VolsTeach, the program that prepares math and science majors to become teachers, is being recognized for helping to solve one of the state’s most vital education problems. Richard G. Rhoda, executive director of the Tennessee Higher Education Commission, recently noted that the work of VolsTeach’s faculty and staff “have surpassed even the highest expectations set for this program.”
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The Center for Educational Leadership is recognizing five individuals for contributing significantly to education through innovative work, leadership, learning, and service. The Prometheus Leadership Medal recipients are forensic anthropologist William Bass, vice provost Sarah Gardial, architect Hansjörg Göritz, President Emeritus Joe Johnson, and Lady Vols Head Coach Emeritus Pat Summitt.
A limited number of children in first through sixth grade who are struggling with math or reading may be eligible for academic tutoring this summer at UT Knoxville. The Korn Learning, Assessment, and Social Skills Center, in conjunction with UT’s Special Education and School Psychology programs, will offer tutoring services using scientifically validated intervention strategies.
Students from the Retail and Consumer Sciences Program recently placed second in the National Retail Marketing Case Competition. The contest, which took place at Indiana University, was sponsored by the Center for Retailing at Indiana’s Kelley School of Business, Kohl’s Department Stores, Dick’s Sporting Goods, and Rapp Collins Advertising.
Honors and awards for UT Knoxville faculty and graduate students.
A Greene County principal is the latest recipient of a UT Knoxville award that recognizes outstanding secondary school leaders in the state. Cindy Bowman, principal of South Greene High School in Greeneville, Tennessee, has received the William J. and Lucille H. Field Award for Excellence in Secondary School Leadership.
UT Knoxville teemed with aspiring high school scientists last weekend during the annual Tennessee Science Olympiad State Tournament. Thirty-six middle and high school teams from across the state competed in the event to determine the state’s preeminent science scholars. Teams from Knoxville and Nashville took top honors. More than a hundred UT faculty and students served as coordinators and judges for the twenty-three academic events.
Five educators, including a husband-and-wife team, who have significantly influenced students’ lives will be honored Thursday, March 29, when they are inducted into the Educators Hall of Honor at UT Knoxville. The 6:30 p.m. event will take place at the UT Visitors Center, near the corner of Neyland Drive and Kingston Pike. WBIR Channel 10 anchor Moira Kaye will preside over the ceremony.
The Leadership Academy has announced its next cohort class for 2012-2013. A collaborative venture between the university and the Knox County Schools, the Leadership Academy prepares talented individuals to become outstanding new school principals through a full-time, intensive fifteen-month fellowship program.
Longtime actor, director, and producer Bill Landry will be honored on March 31, at the tenth annual Appalachian Spring gourmet dinner and auction being hosted by the Department of Retail, Hospitality, and Tourism Management. The student-led event will include a wine-and-beer reception, hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction, and a four-course banquet with wine pairings.