Staff Stuff News

Roberta Martin, Vols Basketball Wives to Host ‘Basketball 101′ Event Oct. 28

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 Signs Power Down Pledge

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.

It’s Open Enrollment Season for UT Health, Dental and Flexible Benefits

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.

Annual UT Flu Clinic Today

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.

Development and Alumni Vice Chancellor Search Under Way

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.

Funding Proposal Deadline Extended

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 Autumn in Knoxville Fall Festival is Today

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.

Be Prepared: Take UT’s New Emergency Management Online Training

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.