Thanks to all faculty and staff who attended the Chancellor’s Spring Thank You picnic Tuesday. More than 1,300 employees enjoyed a casual lunch at the zero-waste picnic held at Thompson-Boling Arena.
A severe vulnerability has been discovered in Microsoft’s web browser, Internet Explorer. The Office of Information Technology is recommending that UT students, faculty, and staff stop using Internet Explorer and switch to an alternate web browser such as Firefox, Chrome, or Safari.
Andy Powers has been named UT Facilities Services’ new director of design services. A 1982 UT graduate, Powers has worked for a number of local Knoxville design firms, and much of his career as an architect has been focused on UT projects.
ARAMARK will be issuing UT Reward cards for faculty and staff from 10:00 a.m. to noon today at Mabel’s on the Agriculture Campus. The cards give faculty and staff a 15 percent discount on regularly priced food and drink in most ARAMARK-run dining establishments on campus.
Construction Services Director Tim Tomlinson has been honored with the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Patriot Award. Tomlinson was nominated for the award by Sergeant Willard Pippin of the Facilities Services Electric Shop.
Facilities Services has named Gary Robertson its first Employee of the Month Award recipient. All students, staff, and faculty are encouraged to take part and nominate a hardworking and dedicated member of the Facilities Services team for the Employee of the Month Award.
Brrr—it’s cold out there. Take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with the university’s inclement weather policy. Remember that UT will remain open except in the most severe weather conditions, and please note the ways that we will notify you in the event of a closure or delay in our normal operating schedule.
This month the Building Services division of UT’s Facilities Services will transfer six more buildings to in-house custodial services, completing its transition of the main campus.
Two UT employees have made the Greater Knoxville Business Journal’s “Forty under Forty” list of young community leaders. They are Ashley Blamey, director of the Safety, Environment and Education Center, and Karla McKanders, associate professor of law.
A new way to clean campus buildings is boosting efficiency as UT switches more office space to its in-house cleaning service. The Total Cleaning initiative emphasizes nightly cleaning of public areas such as classrooms, lobbies, and bathrooms to give campus buildings an overall improved appearance. “With our goal to become a Top 25 university, we need to improve the curb appeal of our facilities,” said Gordon Nelson, assistant director in Building Services.