Posts By: Lola Alapo

Fall 2013 Vol Court Kicks Off October 1

Got a business idea but don’t know how to turn it into reality? Students, staff and faculty, and community members are invited to attend the fall 2013 Vol Court, which kicks off Tuesday, October 1. The program, which runs through November 5, provides budding entrepreneurs the tools to start and grow their businesses. The final session will be a pitch competition where top presenters or teams will win cash prizes and valuable free business services.

Faculty, Staff, Alumni Invited to Participate in Judging Wines of the South Contest

The UT Wines of the South competition is back this year and for the first time, the average consumer will have the chance to be a judge. Faculty, staff, and alumni are invited to participate in the event, which will begins at 5:15 p.m. on Saturday, October 12, at the UT Conference Center. The discounted price is $49.

UT Faculty, Staff, Alumni to Read Their Poetry at Ijams September 22

Six acclaimed writers with connections to UT will read and perform their work at Ijams Nature Center on Sunday, September 22. “Letters to the Earth: Songs and Poems of Conservation” will feature Jesse Graves, Marilyn Kallet, Jeff Daniel Marion, Linda Parsons Marion, R. B. Morris, and Arthur Smith. They are all either UT faculty, staff, or alumni.

Eat, Pray, Love Author, Former UT Writer-in-Residence, to appear at Tennessee Theatre November 2

Elizabeth Gilbert became a writer-in-residence at UT after an epic journey around the world that would inspire her 2006 memoir Eat, Pray, Love and a subsequent movie of the same title. While at UT in spring 2005, she was a visiting writer in the Department of English and taught a class called “Location, Location, Location: Sense of Place in Fiction.” Gilbert returns to Knoxville for one evening this fall and will appear at the historic Tennessee Theatre.

Effort Under way to Establish Endowment in Memory of Culinary Institute Founder

An effort is under way to establish an endowment scholarship fund in memory of John M. Antun, founder of the UT Culinary Institute. Wanda Costen, an associate professor in the Department of Retail, Hospitality, and Tourism Management, made the first contribution to the fund this summer. She presented a $1,000 check to Antun’s widow, Lola Antun.