Student@Tennessee, Monday, Nov 5, 2012 
Newsletter for UT Knoxville Students

Mark Your Calendar

--- Pi Beta Phi sorority will host Cosmopolitan Magazine's Campus Kisses for the Troops postcard writing party from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. tonight in Panhellenic room 302. Free pizza, refreshments, and a Maybelline New York makeup artist with free makeup samples. Questions? e-mail [log in to unmask]

--- UT Cinema Club will be showing the Coen Brother's 1991 classic "Barton Fink" at 7 p.m. tonight in Art and Architecture 111. Free and open to the public, especially to those who want to know "the life of the mind." Questions? e-mail [log in to unmask]

--- The chronology of California's battle for same-sex marriage will be performed at 7 p.m. tonight in the Ula Love Doughty Carousel Theatre in a reading of "8," a play written by Dustin Lance Black, Academy Award-winning screenwriter of "Milk." The one-night event is free and open to the public; tickets will be available at the door. "8" details the aftermath of Proposition 8, the state of California's constitutional amendment that banned same-sex marriage. Sponsored by the UT Commission for LGBT People, the UT Theatre Department, the Central Program Council's Issues Committee, and the UT chapter of Amnesty International. Questions? e-mail [log in to unmask]

--- The UT student chapter of the American Marketing Association will host a guest speaker from Target Stores this Tuesday, Nov. 6, at 5:30 in Haslam Business Building Room 104. Questions? E-mail [log in to unmask]

--- UT Potters Club fall holiday pottery sale, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 7 and Nov. 8 in Art and Architecture. Original work created by students, faculty and alumni will be featured for the event. Proceeds go towards bringing in visiting artists as well as providing students the opportunity to go to conferences. Questions? e-mail [log in to unmask]

--- Pacifico Dance Company will be performing at the Tennessee Theatre at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 7. Pacifico Dance Company strives to preserve and celebrate traditional Mexican dance in order to educate its audience members on Mexican heritage and culture. Tickets are $5 for current UT students, $20 for UT faculty/staff, and $25 for general admission. Sponsored by the Cultural Attractions Committee and Latin American Student Organization. Questions? Contact [log in to unmask]

--- The University of Tennessee Full-Time MBA program will host an Open House for prospective MBA candidates from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8, in HBB 203. Registration begins at 5:45 p.m. and representatives from the program will present information on the structure of its curriculum, the application and admissions process, financial aid, and career opportunities. Questions? call (865) 974-5033 or e-mail [log in to unmask]

--- Bowling for Charity fundraiser, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, in the UC Down Under. Food and fun are guaranteed. Tickets $8 and will benefit the American Red Cross. Sponsored by the UT Red Cross club.

--- The UT Science Forum presents Alison G. Boyer, Research Assistant Professor of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, discussing "Trouble in Paradise: Extinction and Conservation of Tropical Island Birds," noon to 1 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 9. 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]

--- Political science lecture, 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, in McClung Tower 1210. Speaker: Joseph Ellis, Wingate University. Topic: "Exceptional Estonia: E-Voting, Flat Taxes, and Singing in the 21st Century." Free and open to the public.

--- The UT Knoxville Chess Club plays Texas A&M in a chess match from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, in the UC. Free and open to the public. Questions? E-mail [log in to unmask]

--- The Anthropology department's DDHR (Disasters, Displacement, and Human Rights) Conference Steering Committee will hold a fundraiser from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 12 at Tin Roof. Questions? Visit the Facebook page on Disasters, Displacement, and Human Rights: Framing the Field.

--- The Issues Committee presents "It's the Economy," with Planet Money's Adam Davidson, 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 13 in the UC Auditorium. 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]

--- 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. If you would like to submit your artwork, please send a picture of the piece and include info on its size, the media used, and a short description of its purpose to [log in to unmask] by Friday, Nov. 16.

--- 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] 

--- Register today for the 2013 Clifton M. Jones Student Leadership Conference and Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, sponsored by the Center for Leadership and Service (CLS). This year, the CLS is combining two popular events into one day of leadership development and service within the Knoxville community.  The event will take place on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the UC and throughout the Knoxville community. Space is limited to the first 500 students to register, so sign up today.

Get Involved

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

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

--- Habitat for Humanity build, 8:20 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Saturday, Nov. 10. Volunteers are needed to come out and help finish off a house. Interested or have questions? e-mail [log in to unmask]

--- The Leadership & Service Ambassadors will present lecture and activity-style instruction on matters of social justice within the university community and global society from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Nov. 17 in the UC. Academic experts and career-oriented practitioners will be speaking on the topic. Lunch will be provided. Registration is open to the first sixty students who confirm attendance. Questions? e-mail [log in to unmask] or call (865) 974-5455.

Ready for the World Events

--- The English Language Institute needs male volunteers for its Conversation Partners Program. Conversation Partners meet on a weekly basis with ELI international students (mostly Arabic and Korean speakers) to help them practice English conversation. Questions? e-mail [log in to unmask]

--- The International House is hosting Persian Culture Week beginning with a Persian Lecture: An Iranian studentís perspective on student movements in Iran from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. tonight in the I-house great room. There will be a cooking demonstration tomorrow from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., a movie screening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 7, and culture night from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Nov 8.Culture night is $5 and first come first served. Questions?e-mail [log in to unmask]

This Week in SGA

--- The SGA Technology Services Committee has put together a survey for students to gain input from about what they want and use on campus in regards to technology. All students are welcome to participate. Questions? e-mail [log in to unmask]

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