First Day of Session UT Interim President Randy Boyd and UT Knoxville Chancellor Donde Plowman were on hand in Nashville to welcome members back for the legislative session. The two leaders made numerous visits on Tuesday, Jan. 14 to advocate for funding for the Oak Ridge Institute (ORI) and the UT Institute of Agriculture … Continued

State Issues

UT Martin ROTC to Remain Open, Add Partnership

From The Jackson Sun: Following recent notification from the United States Army, the University of Tennessee at Martin’s ROTC program will remain open, according to a news release. Skyhawk Battalion was one of 13 student programs notified in 2013 of possible closure this year. The university’s first ROTC unit was established in 1952. Since then, … Continued

State Issues

House Speaker Beth Harwell To Tour UT Martin Parsons Center

Tennessee House Speaker Beth Harwell (R-Nashville) will make her first visit to the UT Martin Parsons Center at 4:30 p.m., Monday, June 2. A tour of the new West Tennessee Healthcare Foundation Nursing Wing that will open in August is the focus of her visit to the center. The expansion will house the university’s Bachelor … Continued

Advocacy Events

UT Martin Parsons Center Groundbreaking Set for July 22

MARTIN, Tenn. – A groundbreaking ceremony is set for 10 a.m., Monday, July 22, for the expansion that will house the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at the UT Martin Parsons Center in Decatur County beginning in fall 2014. Governor Bill Haslam, UT Martin Chancellor Tom Rakes and other officials are scheduled to attend … Continued

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