From seeking new uses for old buildings to finding ways to stimulate tourism, UT students are putting classroom lessons into practice in collaboration with Lenoir City, Tennessee, as part of this year’s Smart Communities Initiative (SCI). “Our Smart Communities Initiative is now in its third year and we’re excited to collaborate with our program partner, Lenoir City, on a cluster of projects focused on the downtown area,” said Kelly Ellenburg, director of UT’s Office of Service-Learning, which oversees the SCI.
Seventeen remarkable Volunteers were recognized for their achievements and contributions to UT, the nation, and the world. at the 2016 Alumni Board Awards Dinner.
The College of Nursing will hold the fourth annual Sprint for the Prints 5K run and walk at 9:00 a.m. Saturday, October 1, in Circle Park. The race will benefit the college’s Student Nurses Association’s philanthropy, the Precious Prints Project.
The Campus Chest Campaign is a university outreach effort to support our community, provide assistance to those in need, and show what the Volunteer spirit really means.
Registered nurse Laura Elzey has always had a passion for helping others in underserved communities.
The Volunteer community is coming together to help our SEC neighbors in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, after widespread devastation from flooding hit the area.
Tennova Health Care in Knoxville is the latest hospital to partner with the College of Nursing to provide the Precious Prints Project to grieving families. The student-led project provides silver fingerprint charms to families who have experienced the loss of a child. “The Precious Prints Project now serves all of the major hospitals in Knox County, providing—at no cost to the family or hospital—a lasting remembrance of a precious life lost all too soon,” said Lynne Miller, nursing instructor and director of the project.
A group of students in the Culinary Program will be chopping, crushing, and stirring end-of-season tomatoes into gallons of tomato sauce.
The federal government has declared a major disaster for the state of Louisiana, currently experiencing the largest natural disaster to hit the U.S. since Hurricane Sandy. Our friends and SEC neighbors in Baton Rouge have been hit particularly hard by devastating flood conditions. In response, UT’s disaster relief management team has coordinated several ways to help those devastated by the flooding.
Student veterans will have a new Veterans Resource Center to use this fall.