Students News

Walking to the Hill? Avoid the crowds and take the Pedestrian Bridge

UTPD have asked for faculty, staff, and students’ help in alleviating the heavy pedestrian backup at the corner of Phillip Fulmer Way and Andy Holt Avenue, just below the Hill. Now that fall semester has begun, the safety of all pedestrians and motorists—especially during the busiest times between classes—is a foremost concern.

Student Success Center Moves

The Student Success Center has moved its office to 812 Volunteer Boulevard. The center’s former location—1817 Melrose Avenue—now houses the offices of Ruth Darling, assistant provost for student success, and First Year Studies Programs. Phyliss Shey serves as the administrative coordinator in this office.

Share Your 9/11 Story

Next month will mark the tenth anniversary of the September 11, 2011, terrorist attacks. The UT Media Relations office is looking for UT faculty, staff, students, and alumni who were in New York or Washington, D.C., and witnessed the attacks or who played a role in the rescue or cleanup operations. We’re also looking for people who have seen their work, research, or lives greatly impacted by 9/11.

New UT Students Take on School Traditions

The Class of 2015 was officially welcomed to the student body Monday night as more than 4,000 first-year students participated in Torch Night, a UT tradition since 1925. Students held electric candles as Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek announced that the torch had been passed to the newest class of Volunteers. The Knoxville News Sentinel and WBIR-TV were on campus Monday and talked with students taking part in Welcome Week activities.

Welcome Leaders Help Freshmen Navigate Joys, Frustrations at UT

As a freshman, Brandi Panter arrived at the University of Tennessee in fall 2008 from a rural farming community outside Nashville. She was one of only four students at UT from her high school graduating class. The experience is one Panter, now 21 and a senior, doesn’t want other students to go through. She is one of 170 upperclassmen who are part of the new “Welcome Leaders” program.

Incoming UT Freshman Wins Distinguished Young Woman of America 2011

When one of Katye Brock’s high school teachers urged her to participate in the Distinguished Young Women of America competition, she had no idea how much it would impact her life. In June, Brock won the national competition, formerly known as America’s Junior Miss, and earned more than $51,000 in scholarship money. Brock, of Tullahoma, Tennessee, will start at UT Knoxville in the fall where she plans on majoring in international studies and going to law school.

UT Student Band Drums up Support for Storm Victims

The crowd at Preservation Pub in Market Square may not sell out like one of U2’s benefit concerts, but University of Tennessee, Knoxville student band members are ready to rock out for a good cause. At 10 p.m. on Tuesday, May 31, local Knoxville bands will gather at Preservation Pub to perform in a fundraiser concert where all proceeds of the show, such as the three-dollar admission, will go to the American Red Cross.

UT Student Orientation Kicks Off This Week

Twenty-four upperclassmen students at UT Knoxville are charged with one pretty big job: give hundreds of incoming freshmen a taste of UT life in just two days. It takes six weeks of 15-hour average workdays for these student orientation leaders to host the nearly 4,200 incoming freshmen — and about 4,000 parents — during UT’s freshman summer orientation.

UT Architecture Student Wins National Minority Scholarship

Asia Dixon, a senior in architecture at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, wants to use her degree to make a difference in the lives of other people. Thanks to the Gensler African-American Internship and Scholarship competition, she’s now a lot closer to being able to do just that.