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KNOXVILLE – UT Knoxville students will perform and compete in this year’s Carnicus, a lighthearted spoof of the popular MTV show “Jersey Shore,” this weekend.

This is the 81st year for Carnicus, a singing and drama competition among student groups presented by UT Knoxville’s All Campus Events.

“A Fist Pumping Carnicus” will feature skits performed by 13 student organizations. The fun begins at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 23, and Saturday, April 24, in the Cox Auditorium in Alumni Memorial Building.

Participating organizations are Alpha Chi Omega and Kappa Kappa Gamma, Alpha Delta Pi and Alpha Omicron Pi, Alpha Tau Omega, Baptist Collegiate Ministry, Chi Omega, Delta Zeta and Zeta Tau Alpha, Kappa Delta and Kappa Sigma, and Phi Mu and Phi Sigma Kappa.

Skit themes include “Shrek,” “Hercules,” “Toy Story,” “The Bible: SNL Transition” and more. Winners from the skit competition will be announced after the performance. Trophies are awarded for the first, second and third place skits, as well as for the best actress and best actor.

After Carnicus trophies have been presented, each organization’s score is combined with scores from other All Campus Events (ACE) competitions throughout the academic year, including the Volunteer Challenge, Homecoming and All Sing. The group with the largest overall score will be awarded the ACE Cup.

ACE is a component of the Central Program Council, which represents seven committees under the Office of Student Activities. The goal of this student-driven organization is to plan campus events that have become longstanding UT traditions. Each year ACE organizes Volunteer Challenge, Homecoming, All-Sing and Carnicus. For more information, contact the Office of Student Activities at (865) 974-5455.

Tickets to Carnicus are $10 for UT students, $13 for UT faculty and staff, and $15 for the general public. Tickets can be purchased at the UT Central Ticket Office or through Tickets Unlimited at (865) 656-4444 and

C O N T A C T :

Rebekah Winkler (865-974-8304,

Kerri Killgore Lovegrove (865-974-5455,