Faculty Appreciation Week: Campaign Breakfast, Museum Event are Today

KNOXVILLE — Just like in the movie, exhibits will come alive for faculty who attend the “Night at the Museum” event at McClung Museum.

This event, hosted by the Tennessee Teaching and Learning Center and McClung Museum, is one the special opportunities faculty can enjoy today as the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, celebrates Faculty Appreciation Week.

Night at the Museum begins at 5 p.m. with an hors d’oeuvres reception. Participants will experience the map exhibit in a fun way and learn how to use the museum within course pedagogy.

Please RSVP to tenntlc@utk.edu or call Kelly Ellenburg at 974-3807.

This morning, the Office of Development coordinated a “thank you” breakfast for faculty and staff who donated to the Campaign for Tennessee. This invitation-only event was hosted by Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek and sponsored by Aramark.

Today’s Faculty Appreciation Week stories focus on assistant professors Russell Crook and Marianne Wannamaker from the College of Business Administration; Associate Professor Kimberly Gwinn and Assistant Professor Bryan Patterson from the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources; associate professors Suzie Allard and Michael Palenchar from the College of Communication and Information; and Associate Professor Murray Marks from the Graduate School of Medicine.

Today’s video features Tony Award-winning actor John Cullum reminiscing about one of his favorite UT faculty members.

This is Faculty Appreciation Week, a time to celebrate faculty and their teaching, research and outreach. Their work is a big part of what makes the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, the great university it is.

Today’s stories and video can be found on the Tennessee Today website. You can see all of the Faculty Appreciation Week stories and videos at http://tntoday.utk.edu/tag/faculty-appreciation-week-2011/.

Also this week, visit the Faculty “shout out” page to send your own thank you message to a favorite faculty member or read what others have written: http://www.utk.edu/faculty/appreciation/shout-out/.

Here are the special events planned for the rest of Faculty Appreciation Week:

Wednesday, Feb. 16

Faculty/staff celebration at Vols vs. S.C., 7 p.m. Thompson-Boling Arena. Faculty and staff can get $7 tickets by visiting http://www.uttix.com. Click on “Vols Tix” and then choose “Promotional Code.” Log in with UTEMPLOYEE. Complete the order. There is a $1.25 processing fee.

Thursday, Feb. 17

Interactive Faculty Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Crest Room, University Center. The Tennessee Teaching and Learning Center and the Provost’s office are sponsoring this luncheon, which will feature TLC Director David Schumann discussing “Co-creation of Value in the Classroom: Building Partnerships that Enhance Student Learning.” Please RSVP to lsilvers@utk.edu.

Faculty/staff celebration at Lady Vols vs. S.C., 7 p.m. Thompson-Boling Arena. Faculty and staff can get $7 tickets by visiting http://www.uttix.com. Click on “Lady Vols Tix” and then choose “Promotional Code.” Log in with UTEMPLOYEE. Complete the order. There is a $1.25 processing fee.

C O N T A C T :

Amy Blakely, (865-974-5034, amy.blakely@tennessee.edu)

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