Norm Witek

Norm Witek (’68 & ’69) is a retired from Brevard College as a professor and cross country coach. And he is the only nonprofessional athlete
to have an athletic shoe named after him by a major shoe company. Continue reading

Going Natural

This summer, the Early Learning Center hosted its first annual Early Learning Institute, Cultivating Our Natural Learning Community. During the two-day institute, … Continue reading

Student to Watch: Jennifer Russomanno

Eating healthy can be expensive, and buying fresh fruits and vegetables from local farmers is often not an option for people who depend on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Jennifer Russomanno, a graduate student in public health, is hoping to shed some light on the barriers for small rural farmers’ markets that seek to implement a program to provide an avenue for SNAP recipients to gain access to healthier foods. Continue reading

Faculty Spotlight: Laura Wheat

Assistant Professor and Coordinator Grief Outreach Initiative As an intern and then as a practicing counselor, Laura Wheat noticed a lot … Continue reading

Once Upon a Time

It’s no secret how important reading is in the development of young minds. So we asked three experts from the Center for Children’s and Young Adult Literature to write about emerging trends in children’s literature and the increasingly popular genres of young adult lit and graphic novels. Continue reading

More than Math

When the state of Tennessee named Knox County AP calculus teacher Wanda Lacy as 2013–2014 Teacher of the Year, officials … Continue reading

Strong Women. Better World.

Michelle Kwan, the most decorated figure skater in US history, visited UT in April to speak and participate in a panel discussion with coaches from six countries as part of the Empowering Women and Girls Through Sports initiative. Continue reading

Serving and Learning

Service-learning is quite the buzzword in higher education, but it’s a practice that students and faculty in the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences have been engaging in for many years. The practice aims to enhance academic learning by challenging students to apply disciplinary knowledge within the context of real-world situations. Continue reading

Teachers of the Year

The Today show named Billie Yardley (’77; MS ’82) its Teacher of the Year during a televised broadcast in November. … Continue reading

A Vol at the Paralympics

Alumnus Joshua Pate has studied the Paralympic Games for years. This winter, he experienced them firsthand as a volunteer, working as a news reporter for the games in Sochi, Russia. Continue reading