Facilities Services News

Facilities Services Hosts Plumbing Workshop


Want to learn how to tackle plumbing projects and repairs at home? Facilities Services will host a campus workshop, “Facilities Fundamentals: DIY Plumbing Essentials,” from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, November 19, in the International House Great Room.

Facilities Services Honors McCarter, Waggoner

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UT Facilities Services has announced the winners of the 2015 Chuck Thompson Outstanding Employee Awards. The recipients of the seventeenth annual awards are IT Technologist Jim McCarter and Zone Maintenance Foreman Johnny Waggoner.

Facilities Services Pink Day Raises Awareness, Donations

Facilities Services employees Jeaneen Smith and Veronica Huff show their support during Facilities Services Pink Day.

UT’s Facilities Services Department recently held its second annual Pink Day to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The department held a bake sale to raise money for the Susan G. Komen Knoxville foundation.

Sam Adams Profiled for Work to Save Ash Trees


Sam Adams, an arborist with Facilities Services, was recently profiled by Environmental Monitor, for his work to save ash trees on campus from the emerald ash borer. Adams has made it his mission to understand the pests and use the best tools available to beat them back.

Facilities Workshop Focuses on Zero Waste Lifestyle


Looking for way to boost your recycling game? Facilities Services is hosting a workshop, “Facilities Fundamentals: Everyday Recycling and Zero Waste Practices,” from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday, September 28, at the International House Great Room.

Arborist Works to Preserve Ash Trees on Campus


Landscape Services arborist Sam Adams has been working diligently to save campus trees from an invasive insect. The emerald ash borer, an exotic beetle that can kill an ash tree in as little as three years, was first documented in East Tennessee in 2010 and has affected all ash trees on campus.

Facilities Services Releases Summer and Fall Projects Catalog

Have you ever wondered what types of projects UT Facilities Services manages? Now it’s easier than ever to find out. The department’s recently created 2015 Summer and Fall Projects Catalog details the major tasks completed during summer break and the projects that are slated for this fall.

New Signage and Wayfinding Debut on the Knoxville Campus


Facilities Services workers are installing new building signage as part of a comprehensive effort to make it easier for people to navigate the Knoxville campus. The year-long project involves installing a wayfinding system that aligns with UT Knoxville’s brand standards.