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.
UT welcomes fans to campus this Saturday for the Volunteers game against the University of Missouri Tigers, one of the newest member schools of the Southeastern Conference. Kickoff is set for 12:21 p.m. Neyland Stadium gates open at 10:15 a.m. SEC Sports Network will televise the game.
Microbiology professor Steven Wilhelm will talk about water quality at Saturday’s Pregame Showcase, prior to the Vols football game against Missouri. His presentation, “Protecting Our Water Resources: A Microbiologist’s Perspective,” will examine the world’s declining water quality. It begins at 10:21 a.m. in the Carolyn P. Brown Memorial University Center.
A street in the new Sorority Village has been named in honor of Ann Baker Furrow, a 1967 alumna and pioneering female golfer who also was the first woman to serve on the UT Board of Trustees. The street sign now displays “Ann Baker Furrow Boulevard.” The campus will hold a formal dedication in the spring.
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, welcomes football fans and alumni to campus this Saturday for Homecoming. A veterans reunion, the annual campus parade, and a commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Morrill Act are among the events highlighting this year’s Homecoming celebrations. Kickoff for the Volunteers’ game against the Trojans of Troy University is scheduled for noon ET, with gates opening at 10:00 a.m. Fox Sports will televise the game.
Basketball season has arrived at UT, with home opening games set for this week and next week. The first exhibition home game for the women is Thursday, November 1, against Carson-Newman College. The first exhibition home game for the men is Monday, November 5, against Victory University.
It won’t be long before University of Tennessee students are enjoying the new and long-awaited RecSports fields on Sutherland Avenue. The 40-acre complex will open early in the spring semester.
A veterans reunion, the annual campus parade, and a commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Morrill Act are among the events highlighting this year’s Homecoming celebrations. Homecoming events begin Sunday and culminate on Saturday, November 3, when the football Vols take on Troy in Neyland Stadium. Kickoff is at noon.