At the college level
Posted: Wednesday, September 14, 2011 11:27 am
The Messenger 09.14.11
UT Martin celebrates
The University of Tennessee at Martin is continuing a year-long celebration of desegregation with special events Thursday.
A dedication ceremony will be held in Unity Circle, north of Clement Hall, at 2 p.m. A photo gallery and reception will follow in Boling University Center beginning at 3 p.m.
The honorees are Jessie Arnold Pryor and Beverly Polk Echols.
Ms. Pryor was the first African-American student to enroll at UTM, marking the beginning of desegregation. Ms. Echols was the first African-American student to graduate from UTM in June 1964.
The University of Tennessee at Martin Department of Music will host percussion clinician Bret Kuhn from 2-5 p.m. Friday in Hardy Graham Stadium.
Kuhn will conduct a marching percussion workshop, using the Skyhawk marching band percussion section as his demonstration group. The clinic is free and open to the public.
Bands to compete
The University of Tennessee at Martin Skyhawk Marching Band will host the 10th annual Skyhawk Marching Band Invitational 2:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday at Graham Stadium.
Thirteen bands from Tennessee and Kentucky will compete before nationally-renowned judges.
Admission will be $8 for adults, including UTM students, and $4 for children ages 4 years and younger. Concessions will be available.
The University of Tennes-see at Martin Department of Visual and Theatre Arts will host a clogging workshop with professional percussive clogger Dalton Akins 1-3 p.m. Saturday in the Elam Center Dance Studio.
Akins is a guest of the UT Martin Dance Education Program and will highlight both contemporary and traditional clogging styles. The workshop is free and open to the public.
Chinese play set
Murray State University’s Department of Theatre will present “Sanjie: A Chinese Myth” Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in the Robert E. Johnson Theatre on the main campus of Murray (Ky.) State University.
“Sanjie” is a short play inspired by Chinese shadow puppet theatre tradition.
Tickets will be sold at the door and can also be reserved online by viewing the Department of Theatre’s online ticketing site at www.murraystatetickets.com.