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John Antun, assistant professor in the retail, hospitality and tourism management department and director of the Culinary Institute at UT Knoxville, is the Tennessee Hospitality Educator of the Year. The award was presented to Antun earlier this month at the annual meeting and trade show of the Tennessee Hospitality Association.
UT Knoxville and its programs continue to be counted among the nation’s top public universities, according to U.S. News and World Report?s 2010 undergraduate rankings. UT Knoxville ranked 52nd among all public universities and 106th among all national universities, up two spots from last year in the list that includes 262 American universities offering bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees.
Vern Granger, who has worked in admissions at North Carolina State University since 1998, has been named the new undergraduate admissions director for UT Knoxville. Granger will start on Sept. 21. He will direct efforts to recruit undergraduate students to UT Knoxville.
Campus community members and visitors will notice changes in parking, with new areas opening and others closing to make way for construction projects, and a new look for the university’s Parking and Transit Services Office.
When the class of ’84 graduated, the Apple Macintosh computer had just been introduced, and the space shuttle Discovery flew its inaugural mission. Now as Apples and iPods rule the marketplace and Discovery is about to launch for the 37th time, the class of ’84 is invited back for their 25-year class reunion. The 25th anniversary celebration is sponsored by the UT Knoxville Alumni Association and will be held Sept. 4-5 on the Knoxville campus. The classes of 1982 and 1983 also are invited to attend.
As the new school year begins, the Korn Learning, Assessment and Social Skill (KLASS) Center at UT Knoxville is prepared to see students, from preschool to college, who have academic or social problems that prevent them from succeeding in school. The KLASS Center was launched early last year after the college received a $2 million gift from UT supporters Pam and Tom Korn to open a center dedicated to helping students who are struggling in school.
Life on the UT Knoxville campus will be bustling once again as students return to campus this weekend for the 2009-2010 academic year. Welcome Week kicks off Saturday, Aug. 15, as new and returning students move into residence halls and many social and academic-based activities begin. Classes start Wednesday, Aug. 19. Welcome Week activities ranging from the annual freshman picnic and sorority and fraternity recruitment to more academically minded Light the Torch sessions.
If you’re looking for UT Knoxville’s famous Rock, just glance diagonally across the street. The 98.5-ton hunk of Knox dolomite — a beloved landmark and venue for student self-expression on the UT Knoxville campus for decades — was moved over the summer to make way for the construction of a new 109,242-square-foot Student Health Center, set to begin this fall. The Rock now sits near the intersection of Volunteer Boulevard and Pat Head Summitt Street, near the Music Building.
This summer, Smokey crossed the finish line in his worldwide trek called “Where in the World is Smokey?” The challenge debuted two years ago as a way to draw attention to UT’s Ready for the World initiative. Smokey has visited all seven continents, 55 countries and now, after stopping in Mississippi, all 50 states.