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School of Journalism and Electronic Media Help Publish E-Book

Students and faculty in the school of Journalism and Electronic Media have used a new game plan to publish a book about UT football. Collaborating with the Knoxville News Sentinel, the UT faculty and students have published an electronic book titled Butch: The First Year of the Butch Jones Era at the University of Tennessee. It’s available in three formats—print, iPad, and e-reader.

German Saturday School of Knoxville Accepting Applications for New School Year

The German Saturday School of Knoxville is currently enrolling students of all ages and proficiency levels for the 2013-14 school year. The school was founded by UT faculty in 2004. Since that time, it has served the Knoxville community by offering German classes for children, teenagers, and adults. Classes are held at Sacred Heart Cathedral School on Saturday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to noon. The fist day of classes for the 2013-14 school year is September 7,

Engineering Professors Enter “Create the Future” Design Contest

Imagine a material that could make most everything around you more energy efficient. Its development is underway at UT. Ramki Kalyanaraman and Gerd Duscher, associate professors in the Department of Materials Science are designing an ultra-light, high-efficiency solar fiber with the aim of creating fabric and clothing that would convert light into energy. Metal filaments within the fibers allow the energy to be sent to batteries or other devices.

Small Animal Oncology Service Holds Design Contest

The small animal oncology service at the College of Veterinary Medicine is asking for your help. They are designing new material and a web page to educate the general public about veterinary oncology and have come up with the tagline “Teaming up to sniff out cancer.” Now, they need a great image to go with it and are calling on the campus community to submit designs.

Disability Careers Office Highlighted as Nationwide Model

Almost half of college graduates with disabilities in the U.S. are unemployed. UT is tackling this problem through a one-of-a-kind partnership. The Disability Careers Office, established in 1999 as part of Career Services, links the resources from Career Services and the Office of Disability Services to assist students and alumni who have various disabilities to be competitive in their career search and connect to employers seeking a diverse workforce. The office is being presented as a model for other states at the National Governors Association institute to be held on May 10 in Pittsburgh and May 23 in Seattle.

Results of SGA Elections

The results of this week’s Student Government Association elections were certified this afternoon. We congratulate our new officers on their election. We appreciate all students who participated in the campaigns and voted. We look forward to working with our new leaders for the benefit of our student body.

Customized Cycling Apparel Company Wins 2013 Vol Court Session

From left to right: Tom Graves, director of operations for the UT Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation; Dave Morehous of Morehous Legal Group; Jordan Humble; Tom Ballard of Pershing Yoakley and Associates; Andrea Fults of the UT Federal Credit Union; Dave Washburn of the UT Research Foundation; and Joy Fisher, Vol Court managing director.

A company that sells customized cycling apparel is the winner of UT’s 2013 Vol Court session. Jordan Humble, a senior in global politics and economics and founder of Privateer Cycling Apparel, claimed first place. Vol Court is an entrepreneurial education series that ends with a competition among aspiring entrepreneurs for cash prizes to launch their business. The series is held both in the fall and spring and is open to students, faculty, and the general public.

In Memoriam: Robert W. Glenn

Robert W. Glenn, a former UT professor of speech and communication, passed away on December 25 in Wichita, Kansas, at the age of 68. Glenn was a member of the Tennessee Conference of the American Association of University Professors. The organization honored him in 2002 with its Claxton Award for exemplary service in higher education. He retired from UT in 2010.