In a ceremony on October 4 at the Student Union, Jim Duensing, chief financial officer of Caterpillar Financial Services, and Paul Shore, vice president of talent acquisition for Pilot Flying J, helped dedicate interview rooms named in honor of their respective companies within the university’s Center for Career Development.
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Longtime University Center and Student Union Director Jim Dittrich passed away Thursday, October 26, after a courageous battle with cancer. He served the university for 29 years before retiring in early 2017 due to declining health. He is remembered by many UT staff, faculty, and students for his dedication and his love for the university and its students.
UT’s innovative Strong Hall, the university’s first general classroom and lab building in many years, is among several new additions and upgrades awaiting the campus community for the new academic year. The building opened for summer classes in June.
The Student Union will close from 7 a.m. Monday, May 15, through 8 a.m. Wednesday, May 17, as part of the construction work on Phase 2 of the building.
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.
Whether you’re arriving on campus for the first time or simply returning for another year, you’re in for some pleasant surprises as you explore campus.
UT has launched the Off-Campus Merchant Program to give students, faculty, and staff the ability to use their VolCard account at participating off-campus merchants.
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.
When the first phase of the new 142,000-square-foot Student Union opened on June 1, several local media outlets came out to check out the new space. The project took three years to complete.