Struggling with citation styles? Get EndNote (for free, plus training)!


EndNote is a program that can assist you with your citation and reference management. Save hundreds of dollars on this software, buy downloading it for free as a UT student. For more information, see: http://libguides.utk.edu/endnote

The UT Libraries are offering training in EndNote on September 7 (3:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.), September 23 (1:30 p.m.–3:00 p.m.), and October 4 (3:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.). Send an e-mail to endnote@utk.edu to register for a training session. More information about this and other graduate-student related library items can be found at: http://libguides.utk.edu/graduate

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Orientation for first-year master’s students in Recreation and Sport Management: Today


Reminder: The orientation for first-year master’s students in Recreation and Sport Management will take place Tuesday, August 23 from 3:40 p.m. to 4:55 p.m. Room HPER 239.

This orientation is mandatory!

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Two assistantships in the Educational Advancement Program


There are two assistantship openings in the Educational Advancement Program. Successful applicants will provide support and guidance to undergraduates seeking research experiences, graduate, and professional school enrollment opportunities. These successful applicants will also assist the program director in data collection, manipulation, and report writing. Qualifications and instructions on applying are on the Graduate School site: http://gradschool.utk.edu/documents/2016/08/student-support-services-gra-position-2016-2017.pdf

 

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American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) Fellowships and Grants


The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) is pleased to announce that they are now accepting applications for their Fellowships and Grants program for the 2017/18 academic year. The deadline for applications is November 1, 2016. The ASF will offer around $300,000 to outstanding American students, scholars, professionals and artists for study and/or research in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway or Sweden. Fellowships of up to $23,000 are intended to support an academic year-long stay, and priority is given to students at the graduate level who need to spend time at foreign academic or research institutions. Grants of up to $5,000 are considered more suitable for shorter research visits, both on the graduate or post-doctoral level. Funding is available to candidates in all fields. Online application and further ASF Award information available online: http://www.amscan.org. Questions can be directed to Carl Fritscher, the Interim Director, at carl@amscan.org.

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Tomorrow: Welcome back social from 3:30-5:30 in HPER 235 and 239 (bring something to eat to share)


Please be reminded that the New and Returning Grad Students, Faculty, and Staff Social will take place tomorrow on Tuesday, August 16, from 3:30-5:30 in HPER 235 and 239.

For this potluck-style social, we would like to ask returning graduate students to bring a small dish to share, if possible.

The faculty will also bring food and drinks.

Thank you for helping to welcome our new students. They are excited (and probably a bit nervous) to meet everyone.

If you have any questions, please email lars@utk.edu

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Hilltopics Now Available in Searchable Online Format


Hilltopics Now Available in Searchable Online Format
The newest version of Hilltopics, the university’s student handbook, launched online today in a searchable format, making it easy for students to find the information they need to know quickly about their rights and responsibilities as a Vol. The handbook covers academics, support services and resources, the student code of conduct, and other campus policies and procedures.

Visit Hilltopics here: http://hilltopics.utk.edu/

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For new GTAs: Best Practices in Teaching Program Registration now open


If you are a new Graduate Teaching Associate, please note:

Registration for the Best Practices in Teaching Program is now open. This program offers seven sessions in the fall that provide opportunities to discuss teaching-related issues. This program is open to graduate assistants and associates, postdoctoral lecturers and new faculty. Interested parties can register at http://tiny.utk.edu/bpit-register until September 2 (or until we reach our seating limit of 30) and I have also attached a flyer for the program that you can feel free to post or distribute. If you have any questions about the program, please contact Dr. Brothers at ebrother@utk.edu.

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