Graduate Student Senate Travel Awards Workshop

Graduate Student Senate Travel Awards Workshop

Date: Thursday, 26 October 2017

Place: HBB 305

Time: 5:15pm

Please see the website for more information:

Spring Travel falls in: January 1 – April 30, 2018

Deadlines are:

November 20, 2017 for Arts and Sciences and EHHS

November 27, 2017 for all other colleges


Food will be provided.

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LSU: Sport Management graduate assistantships

The School of Kinesiology at the Louisiana State University (LSU) is currently anticipating 1-2 new graduate assistantship openings for doctoral students to begin in the 2018-2019 school year. These Sport Management graduate assistantships carry a competitive monthly stipend and a full tuition waiver. Additional financial incentives are potentially available for candidates with an outstanding GRE or GMAT score and high cumulative undergraduate and masters GPA. It should be noted that past applicants and current doctoral students with LSU Sport Management have received university-level fellowships prior to admission and been offered university-level dissertation fellowships to complete their coursework. Further benefits include access to paid travel to conferences for presentations and use of personal computers, among other incentives.

In exchange for these benefits, graduate assistants at LSU will be expected to teach 2 lecture classes each semester within our B.S. program in Sport Administration, giving each graduate of LSU real teaching experience. The deadline to be considered for a graduate assistantship is March 15, 2018; however, a review of applications is ongoing.

Students interested in the doctoral opportunity and graduate assistantships at LSU are encouraged to contact individual faculty members regarding their research fit as a potential advisor. Current faculty potentially accepting students at LSU Sport Management include: Kwame Agyemang, Damon Andrew, Chris Barnhill, Mike Martinez, Chad Seifried, and Per Svensson. The faculty at LSU are published in a variety of top academic journals and active presenting at conferences (see attachment). For more information on the individual faculty and to review their CVs here.

Finally, students interested in the doctoral opportunity and graduate assistantships are also encouraged and welcomed to attend our open house we are planning for Spring 2018 (February 23rd – see attachments).

Attached File

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One-day workshop: Responsible conduct of research

The University of Tennessee Office of Research and Engagement (ORE) announces a one-day workshop to provide training in the responsible conduct of research (RCR). This workshop will take place on November 2, 2017 from 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. in 106 Panhellenic.

RCR instruction is targeted towards individuals preparing for careers as research scientists and those seeking to fulfill the professional development requirements pertaining to RCR mandated by federal funding agencies.

Representatives from across the campus research community will present on: collaborative research, culturally diverse mentoring, data management plans and best practices, acquiring and maintaining IRB approval at UT, and publication issues and best practices. Separate breakout sessions will be available for those who work with human subjects or conduct laboratory research, as well as an interactive discussion of real life research misconduct scenarios.

Lunch will be provided and ORE will distribute certificates of completion for use on CVs and application documents.

For more information, contact Donna Ford at dford15@utk.eduTo register, visit the Office of Research and Engagement.

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Survey about professional development needs of graduate students

The Graduate Student Professional Development Committee is made up of representatives from the Graduate School, Teaching & Learning Center, Center for Career Development, University Libraries, and Office of Research & Engagement. Spearheaded by the Center for Career Development, this committee is conducting an assessment to determine the professional development needs of graduate students and the areas in which they are receiving support currently.

The assessment is open to all current University of Tennessee graduate students, and should take no longer than 5 minutes to complete. The results will be used to create and implement future programming and services geared towards graduate student professional development.

You can access the survey by clicking the link or entering the URL into your web browser:

If you have any questions about the needs assessment, please contact Kertesha Riley at


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Scholarship opportunities for women

Philanthropic Educational Organization (P.E.O.) is an organiztion of “Women helping women reach for the stars.” P.E.O. provides several educational scholarships. For more information, see:


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UTK policy on sexual misconduct and relationship violence

We all have to do more to prevent sexual misconduct and relationship violence. Please know how much we care about your safety and well-being. If you need help there are several resources. For example, the Counseling Center at the University of Tennessee is accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services and provides individual and group counseling and psychotherapy. UT’s VolAware site is a good source to a variety of services involving suicide prevention, mental health, substance abuse, distressed students, personal safety, sexual assault, and wellness. If you feel you need help, please ask someone! You can always call 974-HELP (4357).

Please also note, the university has adopted a policy that prohibits sexual misconduct and relationship violence, including sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking. The policy applies to students, faculty, and staff. View the policy (pdf).

The policy

  • describes prohibited conduct for students, faculty, and staff;
  • explains multiple options for reporting sexual misconduct, relationship violence, and stalking to the university;
  • identifies employees, called “Mandatory Reporters,” who are obligated to report information they receive concerning prohibited conduct to the university;
  • describes the procedures the university will follow for promptly, thoroughly, and equitably investigating and resolving reports of sexual misconduct and relationship violence in order to eliminate the misconduct, prevent its recurrence, and address its effects on a complainant or the university community;
  • identifies resources for complainants;
  • describes the university’s prevention and awareness programs relating to sexual misconduct, relationship violence, and stalking; and
  • implements the requirements of Title IX and the Clery Act (including  amendments to the Clery Act made by the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act).

This policy is effective August 22, 2017. It reflects changes from the policy in place from 2015–17. An interim policy was in effect during the 2014–15 academic year.

The university encourages anyone who has feedback or questions concerning the policy to contact the Title IX coordinator, Ashley Blamey, at 865-974-9600, or by email at

For more information, see:

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Where are you going after graduation?

Where are you going after graduation?

Please let us know what your plans are after graduation.

Report your next step after graduation (job, graduate school, military, entrepreneurial pursuits or whatever yours plans are!)

Why is this important?

This data is collected and used for purposes that include salary averages, geographic preference, benchmarking, reporting to ranking organizations, and to assess areas of improvement—all of which are helpful for prospective students, current students, new alumni, and employers. Lastly, this profile is reported in an aggregate/anonymous manner and is provided to accrediting bodies in compliance with federal and state regulations.

Please share your information with us here:


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