This week, hundreds of students started their time at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in true Volunteer spirit: serving the community through Ignite Serves, a four-day leadership and service experience.
Hundreds of new students spent Tuesday and Wednesday getting a taste of what it means to be a Volunteer by serving communities through the Ignite Serves program.
A first-year student veteran is working with UT’s RecSports Outdoor Program to plan outdoor adventures for veterans to help ease their transition from military life to university life.
Around 240 students spent part of Tuesday morning packing bags of supplies for the homeless and creating other items to help kids, the elderly, and shelter pets.
A group of incoming freshmen got their first taste of being a Vol on Tuesday by volunteering at The Love Kitchen in Knoxville during the Ignite Serves program, hosted by the Center for Leadership and Service.
Sam Liggett has competed in more than a hundred city Pokemon trading card game championships, twenty-five state championships, fifteen regional championships, nine national championships, and four world championships.
To commemorate Emancipation Day and honor the slavery-era men and women buried in Odd Fellows Cemetery, the College of Architecture and Design and the Knoxville ReAnimation Coalition will co-host an Illumination Tribute at 7:30 p.m. Friday, August 12.
Bradford Reszel and Sara La Haie are graduating this week, but their efforts will help UT freshmen for years to come. La Haie was the first student director of Ignite, a leadership and service program for first-year students.
Ignite Serves engages approximately 500 incoming students each year in community service and leadership development. The Leadership and Service Learning Community allows students to put into practice the tenets of servant leadership and theories of social justice.
For Randall “Jordan” Brown, moving into Fred Brown Residence Hall was both exhilarating and comforting. It is, finally, a place he can call home.