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Campus Makes Strides Toward Climate Action Plan Goal, Completes Chancellor’s Challenge

In February 2011, Chancellor Cheek challenged the campus community to work together to reduce our energy consumption. The Chancellor’s Challenge is now over, and the results are in. The campus has reduced electricity use by one-kilowatt hour per square foot over this past year. We have also saved more than $900,000 in electricity costs.

College of Business Dean Search Extended

The search to select the next dean of the College of Business Administration has been extended. Provost Susan Martin decided to extend the process after meeting with the search committee and considering input from many different sources. Dean Jan Williams has agreed to continue serving until the post is filled permanently.

Changes to The T System

Due to the closure of a section of Andy Holt Avenue near the University Center, changes will be made to The T Transit System, effective Sunday, March 25, 2012.

KAT Routes for Visitors to the University Center

Campus visitors, especially those going to the University Center, will be directed to park at Volunteer Hall on White Avenue. The T: North-South and The T: Late Nite buses run along White Avenue with a stop located across from the Volunteer Hall garage entrance. Visitors can catch those routes to reach the University Center.

Additional Commuter Student Parking Added

Traffic Cones

More parking has been added for commuter students, effective Monday, March 26. The Convention Center surface parking lot (also called the Poplar Lot), located on Poplar Street and Henley Street across the railroad tracks just east of the Hill, will accommodate UT commuter students from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday to Friday during the academic year.

Spring Break Travel Health and Safety Tips

UT’s spring break is set for March 19-23. Will you be traveling during this time? Please keep in mind some important information to help you return to campus safely, recharged and ready for the rest of the semester.

Donated Books Arrive Today at L&N STEM Academy

The university has collected hundreds of books to help Knox County’s newest high school, the L&N STEM Academy, fill its library shelves. Today a truck will load up donated books and deliver them to the STEM Academy, a magnet high school focused on science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Some Answers to Your ‘Big Orange. Big Ideas.’ Questions

UT’s “Big Orange. Big Ideas.” branding campaign rolled out to the campus yesterday. This tagline is the framework for marketing the university and reminding people of UT’s impact on the state and the nation. Here, Tennessee Today answers some of the questions you may have about the effort.

UT Professors’ Preservation of Historic Knox Homes Featured in National Magazine

The work of UT architecture professors Tricia Stuth and Ted Shelton is featured in the March edition of Dwell Magazine, a national publication for architecture and design, which hit newsstands Wednesday. The faculty members’ project, The Ghost Houses, is a preservation and reconceptualization of three homes in historic North Knoxville.