Community News

Vol Court Pitch Competition to Begin February 1

UT’s Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation invites students, faculty, staff, and members of the local community to pitch their business ideas at Vol Court, a semiannual pitch competition and speaker series.

McClung Museum’s Annual Civil War Lecture Series Starts January 29

The McClung Museum’s sixth annual Civil War Lecture Series starts Sunday, January 29, with “It Happened in East Tennessee: Longstreet’s Plunge into Independent Command 1863–64,” which will look at the major deployment of the First Corps, Army of Northern Virginia, from a Virginia summer to an East Tennessee winter and the many strategic, tactical, and personnel issues that intervened.

Pentatonix’s Avi Kaplan to Headline High School A Cappella Workshop

Music students from UT, area high schools and multiple states will have the opportunity this week to learn from an expert—Avi Kaplan, bass vocalist in the Grammy award-winning a cappella group Pentatonic. The group formed in 2011 and won the third season of NBC’s vocal competition show, “The Sing-Off.”

Orange and White Game Is April 22

The Tennessee football team will hold its annual DISH Orange and White Game at 4 p.m. Saturday, April 22, at Neyland Stadium.

Remembering Avon Rollins Sr.

If a single image enshrines the memory of the late Avon Rollins Sr., it’s a Knoxville News Sentinel photo from May 1963 of his six-foot-four body lying on the sidewalk in front of the Tennessee Theatre as part of the effort to integrate Knoxville’s movie theaters.