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.
The East Tennessee Historical Society and UT’s Department of History teamed up to sponsor National History Day, the district competition between middle and high school students all across the East Tennessee area for a chance to advance to the state competition. Lisa Oakley–Curator of Education in the ETHS–was one of the members in charge of the competition, and was impressed to see how much effort the students put in to their projects. The 1st-3rd place winners of the district competition will advance to the state competition, held in Nashville, Tennessee, on April 12, 2014.