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.
Is it okay to use your cell phone during a campus emergency? Should you put a fire out with an extinguisher or just pull the alarm? When should you evacuate your building? When is “sheltering in place” the safest option? UT’s new emergency management training will answer these and many other important questions you may have about how to react in certain serious situations and full-scale emergencies.
The annual Autumn in Knoxville Fall Festival is just one week away. Each year, thousands of Knoxville-area faculty and staff attend this employee appreciation event for, food, and giveaways. This year’s event will focus on little-known perks and benefits available to UT employees. The fun kicks off at 11:30 a.m., Friday, September 30, at the TRECS complex. The event ends at 3:00 p.m.
Public forums for candidates for UT Knoxville’s vice chancellor for research position will continue next week. Michael Pazzani, vice president for research and graduate professional education at Rutgers University, will speak from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 28, at the Baker Center Toyota Auditorium. Pazzani has taught computer science at Rutgers since 2005.
Fisher Scientific will hold two vendor fairs for the UT community next week. The first will be from 10:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 28, at the Hollingsworth Auditorium on the agriculture campus. The second will be from 10:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 29, at the Carolyn P. Brown Memorial University Center ballroom.
Honors and awards for UT Knoxville faculty and graduate students.
Two candidates for UT Knoxville’s vice chancellor for research position will participate in public forums beginning this week. David Norton, associate dean for research and graduate programs for the College of Engineering at the University of Florida, will speak to the campus community on Monday, September 19, in the Baker Center Auditorium. Robert Scott, associate vice president for research at the University of Georgia, will speak to the campus community on Thursday, September 22, also in the Baker Center Toyota Auditorium.
September is National Preparedness Month, and federal, state, and university officials are highlighting the importance of being prepared to handle a disaster. A new customized training program for the UT Knoxville campus is now available to inform faculty, staff, and students about responding to an emergency.
Each year the Autumn in Knoxville fall festival provides our Knoxville-area faculty and staff with the opportunity to kick back and enjoy a day of fun and camaraderie with co-workers. Vice Chancellor and Chief Human Resources Officer Linda Hendricks invites Knoxville-area faculty and staff to the 34th year of this UT tradition on Friday, September 30.
First-year students and faculty members agree: FYS 129 seminars are a change from ordinary. Students enjoy small-group learning while transitioning to college. Professors enjoy engaging with students on topics of mutual interest while receiving $1,500 for research support. The deadline for seminar submissions is October 14.