Community News

Thank You for Your Support of Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Hike the Hill in Heels event for Sexual Assault Awareness Month - April 1, 2016. photo by Kellie Crye Ward

In April, UT’s Center for Health Education and Wellness, along with partner organization the Sexual Assault Center of East Tennessee, coordinated events, held discussions, and provided training sessions as part of national Sexual Assault Awareness Month to raise awareness and help prevent sexual violence.

New Wayfinding District and Parking Lot Signage Being Installed

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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.

TruckBeat: A Child’s Eye View of Neighborhood Safety

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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 ‘Be a Hero’ Day Funds Seven Projects

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.

New Agreement to Allow Limited Public Parking at New Lake Avenue Garage

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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.