Staff Reports

UT students will perform and compete in this year’s Carnicus, a lighthearted spoof of the popular MTV show “Jersey Shore,” this weekend.
This is the 81st year for Carnicus, a singing and drama competition among student groups presented by UT’s All Campus Events.
“A Fist Pumping Carnicus” will feature skits performed by 13 student organizations. Carnicus begins at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday in the Cox Auditorium in the Alumni Memorial Building.
Participating organizations are Alpha Chi Omega and Kappa Kappa Gamma, Alpha Delta Pi and Alpha Omicron Pi, Alpha Tau Omega, Baptist Collegiate Ministry, Chi Omega, Delta Zeta and Zeta Tau Alpha, Kappa Delta and Kappa Sigma, and Phi Mu and Phi Sigma Kappa.
Skit themes include “Shrek,” “Hercules,” “Toy Story,” “The Bible: SNL Transition” and more. Winners from the skit competition will be announced after the performances. Trophies are awarded for the first, second and third place skits, as well as for the best actress and best actor.
After Carnicus trophies have been presented, each organization’s score is combined with scores from other All Campus Events competitions throughout the academic year, including the Volunteer Challenge, Homecoming and All Sing. The group with the largest overall score will be awarded the ACE Cup.
Tickets to Carnicus are $10 for UT students, $13 for UT faculty and staff and $15 for the general public. Tickets can be purchased at the UT Central Ticket Office or through Tickets Unlimited at (865) 656-4444 and