safety News

Brian Gard Named Director of UT Knoxville Emergency Management

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has named Brian Gard the director of emergency management for the campus. Gard began his new position Monday, Aug. 23. Gard was formerly director of special events for the UT system. His appointment follows a nationwide search.

Learn CPR at the Student Aquatic Center

Classes in CPR, including the use of automated external defibrillators (AED), will be offered twice during the next two weeks at the Student Aquatic Center. Departments are encouraged to send a faculty or staff member to one of the classes.

Gloria Graham Named UT Chief of Police

Gloria Graham, assistant chief of police at Duke University, has been named the chief of police for the UT Knoxville Police Department. Graham, who has more than 15 years of campus law enforcement experience, will begin at UT Knoxville on Aug. 23.

UT Knoxville Named StormReady University by National Weather Service

UT Knoxville has been recognized by the National Weather Service as a StormReady® university. StormReady encourages communities to take a proactive approach to improving local hazardous weather operations and public awareness in partnership with their local National Weather Service office. UT Knoxville is the largest university in the state to achieve StormReady status.

UT to Close Estabrook Drive April 10-11, Andy Holt Avenue April 17-18

UT Knoxville will close Estabrook Drive between Neyland Stadium and Cumberland Avenue on Saturday, April 10, and Sunday, April 11, as part of the construction of the Min Kao Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Building. Estabrook Drive is expected to reopen on Monday, April 12. Construction work on a section of Andy Holt Avenue has been rescheduled for Saturday, April 17, and Sunday, April 18. The section of Andy Holt Avenue is expected to reopen on Monday, April 19.

Section of Andy Holt Avenue to Close April 10-11

UT Knoxville will close the eastbound lane of Andy Holt Avenue between Volunteer Boulevard and Phillip Fulmer Way on Saturday, April 10, and Sunday, April 11, as part of the current phase of renovations to Neyland Stadium. The westbound lane of Andy Holt Avenue next to the University Center and the Haslam Business Building will remain open to one-way traffic from Phillip Fulmer Way.

UTPD ‘Ties One On for Safety’ This Holiday Season

Officials from the UTPD recently joined fellow law officers from the Knox County Sheriff’s Office and the Tennessee Highway Patrol and representatives from the Governor’s Highway Safety Council in support of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)’s “Tie On One for Safety” campaign.

UT Welcomes Fans to Final Home Football Game Saturday

UT Knoxville welcomes football fans to campus this Saturday for the year’s last home football game. Kickoff for the Volunteers’ game against the Vanderbilt University Commodores is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET. Neyland Stadium gates will open at 5 p.m. The game will be televised on ESPNU.

Construction Closures on Campus

A portion of Chamique Holdsclaw Drive will close on Sunday, Nov. 8, for approximately 18 months due to the construction of a new football training center. The street will be closed for vehicular and pedestrian traffic from Lake Loudoun Boulevard to Pat Head Summitt Street.