Student@Tennessee, Monday, Jan 31, 2011 
Newsletter for UT Knoxville Students


--- Reminder: UT students, faculty and staff will commemorate the 50th anniversary of African-American undergraduates at UT Knoxville with a march tomorrow at 4:30 p.m. at the Torchbearer statue. The march to the UC Auditorium will be followed by a celebration with special guest, Olympian and UT alumna, Benita Fitzgerald Mosley. If you need more information on the kickoff event or the yearlong celebration, please contact Charles Houston at 974-3011 or Annazette Houston at 974-6087 or e-mail [log in to unmask] Take the opportunity to join us in the walk and kickoff event.

Good News

--- UT Career Services' recent student assessment survey showed that their Facebook page is one of their most-utilized resources. On the page you can find career services events, tips for full-time and part-time jobs and interesting articles relating to career exploration. 

Mark Your Calendar

--- UT Diabetes Advocacy Board interest meeting, 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1 in UC room 220. For more info e-mail [log in to unmask] Refreshments will be provided.

--- UT Science Forum, noon Friday, Feb. 4, in Thompson-Boling Arena Dining room C-D. Speaker: Stephen Levy, technical director of the Tennessee Solar Energy Association. Topic: "How Realistic is the Dollar-a-Watt Goal for Solar Power?" Bring your lunch or purchase it from the arena. For more information, e-mail [log in to unmask], call 974-8156 or visit the Science Forum website at 

--- The UT chapter of Alpha Epsilon Delta premedical student honor society is hosting Dr. David Stockton from UT Medical Center, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9, in AMB 27. He will speak on the subject of Wilderness Medicine, the emerging field of providing emergency health care in rough environments using limited resources. Questions? E-mail [log in to unmask] or visit

--- All Campus Events presents All Sing, a UT tradition for more than 75 years, at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium. This year's theme is "All Sing: GLEE Addition." The competition includes 13 student organizations performing songs from "South Pacific," "Burlesque," "The Lion King," "Sister Act," "Guys and Dolls" and hits from Queen and Lady Gaga. Tickets for the Saturday night event are $10 for UT students, $13 for UT faculty/staff and $15 for the general public. Tickets may be purchased in the Central Ticket Office at (865) 974-3381 or through Knoxville Tickets at (865) 656-4444 or

Get Involved

--- Are you interested in horses, have ridden your whole life, or want to learn? The Equestrian Club has both a recreational and a competitive program. Recreational riders take trail rides through the mountains each week while improving their riding. On the competitive team, riders of all levels can compete against other colleges in hunt seat, western or both. Questions? E-mail [log in to unmask]

--- The Tennessee Collegiate Horsemen's Association is looking for students that are interested in horses or the equine industry. The club promotes leadership, service, and education in the equine world and welcomes all disciplines, levels and interests. This semester's events include rodeo trips, a trail ride, ice skating, 4H and more. Qustions? E-mail [log in to unmask]

--- The All Campus Events committee (ACE) is currently accepting applications for membership. ACE organizes four campus events each year: Homecoming, Vol Challenge, All Sing and Carnicus, representing some of the longest standing traditions at the University of Tennessee. Applications can be found at For more information, email [log in to unmask] 

--- The Office of Undergraduate Admissions is currently accepting applications for the VolCorps Program for the 2011-2012 school year. Within the VolCorps Program, there are three divisions -- Volunteer Team (work with prospective student-athletes), UT Ambassadors (work with the UT Visitors Center and conduct campus tours), and ME4UT Team (work with all weekend diversity recruitment programs). If you are interested in learning more about these programs, come to one of the information sessions on Jan. 31 or Feb. 2 at 5 p.m. in Hodges Library Auditorium. If you would like to apply, visit Applications are due by 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11, at the Undergraduate Admissions Office, 320 Student Services Building. Questions? E-mail [log in to unmask]

--- The Student Success Center is calling applications for 2011 First Year Studies peer mentors. Want to learn more about the position and application process? Drop by during the following times to learn more from previous peer mentors.

2/1 Tuesday 10–12pm UC 225
2/2 Wednesday 3-5pm UC 220
2/9 Wednesday 3-5pm UC 220

Applications are due Friday, Feb. 18.

--- If you are a current transfer student and want to be involved in the transfer orientation program, Student Orientation and Leadership Development (SOLD) is recruiting transfer students with at least one semester of credit at UT (and a 2.5 GPA) to serve as Transfer Orientation Assistants (TOA). TOAs will work with the transfer orientation sessions and serve as a resource for incoming transfers. The position description and application are located at and applications are due by 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4. Questions? E-mail [log in to unmask] or call 974-2435.

Important Deadlines

--- The deadline for applications to the Congressional Internship Program has been extended to Friday, Feb. 4. The Congressional Internship Program provides students in good standing the opportunity to work with Tennessee legislators in Washington, D.C., for approximately six weeks during the months of May and June. For more info visit

--- Teach for America's final application deadline is this Friday, Feb. 4. Only one in ten children growing up in low-income communities will graduate from college. Teach for America is working to change this and to provide children across the United States with an excellent education. Graduating seniors can apply online for the 2011 corps by this Friday at   

--- The Carl Cowan Scholarship Fund, available to both undergraduate and graduate students, was made possible through initial donations and recurring contributions from individuals and businesses. It was established after black students and faculty members in the early 1970's sought to identify additional funding sources for black students. The endowment was originally named the Minority Scholarship and Assistance Fund. In 1983, the name of the endowment was changed to the Carl Cowan Scholarship Endowment Fund. Four scholarships of $1,000 will be awarded for the 2011-2012 academic year. The funds will be dispersed in increments of $500 at the beginning of the fall and spring terms to each recipient. If you are interested in applying, please visit the OMSA website at for details. The application deadline is Tuesday, Feb. 15.

Ready for the World Events

--- The Spring 2011 Ready for the World Passports have arrived and are ready for distribution. 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 free passports to distribute in your classes, please contact Amy Blakely at [log in to unmask] or 974-5034. Please indicate the number of Passports you'd like and where they can be sent via campus mail.

--- The Tsinghua English Summer Camp is a three week summer teaching and volunteer opportunity at the Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. Teachers and student volunteers from across the U.S. are invited to attend and/or teach, and UT Knoxville is ready to select its participants for this year. Information sessions will be held on the following dates in the Programs Abroad Resource Room at Melrose Hall: 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1, 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 7, and 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10. A final information session will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, in the I-House dining room. Online applications are available now at The application deadline is Tuesday, March 8. Questions? E-mail [log in to unmask] or [log in to unmask]

--- Chinese cooking demonstration, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1, in the I-House Great Room. Learn how to cook Chinese dumplings and Chinese desserts. Tickets $2 for students, $3 for faculty and staff and $4 for the general public. For more info call 974-4453.

--- "Islam 101: Steps toward understanding basic tenets of Islam," 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3, in the UC Shiloh Room. Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

--- The Ready for the World Café, an international buffet operated by students in the advanced food production and service management class, opens for the semester on Feb. 7 and will run through April 21. The café will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday in the Hermitage Room on the third floor of the University Center. Diners will pay $11 for the all-you-can-eat buffet or $9 for a plate of food to carry out.

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