The mission of the Issues Committee is to bring interesting and informative issues to the UTK’s campus. The Issues Committee guides its programming toward ideas and issues that can stimulate and enrich the university community and spark interesting conversations among its students. These programs are flexible in nature. Sometimes a program involves a speaker presenting an idea; other times it might be a Q&A or play like production. We try in everything we do to reflect the diversity of values in the university community.
Recent speakers have included Bill Nye the Science Guy, Reverend Al Sharpton, Alan Keyes, sports journalist Frank Deford, photographer James Nachtwey, and activist Angela Davis.