Student@Tennessee, Monday, Feb 11, 2013 
Newsletter for UT Knoxville Students


--- Starting in March, if you remotely connect to your campus computer from other locations off campus, you will need to take an additional step to increase your online security.

Good News

--- As Valentine's Day is just around the corner, romantic relationships are on many of our minds. UT faculty are offering tips to ensure relationships stay healthy and strong.

Mark Your Calendar

--- Thomas Lynch will read at Writers in the Library, tonight at 7 p.m. in the Hodges Library auditorium. Lynch's book "The Undertaking" was the subject of an award-winning episode of PBS's "Frontline." The Undertaking is a chronicle of small-town life and death told through the eyes of a poet who is also an undertaker. More at

--- The Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority's 2013 Spring Week runs now through Feb. 16. Events include "AKAcise for the Heart," 7 p.m. tonight in the I-House Great Room. The Dating Game will be at 7 p.m. tomorrow in the BCC Multipurpose Room. Friday from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. there will be Community Service at Vestal Boys and Girls Club. Questions? E-mail [log in to unmask]

--- The 2013 Spring Job and Internship Fair will be from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. tomorrow in Thompson-Boling Arena. The fair is the first place to meet over 180 companies and organizations who are recruiting for both internship and full time positions. All majors are welcome. Remember to dress to impress and bring plenty of copies of your resume. Questions? Call 865-974-5435. 

--- Members of Rotaract, the campus chapter of Rotary International, will be making Valentines for veterans at 6:30 p.m. tomorrow in HSS 112. All interested students are invited to help. Questions? E-mail [log in to unmask]

--- Peace Corps info session, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, in Room 251 of Hodges Library. Questions? e-mail [log in to unmask]

--- UT chapter meeting of the National Association of Black Accountants, 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, in Haslam Business Building Room 324. Open to students with a major or minor in business. Dress is business casual attire. Free food and refreshments will be served. Questions? E-mail [log in to unmask]

--- The story of Edie and Thea is a documentary about two soulmates whose love begins with an instant magnetic attraction and lasts more than 42 years. Come watch "Edie & Thea: A Very Long Engagement" at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, in Hodges Library Auditorium. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by OUTreach: LGBT & Ally Resource Center at UT. Questions? e-mail [log in to unmask]

--- "The Vagina Monologues," 7 p.m. Feb. 13-15 in the UC Ballroom. Composed of a series of monologues, the play covers issues surrounding female identity and discovery, the female body, and women's empowerment. Sponsored by the Women's Coordinating Council. Free and open to the public. Questions? E-mail [log in to unmask]

--- The OUTreach, LGBT & Ally Resource Center will screen the film "The Incredibly True Adventures of Two Girls in Love," 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, in Melrose Hall F-103. Free popcorn and candy provided. Questions? e-mail [log in to unmask]

--- Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship will host a "Dance the Night Away" fundraiser semi-formal from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Feb. 14th at the John XXIII Catholic Center. Tickets are $10 per person (either at the door or in advance from a XA member). Snacks, games for non-dancers, and lots of dance moves will be provided. All proceeds go toward summer mission trips to Alaska and to Kenya. Questions? e-mail [log in to unmask] 

--- UT Science Forum, noon Friday, Feb. 15, in Thompson-Boling Arena dining room C-D. Speaker: Linda C. Kah, the Ken Walker Associate Professor of Earth & Planetary Sciences. Topic: "Curiouser and Curiouser: NASA's Curiosity Rover's Mission in Gale Crater." Free and open to the public. Bring your lunch or purchase it from the Arena. Questions? e-mail [log in to unmask]

--- UT's Army ROTC Rocky Top Battalion invites all interested students to an info session, 9 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, in UC 227 across from Starbucks. Learn more about the opportunities that Army ROTC can offer. Only two years of coursework needed to graduate as an officer in the US Army, Army National Guard or Army Reserve. Scholarships are available for qualified individuals. Questions? Call 974-4512 or e-mail [log in to unmask]

--- Rachel's Vineyard, a ten-week program for women whose lives have been touched by abortion, Tuesdays from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the John XXIII Catholic Center, beginning Feb. 19. Questions? Call the church at 523-7931.

--- Panel discussion on the limits of neuroscience, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, in the Baker Center auditorium. The panel of experts will consist of three philosophers and three scientists. Topics include the significance and implications of neuroscience findings, and how to understand consciousness and free will. Sponsored by the UT Neuroscience Club and the Philosophy Club. Questions? e-mail [log in to unmask]

Get Involved

--- Are you looking for a great way to get inVOLved?  Show your love for UT and make an impact on the class of 2017 by applying to be a Welcome Leader today. Welcome Leaders serve during Welcome Week (Aug. 15-24) to guide more than 4,000 new students through their first week on campus. Each leader mentors a group of first-year students and helps them navigate Big Orange Country.  For more information, stop in to one of the upcoming interest sessions at 5:30 p.m. on Wed, Feb. 13 in the Black Cultural Center, or at 5:30 p.m. on Mon, Feb. 18 in room 227 of the University Center. Applications are due Wednesday, Feb. 20. Questions? e-mail [log in to unmask] 

--- Do you want to give back to your community and help others in need? If so, then Circle K, the collegiate Key Club, wants to invite you to their Spring Interest Meeting at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow, in Humanities Room 51. Come out for free pizza and to learn more about how you can get involved. Questions? [log in to unmask]

--- Tennessee Intercollegiate State Legislature (TISL) interest meeting, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, in the Baker Center room 207. Interested in law school or politics in general? You can either participate by presenting a bill in a mock legislature, participating in an appellate moot court competition, or participate in TISL Media. Questions? e-mail [log in to unmask]


--- Looking for a valuable internship this summer?  This is the last week to apply for Nourish International's summer project in Guatemala. The project will focus on education and women's empowerment. If interested or have questions, e-mail [log in to unmask]

--- Do you want to have a positive impact on the health of your peers? If so, the "Vols 2 Vols" peer education program through the Safety, Environment, and Education (S.E.E.) Center may be for you. Applications due by Feb. 22 in UC 305 or in the S.E.E. Center, located in the Student Health Center. Questions? E-mail [log in to unmask] or [log in to unmask]

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