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With the academic year drawing to a close, and summer travels beckoning, it’s the perfect time for Smokey to make one final plea for help in completing his worldwide trek.

The “Where in the World is Smokey” challenge – a Ready for the World promotion which offers free T-shirts for faculty, staff, students and alumni who will send in their travel photos for posting on the UT Web site — will wrap up at the end of the summer.

Created to draw attention to Ready for the World, UT’s international and intercultural initiative, the challenge has been running since the beginning of the 2007-2008 academic year and, to date, Smokey has visited all seven continents, 46 states and the District of Columbia. The only states he still needs to visit are Nebraska, Louisiana, Iowa and Mississippi.

While photos from any place are still welcome, photos from these four states are needed to complete Smokey’s trip.

To order your “Where in the World is Smokey?” T-shirt and view photos that have been submitted from around the world, see