The semester is out in full force, with midterms fast approaching. Being so far into the semester, most upcoming, major campus events have assigned dates. Now that the campus schedule is finalized, finalize your own by planning for these interesting events.
Though the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak is nearly 8,000 miles away from Knoxville in Wuhan, China, the effects of the global health emergency have already reached the UT community.
This Valentine’s season, the UT Office of Sustainability is encouraging students to make earth-friendly valentines for their loved ones and friends. The office hosted a ‘create your own’ sustainable valentine event in Hodges Library on Thursday. The office also utilized the event as a time t…
UT is presenting a new series, “Apocalypse UTK,” which will be held throughout the semester. The series is occurring in conjunction with the “Visions of the End” exhibit in the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture.
2020 marks the UT LEAD program’s first annual food drive, benefiting Smokey’s Pantry. UT LEAD, a program for first generation college students, hopes to help any and all Vols facing food insecurity.
Vols and other local volunteers will join forces on Feb. 22, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., for a fun-filled day in celebration of a year’s worth of fundraising for East Tennessee Children’s Hospital. This year, the organization is also celebrating its 25th anniversary.
Imagine two close friends are stranded in the middle of the ocean. Dehydrated and hungry, they have no choice but to take solace in the company and pray for help. Now, imagine all of that, but the two are not stranded on a raft, but on a bouncy castle.
Theatre and comedy is a tough combination. Maybe theatre line delivery makes it difficult or maybe most theatre audiences are tough crowds, but no matter the reason, I’ve always found it hard to laugh during my night’s on Broadway.
A friendship that would last a lifetime, a bond that would transcend history and creative works which continue to inspire generations later. This is the legacy of James Baldwin and Beauford Delaney, two friends whose work will be highlighted and celebrated at UT later in February.
One art student is getting the exciting chance to display her work in a monument celebrating a culture which greatly inspires her.
This weekend rung in the 2020 Lunar New Year, the Year of the Rat. The actual Lunar New Year was celebrated on Jan. 25, but like in China, the celebrations don’t have to be confined to just one day.
Wednesday evening, Japanese performance company Yamato put on their new production of “Jho-Netsu- Passion” in the Student Union Auditorium, thanks to the efforts of Campus Events Board, the Center for Student Engagement and the Asian Culture Center of TN.
his past Thursday evening, in the Bailey Education Building (BEB), ARED 530 students opened a public art gallery to display the works they’ve recently completed.
This Friday, the Sunrise Movement and SPEAK (Students Promoting Environmental Action in Knoxville) collaborated to organize a climate change rally and march with the goal of convincing outgoing Knoxville mayor, Madeline Rogero, to declare a state of emergency concerning climate change.
Every year, millions of children across the globe receive a shoebox from the Operation Christmas Child program. This year, UTK Collegiate 4-H and FFA contributed to OCC by packing 1,350 boxes full of toys, clothes and toiletries.
In 2019 alone, 22 transgender people in the United States have been murdered, and the incidents of violence against transgender people have been increasing over the last several years in general.
This Wednesday, the Center for Student Engagement (CSE) held World Kindness Day in the Student Union as part of its daytime programming. The event took place in the CSE, located on the first floor of the Union, and was full of activities centered around bringing joy and kindness.
All day Wednesday, UT held its annual Big Orange Give fundraising campaign to raise money for student scholarships. In honor of the 225th anniversary of the university, UT set a goal to raise $2.25 million of donations in 24 hours.
Thanksgiving is celebrated as a time for food and family, but for students who cannot celebrate with their families, Thanksgiving can be a sad time.
Throughout this entire week, the Student Alumni Association (SAA) has been celebrating alumni and other university donors. The festivities have been leading up to the week’s main event: Big Orange Give.
For centuries, women have fought for the right to be equal to men. Nowadays and in the aftermath of the #MeToo movement, the fight for gender equality is just as relevant as ever.
Andrei Tarkovsky’s “Solaris” was the latest installment in the Department of Libraries’ Foreign and Independent Film Series. Viewings are held on the first Tuesday of each month throughout the fall semester.
The Howard H. Baker Jr. Center hosted a screening of a new documentary film Monday night, with guest appearances from executive producer Tim Smith and Tennessee state legislature representative Gloria Johnson. The documentary, called “Rigged: The Voter Suppression Playbook,” details the figh…
We’re rapidly nearing the end of spooky season and the season’s crowning jewel: Halloween itself. UT will be holding several events this week to celebrate the holiday. Here are some of the spookiest celebrations to look out for.
October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and UT has asked faculty, staff and students to wear purple on Thursday Oct. 24, to raise awareness about relationship violence.
The Center for Student Engagement (CSE) is preparing for Homecoming week by asking students to stop by their office, located in Suite 174 of the Student Union, to sign a giant “Vol is a Verb” banner. The 10 foot by 17 foot sign will be hanging in Neyland Stadium during next week’s Homecoming…
The center for Student Engagement at the University of Tennessee recently hosted a workshop series entitled “Adulting 101,” aimed at helping students prepare for life after graduation. Tuesday evening’s installment of the series focused on ways to stay connected to the Volunteer family post-…
“Wilaya” is a 2012 minimalist drama, directed by Pedro Perez Rosado, that depicts the lives of a few Sahrawi refugee families from the Western Sahara. The film was shown in Hodges Tuesday night as the third installment of Hispanic Film Fest.
As fall break rapidly approaches, students are anxiously focused on finishing midterms and other final assignments before they can relax. The Center for Health Education and Wellness, however, is currently focused on what students will be doing during fall break rather than how they’re curre…
After UT’s Pride Center was defunded in 2016, Donna Braquet, the director of the Pride Center at the time, knew that she had to engage herself in another project she was passionate about. By that point, Braquet had worked as a UT librarian for over a decade, and she realized that with her ex…
The film “Everybody Leaves,” or “Todos se Van,”is based on the coming of age novel of the same title by Wendy Guerra. The movie was shown in Hodges Library on Tuesday night as the second installment of the Hispanic Film Festival.
Members of the LGBTQ+ community are at a significantly higher risk for developing mental health issues than others; transgender youth are more than four times as likely as their non-transgender peers to experience depression, and LGBQ adolescents are more than twice as likely to experience s…
The Department of Religious Studies featured the first in a long line of guest lecturers this Monday, tackling topics like witchcraft and African religious beliefs.
October is National Substance Abuse Prevention Month, and to kick off the annual month of awareness activities, the Center for Heath Education and Wellness set up tents and tables around the Whirlwind Statue on Pedestrian Walkway to teach students about alcohol and drug misuse.
On April 16, 2019, the Notre Dame Cathedral of Paris caught fire and was significantly damaged. A tragedy this large called for immediate reconstruction and led some, including Dr. Elizabeth Pastan, to ask the question, how was Notre Dame built in the first place?
With two minutes on the clock, the UT community will have little time to grab one of the 1,000 plants that will be available on Pedestrian Walkway Tuesday.
The Hispanic Film Fest will kick off on October 1st in Hodges Library; the film “Birds of Passage”will be shown at 7 p.m. in Lindsay Young Auditorium.
Famed country singer, Garth Brooks, is performing at Neyland Stadium in November, marking the venue’s first performance in sixteen years.
On Friday afternoon, students and faculty stepped onto Pedestrian Walkway to enter another world. With music, vibrant décor, food vendors and many volunteers, the 6th Annual Arab Fest was an educational and all-encompassing experience.
Although science and art are widely considered mutually exclusive topics, the McClung Museum of Natural History & Culture has opened an exhibition that demonstrates how the two can be combined seamlessly.
The University of Tennessee is not just a place to earn a degree; it can also be a place to join a family. The Volunteer family has grown exponentially since the founding of the university in 1794. With around 30,000 students on campus today, UT utilizes the help of many contributors and don…