East Tennessee high school teachers, guidance counselors, and other education professionals are invited to learn ways they can better prepare students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields for the rigors of college life during Big Orange STEM Saturday for Educators on October 22. The free half-day event is hosted by UT Libraries and will be held at John C. Hodges Library, 1015 Volunteer Boulevard.
UT’s Korn Learning, Assessment, and Social Skills Center will soon accept applications for Postsecondary Autism Support Services, a new program developed to support the needs of UT students with autism spectrum disorders. The program will officially launch in fall 2017.
The 2016 Barefoot Benefit, a 5K foot race and community festival organized by students in the Haslam College of Business, is set for 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 16, in Sequoyah Hills Park. Race registration and activities begin at 12:30 p.m.
Bring an idea and start a business with the help of Vol Court, a semiannual pitch competition and speaker series hosted by UT’s Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Vol Court kicks off October 12 with a six-week entrepreneurial speaker series that culminates November 16 in a pitch competition where attendees put what they’ve learned into practice.
The McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture at UT is hosting a bus tour exploring Knoxville’s Civil War cemeteries and memorials on Sunday, October 23. The bus tour will be led by McClung Museum Civil War Curator Joan Markel.
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.
“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.
UT will institute the same bag policy for concerts and special events at Thompson-Boling Arena that is already in place at athletic events at the arena, Neyland Stadium, and other venues.
The Center for Leadership and Service is dedicating September’s “Do What You Can” monthly service series to 9/11 Remembrance Day with a focus on helping the people of Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
The Haslam College of Business will host nearly a thousand first-year business students for “Haslam Engaged,” an experiential team building and learning event, from 1:00 to 4:30 p.m. Friday, September 9, in Thompson-Boling Arena