UT, in partnership with Knox County Schools, has added Inskip Elementary School as the newest member of its University-Assisted Community Schools initiative.
After almost forty years of teaching at the University of Tennessee, Professor David Northington will retire at the end of the 2015–16 academic year. He will celebrate by performing a tribute to Chopin at one of his final concerts on Sunday.
In conjunction with the current exhibit, Embodying Enlightenment: Buddhist Art of the Himalayas, the McClung Museum will host a lecture and a calm abiding meditation session at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, November 8.
UT welcomes fans to campus Saturday for the football game against University of South Carolina. Kickoff is set for 4:00 p.m. EST for the Volunteers’ game against the Gamecocks. Gates open at 2:00 p.m. The SEC Network will televise the game.
This year, thousands of students, alumni, faculty, and staff will show their Volunteer spirit during Homecoming, scheduled for November 8–14. The Vols will take on the University of North Texas at noon Saturday, November 14, in Neyland Stadium.
UT senior Hailey Myatt joined a barbershop music group last year after responding to a Facebook message from three members searching for a bass singer to complete their quartet in St. Louis, Missouri. Last month, her group placed eighth in the world at the Sweet Adelines International Quartet Finals in Las Vegas.
Mark McNeely, owner and senior partner of McNeely Pigott and Fox, will receive the 2015 Donald G. Hileman Alumni Award from the College of Communication and Information at its awards and scholarship donation appreciation banquet at 6:30 p.m. Friday, November 6.
A noted educational researcher, an accomplished business leader, and a pioneering historian will be honored in this year’s African American Trailblazer Series.
The Associated Press reports that UT alumnus and Knoxville native John Cullum has had a New York theater named in his honor. The American Theatre of Actors and The Araca Group renamed the off-Broadway repertory theater company’s largest venue, on 54th Street in Manhattan, in Cullum’s honor on October 16.
UTSI alumnus Scott Kelly will perform a six-hour space walk to repair the International Space Station.