Student@Tennessee, Monday, Oct 24, 2011 
Newsletter for UT Knoxville Students


--- Interested in learning more about a master's degree in human resources management? Contact Jeannie Goodman at [log in to unmask] or Debbie Mackey at [log in to unmask] for more info.

Mark Your Calendar

--- Poet Blas Falconer will read at Writers in the Library at 7:00 p.m. tonight in the Hodges Library Auditorium. Falconer is an award-winning poet whose work embraces both his gay identity and his Puerto Rican heritage. Free and open to the public.

--- In honor of Food Day, the Undergraduate Nutrition Student Association is having a screening of the film "Fresh," tonight at 7:00 p.m. in 253 Hodges Library. Free and open to the public. For more information about Food Day, visit To watch the "Fresh" trailer, visit

--- Panel discussion, "Nukes & Faith: Discussing religion's role in nuclear security and energy," 7:00 p.m. tonight in the Baker Center auditorium. The Institute of Nuclear Materials Management, the UT Religious Studies Association, Tyson House Episcopal & Lutheran Campus Ministry, and the Howard Baker Center for Public Policy are teaming up to facilitate an expert panel discussion about relationships between nuclear security and global religious traditions. This event is free and open to the public. Questions? E-mail [log in to unmask]

--- The National Society of Black Engineers would like to invite all students to their annual NSBE Week, taking place all this week. This year's theme is "The Blueprint for Success," and it will feature many events through the week to get students ready for the next step in their careers, whether it's an co-op/internship or a full time job. You can find out more information and updates by checking out NSBE-UTK on FB and on Twitter.

--- Learn more about earning a graduate degree in Social Work at an MSSW information session, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24 in UC room 221. The program will consist of an overview of the program, field practice, and the admissions process. A question and answer period will follow. If you are interested in attending please RSVP by email to [log in to unmask] or by phone at (865) 974-1096.

--- Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) meeting, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, in the CCI Auditorium, Room 321. This meeting will feature a panel of young professionals, Taylor Griffin, Abbey Harris, Chris Martin, Chelsea Crawford and Emily Mouyeos, discussing how they were hired, the daily issues they face, and helpful tips they have regarding life after graduation. Jennifer Faddis will also talk about the benefits of joining the Public Relations Society of America after graduation. All majors are welcome, and free food and drinks will be provided. Questions? E-mail [log in to unmask]

--- Diabetes Advocacy Board meeting, 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, in UC 218 to discuss volunteer opportunities at the upcoming ADA Step Out Walk on Nov. 6 as well as opportunities for the spring semester. All are welcome to attend. Questions? E-mail [log in to unmask] 

--- Peace Corps info session, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, in 252 Hodges Library. Questions? E-mail [log in to unmask]

--- This Thursday, Oct. 27, the College of Engineering will continue a nearly century-long tradition—Engineers Day. Each October, undergraduate engineering classes are dismissed for one day to allow university students and faculty to spend time interacting with hundreds of potential engineering students from high schools across the region.

--- Udall Scholarship informational meeting, 4:00 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27 in Melrose Hall F301.
The Udall Scholarship is a prestigious scholarship for students dedicated to a career related to the environment, or for Native American students interested in a career in tribal policy/education/healthcare. The Udall is for sophomores and juniors, and awards $5000 for undergraduate educational expenses. For more information, e-mail [log in to unmask]

--- UT students are invited to attend a preview performance of the Clarence Brown Theatre's musical comedy "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee," 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, in the CBT Carousel Theatre. Free for students with valid UT ID. Six quirky child prodigies compete in a high-stakes spelling bee while attempting to navigate the single most harrowing experience known to mankind: puberty. The production contains adult content. Opening night is Oct. 28 and the show runs through Nov. 13. For more info on ticket prices and show times, call 974-5161.

--- UT Science Forum, noon Friday, October 28, in Thompson-Boling Arena dining rooms C-D. Speaker: Ruth Anne Hanahan, state-wide co-director of the Tennessee Yards and Neighborhoods Program. Topic: "Going with the Flow: Tennessee Yards and Neighborhoods' Stormwater Strategies." 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.

--- UT's new Safe Zone training for undergraduates is set for Sunday, November 6, at Humes Residence Hall, East Multipurpose Room. Safe Zone is a voluntary network of faculty, staff, and students who believe that every member of the community should have an equal opportunity to grown and learn in a safe and open environment.

--- Running with Hope 5k & 1 Mile Fun Run benefitting Reedeming Hope Ministries will take place at 9:00 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, on the UT Campus, beginning and ending in Circle Park. Run for hope and support RHM's vision to create a community of holistic transformation in the heart of Fort Sanders. Advance Registration Cost: $20, $15 for students (must bring student ID to race). On Site Registration Cost: $25, $20 for students. Follow on Twitter @RunningWithHope.

Get Involved

--- The UT Women's Coordinating Council’s will host "The Clothesline Project" on the Pedestrian Mall, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. each day this week in preparation for WCC's annual "Take Back the Night" march and rally. "The Clothesline Project" is designed to promote the awareness of issues regarding domestic violence through the decorating of shirts. Each shirt color represents an aspect of domestic violence. Participants are encouraged to decorate a shirt that represents their own story, or the story of a loved one. Questions? E-mail [log in to unmask]

--- The Women’s Coordinating Council's annual event "Take Back the Night" (TBTN) will be begin promptly at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 27, at the university seal on the Pedestrian Mall. TBTN is a night set aside to raise awareness about sexual assault, domestic violence, and the struggles we face in creating a safe environment for women, children, and men.

Important Deadlines

--- Who is your favorite professor? Each year, the UT Alumni Association funds awards that recognize excellence in the classroom.  These awards are part of the association’s continuing effort to encourage resourceful and creative instruction and to publicly recognize exceptional teaching, especially the teaching of undergraduates. Selected by the Knoxville Campus Alumni Awards Committee, the winners will be announced at the spring Chancellor’s Honors Banquet. To nominate a current faculty member visit and download a nomination form. Deadline for nominations is Friday, Nov. 4. Please note that winners of the Alumni Outstanding Teacher Award are ineligible to receive the award again for a period of five years. For more information, contact Mary Holtman-Reed at [log in to unmask]

Make Orange Green

--- Students interested in learning more about the Student Environmental Initiatives Fee can now visit The website details ongoing projects funded by the initiatives fee, including the following examples:
• Residence hall student CFL light bulb exchange
• Stokely Management Center Lighting System Upgrades 
• Installation of eight water bottle fill stations at the University Center, TRECS, John C. Hodges Library and other campus locations. 

For more information about Student Environmental Initiatives Fee projects, or to submit an idea for a new project, e-mail [log in to unmask]

Ready for the World Events

--- The I-House is hosting several Halloween-themed events this week: 

Monday, Oct. 24: Cartoon horror movie appreciation. 6:30 p.m. Cost: free. 
Tuesday, Oct. 25: Japanese horror movie night. Watch a screening of "The Ring." 6:30 p.m. Cost: free.
Wednesday, Oct. 26: Korean horror movie night. Watch a screening of "The Tale of Two Sisters." 6:30 p.m. Cost: free.
Thursday, Oct. 27: Thai horror movie night. Watch a screening of "Art of Devil." 6:30 p.m. Cost: free.
Friday, Oct. 28: Trip to the Corn Maze. Meet at the I-House at 5:00 p.m., return around 9:30 p.m. Cost: $10.
Questions? Call 974-4453.

--- Buon appetito! The Ready for the World Café will take diners on a tour of Northern Italy at its luncheon tomorrow from noon to 1:00 p.m. at the UT Visitors Center on Neyland Drive. Appetizer: Homemade spinach and ricotta cheese ravioli with gorgonzola cheese-and-butter sauce. Salad: Cannellini bean salad. Entrée: Veal and polenta with asparagus. Dessert: Rhubarb and strawberries gelato. Tickets are $12 and must be purchased in advance. Capacity is fifty to sixty diners. To purchase tickets, see Marcia in 110 Jessie Harris Building, or call 974-6645.

Make Orange Green

--- As part of Campus Sustainability Day on October 26, Volunteer Dining is hosting a Fall Festival at the PCB Cafe from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The lunch event will feature seasonal dishes and produce, including locally sourced pumpkins cleverly disguised as pumpkin pie. Drop by and see if you can identify them with your taste buds. Also during Campus Sustainability Day, students are invited to the Black Out Bash at Presidential Courtyard from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on October 26. All student residents are encouraged to turn off their dorm room lights for one hour to save energy and help their residence hall earn points toward the POWER Challenge. While the lights are out, students can partake in Halloween festivities including pumpkin carving, raffles, food and drinks. Questions? Call 974-7780 or visit the Make Orange Green website at

--- UT Recycling needs student volunteers to assist with the EPA's Game Day Recycling Challenge on Saturday, Oct. 29. Before, during and after the UT-USC football game, UT Recycling will collect recyclables and food waste for composting from major tailgate areas on campus. UTK is competing against other schools nationwide to determine which school will collect the most recycling and compost. UT needs your help to win this challenge!

Volunteer shifts on Saturday, Oct. 29 and Sunday, Oct. 30th are as follows:
1st recycling shift (Sat) 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
2nd recycling shift (Sat) 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. 
3rd recycling shift (Sat) 7 p.m. to midnight 
4th recycling shift (Sun) 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
5th recycling shift (Sat) 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. (NEW- COMPOST SHIFT!) 

Volunteers will each receive a t-shirt and reusable water bottle. Interested students should visit and click on "Volunteer for Football Game Recycling" to sign up for a shift. Questions? E-mail [log in to unmask]

This Week in SGA

--- "Interviewing 101: So you want to get inVOLved?" SGA's New Student Relations Committee and UT Career Services present a workshop designed to help students prepare for on-campus organization interviews. The workshop is set for 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, in UC 223-224. Learn basic interview skills, participate in a mock interview, and receive professional feedback. Questions? E-mail [log in to unmask] or call 974-5435.

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