12/11/13 9:04 am •
UT announced today an aggressive student housing redevelopment plan that will transform the student experience and accommodate the growth in student learning communities. The plan involves replacing six residence halls around Presidential Court with seven new modern facilities in five years.
12/09/13 9:12 am •
More than 1,800 undergraduate and graduate students will receive their degrees from UT this week. Commencement ceremonies will be held Thursday and Friday. The featured speaker for the undergraduate ceremony will be Jacob Hayes, a member of the graduating class.
12/12/13 9:40 am •
Students in one UT English class spent the semester learning a lot more than grammar and punctuation. This semester, English lecturer Erin Smith challenged her English 255 students to practice their public writing skills by running fund-raising campaigns for local charities. “I wanted my students to have an opportunity to learn the importance of their writing skills in the real world,” Smith said.
12/11/13 9:36 am •
The bad news: a later Thanksgiving this year means six fewer shopping days between Black Friday and Christmas. The good news, according to Ann Fairhurst, a retail professor and head of UT’s Department of Retail, Hospitality, and Tourism Management, is that consumers will likely find much better deals well into December because retailers will continue to offer steep discounts to lure shoppers in and make up for lost time.
12/10/13 3:04 pm •
UT’s new Sustainability Manager Preston Jacobsen is ready to hit the ground running. Coming from Haywood Community College in North Carolina, Jacobsen is eager to implement a variety of initiatives on the large scale afforded by the UT campus. “The pride of being a Southeastern Conference school is something that I want to tap into,” he said.
12/10/13 12:14 pm •
Brianna Rader, a Haslam Scholar and a senior in the College Scholars program from Knoxville, is an alternate for a Marshall Scholarship for graduate study in Great Britain. Rader, a graduate of Halls High School, was one of the top regional applicants for the scholarship. Being an alternate means she could still be awarded a Marshall Scholarship if a slot opens up.
12/10/13 11:53 am •
Smokey, the beloved UT mascot, will be joined on his adventures by raccoon and turtle friends in a new interactive electronic book that was released this month. Tales from Rocky Top, Volume I contains three children’s stories selected through a writing competition that took place last spring. The book is produced through the UT Rocky Top Institute.
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