The campus’s safety webpage, safety.utk.edu, has been redesigned to focus on giving students, faculty, and staff a way to prepare for emergencies, and to deal with them once they happen.
The Office of Emergency Management wants all faculty and staff to be part of the Campus Emergency Response Team. In an effort to better connect the campus-wide effort with the people who work and live in buildings throughout campus, the university is establishing a network of Emergency Preparedness Coordinators.
Small fires occur on the Knoxville campus every year. Thankfully most are generally small and quickly controlled. However, all fires have the potential to cause extensive damage and injuries. Environmental Health and Safety is available to assist departments with all aspects of fire planning and response.
As National Emergency Preparedness Week continues, today is a good day to sign up for the UT Alert text messaging system if you have not yet done so. UT Alert allows students, faculty, and staff to be notified via text message to their mobile phone in the event of an emergency or campus closure.
Today kicks off National Emergency Preparedness Week. Every day this week, “Tennessee Today” will feature ways for UT faculty, staff, and students to learn how to protect themselves and others in an emergency. One key way to prepare for an emergency is to receive training. The university offers online training to all students, faculty, and staff.
College kudos: Get to know Professor Mark Fly and Assistant Professor Amy Fulcher from the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources.
College kudos: Get to know professors John McRae and Edgar Stach from the College of Architecture and Design.
Faculty Appreciation Week wraps up today. Today’s the last day for faculty to take advantage of special discounts and view the faculty book showcase at Hodges Library.Watch the final “thank you” video from students in “Tennessee Today.”
College kudos: Get to know Associate Professor Ben Blalock, Assistant Professor Claudia Rawn, and Professor Mingjun Zhang from the College of Engineering.
College kudos: Get to know assistant professors Ginger Evans and Sally Helton from the College of Nursing.