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Architecture Students Creating Design Plans to Revitalize Downtown Lenoir City

Tennessee Today

Eleven UT architecture students spent the fall semester working on four projects to assist Lenoir City with its downtown revitalization efforts.

The students were part of a class taught by Tricia Stuth, an associate professor of architecture in UT’s College of Architecture and Design.

The senior-level students worked with faculty and students from various disciplines including hotel, restaurant, and tourism management; advertising and public relations; economics; and Spanish on projects for Lenoir City as part of this year’s Smart Communities Initiative.

The Smart Communities Initiative, overseen by UT’s Office of Service-Learning, pairs faculty and students with Tennessee cities, counties, special districts, and other government organizations to engage in real-world problem solving. SCI is part of the university’s Experience Learning initiative, which stresses hands-on learning to bring classroom lessons to life.

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Smart Communities Initiative Honored by Southeast Tennessee Development District

UT Office of Sustainability website

The UT Smart Communities Initiative has been honored by its partner, the Southeast Tennessee Development District. SCI began in the 2014-15 academic year, connecting faculty and students with Tennessee cities, counties, special districts, and other governmental organizations to engage in real-world problem solving aimed at improving the region’s economy, environment, and social fabric. The SCI program was chosen to receive the Flame Award – an award given to outstanding local projects that inspire bigger things.

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UT Tourism Management Students Work to Attract Tourists to Lenoir City

Tennessee Today

Retail, hospitality and tourism management students at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, are trying to identify niche tourism markets that may help Lenoir City’s downtown revitalization efforts.

The students are a part of a class taught by Stefanie Benjamin, an assistant professor of retail, hospitality and tourism management in UT’s College of Education, Health and Human Sciences.

The senior-level students are working with students from various disciplines including architecture, public relations, consumer sciences and Spanish on projects for Lenoir City as a part this year’s Smart Communities Initiative.

The students will produce a sustainable strategic tourism marketing plan, rack card and photography portfolio for Lenoir City.

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UT PR Students Creating Campaign for Downtown Lenoir City

UT College of Communication & Information website

Nineteen public relations students at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, are working on a PR campaign that will help get residents excited about revitalization efforts afoot in downtown Lenoir City.

The students are part of a class taught by Candace White, a professor in the School of Advertising and Public Relations in UT’s College of Communication and Information.

The public relations students are working with other students from various disciplines including architecture, retail, hospitality and tourism management, consumer sciences and Spanish on projects for Lenoir City as a part this year’s Smart Communities Initiative, which is overseen by UT’s Office of Service-Learning.

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Smart Communities Initiative Working on Projects for Downtown Lenoir City

Tennessee Today

From seeking new uses for old buildings to finding ways to stimulate tourism, UT students are putting classroom lessons into practice in collaboration with Lenoir City, Tennessee, as part of this year’s Smart Communities Initiative (SCI).

“Our Smart Communities Initiative is now in its third year and we’re excited to collaborate with our program partner, Lenoir City, on a cluster of projects focused on the downtown area,” said Kelly Ellenburg, director of UT’s Office of Service-Learning, which oversees the SCI.

The program pairs faculty and students with Tennessee cities, counties, special districts and other governmental organizations to engage in real-world problem solving aimed at improving the region’s economy, environment and social fabric. SCI is a key component of Experience Learning, the university’s initiative that emphasizes experiential learning.

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