University of Tennessee at Martin

UTM Grad/Advocate Continues Marching

Marching down the historic streets of Memphis that so many have marched before, you can hear the familiar chanting of a crowd ranging in gender, age, and social classes. Up front, University of Tennessee at Martin graduate, Amber Sherman, leads the hundreds gathered in her favorite protest cheer. As she shouts, “What does Democracy look…

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Young Talent Performs to Benefit Local Arts Ed

Billed as the Emerging Youth Benefit Concert, a first-time partnership with Martin’s Town and Gown and the University of Tennessee at Martin music program on Monday night, saw young but seasoned performers taking the stage to support the arts in Weakley County. Harrison Finks and Evie Grace Fowler belied the event’s title as they quickly…

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Weakley School Board Hears Arts Request and Sets Graduation

Heavy rains and flooding roads did not deter the Weakley County School Board members, Gleason School faculty and staff and supporters of the arts from attending last week’s monthly meeting where reports on security, requests for new positions and setting a graduation date were on the agenda. Gleason principal Lee Lawrence welcomed the standing-room only…

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Story Project Seeks WC Training School Storytellers

When the families of the Weakley County Training School reunite for the annual homecoming events in Martin in August, the laughter and sometimes tears erupting around picnic spots in the park or formal dining tables are hints of the power of memories shared and celebrated. Two women want to ensure that at least some of…

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Advocates Launch Weakley Arts Can

If a growing group of arts advocates succeed, Weakley Arts Can will be more than just a slogan; it will be the reality that translates into academic and economic gains throughout the county. What began as research in response to parents in the Martin area voicing concerns about the lack of music and art opportunities…

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Thailand Trip offers Violins for Hope

The following account was written by Angela D. Ammerman, PhD, is an Assistant Professor at the University of Tennessee at Martin, the Coordinator of Music Education, and Director of the UT Martin Orchestra.   The children didn’t speak English and they did not own any instruments, but they did understand a smile, the tilt of your…

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