“Taps,” the somber bugle call associated with military service, will be heard ringing across UT on the chimes of Ayres Hall on Monday, November 12, in celebration of Veterans Day. This year marks the 150th anniversary of “Taps,” and with it a new tradition will be born. UT’s Task Force in Support of Student Veterans asked campus administration to allow Ayres Hall’s chimes to play “Taps” while a moment of silence is observed at noon on Veterans Day.
Ayres Hall News
Two of the university’s most well-known buildings, Ayres Hall and Tyson House, are now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. They join the Hopecote guest house as the three UT buildings listed among the 113 Knoxville-area properties on the register.
The most iconic building on the UT Knoxville campus is now officially its greenest. Ayres Hall has become the first building on campus to become LEED-certified—at the silver level—by the US Green Building Council and verified by the Green Building Certification Building Institute. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is the nation’s preeminent program for design, construction, and operation of high-performance buildings.
The Ayres Hall ribbon-cutting ceremony scheduled for 3 p.m. today, Monday, Jan. 10, has been canceled due to inclement weather.
Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek invites the UT community to celebrate the official re-opening of the campus’ iconic Ayres Hall with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 3 p.m. Monday, Jan 10. Self-guided tours of the renovated building and light refreshments will follow the ceremony.