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Events Funded by SPSF (FY17)

The following FY17 events were funded in part or whole with allocations from the Student Programming Allocation Committee (SPAC):

Frank Warren – Founder of PostSecret
Thomas Allen Harris – Book of the Family Tree
Paul Rusesabagina – Hotel Rwanda: A Lesson Yet to be Learned
Culture Week: Culture Panel
Culture Week: Yassin Terou
An Evening with Dr. Bennet Omalu
Jamelle Bouie – “Our Place in History: Civil Rights in America Today”
Wil McInerney – “48 Hours in Kilis” (event cancelled)
Senator Scott Brown- “Where is America Heading?”
Hydeia Broadbent – “Getting Real About HIV and You”
Asra Nomani – “The Paradox of Women in Islam”
Liz Seccuro – “How the Internet & Reflections of Masculinity Impact Campus Violence”
Melissa Harris-Perry (Legend’s Lecture)
Boyce Watkins (MLK, Jr. Day)
Bree Newsome (Black History Month)
Jessie Usher (Young Professionals Series)
Concussions: The Brain and Sports
The Sacred Disease : Neurosurgical Insights on Epilepsy
Neurophilosophy Panel
Lunch and Learn: Dr. Subimal Datta (Sleep Research)
Neuroscience in Film
Maurice Ashley: The World is a Chess Board
Creating Art for STEM Workshop
Science Summit – Gene Editing With CRISPR/Cas9
The Dark Side of Plant Adaptation: Wicked Plants
Martin Luther King Jr & (African) American Leadership in the 21st Century
Molefi Asante and the Philosophy of Afrocentrism
Equal Means Equal
Science Policy Speaker Series – Gregory Mack
Science Policy Speaker Series – Francis Slakey
The American Race: Prejudice and Discrimination in a Post-Truth Society
Expanding the Musical Tool Set with Dr. Ben Pierce
Unity and Diversity
Federal/Tribal Law Symposium – Stacy Leeds
Federal/Tribal Law Symposium – Panel Discussion
France on Campus: Le Consulat
Is there a Future for Online Voting?
Beyond Consent: How Reclaiming Sexuality Combats Sexual Violence
Safe, Sane & Strong
Trapped: Sex Trafficking in Tennessee
The Prison in Twelve Landscapes with Brett Story
Survivor Voice
IdentiTEA: Staying True to Yourself in a Changing World
Open Hearts, Open Minds
All of Me
Having An Affair With Yourself
How’s Your Head? Mental Health and Sex
I Am, I Was: Sexuality, Gender, and Fluidity
You Like That? Consent and Communication in the Bedroom
Sex Educator Showdown
Liberate Me: Intersextionality
Playtime: Using Sex Toys in Your Sex Life
Positively Positive: Loving, Living and Thriving With An STI
International Aphrodisiacs
Recipe for Success

Exhibit: Clair Stigliani
Exhibit: Marta Lee
Exhibit: Eric Cagley
Exhibit: Striped Light
Exhibit: Amy Pleasant
Andrea Gibson – Spoken Word
Resident Artist: Nicholas Sironka – Batik Artist & Massai Culture Educator
Fine Art Juror’s Lecture (Student Art Competition)
Graphic Design Juror’s Lecture (Student Art Competition)
Culture Week: Sarah Kay (spoken word)
Step Afrika
Hammerstep Dance Group
Aloha Islanders
Broadway at the Tennessee: Chicago (student ticket subsidy)
Broadway at the Tennessee: Rent (student ticket subsidy)
Kai Davis and Lance Newman – Night of Poetry
Uhuru Dancers (Pre-Kwanzaa Celebration)
Idiot Box (play)
Waiting for Godot (play)
BOSS Dance Company Showcase
Staged Reading of Informed Consent
Guest Artist – Daniel Grobois (Professor of Horn at University of Wisconsin)
Collegiate Gospel Explosion
A Night of Urban Indian Art
Painting & Drawing Student Organization Visiting Artist Series
Visiting Artist: Mark Thomas Gibson – Lecture & Workshop
Visiting Artist Lecuture: Angela Dufresne
Visiting Artist: Chadwick Tolley (lecture)
Visiting Artist: Noel Anderson
Visiting Artist Lecture: Mariya Vlasova
Strange Fruit Presents: Kaleidoscope
Vagina Monologues
The Knoxville Monologues
Gallery 1010: Fluid
Diwali – 2016
Drag Show

Culture Week: Food Sampling and Trivia Night
Welcome Week: Experience KnoxVOL
Vol Night Long: Luau (Aug)
Vol Night Long: Vol-o-weentown (Oct)
Vol Night Long: Vols Wanted (Nov)
Vol Night Long: Friday Night Fever (Jan)
Vol Night Long: Glow Up (Feb)
Vol Night Long: Vol That (Mar)
Chrisjones – Hypnotist
UT History Walking Tour with Jack Neely
Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors with Cereus Bright – Homecoming Concert
Homecoming Comedy Show (Free Style Funny)
Southeastern StompFest (Jay Dukes)
Clash of the Classes
Homecoming Tailgate
Culture Night – A Taste of Africa
Africa Night
ASA Welcomes: ZuZu African Acrobats
865 Night Market
Holi Festival
Almost Thanksgiving Dinner
Taste of the World Holiday Party
FAA’s Flores de Abril
Noche de Baile con LASO
Republic Day – 2017
World Trivia Night
Diner et Cine (Dinner and a Movie)
Regal Rowdies Spring Game Week
Sober Tailgate
Amateur Radio on the International Space Station
Tech CarniVOL – RoboRage “Arena”
Tango Bootcamp: From Walking to Dancing
Torch Tango Weekend: Remembering the World Heritage and UT Traditions
Rainbow Rave
Take Back The Night
Women’s HERStory Month Lives
Love Your Body Week – Mock Beauty Pageant
The UlTimate Game Show
Sex Week Cabaret
Sex Trivia and Pizza
MGSO Professional Development Presentations

Women in STEM Research Symposium
Black Issues Conference
OUTstanding Seminar

Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People by Thomas Allen Harris
Rocky Horror Picture Show (film and shadow cast performance)
Experimenter (Becker discussion film)
Ouija: Origin of Evil
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
The Big Short
The Nice Guys
La La Land
The Room
Life (Regal Cinemas ticket subsidy for opted-in students)
Poverty, Inc.

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