Current Students News

Students to Compete in McClung Public Speaking Contest

The semiannual McClung Public Speaking Contest will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, October 29, in the Panhellenic Building. The event, hosted by the School of Communication Studies, is the largest public speaking competition in the Southeast.

Students Embrace Spirit of Halloween with Bugs

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In the spirit of Halloween, freshmen are embracing the ghoulish holiday in a creepy, crawly way. The popular First-Year Studies course It’s a Bug’s Life, taught by entomology and plant pathology professor Jerome Grant, examines how insects have shaped our world and influenced our lives through movies, television, art, literature, and even food.

Business Students Host Sixth Annual Barefoot 5K October 25

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UT students will host the sixth annual Barefoot 5K on Sunday, October 25 at Sequoyah Hills Park. The event is organized by a Haslam College of Business service-learning class to raise funds for Samaritan Place, an emergency shelter for the elderly.

UT Offers Communication Classes for Students with High Speech Anxiety

Are you required to take Communication Studies 210 or 240 but have public speaking anxiety? Though all 210 and 240 classes assist students with managing speech anxiety, Communication Studies offers specialized sections of these courses designed for students with high speech anxiety.

Meet Your Librarians: Information Is Their Game

Graduate students at UT often feel lost in a sea of undergrads. However, there are twenty-eight individuals at the UT Libraries who are available to help meet the needs of every graduate student.

Experience Learning Student Spotlight: Conner McMillan


When it came time for Conner McMillan, a senior in the College of Social Work, to complete the field placement required by her major, she gravitated toward an opportunity that was a perfect fit for her love of kids, the outdoors, and being active. Her placement took her to Fall Creek Falls State Park, where she worked with a team to develop and carry out a summer camp curriculum that teaches leadership skills.