University of Tennessee President John Petersen and Trustee Vice Chairman Jim Murphy jointly announced today that Petersen will resign as president, effective June 30, 2009, and that Dr. Jan Simek, most recently the interim chancellor for UT Knoxville, will be recommended to the Board to fill the post for up to two years.
Students at UT Knoxville are lacing up their dancing shoes this weekend to raise money for children with cancer and other blood-related diseases. UT’s Dance Marathon lasts from 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, to 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 21.
Sharon Gail Lee of Madisonville, Tenn., the newest member of the Tennessee Supreme Court, will deliver the 2009 Distinguished Alumni Lecture in Room 132 of the College of Law at noon on Feb. 25. The lecture is free and open to the public.
“Thinking about Law School?” is the theme of a minority student open house to be held March 13 at the UT Knoxville College of Law. The free event, to be held from noon to 3:30 p.m., is for college graduates, students currently enrolled in college or community college, high school students and student advisers.
This week, the wait will be over for 5,000 additional high school seniors who have applied to attend UT Knoxville in the fall. This is the final batch of students to be admitted; about 3,493 students already have been admitted. From this group of nearly 8,400 admitted students, admissions officials anticipate about 4,100 will enroll
The College of Nursing has teamed up with the University of Tennessee Medical Center to bring the UT Knoxville community “HealthBeat,” a free health fair for UT students, employees, retirees and their families. The fair will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, in the University Center Ballroom.
A king and three of his nobles take an oath to forswear earthly pleasures and seclude themselves in an academy for three years so they can become famous for their scholarly work. A princess and her ladies-in-waiting arrive at the academy, find out about their oath, and the fun begins! Shakespeare’s comedy, Love’s Labour’s Lost,