Office of Communications and Marketing News

UT Photo Director’s Work on a Winning Streak

"Long Room"

The photography work of Tom Owens, the longtime director of the Video and Photography Center, has captured the attention of several art aficionados lately. Two of his photographs recently won in the Arts & Culture Alliance National Juried Exhibition. About forty pieces were chosen from more than 350 entries. Several of his photographs can now be seen around Knoxville from the “Arts in the Airport” exhibit to the Mayors’ Show in the City County Building downtown.

Help Improve UT’s Website

The UT creative communications web team is looking for volunteers to help improve the efficiency of the university’s primary website, The team conducts usability testing annually with the campus community to gain direct input on how real users use the website, and identify areas for improvement. To participate in the usability testing, students, faculty, and staff can sign up for hour-long sessions November 6-8.

New Student@Tennessee Newsletter

The Office of Communications and Marketing has been working with the Division of Student Life and others to improve communication with our students. Together the offices have designed a new and improved Student@Tennessee student newsletter with the goal of providing a more visual, interesting, and informative way to communicate.

Campus Communications and Marketing Efforts Recognized with Regional Awards

The campus’s Office of Communications and Marketing has been recognized by its peers in the regional advertising, communications, and marketing industry for its work in promoting the university. The office has been honored by the Tennessee College Public Relations Association, the Telly Awards, and local chapters of the Public Relations Society of America and AIGA, a professional association for design.

UT? There’s an App for That


Search the university libraries, locate buildings, see what’s happening on campus, or find a professor’s email address, all from the palm of your hand. UT has released its new smartphone app which allows users to do all of these things and more. The app is free to download and is available for iPhones as well as Android and BlackBerry devices.

Office of Communications and Marketing Wins Sixteen TCPRA Awards


The Office of Communications and Marketing won sixteen awards, including eight first-place awards, from the Tennessee College Public Relations Association. TCPRA is an organization of communicators—including public relations, marketing, web, and creative design professionals—who represent colleges and universities, public and private, two-year technical schools, technology centers, and community colleges across Tennessee.

Communications and Marketing Office Wins Top Awards

The university’s Office of Communications and Marketing has won several large-scale awards for its work over the past year. The Council for the Advancement and Support of Education presented six awards, including one top award, at its conference earlier this month. The office also won an international Telly award for the video “A Call for Civility.”

Some Answers to Your ‘Big Orange. Big Ideas.’ Questions

UT’s “Big Orange. Big Ideas.” branding campaign rolled out to the campus yesterday. This tagline is the framework for marketing the university and reminding people of UT’s impact on the state and the nation. Here, Tennessee Today answers some of the questions you may have about the effort.