Student@Tennessee, Monday, Sep 17, 2012 
Newsletter for UT Knoxville Students


--- The "Today" show will be live on campus Wednesday, and this is your chance to be seen on national TV!

UT is one of the finalists in the show's "Kathie Lee and Hoda Go Back to College" challenge. We're now in competition to have the show broadcast live from campus in early October. The other five finalists are Syracuse, Ohio State, Brandeis, the Univ. of South Florida, and Creighton.

A "Today" reporter will be doing live segments from 10 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday from the south side of Ayres Hall to introduce UT to viewers and promote the competition. You are invited to be part of that broadcast. So wear your orange and turn out to prove to "Today" viewers that UT has the best college spirit in America!

For more info on the challenge and to vote for UT, visit

--- Emergency Management Month --- The National Weather Service is now automatically warning people of dangerous weather and other emergencies via a special type of text messaging to cellphones. The messages are location-based and sent to people with smartphones capable of receiving the wireless emergency alerts through their carrier. It's important to note that the NWS messages are different from UT Alert text messages.

Mark Your Calendar

--- McClung Museum exhibition, "Zen Buddhism and the Arts of Japan," now through Dec. 31. The exhibition features more than forty hanging scrolls bearing paintings and calligraphy which were produced by Zen Buddhist monks, tea bowls and other objects of the tea ceremony, gilt bronze memorial plaques, a pilgrim's robe and a priest's robe, and much more.

--- Constitution Day celebration, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. today on the Pedestrian Walkway. Sponsored by the Baker Center. Sign a copy of the Constitution, learn more about the document's history and impact on the US and the world, and view a UT Libraries video of members of the UT community reading sections of the Constitution. Free and open to the public. For more info call 974-8681.

--- Interested in taking political science courses and getting internship experience in London during the spring 2013 semester? Attend an information session at noon today in the Programs Abroad Office Resource Room in Melrose Hall. Questions? call 974-3177 or [log in to unmask] 

--- Actor and UT alumna Dale Dickey joins students for a screening of her film "Winter's Bone," 7:00 p.m. tonight in Hodges Library Auditorium. Free and open to the public. For more info call 974-4273. 

--- The International House's World Showcase Series kicks off the semester tonight at 7 p.m. with a discussion on "After 'Pussy Riot': the Political Climate of Modern Russia." Free admission. Questions? [log in to unmask]

--- Undergraduate research kickoff meeting, 5:30 p.m. tomorrow in the UC Shiloh Room. Learn about more than 1,000 opportunities to get hands-on experience, supported by a faculty mentor, and sometimes even get paid. Free pizza.

--- Circle K, the collegiate level of Key Club and Kiwanis, will meet at 6 p.m. tomorrow in HSS room 108. Questions? E-mail [log in to unmask]

--- UT Libraries' Film Movement series begins the semester with a screening of Queen of Hearts, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, in Hodges Library auditorium. Free and open to the public. For more info call 974-4273.

--- Join the LGBT & Ally Resource Center this week to discuss National Coming Out Day on campus in October. Bring your lunch and they'll provide the snacks. OUT to Lunch Brownbag Series at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, in Melrose Hall F-013. Questions? or call 865-974-7803.

--- Students For Liberty invites individuals from all ideologies to come to their recruitment meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, in UC room 221. Questions? [log in to unmask]

--- 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 All Campus Events Committee (ACE) sponsors the annual Homecoming activities. ACE is holding the first interest meeting for Homecoming at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 25, in room 221 of the UC. This year's Homecoming theme is "Trojans...Ancient History." Interested in participating or have questions? E-mail [log in to unmask] or [log in to unmask]

--- Pi Beta Phi's 5K Run for Literacy, 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, in Circle Park. Cost is $17 and all the proceeds benefit the Read. Lead. Achieve Literacy Fund. To sign up go to and search Run/Walk for Literacy. Questions? E-mail [log in to unmask]

--- Learn more about the field of public relations at PR Day 2012, Oct. 19 at the UT Conference Center on Henley Street. The keynote speaker will be Paul Hicks, executive vice president of communications for the NFL. Panelists from various areas of public relations will discuss the state of the industry and its future. Register before Oct. 1 at This event is open to all majors. Take advantage of this incredible learning and networking opportunity. Questions? E-mail [log in to unmask]

Get Involved

--- Interested in becoming more involved on campus with one of UT's largest student-run organizations? The Central Program Council has extended fall membership drive for three of its committees: Cultural Attractions Committee, Film Committee, and Women's Coordinating Council. Applications may be found online at or in the Office of Student Activities (305 UC). Questions? E-mail [log in to unmask]

--- The Parents Association is hosting Fall Family Weekend on September 21-23 and needs student volunteers on Saturday, September 22, prior the UT vs. Akron football game, to assist with a tailgate. The event will take place from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Circle Park. This is a great opportunity to boost your resume. For more info or to register, e-mail [log in to unmask] by Wednesday, Sept. 19.

--- Dance Marathon 2013 committee applications are available online. Early registration is now available for Dance Marathon, scheduled for Feb. 22, 2013, and will be available until Nov. 1.

Make Orange Green

--- Join the Eco-Vols for a meeting at 7 p.m. tomorrow in HSS 105 and help Make Orange Green. Questions? E-mail [log in to unmask]

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