Most people think they know what to do in a fire, but they have not considered the impact that stress and disorientation of being engulfed in smoke has on brain function. Fire drills are essential to establishing muscle memory and improving reaction time. Repetition helps your brain access information under stress. Learn more about how to respond in a fire on the Safety website.
UT Gardens is holding its fall plant sale from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m Saturday, September 26. A preview sale will be held 4:00-7:00 p.m. Friday, September 25, for all UT Gardens volunteers and members and UT employees. Members will receive a 10 percent discount on all purchases. If you are not a member yet, you will also be able to sign up for a membership at the preview sale and receive the member discount on plants.
An online safety course is available on Online@UT from the Office of Emergency Management. Learn what to do to be prepared for when disaster strikes.
UT is committed to assisting all members of the campus community in providing for their own safety and security. As required by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policies and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available on the university’s Clery web page.
The Department of Environmental Health and Safety is offering five CPR/AED Classes during September and October. Cost is $25 per person. Classes will be held on September 22 and 30, and October 7 and 9.
Looking for way to boost your recycling game? Facilities Services is hosting a workshop, “Facilities Fundamentals: Everyday Recycling and Zero Waste Practices,” from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday, September 28, at the International House Great Room.
The 2015-16 Campus Chest campaign officially kicks off today and will extend through October 30. This year’s goal is $610,000.
The Volunteer statue in Torchbearer Plaza has witnessed many milestones since his 1968 debut on campus including marriage proposals, the Vol Walk, and plenty of graduation day photos. The recent renovation of the plaza has provided a unique opportunity for alumni staff to return a piece of UT history to hundreds of Volunteers.
The Milestone Review Committee has been working on an update of our strategic plan, which will be called Vol Vision 2020, and is now hosting forums during which the campus community can share ideas about the challenges and opportunities which lie ahead.
The Ewing Gallery of Art and Architecture is displaying an exhibition of items from its permanent collection in the Art and Architecture Building through September 25. Something Old, Something New allows the campus community to see some of the treasurers held in the gallery’s rarely seen permanent collection.