Student@Tennessee for September 5, 2013

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Have You Voted for Smokey in the 2013 Mascot Challenge?

smokey photoOur Smokey's got a good chance at taking down one of our SEC rival schools, Louisiana State University! To continue in the competition, we've got to beat Western Kentucky University in the first round which ends at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday.

Have you voted yet? What are you waiting for? Vote now and make sure Smokey makes it to Week Two in the competition!

Show Your Volunteer Spirit on and off Campus

unite serves photoTrying to get involved on campus? Want to make a difference? Interested in leadership? The Center for Leadership and Service offers a variety of programs and services that might help.

You can find volunteer opportunities in Knoxville on the CLS Sign Up to Serve Calendar. Also, see a list of other student organizations that serve as excellent ways to give back.

Already involved in a service organization on campus? Join the UT Service Coalition at 4:00 p.m. on Monday in UC Rooms 223-224 to discuss ways to collaborate on campus and in the community.


Vote for UT Student's Design in Metro Pulse Contest
Morgan Hardy, a senior studying theatre, hand-painted a "Rocky Top" themed paper box in the Metro Pulse Paper Box Design Contest. You can vote every day now through September 30. Show your support and vote for her design!

Safety Tip of the Week: Report Suspicious Activity
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Be observant around campus! See something that just doesn't seem right to you? Trust your instincts and report it to UTPD by calling 974-3111 or texting your message to TIP411 using the keyword UTPD. Learn more about suspicious activities that could be seen on campus.


She's the First
Curious about the issues facing young girls and women in developing and third world nations? She's the First UTK works to raise awareness and sponsor girls' education abroad in partner schools. Come to the interest meeting today at 7:30 p.m. in UC Room 223.

Rotaract Club
Looking to get involved in community service and network with local professionals? The Rotaract Club, a Rotary-sponsored service club, will be holding an interest meeting today at 5:30 p.m. in HSS 112. Contact Jessica Pendleton for more information.

Health Occupations Students of America
Interested in going into the health field? The UT Chapter of Health Occupations Students of America will hold an interest meeting today at 6:30 p.m. in HSS 203.

Public Relations Society of America
The Public Relations Student Society of America's first meeting will highlight tourism public relations at 7:00 p.m. today in the Scripps Lab Theater in the Communications Building. 


On-Campus Opportunities
UT Game Day Recycling

recyclingphotoUT Recycling seeks to eliminate all waste from athletic events. As you can imagine, 100,000 fans in Neyland Stadium produce quite a lot of waste. Volunteers and workers collect waste from inside the stadium and designated tailgating areas.

Sign up to volunteer to help with game day recycling.

Out and about in Knoxville
Girls on the Run Coaches Needed
Girls on the Run of Greater Knoxville needs coaches for this fall semester! Girls on the Run is an afterschool program for third- through eighth-grade girls, teaching them life skills through dynamic interactive lessons and running games. The program culminates with the girls completing a celebratory 5K running event. You do not have to be a runner to volunteer for the program. Learn more about coaching and fill out a volunteer application.


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Extra awesome

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Coach Butch Jones met with SGA executives and Sorority and Fraternity Life members on Tuesday night to thank them and challenge them to spread word around the campus community to continue supporting the Vols at all home football games!


Share your favorite class from this semester or years past tagging @UTKnoxville on Twitter and Instagram!


@GregButcher_ Can't wait until Game 2 of the Butch Jones era this Saturday! We need a sold out student section! #BeatWKU #GoVols #RiseToTheTop #UTK17

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UT Science Forum: Scientific Misconduct: Is It Getting Worse?
Tomorrow, noon, Thompson-Boling Arena Room C-D
The UT Science Forum welcomes Neal Stewart, professor of plant sciences and Racheff Chair of Excellence in Plant Molecular Genetics, who has been performing agricultural biotechnology and biotechnology risk assessment research since 1994. His talk is titled "Scientific Misconduct: Is It Getting Worse?"

First Friday Reception: UT Downtown Gallery
Tomorrow, 5:00-9:00 p.m., UT Downtown Gallery
"Echo of the Object" is an exhibition by Ball State University faculty members bringing together several series of works in drawing, painting, photography, and sculpture. Each body of work explores how objects of symbolic or personal significance play a role in the construction of memory, identity, and meaning.

student safety zone photoStudent Safe Zone Training
Sunday, 3:00-6:00 p.m., Black Cultural Center
Safe Zone is a voluntary network of faculty, staff, and students who believe that every member of the UT community should have an equal opportunity to grow and learn in safe and open environments. Trainers use small-group activities, the dissemination of information, and large-group discussions during the program.

All events are free unless otherwise noted.

Visit the UT Event Calendar for more events and activities on campus.

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