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.
University Center News
Students, employees, alumni, and the community are invited to visit the University Center, which has served as a central hub for activity on campus, before it closes in late May.
Jack Neely writes about the history of the University Center in his Scruffy Citizen column for Knoxville Mercury.
Architectural art experts are beginning the delicate work of removing the historic Greenwood mural from the ballroom of the University Center. The mural must be removed because the existing portion of the University Center will be demolished as construction continues on the new, much larger Student Union.
Architectural art experts are beginning the delicate work of removing the historic Greenwood mural from the ballroom of the University Center. Here are some answers to frequently asked questions about the mural.
Although construction is now under way on a new Student Union, restaurants and stores are still open for business inside the Carolyn P. Brown University Center. To remind the campus community of all the University Center amenities, a “construction fair” will take place from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. on March 28, outside the Cumberland Avenue entrance of the UC. Attendees are invited to enjoy free food, drinks, and giveaway items from a variety of entities.
The big changes on campus promised by UT’s new Student Union project will start tomorrow, March 17, as workers begin demolishing the University Center parking garage. ATM machines from the adjacent “money wall” were removed earlier this week.
KNOXVILLE—In just one month, the University of Tennessee’s main visitor parking will be moved and a portion of Andy Holt Boulevard will close permanently—two large-scale changes needed to begin the new Student Union project. The Student Union project, which is expected to cost about $160 million and which will be funded entirely by student fees
The first of many steps required to build the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s new university center—to be called the Student Union—will begin next week. Peyton Manning Pass will be closed from December 12 to January 5 to add a turning lane and widen the intersection with Phillip Fulmer Way. A traffic signal also will be added at the intersection of Peyton Manning Pass and Volunteer Boulevard.