Faculty & Staff News

Inquiry into Horror: UT English Class is Ghastly … and Students Love it

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With Halloween just around the corner, it’s a horror-ably good time to talk about being frightened. UT Graduate Teaching Associate Jeremy Locke gets to do that four times a week, as part of his job. Locke teaches Inquiry Into Horror, a section of English 102, a general education course that focuses on intensive research and writing. As a PhD student, Locke is intrigued by the links between horror novels and historically great literature.

Facilities Services Wears Pink

Dozens of Facilities Services employees sported pink last Wednesday to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month on campus. The department’s “Wear Pink Day” was launched this year to support and recognize those who have been touched by the disease.

Roof Repairs Underway on Hopecote Guest House

UT’s historic Hopecote guest house is currently undergoing upgrades. Workers will remove the home’s hail-damaged slate-tile roof, repair the structure underneath, install new water and ice-resistant roofing layers, and add new gutters and downspouts.

MTAS Schedules Women in Public Service Symposium

The Municipal Technical Advisory Service—a UT Institute for Public Service agency—is holding its inaugural Women in Public Service symposium in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, on November 13. The event is geared toward women in public service who want to develop their professional expertise and expand their network of colleagues in their field.

Don’t Forget: Open Enrollment Ends November 1

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There are just eight days left in the state’s annual enrollment period for health, dental, vision, basic and term life, long-term care, optional special accident insurance, and flexible benefits. The open enrollment period for all state employees will close on Saturday, November 1.

Students Benefit from Regal Scholars Program

Dedicated to students from families making less than $40,000 a year, the program provides a $2,500 scholarship to forty UT students from Knox County annually. The Knoxville-based Regal Entertainment Group’s foundation invests $100,000 each year in the program. For Volunteers from lower-income families, the need-based scholarships help make the dream of earning a college degree from UT a reality.