BOBI News

What’s Your Big Idea?—Lindsey Huff and Jordan Norton

Faculty, staff, students, and alumni are sharing the big ideas that make a difference in their world. Students Lindsey Huff and Jordan Norton have the big idea of making 20 percent of UT’s food “real food” as part of a national competition called the Real Food Challenge.

What’s Your Big Idea?—Tami Wyatt

Faculty, staff, students, and alumni are sharing the big ideas that make a difference in their world. Tami Wyatt’s big idea is called DocuCare. An assistant professor of nursing, Wyatt and her idea are helping build a better workforce of health professionals worldwide.

Big Idea: Student Organization Funds Girls’ Education Internationally

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Christian Sullivan, a junior in animal science, was so impressed after learning about She’s the First—an international organization that promotes literacy and social justice for women in developing countries by sponsoring education—that he had the big idea to start a chapter. Sullivan now has the special distinction of being the first male president of a university chapter of She’s the First.

Big Idea: Freshmen Course Now Includes Alcohol Awareness, Financial Literacy

First-Year Studies organizers know that freshmen—many of them living away from home for the first time—face many challenges, not all academic. That’s why, starting this fall, online learning activities about alcohol awareness and financial responsibility will be part of FYS 100, the credit/no-credit course all freshmen must take.

Big Idea: Rejuvenating Phi Beta Kappa Chapter

Chemistry Professor Jeffrey Kovac is working on a big idea—reactivating UT’s chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa national honor society. Phi Beta Kappa is the nation’s oldest and best-known honor society. It was founded at the College of William and Mary in 1776, during the American Revolution. UT established its Phi Beta Kappa chapter in 1965.

Big Idea: Jazz for Tots

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Two decades ago, Professor Keith Brown came up with a big idea that continues to make the holidays a little merrier for needy kids and music lovers: the annual Jazz for Tots performance put on by the university’s jazz program. This year’s concert, a charity event for the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots Campaign, begins at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 2, in the Alumni Memorial Building Cox Auditorium.

What’s Your Big Idea?—Lindsay Lee

Faculty, staff, students, and alumni are sharing the big ideas that make a difference in their world. Lindsay Lee, a junior majoring in Spanish and math, has the big idea of starting Disability Awareness Week at UT. The week begins November 26 and includes events such as an art show and public forum.

What’s Your Big Idea?—Russ Coughenour

Faculty, staff, students, and alumni are sharing the big ideas that make a difference in their world. Russ Coughenour, director of career services, has the big idea of the Greater Knoxville Area Consortium of Employers.

Big Idea: Pin Fits Student Veterans to a “T”

Ashley Blamey, director of the Safety, Environment, and Education Center, and the Task Force in Support of Student Veterans had a big idea that will help student veterans find each other at UT: a small “T” pin emblazoned with the stars and stripes. The first group of the pins will be given out today at an orientation session for veterans who are preparing to start classes at UT in the spring as transfer students.

Come Tell Us, What’s Your Big Idea?

Calling all students, faculty, staff, and alumni! Do you have a Big Idea to share? Now is your chance! The Office of Communications and Marketing will be filming “What’s Your Big Idea?” videos from 9:00 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, November 28, at the television studio in Communications Building Room 91.