Bonnie Johnson has returned to Rocky Top to serve as coordinator of the UT Pride Center. Johnson earned a bachelor of arts in anthropology from UT in 2013 before enrolling at the University of Southern California.
Dean of Students News
Melissa Shivers, associate vice chancellor for student life and dean of students, has been named the next vice president for student life at the University of Iowa.
UT’s Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy will host a panel discussion, “Understanding the First Amendment on Campus,” from 1:15 to 2:45 p.m. Monday, February 27.
Offices around campus showcased Homecoming spirit yesterday by decorating their spaces for the Office Decorating Contest. Each office put their spin on this year’s Homecoming theme “Journey through 100 Years of Volunteers.” Here are a few shots from the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences; the Student Government Association office; the Office of the
The Big Orange Meal Share program, which launched in January, allows students to donate their unused guest meals and allows others to contribute funds to benefit students in need. Anagha Uppal, a junior in the College Scholars Program, and Melissa Shivers, associate vice chancellor for student life and dean of students, worked together to bring the program to life. Media outlets showcased the Big Orange Meal Share.
Through the Lunch Hours program, students are able to invite a faculty or staff member to lunch, free of charge.
The Big Orange Meal Share allows students to donate their unused guest meals and allows others to contribute funds to benefit students in need.
The Office of the Dean of Students, in collaboration with UT Athletics, will give students an opportunity to watch UT basketball games from the comfort of Smokey’s Sofa, a courtside experience at Thompson-Boling Arena.
The Office of the Dean of Students and UT Athletics is calling for nominations of outstanding students to participate in Spirit Row. Students chosen for Spirit Row will sit in section E, row 1, of Neyland Stadium during football games. This initiative honors UT’s most spirited students by giving them an opportunity to sit in the front row and cheer for the Volunteers.
It’s the beginning of another great academic year, and I wanted to make sure you are aware of the many initiatives the Office of the Dean of Students has launched to connect with you throughout the year.