March 8, 2016

Volunteers Plant 1,000 Trees to Celebrate Arbor Day

Approximately 1,000 trees were planted on campus Friday in an effort to rehabilitate the Second Creek corridor. Facilities Services worked with more than seventy volunteers to plant the saplings along the creek's bank. The event marked Tennessee Arbor Day, held on the first Friday of March. Read more...

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Journalism Students Produce Documentary on Pregnancy and Addiction
Working with UT's new Land Grant Films, a group of journalism students worked with the Metro Drug Coalition to produce a thirty-minute documentary about the opiate epidemic in East Tennessee. Reaching Recovery: Pregnancy and Addiction in East Tennessee will premiere at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, March 10, at the Knox County Health Department auditorium. The premiere will be broadcast live on WBIR and will include a panel discussion. Read more...
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2016 Spring Cleanup Launches March 28
Are surplus equipment, used furniture, trash, and recyclables stacking up around your office? The annual Spring Cleanup kicks off Monday, March 28, giving campus departments a chance to tidy up. The cleanup will begin with Art and Architecture, Perkins Hall, and Ferris Hall March 28–April 1, and will continue through June to include most academic buildings. Read more...
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Kronick Honored as Visionary for Knoxville's Community Schools
Robert Kronick, a professor of educational psychology in the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences, was honored as a visionary of Knoxville's community schools at a recent Community Schools Celebration. Read more...
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STEM Event for High School Students, College Freshmen April 2
UT Libraries will host Big Orange STEM Saturday for high school and first-year college students from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 2. Students interested in careers in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics and their parents are invited to attend the event in Hodges Library. Read more...
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'Service and Sacrifice' Shares News of Veterans Resource Center
UT's Veterans Services Coordinator Jayetta Rogers appeared on WBIR's series "Service and Sacrifice" hosted by John Becker to discuss the new Veterans Resource Center opening in Hodges Library in the 2016–17 academic year. UT's Office of Veteran Student Services receives high marks for customer service to veterans, assisting students with registration, resources, and counseling services. The new space will allow a central place for student veterans to gather, study, and use the office's services. Read more...
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CSAs Brighten Summer with Fresh Vegetables Straight from the Farm
Eating a variety of fresh vegetables is easy and enjoyable in the summer months as local farms' crops come into season. Participating in community-supported agriculture allows consumers to support local farmers while receiving an assortment of fresh and flavorful produce weekly. The Knox County Health Department is hosting a CSA Fair from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Friday, March 11, in the community room at its headquarters at 140 Dameron Avenue. Read more...
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Announcements
Flags on Campus Lowered to Honor Former First Lady Nancy Reagan Read more...
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Events
Faculty Recital: Jorge Variego, 8:00 p.m. today Read more...
The Legacy and Challenge of Suffrage: Votes for Women in Tennessee, 11:30 a.m. Wednesday Read more...
Department Heads' Forum, 3:00 p.m. Wednesday Read more...

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