Student@Tennessee, Monday, Sep 24, 2012 
Newsletter for UT Knoxville Students


--- The "Today" show will broadcast live from campus from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 1, from the south lawn of Ayres Hall. UT won the show's "Kathie Lee and Hoda Go Back to College" challenge, beating out five other schools including Syracuse and Ohio State. Wear your orange and come out early next Monday to be in the crowd on national TV! Keep your eyes on for more info throughout the week.

--- Emergency Management Month --- What to Do in Case of Fire 

Is it okay to use the elevator when a fire alarm has gone off in your building? Should you try to extinguish a fire on your own? Answers to these questions and more can be found on

Good News

--- For many students, studying abroad is something to dream about after their freshman year. But one group of UT students studied abroad even before taking their first class on campus. Sixteen new first-year Chancellor's Honors students studied ecotourism and sustainability in Costa Rica during summer 2012. The trip was the first of its kind for UT, allowing pre-college students to experience studying abroad at the collegiate level.

Mark Your Calendar

--- UT Cinema Club will be showing 1971's "McCabe & Mrs. Miller" for Robert Altman night at 7 p.m. tonight in the Hodges Library Auditorium. Come join for a great film and discussion. This even is free and open to everyone.

--- Fall Job Fair, 2-6 p.m. Tuesday, September 25, in Thompson-Boling Arena. Graduate and undergraduate students are invited to meet with more than 150 potential employers recruiting both internship and full-time positions. All majors are welcome. Dress to impress and bring your resume. For more info, call 974-5435.

--- Do you have an idea for starting a business but aren't sure how to start? UT's Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation will offer the opportunity for students, faculty and the community to learn from entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and business experts about getting a company started. The Vol Court fall 2012 session begins September 25 and runs through November 6. The seven-part series will be held Tuesdays at 5:15 p.m. in Room 201 of the Haslam Business Building.

--- The Homecoming game is Saturday, Nov. 3, against the Trojans of Troy University, with Homecoming events occurring all that week. ACE is holding the first interest meeting for Homecoming at 5:30 p.m. tomorrow in UC 226. The meeting will repeat at  7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, also in UC 226. This year's theme is "Trojans ... Ancient History." Interested in participating? E-mail [log in to unmask]

--- Interested in working with Knoxville's Moxley Carmichael agency? Join the American Marketing Association at 5:30 p.m. tomorrow in HBB 203. They will be hosting Moxley Carmichael's marketing and media expert, Bob Wilson. Questions? E-mail [log in to unmask]

--- Public Relations Student Society of America, UT's pre-professional organization for public relations majors, will host "Aspire to be Financially Savvy" with the UT Alumni Women's Council, 7 p.m. tomorrow in the Scripps Convergence Lab. UT alumna Kristen Tucker will teach how to be financially savvy during college and beyond. All majors are welcome, and free food is provided. Those planning on attending must RSVP at or e-mail to save a plate. Questions? E-mail [log in to unmask] or visit

--- The Student Dental Association will host orthodontist Chris O'Rourke at 7 p.m. tomorrow in Walters Life Sciences, room number TBA. Questions? E-mail [log in to unmask]

--- Phi Beta Lambda, the collegiate division of Future Business Leaders of America, will have an interest meeting from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. tomorrow in HBB room 201. Questions? Check out Phi Beta Lambda on Facebook or e-mail [log in to unmask]

--- Join OUT to Lunch for "Trans 101" from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, at the LGBT & Ally Resource Center in Melrose Hall F-103. Learn about terms, definitions, and an overview of the trans experience. Bring your lunch and they provide the snacks.

--- The National Society of Black Engineers will host its annual fall networking event, "Bowling with the Bosses," 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, in the UC Down Under. Refreshments will be provided. Questions? E-mail [log in to unmask]

--- Need help learning APA style for writing your papers? The Master's of Social Work program is offering an APA style workshop from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 28, in the UC Shiloh Room. Cost: $3, to benefit the Master's Social Work Organization's scholarship fund.

--- Minority Association of Pre-Medical Students meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1, in the UC Shiloh Room. Questions? e-mail [log in to unmask]

Get Involved

--- Do you have a question about health and wellness that you would like answered? If so,  visit the UT Safety, Environment, and Education (SEE) Center's website at and ask UT's Health and Wellness expert, Rosa Thomas, your question. Questions can be submitted anonymously. 

--- Show us how you use --- The UT Web Team invites interested students to participate in ongoing usability testing this Thursday, Sept. 27. More information, including registration for time slots, can be found at

--- UT's chapter of the NAACP invites you to give a helping hand in serving the community for their Second Annual BOOFest! at Green Magnet Math & Science Academy on Halloween, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31. BOOFest! will be a fun filled event for kids in the community to experience a safe alternative to trick-or-treating. Candy bins for donations will be at the Panhellenic main office and the Black Cultural Center until October 26. They are asking for unopened bags of candy. Questions? e-mail [log in to unmask] or [log in to unmask]

Ready for the World Events

--- The Ready for the World Café, a popular weekly full-service international luncheon series at UT, will begin its fall season Tuesday, September 25, with cuisine from Southern Italy. The café will operate from noon to 1:00 p.m. on Tuesdays or Thursdays this semester in the UT Visitors Center on Neyland Drive. Tickets are $12.

--- Fall 2012 Study Abroad Fair, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, in the UC Ballroom. Learn how to get started with the study abroad process and explore your options for study abroad programs. Questions? call 974-3177 or e-mail [log in to unmask] 

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