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Carnicus

2013 Theme: Carnicus 101

In the early part of the previous century, UT students celebrated the end of the year's classes with an event called the June Jubilee. It evolved into a carnival with the Glee Club performing, vaudeville shows by the students, and side shows. In 1912 a circus was added with students dressing as elephants, cows and other animals. By 1925 the carnival had become a mid-winter carnival held indoors and the circus an outdoor event held in the spring. In 1929, the All Campus Events Committee combined the two activities and George Abernathy, a member of the All Students' Club, coined the word "Carnicus." As Carnicus evolved over the years, emphasis was placed on the skit competitions.

Where

James R. Cox Auditorium

Alumni Memorial Building
1408 Middle Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996

When

Thursday, 25 April, 2013

Who to contact

Contact:

Lanier Lofton

Website: Click to Visit

Cost:

$10 UT Students, $UT Faculty/Staff, $15 General