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News Sentinel: $23 million restoration project of Ayres Hall now complete

This News Sentinel article explores the multi-million dollar restoration project of UT’s iconic building, Ayres Hall, built in 1921. Ayres Hall now has a front patio, marble walls and clocks on its bell tower as was intended in 1921. The building will be one of the oldest structures to receive LEED certification.

New Ramp Allows Greater Accessibility to UT’s Torchbearer Statue

The Torchbearer is now more welcoming, thanks to a ramp that has been installed at the iconic statue in Circle Park on the UT Knoxville, campus. The ramp allows for increased accessibility to the statue for those with limited mobility. The Torchbearer was erected 43 years ago and, until now, there was no way to get to the statue without going up or down a number of steps. Jenny Richter, UT’s ADA coordinator, said construction of the ramp was prompted by a suggestion from a staff member who became aware that a visitor was unable to reach the statue.

UT Managers, Supervisors Graduate From Leadership Certification Program

UT Knoxville is implementing programs to improve leadership and management processes within the university’s departments. The Leading at UT: Part 2 Certification training program recently graduated 15 managers and supervisors from the College of Veterinary Medicine, Facilities Services and Housing, among other university departments.

Slovenian Ambassador to Speak at Baker Center

KNOXVILLE — Slovenian Ambassador Roman Kirn is visiting Knoxville this weekend to formally open the Slovene Consulate for Tennessee. He will visit UT Knoxville to share his thoughts and vision for the future of Slovenia from 4:30-5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 12 at the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center’s Toyota Auditorium. His speech, “Slovenia –

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Photos from Gubernatorial Debate Held at UT

Supporters of Bill Haslam and Mike McWherter gather outside the University of Tennessee's Alumni Memorial Building before the two gubernatorial candidates met for their second debate.  Photo by Saul Young/Knoxville News Sentinel

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, hosted the second gubernatorial debate of the 2010 election on October 7, 2010. For a larger view, click any of the photos.

UT Presidential Search Committee Holds First Meeting; Appoints Search Advisory Council

The University of Tennessee Presidential Search Committee held its first meeting Thursday and named the members of its Search Advisory Council. The Presidential Search Committee was appointed during the UT Board of Trustees annual meeting. The committee, to be chaired by Board of Trustees Vice Chair James Murphy III, will be assisted by the search firm Witt/Keiffer.

UT Board of Trustees Approves Budget and Sets Tuition for 2011

The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees approved Thursday a $1.9 billion budget for fiscal year 2011 which includes the final year of federal stimulus funding and a 9 percent tuition increase at the Knoxville, Martin and Chattanooga campuses.

Bredesen Charges UT Trustees with Hiring Solid Leader

Gov. Phil Bredesen, chairman of the University of Tennessee Board of Trustees, charged trustees and the university with hiring a president who will lead UT through a new era of great opportunities as it faces unprecedented budgetary challenges. Bredesen attended the board’s annual meeting in Knoxville Thursday, as trustees continued the search process by appointing a search committee.

UT Reaches $1 Billion Campaign for Tennessee Goal Ahead of Schedule; Anderson Gift Puts UT over the Top in Campaign

The Campaign for Tennessee, the most ambitious fundraising effort in the 216-year history of the University of Tennessee, has reached its $1-billion goal 18 months ahead of schedule. While the campaign’s official end is not until December 2011, a total of $1,023,331,880 already has been committed. “This monumental success of reaching our goal early is a grand statement by our alumni and friends that they believe in the work of our faculty and leadership as well as the importance of the University of Tennessee in their lives and in the future of our state,” said UT Interim President Jan Simek. The gift that put the campaign over the top came from the family of UT Board of Trustees member Charles C. Anderson Jr., CEO of Anderson Media Corp., and his wife, Moll, an author; lifestyle, marketing and communications expert; and TV host.