As final exams draw near, many areas of campus are offering ways to help students focus, unwind, or both. And while the first step of being ready for finals is staying healthy, students will have activities ranging from ice cream socials to puppy play time to help soothe their frazzled nerves. Classes end this Friday. Monday, April 29, is a study day. Finals begin Tuesday, April 30.
From allergy testing and weight management to answers to your medical questions, the UT community will have a place to go to get free help—with or without insurance—on April 3. The College of Nursing is joining forces with the Student Health Center and UT Medical Center for HealthBeat 2013, a free health fair for UT students, faculty, staff, retirees, and their families. The health fair will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the University Center Ballroom. A variety of screenings and tests will be provided, and information booths will be set up with representatives from various health care organizations and UT departments.
The College of Architecture and Design will host an open house for prospective students on Friday, April 5. The event will give prospective undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to learn about the college’s programs in interior design, landscape architecture, and architecture. Each program is accredited and is the highest ranked program of its kind in Tennessee. The event is open to potential students from high schools and universities. Current UT students from other disciplines are also invited to attend.
What will the kids do this summer? UT’s list of camps offers plenty of options.
A series of workshops that provide faculty, students, and community members with tools to start and grow their own businesses kicks off February 5 at UT.
UT has posted its dean’s list for the fall 2012. The list can be viewed on the Office of the Registrar website. To qualify for the dean’s list, an undergraduate student must earn a term grade point average of 3.80–4.00 (summa cum laude), 3.65–3.79 (magna cum laude), or 3.50–3.64 (cum laude). Students must complete at least 12 credit hours, not counting work taken on a satisfactory/no-credit basis, to be eligible.
About 500 UT students will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day on January 19 by attending a leadership conference and working on service projects around the Knoxville community. Two UT traditions—the Clifton M. Jones Student Leadership Conference and the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service—have merged this year. The event kicks off in the University Center and will last from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
IIn support of becoming a Top 25 university, the Division of Student Life is combining the offices of the Parents Association and Student Orientation to create one office to serve students and their families. The Office of New Student and Family Programs will align goals related to ensuring student transitions to UT as well as parental involvement.
UT alumnus Chad Holliday encouraged graduates at UT’s fall commencement ceremony Saturday to be confident in the high value of their degree and to stay determined in their career goals. Holliday, chair of Bank of America and former CEO of DuPont, also received an honorary doctorate in engineering during the ceremony.
Put down the video game. Turn off the Wii. Round up the kids and settle down with a great book about the holidays. The Center for Children’s and Young Adult Literature helps people discover the best new books for children and teens. Center director Miranda Clark helped compile this list of books that will help kids learn about various winter holidays.