, Slippery Rock University made rapid advancements, including a 22 percent increase in enrollment while improving its academic reputation, a 16 percent increase in retention and a 24 percent increase in graduation rates. During this period, the university received several awards for its innovative work in enrollment management, which earned Smith and his team speaking appearances at national conferences on all aspects of enrollment management. Smith was a facilitator for the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers’ Presidential Seminars on Strategic Enrollment Management. He was selected as a "First-Year Student Advocate" by the National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, and he received AACRAO's inaugural “Strategic Enrollment Management Leadership” award.He was an early adopter of performance metrics and performance funding. At Slippery Rock University, Smith led a cultural transformation that became a model for analytical data-driven decision-making that received commendation in 2012 by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. He co-chaired the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education’s revisions of performance funding that received praise from the Lumina Foundation, and he has been a frequent speaker and panelist on institutional performance, performance metrics and incentive funding models.Smith’s longtime work on strategic communication with the Council for Advancement and Support of Education led to two CASE awards for teaching excellence, including the organization’s prestigious Crystal Apple Award.###PHOTO CAPTION – Dr. Robert M. Smith, president emeritus of Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania, WPSD Local 6’s Jennifer Horbelt, and retired WNBA coach Lin Dunn will be honored with Homecoming 2014 awards during the 2 p.m. football game against Austin Peay State University, Saturday, Oct. 25, at Hardy M. Graham Stadium. (Lin Dunn photo courtesy of Mollie McClure, McClureImages.com.) ]]>http://www.utm.edu/departments/univrel/archives/archive.php?id=296&month=10&day=20&year=2014http://www.utm.edu/departments/univrel/archives/archive.php?id=296&month=10&day=20&year=2014Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:00:00 -0500<![CDATA[World War I expert Dr. Vincent Sherry is next Academic Speaker, Oct. 24, Campbell Auditorium]]>MARTIN, Tenn. —Dr. Vincent Sherry, a World War I expert and English scholar, will present “Bare Death: The Failing Sacrifice of the Great War” at 6 p.m., Friday, Oct. 24, as the 2014-15 Academic Speakers Series continues at the University of Tennessee at Martin. The presentation is free and open to the public and will be held in Campbell Auditorium, located in the Andy Holt Humanities Building. The Academic Speakers Series annually brings top speakers to UT Martin to meet with the university’s Honors Programs students and to offer presentations that are open to the public. Honors Programs and other university organizations sponsor the series. “I personally know comparatively little about World War I, a war that started one hundred years ago this past June and seems to always be overshadowed by World War II,” said Dr. Lionel Crews, director of Honors Programs. “Therefore I am honored to have Dr. Sherry come to UT Martin to share his extensive knowledge with us.” Sherry is the Howard Nemerov Professor in the Humanities and professor of English at Washington University in St. Louis. He teaches and writes about modernist literatures in English. His books include “The Uncommon Tongue: The Poetry and Criticism of Geoffrey Hill” (1987), “The Radical Modernism of Ezra Pound and Wyndham Lewis” (1993), “James Joyce: ULYSSES” (1995, 2nd ed. 2004), “The Great War and the Language of Modernism” (2003), and coming in November, “Modernism and the Reinvention of Decadence.” Sherry has edited the “Cambridge Companion to the Literature of the First World War” and is editor of the forthcoming “Cambridge History of Modernism.” He is currently working on “A Literary History of the European War of 1914-1918.”The complete list of 2014-15 speakers is found at http://www.utm.edu/departments/honors/ and select “Academic Speakers Program.”###PHOTO CAPTION – Vincent Sherry is pictured. ]]>http://www.utm.edu/departments/univrel/archives/archive.php?id=297&month=10&day=20&year=2014http://www.utm.edu/departments/univrel/archives/archive.php?id=297&month=10&day=20&year=2014Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:00:00 -0500<![CDATA[Quad City's 10th year highlights 2014 Homecoming, Oct. 24-26, at UT Martin]]>MARTIN, Tenn. — The University of Tennessee at Martin’s quadrangle will transform Oct. 25 into the focal point for Homecoming 2014 as more than 80 tents and other gathering points welcome alumni, students and visitors to campus. Homecoming weekend begins Friday, Oct. 24, and ends Sunday, Oct. 26.Quad City celebrates its 10th year by offering food and family activities leading up to the UT Martin and Austin Peay State University football game that kicks off at 2 p.m. in Hardy M. Graham Stadium. This year’s Quad City features a laser tag dome measuring 120 feet across, along with student organization tents, food vendors and the Skyhawk Marching Band leading the football team’s Skyhawk Walk at 11 a.m. through Quad City. This year’s “Streaking Back to Martin” theme is featured at utmforever.com where complete Homecoming 2014 information is available.Scheduled events include: Monday, Oct. 20 •4 p.m. – Rope Pull, area by Pacer Pond Tuesday, Oct. 21 (Greek Day)•4 p.m. – Rope Pull, area by Pacer Pond•7 p.m. – Lip Sync, northwest corner, Kathleen and Tom Elam Center (rain plan, 8 p.m., Thursday, Elam Center)Wednesday, Oct. 22 (Organization Day)•4 p.m. – Rope Pull, area by Pacer PondThursday, Oct 23 (Faculty and Staff Day)•4 p.m. – Rope Pull, area by Pacer Pond•7 p.m. – PRSSA Womanless Revue, Watkins AuditoriumFriday, Oct 24 (Blue and Orange Day)•3:30 p.m. – Rope Pull Championships, area by Pacer Pond•6 p.m. – Skyhawk Volleyball vs. Belmont, Skyhawk Fieldhouse•7 p.m. – Pyramid and Pep Rally, Elam Center ($5 per person charge)•7 p.m. – University Choirs Dessert Evening, Fine Arts BuildingSaturday, Oct. 25•7:30 a.m. –Letterwinner’s Breakfast/Athletics Hall of Fame Inductions, Student Life Center•10:30 a.m. – Quad City opens•11 a.m. – Football Team Skyhawk Walk, Quad by Paul Meek Library•2 p.m. – Skyhawks vs. Austin Peay State University, Hardy M. Graham Stadium•5:30 p.m. – Black Alumni Reception, Duncan Ballroom, Boling University Center•7 p.m. – Young Alumni Reception, Stables Tap Room, Downtown Martin•7 p.m. – NPHC Step Show, Kathleen and Tom Elam Center•7 p.m. – University Choirs Dessert Evening, Fine Arts BuildingSunday, Oct. 26•10 a.m. – Walk in the Quad•10:30 a.m. – Homecoming Brunch, Sodexo Skyhawk Dining Hall, Boling University Center###PHOTO CAPTION – UT Martin Skyhawk fans are pictured at Graham Stadium earlier this season where fans will gather again 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 25, for the Homecoming 2014 football game with Austin Peay State University. Quad City celebrates its 10th year starting at 10:30 that morning by offering food and family activities leading up to kickoff. This year’s “Streaking Back to Martin” theme is featured at utmforever.com where complete Homecoming 2014 information is available. ]]>http://www.utm.edu/departments/univrel/archives/archive.php?id=295&month=10&day=16&year=2014http://www.utm.edu/departments/univrel/archives/archive.php?id=295&month=10&day=16&year=2014Thu, 16 Oct 2014 09:00:00 -0500<![CDATA[UT Martin receives $1.9 million grant from US Department of Education]]>MARTIN, Tenn. — The U.S. Department of Education has awarded a five-year grant totaling $1,972,725 to the University of Tennessee at Martin. The grant was awarded through the Title III Strengthening Institutions program and represents the second such award that UT Martin has received in the past 10 years. Funding for the program begins this month and continues through September 2019. The university’s “Soaring Toward Success Project” will enhance students’ post-secondary success and improve productivity. Both goals align with two of the five UT System Strategic Plan goals of enhancing educational excellence and ensuring efficiency and effectiveness. “Sponsored funding increasingly provides essential financial resources to campuses in the UT System as costs continue to increase and state appropriations continue to flatten or decrease,” said Dr. Jerald Ogg, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs. “This Title III program is especially helpful in that it enables us to think innovatively and to implement new initiatives without fear of undercutting resources from existing programs and services.” One of the grant’s intended outcomes is to create a “culture of evidence” that results in data-driven decision making on issues of resource allocation and student success. Other activities funded through the program will include developing a comprehensive, student-centered advising system, leadership development, and Faculty Teaching and Learning Communities, as well as the enhancement of the university’s veterinary science program. Program implementation objectives will benefit from collaboration between the divisions of academic and student affairs. Sociology professor Michelle Horton will serve as project director, and Dr. George Daniel, coordinator of student affairs program evaluation, will serve as project co-directors. “This grant will provide dollars to strengthen UT Martin’s infrastructure in terms of data-driven decision making in our academic programs,” Horton said. “As a faculty member, I also value the resources that will assist our advising process and those that will provide mentoring for our new faculty.” Horton said that current advising software is outdated for both student and faculty use. The software purchased through the grant will enable students to forecast multiple academic pathways to achieving their academic goals. Faculty advisers will see where students have gaps in meeting degree requirements and where they can pursue minors and other options. “UT Martin takes great pride in our teaching mission, and we anticipate that the impact of this funding will improve on that legacy of excellence in the classroom,” she added. Daniel will assist Horton in grant management and also coordinate the Student Leadership Challenge, an established and well-researched program, into the university’s current Peer Enabling Program. Student PEP leaders assist freshmen with the transition to college life through the university’s First-Year Initiative program. The funding will also help to expand the veterinary health technology option in the College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences. Capacity is currently 80 total students, but demand has run as high as 200 students applying to pursue the option. “UT Martin offers the only four-year public (veterinary health technology) program of its kind in Tennessee, and we have already met our enrollment capacity based on our existing facilities,” said Dr. Jason Roberts, veterinarian and UT Martin assistant professor of animal science, who also oversees the newly accredited option. “This grant will fund the expansion of our enrollment through necessary renovations to expand classrooms, laboratories, office space and companion animal kennels.” ###PHOTO CAPTION – Dr. Jason Roberts, veterinarian and assistant professor of animal science, is pictured in this file photo with former UT Martin students Jessica Phelps and Justin Hatler, both second-year students in the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine. Funding from the recently awarded Title III Strengthening Institutions program grant will help to expand UT Martin’s veterinary health technology option in the College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences. ]]>http://www.utm.edu/departments/univrel/archives/archive.php?id=294&month=10&day=14&year=2014http://www.utm.edu/departments/univrel/archives/archive.php?id=294&month=10&day=14&year=2014Tue, 14 Oct 2014 09:00:00 -0500<![CDATA[Young Writers Conference set for Nov. 14 at UT Martin]]>http://www.utm.edu/departments/ecos/conference.php or by regular mail. For more information about the conference or to register, contact Glass in the Department of English and Modern Foreign Languages at 731-881-7288, or by email at jglass@utm.edu.### ]]>http://www.utm.edu/departments/univrel/archives/archive.php?id=293&month=10&day=10&year=2014http://www.utm.edu/departments/univrel/archives/archive.php?id=293&month=10&day=10&year=2014Fri, 10 Oct 2014 09:00:00 -0500<![CDATA[Final Fall Preview Day set for Nov. 15 in the Kathleen and Tom Elam Center]]>www.utm.edu/fallpreview. Additional information about Fall Preview Day is available by calling the Office of Admissions at 731-881-7020 or by e-mailing admitme@utm.edu. ### ]]>http://www.utm.edu/departments/univrel/archives/archive.php?id=290&month=10&day=09&year=2014http://www.utm.edu/departments/univrel/archives/archive.php?id=290&month=10&day=09&year=2014Thu, 09 Oct 2014 09:00:00 -0500<![CDATA[UT Martin named among 'America's 100 Best College Buys' for ninth year]]> MARTIN, Tenn. – The University of Tennessee at Martin is listed for the ninth consecutive year among “America’s 100 Best College Buys,” a listing compiled by Institutional Research & Evaluation, Inc. UT Martin is one of three public Tennessee higher education institutions listed.“Throughout the economic difficulties that America has experienced in the last decade, the University of Tennessee at Martin has continued to provide the high-quality educational opportunities and low costs that drive opportunity for students and fuel prosperity for the communities of Tennessee,” said Lewis Lindsey Jr., IRE president. To be considered for the designation “America’s 100 Best College Buys,” an institution must be an accredited, four-year institution offering bachelor’s degrees. The institution must also offer full residential facilities, including residence halls and dining services.Additionally, the institution must have had an entering freshman class in fall 2013 with a high school grade point average and/or SAT/ACT score equal to or above the national average for entering college freshmen. Also, the out-of-state cost of attendance in 2014-15 for three quarters or two semesters must be below the national average cost of attendance or not exceed the national average cost by more than 10 percent. “UT Martin continues to earn and receive recognition for educational value,” said Dr. Tom Rakes, UT Martin chancellor. “High-quality academic programs offered at a reasonable cost make UT Martin stand out in a competitive higher education marketplace.”The recognition follows two listings announced in recent months. In August, The Princeton Review named the university among the “Best in the Southeast” for 2015. The list is part of the company’s website feature “2015 Best Colleges: Region by Region” posted at PrincetonReview.com. UT Martin has been included in this listing for 12 consecutive years. Then in September, UT Martin continued in the top tier for southern master’s level universities in the 2015 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings. The university was also ranked for the first time among southern regional institutions in the “Best Colleges for Veterans” category.###PHOTO CAPTION: UT Martin is listed for the ninth consecutive year among “America’s 100 Best College Buys,” a listing compiled by Institutional Research & Evaluation, Inc. The university is one of three public Tennessee higher education institutions listed. Students are pictured in front of the University Village Apartments. ]]>http://www.utm.edu/departments/univrel/archives/archive.php?id=292&month=10&day=09&year=2014http://www.utm.edu/departments/univrel/archives/archive.php?id=292&month=10&day=09&year=2014Thu, 09 Oct 2014 09:00:00 -0500<![CDATA[Pre-Med Scholars Program recognizes students and physicians]]>MARTIN, Tenn., Oct. 7, 2014 – PRE-MED SCHOLARS PROGRAM RECOGNIZES STUDENTS AND PHYSICIANS – Students and other participants in the UT Martin Pre-Med Scholars Program were recognized at a reception Sept. 27 at the university’s Dunagan Alumni Center. The two-year program includes a series of shadowing opportunities, a subject-specific Medical College Admissions Test review and a test-prep course at the conclusion of the program. Now in its second year, the program involves area physicians and Volunteer Community Hospital in Martin. Pictured at the reception were back row: Dinah Batchelor, a sophomore from Martin; Dr. Richard Helgeson, dean, College of Engineering and Natural Sciences; Renate Meckl, a sophomore from Oconomowoc, Wis.; Joshua Diltz, a sophomore from Albuquerque, N.M.; Saumil Patel, a senior from Martin; Dr. Nikhil Patel, physician; Dr. Jack Grubaugh, chair, Department of Biological Sciences; Dr. Walter Fletcher, physician; Dr. David Jones, physician; Mikaela Hardy, a sophomore from South Fulton; Austin Hazlewood, a sophomore from Martin; Ben Reeves, a junior from Knoxville; Ashley Mendez, a senior from Memphis; Dr. Tom Rakes, UT Martin chancellor; and Kristina Pitz, health sciences pre-professional program coordinator. Pictured seated on the front row were: Breanna Martin, a sophomore from Gleason; Danielle Davolt, a junior from Dyersburg; Alli McClure, a junior from Huntingdon; and Amber Thompson, a senior from Arlington.### ]]>http://www.utm.edu/departments/univrel/archives/archive.php?id=288&month=10&day=07&year=2014http://www.utm.edu/departments/univrel/archives/archive.php?id=288&month=10&day=07&year=2014Tue, 07 Oct 2014 09:00:00 -0500<![CDATA[Non-land-grant Agricultural and Renewable Resources Universities meeting through Oct. 8 at UT Martin]]>http://www.utm.edu/departments/univrel/archives/archive.php?id=289&month=10&day=07&year=2014http://www.utm.edu/departments/univrel/archives/archive.php?id=289&month=10&day=07&year=2014Tue, 07 Oct 2014 09:00:00 -0500<![CDATA[Academic speaker Dr. Eric Harris to discuss electronics recycling on Oct. 9]]> MARTIN, Tenn. —Dr. Eric Harris will discuss “The Rise of Electronics Recycling in the U.S. – the business, the politics, and key challenges for a maturing market” at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 9, as the first presenter in the 2014-15 Academic Speakers Series at the University of Tennessee at Martin. The presentation is free and open to the public and will be held in Watkins Auditorium, located in the Boling University Center. The Academic Speakers Series annually brings top speakers to UT Martin to meet with the university’s Honors Programs students and to offer presentations that are open to the public. Honors Programs and other university organizations sponsor the series. “The issue of recycling is one that may seem relatively simple to many people,” said Dr. Lionel Crews, Honors Programs director. “However, there are many issues surrounding the topic, such as the politics involved and the constantly growing need for high-tech electronics that are relatively unknown but yet still important to our future.“Honors Programs is pleased to have Dr. Harris visit UT Martin to give us an insider’s view.”Harris is the associate counsel and director of government and international affairs at the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries. He develops and advocates recycling policy for international, federal and state levels of government. Harris received his law degree from the University of Montana and his master of laws in international environmental law from George Washington University in Washington, D.C.The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc., headquartered in Washington, D.C., is considered the “voice of the recycling industry.” ISIR represents more than 1,700 companies in 21 chapters nationwide that process, broker and consume scrap commodities, including metals, paper, plastics, glass, rubber, electronics and textiles. The complete list of 2014-15 speakers is found at http://www.utm.edu/departments/honors/ and select “Academic Speakers Program.”###PHOTO CAPTION – Eric Harris is pictured. ]]>http://www.utm.edu/departments/univrel/archives/archive.php?id=287&month=10&day=06&year=2014http://www.utm.edu/departments/univrel/archives/archive.php?id=287&month=10&day=06&year=2014Mon, 06 Oct 2014 09:00:00 -0500<![CDATA[UT President Joe DiPietro presents vision for next four years]]>http://www.utm.edu/departments/univrel/archives/archive.php?id=286&month=10&day=03&year=2014http://www.utm.edu/departments/univrel/archives/archive.php?id=286&month=10&day=03&year=2014Fri, 03 Oct 2014 09:00:00 -0500<![CDATA[UT Board of Trustees holds fall meeting Oct. 2-3 in Knoxville]]>http://www.tennessee.edu/. Agenda items include:•Governor’s remarks•President’s report•Chancellor Cheek’s report on the Top 25 initiative•Comprehensive presidential performance review•Report of the Audit Committee•Adoption of honorary resolutions•UT Knoxville naming•Ratification of the Vice Chair’s appointments to standing committees and the UT Martin athletics board•Resolution on integrity in research•Real property transactions•Policy on process for submitting legislative proposals and funding requests to the General Assembly•FY15-16 operating budget appropriations request for non-formula units•FY15-16 capital outlay and capital maintenance projects•FY15-16 revenue/institutionally funded projects•FY14 annual flight operations report•Grant of tenure to six UT Knoxville faculty members under expedited procedures•Grant of tenure to an Institute of Agriculture faculty member under expedited procedures•Annual report to the General Assembly•UT Knoxville transfer admission policy Various board committees will meet both days. All meetings will be held in Hollingsworth Auditorium. Here is a schedule of their meetings: Thursday, Oct. 2•1:15 p.m. – Trusteeship Committee•1:45 p.m. – Research, Outreach, and Economic Development Committee•3:30 p.m. – Finance and Administration Committee Friday, Oct. 3•8:30 a.m. – Academic Affairs and Student Success Committee•10:15 a.m. – Advancement and Public Affairs Committee•1:15 p.m. – Full Board The meeting's full agenda and materials will be posted at http://bot.tennessee.edu/. ### ]]>http://www.utm.edu/departments/univrel/archives/archive.php?id=284&month=10&day=01&year=2014http://www.utm.edu/departments/univrel/archives/archive.php?id=284&month=10&day=01&year=2014Wed, 01 Oct 2014 09:00:00 -0500<![CDATA[High schools invited to enter teams in the 2014 Science Bowl on Nov. 8 at UT Martin]]>http://www.utm.edu/staff/skairee/saacs/scibowlrules.html, and information from past Science Bowls can be found at http://www.utm.edu/staff/skairee/scibowl/. ### ]]>http://www.utm.edu/departments/univrel/archives/archive.php?id=285&month=10&day=01&year=2014http://www.utm.edu/departments/univrel/archives/archive.php?id=285&month=10&day=01&year=2014Wed, 01 Oct 2014 09:00:00 -0500<![CDATA[High schools invited to enter teams in the 2014 Science Bowl at UT Martin]]>http://www.utm.edu/staff/skairee/saacs/scibowlrules.html, and information from past Science Bowls can be found at http://www.utm.edu/staff/skairee/scibowl/. ### ]]>http://www.utm.edu/departments/univrel/archives/archive.php?id=291&month=10&day=01&year=2014http://www.utm.edu/departments/univrel/archives/archive.php?id=291&month=10&day=01&year=2014Wed, 01 Oct 2014 09:00:00 -0500