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  • You don’t have to be Fred Astaire or Ginger Rogers to put on your dancing shoes and trip the light fantastic. UT’s student Ballroom Dance Team has 34 members of…

  • History honors students look at how a “hillbilly” girl from Appalachia grew up to become an international one-word sensation. The course pulls students in to study someone they thought they already knew and familiarizes them with analyzing popular culture as a historical source.

  • There’s nothing like a verse of the alma mater to bring a tear to a Vol’s eye, but did you know it wasn’t written by an alumnus? Take a look at the history behind a few of the university’s most beloved songs.

  • Everyone loves a good bedtime story. Just ask UT student Andrew Kochamba, whose tweet about resident assistant Quamir “Q” Boddie reading him a bedtime story for his birthday went viral…

  • For the second year in a row, music students have had the opportunity to work with a cappella master Avi Kaplan from the Grammy Award–winning group Pentatonix. Kaplan visited campus…

  • Bradley and Meredith Holtz are alumni who exemplify the Volunteer spirit. Watching the devastation caused last year by the wildfires in Gatlinburg, they knew they had to find a way…

  • From her vantage point in the Pi Beta Phi Elementary School library, with a wall of windows looking over downtown Gatlinburg and the surrounding national park, librarian Pat Gunn saw nothing but gray darkness and a red glow.

  • By the time Ben Murphy graduated in 2015, he already had a pretty impressive resume that included directing a documentary and associate producing a film with an all-UT cast and crew.