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UT MFA Student Involves Knoxville Community in Creation, Installation of Murals

Graduate student Jillian Hirsch was reaching out to organizations in the Knoxville area for ways to bring mosaic murals to communities even before she arrived on the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, campus. A year of planning and creating later, a mosaic mural featuring Beaver Creek was unveiled at the Karns Senior Center in June. Read more about Jillian Hirsch in Tennessee Today.

Develop Your Career Vision

On October 22, 2018, from 5:00–8:00p.m., in Hodges Library 253, graduate students will have an opportunity to help develop a vision for their careers. Led by Jennifer Askey, PhD, CPCC, this work shop takes graduate students through a series of exercises that examine what makes for a “good life” for you, including your ideal working conditions. This workshop is co-sponsored by the Center for Career Development, the Graduate School, the College of Arts and Sciences, the Graduate Student Senate, and Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures. You can register for this event on Handshake. For more information on professional development opportunities for graduate students, please visit the GPSPD page.

OIT Hosts LinkedIn Clinic and

Next week, OIT invites you to a LinkedIn Clinic where you can get professional headshot photos, LinkedIn consultations and webpage consultations. The clinic will be available at the Hodges Library Commons North from 10:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m. on September 19 and September 20. You are invited to drop-in anytime. There are also scheduled workshops on webpage development and as part of this clinic on Wednesday, September 19. These are great opportunities to help prepare you for your future career, so take advantage!

Develop Your Personal Brand As You Develop Your Career Path

On September 13, from 11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. at Hodges Library, room 253, the Center for Career Development and the Graduate Student Senate will be hosting the Life Beyond Graduate School Brown Bag Series. The topic for this session will be branding, and how this relates to your career path and goals. The event is B.Y.O.L (Bring Your Own Lunch), but drinks and dessert will be provided.

Deadline Approaching for the Future Faculty Program at Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech is now accepting applications for their annual Future Faculty Development Program, an intensive two-day program for doctoral candidates and post-doctoral scholars traditionally underrepresented in their fields who are interested in entering academic careers in the next year. The deadline for applications is September 20, 2018. Contact Patrice L. Dickerson, Director of Faculty Diversity at

Scholarship for International Women Working Toward a Graduate Degree

On September 15, P.E.O. will begin accepting eligibility forms for the International Peace Scholarship Fund. This fund provides scholarships for selected international women for graduate study in the United States and Canada. The scholarship provides a maximum of $12,500 annually, depending on need, and can be renewed once. Applicants must be women from countries other than the United States and Canada, and new applicants must have a full year of coursework remaining and be enrolled and in residence for the entire academic year. To receive the application materials, those who are interested should submit the eligibility form by December 15, 2018. Contact Bobbie Scull ( with any questions.

Graduate Research Assistant Position in Office of Community Engagement and Outreach

The Office of Community Engagement and Outreach is seeking a Graduate Research Assistant to work with the Imagine Tennessee program. Imagine Tennessee will serve as an umbrella initiative to spotlight UT’s work with the community. The goal of this initiative is to support connections among UT’s faculty and student-engaged scholarship occurring in curriculum, co-curricular, and faculty-only programs and greater Knoxville/East Tennessee. For questions or more details please contact Javiette Samuel, Director of Engagement, at The deadline to apply is September 25, 2018.

The P.E.O. Educational Loan Fund Provides Funding for Women Seeking Higher Education

The P.E.O. Educational Loan Fund (ELF) makes loans available to qualified women who desire a higher education and are in need of financial assistance. The maximum loan amount for a master’s degree is $15,000 and the maximum loan amount for a doctoral-level degree is $20,000. Visit the P.E.O. website for other requirements or contact Bobbie Scull ( to find out how to apply.

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