Nearly 200 students from UT Knoxville will travel to the Clyde Austin 4-H Camp in Greenville, Tenn., on Friday, Nov. 13 for the university’s annual Student Leadership Summit. The two-day conference will help student leaders enhance their leadership skills through interactions with UT staff, faculty and other students.
This week is Diabetes Awareness Week, and the Diabetes Advisory Board, an organization for students who may have diabetes or family members with diabetes, and students majoring in health care who want to learn more about the disease, is selling orange bracelets on campus. All proceeds go to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
UT Knoxville’s priority application deadline – which incoming freshmen for the 2010-2011 academic year must meet to be considered for competitive scholarships and the Chancellor’s Honors Program – is Nov. 1, only nine days away. And the regular admissions deadline of Dec. 1 is also just around the corner.
UT Knoxville teams will compete in the Association for Computing Machinery International’s regional-level Collegiate Programming Contest on Oct. 24. The UT teams will compete against teams from Tennessee colleges and universities. The competition requires teams to solve complex problems within a five-hour time limit. Only 100 teams advance to the World Finals in February in Harbin, China.
The UT Knoxville graduate school will recognize some of its most outstanding students this week. More than 50 graduate students have received fellowships based on their research work. The students will be honored at a lunch Thursday, Oct. 1. The fellowship program promotes recruitment of excellent scholars to graduate programs.
Nearly 150 employers will set up shop in Thompson-Boling Arena from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 30, for the Fall Job Fair sponsored by the Career Services office at UT Knoxville. UT Career Services hosts the Fall Job Fair each year to give soon-to-be graduates the opportunity to meet representatives from corporate employers, government agencies and non-profit organizations recruiting students for full-time, entry-level positions or internships. The event is open only to current UT students.
Jasmine Davis, 22, a senior in communication studies with a minor in journalism and electronic media, spent the 2009 spring semester as a production intern at “The Late Show with David Letterman” in New York City.
Twenty-three female students in the College of Communication and Information at UT Knoxville have been paired with cable telecommunications professionals in a mentoring program. The program is sponsored by the local chapter of Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) and supported by local businesses, including Scripps Networks and RIVR Media.
I hope that you will join me Thursday, April 16, to hear from UT Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek about the university’s budget and the impact of the stimulus.