Community News

UT Gardens to Host Howl-O-Ween for Pets


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.

Temporary Road Closures Scheduled for Fall Break

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.

UT Engineers Reaching Out to Little Systers in Area High Schools

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.

Celebrate Halloween at Trick or Trees Event at UT Gardens

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.

McClung Museum Hosts Free Archaeology and Fossil Day 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.