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Student-Athletes Launch Sports Fest for Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities

UT student-athletes will partner with campus and local community organizations from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 30, to present the first-ever UT Sports Fest, an event to promote inclusion of persons with disabilities in sports. The free event will be held at the Robert E. White Indoor Field in UT’s Anderson Training Center.

The Volunteers Did It! UT Achieves World Record

With more than 3,100 students, about 700 faculty, staff, and retirees, about 400 alumni, and one bluetick coonhound, UT this morning set the GUINNESS WORLD RECORD title for the largest human letter. Volunteers stood together in Neyland Stadium to create a Power T that spanned 190 feet by 190 feet. NBC’s Today show viewers witnessed the feat, which was part of Rokerthon 3, weatherman Al Roker’s week-long trek to five universities to break world records.

Experts: WWI Impact on Current Events, Culture Continues 100 Years Later

Global politics, US civil liberties, and the popularity of wristwatches and trench coats all have their roots in a transformative but often forgotten moment in history: World War I. As the centennial of America’s entry into the First World War approaches in April, Vejas Liulevicius and Ernie Freeberg, two experts from UT’s Department of History, reflect on the how the conflict’s impact continues to be felt today.

‘Papers of Andrew Jackson’ Garners Washington Award

UT’s Papers of Andrew Jackson project has won an award for its recently published volume. The Society for History in the Federal Government awarded its Thomas Jefferson Prize to The Papers of Andrew Jackson: Volume X, 1832 at a ceremony at the National Archives in Washington earlier this month.

UT Grad to Hike 2,200-Mile Appalachian Trail to Honor Dad, Fight Cancer

wo days after Troy Galyon graduates from UT, he will embark on a 2,200-mile journey along the Appalachian Trail to raise awareness and funds for cancer research and treatment. This journey is a personal one for the 22-year-old Maryville native. His father was diagnosed with stage four esophageal cancer last fall and is in the middle of chemotherapy treatments.

Donate Clothes to Students for Job Interviews through Smokey’s Closet

The Center for Career Development and Student Government Association are teaming up to provide professional clothing for students to wear to job interviews and career fairs. Smokey’s Closet is collecting gently used or new professional clothing through August 18. Smokey’s Closet needs: Full suits (coats and pants or skirt) Contemporary suit jackets or blazers Shirts

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Career Development Offers Tips to Avoid Job Posting Scam

The Center for Career Development wants to remind you to be cautious of fraudulent job postings and phishing emails that advertise part-time jobs. The center has provided a list of the key things to know to avoid a job posting scam.