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VOL. 42 | NO. 13 | Friday, March 30, 2018

Hope springs eternal

Fans hoping to forget recent Vol disappointments, rejoice: It’s time to look ahead

Thank goodness Tennessee spring football is here. Vol Nation needs a diversion with all that’s happened the past couple of weeks, like the men’s basketball team losing to Loyola-Chicago in the NCAA Tournament’s second round, and Loyola advancing to the Final Four.

UT grads fan out to educate a new generation

David Cihak says there’s no luxury of a learning curve for new teachers as they tackle the mounting demands of the classroom after graduation.

2017 Teacher Preparation Report Card

The University of Tennessee’s Bailey Graduate School of Education received the highest possible rating for teacher preparation in the state, according to the state’s 2017 Teacher Preparation Report Card.

Think pink: It’s time once again to walk, bike, drive or run a Dogwood Trail

For some, the first day of spring is foretold by the calendar. Others with a more avian bent pin it to sighting a plump robin on the lawn. For allergy sufferers, it’s return of pollen.

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EVENTS

An Evening with Nikki Giovanni. Friends of Knox County Public Library, the Library Society of the University of Tennessee, the Knox County Public Library, Union Ave Books and WUOT will host Nikki Giovanni, the widely acclaimed poet and Knoxville native. Giovanni will present the 2018 Wilma Dykeman Stokely Memorial Lecture. The event is free and open to the public, but advance registration is required. Copies of Giovanni’s books will be available for purchase. Thursday, 7 p.m. Information

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SAM STOCKARD: VIEW FROM THE HILL

Davy Crockett’s fine, but let’s not get carried away

The Tennessee General Assembly is making some monumental decisions these days – literally. Not only is the Legislature prepared to put a statue of Tennessee folk hero Davy Crockett in front of the State Capitol, replacing obscure Nashville politician Edward Carmack, it’s also likely to erect a monument, or memorial, to unborn children in the ongoing battle against abortion.

NEWSMAKERS

Haslam College to honor aviator, entrepreneur

Scott Niswonger will be given an honorary degree from the University of Tennessee’s Haslam College of Business, and he will deliver the college’s commencement address.

BRIEFS

LMU joins Ethos Veterinary Health

Lincoln Memorial University and Ethos Veterinary Health are collaborating to improve the profession through innovation in education. The goal is to transform learning in the veterinary community by leveraging Ethos’ commitment to learning and development and its online learning platform, VetBloom, and the strength of LMU’s pioneering educational model.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Edmunds compares 5 best midsize pickup trucks

Full-size trucks such as the Chevrolet Silverado and Ford F-150 are hugely popular. But not everyone needs that much capability from a new pickup.

GUERRILLA MARKETING

Your email marketing campaign is only as good as your list

One of the most cost-effective strategies for driving web traffic and generating online leads is email marketing. Unfortunately, most small and mid-sized companies have an email database filled mostly of current clients, business partners and other friends of the firm.

CAREER CORNER

When, how should you ask your boss for more money?

Who wouldn’t like to make more money? If you’ve read my column before, you probably know that I’m an advocate of changing companies every three to five years for many industries. On top of gaining extra experience, switching has the potential to bump up your pay considerably.