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


--- Undergraduate researchers, scholars, artists and performers are in the spotlight for UT Knoxville's first-ever Research Week.

This week's events include a concert, an honors symposium, a student paper competition and an art competition. The Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement (EURECA), in its 14th year, will cap the week of celebration.

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander, former state governor and president of UT, will open the week with a keynote address. Richard Rodriguez, a writer known for his book Hunger of Memory: The Education of Richard Rodriguez, will keynote the honors symposium tonight.

--- Census on Campus: Historically, the highly mobile college student population living on and off campus has been hard to count. Most students believe that they are counted on their parents' questionnaires, but that isn't true. Students living away from home must count themselves and will receive their own questionnaires from the U.S. Census Bureau. Data from the census helps ensure proper funding for road repairs, libraries, public transportation, safety and health facilities, so your participation is vital. Be watching for your Census form in the mail. When you get yours, fill it out and mail it back by April 1. Questions? Visit or take a look at some Census on Campus videos at:

Good News

--- Sarah Moore Greene, the 100-year-old civil rights leader and beloved Knox County educator, is one of the seven educators who will be honored on March 25 when they are inducted into the Educators Hall of Honor, housed in the UT Knoxville College of Education, Health and Human Sciences. The ceremony, which is open to the public, begins at 6 p.m. at the UT Visitor's Center on Neyland Drive. The Hall of Honor is a place to acknowledge the work of professionals who already have established themselves in the education field. The hall is open to any professional in the United States, and members have come from throughout Tennessee and the nation. Those honored have been teachers from elementary school to the college ranks.

Mark Your Calendar

--- Sponsored by the Chancellor's Honors Program, the first annual Honors Symposium features students presenting their research in a variety of disciplines. The event is all day today and includes speeches by U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander and noted writer and journalist Richard Rodriguez and a discussion session led by UT Interim President Jan Simek.

--- ReadyU at UT will be hosting a screening of "Summit on the Summit." This MTV special documentary follows celebrities as they hike to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro to raise awareness for the global clean water crisis. The screening will be held today in honor of World Water Day, and will start at 6:30 p.m. in 253 Hodges Library. Free pizza will be provided. The trailer can be viewed at

--- Interior Design Showcase, 6 - 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 23, in the Art + Architecture Building atrium. Come check out an exhibition of student work. Appetizers and refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public. For more info call 974-5267.

--- The UT Women's Coordinating Council is sponsoring the Guerrilla Girls On Tour, an internationally acclaimed anonymous theatre collective, 7 p.m. tomorrow in the UC auditorium. The show, "Feminists are Funny," is a live performance that addresses the lack of opportunities for women and people of color and explores the combination of performance and visual art. The show is free and open to the public.

--- "Blind Justice: Perspectives on The American Legal System" will take place at 7 p.m. tomorrow in the UC Shiloh Room. The panel will focus on the racial, geographical and income inequalities that exist within the legal system, as well as constructive solutions. A reception will follow in UC 227. Speakers: Penny White, UT College of Law professor and expert on judicial ethics; Knoxville criminal court judge Mary Beth Leibowitz; public defender Mark Stephens and social justice activist Marina Correia. Free and open to the public.

--- Want to learn strategies and tips on salary negotiation? If so, then plan to attend the second in a four-part workshop series, "Women at Work: Women and Salary Negotiation," at 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 24, in the Career Services classroom in Dunford Hall. Sponsored by the Student Orientation and Leadership Development office, the Women's Leadership Program and Career Services. All students are welcome to attend.  For more info e-mail [log in to unmask] or call 974-2435.

--- Jessica Jackley Flannery co-founded Kiva, a microfinancing Web site, with her husband Matt after hearing a lecture by Muhammad Yunus, who won the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize for his work in microfinance. As of March 2010, Kiva has distributed $126 milllion in loans across the world. Flannery will be speaking at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 24, in the UC Auditorium. She will be speaking on her work with Kiva and the success of microfinancing. The event is sponsored by the Issues Committee and is free and open to the public.

--- College Democrats meeting, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 24, in 136 College of Law Building. Questions? E-mail [log in to unmask]

--- Marian Jordan, founder of Redeemed Girl Ministries and author of Sex and the City Uncovered, will speak at the Alumni Memorial Building auditorium, 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 24, to host a fun, energetic and truthful event designed to reach females in college. This event is called "Girls' Night Out- Finding the True Love that Fills a Girl's Heart" and is free and open to the public.

--- Kappa Sigma and Delta Gamma are hosting Bowling for Boobs to raise money for Relay for Life. The event will be held on March 25 in the UC Down Under from 5 to 9 p.m. It is $10 per person for unlimited bowling. There will also be shirts for sale and a donation box. All proceeds go to Relay for Life at UT.

--- The East Tennessee Society of Professional Journalists and UT's Women's Coordinating Council will host "Women in Journalism," 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 25, in the Toyota Auditorium of the Baker Center. The program is free and open to the public.

--- The UT Science Forum presents Dr. Stephen Kania, College of Veterinary Medicine, who will speak on "Antibiotic-Resistant Staphylococci: Staying One Step Ahead," noon Friday, March 26 in Thompson-Boling Arena Dining Rooms C-D. The Science Forum is free and open to the public. For more info e-mail [log in to unmask] or call 974-8156.

--- Chi Alpha is hosting a masquerade ball to benefit world missions traveling to different areas of the globe. The event is at 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, March 26, at the Wesley Foundation. The cost is $10 per person. You can purchase tickets before the event on Pedestrian Walkway behind Hess Hall from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday this week or purchase them at the door. Questions? Text or call 931-244-0297 or visit their Facebook page,

--- Etiquette Dinner: The Women's Leadership Program, sponsored by the Office of Student Orientation and Leadership Development is presenting an etiquette dinner from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 30, at the Stokely Hospitality Suite of the Haslam Business Building. The program is designed to expose undergraduate students to traditional dining etiquette as well as addressing issues that are unique to women. Mary Mahoney, Assistant Director of Career Services will be hosting the event.  Register at: Questions? Call 974-2435 or e-mail [log in to unmask]

Get Involved

--- Recruitment for All Campus Events (ACE) is currently underway.  All Campus Events is responsible for organizing and hosting some of UT's longest standing traditions.  These events include Homecoming, All-Sing, Carnicus, and Vol Challenge. Would you like to work behind the scenes and make these great traditions possible? Would you like to be a part of our committee? If so, you may obtain an application at  Please turn in applications to the Student Activities office on the 3rd floor of the University Center by Tuesday, March 23.  Once you turn in your application, please be sure to sign up for an interview. If you have any questions, please direct them to [log in to unmask]

--- The Rotaract Club will sponsor a canned food drive on Friday, March 26. Please bring all canned goods to the Humanities Plaza from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cans will be donated to The Love Kitchen. Questions? E-mail [log in to unmask]

--- With the Easter season approaching, the Wesley Foundation on campus is working to raise money for their Relay for Life team in a fun way. Instead of taking time to stuff Easter eggs yourself, support the American Cancer Society by making a donation to the Wesley Foundation Relay team to receive a dozen pre-stuffed Easter eggs full of candy. A minimum donation of $4 is requested for each dozen. Forms are available at Questions? E-mail [log in to unmask] or [log in to unmask]

Important Deadlines

--- UT students and staff are invited to submit their paintings, drawings, photographs, sculptures, films/videos, mixed media and installations for a juried exhibit to be held in conjunction with the "Poverty and Health Care" mini-summit to be held on March 31 at UT Knoxville. The theme of this exhibit, which will be displayed at the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy from March 31 to April 2, will be health care and/or poverty, and it is meant to provide a visual representation of these issues through art and creative dialogues. To enter, submit any number of works to Room 208 of the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy no later than 5 p.m. on March 26. All work must be framed or otherwise ready for display.

--- It's almost time for students to begin applying for the UT Parents Association's Academic, Leadership and Service Scholarships. These scholarships provide financial assistance specifically to students of UT Parents Association members in recognition of exemplary achievements. The application period for this scholarship is Thursday, April 1 through Friday, April 23. Students are encouraged to begin applying on April 1. Students must complete and submit the online application and submit a transcript/academic history to the Parents Association Office at 412 Student Services Building no later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday, April 23. Students can visit for more information and to access the online application.

Ready for the World Events

--- In honor of the Vols' and Lady Vols' participation in the NCAA tournaments, the Ready for the World Café is celebrating March Madness this week with its international buffet and a raffle for a basketball autographed by coach Pat Summitt. The menu includes pork chops with apple chutney; tilapia puttanesca, which is a spicy sauce made of garlic, onions, anchovies, chili peppers, black olives and capers; chicken piccata; wild rice with mushrooms; garden vegetable soup; cheesy broccoli casserole; and tossed greens with gorgonzola cheese, walnuts and pears. The Ready for the World Café is open from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. each Monday through Thursday in the Hermitage Room on the third floor of the University Center. Diners pay $11 for the all-you-can-eat buffet or $9 for a plate of food to carry out.

Knoxville Connection

--- Registration is now open for the First Annual Friday Night 5K, Friday, April 16, benefiting underprivileged elementary students in Knoxville, through Clinic Vols and Second Harvest. You can register online at or on the Pedestrian Walkway every weekday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Early registration fees are $15 for students, $20 for the general public, and $18 per person for non-student groups of 8 or more. Also, stop by the FN5K table at the pedestrian walkway to purchase a T shirt for $10 that will help in advertising for the 5K to ensure that this event is a success for the youth of Knoxville.

This Week in SGA

--- Student Government Association Elections are this week. Voting opens at 6 a.m. Wednesday, March 24, and will close promptly at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 25. You will need your NetID and password to cast your vote. If any student has trouble voting, there will be an election hotline available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday. The number for the hotline is 865-974-3688.

--- SGA's Government Affairs Committee is partnering with the Baker Center to present "Blogs, Social Media and Political Incivility," 7 p.m. tomorrow in the Toyota Auditorium of the Baker Center. An interactive workshop, "Training Future Leaders in the Civility of Governance," will be held March 30 at 6:30 p.m. The event will cover the role of blogs and social media as relates to civility in the political process. Free and open to the public.

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