Do you know what district you work in? New color-coded district signage is now being installed as part of the campus’s year-long wayfinding project. The wayfinding framework divides the campus into seven color-coded districts to make it easier to give directions in a broader context of the campus layout. The names were developed based on a combination of geography, function, and branding. For example, “the Village” is a reflection of the residence halls and student life functions of that district and “Torch” designates the academic core of campus.
The Tennessee Master Beekeeper Program has released its 2016 schedule for Basic Level classes. The first class will meet at the University of Tennessee Plant Biotech Building on Friday and Saturday, May 13–14.
With support from Associate Professor Laurie Meschke and her students in the public health master’s program, a kid-designed walking tour gives East Knoxville middle schoolers a direct line to city public health and safety officials.
UT’s second annual “Be a Hero” Day was a great success. Some 350 alumni and friends participated in the special day on April 27 to support student, faculty, and staff UT projects via VOLstarter, UT’s crowdfunding site.
Beardsley Community Farm has a new education center and other amenities thanks in part to students and faculty in the College of Architecture and Design, many community partners, and donations from area businesses.
The Leadership Academy has announced its next class for the 2016–17 academic year.
McClung Museum will host its first “Night at the McClung Museum” family sleepover from 7:00 p.m. Friday, June 17, to 8:00 a.m. Saturday, June 18.
Parking near Cumberland Avenue will become a little easier starting in August 2017 thanks to a new parking agreement between UT and the City of Knoxville. The university will break ground in June on a new garage on Lake Avenue, which will open as the city’s Cumberland Avenue Corridor Project is completed.
The street that serves as the entrance to UT’s athletic complex that houses the Cronan Volleyball Center, Lee Softball Stadium, and Regal Soccer Stadium was named Joan Cronan Way in honor of the former UT vice chancellor and director of women’s athletics.
Vol Vision 2020, which provides the framework for the next phase of our strategic plan, has been approved by the Board of Trustees.