Fall break is just around the corner, and Halloween is just a few weeks away. We’re almost halfway through the semester, but there’s still plenty for you to do around campus and in Knoxville. Here’s our top picks for five things for you to do this month.
Division of Student Life News
On Friday, the university celebrated the midpoint of the largest building project in its history. More than thirty people lined up to cut the ceremonial orange ribbon, which spanned the width of UT’s new pedestrian bridge, at the dedication of the new Student Union.
The campus community is invited to the dedication of the new Student Union at 4:00 p.m. Friday, September 11. The event will celebrate the midpoint in the multiyear project and will include a ribbon cutting across the Pedestrian Bridge.
WUOT’s Chrissy Keuper spoke with Jennifer Richter, associate vice chancellor and director of UT’s Office of Equity and Diversity, and Ashley Blamey, director of the Center for Health Education and Wellness, about UT’s policy regarding sexual assault on campus.
The Center for Health Education and Wellness will host ten Volunteers Speak UP! sessions open to students, staff, and faculty during September and October. The center will offer two programs: Volunteers Speak UP! RSVP (Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention) and Volunteers Speak UP! Alcohol Edition.
The Center for Health Education and Wellness wants the university community to help change the statistics of sexual assault on college campuses. Red Zone is a term used to describe the period in the fall semester when students are statistically more at risk for sexual assault.
Are you ready for life on Rocky Top? Campus will be bustling all weekend with students arriving for the fall semester. Move-in day for most first-year students is Saturday, August 15.
As a commitment to celebrating and supporting UT’s outstanding students, the Courage to Climb award seeks to recognize those who show promise in the areas of research, community service, promotion of civility and inclusion, leadership development, and/or campus involvement.
Have you had the chance to visit the first phase of the new Student Union? Hundreds of students, faculty, and staff, as well as incoming new students and their families at orientation, have explored the new 142,000-square-foot building since it opened on June 1.
University Housing will host its first Fainting Goat 5K and Fun Run on Saturday, March 7. Check-in is at 8:00 a.m. in Circle Park, 1327 Circle Park Drive, and the race begins at 9:00 a.m. The event is open to the public.