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Join the Conversation During Second Annual Day of Dialogue

Multicultural Student Life is partnering with various campus offices and departments to host the second annual “Day of Dialogue” campus-wide diversity symposium from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Friday, October 3 in the UC. Participants will engage in conversations about current topics related to diversity through interactive workshops, discussions, and a keynote speaker presentation. All students are welcome to attend and can register here.

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Graduate Student Senate Hosts Fall Social

Grad students—stop by Tin Roof on Cumberland Avenue for an ice cream social at 7:00 p.m. this Wednesday. There will be free food and drink specials throughout the night. Meet your fellow graduate students and learn more about UT’s Graduate Student Senate.



Request Your Ticket for Homecoming Football Game

UT’s Homecoming football game against the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga Mocs is set for Saturday, October 11 in Neyland Stadium. Make sure you are in the Rocky Top Rowdies student section by requesting your $10 ticket on Big Orange Tix this Wednesday or Thursday, October 1 and 2.



Congrats to Andrew Valk, This Week’s Student Honorary Football Coach

Andrew will attend practice on Thursday then join the team on the sidelines for this weekend’s game against Florida. A senior in plant sciences from Kingsport, Tennessee, Andrew has been an Ignite team leader, a three-time Alternative Break program participant and trip leader, and a Leadership Knoxville Scholar. Congrats, Andrew!


Safety Tip of the Week: Personal Emergency Plan

What would you do if you suddenly found yourself in a major emergency without a phone? Make a simple plan with your family about where you would go if you had to evacuate in an emergency situation or how you would get a message to them if your regular forms of communication weren’t working.
Vol Tip: When you find yourself in an unsafe social situation, crowd source people you trust or the police using the Circle of 6 app or another safety app if you need support to ensure your safety.



Help Your Fellow Vols as a Peer Health Educator

Apply to be a VOLS 2 VOLS Peer Health Educator. You’ll be able to provide information and resources to your fellow students about healthy relationships and sexual health and you’ll gain valuable experience in health education, promotion, and outreach. The application deadline is October 10.


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Homecoming Gets Colorful with 5K Run

The Color Run, a fun and energetic race in which participants are doused from head to toe in different colors while on the course, is set for Sunday, October 5. The event, being held in conjunction with this year’s Homecoming, will begin at 2:00 p.m. at Chilhowee Park. The fun continues after the race with a festival that includes music, dancing, and giveaways. Click here for additional details and to register.


Vol Walk of Life: New Vols Edition

The Multicultural Mentoring Program, SGA, and Career Services will host the Vol Walk of Life: New Vols Edition from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. this Wednesday in the Black Cultural Center. Stop by to speak to advising representatives from several colleges, career services professionals, and academic coaches about major options and information to help you connect your major to a specific career path.



Grab Your Fruits and Veggies at UT’s Farmers’ Market

Did you know UT has its own farmers’ market? Stock up on fresh produce and local foods for your dorm or apartment. You can also enjoy music, cooking demonstrations, and other activities. The market runs from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. every Wednesday until October 22 at the UT Gardens on the Agricultural campus.

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