Peyton Manning stopped by Rocky Top last week and discussed his friendship with legendary Lady Vols Coach Pat Summitt. Manning said Summitt always had good advice and he holds a lot of respect for her as a coach and a mentor to so many student athletes.
ESPN College GameDay is letting fans choose the campus where ESPN will film one of its commercials. Volunteer fans can help give UT a leg up by voting early and often. Fans from all Division I Football Bowl Subdivision schools are voting to have the opportunity for GameDay to shoot an ad on their campus
Next month, the first class of Haslam Scholars will graduate. These students arrived at UT four years ago as part of the inaugural class of the Haslam Scholars Program, a premier four-year scholarship program created with generous contributions from Jimmy and Dee Haslam and Jim and Natalie Haslam.
Ken Lowe, chairman, president, and CEO of Scripps Networks Interactive Inc., will deliver the commencement address for the College of Communication and Information. Lowe will address graduates and their families at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, May 10, in Thompson-Boling Assembly Center and Arena.
UT Knoxville begins a full week of commencement ceremonies and celebrations on Wednesday, May 9. More than 3,600 undergraduate and graduate students will receive degrees this spring.
A desire to improve learning and foster more student interaction is driving the renovations of the Humanities and Social Sciences Building. The work is already under way and will kick into high gear once the spring semester ends. It will continue through the summer.