Student@Tennessee, Monday, Oct 17, 2011 
Newsletter for UT Knoxville Students

Good News

--- UT Knoxville is participating in the recently launched National Retail Federation Student Association. The goal is to foster and recruit talented students into the retail industry and enhance their educational experience. For more information or to join, contact Ann Fairhurst, professor and interim head of the UT Department of Retail, Hospitality, and Tourism Management, at 865-974-6609 or [log in to unmask]

--- An MBA team representing the UT Knoxville College of Business Administration recently placed in the top six out of 22 competitors at the 2011 National Black MBA Association Case Competition. The contest, sponsored annually by Chrysler, is one of the most prestigious case competitions for MBA students. UT's team of full-time MBA students, Kimel Fryer, Laronda Jones, and Alex McGhee, participated in a case that asked them to recommend a strategy to help Chrysler excel at attracting and retaining top talent.

--- Did you know that OIT provides computer services free of charge for students? If your computer is running slowly, if you need software installed, or if you need to reload your operating system, OIT can help! Stop by the OIT Student Computer Support Center located in the Commons at Hodges Library for assistance. Additional information about these services and our hours of operation, including the new evening hours, are posted online at

--- A new page has been launched on the undergraduate research website called Faculty Experiences at Students can go online to find stories and some vintage photos of their professors from their undergraduate research days. The Q&A format includes tips and advice for students who are considering the pursuit of their own undergraduate research experience.

Mark Your Calendar

--- Come downtown for a screening of Invisible Children's new film "Tony." The event is free and open to students and the public. It will be held at 6:30 p.m. tonight at Remedy Cafe, in downtown Knoxville. There will be free food.

--- Novelist Amy Greene, author of "Bloodroot," will read at Writers in the Library, tonight at 7:00 p.m. in the Hodges Library Auditorium. "Bloodroot" is a saga set in the Smoky Mountains, narrated by different members of the Lamb family and tracing the family's history from the Great Depression to the present. Free and open to the public.

--- The fourth and final Life of the Mind discussion panel, "Undergraduate Research at UTK: Be Inspired, Get Involved!" begins at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 18 in the UC Auditorium. During this panel discussion, first-year students will hear from several undergraduates currently active in research at UT, including some students who work with HeLa cells. The student-researchers will describe the work they are doing, how their ideas evolved into their research and how they found their faculty research mentors.

--- UT Amateur Radio Club meeting, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 18, in 401 East Stadium Hall. Discuss how to get a license, choosing your first radio and review some recent contacts with Italy, Greenland, Cuba and Wales. This meeting is open to all students, faculty, staff and persons interested in Amateur Radio. Visit for more information or e-mail [log in to unmask]

--- Say "Boo to the Flu!" with an influenza vaccination, 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, in the UC Ballroom. The cost is $25, payable with cash, check or credit card, and is available to UT students, faculty, staff and immediate family members over four years old. Questions? E-mail [log in to unmask]

--- English department lecture, 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, in 1210 McClung Tower. Speaker: George Robb, professor of history, William Patterson University. Topic: "Battle for the Golden Fleece: Victorian Women and the Stock Market." Free and open to the public. Robb is the author of "White Collar Crime in Modern England: Financial Fraud and Business Morality, 1845-1929" and "British Culture and The First World War." Questions? E-mail [log in to unmask] or call 974-6933.

--- Express yourself! The National Day on Writing is Thursday, October 20. Stop by Hodges Library at the Melrose entrance, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., to tweet "Why I Write," post to the National Day on Writing Facebook page, browse student-written publications, or create a postcard about writing. English 103 and 104 students get credit.

--- Pre-Law Society LSAT information session, 6:00 p.m. Thursday, October 20, in the UC Hermitage Room. Learn about the LSAT and its role in law school admissions. One person in attendance will win a free LSAT prep class from Kaplan! Questions? E-mail [log in to unmask] or [log in to unmask]

--- The Visual Arts Committee invites you to printmaker Kevin Haas' artist lecture at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, October 20, in Art and Architecture Building room 109. Since 1995, Haas' work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions across the US and in Canada. To see Kevin’s work, please visit 

--- Considering law school? If so, UT's Black Law Students Association Pre-Law Division invites you to their next general meeting, 8:00 p.m. Thursday, October 20, in UC room 237. Come enjoy discussing social issues, planning events and community service opportunities, and more. Questions? E-mail [log in to unmask]

--- UT Science Forum, noon Friday, October 21, in Thompson-Boling Arena dining rooms C-D. Speaker: Michael Best, UT Knoxville associate professor of chemistry. Topic: "Bioorganic Chemistry: Advancing the Frontiers of Medicine." 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 974-8156.

--- Campus Entertainment Board and Central Programming Council present "Vol Night Long: Vols Gone Wild" from 10:00 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, to 2:00 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, in TRECS. This event is designed to create alternative late-night programming for students. Featured attractions will include a foam party, inflatables, games, prizes, pizza, and much more! Students must have a valid student ID to attend. Accompanied guests are welcome. This event is entirely free to students.

--- The Chancellor's Honors Program presents the 5th annual Masquerade Ball, from 8:00 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, October 22, in Circle Park. Enjoy a night of dancing and fun to support Second Harvest Food Bank. All UT students and their guests are welcome. Enjoy entertainment by DJ Jason Lovely of Bliss Entertainment and food from local restaurants. Other activities will include pumpkin carving and mask contests! Get your free event passes on the Pedestrian Walkway this week. This year canned food donations will be collected to support Second Harvest Food Bank. Only event pass holders will be allowed in the tent at 8:00 p.m. for the buffet. All other guests are welcome at 9:00 p.m. Suggested attire is semi-formal to formal. Masks are encouraged and appreciated! Co-sponsored by the Central Program Council, the United Residence Hall Council, and the Honors Community Board.

--- Have you ever considered a graduate degree in social work? If so, learn more at an MSSW information session from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday, October 24, 2011 in room 221 of the University Center. The program will consist of an overview of the MSSW program, various options for pursuing the degree, field practice, and the admissions process. A question and answer period will follow. Please RSVP to [log in to unmask] or 974-1096.

Get Involved

--- The office of Student Orientation & Leadership Development is looking for a new group of student leaders to serve as Orientation Leaders, Transfer Orientation Assistants, Leadership Guides, and Ignite Team Leaders for 2012. Application forms for the positions are now available on the SOLD website, The deadline for submitting applications and signing up for a first round interview is 5:00 p.m. Monday, October 17. E-mail SOLD at [log in to unmask] or call at 974-2435 with questions. 

--- A new group has formed to help the Office of Research communicate the many undergraduate opportunities that exist across campus. The Undergraduate Research Student Advisory Committee meets monthly and is comprised of student representatives from all colleges. Students are encouraged to share their concerns, questions and expectations related to undergraduate research and creative achievement with their college's representative: Richard Adams, Architecture and Design, [log in to unmask] Danielle Gerhard, Arts and Sciences – Humanities, [log in to unmask] Sarah Wood, Arts and Sciences – Natural Sciences, [log in to unmask] Marissa Landis, Arts and Sciences – Art, [log in to unmask] Weston Duke, Communications and Information, [log in to unmask] Jade Buche, Education, Health and Human Sciences, [log in to unmask] Michael Stanford, Engineering, [log in to unmask] Elizabeth Shieh, Nursing, [log in to unmask] Rachel Underwood, Social Work, [log in to unmask] Melissa Lee, Undergraduate Resea!
 rch Students’ Association, [log in to unmask] Mark Remec-Pavilin, Undergraduate Research Students’ Association, [log in to unmask] 

Important Deadlines

--- Submissions are currently being accepted for the Spring 2012 edition of Pursuit, with a deadline of Oct. 21. Established in 2009, Pursuit is dedicated to publishing the scholarly work of UTK undergraduates and is supported by the Office of Research and the Chancellor's Honors program. Works from all academic colleges and departments are accepted. The editors and review board are undergraduate students who review submissions and work with select faculty and staff to publish the journal. To be considered, submit your research papers or theses to the Pursuit website at For more information, contact Sarah Russell, editor, at [log in to unmask]

Ready for the World Events

--- The International House presents China Week, Oct. 17-20. The series of events begin with a screening of the film "IP Man," in Mandarin with English subtitles, 6:30 p.m. tonight in the I-House, and is free and open to the public. Other events include a Shanxi-style puppet show and cooking demonstration at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18 (free), a Chinese Culture Night at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19 (tickets $5 each), and a China-themed Global Hour discussion session, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20 (free). For more info call 974-4453.

--- The Ready for the World Café at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, will offer diners a taste of England on Tuesday, October 18. The Ready for the World Café is a weekly, full-service, fine-dining experience with international themes. It now operates in the UT Visitors Center, 2712 Neyland Drive. Lunch, including small appetizer, salad, entrée, and dessert, will be served from noon to 1:00 p.m. Tickets must be purchased in advance and capacity is 50 to 60 diners. Cost is $12, and the faculty/staff discount card can be used. To purchase advance tickets, see Marcia in 110 Jessie Harris Building, or call 865-974-6645. Come enjoy the exciting English menu this week!

--- A Ready for the World grant has funded the visit of Dr. Susanna Delfino of the political science department of the University of Genoa, Italy, who will do research at the Special Collections and will deliver the following lectures: 

- "Historical Writing and the Representation of Women in American Movies on the Old South," 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, in 253 Hodges Library;

- "'Belles No More': Historians Revisit 'Gone with the Wind,'" 2:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7, in 253 Hodges Library.

Lectures are free and open to the public, and are sponsored by the Department of Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures. Questions? Call 974-7007 or e-mail [log in to unmask]

Knoxville Connection

--- Sign up for "Race for the Cure" with UT's Alpha Epsilon Delta Pre-Health Honor Society. The race is at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, October 22, in Worlds Fair Park. Register under team name Alpha Epsilon Delta. This is a 3 point event for members and you can sign up to run, walk, or sleep for the cure! Register at Questions regarding this or other upcoming AED events? E-mail [log in to unmask]

--- The 2nd annual Barefoot Benefit will be held on Sunday, October 23, at 2:00 p.m. on the fairways of Lambert Acres Golf Club in Maryville, TN. Participants of the race are encouraged to run shoeless to support the cause; however, they will have the option of running with shoes, as well. Participants have the option of running a 5K (3.1 miles) or a 1-mile fun run. Participants can register online or on the day of the race. All proceeds from the event will go to benefit the Samaritan Place, an emergency housing shelter for the elderly in the Knoxville community. This family friendly event will feature local vendors and musicians from Knoxville, Memphis, and Nashville. Guests at the event will be able to enter to win door prizes throughout the day.

This Week in SGA

--- The Student Government Association will be hosting its second annual Senate Blitz, today through until Thursday, October 18. Each day from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., SGA Senate members will be positioned at various locations on campus according to their constituency based on college or place of residency. Students are invited to share comments and concerns with their senators. In order to keep up with specific details concerning each day, please follow SGA on Twitter at @UTKSGA and like the page on Facebook under UTK Student Government Association. For more information visit or email Courtney Sharp, SGA Vice President at [log in to unmask]

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