Safety News

This Week is National Fire Prevention Week

The week of Oct. 3 – 9 is National Fire Prevention Week, and this year’s motto is “Smoke Alarms: A Sound You Can Live With.” National Fire Prevention Week is sponsored by the National Fire Protection Association. National Fire Prevention Week was launched in remembrance of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.

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.

Gloria Graham Sworn-in as New Chief of UTPD

Gloria Graham was officially sworn-in yesterday as the new chief of police at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She is the first permanent female chief of police in the UT Police Department’s history. The ceremony was part of the kick off celebration for the campus’ annual Safety Day.

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.