Habitat for Humanity and UT and For the Kids at UTK are this week’s featured partnerships. The Habitat for Humanity program partners with community members to build homes, and For the Kids at UTK helps to support East Tennessee Children’s Hospital.
R. J. Vogt, a Haslam Scholar and senior in the College Scholars program, has won a Princeton in Asia fellowship that will allow him to spend at least a year working at a bilingual newspaper in the country of Myanmar. Vogt, of Nashville will leave in August to work at the Myanmar Times, a weekly newspaper that is transitioning to a daily. He’ll be living in Yangon, the city formerly known as Rangoon.
The dangers, intrigue and violence of medieval and early modern warfare and statecraft will be the focus of the twelfth annual Marco Symposium at UT from April 9 to 11.
UT students Sam McCullough, a junior in finance, and Will Logan, a junior in marketing, are competing for the chance of a lifetime. They hope to perform at one of the world’s best music festivals, Bonnaroo.
Throughout Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week, there will be professional development opportunities, social activities, and special events celebrating the contributions made by graduate and professional students.
Students, faculty, and staff will soon be able to use their VolCards at participating Cumberland Avenue businesses, thanks to an agreement between the university and the Cumberland Avenue Merchants Association.
Putting a green twist on the university tradition of Big Orange Friday, the first ever Big Green Friday on Friday, March 27, will celebrate UT’s sustainability achievements and showcase the campus community’s green pride.
The College of Architecture and Design will host an open house on Saturday, April 11.
“The Power of Social Media” will be the theme of Social Media Week 2015, to be held March 30 through April 2.
Do you have plans for summer yet? If not, maybe you should think about staying in Knoxville and taking a couple of classes at UT. The university has just been named one of the 50 “best colleges for summer school” by College Choice, an online publication dedicated to helping students and their families find the right college.