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UT Police Department Offers Tips for Staying Safe During Finals

UT Knoxville is approaching the end of the 2011 spring semester. This is a time of increased hours of studying and preparing final projects. The UT Police Department would like to remind everyone to take an active role in keeping their personal items safe. Statistically, April is one of the highest property crime months of the year. With everyone’s help, these kinds of crime can be reduced.

Test of UT ALERT System Scheduled for Today

UT Knoxville is scheduled to conduct a test of its UT ALERT system this afternoon. The test is tentatively scheduled for 4 p.m. The UT ALERT system allows students, faculty, and staff to be notified via text message in the event of an emergency or campus closure. The message also can be sent to a designated e-mail address, PDA, or pager. Students, faculty, and staff must opt in to the service.

UT Adds Defibrillators to Campus Buildings

The University of Tennessee has installed life-saving devices in additional buildings on campus. The devices, automated external defibrillators (AEDs), automatically analyze the heart rhythm of someone suspected of having a heart attack. If the AED detects a problem that may respond to an electrical shock, the device will deliver the shock to restore normal heart rhythm.

UT Welcomes Fans to Final Home Football Game Saturday

UT Knoxville welcomes fans to campus Saturday for the year’s final home football game. Kickoff for the Volunteers’ game against the Wildcats of the University of Kentucky is scheduled for 12:21 p.m. ET. Gates open at 10:15 a.m. The SEC Sports Network will televise the game.

UT Welcomes Fans, Alumni to Homecoming Game Saturday

UT Knoxville welcomes football fans and alumni to campus Saturday for Homecoming. Kickoff for the Volunteers’ game against the Rebels of the University of Mississippi is scheduled for 12:11 p.m. ET. Gates open at 10 a.m. CBS Sports will televise the game.

UTPD Offers Tips to Prevent Property Theft on Campus

UTPD spent five days in Hodges Library looking for wallets, phones, laptops and other property left unattended. And what they found was a treasure trove for thieves — nearly 150 personal items left up for grabs. UTPD has a couple tips to help members of the campus community prevent being the victim of a theft.

2010 UT Fire Safety Report Now Online

The 2010 fire safety report for the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, campus is now available online. The report meets the requirements of the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), regarding the reporting of fire safety statistics and policies by the university.

2010 Campus Security Booklet Now Available Online

The 2010 Security Booklet for the Knoxville campus is now available online. The booklet meets the requirements of the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policies and Campus Crime Statistics Act, regarding the reporting of crime statistics and policies by the university.

UT Expert Offers Tips to Avoid Being Victim of ‘Cyberstalking’

More than one-third of teens report being “harassed” via cell phones, e-mail, instant messaging, text messaging, chat rooms, blog postings or the Internet over the course of a recent school year. Professor David Dupper of the College of Social Work at UT Knoxville said these alarming statistics indicate “cyberbullying” and “cyberstalking” are on the rise.

UT Welcomes Fans to UAB Game Saturday

UT Knoxville welcomes fans to campus Saturday for the Volunteers’ game against the Blazers of the University of Alabama at Birmingham and reminds visitors of game day security and logistics. Kickoff is scheduled for 12:21 p.m. ET. Gates open at 10:15 a.m. The SEC Sports Network will televise the game.