Student@Tennessee, Monday, Oct 3, 2011 
Newsletter for UT Knoxville Students

Mark Your Calendar

--- The UT Amateur Radio Club will hold an interest meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4 in 401 East Stadium Hall.  This club is open to all majors and will discuss emergency communications, international radio and how to get a license.  Visit or e-mail [log in to unmask] for more information.

--- Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Meeting society will hold an LSAT Information Session from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, in the UC room 223-224. Learn about the LSAT, some strategies for taking the test, and its role in the law school admissions process. 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] with questions.

--- I-House Nepali cooking demonstration at, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, in the I-House Great Room. Native Nepali students will teach how to make "momo", a type of dumpling native to the Nepali part of the Himalayas and to Tibet. Come join us to learn to cook some delicious Nepali dishes. Call 974-4453 with questions.

--- The International Justice Mission at UTK  will hold a meeting  at 7:00pm on Wednesday, Oct. 5 in HSS 56. Come to learn more about how you can fight human trafficking and other human rights abuses from right here on campus.

--- The Institute of Nuclear Materials Management (INMM) meeting will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 7:00 p.m. in the library (2nd floor) of the Pasqua Nuclear Engineering Building. Shirley Cox, director of Nuclear Security programs at Tetra Tech HEI (formerly Haselwood Enterprises) will be speaking about her career in Oak Ridge. Ms. Cox is also the current chair of the Facility Operations technical division of INMM. All majors are welcome. This meeting offers a great opportunity to learn about a strong local company in the nuclear security field! Food and drinks will be provided. E-mail [log in to unmask] with questions.

--- Nepali Culture Night will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, in the Great Room at the International House. Come join us to enjoy and learn about the Nepali culture and their traditions. There will be cultural presentations, musical and dance performances, an authentic Nepali meal and much more. Tickets are on sale at the I-House front desk and cost $5. This is the first Nepali Culture Night at UT, so don't miss it. Call 974-4453 with questions.

--- Vive la poésie! A French-flavored Poetry Fest will be held at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, in at the Hodges Library auditorium. The event will offer performances by poets and translators of French poetry, including Marilyn Kallet, director of UT's Creative Writing Program, to share an appreciation of French language and culture. Tasty French snacks will be served. (Chocolate truffles, anyone?) The event will be in English, sprinkled with French lines for seasoning. The fest is co-sponsored by the English Department and the Creative Writing Program.

--- Considering law school ? UT’s Black Law Students Association Pre-Law Division invites you to their next meeting, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6 in UC room 237. Come enjoy talking about social issues, planning events, participating in community service, and much more. E-mail [log in to unmask] with questions.

--- Everyone is Gay, an advice website for all people focusing on issues surrounding the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) community, will come to UT at 7:00 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14 in the UC Shiloh Room. Founded by Kristen Russo and Dannielle Owens-Reid in April 2010, the website uses humor and honesty to support these issues and keep people engaged and laughing. The University of Tennessee welcomes Everyone is Gay as a stop on their fall tour promoting community, peer outreach, advocacy and civility for all. The event is free and open to the public.

--- The UT Science Forum will be held at noon Friday, October 7, in Thompson-Boling Arena dining rooms C-D. Speaker: Dave Icove, UT Knoxville research professor of electrical engineering and computer science. The topic is "Dying for Dollars - A True Case from the Forensic Engineering Files." Free and open to the public. Bring your lunch or purchase it at the arena dining room. E-mail [log in to unmask] or call 974-8156 with questions.

--- The It's Not About Me Foundation, a new student organization on campus, general meeting at 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 9 in HSS 71.  The purpose of iNAM is to support non-profit organizations that are making an impact within the Knoxville community that need support, by providing financial aid through fund raising and assisting them in achieving their vision through volunteering.

--- 11th Annual MSA Fast-A-Thon: "Go hungry for a day so someone else won't have to!" All UT students, faculty and staff are invited to participate. All you have to do is pledge to fast during the daylight hours on Sunday, Oct. 17, and local businesses will donate $2 per pledge to the Love Kitchen. At sunset, all participants are invited to break their fast with delicious, home-cooked meals prepared by local families.  The dinner will be at 7:00 p.m. in the UC Ballroom. Sign up to fast any weekday until Friday, Oct. 14 on the UC Plaza or pledge online at The goal is 1,000 pledges, which would raise more than $2,000 for the Love Kitchen.

Get Involved

--- Is it okay to use your cell phone during a campus emergency? Should you put a fire out with an extinguisher or just pull the alarm? When should you evacuate your building? Is it really just safer in certain situations to "shelter in place?"

UT's new emergency management training will answer these and many other important questions about how to react in serious situations and full-scale emergencies. Students who complete the online training will receive a Starbuck's discount coupon from UT Dining.  

To access the training, go the Blackboard home page at and log in using your NetID and password. Click on the Emergency Preparedness tab and follow the instructions. 

First time users may experience difficulty connecting, but can be fixed quickly by contacting the Blackboard help desk at 974-9900. If you have questions about the awareness training, call 974-3061.

--- 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 Web site, The deadline for submitting applications and signing up for a first round interview is 5:00 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17. To learn more about the positions and to meet student leaders who currently serve in each, please attend the interest session from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, in the UC room 225. E-mail SOLD at [log in to unmask] or call at 974-2435 with questions.

--- Student Alumni Associates invites you to attend our Open House at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 13 at the Tyson Alumni House. SAA is a service organization that serves as a liaison between students and Alumni of the University of Tennessee with the motto of "Students Serving Students... Past, Present, and Future”. The purpose of this Open House is to learn more about SAA and meet its members. Your organization is a great representation of the University of Tennessee and what SAA embodies. We hope to see you at the Open House! Questions? E-mail [log in to unmask] 

Make Orange Green

--- Do you live on campus? Are you interested in helping UTK's sustainability efforts? Hall Vols is a student run program that promotes residence hall recycling and energy conservation with annual contests such as the POWER challenge and RecycleMania. Hall Vols members promote Make Orange Green events and help out with the annual Light Bulb Exchange where student residents can bring in their old light bulbs for energy efficient alternatives. Hall Vols still needs at least one representative from Laurel, Humes, Gibbs, and Volunteer. For more information, email [log in to unmask]

--- Starting today, students living in residence halls can participate in the Make Orange Green POWER (Programs of Water, Energy, and Recycling) Challenge. The POWER Challenge is a month long program in October where residence halls compete to see which hall can use the least power and water, reduce the most waste, and promote sustainability through creative events and programs. Residence halls will earn points each week to compete for the grand prize: A catered party for the residence hall and the POWER Challenge trophy. Talk to your RA or Hall Vols representative for information on participating.

This Week in SGA

--- The week of October 4-8, SGA and the Student Services Traditions Committee is hosting its annual DOG EAT DAWG Week leading up to the Georgia v. UT game. On Tuesday, Oct. 4, "Traditions Trivia" will occur from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in HSS room 71. On Wednesday, Oct. 5, SGA will team up with UniTe and Teach for America at the Tyson Alumni House from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. for a cookout. Wednesday's cookout is UniTe members only, but you can sign up at the door. On Thursday, Oct. 6, Freshman Council will host a cookout in Presidential Courtyard from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. On Friday, Oct. 7, SGA and BCPC will host a cookout from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Black Cultural Center, and, before kickoff on Saturday, Oct. 8, SGA will co-host a cookout with the United Residence Hall Council from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the Greve Horseshoe. Come out to support campus organizations while boosting school spirit before UT and Georgia face off in this yearly event.

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