Posts By: Charles Primm

Rocky Top Ready: UT Prepares to Welcome Students Back to Campus

Classes begin next week and more than 6,000 new students are expected on Rocky Top. As of today, UT is expecting 4,828 freshmen and 1,232 transfer students. Numbers change daily and aren’t final until the 14th day of class. “We’re trending to have a larger freshman class than last year,” said Kari Alldredge, vice provost for enrollment management.

New State Law Grants In-State Tuition for Military Veterans, Dependents

A new state law will enhance access to UT for military veterans, service members, and their dependents. The law waives out-of-state tuition and fees for military veterans, service members, and their dependents who are living in Tennessee and enrolled in any of the state’s colleges or universities using veterans’ educational benefits, regardless of their home of record.

As Summer Heats Up, So Do UT Campus Road Closures

Traffic Cones

With good weather and fewer people on campus, summer provides the perfect time for UT to tackle campus road projects, and this year is no exception. Almost half of Volunteer Boulevard, which runs through the heart of the campus, will be impacted this summer.

Research Week 2017: UT Music Student Finds Unique Tune in Grindcore Research

Musically speaking, Paul Royse, a senior from Knoxville in music theory and piano performance, is going where no one has gone before. His focus: grindcore, a genre of music fusing aspects of heavy metal and hardcore punk that originated in the mid-1980s but has been virtually absent in music research literature.

Social Work Dean Karen M. Sowers to Retire

Karen M. Sowers, dean of the College of Social Work, will retire from the university Aug. 15. Sowers has led the College of Social Work for 20 years and is currently the longest-serving dean at UT.

College of Nursing Invites Students, Faculty, and Staff to HealthBeat 2017 April 5

Health resources will be available to the UT community at HealthBeat 2017, a free health fair for all students, faculty, and staff. UT’s College of Nursing is joining forces with the Student Health Center and UT Medical Center for the event, which will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 5, in the Panhellenic Building.

UT to Host Events Remembering World War I April 6 and 7

UT’s Center for the Study of War and Society will remember the legacies of World War I with a series of events this spring. Programming includes two talks April 6 at the Blount County Public Library and an April 7 program at UT’s McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture.

McClung Museum to Host First Friday Open House

The McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture is partnering with the UT Center for the Study of War and Society to host a First Friday open house from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, April 7. The open house is in honor of the World War I centenary and will focus on WWI objects in the museum’s collections.