In an e-mail message to the university community Wednesday, President Joe DiPietro reiterated that the university retains the option to opt out of the proposal to outsource facilities management of state buildings after state costs are validated.
Facilities Services News
For the eleventh consecutive year, UT is competing in the nationwide RecycleMania Tournament. Approximately 400 schools compete each spring to see who can produce the least amount of waste as well as recycle and compost the most.
Approximately 1,000 trees were planted on campus Friday in an effort to rehabilitate the Second Creek corridor. Facilities Services worked with more than seventy volunteers to plant the saplings along the creek’s bank. The event marked Tennessee Arbor Day, held on the first Friday of March.
UT’s campus will be a little greener on Friday, March 4, with the planting of 850 trees in honor of Tennessee Arbor Day.
Are surplus equipment, used furniture, trash, and recyclables stacking up around your office? The annual Spring Cleanup kicks off Monday, March 28, giving campus departments a chance to tidy up.
The 2016 spring cleaning effort kicks off on March 28 with the goal of decluttering and improving the look of academic buildings.
There have been several instances of sick raccoons spotted around the agriculture campus in the past five days, according to certified wildlife biologists in UT’s Department of Forestry, Wildlife, and Fisheries. S
Learn about methods to prevent pests such as mosquitos, spiders, ants, and bed bugs during, “Facilities Fundamentals: Mosquito and Pest Control,” a campus workshop hosted by Facilities Services.
Zachary Lee Woodall, a staff member in Facilities Services and a UT graduate, died Thursday, February 4.
The Claxton Rain Garden, a 3,500-square-foot space filled with more than 2,000 plants behind the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences, captures and filters polluted stormwater while enhancing the campus landscape. The rain garden was one of several campus projects planned and executed last year through the Green Infrastructure Project.