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RSVP Now for December 1 Faculty Pub at Club LeConte

The final Faculty Pub of the fall semester will be held December 1 at Club LeConte, 800 South Gay Street. All faculty are invited to attend the pub, which will feature complimentary hors d’oeuvres and an open bar. RSVPs are needed by Wednesday, November 23.

Big Orange Give Set to Raise $1 Million in Five Days November 14–18

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This year’s Big Orange Give—a five-day social-media-based giving campaign for UT—kicks off today and runs through Friday. “This year we again want to raise more than a million dollars. If Vol Nation can raise $500,000, then First Tennessee Foundation has committed another $500,000 to help us get to the $1 million goal,” said Lauren Herbstritt, UT’s director of new media fundraising for annual giving.

Word Spreads: UT Student-Designed Election Billboards Now on Display in Arizona

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Billboards designed by UT students urging people to vote are now on display around Phoenix, Arizona. The designs, created by students in Rob Heller’s media graphics class, were first used on billboards around Knoxville, thanks to Lamar Advertising. Lamar representatives in Phoenix saw media reports about the UT students’ work and asked if they could use the artwork for billboards in their area.

UT Students Benefit from Regal Scholars Program

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The Regal Scholars program, offered for the sixth year in a row, provides one-year renewable scholarships to 10 freshmen, 10 sophomores, 10 juniors, and 10 seniors. The Knoxville-based Regal Entertainment Group’s foundation invests $100,000 each year in the program to cover tuition and room and board for 40 UT students from Knox County.