The University of Tennessee is hosting its inaugural Male Summit Friday from 3-9 p.m. in the University Center’s Shiloh Room, and third-year men’s basketball head coach Cuonzo Martin is the event’s keynote speaker. Martin’s speech will focus on the things males at UT can do academically, socially and personally to make a change in themselves and this campus. Other Summit sessions include Making the Grade, The Best Man, How I’m Livin’ and Involvement: Man Up. For more information about the Male Summit, or to register, visit

Registration is limited to the first 100 registrants. The event – themed Mind. Body. Identity. – is co-sponsored by UT’s Central Programming Council, and food and beverages will be provided. Registrants who arrive before 4 p.m. will receive a wellness check-up as part of the “How I’m Livin’” presentation.

The inaugural UT Male Summit is a collaboration between Tennessee’s College of Business, Department of Child & Family Studies, Educational Advancement Program, Engineering Fundamentals Division, Multicultural Student Life, S.E.E. Center, Sorority and Fraternity Life, Student Success Center and Thornton Athletics Student Life Center.

In conjunction with the Male Summit the following day, author and Time Magazine columnist Joel Stein is speaking at the UniversityCenter auditorium Thursday at 7:30 p.m. His speech is free and open to the public.

Author of the book “Man Made: A Stupid Quest for Masculinity,” Stein began his career as a journalist but became prominent for his humorous and thought-provoking pieces about masculine identities and raising a son in the 21st century.

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