Thousands of graduates and their families and friends converged on the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, this week to celebrate spring commencement. More than 3,900 undergraduate students were eligible to participate in this week’s commencement ceremonies, which combined graduates from the spring and summer terms.
Supporters of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, will have the chance to play golf this weekend while raising money for scholarships benefiting African American students. The eighth annual Alex Haley Scholarship Benefit Auction & Celebrity Golf Tournament takes place Sunday and Monday, May 15 and 16.
Commencement is an exciting time for many families of UT Knoxville students. This year, one family is experiencing that excitement threefold. The McFarland family, from Nashville, has three sons graduating within a two-day span. Brothers Matthew, Patrick, and Thomas are receiving degrees during commencement ceremonies Thursday and today.
University of Tennessee students and first-place prize winners in UT’s Business Plan Competition, Joey Natour and Seth Elliott, were featured in the Knoxville News Sentinel. Natour and Elliott won $5,000 for their creation of Dine Touch, a smart restaurant technology system.
An article in the Oak Ridger highlights an aspect of the University of Tennessee’s College of Business Administration MBA program’s Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation class in which students advised Oak Ridge business leaders and city officials on how to revitalize historic Jackson Square. Oak Ridge has a unique history, one that can be preserved while
The University of Tennessee Police Department will host an event next week to assist children of UTPD staff and retirees who attend UT Knoxville. The fifth annual UTPD Memorial Golf Tournament will be held at the Three Ridges Golf Course at 1:00 p.m. Friday, May 20. The event helps fund the UTPD Memorial Scholarship, which
In February 2010, a disgruntled teacher shot Inskip Elementary School Principal Elisa Luna and Assistant Principal Amy Brace. Brace recovered fully from a gunshot wound to the head, but Luna suffered a spinal cord injury and was paralyzed in the incident. Despite this, both educators returned to their jobs at Inskip within six months. On
Ready for the World, the campus’s international and intercultural initiative, is now collecting information about UT events for its fall semester 2011-2012 Passport. The Passport is a calendar of the semester’s events and activities, with particular attention given to those that emphasize international and intercultural awareness and civility.