In a ceremony on October 4 at the Student Union, Jim Duensing, chief financial officer of Caterpillar Financial Services, and Paul Shore, vice president of talent acquisition for Pilot Flying J, helped dedicate interview rooms named in honor of their respective companies within the university’s Center for Career Development.
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Karen Sullivan-Vance is the new associate vice provost for student success. In this role, she will provide campus-level oversight of the university’s centralized student success units.
Daylight saving time comes to an end Sunday, November 5, so before turning out the lights Saturday night, remember to set your clock back one hour. Theresa Lee, dean of UT’s College of Arts and Sciences and professor of psychology, said the one-hour shift will be easy to make but it may take a day or two to adjust.
UT welcomes football fans and alumni to campus Saturday for Homecoming. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. EDT for the Volunteers’ game against the Golden Eagles of the University of Southern Mississippi. The SEC Network will televise the game.
Longtime University Center and Student Union Director Jim Dittrich passed away Thursday, October 26, after a courageous battle with cancer. He served the university for 29 years before retiring in early 2017 due to declining health. He is remembered by many UT staff, faculty, and students for his dedication and his love for the university and its students.
The UT Stormwater Management office was recently recognized as the Organization of the Year by the Tennessee Stormwater Association. UT was selected for the award from more than 100 organizations statewide.
Will Clifft, a May 2017 graduate, has received a Fulbright award to be an English teaching assistant in Brazil, pushing UT’s number of recipients for this academic year to 10.
Students from UT’s Haslam College of Business will host the second Hands Across the Water walk at 3 p.m. Sunday, October 29, at Circle Park, 1345 Circle Park Drive. Registration for the walk begins at 2 p.m.
During the 20th century, the Tennessee Valley Authority used water power to transform the region’s society, economy, and culture. Those efforts will be the topic of a lecture delivered by a professor Tore Olsson on Tuesday, October 24.
Zue Webster Alvarez, Nidia Alvarez Hidalgo, Valerie Cadena Rivera, Daniel Merced, Kanisha Jimenez, and Carolina Pons-Martinez—UT students from Puerto Rico—are struggling to focus on their lives here in Knoxville knowing loved ones on the island are dealing with the aftermath of hurricanes Irma and Maria.