Student@Tennessee for February 20, 2014

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Volunteer During First Annual Sustainability Day of Service

Help with river and litter cleanups, gardening, and more during UT's first Sustainability Day of Service on April 5. As part of Earth Month, students will volunteer with agencies that promote environmental awareness, sustainability, conservation, and recycling. 

Design the 2014 Volapalooza Concert T-Shirt

Volapalooza is searching for talented graphic designers on campus to submit designs for this year's t-shirt. One winning design will be featured on the front of the T-shirt. Deadline is February 28.


Courage to Climb Award: Carolina De La Torre

Carolina De La Torre, a senior double majoring in psychology and sociology, has researched the impact of incarceration on friends and family of people incarcerated in the Knox County criminal justice system.



Complete Our Survey for a Chance to Win $50 to VolShop

Don't forget to help us decide the new name of Student@Tennessee by completing this five-minute survey. Your NetID and e-mail address are needed to register for the $50 VolShop gift card. 

Learn about Volunteering Abroad During Peace Corps Week

The Center for International Education is hosting Peace Corps Week from February 23 to March 1. Events will take place at various locations around campus throughout the week to provide more information and answer questions from students about serving in the Peace Corps.

Showcase Your Big Idea at Business Plan Competition

Got the next big idea? Enter the undergraduate business plan competition hosted by the Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Deadline is February 24. 

Jobs & Internships

Gensler New York Interior Design Internship
Gensler New York is accepting applications for its paid summer intern program. Interns will work on projects as fully collaborative members of design teams, participating in design charrettes and weekly learning sessions.

Boeing Student Engineer Internship
Join the Boeing Commercial Airplanes Innovation Center and Technology organization as part of the Advanced Manufacturing Product Development team. 

For more information on these and other jobs and internships, log in to Hire-a-VOL via MyUTK.


Apply to Be an Undergraduate Admissions Ambassador

Ambassadors play an important role in the Campus Visit Program by leading daily campus tours for visiting families and giving students perspective on life at UT. Applications are due March 6.  


Out and about in Knoxville

Community Action Committee Mobile Meals

Deliver meals and check on the health and well-being of senior citizens as a volunteer for Mobile Meals. Volunteers visit seniors between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Contact Shelly Woodrick.

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Fort Box: World's Largest Cardboard Box Fort

Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Pedestrian Walkway
Write your name on a box as a pledge to put more effort into reducing your personal waste. Fort Box will break the record for the largest fort constructed out of cardboard boxes. 

Breaking the Shield: Diversity Symposium 2014

Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., University Center
The SGA Diversity Affairs Committee will host a Diversity Symposium about important diversity issues that affect students. The keynote speaker will be Patricia Robledo, the City of Knoxville's business liaison.

UT Outdoor Program Vol So Hard ClimbFest

Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Vol Wall in HPER Building, $15
The event will feature a regional bouldering competition, a La Sportiva shoe demo, the chance to meet a regional La Sportiva representative, and a crate-stacking competition. Beginners are welcome.


Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., satellite viewing at Hodges Library Auditorium
TEDxUTK combines videos and speakers to spark discussion and connection in a small group. The event will feature "A Campus for the 21st Century?," "Bilingualism: The Genesis of a New Language," "Looking Is Harder Than It Looks," among other topics.

Graduate Business Programs Open House

Monday, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Haslam Business Building, Room 402
The UT College of Business Administration will host a graduate business programs open house for prospective students. Learn about curriculum, application and admissions process, financial aid, and careers. 

All events are free unless otherwise noted.

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