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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.

UT Launching More User-Friendly Version of Mobile App

Students will more easily be able to access the things they need to do while on campus or on-the-go with the newest version of the Tennessee app. The app has been redesigned from the ground up with a completely new look along with many new features and functions.

Big Orange Friday: Support VOLstarter Projects Today

Whether it’s helping architecture and design students with a project in Haiti, helping the Body Farm purchase needed vehicles, or providing meal assistance to students in need, VOLstarter allows your Big Orange Give gift to support specific student projects. Read about the VOLstarter projects seeking funds and learn more about the campaign at the Big

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50 Years Later The Rock Serves as Centerpiece of Expression

For 50 years, the Rock—a 97.5-ton hunk of Knox dolomite stone—has served as an iconic campus symbol. Most every day, and sometimes multiple times a day, individuals and groups paint the surface of the Rock, which sits at the corner of Volunteer Boulevard and Pat Head Summitt Street, to express opinions, offer congratulations, and share other messages. These messages are seen by thousands each day who come to campus for classes or to visit.

UT’s Kaplan Travels to Amsterdam for 400th Anniversary of Ets Haim Library

Ets Haim library—the oldest Jewish library in the world—will celebrate its 400th anniversary with a symposium on November 24. Gregory Kaplan, Distinguished Professor in the Humanities and a professor of Spanish in the Department of Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures, will be among those attending this historic event in Amsterdam. He is a featured speaker for the symposium.

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

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.

On Campus Interviews Conclude Today: Share Your Feedback Now

The archived webcasts from the faculty and staff forums for each of the three chancellor finalists—Alexander Cartwright, Beverly Davenport, and Pamela Whitten—are available on the search website. Faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to submit their feedback by the close of business today.

Response to the Vandalism of an American Flag on Our Campus

The university has received a number of questions about the defacing of an American flag in front of the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy. We share in the concern our community has expressed about this incident.

TRECS Lower Level Closure During Winter Break

The RecSports department will be installing a new floor in the TRECS Fitness Center area starting December 8 through the remainder of Winter Break. During this time the lower level of the TRECS will be closed. Limited equipment will be offered around the track level, TRECS Court D, and the HPER weight room. TRECS appreciates your patience as we improve

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2016 Chancellor’s Excellence in Advising and Mentoring Award

The Chancellor’s Excellence in Advising and Mentoring Award is now accepting nominations for 2016. The chancellor recognizes advisors of students who have distinguished themselves as highly committed to the advising and mentoring of students on campus. The nominee will be an individual who has excelled in these responsibilities for a minimum of three years. Nominations

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