Robert Nobles, associate vice chancellor for research, has been named interim vice chancellor for research and engagement effective September 1. Vice Chancellor Taylor Eighmy will leave the university at the end of the month to become president of the University of Texas at San Antonio.
Classes begin next week and more than 6,000 new students are expected on Rocky Top. As of today, UT is expecting 4,828 freshmen and 1,232 transfer students. Numbers change daily and aren’t final until the 14th day of class. “We’re trending to have a larger freshman class than last year,” said Kari Alldredge, vice provost for enrollment management.
A group of incoming freshmen got their first taste of being a Vol on Tuesday by volunteering at The Love Kitchen in Knoxville during the Ignite Serves program, hosted by the Center for Leadership and Service.
The McClung Museum and the Center for Children’s and Young Adult Literature will host a “Storytelling Extravaganza” Family Fun Day from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, August 26.
Seth Reagan joined UT’s Haslam College of Business as its new executive director of development August 11.
The almost 200 glasses sold at the McClung Museum Store are among those recalled by Amazon this past week.
Get to know David Dupper, who takes over as interim dean of the College of Social Work on August 16.
UT’s innovative Strong Hall, the university’s first general classroom and lab building in many years, is among several new additions and upgrades awaiting the campus community for the new academic year. The building opened for summer classes in June.
Eighty-nine UT freshmen are already hitting the books, having arrived on campus early to attend Math Camp, a three-week “boot camp” that helps them prepare for math-intensive majors.
The campus community is invited to celebrate this year’s Life of the Mind program reading selection—Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel—by participating in a special First-Year Studies escape room in Hodges Library.