Student@Tennessee, Monday, Mar 4, 2013 
Newsletter for UT Knoxville Students


--- UT has made two important changes in its waitlist policy, starting this fall:
* If you already are registered for a course, you cannot put yourself on a waitlist for a different section of that course.
* You cannot place yourself on a waitlist for more than one section of the same course.

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Mark Your Calendar

--- UT Cinema Club will be showing the Sergio Leone classic western "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" starring Clint Eastwood at 7 p.m. tonight in Art and Architecture room 111. This event is free and open to everyone.

--- The Women's Coordinating Council presents Week 2 of Women's HERstory Month: Health and Fitness. The week will begin with a screening of the awarding-winning movie "Girl, Interrupted" on Tuesday, March 5 at 6:00 p.m. in Hodges Room 253. The film will be followed by a discussion about mental health and wellness. A Dance Fitness class will be offered on Thursday, March 7 at 8:30 p.m. in the Humes Multipurpose Room, so come ready to dance and get moving. Questions? e-mail [log in to unmask]

--- Faculty panel discussion on how to ask for (and write) strong letters of recommendation for national scholarships and awards, 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, in the Baker Center auditorium. Would you like to apply for Fulbright, Rhodes, and Truman scholarships? This session can help you. All undergrads and grad students are encouraged to attend. Questions? E-mail [log in to unmask]

--- LGBT transgender issues lecture, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, in Hodges Library Room 253. Free and open to the public. Questions? E-mail [log in to unmask]

--- Data entry workshop for graduate students, 1:00 p.m. Thursday, March 7, in 408 Greve Hall. Learn how to log data from a sensor using NI LabVIEW and NI CompactDAQ. Reserve your seat by registering at and selecting the workshop called "LabVIEW for Research." Questions? Call 974-1614 or e-mail [log in to unmask]

--- The Cultural Attractions Committee presents Béla Fleck and the Marcus Roberts Trio, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 7, at the Bijou Theatre. Tickets are free for students in advance, $5 at the door. $10 for UT faculty/staff. $15 for the general public. For more information or to arrange disability accommodations please contact the Office of Student Activities at 974-5455.

--- UT Science Forum, noon Friday, March 8 in Thompson-Boling Arena Dining room C-D. Speaker: Paul Campbell Erwin, department of public health. Topic: "John Snow and Cholera: The Foundation for Modern Disease Investigation." Free and open to the public. Bring your lunch or purchase it from the arena. Questions? e-mail [log in to unmask]

--- Want to spend the night in Thompson-Boling Arena, enjoy a 90's cover band, eat great food, tour the locker rooms, win raffles, and watch "Like Mike" on the jumbotron? Come to Campout at the Summitt, Friday, March 8. UNITE and Men's Athletics will be hosting the fourth annual all-night camp-out for the Tennessee vs. Missouri basketball game. The first 500 students will be allowed to enter the arena at 9 p.m. This event is free, plus all who attend will receive early entrance to Saturday's Mizzou basketball game. Bring your student ID, your sleeping bag, and your game face. Questions? e-mail [log in to unmask] or [log in to unmask]

--- The Indian American Association presents their fourth annual "Raang Se Nachle Holi" Show at 6 p.m. on March 9 in Alumni Memorial Hall. This show is filled with all different types and styles of Indian dancing. Teams from all over the Southeast come to compete for a grand prize. Tickets $8 for UT students and $12 for faculty, staff and the general public. Questions? e-mail [log in to unmask]

--- Next week is Gamma Sigma Sigma Week, and they will spend it promoting one of their favorite things: service. They will be on the Pedestrian Walkway each day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. talking about their five big Project IMPACT areas. Monday they will be selling baked goods, Wednesday collecting donations and hosting a percentage night at Moe's from 5 to close, another baked goods sale on Thursday, and Alex's lemonade stand on Friday. Questions? E-mail [log in to unmask]

--- T Cooper will read at Writers in the Library, Monday, March 11, at 7 p.m. in the Hodges Library Auditorium. This event is cosponsored by UT's Lambda Student Union. Questions? e-mail [log in to unmask]

--- Volapalooza will take place at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 26, in Thompson-Boling Arena. The headliner is Grammy-nominated artist Tyga, with special guests Beats Antique and DJ Mike Nasty. For UT students, faculty, and staff, tickets are $10 in advance and $15 the day of the show. For the general public, tickets are $25 in advance, $30 the day of the show. Purchase tickets at the Central Ticket Office in the UC, the Thompson-Boling Arena ticket office, or online at Questions? e-mail [log in to unmask]

Get Involved

--- The Study Abroad Alumni Organization encourages involvement on campus and learning about culture around the world. They serve as a platform for returned students to handle reverse culture shock and socialize with fellow study-abroad alumni. Open to anyone who is interested in studying/working/volunteering abroad or who has been abroad. Questions? E-mail [log in to unmask]

--- The "End the r-Word" event will take place on Wednesday, March 6, to gather signatures from students and faculty to raise awareness of the hurtful and demeaning use of the word "retarded" and to promote the inclusion and acceptance of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The event will take place from noon to 5 p.m. on the Pedestrian Walkway and at Dogwood Elementary School from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Sponsored by the UT Knoxville Student Council for Exceptional Children and Dogwood Elementary. Questions? e-mail [log in to unmask]

--- Have you heard about the new Are you looking for a way to get involved or a place for your organization to call home? Come learn about the new Collegiate Link system and how it will impact student organizations. Information sessions will be held Monday, March 11 at 7:30 p.m. in UC room 223-224, Tuesday, March 12 at 6:30 p.m. in UC room 220, and Wednesday, March 13 at 6:30 p.m. in UC room 220. Questions? e-mail [log in to unmask]

--- Want to help plan the next Family Weekend? The Office of New Student & Family Programs is forming a committee of students to help plan the Fall Family Weekend, Sept. 27 - 29. The student committee will assist the office staff with brainstorming, programming, planning, and logistics of the largest annual campus event for families. If you would like to participate in this committee, please e-mail short responses to the following questions to [log in to unmask] by March 13: Why are you interested in serving as a student member of the Fall Family Weekend Planning committee? What skills, strengths, and ideas can you bring to the committee? What do you hope to gain from your participation on this committee? Questions? e-mail [log in to unmask]

--- Interested for a way a get involved, meet new people, and have fun? Become a member of Campus Entertainment Board (CEB). This organization provides UT students with social, recreational and diverse programs in order to promote a sense of community among the student body. CEB hosts Vol-Night-Long, Rocky Top Rave, and many other special events. All interested applicants must have all required materials submitted by Monday, March 18 at 5:00 p.m. Applications are available online at Questions? E-mail [log in to unmask]

--- The campus chapter of Habitat for Humanity will be bringing 15 UT students to participate in a Collegiate Challenge over Spring Break, Friday March 22 through Friday March 29, in Lakeland, Florida. Collegiate Challenge gives college students an opportunity to partner with a Habitat affiliate in another city, building houses for a week. No prior experience with builds or Habitat is necessary. The cost for room and board for the week is $155 plus gas and food. There are 5 spots remaining, and no previous participation is necessary to go on this trip. Questions? E-mail [log in to unmask]


--- The Dean of Students office is accepting applications for scholarships for undergraduate students based on campus leadership and campus and community service.  Students may apply for these scholarships themselves or may be recommended by another member of the community. The application deadline is Friday, March 8. More information and the application at: 

Important Deadlines

--- The summer school timetable is now available. Priority registration is underway. Seniors can begin registering tomorrow, juniors on March 7, sophomores on March 12, and freshmen on March 14. Visit to access the timetable of classes, and don't forget to consult your advisor. For more information on summer school, visit

Ready for the World Events

--- The campus community is invited to a screening of "Kunta Kinteh Island" today, March 4, at the Clarence Brown Theatre. The documentary chronicles the renaming of James Island—a holding cell for slaves in The Gambia during the transatlantic slave trade—to Kunta Kinteh Island after a young African who was transported to the United States. The reception begins at 7:00 p.m., followed by the 8:00 p.m. screening. A question-and-answer session with film writer and director Elvin Ross will follow at 9:00 p.m. To RSVP, contact Beth Gladden at 865-974-9008 or [log in to unmask]

--- The International House invites you to the last World Showcase series this semester - Caribbean Week. It will highlight cultures from Jamaica and from Trinidad and Tobago. The Caribbean cooking demonstration is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5, and will teach you step by step how to cook Tomato choka (Trinidadian dish), Festival (Jamaican bread), and Tamarind balls (Trinidadian candy). The Caribbean Coffee House will include a steel drum music workshop and kite making from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6. Both events are free. Caribbean Culture Night is 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 7. Tickets are $5. Enjoy an authentic Caribbean meal, a cultural presentation, performances such as singing, steel drum, and Jamaican English skits, and so much more. Questions? e-mail [log in to unmask]

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