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To: UT Faculty
From: John Zomchick, interim provost and senior vice chancellor
Subject: World Record and Today Show Broadcast on March 29

As you are probably aware, the university has been chosen by NBC’s Today show to be part of Al Roker’s live broadcast from 7 to 9 a.m. Wednesday, March 29.

We are one of five universities chosen for Rokerthon, the weatherman’s annual trek around America to break world records.

During the broadcast, UT will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest human letter by forming an enormous Power T in Neyland Stadium.

We recognize that students with an 8 a.m. class will be unable to be part of the event. We plan to store backpacks or other belongings for students so they will be able to make it to 9:05 sessions and all classes thereafter.

This is a tremendous opportunity to showcase our university and support our efforts to recruit students from across the nation. It will also be a memorable time for all students, faculty, staff, and alumni as we stand together for UT on national television. 

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