The Tennessee Alumnus is nearing its 100th birthday, and during that long tenure there have been changes along the way. Some changes are good. Some don’t work out so well. One change we implemented last year was a new publication … Continue reading Change in Schedule
“The magazine is at the printer” might be one of the most soothing sayings to the ear of an editor. It means all the hard work in writing, editing, photographing, designing and approving is all complete, and now the magazine … Continue reading Anticipation
President Joe DiPietro shares the challenges, rewards and surprises of his daily job leading at the University of Tennessee. Continue reading Q&A With President Joe DiPietro
The work of North Carolina artist Angelique Droessaert, who is a two-time UT Knoxville alumna, will be on exhibit at Agora Gallery in New York City. The artwork is part of an exhibit called Modalities of Expression and will run … Continue reading Alumnus Mailbag
We’re two months away from publication of the next issue of the Alumnus. All the assignments have been made for articles and photos, some of the copy is coming in and planning is starting on design. I think our fall … Continue reading What’s next?
This week the Alumnus received a book in the mail. Even though the press release accompanying the book didn’t say the author was a UT alumnus, some digging found that indeed author M.O. Walsh of My Sunshine Away earned a … Continue reading Alumnus Mailbag
There is plenty to love about summer: the warm temperatures, long days and relaxed atmosphere. For people on college campuses, the parking is much easier and it seems less hectic than during the fall and spring semesters. Summer is not … Continue reading Transitions to Fall
Our inbox has been getting full with all sorts of alumni promotions and announcements. As I’ve mentioned before, the Alumnus does not have class notes in the printed version of the magazine. We hope the blog will provide an outlet … Continue reading Alumnus Mailbag
Inside the Octagon, spring 2014 I believe that your editors have shown poor judgment in prominently displaying the ritualistic scarring and branding associated with the Omega Psi Phi fraternity in six pictures in the article on Ovince Saint Preux in … Continue reading Letters to the Editor
The praises of emeritus professor of music John Brock will be sung in October to mark his 50th year of teaching at UT Knoxville. Continue reading Golden Teacher
Several recent issues of the Alumnus have included articles related to World War II. With the 70th anniversary on June 6 of D-Day, it seemed appropriate to talk about the continuing significance and impact of the war and its veterans. … Continue reading Why do we remember D-Day?
The UT Institute of Agriculture is headquartered in Knoxville, but the multiple entities that make up UTIA are spread across the state. It was clear from our tour of the Knoxville campus that UTIA is much more than cows and … Continue reading Day 6: Tour Institute of Agriculture
In the sunny but chilly morning, we began our last day of the road trip and tour of UT Knoxville at Sorority Village off Neyland Drive across from the Visitors Center. There are 13 residential houses and a village center … Continue reading Day 6: Tour UT Knoxville
After nearly a week of iffy weather, we were greeted in Chattanooga with a full day of sunshine. With commencement only two days away, there was not much obvious student activity happening on campus. But we were guided in the … Continue reading Day 5: Tour UTC
Tucked amidst the rolling green hills in Middle Tennessee, you might stumble upon a little oasis called the UT Space Institute (UTSI) in Tullahoma. This is a small campus for graduate students in fields such as aviation systems, flight test … Continue reading Day 4: Tour UTSI
Beautiful sunshine greeted us this morning for our tour of UT Martin. The theme of the day carried over from last night’s dinner with UT Martin alumni Jennifer and Todd Hampton. UT Martin stands out for the close relationships faculty … Continue reading Day 3: Tour UT Martin
The early morning brought strong storms to the Memphis area, but the rain stopped just in time for our tour of UT Health Science Center. The campus is located downtown in the midst of the city’s big hospitals. We started … Continue reading Day 2: Tour UTHSC
We officially started the UT road trip this morning in Knoxville and drove six hours to Memphis. In between, we stopped first just west of Nashville to try to eat lunch at the Loveless Café. But there was a two-hour … Continue reading Day 1: Travel to Memphis
Our road trip gets fully underway on Sunday when we travel to Memphis. But today, we traveled to Oak Ridge to get a glimpse of one of the agencies that is part of the UT Institute for Public Service (IPS). … Continue reading Day 0: Institute for Public Service
The Tennessee Alumnus is a magazine for all alumni of the UT System. There three undergraduate campuses (Knoxville, Martin and Chattanooga), the Health Science Center based in Memphis, UT Space Institute in Tullahoma, the Institute of Agriculture with a main … Continue reading UT Road Trip
Ovince Saint Preux continued his quest for mixed martial arts glory three weeks ago when he defeated Nikita Krylov with the rare Von Flue choke on March 15 at UFC 171. Continue reading What is next for Ovince Saint Preux?
What do you call it when editors get in a room to talk about writing, editing, designing, social media and food? The 2014 CASE Editors Forum. CASE is the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. This annual conference is a … Continue reading Editors Forum
Dr. Catrina Crisp (HSC ’05) is urogynecologist in Cincinnati who is using research and education to help women with pelvic health issues. She was the head researcher for a national study on women who had a surgery called copocliesis for … Continue reading Mailbag: Alumni Success
Lots of Alumnus mail to sort through these days. Here are some items we received: Jay Thornton (Knoxville ’90) was recognized among Top Lawyers by the 2014 South Florida Legal Guide. Thornton specializes in employment and labor, banking and finance, … Continue reading Mailbag: Class Notes