University of Tennessee student petition Chancellor Cheek to forgo his $22,356


In the aftermath of The University of Tennessee announcement of an 8% increase in tuition for 2013 students voices are heard online.

 A University of Tennessee student’s petition asking Chancellor Cheek to forgo his $22,356 pay raise amidst budget cuts is taking off on Change.org. Already, 700 students have signed

The petition author is Andrew Doss, a 21-year-old senior majoring in Electrical Engineering at UT. Here’s what Andrew has to say:

“So many students are working jobs and stacking on student loans so they can attend UT.  One of my friends, for example, has worked 30+ hour weeks at Wal-Mart since his Freshman year.  He does so simply because he doesn’t want to take out any more student loans than are absolutely necessary.  It takes a toll on him and on his GPA.  Many of my other friends are in similar situations.  The petition isn’t about changing the tuition increase, and it isn’t the job Cheek has done as chancellor.  It’s about the principle that Cheek shouldn’t accept a pay raise during a tuition hike when so many students are struggling to pay as it is.”

You can find Andrew’s complete petition here: http://www.change.org/petitions/jimmy-cheek-do-not-accept-your-22-356-dollar-pay-raise.

Comments from signers:

$22,000 is more than I make in a year working full time. Between that and student loans, I can still barely pay my tuition and my other bills. This is ridiculous. If someone is going to get a raise, it should be the teachers or the staff. Or better yet stop all this construction nonsense. Then there will be plenty of extra money for everyone to get some of what they want. -Stephanie Dickey

Recently I have received an additional scholarship for this upcoming year, which I had believed at first will help reduce debt from undergraduate schools. With a tuition hike I end up losing money even with the scholarship. The hikes are being used to help boost our rating to a top 25 school, but he goes the complete wrong direction of how to do it, by replacing things that do not need to be replaced such as the UC. Instead of using the money, or debt taken out, to pay better things in the departments like faculty, lab equipment, or anything that actually related to education, he continues to put it into superficial areas. The money we pay for tuition should actually go to something related to education first, and then superficial things such as a new UC when we can afford it and when have improved the education standards. -Kevin Gayler

Not only are we expected to just take the 8% tuition hike, but UT would like to make it so that every student pays for 15 credit hours regardless of whether he or she is taking just 12. This is utterly ridiculous. And what’s with the constant renovation and construction? If the institution were considerate, they would hold off on such non-necessities before considering putting more financial burden on students. I am fortunate to have enough scholarships and grants to continue pursuing my degree at UT for at least another year, but I have friends who rely on loans and on the sweat off their backs. This is making me bitter and jaded about the state of higher public education. Something needs to be done. -Brandon Brackman

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Apple iBookstore publica 20,000 Leguas de Viaje Submarino


La edición en español se puede descargar en Apple iBookstore 

http://www.prweb.com/releases/Trajectory/Classics_Illustrated/prweb9602336.htm

CAMBRIDGE, MA? XX de junio, 2012. Trajectory ha anunciado la edición en español del clásico infantil 20.000 Leguas de Viaje Submarino. Esta novela gráfica de Clásicos Ilustrados has sido diseñada y presentada para leerse en los iPads, iPhones y en los iPod touch de Apple. Desde hoy mismo, los lectores de libros electrónicos (eBook readers) pueden encontrar y descargar este clásico en la categoría de Libros en Español en el iBookstore de Apple.

20.000 Leguas es una novela clásica de ciencia ficción escrita por Julio Verne. La imaginación de Verne fue profética, con detalladas descripciones de submarinos capaces de sumergirse a gran profundidad. Clásicos Ilustrados tiene disponibles más de 120 ediciones en inglés de las novelas gráficas y cómics en el iBookstore de Apple. Entre este más de un centenar de series se encuentran títulos como La Guerra de los Mundos, Blancanieves, La Isla del Tesoro, Jane Eyre, Alicia en el País de las Maravillas, Los Tres Mosqueteros, Robin Hood, Hamlet, Las Aventuras de Huckleberry Finn y El Conde de Montecristo.

Clásicos Ilustrados son adaptaciones ilustradas de biografías, literatura tradicional y no ficción. Las Series de CI están basadas en fábulas, mitos, epopeyas y leyendas que los Cuentacuentos han ido contando durante siglos, incluso milenios, para culturizar y entretener a las diferentes generaciones de oyentes.

Según William B. Jones, Jr., el autor de Clásicos Ilustrados una Historia Cultural, “Clásicos Ilustrados fue la serie con más éxito de su tipo, dejando atrás a la competencia y a todo sucesor en temas de reparto y tirada. Se le consideró una de las mayores publicaciones infantiles del mundo.?

Jim Bryant, el CEO de Trajectory indicó: “Esta edición en español está a disposición de más de 450 millones de hispanohablantes y amplia la reputación de la serie como una herramienta indispensable para todo el mercado en español.? 

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Classifieds – Clasificados – PUBLIC NOTICE: Aviso Público:


El COMITE TECNICO de la Organización de Planificación del Transporte Público Regional Knoxville- Reunión del COMITE TECNICO, 10 de julio de 2012.
El Comité Técnico de la Organización de Planificación del Transporte Público Regional Knoxville, se reunirá el martes, 10 de juio a las 9 am. en el salón Small Assembly Room del edificio City/County Building, 400 Main Street, Knoxville, TN. Los temas a ser considerados son: Enmiendas al Plan de Mejoras del Transporte 2011-2014, Actualización del Plan de Movilidad a Largo Plazo, Actualización del Programa de Trabajo de Planeamiento del Transporte, Actualización del Programa PlanET y otros asuntos.
Si desea una agenda completa, por favor póngase en contacto con MPC por el 865-215-2500 o visite el sitio web de TPO en http://www.knoxtrans.org. Si usted necesita ayuda o acomodo debido a una discapacidad, por favor póngase en contacto con MPC al 865-215-2500 y con mucho gusto trabajaremos con Ud. en cualquier petición razonable.

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PUBLIC NOTICE: Knoxville Regional Transportation Planning Organization – Technical Committee Meeting, July 10, 2012.

The Knoxville Regional Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) Technical Committee will meet on Tuesday, July 10, at 9 a.m. in the Small Assembly Room
of the City/County Building, 400 Main Street, Knoxville, TN. Topics to be
considered: Amendments to the 2011-2014 Transportation Improvement Plan, Long Range Mobility Plan Update, Transportation Planning Work Program Update, PlanET Update; and other business.

If you would like a complete agenda, please contact MPC at 215-2500 or see the TPO web site at http://www.knoxtrans.org. If you need assistance or accommodation for a disability, please contact MPC at 215-2500 and we will be glad to work with you in obliging any reasonable request.

Knox Trails Cleanup – Day of Service Registration (June 23, 2012)


Everyone will meet at Maynard Glenn Ball Park (2100 McClung Ave, Knoxville) for the Day of Service. Check-in will begin at 7 a.m. Everyone needs to be checked-in by 7:30 a.m. (except children under 8 ). Shuttles will bring volunteers to IJAMS Nature Center starting at 7:30 a.m. from Maynard Glenn Ball Park. All Forks of the River Wildlife Management volunteers will leave from Maynard Glenn at 7:40 a.m. Children’s Projects will begin at 10 a.m. at Maynard Glenn Ball Park. Project Choices: IJAMS Nature Center – Trail/Litter Cleanup for age 8+ (required: long pants, long sleeves, insect repellant, pruners, gloves (optional)) Forks of the River Wildlife Management Area – trail widening, cleaning privet, age 14+ (required: lopping shears, pruners, shovels, long pants, long sleeves, insect repellant, gloves (optional)) Children’s projects – Under 8 yrs: Coloring pages for display at Earth Fare, making catnip socks for Young Williams Animal Shelter, making seed packets for IJAMS Nature Center education programs.

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PUBLIC NOTICE: KnoxvilleRegional Transportation Planning Organization – Executive Board Meeting, June 27, 2012.

The Knoxville Regional Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) Executive Board will meet on Wednesday, June 27, at 9 a.m. in the Small Assembly Room of the City/County Building,400 Main Street,Knoxville,TN.  Topics to be considered: Consideration of Bylaw Changes, TIP Updates, Air Quality Conformity, Update on PlanET; and other business.

If you would like a complete agenda, please contact MPC at 865- 215-2500 or see the TPO web site at www.knoxtrans.org.  If you need assistance or accommodation for a disability, please contact MPC at 865-215-2500 and we will be glad to work with you in obliging any reasonable request.

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AVISO PUBLICO:  La Organización Regional Knoxville de Planificación del Transporte (TPO)   – Reunión del Consejo Ejecutivo, 27 de junio de 2012.

La Junta Ejecutiva de la Organización Regional Knoxville de Planificación del Transporte (TPO), se reunirá el miércoles, 27 de junio a las 9 am en el Salón de Actos: Small Assembly Room of the City/County Building, 400 Main Street,Knoxville,TN   Los temas a ser consideradosson: Examen de los cambios en los estatutos, las actualizaciones del TIP, Conformidad de Calidad del Aire, actualización en el  PlanET, y otros asuntos.

Si desea una agenda completa, por favor póngase en contacto con MPC en el 865- 215-2500 o visite el sitio web de TPO en www.knoxtrans.org. Si usted necesita ayuda o facilidades para discapacitados, por favor póngase en contacto con MPC en el 865- 215-2500 y estaremos encantados de trabajar con usted en cualquier solicitud razonable.

FREE ESL ENGLISH LANGUAGE CLASSES: Knoxville


1) Historic Knoxville High School, 101 E. Firth Ave., Knoxville.
2) Cokesbury Center, 9915 Kingston Pike, Knoxville –. For more information, call Knox County Schools’ Adult Education 865 594-3622.
3) Alianza del Pueblo 3521 Martin Mill Pike, Knoxville, TN 37920 (865) 573-2254, alianzadelpueblo@hotmail.com , is offering ESL classes in partnership with Pellissippi State. Contact Jenifer Cabrera-Kell

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CANCELADO ESPECTÁCULO de MIKE EPPS


             

KNOXVILLE — El comediante y actor Mike Epps, que estaba programado para llevar a cabo una presentacion en el escenario del Auditorio Cívico este fin de semana, ha cancelado su show.             

Epps, mejor conocido por sus papeles en “The Hangover” (2009) y “The Lottery Ticket” (2010), iba a presentarse en su “Tour Todavía estoy de pie” a las 8 pm el sábado en el Auditorio Cívico.

Aquellos que compraron entradas a través de la taquilla del Coliseo Cívico puede obtener un reembolso en la taquilla a las 10 am del miércoles, 6 de junio. Otros boletos seran reembolsados a través del lugar de compra.

Para obtener más información acerca de los reembolsos de boletos en general llamar al 865 215.8999, por los reembolsos de boletos de Knoxville, llame al 865–656.4444.

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