How to Make a Mushroom Log

From shitakes to portabellas, mushrooms are a culinary delicacy enjoyed around the world. Not only are they popular with cooks, but they’re also simple to grow and harvest at home. Bob Hess (’00), owner of Everything Mushroom in Knoxville, offers this how-to on cultivating your very own mushrooms. Continue reading

Sporting a Good Night’s Sleep

A good night’s rest comes easy for former Tennessee Lady Vols standout Michelle Marciniak (’95), who has crafted bed sheets from the same breathable fabric that she once wore as a basketball coach at the University of South Carolina. Continue reading

How to Build a Corn Maze

We’re betting you’ve always wondered how all those intricate corn mazes are created each fall. In our new “How To” series, we’ll answer that question, followed each month in eTorch by other articles that will make you say, “So that’s how to do that!” To kick off the fall, two alumni share the secrets behind constructing a Vol-centric labyrinth of cornstalks. Continue reading

Get the Kids InVOLved

Alumni chapter events are a great way to get the whole family into the UT spirit.  Chapters in Missouri, Georgia, and Tennessee are hosting family and children’s outings perfect for your entire Vol clan. Continue reading

UT Alumni ‘Teach For America’

As their undergraduate careers drew to an end, three UT Knoxville students knew they wanted to give back in some way. They decided to join Teach For America, an organization that recruits top college graduates to expand opportunity for children in low-income areas. Continue reading