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Register Now for the 2011 Office Professionals Super Seminar

The 2011 Office Professionals Super Seminar is scheduled for Thursday, October 20. This all-day conference features discussions and presentations aimed at helping UT employees succeed in today’s fast-paced administrative world. Hosted by Employee and Organizational Development, the seminar provides networking opportunities and the chance to evaluate personal and career goals.

Seventh Annual East Tennessee CyberSecurity Summit Coming to Knoxville

The East Tennessee CyberSecurity Summit Committee will host the Seventh Annual East Tennessee CyberSecurity Summit on October 12 and 13 at the Hilton Hotel in downtown Knoxville. The conference is co-hosted by the University of Tennessee, the FBI, Fountainhead College, the Tennessee Valley Authority, TVA’s Office of the Inspector General, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory. This year’s conference will focus on “From the Board Room to the Court Room.”

Workshop on Engaging the Army Research Office for Funding

The Office of Research is sponsoring a two-part workshop on how to seek funding from the Army Research Office. ARO serves as the Army’s premier extramural basic research agency and sponsors research primarily at academic institutions in following areas: electrical, environmental, materials, and mechanical engineering; computer and network sciences and mathematics; chemistry, physics, life sciences, and social/behavioral sciences. Part I of the workshop will be held Friday, September 2.

ARAMARK Announces New Campus Dining Options

ARAMARK, the food service supplier for UT Knoxville, has announced the opening of two new dining options for the campus community. “Field of Greens,” a restaurant concept that specializes in fresh, made-to-order salads and wraps, a soup of the day, and desserts, is located in the Hermitage Room on the third floor of the University Center. “The Wokery,” which features made-to-order stir fry menu items, is now open in the Arena Café on the street level of Thompson-Boling Arena.

Associate Dean of Libraries Linda Phillips to Retire

Linda Phillips, a long-time professor and associate dean of libraries, has announced her retirement effective August 31. She served as interim dean last academic year during the search for the libraries’ new chief. The campus is invited to a reception in her honor on Tuesday, September 6, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Black Cultural Center.

State Health Insurance Transfer Appeal Deadline Set for August 31

To remain in the Partnership Promise PPO for calendar year 2012, the State of Tennessee required enrolled employees and spouses to have a health screening and complete a health questionnaire and submit the results to APS Healthcare by June 30. APS Healthcare sent out notifications to employees with an incomplete status in mid-August. If you believe you met the requirements and still received the letter, you may submit an appeal to APS. The deadline for appeals is Wednesday, August 31.

UT Faculty and Staff Offer: Six Clarence Brown Theatre Shows for $70

UT faculty and staff can save even more off the already discounted individual ticket prices by purchasing a Clarence Brown Theatre six-show package for only $70. The Clarence Brown Theatre currently offers half price single tickets to UT faculty and staff. The six-show package discounts those prices even more. This package normally sells for $135 to the general public.

David Irvin Named Associate Vice Chancellor for Facilities Services

David Irvin has been named associate vice chancellor for facilities services for the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He will begin on October 3. Irvin has more than thirty years of experience in university facilities and maintenance, and is currently associate vice president for plant operations at the University of Houston and the associate vice chancellor for plant operations for the university system.

Celebration of Roger Stephens’s Life

A celebration of the life of Roger Stephens, director of the University of Tennessee School of Music, will be held Tuesday, September 6. Faculty, staff, students, and community members are invited to the tribute, which will include remembrances and musical reflections.

Share Your 9/11 Story

Next month will mark the tenth anniversary of the September 11, 2011, terrorist attacks. The UT Media Relations office is looking for UT faculty, staff, students, and alumni who were in New York or Washington, D.C., and witnessed the attacks or who played a role in the rescue or cleanup operations. We’re also looking for people who have seen their work, research, or lives greatly impacted by 9/11.