Online shopping, personalized in-store shopping experiences, and self-gifting will dominate the 2016 holiday shopping season, according to Ann Fairhurst, professor and head of UT’s Department of Retail, Hospitality, and Tourism Management.
The College of Nursing is kicking off a $15 million fundraising campaign. Half of the funds raised during the Investing in the Journey to the Top 25 campaign are projected to support a new nursing building. The official announcement will be made tonight at the NightinGala, an annual event that honors a distinguished alum and an individual who has made significant contributions to the nursing profession.
Beverly Davenport is back on campus today for a second round of meetings with small groups in the search for a new chancellor. Davenport currently serves as interim president at the University of Cincinnati. For more information on Davenport or other finalists, please visit the search website.
Renato Cruz De Castro, professor of International Studies at De La Salle University in the Philippines, will speak at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 21, in the Toyota Auditorium of the Baker Center. His lecture, “The South China Sea Dispute: US-Philippines-China Security Relations,” is part of the center’s Global Lecture series.
UT’s Army ROTC Alumni Council and Army ROTC Department held their inaugural Army ROTC Hall of Fame Induction Dinner on Veterans Day, Friday, November 11. The event also marked the 100th national anniversary of Army ROTC.
Lisa Reyes Mason, assistant professor in the College of Social Work, has co-organized a symposium called People and Climate Change: Vulnerability, Adaptation, Social Justice for 9:30 a.m. Friday, November 18, at the Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis. The public is invited to watch the symposium online. “Climate change affects all of us, and especially our most vulnerable groups,” said Mason.
Faculty and experts from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, are working with students from South-Doyle Middle School to rehabilitate a key portion of Knoxville’s urban wilderness.
UT welcomes fans to campus Saturday for this year’s final home football game. Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. EST for the Volunteers’ game against the University of Missouri Tigers. Gates open at 1:30 p.m. CBS will televise the game.
For 50 years, the Rock—a 97.5-ton hunk of Knox dolomite stone—has served as an iconic campus symbol. Most every day, and sometimes multiple times a day, individuals and groups paint the surface of the Rock, which sits at the corner of Volunteer Boulevard and Pat Head Summitt Street, to express opinions, offer congratulations, and share other messages. These messages are seen by thousands each day who come to campus for classes or to visit.
UT’s regular deadline for admissions and the Volunteer Scholarship is December 15. “Applying to college is an important decision and amazing time in a student’s life,” Associate Provost for Enrollment Management Kari Alldredge said. “My main advice to college applicants is to make sure they take time to reflect on all they’ve accomplished up to now and then get excited about the road ahead.”