College of Education Health and Human Sciences News

UT Receives $4.9 Million USDA Grant for Childhood Obesity Prevention Programs

Sarah Colby

A UT 4-H Extension initiative aimed at empowering college students to create obesity prevention programs for their peers and high school students has received a $4.9 million grant from the US Department of Agriculture. “Get Fruved” is the brain child of Sarah Colby, an assistant professor of nutrition. It is a 4-H social marketing and environmental change initiative that harnesses the power of peer-to-peer interaction in an effort to get children, adolescents, and college students to eat more fruits and vegetables and adopt healthy lifestyles.

Graduate Programs in Engineering, Business Nationally Ranked by U.S. News and World Report

One of the fastest growing graduate programs at UT has again risen in the 2015 U.S. News and World Report graduate rankings released today. UT’s graduate program in nuclear engineering now ranks fifth among all universities in the nation. The supply chain management and logistics graduate program held steady at seventh place among public universities and eleventh place nationally, the same as last year.

In Memoriam: Jean Lewis

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Jean Lewis, professor emeritus in the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences, recently passed away after an extended illness. Lewis served as a member of the UT faculty for more than twenty years until her retirement in 1995. She was a vital part of the physical education faculty and later, the exercise science faculty, in which she played a major role in the development of a new undergraduate major. A celebration of life service will be held at 5:00 p.m. tomorrow at Rose Mortuary on Broadway.

VolsTeach Program Establishes Endowed Scholarship for Students

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An innovative program at UT that prepares math and science majors to be teachers has established an endowed scholarship for students, thanks to the generosity of two donors. Molly Schaeffer, of Nashville, a senior majoring in mathematics, is the first recipient of the Brent L. and Rachel W. Trentham Endowed Scholarship through the VolsTeach program.

Alum Will Be Working on the Sidelines at Paralympic Games in Sochi

Pate with the Paralympic flame in a photo taken at a disability sport conference at Coventry University in Coventry, England, just before the 2012 Paralympic Games in London.

Alumnus Joshua Pate has studied the Paralympic Games for years. This winter, for the first time, he’ll experience them firsthand as a volunteer. He’ll work as a news reporter for the Paralympics, which will be held March 8 through 15 in Sochi, Russia. Pate received his bachelor’s degree in sport management in 2002 and his master’s in journalism and electronic media in 2004.

Making an Impact: CEHHS Spotlights Raynor, Skinner

Hollie-Raynor

Hollie Raynor and Chris Skinner from the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences are working side by side with students to do research that is improving health and education in our community and beyond.

UT Seeking Entries for Tales from Rocky Top, Volume II Children’s Book

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Your writing could be featured in the second volume of an interactive children’s electronic book that will be produced by UT. The university’s Rocky Top Institute is accepting entries for Tales from Rocky Top, Volume II. The contest will run through February 28. The short stories should translate the meaning of Rocky Top from the author’s perspective.