Student@Tennessee, Monday, Sep 10, 2012 
Newsletter for UT Knoxville Students


--- Election Day is Nov. 6. Will Barack Obama get another four years in office, or will Mitt Romney take the reins of government? You can help decide by 1) registering to vote, and 2) going to the polls on Election Day or to early voting. Download a registration form at Learn more at

Mark Your Calendar

--- U.S. Foreign Policy Week, today through Thursday, Sept. 13, presented by the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center, Department of Political Science, and the Center for International Education. All events are free and open to the public.

--- Swing dancing lessons, 7 p.m tonight in the Wesley Foundation, Melrose Avenue. Free and open to the public.

--- Thinking about grad school? Learn about the ins and outs of the graduate admissions process, 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. tomorrow, Sept. 11, in the UC auditorium.

--- Nourish International interest meeting at 7 p.m. tomorrow in HSS 69. Find out how they are engaging students to make an impact on extreme poverty. Questions? E-mail [log in to unmask]

--- Public Relations Student Society of America, UT's pre-professional organization for public relations students, will hold a young professionals panel at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow in the Scripps Convergence Lab in the Communications Building. Free pizza will be served, and all majors are welcome. Questions? E-mail [log in to unmask] or visit

--- UC open house, 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12. Free bowling, billiards, table tennis, and Xbox 360 play in Down Under, giveaways, free food, and door prizes. All students, staff, and faculty are invited.

--- College Democrats meeting, 7:00 p.m. Sept. 12, in HSS 104. Come to find ways to get involved. Questions? check out Facebook or E-mail [log in to unmask]

--- The Student Dental Association will host forensic anthropologist Murray Marks at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12 in Walters Life Sciences room M307. Questions? E-mail [log in to unmask]

--- CPC's Issues Committee will be hosting author Harlan Cohen, author of "The Naked Roommate" and the advice column "Help Me, Harlan!" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, in the UC Auditorium. Questions? E-mail [log in to unmask]

--- Pulitzer Prize finalist Bobbie Ann Mason will lead off the Writers in the Library series of readings at 7:30 p.m., Wed., Sept. 12, in the Hodges Library auditorium. More at

--- The French Honor Society, Pi Delta Phi, interest meeting at 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13 in HSS room 207. Come and learn more about how to get more involved in the UT French community. Questions? E-mail [log in to unmask]

--- The UT Science Forum kicks off the semester with a talk by Nathan Lee of the College of Veterinary Medicine, "A New Radiation Therapy for Cancer in Pet Animals," noon Friday, Sept. 14, in Thompson-Boling Arena dining rooms C-D. Free and open to the public. Bring your lunch or purchase it from the arena. Questions? E-mail [log in to unmask], call 974-8156, or visit 

--- Safe Zone student training sessions, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, in the Black Cultural Center. Safe Zone is a voluntary network of students, faculty and staff who believe that every member of the UT community should have an equal opportunity to grow and learn in safe and open environments.

--- Celebrate Constitution Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17 on Pedestrian Walkway. Register to vote, sign the constitution, and SpeakOUT. Grab the mic and talk about whatever issue is on your mind. Also join the Howard Baker Center for Public Policy at 7 p.m. for Constitution Night in the Toyota Auditorium. There will be refreshments, a guest speaker, Constitution trivia, door prizes, and the winners of the Constitution Day essay contest will be revealed. Questions? call (865) 974-0931 or visit

--- English department lecture, 3:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17, in 1210 McClung Tower. Speaker: Duncan Wu, Georgetown University. Topic: "Poetry of Witness in the Romantic Age." Free and open to the public.

--- Student authors Andrew Hamilton, Marissa Landis, Rachael MacLean, and Taria Person will read from their works at Writers in the Library, 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 21, in the Hodges Library auditorium. RB Morris will provide musical entertainment. More at

--- The UT Science Forum presents Dr. Christopher Cherry, Assistant Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering, to speak on “Electric Cars in China--Only as Clean as Their Coal” from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21 at Thompson-Boling Arena Dining room C-D. Free and open to the public. Bring your lunch or purchase it from the Arena. Questions? E-mail [log in to unmask] or call 974-8156

Get Involved

--- VOLstars Cheerleading Tryout Clinic will be held this week from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Sept. 12-14. Please come in proper attire. Meet in the UC Crest Room on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. Questions? E-mail [log in to unmask]

--- The Commission for Blacks and the Commission for LGBT People are seeking student volunteers to serve on their standing committees. These groups are an integral part of management, leadership and policymaking for the university. Questions? E-mail [log in to unmask] or [log in to unmask]

--- OUTreach, UTK’s LGBT & Ally Resource Center holds weekly brown bag talks on Wednesdays at 12:15 in Melrose Hall F-103. On Sept 12 come hear about two important initiatives on campus: Safe Zone training for allies sponsored by the Dean of Students and the LGBTQ Student Support Group sponsored by the Student Counseling Center. Bring your lunch and they'll provide the snack. Questions? check out or call 965-974-7803.

--- Enjoy doing community service and want to get involved in the Knoxville community? Come to the United Way meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13 in HSS 203. Questions? E-mail [log in to unmask]

Important Deadlines

--- Campus Entertainment Board is an organization that helps bring UT students together by sharing great events throughout the semester. Applications are being accepted until Sept. 14 at

--- The Faculty Women's Club has a scholarship opportunity available to adult students attending the University. Recipients will receive an award of $1,500. Applicants must have previously completed 2 semesters of coursework and have a 3.0 gpa. The scholarship is for those pursuing an undergraduate degree. The application must be submitted by Sept. 17.
Apply at

Knoxville Connection

--- Girls on the Run is in need of coaches for the fall semester. Girls on the Run is an after-school program for girls grades 3-8, with a 10-week lesson plan for educating them and preparing them for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living.

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