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Army ROTC Cadets to Run Game Day Ball to Battle at Bristol

“Carry the fight to our opponent and keep it there for sixty minutes” is one of General Robert Neyland’s famous game day maxims, one that fourteen Army ROTC cadets at UT are taking literally. At 7:00 a.m. Friday, September 9, the cadets will embark on a 148-mile journey across East Tennessee, taking turns to run the game day ball to the Pilot Flying J Battle at Bristol in time for the 8:00 p.m. coin toss Saturday, September 10.

Cheek’s Legacy Includes Many Points of Pride


UT Knoxville is a much better university than it was seven years ago when Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek arrived. He has initiated and overseen a lengthy list of improvements—some visible on our campus landscape and others woven into the fabric of our university.

Casting Call: MFA Graduates Create New Approach to Launching Careers

UT MFA 2016 Class

Attention movie and stage casting professionals: theater students about to graduate with their MFA degrees from UT are ready for their close-ups. For students graduating from actor training programs, seeking employment takes more than a slick resume. They’ve got to market their talents on a national stage.

Students Show Love for UT During Annual I Heart UT Week

From wearing orange, to cleaning up campus and enjoying special events, students are invited to celebrate their love for the University of Tennessee during I Heart UT Week April 25–29. Hosted by Alumni Affairs and the Student Alumni Associates, the annual celebration provides students a chance to relax and have fun during the last week of class with events, activities, and giveaways.

Lavan Hired as Experience Learning Director

Christopher Lavan

Christopher Lavan, who has led service-learning and community engagement efforts at Centenary College of Louisiana in Shreveport, Louisiana, is the new director of Experience Learning.