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It’s Getting Dark Earlier…Don’t Forget to Ride the T

Our days are feeling shorter and it’s getting dark earlier. If you are still out and about on campus as dusk falls, don’t forget you can use safe campus transportation by riding The T to your next destination. Familiarize yourself with the late night routes and schedules here.
Vol Tip: If you need to run to the store late at night or go pick up a friend, try Zipcar. You can reserve self- service cars by the hour or the day 24/7. There are two cars stationed on the corner of Twentieth and Andy Holt Avenue near Presidential Courtyard.

Melina and Phillips


Student Veteran Who Aided in Somali Pirate Rescue Now Works with UT Vets

Five years ago, as a US Navy petty officer on the USS Bainbridge, Melina Gardner—now a twenty-six-year-old senior in sociology at UT—found herself in the middle of a four-day standoff between the Navy and Somali pirates during the now-famous rescue of the ship’s Captain Richard Phillips. Gardner now helps other veterans in UT’s Office of Veterans Affairs. Read her story here.



Request Your Ticket for the Missouri Game

The last home game of the season against Missouri is approaching quickly—set for Saturday, November 22, 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 12 and 13.

grad students

Graduate Teaching Certificate Program

The Tennessee Teaching and Learning Center is accepting applications for its Graduate Teaching Certification Program. This program explores current theories, practices, and application in the classroom. The program is open to anyone who is or would be eligible to be a teaching associate at UT. Applications are due Monday, November 24.



Congrats to Chelsie Bennett, This Week’s Student Honorary Coach

Chelsie will attend football practice on Thursday, then join the team on the sidelines for this weekend’s game against Kentucky. Chelsie is a senior in English from Murfreesboro, Tennessee. She has served as president of the Black Educators of Tomorrow and vice president of the Multicultural Mentoring Program. She is a member of the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences Dean’s Undergraduate Advisory Board.


see you there

Registration Open for Black Issues Conference

Join Multicultural Student Life and the UT’s NAACP for the tenth annual Black Issues Conference. The conference will host a forum for research and discussion of issues affecting the African- American community featuring a keynote speaker and workshops. The event takes place from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday, February 7 in the UC.

jobs and internships

Going Global Training: Find Opportunities Abroad

Are you interested in interning or working abroad? Join Career Services for a webinar presented by Going Global on how to find jobs and internships, both at home and abroad. Training highlights include how to find out who’s hiring, for what kind of positions, and where they are located. The event begins at 4:00 p.m. Thursday, November 13 in the Career Services Office located in Dunford Hall.


Nominate Your Favorite Professor for Outstanding Teacher Recognition

Chancellor Cheek is accepting applications to recognize outstanding teachers, undergraduate students advisors, and graduate students advisors and mentors for their efforts in those areas. You can nominate your favorite professor for an Excellence in Teaching Award here or nominate your advisor for an Excellence in Advising Award here.

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