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UT Launches VOLstarter to Impact Students’ Big Ideas

UT launched its new crowdfunding website VOLstarter today. It offers a way for students and departments to raise money for projects that can change lives. From providing funds for students to attend leadership training to supporting a group that improves the homes of needy families, VOLstarter links donors with opportunities to support specific projects and initiatives. Check out all twenty projects currently featured on the website here.
Vol Tip: Need help raising funds for your own big idea or project? You can apply to be featured on VOLstarter here.


Brrr–It’s Cold Out There

Take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with UT’s inclement weather policy as the winter season approaches. UT will notify you via e-mail and on the main page of the UT website in the event of a closure or delay in our operating schedule.


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Orange-Blue Blood Drive Battle Kicks Off Today

You can help us beat the Kentucky Wildcats again by donating from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. today through Friday 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

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Bryan Hilbert Named Disability Careers Office Coordinator

UT’s Office of Career Services welcomed Bryan Hilbert to last month as the new coordinator for UT’s Disability Careers Office. In his new position, Bryan assists students and alumni with disabilities with career planning. Welcome to the Career Services team, Bryan!


Nominate Your Favorite Professor for Teaching Award

Each year UT’s Alumni Association presents four professors with Outstanding Teacher Awards to recognize teaching excellence in the classroom. The selected professors will receive a reward and be recognized at the annual Chancellor’s Honors Banquet. Nominate your favorite faculty member by December 1.


Looking Ahead: Residence Halls During Winter Break

Residence halls will close at 5:00 p.m. Friday, December 12. You must check out of your residence hall before you leave for the break and you can check out as early as the last day of your final exams. Graduating in December? You must check out no later than 5:00 p.m. Saturday December 13. Halls will reopen at 1:00 p.m. Sunday, January 4. Laurel, Volunteer, and Apartment Residence Halls will remain open during the break for students who have made prior arrangements.



St. Jude Give Thanks Walk

Join your fellow UT students for the St. Jude Give Thanks Walk at 9:00 a.m. Saturday, November 22 at the Knoxville Zoo. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital provides cancer treatment to every patient at no charge. The event is free and all-day admission to the zoo is awarded to those who come to the walk. Click here to register.

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Exploring Life after Undergrad

The College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences Graduate Student Advisory Board will host a discussion at 4:00 p.m. tomorrow in the Black Cultural Center to help undergraduate students learn more about applying, transitioning, and succeeding in graduate school. The event will focus on education, health, and human science graduate programs.

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