Current Students News

Experience Football Game Day Traditions This Sunday

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Are you ready for UT’s first game of the season against Utah State on Sunday? Before you make your way to the stadium for the 7:00 p.m. kick-off, make sure to get in the Vol spirit by joining in on some of UT’s most beloved gameday traditions.

Newest VolShop to Hold Grand Opening on August 29 and 30

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The university will celebrate the grand opening of its new VolShop at the University Commons development on Friday and Saturday, August 29 and 30. The new store, next to Wal-Mart, is the latest satellite location of the main VolShop. Door prizes and giveaways are planned throughout the day from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Saturday.

Heading to University Commons? Take the Trolley

With the new University Commons retail complex now open, our campus community has more local shopping options. We also now have the option of getting there by taking the Vol Line free trolley. The Walmart opened earlier this month and the development’s other anchor tenant—Publix—opens Thursday.

New Faces in Student Life: Rachel Wedding McClelland

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Rachel Wedding McClelland, director of student media, joined the UT Knoxville staff this summer from Indiana State University where she advised the Indiana Statesman newspaper and yearbook publications.

UT Recycling Expands to Fraternity Houses

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UT’s recycling program has expanded to fraternity housing. The initiative, which launched last week, provides recycling containers in and around houses on Fraternity Park Drive. These containers are for paper, aluminum and steel cans, glass, and plastics.

Students Benefit From College of Engineering’s British Connection

Students from the College of Engineering listen to a talk at Bletchley Park in England, where British code breakers cracked German communications during World War II.

Educational trips have long been a part of schooling, but few journeys into the field go as far as a recent one by members of the College of Engineering. Professors Roger Parsons, of the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering, and Michael Berry, of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, led a group of budding UT engineers for a few weeks of study and work in the United Kingdom.