In October 1938 Al Capp’s “Dog Patch” comic strip character Sadie Hawkins (the ugliest woman in Dog Patch, whose influential father set aside a day for a foot race when the town’s unmarried women could chase eligible bachelors and got to keep ones they caught) inspired a week of events. UT claimed to have originated … Continued
Since 1981 Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity has held an annual three-day boxing tournament open to fraternity representatives and other students. The event is held at the Golden Gloves Boxing arena at Chilhowee Park. The proceeds are donated to Golden Gloves Charities, which, in turn, donates to other community organizations. Matches are in weight classifications. Funds … Continued
In August 1974 Tony Martin, an employee of the UT Safety and Security force (now UT Police) who was resigning to become the chief of police in Dandridge, wrote a 21-page letter detailing charges of wrongdoing among officers in the Safety and Security Department. In November the General Counsel’s Office began an investigation of the … Continued
The Safety Pin Club was established in October 1933 for the purpose of having fun on a depression scale and the accomplishment of one altruistic project a year. Its membership consisted of 21 women.
Safety Week was first held in fall 1988, although no official committee sponsored the event. The Student Government Association’s Safety Committee sponsored the event in spring 1989.
The UT Sailing Club began in 1995 when a group of students convinced the Concord Yacht Club (established in 1951) and the UT Rec Sports Club Office each to purchase three JY 15 boats and establish a maintenance fund for upkeep of the boats so that the student club could be established. The club first … Continued
In January 1932 the board of trustees implemented a 5 percent salary cut for all UT employees, including the medical, dental, and pharmacy programs at Memphis, the Junior College at Martin, and all agricultural extension and experiment station employees.
In January 1987, just days before C. Warren Neel returned to full-time employment as dean of the College of Business, State Attorney General W. J. Michael Cody issued an opinion stating that UT’s payment of an annual salary supplement of $23,562 to him, representing the difference between his salary as dean and his salary as … Continued
The Salute to the Hill performance before each home football game by the Pride of the Southland Band was first executed on September 17, 1994, before the Florida game. As the band marches from the Music Building to the stadium, it stops at the corner of Andy Holt Avenue and Philip Fulmer Way (formerly Stadium … Continued
In spring 1988 Aquatic Center personnel had the shuffleboard courts behind the center removed and replaced with a sand volleyball court. The court was designed and built by program director Alan Lambert.
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