Student@Tennessee, Monday, Feb 18, 2013 
Newsletter for UT Knoxville Students

Good News

--- UT students eighteen and older will now have access to Zipcar, the world's leading car-sharing service, which arrives on campus Thursday, Feb. 21. The campus will have two Zipcars, a Ford Focus and a Honda Civic, which will be parked near Presidential Courtyard at the intersection of 20th Street and Andy Holt Avenue. Representatives from Zipcar will be on campus Thursday handing out information on the Pedestrian Walkway and at Presidential Courtyard.

Mark Your Calendar

--- A writer's transsexual journey will be the topic of the next Common Ground Book Club. T Cooper's "Real Man Adventures" discussion will be at 4:30 p.m. tomorrow in the Culture Corner, first floor of Hodges Library. Questions? e-mail [log in to unmask]

--- Welcome Leader interest meeting, 5:30 p.m. today in UC 227. 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. Applications are due Wednesday, Feb. 20. Questions? e-mail [log in to unmask]

--- American Water Resources Association meeting, 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. tomorrow in UC 221. Topics include: stormwater runoff reduction, implementing green infrastructure in Tennessee, and LID design. Questions? e-mail [log in to unmask]

--- UT's Army ROTC Rocky Top Battalion invites all interested students to an info session, 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, in UC 226 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.

--- PRSSA, UT's pre-professional organization for public relations students, will host guest speaker Jade Williams from Scripps Interactive at 6:30 p.m. tomorrow in the CCI Auditorium. All majors are welcome, and there will be free pizza. Questions? e-mail [log in to unmask]

--- Should children of undocumented immigrants in the United States obtain permanent legal status if they go to college? The International House, the Tennessee Speech and Debate Society and the Issues Committee presents the "Dream Act Debate" at 6:30 p.m. tomorrow in the UC Shiloh Room. The event is free and refreshments will be provided. Questions? [log in to unmask]

--- Carnicus 2013 interest meeting, 7:30 p.m. tomorrow in UC 226. Questions? e-mail [log in to unmask]

--- The Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization at UT is inviting students to its next meeting, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, in HBB 102. Guest speaker: Stand and Deliver founder Ellen Kern, who will be presenting on the art of the "elevator pitch." Questions? Visit or follow them on Twitter: @ceo_UTK.

--- Gov. Bill Haslam will be joined by two former Tennessee governors at a panel discussion about civility on Thursday, Feb. 21. Haslam, along with Phil Bredesen and Don Sundquist, will participate in "Balancing Civility and Free Expression," a panel discussion that will be held at 5:30 p.m. in the Toyota Auditorium at the Baker Center. It is free and open to the public.

--- The Student Dental Association's "Smiles for Panama" team will have a percentage weekend from February 22-24 at Brixx Wood Fired Pizza located at 7403 Kingston Pike. Proceeds will go toward funding their dental mission trip to Panama. Questions? e-mail [log in to unmask]

--- The Clarence Brown Theatre production of "A Raisin in the Sun," Feb. 21-March 10. For ticket information call 974-5161.

--- The UT Science Forum presents Lt. Robby Nix, Critical Care Paramedic, Rural Metro Fire Dept., speaking on "Firefighter Paramedics and the Hot Potato Baby- It's Not What You Think," noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, in Thompson-Boling Arena Dining room C-D. Free and open to the public. Bring your lunch or purchase it from the Arena. Questions? e-mail [log in to unmask]

--- Join the University of Tennessee Outdoor Program Friday, Feb. 22 through Sunday, Feb. 24 for the 10th annual All Access Outdoor Festival. The festival emphasizes preserving and engaging in the outdoors. The first event will be from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 22 in the UC Auditorium. Questions? e-mail [log in to unmask]

--- Celebrate the third anniversary of OUTreach, UT's LGBT & Ally Resource Center, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 26 in Melrose Hall F-103. Free refreshments will be served. Questions? e-mail [log in to unmask]

--- The Graduate Student Senate will host its 21st annual Love Your Libraries 5K Race to benefit the UT Libraries at 9 a.m. on Sat, March 2, in Circle Park. Show your love for the UT Libraries. Questions? e-mail [log in to unmask]

--- Career Services is hosting "The Dream Share Project" for a return visit to campus, 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 5 in the UC Auditorium. The project includes a workshop and the screening of a documentary film, which features two recent college graduates on a road trip across America, as they explore how successful people have chased their dreams. Questions? e-mail [log in to unmask] 

Get Involved

--- The International Justice Mission at UT will meet at 7 p.m. tomorrow in HSS 70 to talk about the upcoming "Stand for Freedom" March 5-7. IJM is an organization that combats human trafficking and other forms of violent oppression, and as a campus chapter they seek to raise awareness of these issues. Questions? e-mail [log in to unmask]

--- The UT Creative Writing Club meets at 7:15 p.m. every Thursday in Room 207 of the Howard Baker Center. Open to all students interested in writing poetry, fiction, and screenwriting. Questions? E-mail [log in to unmask]

--- Future Business Leaders of America, Phi Beta Lambda chapter, is having an information session at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21 in HBB 201. Free pizza. All majors are welcome. Questions? e-mail [log in to unmask]

--- Do you love UT? Do you want to give tours of campus? Apply for UT Ambassadors. Information sessions will be at 6 p.m. tomorrow and Wednesday in Hodges Library Auditorium. Applications can be found online and are due Feb. 22. Questions? e-mail [log in to unmask]

--- Applications to join the All Campus Events committee are now available at and are due by 5 p.m. on March 1. 


--- Nourish International is a student-run organization committed to sustainably alleviating poverty by enacting sustainable humanitarian projects each summer. For the next two weeks, Nourish is participating in a fundraising competition to earn money for a summer project in Guatemala. Questions? e-mail [log in to unmask]

--- UTK's Student TN Education Association is sponsoring a book drive for grades K-12 until the end of February. Please contribute age-appropriate books in Bailey Education Complex 329. Questions? e-mail [log in to unmask] 

--- Got an idea for a business? Enter the 6th Annual Undergraduate Business Plan Competition for an opportunity to compete for $20,000 in cash awards. Entries should be submitted to [log in to unmask] attn: Undergrad Biz Plan Comp. by Monday, Feb. 25.

--- Leadership Knoxville Scholars (LKS) is a new and highly selective and competitive cohort program designed to connect upperclassmen to leadership development opportunities through community partnerships. Through academic courses, mentoring relationships, retreats, workshops and service-learning, the LKS program is a two-year commitment for current rising juniors (August 2013-May 2015) and a one-year commitment for current rising seniors (August 2013-May 2014). Applications due at 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 14. Questions? e-mail [log in to unmask] 

Ready for the World Events

--- UT's Ready for the World Cafe kicks off its flavorful world circuit on Thursday, Feb. 21, with traditional fare from southern Italy. The cafe, sponsored by Sysco Foods, operates from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursdays in the UT Visitors Center on Neyland Drive. Tickets $12 at 974-6645. Mangia!

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