Service News

This Year’s UT Recycling Focus: Paper


UT Recycling’s first large-scale project of the 2014–15 school year is a plan to improve paper recycling efforts on campus. Last year, UT sent 6,309 tons of material to the landfill at a significant cost to the university. That was, however, the least amount of trash sent to the landfill by the university in at least the past fifteen years.

State Agencies Make Significant Donation to Institute for Public Service

The UT Institute for Public Service is the recipient of a $100,000 endowment from the Tennessee Municipal Bond Fund and the Tennessee County Services Loan Program. The endowment is earmarked for the internship programs at the Municipal Technical Advisory Service and the County Technical Assistance Service.

Professor Awarded Highly Competitive Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Fellowship

Tami Wyatt

Tami Wyatt, associate professor and director of graduate studies in the College of Nursing, has been named one of twenty Robert Wood Johnson Foundation executive nurse fellows for 2014. Wyatt joins a select group of nurses from across the country chosen to participate in the program, which is enhancing the effectiveness of nurse leaders working to improve the United States health care system.

In the News: Freedom Cyclers bring attention to human trafficking

A group of seniors have been biking cross-country to raise awareness about human trafficking and money to fight modern-day slavery. They arrive in Knoxville last week. Their efforts have been featured by local and national media including: Daily Reporter (Indiana) Knoxville News Sentinel Kusi News (San Diego) Montrose (Colorado) Daily Press Navajo (Arizona) Times Northwest

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Students, Faculty to Continue Design-Build Projects in Haiti During May Trip

Students and faculty from the College of Architecture and Design head to Haiti next week to continue work on design-build projects, including a guidebook that will address the urgent need for adequate building standards in the country. The book, LIFEHouse, will emphasize the lesser-known relationship between housing design and disease prevention. The UT Haiti Project team will be in the country May 29 to June 1.

UT Institute for Public Service Assistant Vice President Named to National Board


Steve Thompson, assistant vice president with the UT Institute for Public Service, was recently elected vice president and president-elect of the Southern Consortium of University Public Service Organizations. Thompson was elected to the board position at the association’s annual conference at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill.

College of Social Work Graduates First Class of Online Doctoral Program


Lisa Harmon aims to reduce the stigma many military service members associate with seeking help for psychological and mental health needs. A licensed clinical social worker at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida, Harmon also is a member of the inaugural graduating class of UT’s online Doctor of Social Work degree program.