Student@Tennessee, Tuesday, Sep 7, 2010 
Newsletter for UT Knoxville Students


--- Register to vote --- On November 2, 2010, Tennessee will hold elections for governor and for seats within the United States Congress. If you are interested in registering to vote in Tennessee, the voter registration application is available at Simply print, complete and mail the form to the address listed for the county in which you wish to register. Resources for voters specific to Tennessee, including a list of candidates, may be found at

--- Starting on Thursday, Sept. 30, students will register for Spring 2011 classes in Banner Self Service instead of in Circle Park Online (CPO). Over the next four to six months, more CPO functions will move to Banner Self Service, which will provide remote access and round-the-clock service, and will integrate with "MyUTK," the university's portal, to allow single-sign-on access to Banner, Online @UT (Blackboard) and the DARS degree audit system. Banner eventually will manage admissions, registration, academic records and transcripts, catalog and curriculum, timetables, fee payment and financial aid.

Mark Your Calendar

--- The UT College Republicans will be hosting gubernatorial candidate Mayor Bill Haslam, 5:30 p.m. tonight in the UC auditorium. Free and open to the public. Questions? E-mail [log in to unmask]

--- Collegiate FFA and 4-H joint cookout for anyone interested in joining one or both of the organizations, 6:45 p.m. tonight at Fiji Island. Questions? E-mail [log in to unmask]

--- The Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) is hosting a panel of media professionals that will discuss interactions between public relations professionals and the media, 7 p.m. tonight at the new Scripps Convergence Lab on the fourth floor of the Communications Building. Network with Knoxville media professionals Gene Patterson from WATE-TV, Marc Anthony from Star 102.1 radio and more. Questions? visit the PRSSA website at

--- The Clarence Brown Theatre and the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra will join forces for the first time in a decade to present Peter Shaffer's "Amadeus" on the Clarence Brown Theatre Main Stage, Sept. 8-19. Questions? Visit the CBT website:

--- Peace Corps globe talk, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 8 in 252 Hodges Library. Questions? E-mail [log in to unmask]

--- UT Red Cross Club interest meeting, 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9, in HSS 68. For more information e-mail [log in to unmask]

--- UT Science Forum, noon - 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, in Thompson-Boling Arena dining room C-D. Speaker: Chris Eberly, ORNL. Topic: "Taking the Weight Off with Carbon Fibers." Free and open to the public. Bring your lunch or purchase one at the arena.

--- Pi Beta Phi sorority will hold a fundraising tailgate at this week's Oregon game, benefiting First Book, an agency that provides new books to children in need, addressing one of the most important factors affecting literacy  access to books. An innovative leader in social enterprise, First Book has distributed more than 70 million free and low cost books in thousands of communities. Tickets are $8 and can be purchased at the door or from a Pi Phi prior to the event.

--- In an effort to help pet owners celebrate the lives of their companion animals, both living and dead, Veterinary Social Work at the UT College of Veterinary Medicine is offering Pet Memorial Day, Sunday, September 12, 2010. The event, which is free and open to the public, allows people to reflect on the impact pets have on their lives. Questions? Call 974-7377.

--- Submissions for the Spring 2011 issue of the Pursuit undergraduate research magazine will be accepted through Monday, Sept. 20, at Pursuit's website, at Pursuit accepts advanced, original, research-based submissions from undergraduate students in all academic colleges at the University of Tennessee. Graduates may submit their work within one year of their graduation date. If you have questions about your potential submission, please contact the editors at [log in to unmask]

--- The Volunteer Channel presents "UT'S GOT TALENT!" Auditions will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 11 in Studio 40 on the first floor of the Communications Building. For more information e-mail [log in to unmask] or visit the Facebook page.!/pages/UTs-Got-Talent/147236428642219?ref=ts

Get Involved

--- Are you looking to get inVOLved on campus? There are many opportunities through the different branches of SGA. Currently, Student Services is accepting applications for new members. The Student Services branch is comprised of nine committees that focus on the many facets of university life, including UT traditions, new students and campus beautification. Applications for Student Services, as well as more information are found online at The deadline to apply for Student Services is September 10.  Apply at

--- The Central Program Council's Campus Entertainment Board is currently conducting its membership drive. CEB is best known for helping organize and produce the annual Volapalooza concert. CEB also regularly brings comedians, magicians, and other types of performers to campus, and hosts Vol Night Long, Coffeehouse performances, and an annual Battle of the Bands. Students interested in bringing live entertainment to UT should consider applying to join CEB. The application can be found online at Applications are due in the Office of Student Activities on Thursday, Sept. 9.

--- UT Visual Arts Committee membership drive --- The VAC brings 4 to 5 visiting artists to campus each year, stages exhibits in the BCC and UC 
concourse, and engages in other methods of bringing the arts to campus. Applications may be picked up in the Office of Student Activities on the 3rd floor of the UC and are due by 5 p.m. on 
Wednesday, Sept. 15. Interviews will be held on Sept. 16 and 17. Questions? E-mail [log in to unmask]

--- The Women's Coordinating Council is recruiting new members for the 2010-2011 school year. Applications are due by 5 p.m. Thursday Sept. 23 in the Women's Center located in room 301 in the UC. The Women's Coordinating Council is a student committee that implements, plans and evaluates programs that focus on women's issues from a feminist perspective. Questions? E-mail [log in to unmask]

Ready for the World Events

--- The Fall 2010 Ready for the World Passports have arrived. The Passport is a calendar and guide to many of the international and intercultural events taking place on campus and in the community through the end of the academic year. If you would like a free Passport, contact Amy Blakely at 974-5034 or [log in to unmask] 

Knoxville Connection

--- Phi Eta Sigma honor society fundraiser to benefit Knoxville city schools' arts programs, 7:30 - 10:30 a.m. today. Students will be selling Krispy Kreme donuts at several locations on campus including Presidential Courtyard, Pedestrian Walkway, and at the 11th Street and Neyland parking garages.

--- English as a Second Language (ESL) volunteer tutoring opportunity --- Interested in helping newly arrived refugees in the Knoxville area? Bridge Refugee Services, Inc. helps resettle newly arrived refugees from around the world in the Knoxville area. You can help by becoming an English tutor and conversation partner. Interest meeting 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9, in UC 202. Questions? E-mail [log in to unmask]

--- UT All Campus Events (ACE) committee's 17th annual Volunteer Challenge is set for Monday, Sept. 13 through Friday, Sept. 17. The Volunteer Challenge program pairs UT student organizations with local Knoxville agencies to provide a week-long meaningful community service experience full of "Volunteer" spirit. In the past, students have completed light landscaping, painting, minor construction projects, and additional service for agencies throughout the city. During the week, the organizations benefit a local non-profit agency by contributing their time to complete a variety of projects for the agency. After the conclusion of the week, the Vol Challenge reception will be hosted on Tuesday, Sept. 21. Questions? Call (919) 423-2583 or e-mail [log in to unmask]

This Week in SGA

--- SGA has made it possible for you to find different ways to get involved on campus, through the 'Get inVOLved Survey.' This survey helps break down the 300+ campus organizations to your specific areas of interest and involvement. After completing the survey, organizations that fit your interests the best will be able to contact you, regarding organization information and recruitment details. The survey can be found at

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