The UT Board of Trustees approved a proposal today to rename a popular student programming and support building for UT Knoxville alumni Ron and Don Frieson. The building previously known as the Black Cultural Center, on Melrose Avenue on the Knoxville campus, is now named the Frieson (fry-son) Black Cultural Center.
Office of Multicultural Student Life News
Tanisha Jenkins, director of the Office of Multicultural Student Life, was honored at this year’s Multicultural Gradation Celebration with the Beacon of Light Award, named in her honor.
Remember the Titans Coach Herman Boone will be the keynote speaker at this year’s Black Issues Conference on February 2. “We Are America: Divided We Fall. Together We Stand” is the theme of the conference, which will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Carolyn P. Brown University Center. The event is free and open to students, faculty, staff, and members of the community.
The Office of Multicultural Student Life is kickstarting 2012 with DISoriented, an evening of cultural indigestion, color-blindness, and inter-ethnic vertigo, at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 19 , in the UC Auditorium. DISoriented features three Asian American women as they present dynamic, solo performances on how they are working to “DISorient” themselves from external stereotypes and internal expectations.
The history of the Lumbee Indians of North Carolina in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries will be explored next week through a public lecture and concert at UT Knoxville. The Lumbee music group “Dark Water Rising,” winners of a 2010 Native American Music award, will perform from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., Sunday, November 20, in the University Center auditorium.