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 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.
The University of Tennessee Police Department has added Automated Electronic Defibrillators (AEDs) to patrol cars. The devices were placed in vehicles this morning.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
UT Knoxville welcomes football fans and alumni to campus Saturday for Homecoming. Kickoff for the Volunteers’ game against the Tigers of the University of Memphis is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET. Neyland Stadium gates will open at 5 p.m. The game will be televised on ESPNU, marking UT’s first-ever football appearance on the ESPN-owned network specializing in college sports. The traditional Vol Walk will begin at 5:20 p.m. at the Torchbearer statue on Volunteer Boulevard.
The University of Tennessee Police Department feels it is very important to be involved with the campus community. With this in mind, UTPD has set up a Facebook and a Twitter account to help further reach the community. The pages will be updated regularly with different events and programs hosted by UTPD and important safety announcements. Become a fan of UTPD at facebook.com/utkpd and follow the deparment on at twitter.com/utpolice.