UT’s Veterans Resource Team will distribute 1,500 Buddy Poppies for faculty, staff, and students to wear the week of Memorial Day, May 25–29. Last year, the group gave out 1,000 poppies with more than 500 additional requests.
UT Admissions Director Kari Alldredge has been appointed to serve as interim associate vice provost for enrollment management. Allredge will begin her appointment on June 1 upon the retirement of Richard Bayer, assistant provost and director of enrollment services.
A national search is underway for the associate vice chancellor of Human Resources for the Knoxville campus.
Work will begin in May, after spring commencement, on a renovation of Torchbearer Plaza and Circle Park.
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.
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.
Then a visiting assistant professor at Virginia Tech, Ashley Maynor, filmmaker and UT digital librarian, was on campus in Blacksburg when the flood of condolence cards, teddy bears, and other things began pouring into the area.
The Leadership Program provides participants an opportunity to learn about best practices in leadership while enhancing their understanding of the mission and function of various units on campus.
On Wednesday, Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek celebrated faculty, staff, and students for their accomplishments throughout the past academic year.
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