Student@Tennessee, Monday, Sep 12, 2011 
Newsletter for UT Knoxville Students

Good News

--- UT Knoxville public relations students raised awareness and approximately $500 in funds over the weekend for Tuesday's Children, a non-profit group that provides mental-health counseling, coping skills, and life management support to the survivors and affected family members of the September 11 attacks and other terrorist incidents around the world.

Mark Your Calendar

--- Ewing Gallery exhibit, "E-Cyclorama: Immersed in Color," by Sanford Wurmfeld, now through October 27. Experience what it is like being inside giant color paintings. For more info, visit the gallery website or call 974-3199. 

--- The National Association of Black Social Workers will hold their first meeting of the semester, 6:30 p.m. tonight in 209 Henson Hall. Membership is open to all. Questions? E-mail [log in to unmask]

--- TeamVOLS interest meeting, 6:30 p.m. tonight in the UC Crest Room. Any student, staff, or faculty that is interested in volunteering for the 2011-2012 school year is welcome to attend. You can sign up for the weekly volunteer opportunities e-mail by going to Questions? E-mail [log in to unmask] or call 974-8481.

--- The International House presents Karaoke Night, tonight and tomorrow from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the I-House. The preliminary round with 20 singers will be held tonight, and the final round with 10 singers will be held tomorrow. Snacks will be provided. Questions? Call 974-4453.

--- Poet/songwriter/musician Jim Clark will read and perform at Writers in the Library, 7:00 p.m. tonight in the Hodges Library Auditorium. Free and open to the public.

--- Interested in the Peace Corps? Come to the Starbucks in Hodges Library for Peace Corps Coffee Hour. It takes place every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. UT is the only university in TN with a permanent Peace Corps recruiter. Questions? E-mail [log in to unmask]

--- Social Impact Fair, sponsored by Career Services and TeamVOLS, 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13 in the UC Ballroom. Come to explore volunteer and career opportunities that make a difference. For questions regarding ServiceCorps (Teach for America, AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, etc.), e-mail [log in to unmask] For questions regarding TeamVols, e-mail [log in to unmask]

--- Retail Students Association meeting, 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, in Jessie Harris Building room 228. RSA welcomes all Retail and Consumer Science students and all other students interested in retail or fashion to attend. The group will discuss upcoming events for the semester and serve refreshments.

--- The campus is invited to a reception celebrating the botanical photography of Alan S. Heilman, a retired UT Knoxville professor. It is a new digital collection hosted by the UT Libraries. Images from the collection will be on display. The free event will begin at 6:30 p.m. tomorrow in the Jack E. Reese Galleria, John C. Hodges Library. Heilman's photography is a collection of more than one thousand photographs of trees, flowers, mosses, ferns, and other plants—mostly from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. 

--- The Society of Professional Journalists invites all students to "When Sports Scandals Break: An SPJ Sports Media Panel," 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, in the CCI Auditorium. WBIR sports reporter Kris Budden, ESPN Radio Knoxville's Wes Rucker, Knoxville News Sentinel sports editor Phil Kaplan, and The Sports Animal's Jimmy Hyams will discuss their experiences covering sports scandals. Free and open to the public.

--- The Public Relations Student Society of America will hold a Twitter workshop, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, in the Scripps Convergence Lab on the fourth floor of the Communications Building. Learn how you can improve your social media profile through Twitter and explore the personal and professional uses for tweeting. Bring your laptop! Free food and drinks. All majors welcome. Questions? E-mail [log in to unmask]

--- The UT Cultural Attractions Committee presents "George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic," 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13 at the Bijou Theatre. Tickets for this event are $5 for current UT students and $30 for the general public. Visit to purchase tickets.

--- Kevin Hines jumped off the Golden Gate Bridge, but lived to tell the tale. Join him at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, in the UC Ballroom for a discussion about suicide prevention, mental health, and his story about surviving the 220-foot plunge into the bay. The event is free and open to the public.

--- Graduate school info session, "Gaining Admission Into Highly Competitive Graduate Programs," featuring Donald Asher, nationally known speaker and author, Wednesday, Sept. 14 in the UC Auditorium. The general session will be from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., and the Engineering and STEM specific session will be from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. This is a excellent opportunity for any students interested in attending graudate school. 

--- Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law meeting and UT law student panel, 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, in the UC Shiloh Room. Talk and Q&A session with current UT law students. Questions? E-mail [log in to unmask] or [log in to unmask]

--- Joint Institute for Computational Science (JICS) and the Interdisciplinary Graduate Minor in Computational Sciences program (IGMCS) are offering a seminar series, at 2:00 p.m. every Thursday this fall in Claxton 233. These organizations will offer a series of tutorials and seminars designed to provide UTK students, faculty, and staff with practical information about using UTK’s computational science resources, as well as other associated opportunities for participation and collaboration. For a list of scheduled speakers, please see:

--- UT Red Cross Club meeting, open to all, 7:00 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, in UC room 225. Information will be given on joining the organization and details concerning upcoming events. Events include a CPR and First Aid course, volunteering with the Ronald McDonald House, and a Bowling for Charity event to raise money for the winning team's charity. Questions? E-mail [log in to unmask] 

--- This Thursday, Joseph "Rev. Run" Simmons will reveal the history behind hip-hop as well as parallels between religion and music. The event will be held at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15 in the Cox Auditorium at the Alumni Memorial Building. The event is free to students, faculty, and staff and $10 for the general public. Tickets are available at the Central Ticket office in the UC.

--- Screening of the documentary film "Budrus," 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, in Hodges Library auditorium. The film tells the story of a group of Palestinians and Israelis joining together to prevent the village of Budrus from being bisected by Israel's separation barrier. Question-and-answer period immediately following the screening. Free and open to the public.

--- UT Science Forum, noon Friday, Sept. 16, in Thompson-Boling Arena dining rooms C-D. Speaker: David B. Clarke, director of the UT Knoxville Center for Transportation Research. Topic: "High-Speed Rail: Can America's Train Leave the Station?" Free and open to the public. Bring your lunch or purchase it at the arena dining room. Questions? E-mail [log in to unmask] or call 865-974-8156.

--- The Transfer Student Organization is holding an interest meeting at 4:00 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16, in UC room 225. Stop by to meet other people, get involved, and help other new transfer students. For more information, contact Charlotte Salinas at 974-2435 or [log in to unmask] This event is sponsored by the Office of Student Orientation and Leadership Development.

Get Involved

--- Leaderships Guides are a group of 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. Email [log in to unmask] or call 974-2313.

--- 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) is accepting applications for our 2012 Emerging Leaders class now! Questions? E-mail [log in to unmask] or call 974-2313.

--- The UT Student Bar Association will host the first Annual Bly Roll Race for Justice 5k and 1 mile fun walk on Friday, Sept. 16, at 7:30 p.m. on Neyland Drive. The race is being held in memory of Bly Roll, a member of the Class of 2012 who passed away last fall. All proceeds of the race will go to TAPIL to provide financial support for students pursuing work opportunities in public interest work.

The registration fee for students is $25.00. Registration is available online until September 14 at 

Questions? E-mail [log in to unmask]

--- The Women's Coordinating Council is recruiting new members. The mission of WCC is to empower women on campus and to promote awareness of issues that women face daily through programs and events. If you are eager, committed, and passionate about being involved, pick up an application in the Women's Center on the 3rd floor of the UC. Applications are due on Friday, Sept. 16. Questions? E-mail [log in to unmask] or [log in to unmask] 

Ready for the World Events

--- Renowned artist Willie Cole, who transforms ordinary objects like shoes and irons into sculptures and whose works have been exhibited at venues including the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and the Whitney Museum of American Art, will visit campus on Sept. 15 and 16.

Cole's visit is underwritten by a grant from UT's Ready for the World initiative and the support of the UT School of Art. 

Students, staff and faculty and the public are invited to meet Cole on Sept. 15 during a free luncheon at the Black Cultural Center. Free refreshments will be provided at the event, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

At 7 p.m., Cole will give a slide presentation about his artwork in Room 109 of the Art and Architecture Building. This event is also free and open to the public.

Knoxville Connection

--- Girls on the Run is a nonprofit after-school running/self esteem building program for girls ages 8-14. The fall season will begin the week of Sept. 12 and volunteer coaches are needed. All coaches will be trained and provided a curriculum. Training will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. tonight. The program seeks dependable, energetic volunteers that enjoy working with young girls. You do not have to be a runner to be a coach. At the end of the season there will be a 5K for the girls at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, at Tyson Park. Questions? E-mail [log in to unmask] or [log in to unmask] or call 865-712-9979.

This Week in SGA

--- Celebrate Constitution Day, Sept. 17, and express your opinion: are the principles of the U.S. Constitution reflected in university policies? Register your opinion anonymously on the Student Government Association banner in the Hodges Library Commons, Sept. 17-23. Opinions will be presented to the SGA.

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