Destination Imagination’s Global Finals Expo—considered the world’s largest celebration of creativity and innovation—will bring a record-setting 16,700 participants to the UT campus next week. This is the fifteenth consecutive year that UT has hosted the competition.
On June 5 and 6, UT’s Early Learning Center for Research and Practice will host the inaugural Early Learning Institute. The two-day event will feature keynote speaker Richard Louv, author of The Last Child in the Woods and The Nature Principle.
The Apartment Residence Hall on Andy Holt Avenue will close by the end of this month and demolition will begin in June, as part of UT’s four-year plan to replace six residence halls around Presidential Court with seven new facilities.
The 1980s television program MacGyver sparked interest in science. The National Academy of Engineering is hoping it can serve as inspiration to a new generation, and is sponsoring a contest for ideas for a show that would feature a female engineer in the lead role. UT students—male or female, engineer or not—are encouraged to enter.
Rentique, a Knoxville-based fashion truck renting high-quality dresses for special occasions, beat out five competitors to win the spring 2015 Vol Court Pitch Competition last week.
Mike Coggin, chief accounting officer of LifePoint Hospitals Inc., and a 1991 and 1992 graduate of UT’s Haslam College of Business, returned to campus Tuesday to talk with students and receive an Accomplished Alumnus Award.
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.
Two administrators from Cleveland and Nashville, respectively, are the latest recipients of UT awards that recognize outstanding education leaders in the state.
UT Libraries and the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources will host a Big Orange STEM Symposium for Tennessee high school and first-year college students on Saturday, April 18.
Two Easter egg hunts are happening on campus soon, and make for great springtime outings for UT families.