Student@Tennessee, Monday, Aug 16, 2010 
Newsletter for UT Knoxville Students


--- Welcome Week Events: 

Welcome Week provides a comprehensive and dynamic array of activities for incoming freshman to give them every opportunity to connect to the institution, meet their peers faculty and staff. 

Life of the Mind book discussions will take place throughout today and tomorrow, Aug. 16-17, across campus. Small groups of students and faculty leaders will come together to discuss this year's assigned book, "Mountains Beyond Mountains," by Tracy Kidder. Students can find the date and location of their discussion by visiting and selecting "Light the Torch" under "My Courses."

Fraternity Recruitment information will be available throughout Welcome Week. The first opportunity to visit one of the information booths will be from 3 to 5 p.m. today in Presidential Courtyard.

Other Welcome Week activities include:

* Monday, Aug. 16: Caribbean Splash Jam, 8 p.m. at TRECS
* Tuesday, Aug. 17: Rec Fest, 5 p.m. on the TRECS Plaza
* Wednesday, Aug. 18: CarniVOL, 7-9 p.m. on the UC Back Plaza
* Thursday, Aug. 19: KnoxVegas Casino Night, 8 p.m. at the University Center
* Friday, Aug. 20: Student InVOLvement Fair, 10 a.m.  2 p.m. on the Pedestrian Walkway
* Saturday, Aug. 21: Matisyahu LIVE in Concert, 8 p.m. at the Humanities Amphitheater

For a complete schedule of and more information about Welcome Week events and activities, please visit the Welcome Week website at

Good News

--- The Division of Student Affairs has a few new staff members welcoming students back for the fall semester. Jeff Cathey, Frank Cuevas and Melissa Shivers are experiencing their first Welcome Week at UT Knoxville this year. Cathey came to UT during the spring semester as a new associate dean of students. Having both arrived on campus over the summer, Cuevas is the new executive director of University Housing and Shivers is the assistant vice chancellor for the Division of Student Affairs.

Mark Your Calendar

--- The installation of new carpeting in some areas of Hodges Library begins tomorrow, Aug. 17. The work will limit access to some areas. Students, faculty and staff can obtain books from closed areas by using the request service.

--- Open House at the LGBT & Ally Resource Center, 4 - 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 19, at F-103 Melrose Hall. For more info call 974-7803.

--- Student Orientation and Leadership Development L.I.V.E. Leadershop, 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 19, in UC 223-224. Learn your leadership style and explore how it impacts your life both inside and outside the classroom. For more info call 974-2313 or e-mail [log in to unmask]

--- Graduate student open house, 1 - 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 20, in Hodges Library. Register for Interlibrary Loan and Library Express delivery service, activate your wireless account, and meet the subject librarian in your field. Snacks and door prizes. Questions? Call 974-4273 or visit

--- UT Muslim Student Association meeting, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 26, in the I-House Great Room. Anyone interested in learning more about MSA and/or discussing plans for the fall semester is welcome to attend. Pizza and drinks will be served after the meeting.

--- UT College of Law admission workshop and recruitment fair, Wednesday, Sept. 8, at various locations around campus. Potential law school applicants are invited to attend the free workshop, and no preregistration is necessary. For more info call 974-4131.

--- Tickets are on sale to the Clarence Brown Theatre and Knoxville Symphony Orchestra's collaborative production of Amadeus at the Clarence Brown Theatre Main Stage Sept. 8-19. UT students may purchase $10 tickets directly through the CBT offices. For more information or to order tickets call 974-5161 or visit

Get Involved

--- Relay For Life 2011 -- Looking for a way to get involved on campus? Then apply for the Relay For Life executive committee. There are still positions available for those who interested in aiding the fight against cancer. Visit for applications and info about Relay For Life at UT.

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