Student@Tennessee, Monday, Feb 22, 2010 
Newsletter for UT Knoxville Students


--- This week is "Support for Haiti Week" on campus, an effort to support the people of Haiti through financial donations and cultural awareness. The events for the week are as follows:
Tonight at 7 p.m. in 253 Hodges Library: Screening of the documentary film "Egalite of All: Toussaint Louveture and the Haitian Revolution," which chronicles the history of the country.

Tuesday, Feb. 23, at 7 p.m. in the University Center auditorium: Support for Haiti benefit concert featuring various acts from around campus. There will be a candlelight vigil directly following the concert to honor the victims of the Haitian earthquake.

Wednesday, Feb. 24, at 7 p.m. in 223-224 University Center: Haitian Culture Night, a night to learn about the culture and customs of the people of Haiti, featuring various guests and activities. 

Donations for Haiti victims will be taken at each event.

All donations will be donated on behalf of The University of Tennessee to The American Red Cross.

Sponsors are: SGA, Minority Student Affairs, TeamVOLS.

--- Show Us Your Mug!

Did you know that over 140 billion single-serve beverage containers are thrown away each year? In celebration of RecycleMania (now through March 27), Make Orange Green wants you to show us your mug! Whether itís pretty, ugly, or just plain bizarre, email a picture of your favorite reusable coffee mug or bottle to [log in to unmask] for a chance to win warm and fuzzy feelings inside, an official "RecycleManiac" t-shirt (top 10 entries), a "green goody bag" with above t-shirt, and reusable grocery tote (top 3 entries).  Reusable coffee mugs and bottles reduce waste, save money, and earn prizes-What could be better than that?  All entries must be received by Friday, February 26.

Mark Your Calendar

--- When you love your money, your money loves you back. invites you to its launch party, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today in the UC Crest Room, to celebrate George Washington's birthday with free food, t-shirts and cash prizes. is a financial planning tool for students, sponsored by UT's Family & Consumer Science Department, that includes free online courses with everything you need to know about smart money management.

--- UT Student Photography Club meeting, 5 p.m. tonight in HSS 51. All skill levels welcome. Meetings every Monday, same place and time. Questions? Contact [log in to unmask]

--- Strange Fruit On Stage Productions, the Strange Fruit Dance Company and Love United Gospel Choir alone with the Black Cultural Programming Committee will host "Moments in Time: A Look Back Into History," tonight at 7 p.m. in the UC auditorium. The program will take you through the journey of what life is like as an African American. Free and open to the public. Part of Black History Month. Questions? Call 974-6861 or e-mail [log in to unmask]

--- Learn more about developing your leadership potential at a "Leadershop," 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24, in the Humes Hall multipurpose room. This workshop will challenge students to examine different worldviews and leadership styles and encourage them to evaluate and appreciate perspectives that are unique from their own.  Free and open to all students. Sponsored by UT Student Orientation and Leadership Development. Questions? E-mail [log in to unmask]

--- John D'Emilio will present a lecture titled "Lost Prophet: The Life and Times of Bayard Rustin," 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24, in the UC Crest Room. D'Emilio will also present a lecture titled "Leaping and Creeping: How Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender People Have Fought to Achieve Equality," 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, in the Black Cultural Center.

--- UT College Democrats meeting, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24, in 241 College of Law Building. Speaker: Knoxville Director of Community Development Madeline Rogero. Free and open to the public. Questions? E-mail [log in to unmask]

--- The UT Science Forum, noon Friday, Feb. 26, in thompson-Boling Arena dining rooms C-D. Speaker: John Mack, M.D., a cardiothoracic surgeon and medical director of the UT Medical Center's Heart Lung Vascular Institute, University of Tennessee Medical Center. Topic: "Advances in Cardiovascular Care at a Dedicated Heart Hospital." Free and open to the public. Questions? E-mail [log in to unmask] or call 974-8156.

--- The UT Outdoor Program presents the All Access Weekend Outdoor Festival, Feb. 26-28, including the Telluride Mountain Film Festival, Crankin' at the Obed Service Day, and Crankin' for Access Bouldering Competition. The film festival will be held Friday, Feb. 26, from 7 to 10 p.m. in the University Center Auditorium and is free for students, faculty and staff, $10 for the public. Crankin' at the Obed Service Day will be held Saturday, Feb. 27, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Meet at the Outdoor Center in TRECS 20. Free and open to the public. Participants will do trail work for half the day and then climb for the second half. The Bouldering Competition will be held Sunday, Feb. 28, from 1 to 7 p.m. at the VOL Wall in HPER court B. $15 to enter (all proceeds go to the Access Fund). Questions? E-mail [log in to unmask] or call 974-9749.

--- UniTe and UT Men's Athletics will host an all-night camp-out inside Thompson-Boiling Arena this Friday, Feb. 26, for tickets to Saturday morning's Tennessee vs. Kentucky game. Students who come to the camp-out will receive a wrist band gaining them early admission. 
At 7 p.m. Friday, students will form a line outside the student gate and will be allowed to enter the arena at 9:30 p.m. At 11 p.m., the gates will be locked and no one will be allowed to enter the arena. Students with university commuter tags may park in G5 or G3 overnight. However, all cars must be moved before 7 a.m. or they will be towed. Students will leave the arena at 6 a.m. and must be back in line outside the arena by 8 a.m. The gates will open at 10:30 a.m. Due to the limited amount of concourse space the first 500 UT students will be the only ones allowed to camp out. Questions? E-mail [log in to unmask] or [log in to unmask]

--- The Spring Job Fair is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 2, in Thompson-Boling Arena. The Diversity Job Fair will be held the same day from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Ray Mears Room of Thompson-Boling Arena. Both events are open to all students. This is a great opportunity for any student graduating this May or August and starting their job search as well as for students interested in internships.

--- Election reform will be the focus of a one-day conference to be held March 5 at the Baker Center. The conference, to be moderated by Edye Ellis, former broadcast news anchor for WBIR-TV Channel 10, will be held at 9 a.m. in the Toyota Auditorium of the Baker Center. Free and open to the public, the program is a joint effort of the Baker Center, the College of Law, the Department of Political Science and the American Studies Program.

Get Involved

--- Adult Students: If you are interested in information about the Adult Student Association, please send an e-mail to [log in to unmask] You are an Adult Student if you are any of the following: an undergraduate 25 years of age or older, married, a parent, or returning to college after having been out of school for several years.

--- Are you looking for a way to get more involved on campus? Are you proud of UT and want to share your love of UT with others? The Office of Undergraduate Admissions is currently accepting applications for the position of Admissions Student Recruiter for the 2010-2011 school year.  The Student Recruiter Program is the combination of the former Ambassador Scholars, ME4UT and Orange Pride. These groups are being brought together to encourage cross-training, recruitment and interviewing. If you are interested in learning more about these programs, come to an information session. Sessions will be held tonight and Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 7 p.m. in Hodges Library auditorium. Applications are due by 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26, at the Undergraduate Admissions Office, 320 Student Services Building. Questions? E-mail [log in to unmask]

--- Faculty, staff and students who have dreamed of starting their own businesses are invited to attend Vol Court 2010, a series of free how-to seminars led by experts from across the state. The one-hour seminars will be held on Tuesdays in February and March. Tomorrow's seminar is at 5 p.m. in the Stokely Management Center seventh floor meeting space. Topic: "Practice the Throw: Learning how to network and pitch your idea."

--- Peace Corps agricultural info session, 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24, in Pendergrass Library on the agriculture campus. Help farmers market their products. Develop alternatives to wood as a fuel source. Start a recycling program. Promote environmentally friendly farming practices. If you have experience in gardening, landscaping or environmental education or a degree in agriculture, environmental science, forestry, or agribusiness, you may be able to help the Peace Corps. For more info e-mail [log in to unmask]

Important Deadlines

--- The application deadline for Mortar Board has been extended to Friday, Feb. 26. Mortar Board is the premier national honor society recognizing college seniors for superior achievement in scholarship, leadership and service. Mortar Board members are not only recognized as the top scholars and leaders on their campuses, but are presented with the unique opportunity to join a diverse group of students from vastly different disciplines and interests in this great Society. Applicants must have Junior Standing and GPA of/ or above 3.31. Apply online at Questions? E-mail [log in to unmask] 

Ready for the World Events

--- The Great Decisions Program, coordinated by the Center for International Education and funded by the Ready for the World initiative, will bring five speakers from around the country to UT Knoxville this semester to address our nation's most pressing foreign policy issues. The series will kick off tomorrow night at 7 p.m. in the I-House Great Room with Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, D.C., speaking about "The Global Financial Crisis." Free and open to the public.

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