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First Public Forum for VC Candidate Is Today

Two of four finalists have been announced for the vice chancellor for student life position for our campus. Students are encouraged to attend all of the public sessions scheduled over the next week and share their thoughts about the candidates.

Jean Kim, the first candidate, will hold a public forum from 2:30 to 3:45 p.m. today in the Ray Mears Room of the Thompson-Boling Arena. Kim most recently served for four years as vice chancellor for student affairs and campus life at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Daniel Pugh, the second candidate, will hold a public forum from 2:30 to 3:45 p.m. on Monday, September 30, in the Ray Mears Room of Thompson-Boling Arena. Pugh is the vice provost for student affairs and dean of students at the University of Arkansas. 

Each of the candidates' public sessions will be recorded and posted on the search website on Thursday, October 3. The anonymous feedback link will be available on the site until noon on Tuesday, October 8.

For more information about Kim and Pugh and to share your feedback during the search, visit

Unwind Before You Unravel: VolAware Street Fair

You’re invited to the VolAware Street Fair, an annual event promoting mental health and overall wellness. Activities include chair massages; yoga; arts and crafts; games; Question, Persuade, and Refer suicide prevention training; and booths. The fair takes place from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. next Wednesday at the Pedestrian Walkway. 

Help Set Record for Largest Yoga Practice on College Campus

The S.E.E. Center is aiming to set a campus record during UT's first ever Yoga Fest at 3:00 p.m. next Wednesday on Humanities Plaza! Whether you're a yoga master or simply intrigued by the idea, come and join us for fifty minutes of yoga and a raffle for giveaways.


Free GRE Prep Classes for Juniors and Seniors

Are you getting ready for graduate school? The Educational Advancement Program is offering a FREE GRE prep course in October to UT students, with study materials provided. All juniors and seniors in good standing can register. Students must register by September 30. To register, contact Tam'ra-Kay Francis.

Safety Tip of the Week: Off-Campus Fire Safety

UT has a strong track record for fire safety. Our success is tied to a comunity-wide awareness about fire safety, improved fire detection, and the addition of automatic sprinklers in Residence Halls. Learn more here


Tennessee Intercollegiate State Legislature Meeting

Feel like your voice is lost in the crowd of opinions about politics in the United States? TISL can help you craft a bill and develop the skills to present at the state capitol this fall. TISL is a nonpartisan mock legislature group, and members of any political party are welcome. The group meets at 7:00 p.m. tonight in Baker Center Room 205.


Out and about in Knoxville

Project LIVE

Project LIVE works with low-income seniors to help keep them in their choice of residence for as long as possible. Volunteers assist with light housekeeping, light yard work, and picking up safety equipment for delivery to client homes. Contact Ashley Rex.

For a list of more on- and off-campus volunteer opportunities that you can get involved with throughout the semester, visit the Sign Up to Serve page.

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Extra Awesome

Australia, China, and Sweden...oh my! These are just a few of the countries that students pictured themselves in at yesterday's Study Abroad fair. 

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See You There

Beyond the Binary: Celebrating Bisexual Visibility Day

Today, 6:30 p.m., Melrose Hall F-103

Join OUTReach for interesting convos about bisexuality, stereotypes, truths, and biphobia in society and within the LGTQQIA community. Free pizza and drinks.

The Female O

Today, 7:00 p.m., UC Auditorium

The Female O combines sex education and women’s empowerment with a hearty dose of laughter. Speakers bring a playful, honest approach with warmth and humor, as they illuminate the subject of female sexuality.

Exploring the Asteroid Vesta: NASA's Dawn Mission

Friday, Noon, Room C-D, Thompson-Boling Arena

Hap McSween, Chancellor's Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences, will talk about his research on the asteroid Vesta and the Dawn mission that uncovered its mysteries. Bring your lunch.

All events are free unless otherwise noted.

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