Community News

McClung Museum Hosts Archaeology and Fossil Day Fun on October 12

In celebration of International Archaeology Day and National Fossil Day, UT’s McClung Museum will host Can You Dig It?—a free, family-friendly community event with activities focusing on archaeology and fossils. The event, cosponsored by the Archaeological Institute of America East Tennessee Society, will be held from 1:30 to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 12, at the museum.

College of Law Dean Candidate Visits Campus October 9

William Corbitt

William Corbett, a candidate for dean of the College of Law, will lead a public forum from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, October 9, in College of Law Classroom 132. Corbett is the Frank L. Maraist Professor of Law and Wex S. Malone Professor of Law at Louisiana State University Law Center. Once all candidates have completed their visits, archived video of the presentations will be posted on the Office of the Provost’s website.

UT Aims to Double Big Orange Give Donations from Last Year

BOG

Counting on the generosity of Volunteers, UT’s second annual Big Orange Give kicks off Homecoming Week and seeks to raise $500,000 in five days. The campaign has doubled its goal from last year’s successful effort, which involved more than 1,630 alumni, friends, faculty, staff, and students pledging a total of $250,105 online.

UT Sees Rise in Game Day Recycling

UT Recycling has stepped up its efforts to move toward its goal of “Zero Waste Game Days” at Neyland Stadium. Its goal for the 2014 football season was to divert at least 50 percent of the game day waste from landfills. After the first two home games, the unit has met this goal by sending more than 50 percent of game-day waste to be processed for recycling and composting for the first time ever.