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Let’s Beat Kentucky During Annual Orange-Blue Blood Drive Battle

Let’s show our Vol spirit and beat the Kentucky Wildcats for the first time in five years during the Orange-Blue Blood Drive Battle. You can donate from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday next week in UC Rooms 223 through 225. You’ll receive a T-shirt, a movie ticket, and free treats from area restaurants. Check here for additional on-campus blood drive locations and times.


Donate Books for University Housing’s Grand Illumination Event

Students will host local children and their families next week for University Housing’s annual Grand Illumination event. Each child will be given a book to take home at the end of the event. Drop off new or gently used children’s books by 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 19, at donation boxes in the Morrill, North Carrick, South Carrick, Reese, Humes, and Fred D. Brown Jr. Residence Halls. Learn more about Grand Illumination here.


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UT to Hold Open Forum on Student Visit to Ferguson, Missouri

A group of students who traveled to Ferguson, Missouri, will share their experiences at an open forum and discussion session from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 19, in Room 27 of the Alumni Memorial Building. The students traveled to Ferguson to protest the August 9 shooting of Michael Brown.


Need a Ride to West Tennessee for Winter Break?

Students who live in Jackson or Memphis can catch a ride home for winter break with the UT to West Tennessee program. This program provides transportation home to West Tennessee for Thanksgiving, winter, and spring breaks. Registration for the Thanksgiving trip has closed; however, registration for the winter break trip opens today. More details and a registration form can be found here.



Apply to be a Resident Assistant for Next Year

The RA position is one of the most rewarding experiences you can have on campus, giving you the chance to meet new people and make a difference in the lives of others while learning skills for your future. Applications are due December 19. Visit UT Housing for more details on the application process and responsibilities of the RA position.

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Fulbright Scholar Information Sessions

The Fulbright US Student Program allows graduating seniors, graduate students, and UT alumni to pursue fully funded research, professional, and teaching opportunities in more than 155 countries around the world. Learn more about the program during information sessions at 6:00 p.m. Monday, November 17, in Baker Center Room 118 or 5:00 p.m. Monday, December 1, in Hodges Room 220E. More information on the program can be found here.



Winter Break Backpacking and Caving Trip

Do you want to have an unforgettable adventure this winter break? Join the UT Outdoor Program for an all-inclusive backpacking and caving adventure in northern Alabama from December 28 to January 4. Explore the tranquil winter wilderness while making new friends. Stop by the Outdoor Center, located on the bottom floor of the TRECS, to learn more and to sign up for the trip.


Office of National Scholarships and Fellowships Announces Exploration Grants

The ONSF Exploration Grant program provides support for undergraduate students in their efforts to establish national or international connections for nationally competitive scholarship opportunities that support postgraduate experiences. The office awards up to $5,000 in grants for selected students. Applications are due Monday, January 12. Program and application details can be found here.

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