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


--- The UT Libraries now offers library resources and selected services in mobile format. Use the Libraries' mobile gateway to access pages formatted for your phone or other mobile devices such as iPod Touches, PDAs, and more. To access UT Libraries Mobile on your phone, go to

--- The University of Tennessee provides several scholarships available to upperclassmen based primarily on campus leadership and campus and community service. The recipients of these scholarships are chosen in the spring by a committee appointed by the Division of Student Affairs. Students may apply themselves or may be recommended by another member of the campus community. Questions? E-mail [log in to unmask] or call 974-3179.

--- Election reform will be the focus of a one-day conference to be held on campus Friday, March 5. The conference, which will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., will be held in the Toyota Auditorium of the Baker Center. The conference will focus on recent innovations designed to improve voting in election administration at the national, state and local levels; the status of the voting rights law; and the importance of the 2010 Census on American politics and government.

--- Support UT and celebrate the resources and creativity of our region at the Appalachian Spring Dinner and Auction, 6 p.m. Saturday, March 27, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Receive a unique culinary experience inspired by five unique, local chefs and participate in the exciting auction coordinated by Hotel, Restaurant and Hospitality students. All of the proceeds from the event go to assist students with vital experiences beyond the classroom. Questions? E-mail [log in to unmask]

--- Former Vice President and Nobel Peace Prize winner Al Gore will be honored by UT Knoxville with only the third honorary degree granted by the campus. Gore will receive the degree -- an Honorary Doctor of Laws and Humane Letters in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology -- at the spring commencement exercises of the College of Arts and Sciences on May 14. He will be the featured speaker at the ceremony, addressing graduates and their families along with the gathered faculty.

Mark Your Calendar

--- Diversity Job Fair, 3 - 5 p.m. today in the Ray Mears Room of Thompson-Boling Arena. The purpose of the fair is to connect students from different backgrounds with employers who are committed to diversifying their workforce. The event is open to all students with special emphasis on helping students from a variety of populations, such as students with disabilities, the LGBT community and individuals from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds.

--- Diabetes Advocacy Board meeting, 5:30 p.m. tomorrow in UC 220. Free and open to the public. Questions? E-mail [log in to unmask]

--- College Republicans meeting, 6:30 p.m. tomorrow in the UC Hermitage Room. Free and open to the public.

--- Management Society at UT meeting, 7 p.m. tomorrow in 223-224 University Center. Speaker: William F. Baker, a well-known expert in the fields of leadership and public television and the co-author of a recent book, Leading With Kindness: How Good People Consistently Get Superior Results. Free and open to the public.

--- The UT chapter of Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority will provide information on STD awareness and prevention, noon to 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 3, at the Pedestrian Walkway. The group is partnering with the Knox County Health Department to offer free HIV testing, 3 - 6 p.m. Thursday, March 4, in UC 217-218. Questions? E-mail [log in to unmask]

--- American Medical Student Association meeting, 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 3, in UC 237. Representatives from the Red Cross will speak about volunteer opportunities with their FAST program. FAST volunteers are first-aid certified and work in first-aid stations at community events. Also, Michael Caudle, Fellow for Health Policy and Director of the Health Policy Program at the Baker Center, will speak about health policy. Questions? E-mail [log in to unmask]

--- The Women's Leadership Program, sponsored by the Student Orientation and Leadership Office, is presenting a four part series titled, "Women at Work." Topics include Women and Salary Negotiations, Young Alumnae Panel Discussion, Work/Home Life Balance and Through the Labyrinth -- Beyond the Glass Ceiling. Presenters include Margaret Sallee and Nissa Dahlin-Brown. The first presentation, "Through the Labyrinth" is at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 4, in 204-205 Baker Center.  Students, staff and faculty are encouraged to attend. Questions? E-mail [log in to unmask] or call 974-2435.

--- UT Science Forum, noon Friday, March 5, in Thompson-Boling Arena dining rooms C_D. Speaker: Paul Branca, M.D., UT Medical Center. Topic: "New Technologies to Help People with Lung Disease." Free and open to the public. Bring your lunch or purchase it from the arena. Questions? E-mail [log in to unmask] or call 974-8156.

--- The UT Hillel Jewish Student Center invites you to enjoy an evening of comedy with five-time Emmy award winner Alan Zweibel, 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 16, in the UC auditorium. Zweibel has written for such television shows as Curb Your Enthusiasm and Saturday Night Live. Free and open to the public. This program is made possible through a University of Tennessee Student Activity Grant. UT Hillel is a program of the Knoxville Jewish Alliance.

--- The 5th Annual Asian Awareness Night will be held in the Ula Love Doughty Carousel Theater at 7 p.m on Friday, March 19 2010.  This year's show is titled "ORIGIN" and is a celebration of culture within the Asian American community of Knoxville.There will be traditional music, dances, hilarious skits and authentic Asian food. "ORIGIN" is sponsored by the Asian American Association at UTK.
This event is open to the student body, the UT community and the general public. General admission tickets can be purchased at the door for $5/students with valid UT ID and $7/general public.
For more info, please check out

Get Involved

--- Spring Break Plans? Are you taking a community service based trip during Spring Break? If so, the UT Office of Communication and Marketing would like to include you in a story that's being written about the UT community’s volunteer efforts. Send a brief description of your plans and your contact information to Jamil Price at [log in to unmask]

--- The Central Program Council is currently exploring a proposal for a new programming committee. The council invites any interested students to help research this need. The first meeting is tomorrow. Questions? E-mail [log in to unmask]

Ready for the World Events

--- The UT Women's Coordinating Council (WCC) celebrates Women's HERstory Month, now through April 1. This year's theme is "Well Behaved Women Seldom Make History." The WCC will host numerous events, musical performances, discussions, and film viewings to highlight the many contributions of women. All events are free and open to the public. Questions? E-mail [log in to unmask] or [log in to unmask]

--- The Ready for the World Café will celebrate Wellness Week this week with food and facts. The international buffet's menu will include coconut-crusted mahi mahi with pan-roasted garlic, rosemary and tomato sauce (great source of omega-3s); vegetarian pad Thai; broccolini with lemon and shallots (100 calorie or less per serving); roasted pepper, cucumber and tomato salad (a full serving of vegetables); fennel-dusted chicken with brown butter and capers (600 mg or less of sodium per serving); herb-marinated pork tenderloins (15 grams or less of carbohydrates per serving); and sour cream and chive mashed potatoes (a good source of calcium). The Ready for the World Café will be 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. The Ready for the World Café accepts dining dollars and All Star, and faculty and staff!
  can use ARAMARK's UT Reward Card to receive a 15 percent discount.

--- The Student Government Association's Diversity Affairs committee hosts its annual Diversity Week this week. The theme is "I am NOT My Stereotype" and each day will represent a different aspect of diversity on campus. 

The following is a list of events occurring throughout the week:

Monday, March 1: Disability Awareness: "Reflections on the Disability Perspective," 5 - 6 p.m. in the UC Hermitage Room
Diversity Job Fair, 3 - 5 p.m. in Thomson-Boling Arena

Tuesday, March 2: The Game of Life: The Politics & Gender Edition: "What card have YOU been dealt?", 5 - 8 p.m. in UC 227

Wednesday, March 3: Religious Literacy: "What Every American Needs to Know," 7 - 9 p.m. in Hodges Library auditorium

Thursday, March 4: Culture Clash: "I am me!", 5 - 8 p.m. in the International House

Student Success Center

--- First Year Studies peer mentor applications are due today. Applications are online at Questions? E-mail [log in to unmask]

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