Current Students News

Seven Seniors Receive UT’s Highest Honor

Seven UT students have been recognized for their academic achievement, leadership, and outstanding service with the university’s highest student honor—the Torchbearer award. The students were recently notified of their selection with surprise visits from Chancellor Beverly Davenport and other UT administrators while in class, in student organization meetings, and even in their coach’s office. They will receive a Torchbearer medal during the Chancellor’s Honors Banquet on Wednesday, April 19. The event is the university’s largest recognition event of the year.

Polish Ambassador to Speak at Baker Center April 12

Piotr Wilczek, Polish ambassador to the United States, will speak at UT’s Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy Wednesday, April 12, as part of the Ashe Distinguished Lecture Series. Wilczek’s lecture, “Poland and the World,” begins at 5:30 p.m. in the center’s Toyota Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

Meet Our Volunteer Family: Ovi Kabir

Ovi Kabir, a junior in political science with a concentration in pre-law, grew up in Jellico, Tennessee, then later moved to Oak Ridge, so East Tennessee has always been home for him. During his first year on campus, he was involved with many different organizations including SGA, Clement Hall Residence Association, and Tennessee crew. This year he has dialed it back to focus hon community service around Knoxville and serve as the president for Tennessee Crew.

Baker Center to Host Bob Clement April 11

UT’s Baker Center will host former US Congressman Bob Clement at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 11, in the Toyota Auditorium. Clement will discuss his journey from the Governor’s Residence to Congress as well as his newly-released book.

UT Hosts Inaugural SEC Title IX Coordinators Summit

About two dozen Title IX coordinators and staff members from 11 of the 14 SEC universities gathered earlier this week at the Conference Center for the inaugural two-day SEC Title IX Coordinators Summit.