UTM RSS Feedhttp://www.utm.eduThis is the RSS Feed for UTM Headlines.en-us<![CDATA[UT Martin student team to compete April 25-26 for national Agricultural Innovation Prize]]>http://www.utm.edu/departments/univrel/archives/archive.php?id=200&month=04&day=23&year=2014http://www.utm.edu/departments/univrel/archives/archive.php?id=200&month=04&day=23&year=2014Wed, 23 Apr 2014 09:00:00 -0500<![CDATA[Mid-Continent University students invited to UT Martin 'information night' April 29 in Mayfield, Ky.]]>http://www.utm.edu/departments/univrel/archives/archive.php?id=201&month=04&day=23&year=2014http://www.utm.edu/departments/univrel/archives/archive.php?id=201&month=04&day=23&year=2014Wed, 23 Apr 2014 09:00:00 -0500<![CDATA[Campus student-operated radio station wins Platinum Award at IBS Conference]]>MARTIN, Tenn. -- WUTM, 90.3 “The Hawk,” the campus student-operated radio station, was honored with a Platinum award at the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS) national conference, held this past month at the Pennsylvania Hotel in New York City.The Platinum award is the highest honor given by the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System for overall broadcast excellence. This is the fourth consecutive year that WUTM has received this designation from the organization. The criteria for the award covers overall broadcast excellence, including operations, efficiency, effectiveness and professionalism in all areas of the station’s operations."WUTM once again has added to its award-winning tradition at the national level. While the consistency of these awards might make them seem almost routine to some, that is far from reality,” said Dr. Robert Nanney, communications department professor and chair. “These awards reflect the hard work and dedication of our talented students, day in and day out. They also reflect the vision and tradition of excellence that their adviser, Dr. Richard Robinson, has instilled in them. I could not be more proud."In addition, WUTM was a top-five finalist in 11 categories of competition, more than any other college or university in the country. This included the category of “Best College/University Radio Station in the Country” (for colleges and universities with under 10,000 enrollment). Other categories included Best Newcast, Best Spot News Story, Best Public Affairs/Event Promotion, Best Sports Play-by-Play for Basketball, Best Sports Play-by-Play for Volleyball, Best Liner/Sweeper, Best Talk Program, Best Radio Drama, Best Celebrity/Artist Interview, and Best Public Service Promotion. “This year we saw a more than 100 percent increase in the number of entries to the awards, which means the competition all around is going to be tougher. But we didn’t see a decrease in the number of finalists from WUTM, which in and of itself speaks volumes about the quality of the program Dr. Richard Robinson and his students have put together,” said Chris Thomas, the president of the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System.“To consistently be a finalist in these awards is truly an honor, and WUTM has not only been a finalist, but has won many awards as well, including Best Overall Station in 2012, which honestly makes them one of the best of the best in the entire nation.”Robinson, now a regular session presenter at the IBS national conference in New York City, made four presentations this year. He presentations included “What Can Campus Radio Do For You?; Innovative Programming; Why Different Can Be Better; University Policies and Regulations; Working with Administration; and How to Go About Station Renovations.”Robinson co-presented with Evan Sanford of the University of Redlands, Calif., WUTM program director Matt Borden, Scott Vyverman, faculty adviser from Radio DePaul, and Jacob Alderman, program director from Radio DePaul.In addition to his presentations, Robinson participated in the Faculty Advisers roundtable with five college station advisers. The group discussed issues, trends and challenges facing college radio stations today.“This was an incredibly competitive year for this national competition. But our students finished in the top five in more categories than any other college or university. The Platinum award is quite an achievement. IBS issues only a handful of those each year. This is the fourth consecutive year for WUTM to receive it, and I’m extremely proud of our students and their efforts to achieve it,” said Robinson, the faculty adviser for WUTM. ###Suggested Photo CaptionMARTIN, Tenn., April 18, 2014 – INTERNATIONAL BROADCASTING AWARDS – WUTM staff members (from left) Amy Bilger, of Martin; Matt Borden, of Martin; and MaryLynn Williams, of Franklin, show off the hardware that the radio station won this past year in the IBS national contests. The three students traveled to New York with Dr. Richard Robinson for the annual convention and awards banquet. ]]>http://www.utm.edu/departments/univrel/archives/archive.php?id=197&month=04&day=22&year=2014http://www.utm.edu/departments/univrel/archives/archive.php?id=197&month=04&day=22&year=2014Tue, 22 Apr 2014 09:00:00 -0500<![CDATA[Works of Edna Hibel on display in J. Houston Gordon Museum at UT Martin]]>http://www.utm.edu/departments/univrel/archives/archive.php?id=198&month=04&day=22&year=2014http://www.utm.edu/departments/univrel/archives/archive.php?id=198&month=04&day=22&year=2014Tue, 22 Apr 2014 09:00:00 -0500<![CDATA[Works of Edna Hibel on display in J. Houston Gordon Museum in Paul Meek Library]]>http://www.utm.edu/departments/univrel/archives/archive.php?id=199&month=04&day=22&year=2014http://www.utm.edu/departments/univrel/archives/archive.php?id=199&month=04&day=22&year=2014Tue, 22 Apr 2014 09:00:00 -0500<![CDATA[Local GPR technical trainer to serve as Sigma Xi, academic speaker]]>MARTIN, Tenn. -- The University of Tennessee at Martin chapter of Sigma Xi will be holding its annual spring banquet at 5:30 p.m., Monday, April 21, in Room 206C in the Boling University Center.The banquet and meeting will be followed by the "Ted James--Sigma Xi Memorial Lecture" at 7:30 p.m. in the Boling University Center’s Watkins Auditorium. The speaker for the lecture is Sara Gale, an archaeologist recently turned Ground-Penetrating Radar (GPR) technical trainer.Gale will also serve as UT Martin’s final academic speaker of the academic year. Her lecture is titled “Non-destructive crevasse detection in Antarctica using ground-penetrating radar.”Her lecture is sponsored by the UT Martin chapter of Sigma Xi and UT Martin Honors Programs. After graduating from Westview High School, in Martin, in 2000, she earned both a bachelor's and master's degree in anthropology, with a focus in the use of geophysical methods to map and study archaeological sites. At the University of Arkansas, where she received a B.A., her studies included the use of ground-penetrating radar, magnetic gradiometry, soil resistivity, and electromagnetic induction as survey methods. While earning her undergraduate degree, Gale worked on U.S. Civil War battlefields, historic cemeteries, historic mills, and large-scale prehistoric occupation sites. After completing her B.A., she focused on ground-penetrating radar methods and Southwestern U.S. prehistoric architecture for her M.A. at the University of Denver. For her master's thesis she used GPR to study population aggregation at a Pre-Spanish contact pueblo outside of Santa Fe, N.M. She also worked for Geophysical Investigations, Inc., an archaeology company that primarily used various geophysical methods in the Western United States to study a variety of historic and prehistoric sites.After completing her M.A. and before coming to Geophysical Survey Systems as a technical trainer, Gale worked for the Georgia Department of Transportation for seven years as a project manager and archaeologist. She also managed the Archaeology Unit's Geophysical Department. She started with GSSI in December 2012, and currently teaches in-house trainings, onsite trainings, and works on writing and updating manuals. Her classes focus on different applications including utility locating, concrete scanning, road and bridge scanning, geology and soils mapping, and advanced data processing.### ]]>http://www.utm.edu/departments/univrel/archives/archive.php?id=196&month=04&day=21&year=2014http://www.utm.edu/departments/univrel/archives/archive.php?id=196&month=04&day=21&year=2014Mon, 21 Apr 2014 09:00:00 -0500<![CDATA[Secretary of State Hargett to deliver spring commencement address at UT Martin]]>MARTIN, Tenn. – The University of Tennessee at Martin commencement will be May 3 with Secretary of State Tre Hargett delivering the commencement address. Set for 11 a.m. in the Kathleen and Tom Elam Center, 769 graduates are eligible to receive diplomas.A live commencement webcast will be available courtesy of the OVC Digital Network at http://www.ovcdigitalnetwork.com/showcase/?Live=1579.UT Martin Chancellor Dr. Tom Rakes will preside over the exercises and confer degrees. Dr. Nell Gullet, UT Alumni Association Alumni Distinguished Service Professor, will be the mace bearer, and the processional marshals will be Dr. Jefferson S. Rogers, faculty senate president; Dr. Brian Donavant, faculty senate vice president; Nancy J. Yarbrough, interim vice chancellor for finance and administration; and Andrew A. Wilson, vice chancellor for university advancement.Delana Easley, UT Martin accompanist, will perform the processional, and Tomaso Albinoni will perform special music. Immediately following commencement, a reception will be hosted in Skyhawk Fieldhouse.Hargett was elected by the Tennessee General Assembly to serve as Tennessee’s 37th Secretary of State in 2009 and re-elected in 2013. He is the chief executive officer of the department of state with oversight of more than 300 employees. He also serves on 15 boards and commissions, on two of which he is the presiding member, impacting every department and agency in state government. Since elected secretary of state, he has made it his priority to increase transparency in state government by working with his colleagues in making the proceedings of numerous boards and commissions more accessible to the public. After taking office in 2009, he took the lead in promoting a culture in state government that places a premium on customer service and leveraging technology to create efficiencies and savings for the taxpayer. Hargett continues to lead his colleagues in the department of state in setting the standard for excellence in government through promoting the core values of exceptionalism, collaboration, integrity and stewardship. In 2010, Hargett was chosen as a Henry Toll Fellow, an honor given to 40 of the nation’s top state government officials. Additionally, he is a member of the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) where he serves as president, and he serves on the board of directors of the YMCA Youth in Government program and the executive committee of the Republican Secretaries of State Committee. Previously, he served as chairman of the Tennessee Regulatory Authority. Before joining the Tennessee Regulatory Authority, he was regional vice president for a publicly traded emergency services provider. Hargett also served for 10 years in the Tennessee House of Representatives, during which time he was twice elected Republican leader by his colleagues. He was a driving force behind several measures to increase transparency in government, including increased electronic disclosure of campaign contributions and increasing the requirements of officials’ public statements of interest. Hargett earned a B.B.A. in accounting with honors from Memphis State University and his M.B.A. from the University of Memphis. A native of Ripley, he now lives in Hendersonville with his wife, Dawn, and their two sons. Each graduate will receive up to six free tickets to admit his or her guests.Overflow seating with a video and audio feed of the ceremony will be provided in the fieldhouse for all guests without tickets. Graduates can get their tickets at the Grand Finale Senior Walk on April 23 and later that afternoon immediately following the student commencement practice in the Elam Center. Tickets for graduating students will remain available in the Office of Academic Records until 4:30 p.m., May 2.Any tickets not claimed by 4:30 p.m., May 2, will be distributed to the general public at a designated area outside the Elam Center beginning at 9 a.m. before the spring commencement ceremony, May 3. ### ]]>http://www.utm.edu/departments/univrel/archives/archive.php?id=194&month=04&day=18&year=2014http://www.utm.edu/departments/univrel/archives/archive.php?id=194&month=04&day=18&year=2014Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:00:00 -0500<![CDATA[UT Martin UAC, Alumni Relations plan 'I Heart UTM Week']]>MARTIN, Tenn. – The University of Tennessee at Martin Undergraduate Alumni Council (UAC) and the Alumni Relations Office will be sponsoring the first ever I HEART UTM WEEK April 21-25.Activities during this special week will encourage and promote school affinity, love and spirit for the university. In addition to the planned activities, The Senior Walk and Grand Finale will take place on Wednesday, April 23.Other activities for the week include Philanthropy Day on Monday, April 21, Athletics Day on Tuesday, April 22; and of course Senior Appreciation Day on Wednesday, April 23; Community Day on Thursday, April 24; and I Heart UTM Day on Friday, April 25.“We are encouraging all faculty and staff to support our seniors as they walk through the Quad for one last time,” said Andrew Hart, assistant director of alumni relations and annual giving. “Show your UTM spirit today and help promote I HEART UTM WEEK,” said Hart. ]]>http://www.utm.edu/departments/univrel/archives/archive.php?id=192&month=04&day=17&year=2014http://www.utm.edu/departments/univrel/archives/archive.php?id=192&month=04&day=17&year=2014Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:00:00 -0500<![CDATA[Sign-up underway for Martin community band]]>http://www.utm.edu/departments/univrel/archives/archive.php?id=193&month=04&day=17&year=2014http://www.utm.edu/departments/univrel/archives/archive.php?id=193&month=04&day=17&year=2014Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:00:00 -0500<![CDATA['Crossfire' Co-host Van Jones receives communications department's Distinguished Alumni Award ]]>MARTIN, Tenn. — CNN’s Crossfire co-host Van Jones made the most of his visit April 14 to the University of Tennessee at Martin. He was keynote speaker at noon for the Department of Communications Awards Banquet and participated in an investigative journalism panel discussion that afternoon. His day concluded as he received the department’s Distinguished Alumni Award following a dinner hosted by department faculty members in the Dunagan Alumni Center. Jones, a Jackson, Tenn., native and a 1990 UT Martin graduate with a double major in communications and political science, is the first UT Martin journalism sequence graduate to receive the award. He later earned a law degree from Yale University and has become known internationally as both an environmental and a social activist. In 2007, Jones was named UT Martin’s Outstanding Young Alumni Award recipient.“Well, it’s good to be home,” Jones told the awards banquet audience. “ … The emotions I felt coming up here today after 24 years, it’s just hard to put into words.” He referred to Dr. Jerald Ogg, UT Martin provost, as “coach” throughout his remarks in appreciation for Ogg’s personal advice and support during and after the time Jones attended the university. In addition to having Ogg in several classes, Jones was editor of The Pacer student newspaper during the time that Ogg served as the paper’s adviser. In a 2002 story about Jones that appeared in UT Martin’s alumni magazine, Ogg said of this former student, “Van was certainly one of the most gifted students I have had the pleasure of teaching. What stood out even more than his intelligence, however, was his passion. “I was a student here (at UT Martin) in the mid-70s, and Van had the same zeal to make a difference you associate with that era.”Dr. Robert Nanney, communications department chair, has known Jones since his days as a UT Martin student. “Our students were inspired by his passion, his journey and his heart,” Nanney said. “Van has countless awards from groups across the country and beyond, but it was especially gratifying that he was truly touched to receive our department’s Distinguished Alumni Award. It meant the world to him.”Besides his association with CNN, the Los Angeles resident is president and co-founder of Rebuild the Dream, which VanJones.net says is “a platform for bottom-up, people-powered innovations to help fix the U.S. economy.” He has written two New York Times Best Sellers: The Green Collar Economy and Rebuild the Dream. In 2009, Jones was the green jobs adviser to the Obama administration. Jones also co-founded two social justice organizations: the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights and Color of Change. He has received many honors and recognitions, including the NAACP’s Image Award. ###PHOTO CAPTION: CNN’s Crossfire co-host Van Jones speaks April 14 during the annual Communications Awards Banquet. He later received the Department of Communications Distinguished Alumni Award. Jones, a Jackson, Tenn., native and a 1990 UT Martin graduate with a double major in communications and political science, is the first UT Martin journalism sequence graduate to receive the award. ]]>http://www.utm.edu/departments/univrel/archives/archive.php?id=191&month=04&day=15&year=2014http://www.utm.edu/departments/univrel/archives/archive.php?id=191&month=04&day=15&year=2014Tue, 15 Apr 2014 09:00:00 -0500<![CDATA[FCS enjoys successful site visit from accreditation team]]> MARTIN, Tenn. – The UT Martin Department of Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) has completed a successful site visit from professionals representing the Council for Accreditation of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS). The site team met (April 6-9) with various groups across the UT Martin campus as well as alumni, advisory council members and professionals who work with students during their field experiences. The resulting report commended administrators, faculty, students, alumni and advisory council members for the excellence of programs offered by FCS. The final determination of continued accreditation will be made November 2014 by the Council for Accreditation. Among those taking part in the visit were UT Marin chancellor Tom Rakes; site team: Dr. Leigh Southward, associate professor, University of Arkansas; Dr. Debbie Johnson, director of university academic programs assessment, Southeastern Louisiana University; Dr. Sue Whitaker, associate professor emerita, Ball State University; Dr. Sue Byrd, FCS department chair; and UT Martin provost and vice chancellor Jerald Ogg. ]]>http://www.utm.edu/departments/univrel/archives/archive.php?id=187&month=04&day=10&year=2014http://www.utm.edu/departments/univrel/archives/archive.php?id=187&month=04&day=10&year=2014Thu, 10 Apr 2014 09:00:00 -0500<![CDATA[Engineering professor named Featured Faculty Scholar]]>MARTIN, Tenn. – Dr. Somsak Sukittanon, a professor in the Department of Engineering, will be this semester’s featured faculty scholar at the University of Tennessee at Martin.A reception to honor Sukittanon was held Thursday, April 10, in the Paul Meek Library. Sukittanon’s work will be on display in the library until the end of the semester.Sukittanon’s career at UT Martin began in 2007 as an assistant professor. He was promoted to professor in 2013. Sukittanon received his B.S. in telecommunication engineering at King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang in Thailand in 1994. In 1999, he received his M.S. in electrical engineering and his Ph.D. in 2004, both from the University of Washington. ### ]]>http://www.utm.edu/departments/univrel/archives/archive.php?id=188&month=04&day=10&year=2014http://www.utm.edu/departments/univrel/archives/archive.php?id=188&month=04&day=10&year=2014Thu, 10 Apr 2014 09:00:00 -0500<![CDATA[Teenager wins UT Martin Color Dash 5K]]>MARTIN, Tenn. – Sixteen-year-old Donovan Davis won this year’s UT Martin ROTC AND SHAPE Club Color Dash 5K this past weekend in Martin.The 16-year-old finished 25 seconds ahead of 45-year-old Randy Davis. Chase Carden, 15 years-old, was third, while Chase Mitchell, 25-years old, was fourth and Joe Konkol, 55, was fifth. Just over four minutes separate Donovan Davis from Konkol. Participants had to run the nature trail that goes around the UT Martin Recreation Center twice.This is the second year UT Martin’s ROTC was involved in the run and the SHAPE Club’s ninth year.Sponsors for this year’s Color Dash included Brown and Williams Chiropractic, Christian Family Medicine, Volunteer Computer, Hinds Medical Clinic, Domino’s Pizza, Martin Orthopedics, MTD, La Cabana, Greater Harvest Church of God in Christ, the UT Martin Department of Health and Human Performance, Majestic Steak House, Higher Ground, Sidelines, The Marble Shop, J Marlins Salon and Spa, Van’s Pharmacy, Medical Rentals, Inc., Johnson Motor Coach, Vicki’s Designer Touch, The Reserve at Martin, UT Martin ROTC Senior Class and the Wesley Foundation.### ]]>http://www.utm.edu/departments/univrel/archives/archive.php?id=189&month=04&day=10&year=2014http://www.utm.edu/departments/univrel/archives/archive.php?id=189&month=04&day=10&year=2014Thu, 10 Apr 2014 09:00:00 -0500<![CDATA[UT Martin remains among safest Tennessee public universities]]>http://www.utm.edu/departments/univrel/archives/archive.php?id=190&month=04&day=10&year=2014http://www.utm.edu/departments/univrel/archives/archive.php?id=190&month=04&day=10&year=2014Thu, 10 Apr 2014 09:00:00 -0500<![CDATA[Faculty, administrators fight the battle against cancer]]>MARTIN, Tenn. – Drs. Victoria Seng, Jeff McCullough and Desiree McCullough dressed up like characters in the Harry Potter movies and participated in the UT Martin Student Relay for Life recently. More than 480 people and 36 teams participated in the Relay for Life event. The group raised more than $24,000 and the deadline for all fundraising is Aug. 31. Seng and McCullough served as the advisors for the student Relay for Life, which was held in the Kathleen and Tom Elam Center. Both Seng and Desiree McCullough are cancer survivors.### ]]>http://www.utm.edu/departments/univrel/archives/archive.php?id=185&month=04&day=09&year=2014http://www.utm.edu/departments/univrel/archives/archive.php?id=185&month=04&day=09&year=2014Wed, 09 Apr 2014 09:00:00 -0500<![CDATA[Bass anglers find success on nearby Kentucky Lake]]> MARTIN, Tenn. – Senior Dylan Powley, of Paris, and sophomore Hayden Smith, of Dickson County, both members of the University of Tennessee at Martin bass fishing team, won the recent Big Bass Splash on Kentucky Lake.The Big Bass Splash is one of the stops on the Tennessee Collegiate Bass Fishing Trail. The tandem caught about 19 pounds of fish using Strike King lures, specifically the red-eye shad lure.Powley finished among the top eight in a session of the Cabela’s Collegiate Bass Fishing Series, also on Kentucky Lake this past weekend.Also finishing among the top five in a session of the Cabela’s Collegiate Bass Fishing Series was Sydney Taylor, of Jackson. ### ]]>http://www.utm.edu/departments/univrel/archives/archive.php?id=186&month=04&day=09&year=2014http://www.utm.edu/departments/univrel/archives/archive.php?id=186&month=04&day=09&year=2014Wed, 09 Apr 2014 09:00:00 -0500<![CDATA[Seeing South Sudan offers a look at world's youngest nation through eyes of two Africans]]>http://www.utm.edu/departments/univrel/archives/archive.php?id=182&month=04&day=07&year=2014http://www.utm.edu/departments/univrel/archives/archive.php?id=182&month=04&day=07&year=2014Mon, 07 Apr 2014 09:00:00 -0500<![CDATA['Hidden child' speaks about preserving the legacy at UT Martin]]> MARTIN, Tenn. – The University of Tennessee at Martin Honors Program and the Department of History and Philosophy are teaming up to sponsor Sonja Dubois, an academic speaker, at 7:30 p.m., April 9, in the Boling University Center’s Watkins Auditorium.Dubois was less than 2 years old when she became a “hidden child.” Her parents were deported to a concentration camp and became victims of the Holocaust. “Our families paid the price for the hatred and racism instigated by one man,” Dubois said. “Only by speaking against racism can we change the future.”Dubois’ speech is titled “Preserving the Legacy.” ### ]]>http://www.utm.edu/departments/univrel/archives/archive.php?id=183&month=04&day=07&year=2014http://www.utm.edu/departments/univrel/archives/archive.php?id=183&month=04&day=07&year=2014Mon, 07 Apr 2014 09:00:00 -0500<![CDATA[UT Martin dance ensemble set for spring show; Collage Dance Collective ready for special performance]]> MARTIN, Tenn. – The University of Tennessee at Martin Dance Ensemble will perform their spring dance concert, ESCAPÉ, at 8 p.m., Thursday and Friday, April 10 and 11 at the Harriet Fulton Theater in the Fine Arts Building on campus.Tickets for this dance concert are sold at the door only, beginning at 7 pm. The house opens at 7:30 pm. Call (731) 881-7400 for more information. Collage Dance Collective, of Memphis, will give a special performance during the Friday, April 11, show.All choreographers are students in the K-12 dance education licensure program as part of the Department of Visual &Theatre Arts.Choreographers include Carly Hill, Shannon Jester, Rachel Parsons, Marcye Dockery, Kendel Dixon, Michaela’ Elliott, Ciera Fielding, Erin Windham and Emily Summerville.Hill, from Jackson, danced at a ballet studio, Pat Brown School of Dance. She transferred to UT Martin from Belmont because of the dance program. “I wanted dance to be the biggest part of my life.”“I love to dance because it’s the only way I can truly express myself,” Hill said.Hill’s work is about brokenness and strength, and moving on. “It’s something we can all relate to and have probably experienced. I like to create choreography that affects people’s lives.”Dixon, from nearby Trenton, is co-choreographing with Dockery. The dance is about standing up for what you believe in whether it is against rape, murder, cheating or whatever. “Our dance is a true piece and it is a fight within we all have to dwell with every single day. It is just up to you to make a difference.” ]]>http://www.utm.edu/departments/univrel/archives/archive.php?id=184&month=04&day=07&year=2014http://www.utm.edu/departments/univrel/archives/archive.php?id=184&month=04&day=07&year=2014Mon, 07 Apr 2014 09:00:00 -0500<![CDATA[Dr. Verna Ruffin is keynote speaker for African American Leadership Conference, April 22, in Jackson]]>www.utm.edu/weststar by selecting the “conferences and events” link. Credit cards are accepted online, and checks can be made payable to WestStar-UT Martin, 321 Hall-Moody Administration Bldg., Martin, TN 38238.Call the WestStar Leadership Program at 731-881-7298 for additional information, or e-mail Virginia Grimes at vgrimes@utm.edu.### ]]>http://www.utm.edu/departments/univrel/archives/archive.php?id=181&month=04&day=04&year=2014http://www.utm.edu/departments/univrel/archives/archive.php?id=181&month=04&day=04&year=2014Fri, 04 Apr 2014 09:00:00 -0500<![CDATA[Campus student-operated radio station wins Platinum Award at IBS Conference in New York]]>http://www.utm.edu/departments/univrel/archives/archive.php?id=195&month=04&day=04&year=2014http://www.utm.edu/departments/univrel/archives/archive.php?id=195&month=04&day=04&year=2014Fri, 04 Apr 2014 09:00:00 -0500<![CDATA[Bettie Graham Special Education seminar set for UT Martin]]>MARTIN, Tenn. – The University of Tennessee at Martin’s College of Education, Health, and Behavioral Sciences will host the Bettie Graham Special Education Seminar from 5 – 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, in the Boling University Center’s Watkins Auditorum.Dr. Robert Williamson will talk about “Teaching Them All: Using Common Technologies to Implement Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in Teaching Common-Core Standards Both Inside and Outside Inclusive Classrooms.”One of the topics to be covered include how to use technologies such as Google Suite and common (non-smart) cell phones to enhance the way people differentiate instruction to motivate and facilitate the acquisition of Common Core Standards for diverse 21st Century students.Participants will also learn how to meet the diverse learning needs of all their students via the hands-on, fast paced, ed-tech seminar. Participants are encouraged to bring their laptops and cell phones.Williamson is an assistant professor of special education at the University of Memphis. He earned his MAT in teaching and doctorate in education from the University of Memphis. His research interests involve mobile teaching and learning, ubiquitous mobile supports for students with disabilities, educator preparation and teacher/community collaboration with an emphasis on school-to-adult life transition.Continuing education credits are available at this seminar for $10. Request forms will be available at the seminar.The Bettie Graham Seminar Series on diagnosis and early intervention of learning difficulties is made possible through a generous endowment given by Newell and Bettie Graham. ### ]]>http://www.utm.edu/departments/univrel/archives/archive.php?id=178&month=04&day=01&year=2014http://www.utm.edu/departments/univrel/archives/archive.php?id=178&month=04&day=01&year=2014Tue, 01 Apr 2014 09:00:00 -0500<![CDATA[Phi Kappa Phi initiation ceremony, banquet set for April 8]]>MARTIN, Tenn. – The University of Tennessee at Martin Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi will initiate its newest members during a ceremony at 6 p.m., April 8, in the Watkins Auditorium of the Boling University Center.The ceremony will include junior and senior students, as well as graduate students and faculty members. The new 2014-15 chapter officers will also be recognized.The ceremony will be followed by a banquet at 6:30 p.m. in the Duncan Ballroom, also in the Boling University Center. Tickets are $20 and are available at the University Center Information Desk on the second floor through Friday, April 4. The 2014 speaker is UT Martin chancellor emeritus Nick Dunagan who was the eighth chancellor of UT Martin, presiding in office from 2001 to 2007. Dunagan began his work at UT Martin in 1973 as director of development. His most recent job assignments included executive vice chancellor, vice chancellor for student affairs, and vice chancellor for development and administration. He has also served as interim chancellor three times (1985-86, 1997-98, 2000-01), and he served as executive director of WestStar, the university's regional leadership program for West Tennessee. He is a member of the executive committee of Weakley County's Education Edge program and is a member of the Martin Economic Development Council. A native of Caruthersville, Mo., Dunagan is a 1968 UT Martin graduate, a 1971 graduate of the University of Missouri School of Law, and received a doctorate in higher education administration in 1990 from Vanderbilt University. He is a retired colonel in the Tennessee Army National Guard and is an active member in the Martin First United Methodist Church.The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi was founded more than 100 years ago and is America’s oldest all-discipline college honor society. It awards more than $700,000 each year to outstanding members for further academic study.Both events are open to the public. For more information, contact Dr. Becky Cox, chapter public relations officer, by email at beckyc@utm.edu. ]]>http://www.utm.edu/departments/univrel/archives/archive.php?id=179&month=04&day=01&year=2014http://www.utm.edu/departments/univrel/archives/archive.php?id=179&month=04&day=01&year=2014Tue, 01 Apr 2014 09:00:00 -0500<![CDATA[Phi Kappa Phi initiation ceremony, banquet set for April 8; Chancellor Emeritus Nick Dunagan is speaker]]>MARTIN, Tenn. – The University of Tennessee at Martin Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi will initiate its newest members during a ceremony at 6 p.m., April 8, in the Watkins Auditorium of the Boling University Center.The ceremony will include junior and senior students, as well as graduate students and faculty members. The new 2014-15 chapter officers will also be recognized.The ceremony will be followed by a banquet at 6:30 p.m. in the Duncan Ballroom, also in the Boling University Center. Tickets are $20 and are available at the University Center Information Desk on the second floor through Friday, April 4. The 2014 speaker is UT Martin chancellor emeritus Nick Dunagan who was the eighth chancellor of UT Martin, presiding in office from 2001 to 2007. Dunagan began his work at UT Martin in 1973 as director of development. His most recent job assignments included executive vice chancellor, vice chancellor for student affairs, and vice chancellor for development and administration. He has also served as interim chancellor three times (1985-86, 1997-98, 2000-01), and he served as executive director of WestStar, the university's regional leadership program for West Tennessee. He is a member of the executive committee of Weakley County's Education Edge program and is a member of the Martin Economic Development Council. A native of Caruthersville, Mo., Dunagan is a 1968 UT Martin graduate, a 1971 graduate of the University of Missouri School of Law, and received a doctorate in higher education administration in 1990 from Vanderbilt University. He is a retired colonel in the Tennessee Army National Guard and is an active member in the Martin First United Methodist Church.The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi was founded more than 100 years ago and is America’s oldest all-discipline college honor society. It awards more than $700,000 each year to outstanding members for further academic study.Both events are open to the public. For more information, contact Dr. Becky Cox, chapter public relations officer, by email at beckyc@utm.edu. ]]>http://www.utm.edu/departments/univrel/archives/archive.php?id=180&month=04&day=01&year=2014http://www.utm.edu/departments/univrel/archives/archive.php?id=180&month=04&day=01&year=2014Tue, 01 Apr 2014 09:00:00 -0500<![CDATA[Shaw to speak at Joseph Campbell Foundation Mythological Roundtable]]>http://www.utm.edu/departments/univrel/archives/archive.php?id=175&month=03&day=31&year=2014http://www.utm.edu/departments/univrel/archives/archive.php?id=175&month=03&day=31&year=2014Mon, 31 Mar 2014 09:00:00 -0500<![CDATA[Who's Who awards, student organization honors to be presented Sunday, April 6]]>http://www.utm.edu/departments/univrel/archives/archive.php?id=176&month=03&day=31&year=2014http://www.utm.edu/departments/univrel/archives/archive.php?id=176&month=03&day=31&year=2014Mon, 31 Mar 2014 09:00:00 -0500<![CDATA[UT Martin presents Weakley County United Way with more than $10,000]]>Martin, Tenn. – UT Martin Chancellor Tom Rakes (left) presents Charley Deal, the chairman of Weakley County’s United Way drive, with a check for $10,378.42. The donation represents gifts and pledges from university employees for the 2014 United Way campaign. UT Martin has increased its giving percentage by more than 109 percent over the past three years. Weakley county’s United Way has set the goal for this year’s campaign at $150,000 to help fund local service agencies and united way partners. Money raised locally stays locally and is allocated by the local community impact team. For information about making a gift to Weakley County’s United Way campaign, contact Deal at (731) 881-7610.### ]]>http://www.utm.edu/departments/univrel/archives/archive.php?id=177&month=03&day=31&year=2014http://www.utm.edu/departments/univrel/archives/archive.php?id=177&month=03&day=31&year=2014Mon, 31 Mar 2014 09:00:00 -0500<![CDATA[AGR Noble Ruler selected to serve fraternity's national board]]>MARTIN, Tenn. – Dakota Brasher has never been on an airplane, but that hasn’t stopped him from traveling all over the United States.Next week, Brasher, who calls Reagan home, will get on his first airplane in Memphis and fly to Des Moines, Iowa, for the Alpha Gamma Rho National Board Meeting.“This is my first plane ride,” Brasher said. “I have been all over the country, but never on a plane.”Brasher, who graduated from Scotts Hill High School, also is the first brother from the Alpha Upsilon chapter at the University of Tennessee at Martin to serve a one-year term as an undergraduate director for the national fraternity. He serves the local chapter as the noble ruler (president).The animal science major raises cattle with his grandfather when he’s not in school at UT Martin. To be exact, Brasher has traveled the country raising Hereford cattle. He is president of the Tennessee Junior Hereford Association.“I am pretty excited about this first meeting,” Brasher said.Brasher must be in Des Moines before 2:30 p.m., Thursday, April 3. ]]>http://www.utm.edu/departments/univrel/archives/archive.php?id=174&month=03&day=27&year=2014http://www.utm.edu/departments/univrel/archives/archive.php?id=174&month=03&day=27&year=2014Thu, 27 Mar 2014 09:00:00 -0500<![CDATA[ROTC, SHAPE Club to host 5K color dash, fun run]]>MARTIN, Tenn. – The University of Tennessee at Martin ROTC and SHAPE Club will be hosting a 5K color dash and fun run at 9 a.m., April 5, at Kathleen and Tom Elam Center on the UT Martin campus.The event will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project and the Community Basketball Project. Awards will be given overall and by age divisions. Door prizes will also be given away. Pre-registration ends March 29, with the cost being $15. The cost to register the day of the race will be $20, with registration beginning at 7:30 a.m. that morning. To preregister online, visit https://www.raceit.com/Register/?event=25949. ### ]]>http://www.utm.edu/departments/univrel/archives/archive.php?id=173&month=03&day=26&year=2014http://www.utm.edu/departments/univrel/archives/archive.php?id=173&month=03&day=26&year=2014Wed, 26 Mar 2014 09:00:00 -0500<![CDATA[39th annual International Cafe' set for Monday, March 31 at UT Martin]]>MARTIN, Tenn. – The University of Tennessee at Martin international students will present an international café from noon to 1:30 p.m., Monday, March 31, in the Boling University Center’s Duncan Ballroom.“Come and taste authentic, international cuisine and meet out international students at the 39th annual International Café’,” said Brandy Hudson, one of the instructors with International Programs and International Admissions.“We expect to have booths set up featuring dishes courtesy of the German, Japanese and Spanish clubs, as well as from Korean, Saudi Arabian and Thai students.”Many of the clubs use the international café as a fund-raising event for their projects.Hudson said prices are reasonable and will vary. All prices are set by the various individual clubs. ### ]]>http://www.utm.edu/departments/univrel/archives/archive.php?id=172&month=03&day=25&year=2014http://www.utm.edu/departments/univrel/archives/archive.php?id=172&month=03&day=25&year=2014Tue, 25 Mar 2014 09:00:00 -0500