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UT Co-Hosts Stargazing Party in Calhoun County, West Virginia, September 30–October 2

Amateur and professional stargazers alike are invited to watch the nighttime sky during an event in Calhoun County, West Virginia, from September 30 to October 2. A partnership that includes UT will present the third annual Calhoun Stargaze at Calhoun County Park. The park boasts one of the darkest night skies in the eastern United States.

World Renowned Opera Singer, Renée Fleming, Teaches UT Alumna


Alumna Alexandria Shiner got the chance to study with renowned opera singer Renée Fleming over the summer in Chicago. Shiner was chosen from hundreds of applicants to participate in the National Association of Teachers of Singing master class, a small workshop at which Fleming mentored Shiner and three other students.

McClung Museum to Host Free Spanish-Language Tours September 25 and October 2

The McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture hosting free Spanish-language tours in honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month. The tours will be held at 2:00 p.m. September 25 and October 2, and will feature the museum’s special exhibition Knoxville Unearthed: Archaeology in the Heart of the Valley.

Big Purple Friday to Honor Pat Summitt


Wear your purple this Friday, September 23, to honor the legacy of Pat Summitt on Big Purple Friday. Cupcakes and Insomnia cookies will be available on Johnson-Ward Pedestrian Walkway for participants. Big Purple Friday is hosted by the Student Government Association, in collaboration with Alzheimer’s Association, and the Pat Summitt Foundation.

Student Launches Vintage UT Apparel Company

Baker Donahue, left, and Will Reynolds wearing vintage UT shirts.

What’s old is new again for Franklin, Tennessee, native Baker Donahue, a junior in communication studies at UT. His newly founded company, In With the Old, specializes in finding vintage UT apparel and reselling it on Instagram.