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Take Advantage of Free, Confidential Counseling Services

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Whether you may be experiencing divorce, loss of a loved one, financial crisis, or other personal issues, the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is available to you. The program provides free, confidential counseling to help employees and family members in times of need. All regular UT employees working 75 percent time or more and their spouses and dependent children are eligible to take advantage of services.

Sexual Assault and Misconduct Task Force Members and Meeting Announced

The university-wide Sexual Assault and Misconduct Task Force has been appointed and will begin a series of meetings to examine the critical issues involved in creating a responsive and comprehensive sexual assault and misconduct policy. The task force members encourage everyone with an interest in this issue to attend their meetings and provide feedback about the university’s Interim Policy on Sexual Misconduct and Relationship Violence.

Wills Clinic Available to Faculty and Staff

The Homer A. Jones Jr. Wills Clinic in the College of Law provides estate planning services to East Tennesseans of modest means, including UT nonexempt staff. Under supervision, students prepare wills, powers of attorney, living wills, and other estate planning documents free of charge for clients who meet certain financial and other guidelines.

What to Read? Life of the Mind Program Seeking Book Suggestions

The Life of the Mind Program is seeking suggestions for its 2015–16 common reading selection for first-year students. A Ready for the World initiative, Life of the Mind is a component of First-Year Studies 100, a required online course that helps first-year students develop the right mindset for the college experience. As part of the course, students read the Life of the Mind book, submit a creative response, participate in a small-group discussion session, and attend a lecture by the book’s author.

UT Continuously Working to Improve Student Communications; Launches Redesigned E-Newsletter

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Do you subscribe to Vol Update, the campus student e-newsletter? Wondering why you should? Vol Update is an e-newsletter that helps students stay connected through features on news, deadlines, reminders, job and internship opportunities, student honors and achievements, event reminders, and more. All current undergraduate and graduate students receive Vol Update on Mondays and Thursdays during the fall and spring semesters.

Webinar Scheduled for New Interim Sexual Misconduct Policy

The Office of Equity and Diversity and the Office of the General Counsel are hosting a webinar, “The University’s Interim Policy on Sexual Misconduct and Relationship Violence: What Employees Need to Know,” from noon to 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 4. The webinar will highlight key aspects of the new policy.

Facilities Services and Police Ask for Employee Help with Keeping Campus Beautiful

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In an effort to maintain the quality and beauty of our campus, UT Facilities Services and UT Police are asking for your help with wiping out graffiti. During the past few weeks, Facilities Services crews and UTPD have reported a disturbing increase in the number of “tags,” which are not only an eyesore on campus and costly to remove, but they can also cause permanent damage to UT buildings.