Smokey, the blue tick hound well known to Tennessee fans, will join his human co-authors, Tom Mattingly and Earl Hudson, to sign copies of their new book, Smokey: The True Stories Behind the University of Tennessee’s Beloved Mascot, on Friday, October 19, at 2:00 p.m. in the UT Bookstore.
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The UT Bookstore is now a proud vendor of Alta Gracia apparel, an overseas manufacturer known for its exemplary working conditions. Students petitioned for UT to provide Alta Gracia apparel earlier this year, and they are thrilled about the arrival. Alta Gracia is approved by the Worker Rights Consortium (WRC), an independent, non-profit labor rights organization known for its monitoring of labor practices in the apparel industry.
The deadline for ordering reading materials for spring courses is Monday, October 1. The UT Bookstore works hard to meet its obligation of being a full-service provider of course materials for our students. The bookstore is particularly important for scholarship students who often depend on it as the only place that can accept their financial aid in a timely fashion and get books to them before the start of classes.
Vice Provost for Academic Affairs Sally McMillan reminds faculty members of the April 1 deadline for ordering reading materials for fall courses.
Still looking for the perfect gift for your favorite Tennessee fan? Beginning today the UT Bookstore is offering a 30 percent discount to UT Knoxville faculty and staff. The discount applies to UT gifts and apparel (some exclusions apply) and to selected general books. The discount does not apply to text books.
UT Knoxville faculty and staff have until Thursday, April 1, to order reading materials for their fall courses. To speed the process, the UT Bookstore has added a new feature on their Web site called Online Faculty Adoption. Faculty and department coordinators can submit book requests electronically, saving time and paper. The bookstore will continue to accept book requests via hand delivery, campus mail and fax, but encourages faculty to use the online method.
The state of Tennessee’s sales tax holiday is being held this year on Friday, Aug. 7. On that day, computers costing less than $1,500 will be exempt from sales tax. The UT Bookstore is offering a special service allowing students, faculty and staff to pre-order computers at educational discounts and without sales tax.