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Office Story: The M&M Collector Who Doesn’t Like M&Ms

About her: Teresa Gheen is an administrative specialist for UT’s telephone services and networks warehouses located in the Communications Building and the Kingston Pike Building. She began working for UT in 2013. “I love working for UT because everyone is so nice, and they have been since the day I started,” she said. Her day

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Public Speaking Center Held Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony Last Week

The new Public Speaking Center in Room 260 of the College of Communication and Information held its ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday, November 2. Funding to create the Public Speaking Center was provided in part by a gift from football great Peyton Manning, who graduated with his bachelor’s degree in communication studies in 1997 and received

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Veteran Resource Center to Host Veterans Appreciation Luncheon

UT’s Veteran Resource Center will celebrate the campus’s veterans and active duty service members by hosting a Veterans Day luncheon and launching a new monthly electronic newsletter. Students, faculty, and staff who are veterans or active military will receive invitations by email to the November 11 luncheon and should RSVP.

NASA Astrophysics Director to Talk about Team Building

Former NASA astrophysics director and UT alumnus Frank Martin will deliver a keynote address about team building at the UT Teaching and Learning Innovation Symposium on Wednesday, November 2. The symposium and Martin’s visit are sponsored by the Tennessee Teaching and Learning Center, Experience Learning, and UT Libraries. Martin’s talk, “Team Building and the NASA

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UT Welcomes Fans, SEC Nation to Alabama Game Saturday

Pride of the Southland Band on the field in Neyland Stadium at UT Homecoming 2015. Photo by Caroline Knight.

UT welcomes fans to campus Saturday for the football game against the top-ranked University of Alabama. Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. EDT for the Volunteers’ game against the Crimson Tide. Gates open at 1:30 p.m. CBS will televise the game. The SEC Network’s SEC Nation program will broadcast live from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Ayres Hall.

Open Enrollment Period Under Way until October 14

Open enrollment for benefits began Monday and will remain open through Friday, October 14. During this period, UT faculty and staff have the opportunity to sign up for or make changes to their health, dental, vision, basic and term life, long-term care, and optional special accident insurance and their flexible spending accounts. Decisions made during this

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New Key Request System Coming to Campus

Changes are coming to the process for requesting a key or swipe card access on campus. Ensuring the safety of our community and campus is always of the utmost importance, and these access changes will increase the security and control over who can access campus buildings and departmental spaces. In addition to increased security, this

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McClung Museum to Host Free Spanish-Language Tours September 25 and October 2

The McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture hosting free Spanish-language tours in honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month. The tours will be held at 2:00 p.m. September 25 and October 2, and will feature the museum’s special exhibition Knoxville Unearthed: Archaeology in the Heart of the Valley.