October 6, 2016

UT Board of Trustees Meeting Today in Knoxville

The meeting of the full board will begin at 1 p.m. in Hollingsworth Auditorium on the Agriculture campus. It will be webcast live and archived for later viewing. The agenda includes the appointment and compensation of the UT Martin chancellor, the chief financial officer, and an executive vice president and chief operating officer. Read more...

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Vol Court Pitch Competition Kicks Off October 12
Bring an idea and start a business with the help of Vol Court, a semiannual pitch competition and speaker series hosted by the Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Vol Court kicks off October 12 with a six-week entrepreneurial speaker series that culminates November 16 in a pitch competition where attendees put what they’ve learned into practice. Read more...
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Students Making an Impact Across Southeast During Fall Break
While many students head home for fall break, 92 Volunteers will head to cities across the Southeast to lend a hand to populations in need during the Alternative Break program offered by UT's Center for Leadership and Service. Read more...
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Inside Higher Ed: Framing Classroom Incivility
Communication Studies faculty member Courtney Wright is the author of an essay that was recently posted on Inside Higher Ed. Wright explores how faculty members at colleges and universities around the country are grappling with how to address potentially sensitive topics such as race and ethnicity, sexual assault, gender and sexuality, religion, and political discord in the classroom. Read more...
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Reminder: Enroll or Re-Enroll in the Flexible Benefits Plan Read more...
New Key Request System Coming to Campus on October 10 Read more...

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Southeastern Medieval Association Conference, 12:30-6:15 p.m. Today
Platypus Short Course: Readings on Freedom, the Left and Marx, 7:00-9:00 p.m. Today Read more...

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Cone Zone

Fall Break T Service: The T buses will run a limited schedule during Fall Break. Today and tomorrow, an Access van will service the campus community during the day. A Link evening van will be in operation. Regular service will resume on Sunday, October 9.


Alternative Break Program Continues to Give Back

Since its inception 23 years ago, the Alternative Break Program has offered more than 100 trips to 2,350 students, faculty, and staff. The program has logged more than 33,500 service hours—which equates to donating $755,425 back to the communities served. Read more...

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