Student@Tennessee, Monday, Oct 22, 2012 
Newsletter for UT Knoxville Students


--- Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 6. Are you registered to vote in Knox County? If so, you can vote early on campus from Oct. 29 to Nov. 1. The campus early voting location is in Room 227 of the University Center, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day. A photo identification card issued by a state or federal government is required. Your UT ID does not meet this requirement. For more info visit the Knox County Election Commission website at

Good News

--- If you are interested in public policy, energy, and the environment, you can find information and alternative views in a policy brief produced by UT's Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy.

Mark Your Calendar

--- Mortar Board National Honor Society will be collecting children's books and money donations to go towards books for the kids at the URHC Trunk or Treat event, as well as at the Boys & Girls Club in Knoxville. Mortar Board members will be set up on Pedestrian Walkway near the seal all week from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to collect any donations. Questions? stop by or e-mail [log in to unmask]

--- Celebrate the National Day on Writing, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at Hodges Library. Add your comments to the graffiti walk or pound out a story on an old, manual typewriter in the Hodges Library 1st floor galleria. Questions? E-mail [log in to unmask]

--- The Women's Coordinating Council's will host "The Clothesline Project" on Pedestrian Walkway from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday this week in preparation for WCC's annual Take Back the Night. "The Clothesline Project" is designed to promote the awareness of issues regarding domestic and sexual violence through the creation of shirts. Participants are encouraged to decorate shirts that represent their own experiences, or the experience of loved ones. Questions? e-mail [log in to unmask]

--- Are you a freshmen looking to showcase your talent and win some cool prizes? The Annual Freshmen Talent Show auditions will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. tonight and tomorrow in the Panhellenic Multipurpose Room. Come with all necessary items to perform. The talent show will be held at 7 p.m. on Oct. 31 in the UC Auditorium. Questions? e-mail [log in to unmask]

--- UT Cinema Club will be screening Roman Polanski's "Repulsion" at 7 p.m. tonight in 111 Art and Architecture Building. This is event is free and open to everyone. Costumes are encouraged. Questions? e-mail [log in to unmask] 

--- Award-winning slam poet and LGBTQ activist, Andrea Gibson, along with other local artists, will give a performance a 6 p.m. tomorrow in the Black Cultural Center. In coordination with the performance, Gibson will host a gender theory workshop from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24 in room 251 of Hodges Library. Both events are free and open to the public. The events are hosted by Lambda Student Union, UT's LGBTQ programing organization. Questions? e-mail [log in to unmask]

--- What's the first word that comes to mind when you think about political banter—whether it's on TV, in print media, or on social media? Civility? Probably not. "Politics, Incivility, and the Media: The Need to Restore Dialogue and Debate" is the title of a discussion featuring four political and media experts that will be held at 7 p.m. tomorrow in the Baker Center. The event is free and open to the public.

--- Local and national bloggers will discuss blogging at 7 p.m. tomorrow in the Communications Auditorium (room 321). The panel features Kelley Williams Brown, Cynthia Moxley, and Evan Woodbery, a sports blogger with Go Vols Extra. Learn how to get creative with your blog, make money, and engage with readers. Questions? e-mail [log in to unmask]

--- Circle K, the collegiate level of Key Club and Kiwanis, will be meeting at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow in HSS 53A. Meeting is open to all interested students.

--- College of Communication and Information job and internship fair, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, in the UC Ballroom. Bring copies of your resume and speak with reps from Scripps Networks, WBIR-TV, Cumulus Radio, the News Sentinel, TV stations in Chattanooga and the Tri-Cities, Jewelry TV and more. Want to break into the communications industry? This is a great way to start. Questions? Contact UT Career Services at [log in to unmask] or call 974-5435.

--- The UT Issues Committee hosts Ed Zotti, editor of "The Straight Dope" and personal confidant of writer Cecil Adams, at 7 p.m. on Oct 24 in the UC Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public. Questions? e-mail [log in to unmask]

--- Care to be spooked? Come join UT Resident Assistants for a ghost tour of campus at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 24. Walk around campus and listen to true and haunting stories, stopping at Strong Hall, Alumni Memorial Building, Tyson House, and more. Arrive outside Reese Hall or Clement Hall at 8 p.m. to begin the tour. Bring your friends but don't look behind you. Admission is $1, and proceeds go toward Breast Cancer research. Questions? e-mail [log in to unmask]

--- Cartoonist Charlie Daniel will be honored at a reception this Thursday, Oct. 25 with a reception at 6 p.m. and remarks at 6:30 p.m. in the Hodges Library auditorium. All students are invited. In 2011, Charlie Daniel donated his entire life's work of hand-drawn, original cartoons to the UT Libraries. Daniel has been the editorial cartoonist at the Knoxville News Sentinel for 20 years. Questions? e-mail [log in to unmask]

--- This year’s Take Back the Night (TBTN), hosted by the Women’s Coordinating Council, will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25 on Pedestrian Walkway. TBTN is an annual event to raise awareness about sexual assault and domestic violence that includes a silent march, a speaker presentation, and a speak out. This year’s speaker is Erin Merryn, an author of two books and a survivor or sexual abuse as a child.  Questions? e-mail [log in to unmask]

--- PRSSA, UT's pre-professional organization for public relations students, will participate in “How to Dress for Success” from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25 At West Town Mall. J.Crew is hosting the event and staff members will be on hand to help attendees coordinate the perfect interview outfit. Those attending will receive a 15 percent discount on purchases. Questions? e-mail [log in to unmask]

Get Involved

--- Do you want to teach freshmen what it means to be a leader and a true Volunteer? Apply to be an Ignite Team Leader online now at and be a part of next summer’s leadership, service, and adventure. Complete your application by Nov. 1 and come to the Center for Leadership and Service (UC room 305) by Nov. 2 to sign up for an interview. An interest session will be held at 5 p.m. on Oct. 30 in UC room 223.

--- Student-owned company needing seed funding? Apply for a Boyd Venture Fund Grant. For complete details go to

--- The Student Alumni Associates will be hosting their Fall Open House at 6 p.m. tomorrow in Tyson Alumni House.  The program will start at 6:10 p.m. and will last approximately one hour. The open house will allow those interested in becoming a member of the Student Alumni Associates to learn more about the organization and its multiple opportunities to serve the university. Questions? e-mail [log in to unmask]

Make Orange Green

--- Join in and help your hall win the Make Orange Green October P.O.W.E.R. Challenge, a competition among residence halls to reduce water, save energy, and increase recycling. Earn points by participating in hall sustainability programs, attending P.O.W.E.R. Challenge events, and conserving resources. Learn more at and by following UT Make Orange Green on Facebook and Twitter.

--- Come to pedestrian walkway everyday this week from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to join SPEAK and SGA for UT Sustainability Week. Each day has a different theme around environmental sustainability. Visit SPEAK’s Facebook page for more information:!/groups/speakutk/.

--- Carve pumpkins with the Eco-Vols from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. tomorrow in Presidential Courtyard. Come out, turn off your lights and unplug your electronics as part of the POWER Challenge Black Out Bash. Dress in your best recycled costume and enter for the chance to win a gift card! More details are posted on the UT Make Orange Green website

Ready for the World Events

--- The International House and the International Justice Mission are promoting awareness of modern slavery this week with a series of events.

Today at 5 p.m., there will be a screening of the documentary film "Born into Brothels," followed by a presentation, "Cry for Justice."

Tuesday, Oct. 23, at 5 p.m., the documentary "Black Gold" will be screened, followed by a presentation on "Child Trafficking in West Africa."

Wednesday, Oct. 24, at 5 p.m., the documentary "Free Trade Slaves" will be screened, followed by a presentation on "Seek Justice. Rescue the Oppressed."

Thursday, Oct. 25, at 5 p.m., there will be a screening of the documentary "The Dark Side of Chocolate," followed by a presentation on "Child Domestic Servitude in Haiti."

All events will take place in the I-House Great Room, and are free and open to the public. Questions? Call 974-4453 or visit

Make Orange Green

--- Ever wonder why Ayres Hall is the greenest building on campus? Come to a green building tour to learn about what makes a sustainable building. Green building tours will be given in Ayres Hall at 3:30 p.m. tomorrow and at 1 p.m. on Oct. 24. Tours will also be given in Min Kao at 3:45 p.m. tomorrow and at 1:45 p.m. on Oct. 24. Each tour will last approximately 30 minutes.

--- Celebrate national Campus Sustainability Day, Wednesday, Oct. 24 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. by watching the national Keynote Broadcast in Hodges Library room 129. Learn about and discuss how students and colleges and universities can create a just, healthy, and sustainable society. For more information about the broadcast visit

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