The university is closed Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Several events honoring the achievements of the late civil rights leader will be happening around campus.
Center for Leadership and Service News
The Center for Leadership and Service is dedicating September’s “Do What You Can” monthly service series to 9/11 Remembrance Day with a focus on helping the people of Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
The application period for the Leadership Studies minor is open through September 25.
To commemorate Emancipation Day and honor the slavery-era men and women buried in Odd Fellows Cemetery, the College of Architecture and Design and the Knoxville ReAnimation Coalition will co-host an Illumination Tribute at 7:30 p.m. Friday, August 12.
UT’s Office of Sustainability, in collaboration with the Student Government Association’s Environmental and Sustainability Committee, is raising awareness about consumption habits by hosting its first Campus Bagless Day on Earth Day, Friday, April 22.
Eleven students and three staff members will spend six days over spring break exploring issues of international social justice and human trafficking in Prague, Czech Republic. The Center for Leadership and Service has partnered with campus ministries UTK Cru and Collegiate Abbey to provide this unique collaborative service immersion experience.
Seventy students, along with a handful of faculty and staff members, will spend their spring break engaged in collaborative community service with organizations in five communities across the Southeastern U.S.
Bradford Reszel and Sara La Haie are graduating this week, but their efforts will help UT freshmen for years to come. La Haie was the first student director of Ignite, a leadership and service program for first-year students.
In response to the recent events that have devastated friends and loved ones in South Carolina, the university is collecting monetary donations and needed goods to support the relief efforts in Columbia, South Carolina. While the worst of the flooding has ended, the residents have begun the long process of cleaning up and rebuilding their communities. In the Volunteer spirit, the university is asking the campus community to help.
Ninety-eight students will spend their fall break helping the impoverished, feeding the hungry, and assisting people with disabilities. Alternative Fall Break trips, coordinated through the Center for Leadership and Service, help fulfill the center’s mission to educate and engage all students to lead and serve in the global community.