The new volleyball practice facility is being named the “Joan Cronan Volleyball Practice Facility” after Cronan, who spent three decades working for UT Athletics. The Board of Trustees approved the action on Thursday. Construction on the facility will be completed for the fall 2014 season.
With summer school and new student orientation well underway, construction and beautification projects are in full swing throughout campus. Dave Irvin, associate vice chancellor for Facilities Services, said the university plans months ahead to take best advantage of the reduced campus population in June and July. A large focus is placed on sprucing up classrooms, buildings, and grounds. Extensive work is being performed in key academic buildings.
Knoxville Area Transit is proposing an extension of the Vol Line Trolley to serve the new Wal-Mart and Publix at University Commons when the development opens at the end of July. The proposal, along with minor adjustments to other routes, will be voted on by the Knoxville Transportation Authority at their regular meeting at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 26, in the Main Assembly Room of the City County Building, 400 Main Street.
Work will start Thursday, June 19, to relocate an accessible pedestrian ramp on the north side of Joe Johnson Drive on the Agriculture Campus.
Each week hundreds of East Tennesseans visit the UT Farmers Market to pick up fresh produce, local food, and enjoy a variety of entertainment and activities. The Farmers Market is broadening its reach through Grow More, Give More, a partnership between the Institute of Agriculture and the Society of St. Andrew aimed at feeding Knoxville’s hungry neighbors and reducing food waste.
UT’s student chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management has been named the most outstanding chapter worldwide, according to its parent organization. This is the third consecutive year the chapter has been recognized with the honor. The chapter is based in the UT College of Business Administration. The Society for Human Resource Management recognized only twenty-one chapters out of 600 member schools around the world.
A portion of Middle Drive will be blocked from 7:00 a.m. to noon on Thursday, June 12, while work is done on air conditioning units on two buildings. During the road closure, vehicles will be able to turn around in the loading dock area of SERF, and motorists will still have access to parking at Perkins Hall and the bus stop. Beginning after 5:00 p.m. Thursday, Tee Martin Drive and Estabrook Road will be closed near Neyland Stadium and Berry Hall for approximately two hours as crews work on fire alarm wiring in the stadium.
Six student-owned businesses won the seventh annual Undergraduate Business Plan Competition this spring. They were chosen from among thirty-one business plans that competed for $20,000 in donated prize money in a contest sponsored by the Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, housed in the College of Business Administration.
Beginning Tuesday, June 10, a portion of the sidewalk on the east side of Volunteer Boulevard near the entrance of the Haslam Business Building on the south side of the Pedestrian Walkway will close temporarily for work related to the new student union. The work is expected to last approximately three weeks.
The Safety, Environment, and Education Center has been renamed the Center for Health Education & Wellness. The Center for Health Education & Wellness is dedicated to a community model that is embodied in the “Vols Help Vols” commitment. The center manages 974-HELP, the Distressed Student Protocol, case management, and the Threat Assessment Task Force. Additionally, the center educates students about health and wellness areas that impact student success.