US Army veteran and incoming sophomore Rachel Danneker decided to become a Volunteer even though she’d never set foot on our campus before. Danneker joins a growing population of veterans and active-duty service members who enjoy a range of services and a supportive network that helps them transition to college life.
UT has long been recognized as a great place for student veterans, and now the welcoming atmosphere is even warmer. The campus’s new Veterans Resource Center on the ground floor of Hodges Library is open.
The Great Food Truck Race returns on the Food Network this weekend with seven teams of food truck novices—including a family of UT alumni—battling from New Orleans to Savannah, Georgia. Culinary and Catering program alumna Shona House of Rogersville, Tennessee, along with her two sons, heads up a team called Stick ’Em Up that serves various types of food on a stick.
Robert Nobles, associate vice chancellor for research, has been named interim vice chancellor for research and engagement effective September 1. Vice Chancellor Taylor Eighmy will leave the university at the end of the month to become president of the University of Texas at San Antonio.
UT’s innovative Strong Hall, the university’s first general classroom and lab building in many years, is among several new additions and upgrades awaiting the campus community for the new academic year. The building opened for summer classes in June.
The university is preparing for the fall semester and the beginning of classes on Wednesday, August 23. Next week UT welcomes approximately 7,400 new and returning students to our residence halls. Students begin moving into residence halls beginning Sunday, August 13.
Astronaut Randy “Komrade” Bresnik flew to the International Space Station aboard a Russian Soyuz rocket today, the latest chapter in UT’s 35-year track record with NASA flight missions. Bresnick earned his master’s degree in aviation systems from UT Knoxville through the UT Space Institute program in 2002. He is the 10th alumnus to complete a NASA mission in space.
Cong Trinh, an assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, is developing a method to greatly improve the time involved in both identification and removal of pathogens through the concept of a Virulent Pathogen Resistance program.
More than 5,000 people gathered on the Ayres Hall lawn on Monday to view the solar eclipse. Attendees snacked on Moon Pies, Sun Chips, cookies, and popcorn, and watched the live stream from NASA of the total eclipse.
Over the weekend, more than 4,000 new students moved into residence halls and attended a picnic, Torch Night, and Rocky Top Rally as a welcome to campus.
New banners along Pedestrian Walkway are on display until September to celebrate the university’s cultural-based fraternal organizations (CBFO). The 11 chapters highlighted on the banners are a part of the university’s Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life Multicultural Greek Council (MGC) and the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC). UT has four Greek councils: the Interfraternity Council;
Parking and Transit Services has made some changes to help accommodate student, faculty, and staff parking needs as we begin a new school year. All faculty, staff, and students need a 2017-18 UT parking permit to use campus lots. Students, faculty, and staff who need accessible parking are required to purchase and display a UT
Parking and Transit Services has made some changes to help accommodate parking needs as we begin a new school year. All students need a 2017-18 UT parking permit to use campus lots. Students must purchase their permit online. The permit will arrive in the mail; a temporary permit PDF will be provided at the time
Which Wich Superior Sandwiches opens its doors on Wednesday, August 23, in the newly renovated Thompson-Boling Arena dining area. The location features the full Which Wich menu and will be open from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays. The new dining option replaces McAlister’s Deli, which closed at the end of April. The remodel also
The first recipients of the Tennessee Fellowship for Graduate Excellence have been chosen. The new $4 million fellowship program, administered by the Graduate School, was designed to help UT recruit top graduate students from around the world.
Faculty members are invited to join Interim Provost John Zomchick and his vice provosts at Coffee and Conversation.