Caribbean Splash Jam
Monday, August 19, 2013, 7:30 PM
TRECS Pool Area (Rain location: Aquatics Center)
Experience the Caribbean UT style at the Annual Splash Jam Pool Party. You will enjoy live entertainment, Greek Stroll-Off, free food, games, prizes and lots more! A signature Welcome Week event, Splash Jam provides a fun-filled environment that allows us to welcome the Class 2017 and returning students.
Legends Lecture Series: John Singleton
Monday, September 16, 2013, 7:00 PM
University Center Auditorium
The Legend’s Lecture series hopes to honor and raise public awareness of the accomplishments of an African-American who has, in some way, positively shaped African-American culture in their lifetime. The Legend’s Lecture Series was inaugurated in 2005, making this our 9th Annual Legend’s Lecture Event. This year’s event will feature producer, director, and screenwriter John Singleton. Mr. Singleton has helped to create some of the more prominent and esteemed black films in the past decade. He exploded onto the screen with his first film, Boyz ‘N the Hood, a tough, intelligent, plain-speaking look at friends in gang-ridden South Central L.A. that earned him Oscar nominations for best original screenplay and best director, becoming the youngest and first African American filmmaker to do so.
The Philadelphia Dance Company (PHILADANCO)
Monday, October 7, 2013, 7:00 PM
Clarence Brown Theatre
The purpose of this event is to explore the art of dance and to showcase how African-Americans contribute to traditional and contemporary styles of dance. The Philadelphia Dance Company (PHILADANCO) is celebrating over 43 years of providing exceptional dance performances and training to its many communities throughout the US and abroad.
The original mission of the Philadelphia Dance Company (PHILADANCO), “to present the highest quality of professional dance performance, and to provide exceptional training for the improvement of skills for emerging professional dancers and choreographers in a nurturing environment while increasing the appreciation of dance among its many communities” has withstood time, budget cuts and the passage of 43 years.
Homecoming Comedy Show
Friday, November 8, 2013, 7:00 PM
U.S. Cellular Stage at the Bijou Theater or Tennessee Theatre
The Homecoming Comedy Show will provide a great source of comedic entertainment highlighting collegiate and African-American culture for the UT student body, alumni, and Knoxville community. Please join us for a night of laughter!
Saturday, November 9, 2013, 12:00 - 3:00 PM
Black Cultural Center
Join us for a trip down memory lane as we celebrate Homecoming 2013! The annual tailgate will provide a fun-filled environment that allows current students to show their school spirit and fellowship with other students, faculty/staff, and alumni.
Homecoming 2013: 14th Annual Southeastern Stomp Fest
Saturday, November 9, 2013, 7:00 PM
Knoxville Civic Auditorium
Now in its 14th year, Southeastern Stomp Fest is a signature homecoming event hosted by the Black Cultural Programming Committee. Stomp Fest an opportunity for the UT student body, alumni, and Knoxville community to enjoy high energy stepping performances by NPHC Fraternities and Sororities.
Monday, November 25, 2013, 7:00 PM
University Center Ballroom
The annual Kwanzaa celebration highlights the traditions and importance of Kwanzaa to African-American culture. The event is often celebrated with a combination of a candle-lighting ceremony, feast (Karamu) and dancing.
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