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Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week is April 6–11. Throughout the week, there will be professional development opportunities, social activities, and special events celebrating the contributions made by graduate and professional students to UT and the community.

Please consider organizing an event for the graduate and professional students in your departments and colleges, especially on Love Your Graduate and Professional Student Day on Wednesday, April 8.

Among the week’s events:

Monday, April 6

8:00 a.m.: Kickoff Breakfast in the BCC Multipurpose Room. Sponsored by the Office of the Vice Chancellor of Diversity. Proclamations declaring the week as Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week for the city of Knoxville and Knox County will be read by Jackie Clay, program manager for the city of Knoxville. This is an invitation-only event.

4:30 p.m.: Graduate School Fellowship Reception at McClung Museum. This is an invitation-only event.

6:30 p.m.: Graduate Student Senate Town Hall Meeting at the Baker Center.

Tuesday, April 7

10:00 a.m.: IRB Workshop, International House Community Room.

5:30 p.m.: Graduate Student Senate Travel Awards Information Session, University Center Room 221.

Wednesday, April 8

All day: Love Your Graduate and Professional Student Day, sponsored by the Division of Student Life.

1:00 p.m.: International Coffeehouse, Hodges Library Mary Greer Room. Sponsored by the International House.

7:00 p.m.: Graduate Student Senate Social, Cool Beans, 1817 Lake Avenue.

Thursday, April 9

1:00 p.m.: Developing an Electronic Teaching Portfolio, International House Community Room. Sponsored by the Office of Instructional Technology and the Tennessee Teaching and Learning Center. Register online.

3:30 p.m.: Résumé and CV Workshop, 100 Dunford Hall. Sponsored by Career Services.

6:00 p.m.: Night Out with UT Baseball, Patios at Lindsey Nelson Stadium. UT vs. Missouri. Register online.

Friday, April 10

9:00 a.m.–noon: Health Assessment, second floor lobby of TREC’s Aquatic Center. Sponsored by the Center for Physical Activity and Health. Free; online registration for assessment appointments required.

Noon: Lecture Delivery Tips, College of Veterinary Medicine Room A118. Speaker: Linden Craig. Sponsored by the Comparative and Experimental Medicine Program.

1:00 p.m.: Not a Bad Gig: Teaching Careers in America’s Two-Year Colleges, University Center Shiloh Room. Speaker: Rob Jenkins. Sponsored by Career Services.

Saturday, April 11

9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.: College of Veterinary Medicine Open House.

For more info, contact Ferlin McGaskey, assistant director of the Tennessee Teaching and Learning Center, at or 865-974-3932.