The University of Tennessee’s Tradition Committee, associated with the Student Government Association, held VOLentine’s Day as a part of “Big Orange Friday” that took place on Pedestrian Walkway from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. on Friday.
The Kappa Alpha Order’s National Administrative Office suspended the University of Tennessee Pi chapter “due to certain operational concerns,” as released in a statement from the fraternity’s national headquarters on Monday, Jan. 12.
“Breaking Bad” star RJ Mitte, who has mild cerebral palsy, speaks on the importance of overcoming disabilities and ending bullying.
The Congressional Medal of Honor Society hosted a Town Hall Forum in the Alumni Memorial Building Auditorium September 12, 2014, and invited the community to meet and listen to Medal of Honor recipients Donald “Doc” Ballard and Clinton Romesha.
Young Americans for Freedom, a student organization at UT that’s a part of the Young America’s Foundation, participated in the 9/11: Never Forget Project by placing American flags beside the Humanities building and Amphitheater for people to view and remember as they walk by.
The Carolyn P. Brown Memorial University Center has been around for over 60 years but will be torn down in Spring 2015 as the new Student Union will be built in its place. In order to honor the current University Center, TNJN will be writing a series of articles about different events that have happened there, elaborating on past events held at the UC and digging deeper into its history.
UT’s Student Government Association held its first meeting on Tuesday, August 26, in the University Center’s Shiloh Room. During the meeting, senate leaders brought up changes and upcoming events, while also swearing in 14 new senators.
University of Tennessee sophomores got the chance to see what they may have missed out on during their freshman year at SophoMORE Fest on Thursday in the University Center.
UT senior Avery Dobbs was chosen as a recipient for the Fulbright International Scholarship, where she will teach English as a second language to high school students in Bulgaria for an academic year. When asked what made Dobbs want to apply for this scholarship, Dobbs said that working with “multi-cultural communities” is something she has always been interested in. Dobbs has already gained experience teaching English as a second language through Bridge Refugee Services, and after getting involved with Amnesty International when she first arrived to UT, Dobbs has chosen to take a year off between undergraduate and law school to expand her English teaching experiences.
Ediobong Ebiefung–a UT senior–was one of 40 U.S. students chosen to participate in the 2014 Humanity in Action Fellowship, departing for Amsterdam at the end of May. Ebiefung applied as a sophomore and was not selected, but claims that after his foreign experience and studying abroad, he wanted to try again with help from the Honors program, Global Studies, and the Office of National Scholarships and Fellowships. While he may not know the specifics of his trip currently, Ebiefung is mostly excited to explore the Netherlands, and to get to know other students selected for this fellowship.