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What’s Open on Campus during Spring Break?

You might be wondering what’s open and what operating times have changed for next week. Take a look at what’s open on campus during spring break.



Summer Financial Aid and Scholarships

To use financial aid this summer, either to study abroad or for summer classes, you must submit a completed summer 2015 financial aid request form with One Stop to notify the university that you will be enrolled and would like to request funding for the summer. The priority deadline is April 1. Eligibility for summer financial aid is determined by aid received in the fall 2014 and spring 2015 semesters. More information and a link to the form can be found here.

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Invite a Faculty or Staff Member to Lunch

You’ve heard of office hours. Why not get in some lunch hours, too? Beginning Monday, March 23, you can contact the Office of the Dean of Students to reserve a pair of lunch passes—one for you and one for a faculty or staff member. You can use the passes at Presidential Court Cafe or the University Center and take that lunch hour to get to know one of your favorite faculty or staff members. Learn more about how you can participate in Lunch Hours.


Changes to Volunteer Dining Options

Volunteer Dining sent an e-mail yesterday announcing changes to dining options that will begin fall 2015 semester. Please take time to read through the e-mail, as it includes important details about the new options for all returning undergraduates.



You’re Invited to a Public Forum for UTPD Accreditation

The UT Police Department is preparing for its second reaccreditation review and wants your input. Representatives from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) will hold a public forum from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, in the UC Shiloh Room. CALEA will be assessing policies, procedures, management, operations and support services.


see you there

Alfred and Julia Hill Lecture by NPR’s Joe Palca

Joe Palca, acclaimed science correspondent for National Public Radio, will give a talk titled “Explaining the Universe in Two Minutes or Less” during UT’s annual Alfred and Julia Hill Lecture at 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, in the College of Nursing Auditorium.


Register for the Women in STEM Research Symposium

UT will host the Women in STEM Research Symposium on Saturday, April 18, in the UC. The event is a free full-day professional conference with undergraduate and graduate poster sessions and presentations, a question and answer panel, and a STEM student organization expo. Learn more about ways you can participate in the symposium.



Courage to Climb Award: Jack Kang

Jack Kang, a senior microbiology major and a member of the Chancellor’s Honors Program, has served as vice president for the Student Dental Association, a Welcome Week leader, and a tutor for the Student Success Center. He’s also a member of the Educational Advancement Program and a strong advocate for diversity and inclusion. Congratulations, Jack!

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