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Big Orange Give: Today Is College Day; Support Yours with a Gift

Many colleges have specific challenges or matches they’re trying to meet during this year’s Big Orange Give, UT’s five-day social-media-based giving campaign now underway. The UT Libraries’ goal for the week is $7,500. If they meet their goal, Professor Emeritus Bill Bass will give $10,000 to support the libraries. For more about each college’s goal, see

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Big Orange Give Set to Raise $1 Million in Five Days November 14–18

This year’s Big Orange Give—a five-day social-media-based giving campaign for UT—kicks off today and runs through Friday. “This year we again want to raise more than a million dollars. If Vol Nation can raise $500,000, then First Tennessee Foundation has committed another $500,000 to help us get to the $1 million goal,” said Lauren Herbstritt, UT’s director of new media fundraising for annual giving.

News Sentinel Features WUTK General Manager Benny Smith

The Knoxville News Sentinel recently featured Benny Smith, the general manager and program director of WUTK, UT’s radio station. Even though Smith isn’t a student, he’s just as dedicated to the station’s success. Indeed, his job titles tell only part of the story. He oversees and instructs over 200 students and helps make major decisions about the playlist,

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Students Compete in the Largest Speech Competition in the Southeast

The semiannual McClung Public Speaking Contest will be held Tuesday, November 15 at 8 pm in Cox Auditorium, Alumni Memorial Building. The event, hosted by the School of Communication Studies in the College of Communication and Information, is the largest public speaking competition in the Southeast. More than 900 students are currently enrolled in Communication

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News Sentinel Features Tickle College of Engineering

The Knoxville News Sentinel recently featured the newly-named Tickle College of Engineering, which appears to be on an upswing. This year, the college ranked number 32 among engineering schools at public universities by U.S. News and World Report. It ranked No. 36 among graduate programs. Both are the highest rankings the college has ever had. “Tickle’s latest

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New Employee Orientation

In November 2016, Human Resources will be introducing a newly modeled New Employee Orientation (NEO) program. We are very excited to be able to provide a more welcoming experience on our employees’ first day. Major changes to the NEO include: Changing the venue from the UT Conference Center to the UT Visitor’s Center on Neyland

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Finalists Announced in Search for the Next UT Knoxville Chancellor

Alexander Cartwright, executive vice chancellor and provost of the State University of New York (SUNY) system, will lead an open forum for faculty and staff from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, November 10, in the Toyota Auditorium of the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy. Like the earlier candidate forums, it will be

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Office Story: Debbie Mackey is All Vol, All the Time

Who: Debbie Mackey is a distinguished lecturer for UT’s human resource management department of the Haslam College of Business. She is also faculty advisor for UT’s chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management. She teaches business courses in management and human resources. In addition, Mackey spends much of her time at work creating and

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