Dog’s Best Friend

Jared Bruhin and John Edwards may have two of the most coveted jobs on campus—they’re Smokey’s handlers and his best pals. Hear what they have to say about being a part of one of UT’s most beloved traditions. Continue reading

That Someone Special

Did you meet your spouse on a classroom on the Hill? Or your BFF in a residence hall? We asked our Facebook friends if they met someone special at UT, and here’s what they told us. Continue reading

Who Was Your Favorite Professor?

Nominate your favorite professor for the 2013 Alumni Outstanding Teacher Award.

Each year, the University of Tennessee Alumni Association funds four awards that recognize excellence in the classroom. These awards are part of the association’s continuing effort to encourage resourceful and creative instruction and to publicly recognize exceptional teaching—especially the teaching of undergraduates.

Selected by the Knoxville Campus Alumni Awards Committee, the winners will be announced at the spring Chancellor’s Honors Banquet.

Nominate a current faculty member here.

The deadline for nominations is Wednesday, October 31. For more information, contact Mary Holtman-Reed.

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

Volunteer spirits? Share your UT ghost stories!

With hundreds of years of history, UT Knoxville is bound to have some stories of hauntings in halls and phantoms across campus. What ghost stories and legends do you remember? We’ve only received one spooky tale thus far, so please send us your scary stories! We may include yours in a fright-filled feature in eTorch! Continue reading

Vols in Service

Lt. Justin Gray, USMC, does us proud in Afghanistan—and his former college roommate, Billy Haley, gives us the details. Continue reading