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Full-Scale Disaster Drill Gives Responders, Nursing Students Realistic Practice

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On Friday, first responders from eleven agencies participated in a disaster drill and more than 100 nursing students—the entire junior class—portrayed victims, complete with theatrical makeup that gave them realistic-looking gashes and bruises. The catastrophe played itself out in the morning, then gave way to an afternoon exercise where campus officials talked about repairs, closures, press briefings, and the process of getting back to normal.

Picnic on the Plaza Celebrates Faculty, Staff, Retirees

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Knoxville-area faculty, staff, and retirees are invited to Picnic on the Plaza, to be held from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Friday, May 1, at the Humanities Amphitheater. Hosted by Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek with support from the Institute of Agriculture, the Institute for Public Service, and President Joe DiPietro, the Picnic on the Plaza is a special event to celebrate UT’s faculty and staff and thank them for their service and excellence.

Spring Tune Up, Tone Up: Faculty, Staff Members Share their Fitness Stories

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Spring has sprung—but, for some, New Year’s fitness resolutions already may be a distant memory. Whether you are struggling to keep a promise you made to yourself at the beginning of the year or racing to trim down before summer arrives, fitness routines are difficult to begin and even more difficult to maintain throughout the

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Knoxville Campus Employee Survey Results Show Broad Improvements

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Employees of the Knoxville campus have improved their overall views about UT’s compensation and benefits, the competency of supervisors, and confidence in senior leadership. These are just some of the broad improvements in the 2014 Employee Engagement Survey results for the Knoxville campus.