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Big Orange Friday and Legislation Updates

It’s been a big semester...and SGA is not done yet! Find out more about a Big Orange Friday celebration tomorrow on Pedestrian Walkway, get updates on legislation, and view a video message from president Kelsey Keny. It's all in this week’s SGA Corner.



Campus Remembers Sean Karl

Sophomore men’s tennis player Sean Karl died Sunday in Knoxville after a two-year battle with Ewing's Sarcoma. A memorial service will be held on campus at Goodfriend Tennis Center, located behind Apartment Residence Hall, this afternoon from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. The family and team ask that all attendees to wear Tennessee orange.



Congrats to Jessika Fletcher, This Week’s Student Honorary Coach

Jessika will attend football practice tonight and join the team on the sidelines for this weekend’s game against Missouri. Jessika is a senior in nursing from Surgoinsville, Tennessee. She was chosen because of her incredibly high number of T-credits and loyalty points which she has earned by attending UT Athletics events.


see you there

SEC Nation Heads to Campus Saturday

ESPN’s SEC Network will broadcast its live “SEC Nation” program from the south lawn of Ayres Hall from 10:00 a.m. to noon this Saturday. Fans will be admitted to a viewing area near the show stage and are encouraged to arrive by 9:00 a.m. Students are encouraged to bring signs to show their school spirit!


Sample Treats at Dessert Contest Friday

Students in the Department of Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures will show off their baking skills in a dessert contest sponsored by the Italian Club. Stop by to watch and sample the treats from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. tomorrow at the Black Cultural Center. Former football coach Phillip Fulmer will join the panel of judges.


see you there

Game Day Recycling Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed to join the Waste Warriors to hand out recycling bags in tailgate areas or to collect recyclables at Neyland Stadium during this Saturday’s game against Missouri. Can’t make it on Saturday? There will also be a stadium clean up on Sunday. You’ll receive a free t-shirt for helping out. Sign up to volunteer on either days or both here.



Courage to Climb Award: Robert Jacobsen

Robert Jacobsen is an enthusiastic and dedication graduate student in geology. He has contributed a lot to the geology department. He also serves in various roles for the Bridges International program, an organization that serves the needs of international students on campus and volunteers with the Tennessee State Science Olympiad. Read more of his story here and learn about the Courage to Climb award here.



Orange-Blue Blood Drive Battle Ends Tomorrow

As of last night, Kentucky has collected 134 more pints than the Vols. There’s still time for us to pull out a win! Stop by the UC today and tomorrow from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. to donate and you will receive a free T-shirt, movie ticket, and treats from area restaurants.

jobs and internships

Apply to be a Housing Office Assistant

Looking for a part-time job? University Housing is accepting applications for residence hall office assistants. You must be an enrolled student who has completed at least one academic semester at UT. Applications are due Friday, December 19.

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