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Casting Call: MFA Graduates Create New Approach to Launching Careers

Attention movie and stage casting professionals: theater students about to graduate with their MFA degrees from UT are ready for their close-ups. For students graduating from actor training programs, seeking employment takes more than a slick resume. They’ve got to market their talents on a national stage.

Students Show Love for UT During Annual I Heart UT Week

From wearing orange, to cleaning up campus and enjoying special events, students are invited to celebrate their love for the University of Tennessee during I Heart UT Week April 25–29. Hosted by Alumni Affairs and the Student Alumni Associates, the annual celebration provides students a chance to relax and have fun during the last week of class with events, activities, and giveaways.

Lavan Hired as Experience Learning Director

Christopher Lavan, who has led service-learning and community engagement efforts at Centenary College of Louisiana in Shreveport, Louisiana, is the new director of Experience Learning.

Nutrition Expert Recommends Superfoods for Healthy Resolutions

It’s a week into 2016, and your New Year’s resolution to eat healthier may already be going sour. But it’s a sweet goal, and one easy way to make progress is to add a few “superfoods” into your diet, according to Lee Murphy, professor of nutrition at UT.

Students Embrace Spirit of Halloween with Bugs

In the spirit of Halloween, freshmen are embracing the ghoulish holiday in a creepy, crawly way. The popular First-Year Studies course It’s a Bug’s Life, taught by entomology and plant pathology professor Jerome Grant, examines how insects have shaped our world and influenced our lives through movies, television, art, literature, and even food.