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Whitney Rumsey Receives the April Wellness Warrior Award

The recipient of the April Wellness Warrior Award, Whitney Rumsey, is dedicated to living a healthy lifestyle and encouraging those around her to do the same. Whitney is a graduate student in the Masters of Public Health Program and the Graduate Assistant for Fitness with RecSports. The Wellness Warrior Award is given to individuals across campus who are nominated by their peers for leading by example and inspiring through action to create a healthier lifestyle. Read more about Whitney and her motivating model of health and wellness.

UT Post-Graduate Scholarships and Fellowships Campus Pre-Application Info Session Today

The UT Post-Graduate Scholarships and Fellowships Campus Pre-Application is live. By May 8th, UT students—undergrads, recent grads, and grad students—interested in applying in 2017 for the Fulbright, UK & Ireland Scholarships (Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell, Gates Cambridge), Schwarzman, and/or new Knight-Hennessy program must first complete the brief online pre-application found here at ONSF: http://onsf.utk.edu/preapplication/. In order to help students complete the pre-application and learn more about these prestigious awards and the processes for applying, the Office of National Scholarships & Fellowships (ONSF) is hosting an info/help sessions at 5pm today in Greve 330. Full details can be found here: http://onsf.utk.edu/programming-overview/news-events/ In addition, students seeking appointments to discuss their application plans should e-mail onsf@utk.edu. ONSF also welcomes referrals from faculty/staff using the online form or via email.

Penultimate Session of the RCR Coming Up

Update: This session has been canceled at the request of the facilitator. The fifth session of the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Lunch and Learn Series is entitled “National Dialogue on Data Repositories and Data Curation” and will be held on May 10 from noon until 1:00 p.m. in A004 Blount Hall. As always, this series is sponsored by the Office of Research and Engagement, in collaboration with the UT Libraries and the Graduate School. Find out more about the series and register with ORE.

MFA Student Amy Lefever Exhibits Work in Three NCECA Exhibitions

Amy Lefever, MFA candidate in Ceramics, had work selected for inclusion in three exhibitions at this year’s annual meet of the National Council For Education in the Ceramics Arts (NCECA) in Portend, Oregon: 10 Years in the Making, The Bison Building; Ashes & Flux, Parish Gallery, Chehalem Cultural Center and most notably, the highly competitive NCECA Student Exhibition, Hoffman Gallery, Oregon College of Art and Craft.

MFA Student Abigail Lucien’s Work Shown at MOMA Exhibition

Abigail Lucien, a UT Knoxville MFA student has been selected for a group exhibition “Past Skin,” at the Museum of Modern Art’s PS1 contemporary exhibition space in Long Island City. The exhibition will run from April 9 – September 10, 2017. Curated by Jocelyn Miller, the “Past Skin” features six artists who take up science historian and cyber-feminist Donna Haraway’s provocation, “Why should our body end at the skin?,” testing the relationship between our bodies and a contemporary world in which we often exist in both virtual and imaginary spaces. Lucien, who spent her childhood living in Haiti and Florida, just completed her MFA this this semester with a concentration in printmaking.

Master’s Candidate Katie McGee Among Winners in Dairy Contest

The Department of Food Science sent a team to the Collegiate Dairy Product Evaluation Contest, held in Madison, Wisconsin on April 12, 2017. One of the members of the UT 2017 Team is Katie Magee, a Master’s candidate in Food Science. She took home four prizes from this contest: 1st in Ice Cream, 2nd in Yogurt, 3rd in Cottage Cheese, and 1st in All Products. Michael Luethke, an undergraduate, received 2nd in Milk and 1st in Cottage Cheese. In the team competitions, the 2017 team received: 1st in All Products, 3rd in Yogurt, 2nd in Milk, 3rd in Cheddar Cheese, 1st in Ice Cream, and 1st in Cottage Cheese. Congratulations to Katie Magee and her team!

Graduating Students and Student Health Insurance

If you are a graduate student and you will be graduating spring 2017, there are some things you should know about your access to health services. If you have a 25% assistantship for which you will continue to work over the summer, meaning that you will be on payroll for June and July, you will continue to be enrolled in the student health insurance program. If your assistantship ends in May, your insurance will likely terminate on May 31st (the last day of the month in which you work). But, once you graduate, you will no longer have access to the Student Health Center after the last day of the semester (May 9th), regardless of whether or not you are enrolled in the student health insurance program over the summer. What does this mean?

If you are not graduating, but will be returning in fall 2017, you can pay the UT Programs & Services Student Health Fee and access the Student Health Center, but this does not apply to graduating students.

For any questions regarding your health insurance status, please contact Yolanda Chidester at 865-974-2337 (ychidest@utk.edu).

African American Trailblazer Award

The African American Trailblazer Award will be presented to Wardell Milan, a graduate of the School of Art at the University of Tennessee, now working in New York City. The Trailblazer Award, sponsored by the Commission for Blacks, recognizes and honors the accomplishments of African Americans affiliated with the University of Tennessee who are trailblazers in their disciplines or within the fields of diversity, inclusion, and social justice. This event will take place on April 25th, and if you would like to attend, please RSVP by Wednesday, April 19th by noon. Download a flyer for more details.

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