Student@Tennessee, Tuesday, Sep 4, 2012 
Newsletter for UT Knoxville Students


--- Service improvements on the Neyland Express T route are now in effect, and will result in shorter travel times and less waiting between buses. The major changes involve the end of the route detour, the addition of another bus, and service to the agriculture campus going to and from the main campus.

--- A formal opening will be held for the University of Tennessee Humanities Center at 3:30 p.m. tomorrow at the McClung Museum in Circle Park. Princeton philosophy professor Kwame Anthony Appiah will speak on "The Life of Honor." A public reception will follow in the museum. The event is free and open to the public.

--- The UT Science Forum presents Dr. Nathan D. Lee, DVM, Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology, College of Veterinary Medicine, who will speak on “A New Radiation Therapy for Cancer in Pet Animals” at 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14 in Thompson-Boling Arena Dining room C-D. Bring your lunch or purchase it from the Arena. The Science Forum is free and open to the public. Questions? E-mail [log in to unmask] or call 974-8156.

Good News

--- Have announcements to publicize in the Humanities Building? Post them in style with new back-lit magnetic boards in lounge and study areas and dispersed throughout the hallways. Round magnets will be available to pin up posters.

--- All floors of Hodges Library are now open round-the-clock, Sunday through Friday. Also, the entire building will remain open until midnight on Friday and Saturday nights. Read more at

--- The design of the 2012-13 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalogs has been updated to mirror the UT Knoxville website. View the catalogs at For more info call 974-2101.

--- High school and college students are invited to express their opinions—and maybe win some cash—in a Constitution Day essay contest sponsored by the Baker Center.

Mark Your Calendar

--- U.S. Foreign Policy Week Sept. 10 to 13 presented by the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center, Department of Political Science, and Center for International Education. Foreign Policy Overview at 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10, at the International House. Questions? E-mail [log in to unmask]

--- Middle East Student Association interest meeting, 4 p.m. today at the I-House Great Room. Open to anyone interested in Middle Eastern culture, food, language, politics, or history. Questions? E-mail [log in to unmask]

--- The UT Society of Human Resource Management will be hosting the Fall SHRM Kick Off at 6 p.m.  today in HBB 201. Free food and door prizes. Questions? E-mail [log in to unmask]

--- Interested in law school? Attend an admission workshop and recruitment fair 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow at the College of Law.

--- Interested in being a Baker Center Scholar and studying policy? Attend an information session, 5 p.m. tomorrow, Sept. 5, in the Baker Center auditorium. Free and open to the public.

--- The UT Progressive Student Alliance, an anti-racist economic justice activist student group, is hosting a kick-off Meeting 7:30 p.m. tomorrow in UC Room 226.

--- Want to “green” your residence hall? Come to Eco-Vols at 7 p.m. tomorrow in Reese Hall basement. Questions? Email [log in to unmask]

--- For students with a Pre-Health interest, AED is hosting a guest lecturer 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 6 at in UC 220. The lecturer is Doug Taylor, Assistant Dean of Quillen College of Medicine in Johnson City. Everyone with an interest in medicine is encouraged to attend. Questions? E-mail [log in to unmask]

--- Red Cross interest meeting, 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, in UC 221. Learn about CPR training, youth courses, first aid and more. Questions? Visit

--- The Central Program Council presents N*W*C at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, in Cox Auditorium of AMB. Blending theater, hip-hop, stand-up comedy, slam poetry, and true-life stories with their own original style, three performers take on racial slurs, stereotypes, and the concept of race itself in this 95-minute stage production. Admission is free and seating is first come, first served. Questions? E-mail [log in to unmask] 

--- The Institute of Materials Management will commemorate the 11th anniversary of 9/11 by hosting Larry Satkowiak, director of the Global Security & Nonproliferation programs at ORNL. Satkowiak will offer commentary on nuclear security throughout the past half-century and how the events of 9/11 impacted the field. This meeting is open to all majors interested in nuclear policy or technology, and will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 11 in Pasqua 205. Free food will be served. 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

Get Involved

--- Operation Big Orange Engagement (OBOE) is a series of three seminars that will be offered during the fall semester for in-coming student veterans to assist them in transitioning between military and college life. Seminars will be held from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the first Thursday of every month at the S.E.E. Center.

--- The library is looking for two-dimensional works of art to be displayed in 135 Hodges Library. The Student Art in the Library contest awards a First Prize of $300 and a Second Prize of $150. Submission deadline for the Fall 2012 contest is September 21.

--- The University Center Bowling League offers a way to make new friends, get a little exercise, and relieve some stress. League begins on Monday, Sept. 10. There are limited spots available. Questions? E-mail [log in to unmask] 

--- The Central Program Council is currently having their fall membership drive. Applications may be found online at Questions? E-mail [log in to unmask] 

--- The Office of Sustainability is seeking a student volunteer to design a poster for the October 2012 POWER Challenge. Question? E-mail [log in to unmask] or call 974-7780 if interested.

--- UT Advocacy, a growing grassroots network of alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends of the university that believe in UT's value to all Tennesseans and help communicate that message to elected officials is looking for people to get involved. Questions? Visit  or follow @UTAdvocator on twitter or visit

--- Undergraduate Anthropology Association interest meeting at 5:15 p.m. today in the LRC located in East Stadium Hall. Snacks will be provided. Questions? E-mail [log in to unmask]

--- The Diversity Organization of Business Students is having an interest meeting from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. today in Haslam Business Building room 324. Pizza and refreshments will be served. Questions? E-mail [log in to unmask]

--- Gamma Sigma Sigma National Service Sorority rush week interest meeting, 7 p.m. tonight in the Shiloh Room of the UC. Questions? E-mail [log in to unmask]

--- Tennessee Pre-Veterinary Association meeting at 7 p.m. today in room A118 in the veterinary school. Open for students with interest in veterinary medicine. Pizza provided. Questions? E-mail [log in to unmask]

--- A counselor-led support group that mixes discussion with information on learning disabilities will meet every Tuesday from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Counseling Center of  the Student Health Center. The group is open to all UT undergraduates and graduate students. Questions? E-mail Justina Farley at [log in to unmask] or Nikki Hilton at [log in to unmask] 

Important Deadlines

--- The campus deadline for the Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell and Gates-Cambridge scholarship opportunities are fast approaching. Applications are due by the end of the day today, Sept. 4. Questions? E-mail [log in to unmask] or call (865) 974-3518.

--- The Women's Coordinating Council is recruiting new members for the 2012-2013 school year. Applications are due by 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14. Questions? E-mail [log in to unmask]

Ready for the World Events

--- Volunteers rock the world! Tell your story of helping the community be a better place, and win a t-shirt.

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