The University of Tennessee’s 2011-2012 Campus Chest campaign is now at 68 percent of its goal. This year’s goal for the Knoxville-area is $590,000. We have raised $404,199 to date. The campaign is now entering its last official week. The Campus Chest campaign has met or exceeded its goal consistently for the last 20 years.
Roberta Martin, wife of Tennessee basketball head coach Cuonzo Martin, and the rest of the UT basketball staff wives are hosting a “Basketball 101″ event for women Friday, October 28, at Thompson-Boling Arena. A special offer is being extended to UT women faculty and staff at a cost of $50 to attend this event. The deadline to register is Tuesday, October 25, and space is limited.
Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek has signed the Power Down Pledge, have you? By inking his thumbprint on the pledge poster, the chancellor pledged to reduce his on-campus energy use. The Power Down Pledge is an initiative of Make Orange Green and the Chancellor’s Energy Challenge, an aggressive energy-reduction program aimed at reducing UT’s energy consumption by 10 percent.
By now you should have received all the information you need to make decisions for you and your family about UT’s health, dental, and flexible benefit plans for next year. The annual enrollment transfer period for UT’s health insurance program is October 1 through November 1. Open enrollment for UT’s Flexible Benefits Plan is open until November 30.
UT Knoxville will offer its annual flu shot clinic to students, faculty, and staff from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 19, in the Carolyn P. Brown Memorial University Center ballroom. The flu shots will be available to all UT students, faculty, staff, and immediate family members over four years old. Shots will cost $25, payable by cash, personal check, or major credit card.
An internal search has begun to fill the vice chancellor for development and alumni affairs position for the Knoxville campus. Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek announced last month that Linda Davidson, who currently serves as vice chancellor, will be joining the UT system staff. Applications are being accepted through October 19.
Honors and awards for UT Knoxville faculty and graduate students.
The deadline for proposals to the Equipment and Infrastructure Fund administered by the UT Office of Research has been extended two weeks until noon on Friday, October 28. The fund, totaling approximately $300,000 annually, supports research-related equipment purchases, upgrades, and repairs.
The fun kicks off at 11:30 a.m. today for the thirty-fourth annual Autumn in Knoxville Fall Festival at the TRECS complex. Each year, thousands of Knoxville-area faculty and staff attend this employee appreciation event for fun, food, and giveaways.
Faculty and staff can and should take advantage of the new water bottle refill stations that have been installed all over campus. New BPA-free “Switch Your Thinking” bottles will be available for faculty and staff at UT’s Fall Festival on Friday.