This site is now inactive


Dear KRSS Graduate Students,

This site will no longer be updated and is now inactive.

Almost 100% of current graduate students in the department are currently enrolled in the KRSS Graduate Studies Canvas site, where we will post news, announcements, and resources for graduate students in the Department of Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport Studies at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

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This site will shut down soon


Dear KRSS Graduate Students,

All but eight current graduate students in the department have accepted the invitation to join new KRSS Graduate Studies Canvas site.

We will stop posting announcements on the GAP soon.

Please make sure to join and follow the new KRSS Graduate Studies Canvas site, if you are a current KRSS Graduate Student.

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Announcements from the Graduate School


RSVP for Fall 2021 Hooding CeremonyThe RSVP for the Fall 2021 Graduate Hooding Ceremony is now open! Please let us know that you plan to join us for the ceremony by completing the form by December 1. For more about the ceremony, including featured speakers, webcasts, and attending the ceremony, visit our Graduate Hooding Ceremony pages.

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Format ChatFormat Chat returns for fall 2021! Hosted by the Coordinator of Student Services, each session will feature a presentation on the Graduate School’s thesis and dissertation formatting requirements along with an overview of processes, forms/deadlines, common errors and helpful resources. A recording of the session will be available to the UT campus community. Registration for each date is available at the links below.
Tuesday, September 14 at 1:00 p.m. ETFriday, October 8 at 10:00 a.m. ET

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Title IX Town HallAre you looking to learn more about UT’s Title IX Commitment?
Do you have questions about campus and community resources for those who have experienced sexual harassment?
If so, plan to join the Office of Title IX along with campus and community partners for their Annual Town Hall on September 9th from 4-5pm in the Student Union, room 169 or virtually via Zoom.
All participants will have the opportunity to ask questions anonymously at slido.com with code #598827. The slido.com site is live and questions can be submitted anytime before or during the event.
For questions or event accommodations contact Laura Bryant at lbryant7@utk.edu.

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CAORC Multi-Country Research FellowshipThe Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) Multi-Country Research Fellowship is now accepting applications! This fellowship enables US scholars to carry out trans-regional and comparative research in countries across the network of Overseas Research Centers (ORCs), as well as other countries. 
The fellowship supports advanced research in the humanities, social sciences, and allied natural sciences for US doctoral candidates, who are ‘all but dissertation,’ and scholars who have earned their PhD. Scholars must carry out research in two or more countries outside the US, at least one of which must host a participating ORC. Approximately nine awards of $11,500 will be granted. ​
Minority scholars and scholars from Minority Serving Institutions are encouraged to apply for this fellowship by the deadline of November 16, 2021. Contact fellowships@caorc.orgwith any questions.

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Looking for New Senator: Graduate Student Senate (GSS)


Graduate Student Senate (GSS): We are looking for a graduate student to represent our department on the GSS.

The Graduate Student Senate (GSS) serves as the official voice for graduate and professional students at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

The GSS is a student-run organization which serves as a liaison between graduate students and the administration. Each department may have at least one representative in the Senate. We help to ensure that policies at the university are created and maintained to best serve our graduate student population.

If you are interested, please contact your advisor to discuss the opportunity.

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Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF)


Dear KRSS Graduate Students,

In March 2021, Congress signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 into law. This legislation features money set aside for colleges and universities, including over $25 million for the University of Tennessee. This money is designed to assist students during the pandemic via a fund called the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF). 

Over the coming weeks, UT will begin to distribute these awards to eligible undergraduate and graduate students. We would very much appreciate your assistance in informing faculty and students about this funding and the different awards. One Stop has prepared a page for the American Rescue Plan that explains the awards, eligibility, and processes for distributing HEERF III awards. There are also recommendations on how to use a HEERF award for the betterment of financial health. 

Available funds include”

Block Grants

One-time grants will be available for undergraduate and graduate students based on their financial need. The amount awarded to qualifying students will vary dependent on the student’s FAFSA of record.

Grant Awards (International, DACA, and other undocumented students)

Students that are not eligible for Title IV aid due to citizenship requirements may be eligible for a one-time grant awarded through HEERF III funding. These students include International, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act, et al.

VOL Academic Recovery Grant (Graduate Students)

This award will support graduate and professional students who demonstrate that the pandemic contributed to a delay in the completion of their degree program.

In order to be considered for this award, you must be a current graduate or professional student who was enrolled in your graduate program spring 2021 (or earlier) and has experienced a pandemic-related delay in graduation. You will be required to fill out an application in order to be considered.

For more information on these grants, see: https://onestop.utk.edu/heerf2021/

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Announcements from the Graduate School


Format ChatThe Coordinator of Student Services for the Graduate School, Abby Sherman, has scheduled two Format Chat sessions for fall 2021. These events will feature a presentation on the Graduate School’s thesis and dissertation formatting requirements along with an overview of processes, forms/deadlines, common errors and helpful resources.

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Graduate Student Night with the Smokies!Calling all Graduate and Professional Students! Join the Center for Student Engagement for a Night at the Tennessee Smokies! Register for a free ticket at tiny.utk.edu/GradNightSmokies. Sponsored by the Center for Student Engagement and the Graduate Student Senate.
Thursday, September 9 at 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Contact Jake Hintzman with questions: jhintzma@vols.utk.edu.

Community Engagement Academy Deadline Approaching
The Community Engagement Academy (CEA) is an interdisciplinary professional development initiative designed for new UTK faculty (0-3 years), postdocs, and graduate students who want to learn the foundations of community engagement and engaged scholarship. CEA provides background literature, facilitated discussion, mentoring, and presentations designed to increase participants’ knowledge and enhance their practice of community engaged scholarship throughout Knoxville and East Tennessee by creating new partnerships and/or building upon existing ones. 
Deadline for applications is August 31 at noon.

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Video Tutorials on KRSS Graduate Studies Canvas Site


Dear KRSS Graduate Students,

Make sure to respond to the email invitation to join the new KRSS Graduate Studies Canvas site.

It now features a number of video tutorials, including how to fill out and submit Graduate School Forms (e.g., Admission to Candidacy form).

Browse through the Modules and look for pages with “(video)” in the title.

Mit freundlichem Gruß,

Lars

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New KRSS Graduate Studies Canvas site


Dear KRSS Graduate Students,

We are launching our new KRSS Graduate Studies Canvas site!

This site will replace Graduate Announcement Page (GAP), which we have used to share announcements, reminders, and news for KRSS Graduate Students.

If you are a current graduate student in KRSS, you should have received an email invitation to join the KRSS Graduate Studies Canvas site. Please make sure to accept the invitation.

There will be a soft launch of the Canvas site. For the time being, we will post announcements on both the GAP and the new Canvas site. Once we added enough information to the new site and have everyone enrolled there, we will close the GAP.

Please be patient during the transition.

Mit freundlichem Gruß,

Lars

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KRSS Graduate Handbook 2021-2022


The Department of Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport Studies Graduate Handbook serves as a resource to help graduate students in the department understand the various university, college, and department policies and procedures relevant to graduate study at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. In addition, it provides descriptions of department’s mission, structure, and programs of study. 

The Department Graduate Handbook generally does not deviate from established Graduate School policies noted in the Graduate Catalog, but rather provides the specific ways in which those policies are carried out. There are, however, instances when the department’s requirements and policies are more stringent than those of the Graduate School. These cases are noted in this handbook.

You can access the KRSS Graduate Handbook here.

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Today: New and Returning Grad Students, Faculty, and Staff Social


Please be reminded that the New and Returning Grad Students, Faculty, and Staff Social will take place today, Tuesday, August 17, 2021 from 3:00-5:00 in the HPER breezeway (outside, between the two buildings that make up HPER).

The department will provide food and waters.

In case of rain, we might go to HPER Room 202C1. Therefore, we encourage you to bring a mask to wear.

This will be a great opportunity to meet new students, and perhaps even meet returning students for the first time in person.

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