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UT to Host Big Orange STEM Saturday for Educators on October 22

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.

Board Votes to Name the John D. Tickle College of Engineering

(Left to right) UT Knoxville Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek, Tickle College of Engineering Dean Wayne Davis, John D. Tickle and UT President Joe DiPietro stand together after the UT Board of Trustees approved the naming of the college of engineering in Tickle's honor on Oct. 14, 2016.

The UT Board of Trustees voted to name the College of Engineering for distinguished alumnus John D. Tickle. It marks the second time in the campus’s 222-year history that a college has been named for an alumnus and benefactor. Tickle, a 1965 industrial engineering graduate from Bristol, Tennessee, is chairman of the Strongwell Corporation.

UT Officials Warn of Counterfeit Football Tickets

Saturday’s football game between the Vols and the Crimson Tide of the University of Alabama is sold out, which means that fans who purchase tickets from individuals in the area near campus face the risk of counterfeit tickets. The UT Police Department and UT Athletics advise fans to purchase tickets only from trusted sources.

UT Welcomes Fans, SEC Nation to Alabama Game Saturday

Pride of the Southland Band on the field in Neyland Stadium at UT Homecoming 2015. Photo by Caroline Knight.

UT welcomes fans to campus Saturday for the football game against the top-ranked University of Alabama. Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. EDT for the Volunteers’ game against the Crimson Tide. Gates open at 1:30 p.m. CBS will televise the game. The SEC Network’s SEC Nation program will broadcast live from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Ayres Hall.

Nobles Receives National Role Model Award


Robert Nobles, associate vice chancellor for research, has been nationally recognized for his service as a leader and mentor for campus diversity and research with underserved populations.

KLASS Center to Launch Postsecondary Autism Support Services Program

Brian Wilhoit, director of the KLASS Center.

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.