IIn support of becoming a Top 25 university, the Division of Student Life is combining the offices of the Parents Association and Student Orientation to create one office to serve students and their families. The Office of New Student and Family Programs will align goals related to ensuring student transitions to UT as well as parental involvement.
UT alumnus Chad Holliday encouraged graduates at UT’s fall commencement ceremony Saturday to be confident in the high value of their degree and to stay determined in their career goals. Holliday, chair of Bank of America and former CEO of DuPont, also received an honorary doctorate in engineering during the ceremony.
Put down the video game. Turn off the Wii. Round up the kids and settle down with a great book about the holidays. The Center for Children’s and Young Adult Literature helps people discover the best new books for children and teens. Center director Miranda Clark helped compile this list of books that will help kids learn about various winter holidays.
Where can you find homemade prosthetic hands and solar cars? At Family Engineering Night. UT’s Engineering Research Center, CURENT, has collaborated with Knox County Schools for a science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) outreach event called Family Engineering Night at Sequoyah Elementary School from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 6.
Faculty, staff, and students who are also military veterans are invited to sign a board commemorating Veterans Day. The board will be displayed on campus during the National Day of Remembrance on November 12 and other times throughout the year.
It won’t be long before University of Tennessee students are enjoying the new and long-awaited RecSports fields on Sutherland Avenue. The 40-acre complex will open early in the spring semester.
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, welcomes fans to campus this Saturday. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. ET for the Volunteers’ game against the University of Akron Zips. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. CSS will televise the game.
Parents and families of UT Knoxville students will descend on the campus this weekend for Fall Family Weekend, hosted by the Parents Association. Highlights of the weekend include the fourth annual Family Weekend Silent Auction, the Big Orange Tailgate, and a Sunday brunch. Programming on Friday night provided by Student Activities and the Parents Association include the Fall Fest Street Fair and Ben Rector Concert.
Five Knox County students won cash prizes for business plans they developed while attending the week-long Empowered Teen Entrepreneurship Summer Camp at UT.
The University of Tennessee’s new Sorority Village on Morgan Hill now has three houses occupied by sorority chapters. Chapters Delta Zeta and Alpha Chi Omega moved in earlier this week. The women of Kappa Delta are moving in this weekend.