Monday, March 20, 2017

The Only Ten-I-See

 Although we may have had a struggle to wake up in the morning, we loaded the vans and headed off to the wonderful of Knoxville. Our first destination was through the University of Tennessee's Student Conduct, where we heard from Natasha, Shah and Amanda, and Fletcher and Sarah. During our time with them, we discussed the legal and academic repercussions of relationship violence. Southern hospitality was visible at the office when we were greeted to UT themed water bottles and t-shirts.

In the spirit of the first day of spring, we visited a local Rita's Italian Ice to capitalize on their free treats. This Rita's was located in a charming shopping area in downtown Knoxville. With our downtime, we explored the town. After our short exploration of the city, we returned to UT and heard from their Police Department. Officer Sennstrom provided a wonderful insight into how they react to relationship violence. Shortly thereafter, Officer Lindsey provided the women of our group an interactive self-defense class.

After a long day of discussion, we stretched our feet touring UT's campus thanks to Liz's high school friend, Kaelyn. We appreciated seeing the beautiful campus; the library, the student union, and the gym. We returned to the church hungry, and fatigued to a wonderful dinner of spaghetti, meatballs, and caesar salad. To wrap up our day, we wrote this blog entry while listening to the musical stylings of High School Musical and The Cheetah Girls soundtracks.

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