Joan Cronan Lady Vol Graduate Fellowship: Recreation and Sport Management

The Joan Cronan Lady Vol Graduate Fellowship was established in 2014 to honor the legacy of Joan Cronan and her contributions to women’s collegiate athletics. The fellowship provides a financial award to the selected recipient.

Applicants are ideally, but not limited to, former Tennessee women’s student-athletes, or women who have worked with Tennessee women’s athletic programs, and desire to work in college athletic administration.

Applicants must be currently enrolled or admitted to attend the University of Tennessee College of Education, Health, & Human Sciences and be pursuing a master’s degree in Sport Management.

Contact Dr. Robin Hardin ( for application materials. Application deadline is 5 p.m., Monday, August, 6, 2018.

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IRB 101 Summer Workshop Series

Registration is now open for the Summer 2018 Institutional Review Board (IRB) 101 Workshop Series. IRB 101 is an overview of IRB requirements and procedures, and is open to anyone who wishes to learn how to receive human subjects approval for research at the University of Tennessee.

The Office of Research and Engagement, in collaboration with the IRB and the Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) offer these workshops to provide an introduction or refresher on the IRB approval process. Attendees will also have the opportunity to ask questions of the IRB and HRPP staff. Topics the workshop will cover consist of:

  • Why IRB approval is needed
  • How to submit an IRB application
  • A walkthrough of the IRB process on campus
  • Who is able to help with an IRB application

Find a listing for each session with registration and details here.

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HPER Access & Safety

Dear KRSS Graduate Students,

We want to remind everyone to remain vigilant in helping keep HPER a safe place for our students, staff, and faculty. You play an important  role in maintaining building safety. Please keep this in mind:

  • Doors to the outside should not be propped open under any circumstances, including weekends.
  • If you have access to an office or lab, make sure to lock the doors, if you are the last person leaving the room.
  • If you happen to be in the main office after the office door has been locked, please leave through the back door or make sure a faculty or staff member locks the main door behind you. Do not just leave the main door unlocked.
  • If you have any general concerns or suggestions regarding safety in HPER, please contact Dr. Dzikus (
  • In case of an emergency or immediate safety concern, call 911 or 974-3111 (UT Police, emergency line).
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Medical information for incoming graduate students

For incoming graduate students at UT who have never been enrolled at UT before, even as an undergraduate student, Student Health Services has put out a reminder to turn in immunization records. These records should be submitted to the Immunization Coordinator, Sherri Besancenez. Requirements and instructions for this process can be found at

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Thornton Center looking for Academic Mentors

Dear Gradaute Students,

before you consider the opportunity advertised below, keep in mind that if you already have an Assistantship with a one-half (50%) time appointment (i.e., 20 hours per week), the department does not support requests for additional, on-goining pay. Thus you would not receive the neccessary approval from the Dean of the Graduate School to take the position advertised below (see more details see the KRSS Graduate Handbook).

If you do not have an assistantship or have a one- fourth (25%) time appointment (i.e., 10 hours per week), you may consider this opportunity:

The Thornton Center is seeking graduate students or those who have already earned a Master’s degree with the following characteristics:

  • Effective communication skills
  • Strong academic background
  • Enthusiastic

What is an Academic Mentor?

  • Mentors are assigned to student-athletes during their first semester at the University of Tennessee to help them develop various skills, including organization, time management, communication, and study strategies.
  • Mentors encourage student-athletes to improve self-responsibility, self-directedness, and other necessary skills to achieve their goals both in the classroom and in life.
  • Mentors foster student-athletes’ long term academic progress by guiding them in the development of effective study and communication skills.

Interested in Becoming an Academic Mentor?

  • Check out the Thornton Center website at
  • Under ‘Interested in Becoming a Mentor’, select ‘Click here.’
  • Be prepared to submit the following application materials:
    • Cover letter, Resume, and Transcripts
    • Contact information for two professional references
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Graduate School Orientations for new Graduate Students and GTAs

The Graduate School is pleased to announce that it can now be definitive about the location for the New Graduate Student Orientation and the New GTA Orientation. The location for both will be the Holiday Inn World’s Fair Park. The New Graduate Student Orientation will open for registration and breakfast at 8:00 on August 14th and will go until 1:00 p.m. The New GTA Orientation will open for registration and breakfast at 8:00 on August 16th and will go until 11:00 a.m.

The Graduate School will be sending out parking information to those who have submitted an RSVP in the next few weeks. If you plan to attend, please RSVP for the event. It helps so much in the planning and with communicating more directly with you. Participants in the New Graduate Student Orientation can RSVP at and participants in the New GTA Orientation can RSVP at


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AKA Jobs Postings

Find current position postings on the American Kinesiology Association site here:

New postings include:

Ball State University
Lecturer of Kinesiology

Louisiana Tech University
Graduate Research Assistant
Graduate Teaching Assistant

Springfield College
Assistant Professor Sport Management
Assistant Professor of Physical Education Pedagogy

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