Thanks and congratulations to the many students, faculty, and staff who helped the 2014–15 Campus Chest campaign exceed its goal. The Knoxville-area campaign raised $624,918, which is 101 percent of its goal of $620,000.
On Monday, UT launched the second annual Big Orange Family Campaign. This year’s theme is “I Believe,” and the goal is to increase participation among faculty and staff members to 55 percent. Gifts can be made through payroll deduction, or as a one-time gift online. Contributors can choose to designate their gift to any college, department, program, scholarship, or pre-established gift fund.
Many Facilities Services teams routinely go beyond the call of duty in performing their jobs. To honor these employees, the department recently instituted its Exceptional Team Award.
HealthBeat 2015 will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 7, in the Carolyn P. Brown Memorial University Center Ballroom.
All instructional faculty, both tenured and non-tenured, have received or will soon be receiving the COACHE workplace satisfaction survey.
The university’s Applied Physiology Lab is looking for research participants for a study on the effects of television watching during exercise.
It is time to update chemical inventories on campus. If you use or store hazardous materials and have never submitted an inventory, visit the Office of Environmental Health and Safety website for more information and guidance. If you have submitted an inventory in the past, please watch your e-mail for instructions for reporting your 2015 inventory.
All tenured and nontenured instructional faculty will receive the COACHE workplace satisfaction survey to complete next week. Administered every three years, the survey is part of the university’s participation in the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education (COACHE) at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Faculty will receive the survey via an email from COACHE.
Mary Lucal has been named interim assistant vice chancellor for human resources effective February 1. In her interim role, Lucal will provide leadership for the Knoxville campus HR team and continue the work of the HR Work Group. Assistant Vice Chancellor Dan Berryman recently announced his resignation effective January 30 to assume the role of vice chancellor of human resources for the Pima Community College District in Tucson, Arizona. A national search for a permanent replacement will begin in March.
The department that most faculty and staff know as Transportation Services has officially changed its name to Fleet Management effective January 1, 2015.