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Celebrate Our Birthday With Us!

Celebrate 221 years of our university’s history during the UT’s Founder’s Day celebration hosted by the Office of New Student and Family Programs. Stop by at noon this Thursday on Pedestrian Walkway for cupcakes and fun to celebrate our birthday with students, faculty, and staff from across campus. The event will continue until supplies run out.


Request Your Ticket for Western Carolina Game

The UT versus Western Carolina football game is right around the corner—set for Saturday, September 19, in Neyland Stadium. Make sure you are in the Rocky Top Rowdies student section by requesting your $10 ticket on Big Orange Tix tomorrow or Thursday, September 10.



Do You Ride the Trolley?

Knoxville Area Transit (KAT) is examining possibilities of expanded trolley service locations to areas including the Old City and the downtown waterfront area as well as evaluating expanded options for late night service and increased frequency of trolleys. If you ride the trolley, take a moment to fill out this quick survey to help them make changes that will benefit our student riders.



Find Service Opportunities at Volunteer Knoxville Expo

Attend the first-ever Volunteer Knoxville Expo from noon to 6:00 p.m. tomorrow in Thompson-Boling Arena. Visit dozens of nonprofit organization booths to learn more about local volunteer opportunities and internships or participate in an on-site service project.


see you there

Hear Astronaut and UT Alumnus Butch Wilmore

The College of Engineering invites the campus community to hear astronaut and UT alumnus Barry “Butch” Wilmore speak at 2:00 p.m. this Friday in Alumni Memorial Building’s Cox Auditorium. Wilmore spent six months in space aboard the International Space Station, having previously flown the space shuttle Atlantis.

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Apply for the Congressional Internship Program

The Congressional Internship Program is a scholarship and nomination program that gives students an opportunity to work with Tennessee’s Legislators in Washington, DC. Applications for spring 2016 internships are due at noon on Monday, September 28. You can attend an info session at 4:00 p.m. this Thursday in the Center for Career Development Room 229.


International Research Opportunities Program

The Office of Undergraduate Research has partnered with the Center for International Education and the EuroScholars program to give students the opportunity to conduct research abroad at a top European research university. The office will be offering two scholarships of up to $2,500 for students accepted as EuroScholars. Learn more about the program during an info session at 5:00 p.m. tomorrow in the I-House Community Room.


Game Day Recycling Volunteers Needed

Join the Waste Warriors and help collect recyclables at Neyland Stadium or in tailgating areas during this Saturday’s game against Oklahoma. You’ll receive food and a free T-shirt for helping out with game day recycling.


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Center for Student Engagement Hosts VOLink Workshops

If you are a member of a student organization and want to learn how to use the VOLink website for your group, attend one of five VOLink training sessions. All sessions begin at 5:30 p.m. in HSS 202 and take place September 9 and 21, October 6 and 28, and November 11.

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