Last year, nearly 1,600 donors contributed more than $765,000 to the Big Orange Give, UT’s five-day social-media-based giving campaign. This year’s Big Orange Give will run October 19–23 with a goal of $1 million.
The Howl-O-Ween Pooch Parade and Pet Expo, sponsored by UT Gardens and the College of Veterinary Medicine, caters to dogs and dog lovers and will be held 1:00–5:00 p.m. Sunday, October 25, in the gardens on the Institute of Agriculture campus.
The westbound lanes of Volunteer Boulevard will close near Johnson-Ward Pedestrian Walkway from 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, October 15, for the installation of a new chiller unit for the John C. Hodges Library. During the closure, westbound traffic will shift to one lane on the eastbound side in this area.
Systers: Women in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science is turning its attention to high school students in Knox County with its Little Systers event, carried out with the help of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ East Tennessee group.
Wendell Burnette, a self-taught architect with an internationally recognized body of work, will lead a discussion titled “Thinking and Making” as part of the College of Architecture and Design’s Church Lecture Series.
The College of Engineering will announce to a select gathering tonight that it is undertaking an ambitious drive to raise $150 million.
Krista Cox will speak about the Marrakesh Treaty from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 20, in the Hodges Library auditorium.
Children are invited to wear their costumes to the UT Gardens’ fifth annual Trick or Trees on Saturday, October 24, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., to enjoy food-free trick or treating. The event is designed to allow those with food allergies or other health concerns to participate in safe, seasonal, food-free activities.
In celebration of International Archaeology Day and National Fossil Day, UT’s McClung Museum and the East Tennessee Society, the Archaeological Institute of America’s local chapter, will host “Can You Dig It?” This family-friendly event featuring activities about archaeology and fossils will be held Sunday, October 11, from 1:30 to 5:00 p.m. at the museum.
Service Learning in UT’s public relations capstone class provides students with hands-on learning experience developing and planning a communication campaign. In the public library service learning course, students partner with public libraries and other agencies to develop community-based projects.