‘Peace, Love and Skyhawks’ the week’s theme at UTM

‘Peace, Love and Skyhawks’ the week’s theme at UTM

Posted: Friday, September 21, 2012 6:00 pm

The Messenger 09.21.12

The University of Tennessee at Martin will celebrate its 2012 homecoming with the theme “Peace, Love and Skyhawks” Oct. 1-7 at the university’s main campus.
Homecoming 2012 will include the rope pull, pyramid building competitions and a pep rally, among other events. Quad City’s live music, kid’s carnival, reunion and college tents, a petting farm, carnival games, food and fellowship will be a focal point from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Oct. 16 in the Quad.
At 2 p.m. Oct. 6, the Skyhawks will face Eastern Illinois University at Hardy M. Graham Stadium.
The community is also invited to participate in the unveiling of three new bronze statues at 10 a.m. Oct. 6 outside the main entrance to the Kathleen and Tom Elam Center. The privately-funded statues will be loose likenesses of retired women’s athletic director Bettye Giles, head coach emeritus of the UT Lady Vols and UT Martin alumnae Pat Head Summitt and the late UT Martin women’s basketball coach Nadine Gearin. UT President Joe DiPietro will be on hand, along with several members past and present of Summitt’s staff and players.
The following is a schedule of events for homecoming week:
Oct. 1
4 p.m. — Rope pull, Pacer Pond
Oct. 2
4 p.m. — Rope pull, Pacer Pond
7 p.m. — Lip sync show, Pacer Pond
8:45  p.m. — Homecoming court announcement, Pacer Pond
Oct. 3
4 p.m. — Rope pull, Pacer Pond
Oct. 4
4 p.m. – Rope Pull, Pacer Pond

7 p.m. — Public Relations Student Society of America’s “Womanless Beauty Revue,” Watkins Auditorium, Boling University Center
Oct. 5
3:30 p.m. — Rope pull championship, Pacer Pond
7 p.m. — Pyramid and pep rally, Elam Center ($2 admission)
7:30 p.m. — Dessert Evening, Central Baptist Church (admission charge)
Oct. 6
7:30 a.m. — Letterwinner’s Breakfast and Hall of Fame Inductions, Elam Center Concourse
8:30 a.m. — Campus recreation former employee reunion, Student Recreation Center
10 a.m. — Dedication of “Coaches” statues area, Elam Center main entrance
10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. — Quad City, featuring Beatles tribute band The Return
11 a.m. — Skyhawk football team’s Skyhawk Walk and Memory Lap, Quad near Paul Meek Library
2 p.m. — Skyhawks vs. Eastern Illinois University, Hardy M. Graham Stadium
5:30 p.m. — Softball reunion, Bettye Giles Field
5:30 p.m. — Young Alumni reception, Opera House, downtown Martin
7 p.m. — NPHC Step Show, Elam Center
7:30 p.m. — Dessert Evening, Central Baptist Church (admission charge)
Oct. 7
10 a.m. — “Walk in the Quad”
10:30 a.m. — Homecoming brunch, Skyhawk Dining Hall, Boling University Center
For more information, visit www.utmforever.com.

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