Student@Tennessee, Monday, Aug 29, 2011 
Newsletter for UT Knoxville Students

Good News

--- The UT Knoxville Office of Research now offers two new certificate programs. The Certificate in Grant Writing and Proposal Development helps students learn the basics of grant writing and proposal preparation for sponsored research opportunities. It consists of classroom and online workshops. 
The Certificate in IRB/Human Subjects Research will familiarize students with the Institutional Review Board process at UT Knoxville. This online
(Blackboard) course is appropriate for both undergraduate and graduate students performing human subjects research. For more information on either certificate contact the Office of Research at [log in to unmask]

Mark Your Calendar

--- Master's and doctoral students who are planning to graduate in Spring 2012 are invited to a workshop today in the UC Shiloh Room on how to use MyUTK to apply for graduation. The master's student workshop is from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. and the doctoral student workshop is from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Questions? E-mail [log in to unmask] or [log in to unmask]

--- Alpha Kappa Psi professional co-ed business fraternity interest meeting, 6:30 p.m. tonight in the UC Hermitage Room. Dress is business casual. Questions? E-mail [log in to unmask]

--- UT Rotaract student club interest meeting, 6:30 p.m. tonight in UC 202. Rotaract is a student organization affiliated with Rotary, which provides service on the local, national and international level. Free pizza provided. Questions? E-mail [log in to unmask]

--- Skullcandy event, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30, and Wednesday, Aug. 31, in the UC Plaza. Enjoy the music styling of MC Othello and DJ Stan "DUH" Man. Get free Skullcandy stuff and win prizes. Sponsored by the UT Bookstore Technology Center. Questions? Call 974-3668.

--- Are you interested in nuclear security, safeguards, and nonproliferation? The Institute of Nuclear Materials Management will be having its first meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30, in 308 Pasqua Nuclear Engineering Building. Larry Satkowiak, Director of Global Security and Nonproliferation Programs at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), will be speaking about current challenges in the nuclear security field, as well as jobs at ORNL. A free dinner from Tomato Head is included. All majors are welcome. Questions? E-mail [log in to unmask]

--- Phi Alpha Delta pre-law student organization interest meeting, 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30, in the UC Shiloh Room. Thinking about law school? Learn about UT's pre-law student organization. Membership is open to all UT undergraduates. Questions? E-mail [log in to unmask] or [log in to unmask]

--- PRSSA Public Relations Student Society of America interest meeting, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30, in the Scripps Convergence Lab of the Communications Building. Students can learn more about what PRSSA has to offer and how they can get involved in upcoming campus events. All majors are welcome and free food and drinks will be provided. Questions? E-mail [log in to unmask]

--- As a kick-off to recruiting season and Career Awareness Month, visit UT Career Services for their fifth annual cookout, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, in front of Dunford Hall. Enjoy hotdogs, hamburgers, and veggie burgers provided free to all students, faculty, and staff by corporate partners 21st Mortgage, Target, Pepsi Beverages Company, Enterprise, Clayton, and Aramark. Enter for a chance to win door prizes. Questions? E-mail [log in to unmask] or call 974-5435.

--- UT College of Law admissions workshop and recruitment fair, Wednesday, Sept. 7. Anyone considering law as a career or who is interested in the law school admissions process should attend. Free and open to the public. No preregistration is necessary. Questions? Call 974-4131.

--- The UT Libraries will host a series of events next week celebrating the achievements of African American students and faculty at UT Knoxville. On Thursday, Sept. 8, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the 2nd floor entrance to Hodges Library, enjoy music, poetry, a video expo, step-dancing, and more. There will also be two free screenings of the film "Miss Evers' Boys," the true story of the U.S. government's 1932 Tuskegee Syphilis Experiments, at 2:00 p.m. in 212 Hodges Library and at 6:00 p.m. in Hodges Library Auditorium.

Get Involved

--- Give your feedback on Volapalooza, UT's annual end-of-the-year concert, and let UT know what kind of music you would like to hear next spring. Visit by Sept. 16 and complete the survey.

--- SOLD Leadership Guides --- Student Orientation and Leadership Development (SOLD) Leadership Guides are students skilled in leadership development and dedicated to serving the campus as a peer resource team. They are available to any UT student or organization to present a variety of programs on many different topics. Each program can be tailored to fit your needs. Program examples include: time management, study skills, icebreakers, servant leadership, communication skills, true colors, team building, and many others. Contact the Leadership Guides to present to your club, organization, or class today! Questions? Email [log in to unmask] or call 974-2313.

--- Student InVOLvement Fair, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, in the UC. Learn about different ways to get involved with the campus and the greater Knoxville community. Free and open to the public. For more info call 974-5455.

--- The Emerging Leaders Class is a three credit-hour course taught every spring for sophomores and juniors interested in studying leadership theories, styles and practices. The class also participates in an exchange trip where students visit peer institutions in another city in order to learn more about leadership programs and organizations on those campuses. The Office of Student Orientation & Leadership Development (SOLD) will be accepting applications for our 2012 Emerging Leaders class beginning Sept. 12. Questions? E-mail [log in to unmask] or call 974-2313.

Knoxville Connection

--- Applications for The Volunteer Experience (TVE) are now available to all freshmen. TVE is a student-led organization that allows freshmen at UT to leave the college bubble and become a part of the Knoxville community through sustained service. For the first semester, all TVE students will serve together in one location once a month. In the spring, students serve where they feel they will make the most impact (and where they feel they will be most impacted) for ten hours a month in order to affect lasting change. For more information and application, visit

This Week in SGA

--- Want to make decisions that affect your freshman class? Then apply for SGA Freshman Council! Interview to be chosen as one of the 44 members to pass legislation affecting all freshmen as well as plan social and philanthropic events. To apply for Freshman Council, visit

Any student also can apply to serve on an SGA Student Services Committee. Committees include: Academic Affairs, Campus Beautification, Campus Outreach, Diversity Affairs, Government Affairs, New Student Relations, Technology Services, Traditions, and Volunteer Services. These committees are a great way to meet other students, and actively play a part in changing our campus! To apply for a Student Services Committee, online applications can be found here: For more information and a description of these committees, go to the Student Services Branch page of the SGA website. 

All applications are due September 2.

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