With good weather and fewer people on campus, summer provides the perfect time for UT to tackle campus road projects, and this year is no exception. Almost half of Volunteer Boulevard, which runs through the heart of the campus, will be impacted this summer.
On a whim during her sophomore year, Payton Miller painted the Rock. Approximately 1,050 cans of spray paint, 300 hours of work, and 30 paintings later, the senior took her final bow as the unofficial painter of the Rock.
UT Admissions has declared Monday’s Declaration Day live broadcast—a first-of-its-kind event celebrating the May 1 college confirmation deadline—a huge success. The hour-long program celebrated the campus and students who are choosing to come to UT in the fall. “It’s our national signing day,” said Kari Alldredge, vice provost for enrollment management. “We wanted to take
Musically speaking, Paul Royse, a senior from Knoxville in music theory and piano performance, is going where no one has gone before. His focus: grindcore, a genre of music fusing aspects of heavy metal and hardcore punk that originated in the mid-1980s but has been virtually absent in music research literature.
Lora Doherty, a senior in therapeutic recreation, has been researching how camps can help children in military families cope with a parent’s deployment. The research not only deepened her understanding of coursework but also gave her a leg up on other applicants when applying to graduate school. Doherty, of Knoxville, is among 1,400 UT undergraduates involved in
Vincent Price, a doctoral student in education, claimed the top prize during the final round of UT’s Three-Minute Thesis Competition held last week as part of Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week. The competition challenged master’s and doctoral students to present a compelling talk on their thesis or dissertation to an audience unfamiliar with the
The sixth annual UT Social Media Week will kick off Monday, February 27, and continue through Thursday, March 2. All UT Social Media Week events are free and open to the public. Panel discussions—on topics ranging from politics to sports to crisis management to entertainment—will feature social professionals, many of them UT alumni, representing organizations
Don’t forget to submit your materials for Torchbearer nominations due today. Other awards honored at the Chancellor’s Honors Banquet also have upcoming nomination deadlines. The Excellence in Academic Outreach award is due February 24. Extraordinary Community Service faculty and staff nominations, Extraordinary Customer Service, and Extraordinary Service to the University awards are due February 28.
UT employees with at least 25 years of service were recognized this week at the university’s fall Service Awards Luncheon. Sixty-seven employees were honored for their continued contributions and loyalty to the University of Tennessee.
UT employees’ sons and daughters who come home from other colleges during summer can continue to work on their degrees by taking classes here. UT welcomes visiting students to take a class on campus, abroad, or online. Interested students should check with their home institution to ensure courses will transfer. To apply for the summer