Student@Tennessee, Monday, Nov 12, 2012 
Newsletter for UT Knoxville Students


--- WUOT 91.9 FM, UT's National Public Radio affiliate, is holding its fall pledge drive this week. For more info or to donate, visit

--- "Taps," the somber bugle call associated with military service, will be heard ringing across UT on the chimes of Ayres Hall today in celebration of Veterans Day. This year marks the 150th anniversary of "Taps," and with it a new tradition will be born. UT's Task Force in Support of Student Veterans asked campus administration to allow Ayres Hall's chimes to play "Taps" while a moment of silence is observed at noon on Veterans Day.

Good News

--- For the first time, Facebook users will select the winner of UT's Vol Court, a contest between aspiring entrepreneurs for cash prizes to launch their business. Voting is now under way and closes at 11:00 p.m. tomorrow. The two final businesses in the competition are Credit Virgin, an online platform that helps students build good credit scores, and Find Food, a mobile application to help shoppers locate food items in a grocery store.

Mark Your Calendar

--- David Madden will read at Writers in the Library, 7 p.m. tonight in the Hodges Library auditorium. A novelist, poet, playwright, essayist, and critic, Madden is a UT grad. His latest novel is "London Bridge in Plague and Fire." He will hold a Q&A session for all interested students from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. today in 115 HSS Bldg. More at

--- "King of Devil's Island" is the true story of an uprising by the young inmates of a Norwegian prison colony for boys. The film is the semester's final offering in the Film Movement film/discussion series, 6:30 p.m. tomorrow in the Hodges Library auditorium. Norwegian with English subtitles. Free and open to the public.

--- Sen. George Mitchell, a longtime statesman and attorney, will be on campus tomorrow to deliver the inaugural Baker Distinguished Lecture. Free and open to the public, the lecture—sponsored by the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy, SunTrust Bank, Knoxville News Sentinel, and WUOT—will begin at 2 p.m. in the Cox Auditorium of Alumni Memorial Building.

--- Eugenie Scott, executive director of the National Center for Science Education, will be giving lectures on Nov. 13 and 14 as part of the Department of Anthropology's annual capstone courses. Her first lecture, "In the Beginning," will be at 6 p.m. tomorrow in the McClung Museum lecture hall, and is free and open to the public.

--- Social media expert Gavin Baker will be at the Scripps Convergence Lab at 7 p.m. tomorrow to train students how to use social media as a way to promote clients and themselves. PRSSA, UT's pre-professional organization for public relations students, is sponsoring the event. Free pizza will be served, and all majors are welcome to attend. Questions? E-mail [log in to unmask] 

--- It's the Economy" with Planet Money's Adam Davidson will be hosted by CPC Issues Committee at 7 p.m. tomorrow in the UC Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public. Questions? e-mail [log in to unmask]

--- Are you a Pre-Health student? AED will be hosting a standardized test Q&A session from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14, in WLS M307. This event will host students who have recently taken the MCAT and DAT. These students will answer questions about prepping for standardized tests and tips for applying to professional schools. Anyone is welcome to attend. Questions? [log in to unmask]

--- The Student Dental Association will host oral surgeon Dr. Lindsey Nagy at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14 in WLS M311. Questions? E-mail [log in to unmask]

--- UT students, faculty, staff, and the general public are invited to "Civility and Diversity in Big Orange Country" with Assistant U.S. Attorney General Thomas Perez and Knoxville FBI Office Special Agent in Charge Ken Moore, 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, in the UC Auditorium. Sponsored by the UT Issues Committee. Free and open to the public. Questions? e-mail [log in to unmask]

--- The WannaBeatles will bring back the craze of the British Invasion by paying tribute to The Beatles at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15, at the Bijou Theatre. The WannaBeatles, comprised of four talented musicians, take the stage with true-to-original renditions of some of The Beatles' greatest hits. Tickets are $5 for current UT students, $20 for UT faculty/staff, and $25 for general admission. Sponsored by the Cultural Attractions Committee. Questions? Contact [log in to unmask]

--- McClung Speech Contest, 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15 in Cox Auditorium of AMB. This is the largest public speaking competition in the Southeast and all students are welcome. Come support fellow students and have the chance to win free meals, desserts, and drinks from restaurants around campus. Questions? e-mail [log in to unmask]

--- Over 1 billion people on the planet lack access to clean water, and, as a result, every year over 3 million people die from drinking contaminated water. On Nov. 16 the UT chapter of the charity Wine to Water is hosting an awareness campaign for this cause. They ask that all students come to campus that day wearing blue (other than blue jeans) with a piece of paper pinned to it reading "Why Blue". For more information about the event join the Why Blue Facebook group and for more information about the charity go to Questions? e-mail [log in to unmask]

--- The UT Science Forum presents Rob Heller, Professor of Journalism & Electronic Media, "A Brief Yet Incomplete History of Photojournalism" from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. on Nov. 16. The Science Forum is free and open to the public. Location: Thompson-Boling Arena Dining room C-D. Bring your lunch or purchase it from the Arena. Questions? e-mail [log in to unmask]

--- A Chancellor's Honors thesis play will be performed this week in the Clarence Brown Lab Theatre. "10,000 Words", an original play written and directed by senior Dimi Venkov, explores the process of creating theatre through a series of humorous vignettes. The show will be performed Friday, Nov. 16, and Saturday, Nov. 17, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 18, at 2:30 p.m. The show is free and open to the public. Questions? e-mail [log in to unmask]

--- Register for the 2nd Annual Running with Hope 5K & 1-Mile Fun Run benefiting Redeeming Hope Ministries, an organization in the Fort Sanders neighborhood that helps the local homeless. The Running with Hope 5K, sponsored by the Haslam Scholars Program, will start at 11 a.m. on Nov. 17 in Circle Park. To register, go to Questions? e-mail [log in to unmask]

--- Saddles vs. Sirloins: Equestrian Team vs. Block & Bridle Club in the ultimate flag football showdown and canned food drive with a cookout to follow. Cost is $1 or 1 can of donated food to watch, $2 or 2 cans to play. Mark your calendars for Saturday, Nov. 17. Questions? e-mail [log in to unmask]

Get Involved

--- It's time for UT to "bleed orange" for MEDIC Regional Blood Center's 25th annual Battle of the Orange and Blue. The blood drive competition, which pits UT against the University of Kentucky, begins today and ends Nov. 16.

--- This Fall WE KAN (Women Empowerment Knowledge and Nurture) is raising money to serve the homeless in collaboration with Knoxville Area Rescue Ministries. They are in need of canned food/non perishables, clothing and financial donations. They will be taking donations now through Nov. 30. Interest in helping or have questions? e-mail [log in to unmask] 

--- Early registration for Dance Marathon 2013 is now available until Nov. 21. This year the event will be on February 22, 2013 to help raise money for the East Tennessee Children's Hospital.

--- The first All Sing event at UT was held in 1932. Since then, All Sing has become an annual campus-wide tradition and is one of the four major competitions that lead up to the presentation of the ACE Cup. All Sing will hold its first interest meeting for all campus organizations at 6:30 p.m. tomorrow in UC 221. Questions? e-mail [log in to unmask] 

--- The Minority Achievement Program will be hosting their annual Mr. & Miss Freshmen Pageant next semester. Those interested in participating and want more information should come to an interest meetings at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14, in the Black Cultural Center room 216 or 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 20, in the Black Cultural Center room 216. All freshman are welcome. Questions? e-mail [log in to unmask] 

--- The Women's Coordinating Council is searching for a student director for "The Vagina Monologues," which will take place Feb. 2013. The WCC is seeking applicants that have previous directing experience or backgrounds in theater. Applications can be found outside of the Women's Center, which is located on the 3rd floor of the UC. All applications are due Nov. 15th by 5 p.m. and should be returned to the Women's Center. Questions? e-mail [log in to unmask]

--- Campus Disability Advocates is looking for art submissions about disability experience for an art show in Market Square on Friday, Nov. 30 as part of a larger Disability Awareness Week. Please send a picture of the piece, its size, the media used, and a short description of purpose to [log in to unmask] by November 16.

--- The Black Law Students Association-Prelaw Division is looking for leaders and ideas at their planning meeting at 1 p.m. on Nov. 17 in Volunteer Residence Hall. Open to everyone. Questions? e-mail [log in to unmask]

--- Do you identify as disabled? Come have your picture taken as part of Campus Disability Advocates' campaign to increase awareness about disability and diversity. Beautiful black and white portraits of UT students with disabilities will be displayed on the Pedestrian Walkway during Disability Awareness Week, November 26-30. If interested, contact CDA president Lindsay Lee at [log in to unmask]

--- Amnesty International's annual Write for Rights Global Write-a-thon will take place at 6 p.m. on Tues., Nov. 27 in 253 Hodges Library. Enjoy free food and screenings of the first two Harry Potter films while writing letters highlighting cases of prisoners of conscience around the world. Did you know J. K. Rowling supports Amnesty International and touches on human rights advocacy in her series? Bring a friend or two, and come out to have a good time for a good cause. Questions? e-mail [log in to unmask]

Ready for the World Events

--- This week is International Education Week and there will be programs all week to highlight ways you can add an international component to your UT education and the benefits of living and working abroad. Read more to see the schedule of events.

--- Are you interested in making connections with people around the world? Looking to learn about current political, social, and economic issues that affect other countries from natives? The Ready for the World Committee, the International House, and the College of Social Work present "Global Connections: Exploring Issues that Affect Our International Community," 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Baker Center. Enjoy breakfast, riveting controversial presentations, and a light lunch. RSVP today at . Questions? e-mail [log in to unmask]

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