Big Orange Big Ideas News

What’s Your Big Idea?—Elizabeth Tiller

Faculty, staff, students, and alumni are sharing the big ideas that make a difference in their world. Elizabeth Tiller, a recent graduate in public administration and Spanish, has the big idea of improving the lives of the homeless and radically underprivileged through a 5K fundraiser.

What’s Your Big Idea?—Woody Paige

Faculty, staff, students, and alumni are sharing the big ideas that make a difference in their world. Woody Paige, UT alumnus, ESPN broadcaster, and Denver Post columnist, has the idea of naming the women’s basketball Final Four trophy in honor of Lady Vols basketball head coach emerita Pat Summitt.

Big Idea: Jazz for Tots

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Two decades ago, Professor Keith Brown came up with a big idea that continues to make the holidays a little merrier for needy kids and music lovers: the annual Jazz for Tots performance put on by the university’s jazz program. This year’s concert, a charity event for the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots Campaign, begins at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 2, in the Alumni Memorial Building Cox Auditorium.

What’s Your Big Idea?—Lindsay Lee

Faculty, staff, students, and alumni are sharing the big ideas that make a difference in their world. Lindsay Lee, a junior majoring in Spanish and math, has the big idea of starting Disability Awareness Week at UT. The week begins November 26 and includes events such as an art show and public forum.

What’s Your Big Idea?—Russ Coughenour

Faculty, staff, students, and alumni are sharing the big ideas that make a difference in their world. Russ Coughenour, director of career services, has the big idea of the Greater Knoxville Area Consortium of Employers.

Big Idea: Pin Fits Student Veterans to a “T”

Ashley Blamey, director of the Safety, Environment, and Education Center, and the Task Force in Support of Student Veterans had a big idea that will help student veterans find each other at UT: a small “T” pin emblazoned with the stars and stripes. The first group of the pins will be given out today at an orientation session for veterans who are preparing to start classes at UT in the spring as transfer students.

Come Tell Us, What’s Your Big Idea?

Calling all students, faculty, staff, and alumni! Do you have a Big Idea to share? Now is your chance! The Office of Communications and Marketing will be filming “What’s Your Big Idea?” videos from 9:00 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, November 28, at the television studio in Communications Building Room 91.

What’s Your Big Idea?—Melahnie Springfield

Faculty, staff, students, and alumni are sharing the big ideas that make a difference in their world. Melahnie Springfield, an advertising graduate student, had the big idea to start a popular blog about self-segregation in social media.

Big Idea: Business Students Organize 5K Race to Raise Money for Knox Shelter

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Five business students had a big idea to raise money for a good cause—a Knoxville-area shelter that cares for low-income seniors—while also doing something fun. So they organized the Barefoot Benefit 5K, which invited barefoot runners and walkers alike to participate in the 3.1-mile race.

What’s Your Big Idea?—Sarah Hillyer

Faculty, staff, students, and alumni are sharing the big ideas that make a difference in their world. Sarah Hillyer is director of the Center for Sport, Peace, and Society. She and co-founder Ashleigh Huffman have the big idea of using sport as a tool for personal and community development.