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Learn New Skills with 1,000+ Videos on Lynda

Interested in learning something new or improving your skills? Browse through, an online library with more than 1,400 instructional videos taught by industry leaders on the latest software tools and skills. Topics include business skills, photography, design, music and video, home computing, animation, and web design. As a student, you have full access to the website and all costs are covered through the Technology Fee.



Request Your Ticket for Kentucky Game

The UT versus Kentucky game is less than two weeks away—set for Saturday, November 15, 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, November 5 and 6.


Donate to the SEC Food Drive This Month

UT is in a friendly competition with the universities of Alabama, Kentucky, Georgia, Arkansas, and Mississippi State as part of the second annual SEC food drive. Show your volunteer spirit and drop off your canned good donations to collection bins in the TRECS and the Student Aquatic Center until the end of November. All items will be donated to Second Harvest Food Bank and other local food pantries.


Share Your Thoughts about Course Materials

Earlier this month we asked you to participate in a research initiative that measures college student attitudes and behaviors about course materials, online learning, and technology. The survey will help us understand how we can best support our students and how technology and online learning will play a role in the future of higher education. You still have time to take the survey here.



Basketball Home Game Ticket Reminders

Are you ready for basketball season? Check the distributio n schedule to find out when you can log on to Big Orange Tix to claim a free ticket for each home game. Each time you claim a ticket, the system will activate your VolCard which allows you entry in to each game. Remember, no printed tickets are required but you must have your UT ID. Good luck to our men’s basketball team on their first game tonight against Pikeville!

jobs and internships

Career Services Success Story: Scarlett Bowman

“After attending a job fair, I realized my management major wasn’t a good fit for me. I met with Career Services to assess different majors and decided to go into supply chain management. This fall, I met with my college career consultant and he helped me plan for the upcoming job fair. After the fair, I had the pleasure of interviewing with Georgia-Pacific and accepted a position as a procurement specialist.” Stop by Career Services in Dunford Hall or browse their website to find out ways their office can help you find a job or internship.


Apply to be an OUTreach Ambassador

The OUTreach Center is a safe space on campus for LGBTQQIA students and their allies. OUTreach ambassadors work to make UT more LGBTQQIA-friendly through teamwork, networking, service, and leadership. Interested students can apply until November 7. Allies, those who support LGBTQQIA individuals, are also encouraged to apply.



Winter Break Sea Kayaking Info Meeting

Dreading the upcoming cold winter months? Escape to the Florida Everglades for a week of sea kayaking, island hopping, and camping from December 14 to 21. Come by the Outdoor Center in the TRECS at 6:00 p.m. Monday, November 10 to learn more. No prior kayaking experience is necessary to go on the trip.

see you there

Masters of Science in Social Work Info Session

Have you ever considered a graduate degree in social work? Attend an information session at 6:00 p.m. Thursday, November 13 in the UC Room 223-224. The session will include an overview of the program, various options for pursuing the degree, career possibilities, and the admissions process. Please RSVP to [log in to unmask].

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