Now that the fall semester has ended, the campus has a tremendous opportunity to reduce energy consumption and utility costs. Facilities Services has set back or turned off heating and cooling systems in campus spaces that do not house research laboratories, animal care facilities, server rooms, or other temperature-sensitive operations.
Mary Anne Hoskins from the College of Arts and Sciences and Alisa Meador from the Programs Abroad Office offer green tips to the help you save time, money, and energy during the holiday season. Scaling back on your holiday shopping and having your Christmas tree mulched are two ways you can lessen your holiday’s impact on the environment.
In the past two weeks the Switch Your Thinking Power Down Pledge Tree has been making the rounds to various buildings on the UT Knoxville campus. The tree is an effort by the UT Office of Sustainability to encourage the campus community to save energy.
A section of traffic lanes on the eastbound side of Neyland Drive near the University of Tennessee will be shifted away from the Tennessee River beginning Wednesday, December 14.
The Office of Information Technology will be making infrastructure improvements during the first few days of the official UT Winter Holiday closing. Beginning at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, December 26 and continuing until early Wednesday, December 28, several core services used by faculty and staff will be impacted by the outage.
Today is the final Faculty Pub for the fall semester. As always, pub hours in the Bridgeview Grill are from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., and faculty and administrators can park in the C-15 staff parking lot across Neyland Drive.
The UT Knoxville Office of Research wants to know how faculty and staff receive news about scholarly research and sponsored programs. A brief survey has been posted to collect responses on Office of Research communications tools and other sources of scholarly/research information that are important to faculty and research-related staff.
Nominees and applications are being accepted until December 5 for the third class of the UT Knoxville Women’s Leadership Program. Designed to encourage a stronger pipeline of women faculty and staff members into campus leadership positions, the Women’s Leadership Program is a one-year commitment that combines intensive leadership training with monthly sessions that include readings, speakers, and discussions.
Thank you and congratulations! UT Knoxville has exceeded its 2011-12 Campus Chest goal. The Knoxville-area campaign has raised $617,165, which is 104.6 percent of the $590,000 goal. The UT Campus Chest campaign has met or exceeded its goal for twenty years.
UT’s Parking and Transit Services unit is conducting a campus transit study to provide a comprehensive evaluation of the current campus transit system, The T, and recommendations to enhance the system in a cost-effective manner. The campus is encouraged to stop by a transit study outreach event from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Monday, November 21, on the first floor of the University Center near the Bookstore.