Student@Tennessee, Monday, Feb 1, 2010 
Newsletter for UT Knoxville Students


--- Happy Februrary! On Feb. 3-5, Phi Eta Sigma will be collecting cash donations in the UC outside Rocky Top Cafe to support Go Red For Women, sponsored by the American Heart Association to bring awareness about heart disease to women. With each donation, you will get a treat and for each $5 donated you will get a pin.

--- Dream of starting your own business? Learn more at 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, beginning on Feb. 9. Some of the sessions will be held at the UT Research Foundation Technology Business Center, 2450 E.J. Chapman Dr., and others will be held in the Haslam Business Building. For more info, visit the UT Research Foundation Web site at

Mark Your Calendar

--- Down Under campus tournaments begin this week. Winners receive free entry into the ACUI Region 5 tournament in February that will include schools from Tennessee, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. Come help UT win it all! Entry into all events is free. Questions? E-mail [log in to unmask]

--- Brown Bag, Green Book lunch with Maude Barlow, noon - 1 p.m. tomorrow in the East Tennessee History Center's auditorium, 601 S. Gay St. This discussion of Barlow's book, "Blue Covenant: The Global Water Crisis and the Coming Battle for the Right to Water," is part of a Baker Center series on national and regional water issues. Barlow also will lecture at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3, in the Baker Center auditorium. Both events are free and open to the public. For more info call 974-0931.

--- The Parents Association will be hosting an online chat for parents and students with the Programs Abroad Office to provide information about opportunities to study abroad. The online chat will take place at 6 p.m. tomorrow. Parents and students may access the chat from the News & Announcements section of the Undergraduate Admissions Web page at This chat will give parents and students a great opportunity to learn more about studying, traveling, or interning abroad.

--- Screening of the documentary, "Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin," 6 p.m. tomorrow in 213 Hodges Library. Do you know who planned the 1963 March on Washington? Find out in this documentary about Bayard Rustin, a leader in the civil rights movement who was an openly gay African American man. During his 60-year career as an activist, organizer and "troublemaker," Rustin formulated many of the strategies that propelled the American civil rights movement. Sponsored by the Chancellor's Commission for LGBT People, the Commission for Blacks and many others. Learn more about Rustin by visiting Learn more about the campus Rustin events by visiting 

--- Student Success Center peer mentor interest meeting for first-year students, 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3, in UC 220. For more info call 974-6641.

--- Careers for Creators presentation, 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3, in 225 UC. Hear a panel of speakers who "painted" their passion for the arts into a career. Take away resources to assist in your career development. For more information call 974-5435 or e-mail [log in to unmask]

--- A. Scott Pearson, author and UT alumnus, will be the featured speaker at an event sponsored by the UT Office of Alumni Affairs and the Alumni Association Knox County Chapter. The event will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 3 at 7 p.m. in Hodges Library Auditorium. Pearson will discuss his first novel, "Rupture," a medical thriller set in Memphis. A book signing will take place after the event, and Pearson's book will be on sale. The meeting is free and open to the public.

--- The American Medical Student Association will hold its monthly meeting and screening of the film series "Unnatural Causes," 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3, in UC 221. Questions? E-mail [log in to unmask]

--- We the People, UT's student libertarian organization, will meet this Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in Hodges 253. For more information contact Anna Parker at [log in to unmask]

--- Tickets are now on sale for All-Sing 2010. The theme is "Tik-Tok on the Clock." All-Sing is a group singing competition among registered student organizations and is the third in a series of four events sponsored my All Campus Events. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, and Friday, Feb. 5, in the Alumni Memorial Building's Cox Auditorium. Tickets can be purchased at the Central Ticket Office in the University Center.

--- UT Science Forum, noon Friday, Feb. 5, in Thompson-Boling Arena Dining room C-D. Speaker: Jeffrey Davis, associate professor of sign language and linguistics. Topic: "Hand Talk: North American Indian Sign Language." Free and open to the public. For more info e-mail [log in to unmask] or call 974-8156.

--- The Habitat for Humanity student club will host its first general meeting at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 7, in 221 University Center. Learn more about helping those in need in our community as well as in ending poverty housing worldwide. For more info contact [log in to unmask]

--- UT Bookstore nursing fair for College of Nursing faculty and staff, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8, on the lower level of the bookstore. Meet book and product representatives, see demonstrations and register for door prizes. For more info call 974-1053.

--- Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) meeting, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, in COM 314. Topic: "Sell Your Skills." Were you a server? A babysitter? A yard worker? Meet with some of Knoxville's professionals, and they will help turn skills from past jobs into marketable assets for future employers. Free food will be provided.

--- Make this Valentine's Day one to remember by joining the Chancellor's Honors Program on a visit to the Knoxville Opera, 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, at the Tennessee Theatre on Gay Street. Metropolitan Opera star, soprano Rachele Gilmore, plays the title role of Donizetti's dramatic masterpiece "Lucia di Lammermoor." Questions? E-mail [log in to unmask]

--- Workshop on careers in Oak Ridge, 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, in the UC Shiloh Room. Sponsored by UT Career Services and Oak Ridge Economic Partnership. Employers participating in the event include the Department of Energy, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, B&W Y-12, ORAU/ORISE, SAIC, Energy Solutions, Oak Ridge Energy Corridor, and many others. Students of all majors are welcome. For more info e-mail [log in to unmask] or call 974-5435.

Get Involved

--- This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Phoenix, UT's literary arts magazine. Submissions are now being accepted of critique and poetry on the central issues of our time. All contributors note: published work will join a retrospective of student creativity at the University of Tennessee. For more information, go to

--- Interested in performing arts or learning about the entertainment industry? Want to bring culturally relevant people to campus? Apply to the Cultural Attractions Committee. Applications can be found at or on the bulletin board in the Student Activities Office (305 UC). Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Feb. 5, printed in the Student Activities Office or sent electronically to [log in to unmask] The committee will then contact the applicant about an interview if desired.

--- Engineering students: Do you take pride in the engineering program at UT and want to share your interest with others? The College of Engineering is now accepting applications for their Ambassadors program for the 2010-2011 school year. Ambassadors work to recruit prospective students and stimulate community interest in engineering-related activities by participating in recruiting events, public relations with alumni and faculty, and academic programs. Students selected as ambassadors will have excellent opportunities to further develop personal, social, communication and leadership skills and will be rewarded a scholarship for their service. To apply, visit Applications are due by noon Wednesday, Feb. 17, in the Engineering Advising Services office, 202 Estabrook Hall. Contact Susan Kolody at [log in to unmask] or 974-4008 for more information.

Important Deadlines

--- Parents Association Offers Student Scholarships: It's time students to begin applying for the Parents Association International Scholarship. This scholarship provides financial assistance specifically to students of UT Parents Association members who seek to study, intern, or volunteer abroad. The application period for these scholarships is February 1 through February 25, 2010. Students must complete and submit their online application AND submit a transcript/academic history to the Parents Association Office at 412 Student Services Building no later than 5 p.m. on Thursday, February 25. Students can visit for more information and to access the online application. The Parents Association Academic, Leadership, and Service Scholarship Applications will be available in April.

This Week in SGA

--- The SGA Election Commission will be holding two interest meetings for people who would like to get involved in SGA. The meetings are at 8 p.m. tomorrow and Thursday, Feb. 4, in the UC Shiloh Room. Questions? E-mail [log in to unmask]

--- The SGA New Student Relations Committee is partnering with Career Services to present the "Student Organization Interview Workshop." The workshop will help prepare students for upcoming spring recruitment interviews with various organizations. The event will be Feb. 3 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in University Center Rooms 226 and 227. The event will include two mock interview sessions and a workshop. The event times will be: Mock Interview Session 1 - 1:15 to 2 p.m., Workshop - 2:15 to 3 p.m. and Mock Interview Session 2 - 3:15 to 4 p.m. Students who are interested are encouraged to RSVP to [log in to unmask]

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