Rope Pull

Rope Pull

The traditional Homecoming Rope Pull may not exactly tug at the heartstrings of the competitors, but it likely strains all their other body parts. Rope Pull became a part of the UT Martin Homecoming in the early 1970s. Men and women compete in the week-long elimination event. Homecoming 2012 is the first week of October.

Fine Time for Fine Arts

The new and improved Fine Arts Building will open this fall. The $14 million renovation and addition will bring all the fine arts under one roof. There will be more classrooms as well as rehearsal, performance and office spaces.

Join the Writing Club

Pencil to paper or finger to keyboard, writing stories is fun. Students in grades three to eight learn about genres such as mysteries, fairy tales and journalism at the Young Writers’ Clubhouses program that’s part of the West Tennessee Writing Project. David Carithers, assistant professor of English at UT Martin, is the project’s director. The clubhouses are held on Saturdays this fall and winter. For more information, visit

Here Comes Santa

Santa’s Village, co-sponsored by UT Martin and held on campus each year in December, is nearing 30 years old. Decorations, entertainment and holiday festivities have drawn thousands of people each year since 1984 to the event. Admission is free, but attendees bring donations of canned goods or toys.