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Office Story: Sue Hamilton’s Office Shows How Her Garden Grows

Who: Sue Hamilton is director of the UT Gardens. She’s also a professor in the Department of Plant Sciences and teaches three courses: Management and Operations of Public Gardens, Botanical Garden Practicum, and Plant and Garden Photography. The last is a very popular course, she said, because people who go into public garden management tend

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Faculty and Staff Present, Receive Award at Engagement Scholarship Conference

UT attendees (from left) Lisa Davenport, Lola Alapo, Elizabeth Burman, Bob Kronick, and Jenny Retherford.

Five faculty and staff members shared the impact of UT’s work on various communities during a national conference in Omaha, Nebraska, earlier this month. The university also received a national award that recognized a project designed to improve the wellness and disaster readiness of an Appalachian community in Clay County, Kentucky.

Office of the Provost to Host Mic/Nite October 26

Twice a year, the Office of the Provost will host Mic/Nite, a “Pecha-Kucha Powered” social gathering in order to enhance the intellectual, interdisciplinary, and cultural life of the faculty and staff at UT Knoxville. This year, Mic/Nite will be at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 26. RSVPs are encouraged.

New UTIA Center to Provide Weed Diagnostic Tests

Whether you’re a professional or amateur gardener, nothing can ruin your day like a weed. Worse yet, no matter how you try to control this pesky green invader, it just keeps coming back for more. The University of Tennessee Weed Diagnostics Center is here to help identify weeds and screen them for herbicide resistance. This

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Tuesday is Deadline to Register to Vote; Baker Center to Host Early Voting October 31 – November 4

Tomorrow is the deadline to register to vote in the general election. For more information about registering to vote, visit Early voting begins October 19 and continues through November 3. The general election is set for November 8. The Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy will host early voting for all Knox County registered

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Homecoming 2016 Judges Needed


Homecoming 2016 is just around the corner, and All Campus Events and the Student Homecoming Committee need your assistance.

Workshops on Making Your Course Materials Accessible

In June, the Office of Information Technology (OIT) and the Office of Disability Services (ODS) offered a Summer Accessibility Workshop program that helped about 40 instructors learn to make their class materials more accessible to all students. This fall, you can experience the same workshops on Thursdays from 1-3 p.m. now through November 10. You

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Enroll or Re-Enroll in the Flexible Benefits Plan

October 31 is the deadline to enroll in the flexible benefits plan for 2017. Open enrollment began October 3. This program requires employees to sign up for the benefit each year, regardless of whether they are currently enrolled. The process is separate from the open enrollment for medical, dental, and vision insurance. Flexible benefits allow employees

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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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