East Tennessee third through fifth graders who are struggling in reading will have the chance to improve their skills through a free summer tutoring program offered by UT. The program, which is also a research project, is geared toward children who have completed grades three through five but are reading below grade level. To be eligible, children must have received free or reduced-price lunch during the 2012-2013 school year.
Paintings, sculptures, and graphics celebrating the timeless appeal of birds are the focus of a new exhibit that opens Saturday, May 25, at the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture. The touring exhibit, Birds in Art, runs through August 18. It features sixty works created in the past two years by artists from around the world.
On Monday, May 13, the University of Tennessee Police Department hosted a multiagency active shooter training exercise held at the Stokely Athletic Center on campus. Nearly 100 people from UTPD, the Knoxville Police Department, Knox County Sheriff’s Office, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation participated. UTPD hosts exercises like these to prepare a response to a potentially violent situation on campus.
Joel Reeves, who has served as interim assistant vice chancellor for information technology and chief information officer for the university since 2011, has been named permanently to the position, effective immediately. As assistant vice chancellor and CIO for UT Knoxville, Reeves will oversee a 200-person information technology staff that supports campus infrastructure, enterprise applications, instructional technology, and client support.
Their desire to help combat extreme poverty has led Nourish International members from UT to Uganda and Peru. This summer, it’s taking them to Guatemala. The group, which left today, will spend six weeks working with the Guatemalan organization Unidas para Vivir Mejor, which seeks to empower the women of Guatemala through programs including education, employment opportunities, day care, and health care services. The organization’s name translates to “United for Better Living.”
Kari Alldredge has been named UT’s new admissions director and will begin work on June 10. Alldredge is the senior associate director of undergraduate admissions at Oklahoma State University, where she has worked since 2006. At OSU, she led an admissions team that welcomed the school’s largest class ever. She helped reverse a six-year trend of declining enrollment and increased campus tour numbers by 80 percent.
The Macebearer is the highest faculty honor at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, symbolic of the faculty’s commitment of service to students, to scholarship, and to society. The Macebearer is awarded to a faculty member who has exhibited longstanding commitment and service to the university community.
The Office of Service-Learning supports faculty in the design and implementation of service-learning courses and facilitates quality service-learning partnerships between faculty and community organizations.
Working at the University of Tennessee offers more than just a stable job. Generous vacation and personal leave, numerous retirement options, free tuition, and all the added benefits of life at a major research university.
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