Staff Stuff News

Facilities Workshop Focuses on Zero Waste Lifestyle


Looking for way to boost your recycling game? Facilities Services is hosting a workshop, “Facilities Fundamentals: Everyday Recycling and Zero Waste Practices,” from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday, September 28, at the International House Great Room.

Torchbearer Plaza Bricks Find Their Way Back to Circle Park

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The Volunteer statue in Torchbearer Plaza has witnessed many milestones since his 1968 debut on campus including marriage proposals, the Vol Walk, and plenty of graduation day photos. The recent renovation of the plaza has provided a unique opportunity for alumni staff to return a piece of UT history to hundreds of Volunteers.

Vol Vision 2020 Forums to be Held

The Milestone Review Committee has been working on an update of our strategic plan, which will be called Vol Vision 2020, and is now hosting forums during which the campus community can share ideas about the challenges and opportunities which lie ahead.

Ewing Gallery Permanent Collection Exhibit Ends September 25


The Ewing Gallery of Art and Architecture is displaying an exhibition of items from its permanent collection in the Art and Architecture Building through September 25. Something Old, Something New allows the campus community to see some of the treasurers held in the gallery’s rarely seen permanent collection.

Vols to Open the Home Season September 12

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UT welcomes fans to campus Saturday, September 12, for the first home football game of the 2015 season. Kickoff is set for 6:00 p.m. EDT for the Volunteers’ game against the University of Oklahoma Sooners. Gates open at 4:00 p.m. ESPN will televise the game, which is sold out.

National Emergency Preparedness Month Begins With Severe Weather Tips


Everyone on campus plays a critical part in emergency preparation and response. In its role of coordinating the campus community, the Office of Emergency Management will be sharing information throughout September, National Emergency Preparedness Month, to prepare the campus to best handle dangerous situations. Severe weather is a common occurrence in East Tennessee. It’s easy to forget how dangerous lightning, damaging winds, floods, and hail can be. Do you know how to protect yourself? Learn more at the campus Safety website.