Alumni News

Section of I-75 to be Renamed for Iraq War Casualty, Son of UT Employee

A ceremony will be held Saturday, September 13, in Lenoir City to rename a section of Interstate 75 in honor of the deceased son of a UT employee. The section of highway will be named in honor of Lance Corporal William C. Koprince Jr., who died while serving in the US Marine Corps in Iraq. His mother, Bernice Koprince, works in the UT Department of History.

UT Recycling Expands to Fraternity Houses

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UT’s recycling program has expanded to fraternity housing. The initiative, which launched last week, provides recycling containers in and around houses on Fraternity Park Drive. These containers are for paper, aluminum and steel cans, glass, and plastics.

Engineering Alum’s Patent Trims Hours Off of Yard Work

Alumnus Mark Arnurius invented Tarp Tow to help cut back on the hours of yard work involved in things such as tree limb removal, seen here.

It has long been said that necessity is the mother of invention. Thanks to the necessity of a College of Engineering graduate, people doing yard work the world over could save hours. Mark Arnurius was frustrated with how long it was taking him to clear refuse from trimmed trees and bushes when inspiration struck.

UT Ranked Among Top Undergraduate Schools by Forbes

UT once again is ranked among the best institutions for undergraduate education in the United States. That’s according to Forbes, the popular business magazine, which recently released its 2014 “America’s Top Colleges” list.

State Agencies Make Significant Donation to Institute for Public Service

The UT Institute for Public Service is the recipient of a $100,000 endowment from the Tennessee Municipal Bond Fund and the Tennessee County Services Loan Program. The endowment is earmarked for the internship programs at the Municipal Technical Advisory Service and the County Technical Assistance Service.

UT Mourns Passing of Seigenthaler, Who Received Honorary Doctorate Last Year

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John Seigenthaler—founding editorial director of USA Today, First Amendment champion, and freedom fighter—was laid to rest Monday in Nashville. Seigenthaler, who died Friday at the age of eighty-six, was awarded an honorary doctorate by UT’s College of Law last year. Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek granted the award, saying the Nashville native “embodies the Volunteer spirit through his words, his service, and his commitment to truth, equality, and justice.”