Four UT faculty members have been selected as fellows for the Southeastern Conference’s 2013–2014 Academic Leadership Development Program. UT’s fellows are Susan M. Benner, associate dean in the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences; Joanne M. Hall, professor in the College of Nursing; Veerle Keppens, associate dean for faculty affairs in the College of Engineering; and Annette L. Ranft, associate dean in the College of Business Administration.
Before heading into Neyland Stadium to watch the Vols vs. South Alabama football game on Saturday, fans are invited to the Pregame Showcase to learn how faculty and students are exploring the causes, contexts, and consequences of contemporary crises. Tricia Hepner, associate professor of anthropology and co-director of the college’s new Disasters, Displacement, and Human Rights program, will present “Anthropology as a Tool for Improving the Human Condition.”
UT welcomes fans to campus this Saturday for the football game against the University of South Alabama. Kickoff is set for 12:21 p.m. EDT for the Volunteers’ game against the Jaguars. Gates open at 10:15 a.m. The SEC Network will televise the game.
The university is moving forward with plans to demolish Stokely Athletics Center and Gibbs Hall to make way for a new parking garage, residence hall and dining facility, and the expansion of the football practice fields. The State Building Commission approved demolition plans today for Stokely and Gibbs so that work can begin early next year. The commission will consider project budgets and proposed building locations at its October meeting. The goal is to have Stokely and Gibbs removed by summer 2014
As part of its goal of recycling 50 percent of game day waste this year and making Neyland Stadium a “zero waste” facility by next year, UT Recycling is urging fans to take advantage of and participate in their many recycling initiatives. To aid this effort, recycling/trash stations have been placed throughout tailgate areas on campus.
From science stars to baseball starters, the university’s latest TV commercial shines a light on the talent and opportunities that abound on Rocky Top. Harry “Hap” McSween, Distinguished Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences, is a leading expert on the composition of Mars and meteorites. R.A. Dickey, former Vol baseball player and current pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays, won the 2012 National League Cy Young Award.
UT welcomes fans to campus this Saturday for the first home football game of the 2013 season. Kickoff is set for 6:00 p.m. EDT for the Volunteers’ game against the Governors of Austin Peay State University. Gates open at 4:00 p.m. VideoSeat pay-per-view will televise the game. UT has changed its stadium security regulations and will prohibit backpacks of any kind or size to be taken into Neyland Stadium. All items, including purses, are subject to search at the gates.
While he was in the Marine Corps, Brandon Lawson spent two years serving President George W. Bush as crew chief on Marine One, the Black Hawk helicopter that transported the president to and from Air Force One, the presidential jet. After his honorable discharge from the military, Lawson enrolled at UT. On Friday, the twenty-seven-year-old graduates with a degree in logistics and international business.
UT has extended Athletics Director Dave Hart’s six-year contract by one year, Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek announced today. Hart was named vice chancellor and director of athletics on September 5, 2011. The contract extension moves its end date to September 18, 2018. It also provides for one additional year with a $50,000 retention bonus.
UT welcomes fans to campus this Saturday for the year’s final home football game against the University of Kentucky Wildcats. Kickoff is set for 12:21 p.m. Neyland Stadium gates open at 10:15 a.m. and SEC Sports Network will televise the game. Saturday is Senior Day, when seniors on the football team will be honored for their contributions as student-athletes. The seniors will run through the “T” and join their families on the field for a special recognition prior to kickoff.