Engagement and Outreach Week is a celebration of partnerships, ideas, and innovative approaches to community engagement and outreach.The feature event is the third annual Engagement and Outreach Conference on October 7 from 8:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m. This year’s theme is Demonstrating Resilience Through Multiple Pandemics. Registration for this event is free and open to students, faculty, staff, and community stakeholders. Learn more about the Engagement and Outreach Conference, as well as other Engagement and Outreach Week events at communityengagement.utk.edu.
Office of Research and Engagement Announces Incentive Grant Winners
Two research projects have been selected to receive Engaged Scholarship Incentive Grants for fiscal year 2021. The grants, totaling $8,000, are provided as part of UT’s commitment to engagement and the scholarship of academic outreach. These projects enhance the University of Tennessee’s public view of the campus research mission.
Learn more at engagement.utk.edu.
UT Hosts Second Annual Community Engagement Conference
More than 230 faculty, staff, students, and community partners attended UT’s Community Engagement and Outreach conference Tuesday to discuss community partnerships around topics such as health, housing, homelessness, substance abuse, and education. The theme of this year’s conference, Partnering for Impact, was hosted by the Office of Community Engagement and Outreach, and is an opportunity for members of the community and the university to share knowledge and focus on issues critical to society.
Recognitions, October 2
Tyvi Small, who has been serving as the interim vice chancellor for diversity and engagement since December, will take on the role permanently.
“Tyvi has proven himself to be a compassionate, thoughtful, and creative leader who has built strong relationships based on trust and respect across our campus and the broader community,” said Chancellor Donde Plowman. “Through his experience as a first-generation student and his various roles on campus, he understands the importance that mattering and belonging play in student success.”
OCEO to Host Engagement and Outreach Conference
The University of Tennessee will host its second Engagement and Outreach Conference October 29 in the Student Union Ballroom from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. This year’s theme is Partnering for Impact. Faculty will present on their community partnerships around such priority topics as health, housing, homelessness, substance abuse, education, and evaluation. Many of these challenges have been identified as critical in Knox County. The conference will also showcase UT projects and initiatives that help improve lives in the greater Knoxville area. The event is open to faculty, staff, students, and nonprofits. It is free but registration is required.
Find the full agenda and registration at engagement.utk.edu.