Spring and Summer 2018 KRSS Graduation Luncheon

All KRSS undergraduate & graduate students, faculty, and staff are invited to the Spring and Summer 2018 KRSS Graduation Luncheon.

April 26, 11:30-1:30, HPER Breezeway

Party like it’s 2018!

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Applying for competitive, nomination-required postgraduate awards

Any UT students—current juniors (i.e., rising seniors), graduating seniors, and graduate students—interested in applying in 2018 for the competitive, nomination-required postgraduate awards noted below must first complete the brief Office of National Scholarships & Fellowships (ONSF) 2018 Campus Pre-Application found here, by May 14: https://onsf.utk.edu/2018-onsf-pre-application/


In order to help students complete the 2018 Campus Pre-Application and learn more about these prestigious awards and the processes for applying, the Office of National Scholarships & Fellowships (ONSF) will host information sessions this week and next:


  • Wednesday, April 25, at 5:00pm, in HODGES 253: Fulbright Information Session—How to get started with a Fulbright application, including navigating the Fulbright site and the different types of Fulbrights offered, completing the ONSF Pre-Application, application tips, and Q&A.
  • Thursday, April 26, at 5:00pm, in HODGES 253: Fulbright Information Session—Will cover the same material as the April 25 session.
  • Monday, April 30, at 3:00pm, in HODGES 212: Information session on Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell, Gates Cambridge, Knight-Hennessy, and Schwarzman Scholars—Basics of each program and what it takes to be competitive for any/all of these prestigious awards.


In addition, students seeking appointments with ONSF staff to discuss their interests and application ideas/questions should request appointments here: https://onsf.utk.edu/first-steps/


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GRA position: Office of Institutional Research and Assessment

The Office of Institutional Research and Assessment (OIRA) is seeking applicants for one graduate research assistantship (50% time) to begin in August 2018. This assistantship position will focus primarily on assisting with institutional research projects, including: collecting data from online databases and university websites for peer comparisons; working with analysts to gather, format, and analyze data for research projects and reports (on topics such as student retention/graduation); assisting with the creation of the University Fact Book and completion of college guides, by gathering, entering, and validating the data; and other departmental projects as needed. For further details on the position, OIRA, and how to apply, download the information sheet.


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Help the Graduate School to improve its website (free pizza).

Help the Graduate School by participating in a focusgroup about your views on
the Graduate School’s website.
We are looking for graduate students to help us understand how we can improve our website. We are interested in your thoughts and opinions regarding among other things, the layout and design of the site, the things that students look for on the site and how easy the site is to navigate.

There will be free pizza!

Choose a date and location that works best for you.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
2PM – 3PM
Hodges Library Room 251

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
10AM – 11AM
The Scripps Convergence Lab John & Patty Williams Conference Room (402D CUEB)


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Knoxville Opera: Free tickets

Knoxville Opera, through a generous grant, has the good fortune of being able to offer FREE student tickets for the upcoming May 4th and May 6th performances of AIDA.

To reserve a ticket, send an email to boxoffice@knoxvilleopera.com with your name, your email addresss, the name of your school, and which performance you’d like to attend. You will receive a confirmation email with additional instructions. Limit 1 ticket per student. Seat location at the discretion of the Knoxville Opera Staff.

Deadline for submission is Wednesday May 2. Free tickets are limited and will be distributed at a first-come, first-serve basis.

Please only make a researvation if you are committed to attending.

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Teaching and Learning Innovation (TLI)

Are you a graduate student or postdoctoral fellow interested in learning more or enhancing your teaching? Join Teaching and Learning Innovation (TLI) for this summer’s “Facilitating Undergraduate Evidence-Based Learning (FUEL) in STEM” professional development seminar. This CIRTL certified professional seminar will take place on Monday and Wednesday afternoons, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. beginning May 9–May 30, 2018 in Hodges Library, Room 213. Please register for UT CIRTL FUEL by May 2, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. If you have any questions regarding UT CIRL FUEL, please contact Dr. Ferlin McGaskey, TLI’s director of faculty development, at fmcgaske@utk.edu.

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Graduating? Please fill out the career profile

All graduating students are encouraged to complete a career profile, which helps the Center for Career Development get valuable first destination data. Knowing where our graduate students are going after graduation is invaluable not just for the Center for Career Development, but other offices such as the Graduate School. Graduating students will get an email on the 24th from the registrar that includes a reminder to complete the career profile. But here’s the link to the profile, so you can get started early: https://career.utk.edu/students/career-profile/ .

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