The best stories have the power to stay in our thoughts long after we’re done reading. And some stories have the power to keep us up at night, sleeping with the lights on, and checking under the bed. For those readers who love a thrilling fright, Humanities Services Librarian Chris Caldwell shares his favorite spooky stories just in time for Halloween.
Eleven faculty members will present their research on subjects ranging from killer tornadoes in Tennessee to the supernatural power of dogs at this fall’s Mic/Nite on October 28 at the Relix Variety Theatre, 1208 North Central Avenue. The event will begin with a 5:30 p.m. social hour, including pizza and a cash bar. Presentations will begin at 6:30 p.m.
Last year, nearly 1,600 donors contributed more than $765,000 to the Big Orange Give, UT’s five-day social-media-based giving campaign. This year’s Big Orange Give will run October 19–23 with a goal of $1 million.
The units previously within New Student and Family Programs are now three individual departments: the Office of Family Engagement, the Office of Off-Campus and Commuter Services, and the Office of Orientation and Transition.
Fleet Management has been initiating new practices and products to increase effectiveness and benefit departments using their services.
The UT Board of Trustees approved resolutions on Friday to honor two longtime employees who are retiring this year after more than forty years of service.
Children are invited to wear their costumes to the UT Gardens’ fifth annual Trick or Trees on Saturday, October 24, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., to enjoy food-free trick or treating. The event is designed to allow those with food allergies or other health concerns to participate in safe, seasonal, food-free activities.
Sam Adams, an arborist with Facilities Services, was recently profiled by Environmental Monitor, for his work to save ash trees on campus from the emerald ash borer. Adams has made it his mission to understand the pests and use the best tools available to beat them back.
Join the Office of Environmental Health and Safety in safeguarding your home during 2015’s Fire Prevention Week, sponsored by the National Fire Protection Association, underway through Saturday, October 10.
The university has launched a new website to improve accessibility of campus information, instructional materials, and technology.