MBA announces upcoming community events

MBA announces upcoming community events

Posted: Thursday, September 23, 2010 12:26 pm

WCP 9.21.10 Chancellor Tom Rakes spoke to the Martin Business Association to update members on the University of Tennessee Martin campus.
Dr. Rakes stated that enrollment is up to 8,500 students. This number includes students enrolled on campus, online and high school students in the advance placements.
Transfer rates were up 20 percent for out of state students. Retention rate has doubled in sophomore and junior students, and UTM has the second highest graduation rate of colleges in Tennessee.
Cuts by the state are up by 30 percent, but an increase in enrollment has helped offset that.
UTM locations in Jackson will be moving to a new location, and the location in Selmer will be expanding. In the spring, the Fine Arts Center will expand, and the ballroom renovation is scheduled to be completed in January.
There is a $3.2 million project to replace the lights on campus and cameras installed to monitor around campus.
 Upcoming events in the community announced at the MBA meeting were:
• The C.E. Weldon Library is currently hosting a photo exhibit of Robert Nunley. Pictures are for sale, and proceeds will benefit the after school program the Martin Housing Authority provides.
• The Martin Business Association will host a Lunch and Learn at the REED Center on Sept. 29 from 12-1 p.m. Cost is $10 and includes lunch. The topic will be e-commerce. E-commerce helps businesses use the internet to sell products and build their businesses.
Pre-registration is required by Monday, Sept. 27 at the REED Center. Call 587-7333 for more information.
• Another Lunch and Learn, sponsored by the Martin Business Association, will be held at the REED Center Nov. 10 from 12-1 p.m. The seminar will be on Customer Service.
• The next Martin Business Association will be Oct. 6. Featured speaker will be Joel Flowers, and he will present the downtown SoundScape project.
• The next MBA Mix and Mingle will be held in November. Kim Longacre, from The Looking Glass, and Les McDiarmid, from The Arts Co-op, will co-sponsor the event.

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