Barbecue was on the menu recently as the Labor Day weekend kicked off in style for UT engineering students thanks to a cookout and meet-and-greet hosted by the Office of Engineering Professional Practice.
UT welcomes fans to campus this Saturday for the football game against Arkansas State University. Kickoff is set for noon EDT for the Volunteers’ game against the Red Wolves. Gates open at 10:00 a.m. The new SEC Network will televise the game. Tickets are still available for the game.
Jennifer Pierce joins UT as a new assistant director in the Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life. Jennifer oversees thirteen sororities within the Panhellenic Council.
The National Geographic Society has chosen UT to host a set of events on September 20 promoting its Young Explorers Grants program. From documenting threatened animals to exploring canyons, the program supports students ages eighteen through twenty-five pursuing field projects in research, exploration, and conservation.
Taylor Hathorn discovered a passion for promoting military veterans through her involvement with UT’s Medal of Honor Project. Now that passion has turned into a job for the 2014 journalism graduate.
The Office of the Dean of Students, in collaboration with UT Athletics, has kicked off a new initiative to recognize some of our university’s greatest Vols for their continued support of UT.
Big changes are already taking place at the UT Steam Plant as part of its ongoing conversion project. The project, which began in March, includes the elimination of coal use at the plant through the replacement of the plant’s coal-fired boilers with high-efficiency, natural gas/fuel oil boilers.
American art scholar Alexander Nemerov will kick off the UT Humanities Center’s third annual Distinguished Lecture Series on September 3. Nemerov’s talk, which is free and open to the public, is entitled “Lewis Hine in the Southeast: Child Labor Photographs, 1908–1912.”
The start of the semester is a high-traffic time for campus and the surrounding area. The Office of Parking and Transit Services has put together some tips and reminders for parking on campus.
The 2014 Medal of Honor Convention, to be held in Knoxville September 10 through 13, is giving UT students special opportunities to interact with some our nation’s most honored veterans.