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Brasswind Quintet to Play at the Spring 2018 Graduate Hooding Ceremony

The Graduate School is pleased to have the UT Faculty Brasswind Quintet play at the Spring 2018 Graduate Hooding Ceremony. Made up for four UT music faculty members and one graduate music student, this ensemble performs regularly on campus, throughout the greater Knoxville area, and throughout the state and region. They have premiered many brass quintet works by various composers, including pieces by UT composition faculty. Maintaining a busy and diverse chamber music performance schedule is central to the pedagogy these musicians share with their students, and is a critical link to engaging the arts and arts-education communities of the state of Tennessee.

Clear Bag Policy at the Spring 2018 Graduate Hooding Ceremony

Anyone planning to attend the Spring 2018 Graduate Hooding Ceremony should be aware that Thompson Boling maintains a Clear Bag Policy for the security of everyone. We have a page with a basic guide to the policy, but to be sure what you can and can’t bring to the ceremony, you may want to check the Thompson Boling site. If you are a participant in the ceremony, realize that there is no secure place to leave any of your items, so we recommend that you don’t bring anything that you can’t carry securely on your person.

Emily Simmons, Master of Music Graduate, Soloist at the Spring 2018 Graduate Hooding Ceremony

Every semester, we find outstanding vocalists to perform the national anthem and to lead the audience in the UT Alma Mater. For the Spring 2018 Graduate Hooding Ceremony, we are honored to have Emily Simmons as our soloist. She will be performing at the ceremony on May 10 at Thompson Boling Arena. Emily Simmons, soprano, graduates in the Spring of 2018 with a Master of Music in vocal performance. During her time with UT Opera Theatre she has been featured in roles such as Countess Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro), Abigail Williams (The Crucible), and Fortuna/Giunone (Il ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria). Emily is proud to be a Vol!

New Graduate Student Senate Administration Prepares for the Upcoming Year

As the 2017–2018 academic year comes to a close, the Graduate Student Senate is making plans to continue its outstanding support for the UT graduate and professional student community in 2018–2019. Tasked with leadership of the GSS for the coming year are Cara Sulyok, the incoming president, and Jack Ryan, the incoming vice president. Find out more about this transition.

Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life Looking for House Directors

The Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life is currently seeking individuals interested in serving as a live-in House Director for several fraternity on-campus residences.  Working in collaboration with university staff, local Housing Corporation Boards and Inter/National Fraternity Headquarters, House Directors are an important partner in providing oversight to the residential facility, offering mentorship and guidance, and ensuring the health and safety of all residents. Get more information about responsibilities, qualifications and benefits. Interested candidates may send resume and contact information to Jennifer Pierce, Assistant Director of Sorority and Fraternity Life at

Graduate Assistantship in the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment (OIRA)

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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