UT Students are part of a project that provides planning and economic development assistance to distressed communities.
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Rich Middlemas, film producer and UT graduate, will hold a discussion on his 2011 Oscar-winning documentary film Undefeated.
On average, phones in the Human Resources Call Center ring about 20,000 times a year—or seventy-seven times a day—and callers frequently have questions about benefits, retirement, policies, and employment. Dan Trentham leads the center, and chances are he’ll be the one who answers when you call.
Did you know that East Tennessee is one of the most active seismic zones in the country? This morning more than 2.6 million people participated in The Great Central US ShakeOut to encourage earthquake preparedness. As part of the ShakeOut, the Office of Emergency Management urges you to take a moment to learn what to do should an earthquake impact campus.
UT has wrapped up its annual Big Orange Give online giving campaign. Alumni and friends helped the university more than triple the campaign goal by giving $766,330 online in one week.
Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek will be hosting all Knoxville-area employees for an exciting new spring event on Wednesday, April 8, called Picnic on the Plaza. The employee appreciation event on the Humanities Plaza and the Johnson Ward Pedestrian Walkway will feature lunch and plenty of fun activities. More details will be sent to all faculty and staff as the date gets closer. The upcoming Picnic on the Plaza will be held in place of the annual Fall Festival.
The university’s Employee Engagement Survey is just a few weeks away. All regular UT employees who work at least 50 percent time will be asked to participate in the survey beginning November 3. Chancellor Cheek will host an open forum for all faculty and staff from on Wednesday, October 22, in the University Center Shiloh Room.
Rain couldn’t dampen the mood last week as the university officially dedicated its first new residence in forty years, the Fred D. Brown Jr. Residence Hall. UT President Joe DiPietro, Brown’s family, friends and former students, and Cheek joined in celebrating Brown’s life in a ceremony that included live music, food, and tours of the residence hall.
The East Tennessee Section of the American Chemical Society presents their annual, “Magic of Chemistry” show, at 7:00 p.m. on October 21, featuring chemistry lecturer Al Hazari.
If you’ve been thinking about enrolling in for-credit courses offered by UT or a Tennessee Board of Regents institution, Human Resources offers a quick explanation of your tuition waiver benefits.