Community News

Celebrate Halloween at Trick or Trees Event at UT Gardens

Children are invited to wear their costumes to the UT Gardens’ fifth annual Trick or Trees on Saturday, October 24, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., to enjoy food-free trick or treating. The event is designed to allow those with food allergies or other health concerns to participate in safe, seasonal, food-free activities.

McClung Museum Hosts Free Archaeology and Fossil Day Activities

In celebration of International Archaeology Day and National Fossil Day, UT’s McClung Museum and the East Tennessee Society, the Archaeological Institute of America’s local chapter, will host “Can You Dig It?” This family-friendly event featuring activities about archaeology and fossils will be held Sunday, October 11, from 1:30 to 5:00 p.m. at the museum.

Alumni Recognized at Awards Dinner

Group photo of all the award winners during The University of Tennessee 2015 Alumni Board Awards Dinner at the Knoxville Convention Center on October 2, 2015 (l-r): Kim C. Bush, Nathan Sam Dougherty, C. Keith Boswell, Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek, Howard E. Chambers, Ellie Holcomb, Terry Begley, Rachel Cruze, Amy Miles, Inky Johnson, Carol V. Aebersold, Richard L. Rose, Ann Holt Skadberg, Alan D. Wilson, Robert Bellenfant, Dwight "Book" Hutchins, Mike Littlejohn, and Senator Bob Corker. (Credit Image: Steven Bridges -

Nearly 300 UT alumni, spouses, families, and special guests convened at the Knoxville Convention Center October 2 for the Alumni Board Awards Dinner.

The mood was all red carpet as nineteen remarkable Volunteers from a broad spectrum of ages and professions were recognized for their achievements and contributions to UT, the nation, and the world.

Terry Begley, president of the Alumni Board of Directors, served as master of ceremonies. Clay Jones, the Alumni Board vice president, gave the invocation, and Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek updated the attendees with good news from campus.