When Kathy Herd learned that her friend of forty-five years, Melva Snapp, needed help after a tornado hit her Alabama community this spring, Herd packed her van with everything from canned chicken to lamp oil and headed to Alabama. Herd has been a construction coordinator with UT Facilities Services for 30 years. “My friend had
Michele Ballard, an eighth-grade teacher at Seymour Middle School in Sevier County, is this year’s winner of the Marian E. Oates Teacher Enrichment Award from UT Knoxville. The award, which includes a scholarship for professional development, will allow Ballard to spend the summer collaborating with Professor Mike McKinney, director of environmental studies in UT’s Department
UT Knoxville plans to offer a new Doctor of Social Work degree program, beginning January 2012. The new degree program was approved by the UT Board of Trustees last week. Approval is pending with the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. The part-time program will be offered primarily online and is aimed at working professionals. UT Knoxville
Twenty journalists from Tennessee, Kentucky, and Missouri and twenty journalism students from UT Knoxville will participate in the 2011 McCormick Institute on Innocence/Wrongful Conviction Projects hosted by the UT School of Journalism and Electronic Media. The institute begins today and continues on Thursday.