Current Students News

Dasvidanya: Graduate Heads to Russia to Teach English

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After graduating from UT, Desiree Dube will say dasvidanya—goodbye—to America for a while. Dube, from Clarksville, Tennessee, completed her degree in history and Russian studies and is heading to Russia on a Fulbright scholarship. She will spend the 2016–17 academic year teaching English and learning all she can about Russian culture.

Sororities Raise More Than $40,000 to Build School in Haiti

After hearing Ginny Carroll, founder of Circle of Sisterhood, speak about how educating women can break the cycle of poverty, members of the Panhellenic sorority community were inspired to support and raise awareness for the cause. UT’s thirteen Panhellenic sororities have raised more than $40,000 in two years to fully fund the building of a school in Haiti.

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.

At 18, Nursing Student May be Youngest Graduate in College’s History

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Jacqueline Gaddis is getting a head start on her nursing career. Gaddis—who will receive her degree on Friday from the College of Nursing—is the youngest graduate that college officials can remember. She is only eighteen. She entered college at age fifteen and is graduating alongside her twenty-year-old sister, Madeleine Gaddis, who entered college at age sixteen.