Newspaper writers, editors, designers, and publishers won top awards Thursday, July 16, in the Tennessee Press Association’s 2015 newspaper contest, co-sponsored by UT. The event was held in conjunction with the press association’s summer convention, held this year in Knoxville.
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The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees will meet Thursday and Friday, October 2 and 3, in the Hollingsworth Auditorium on the Institute of Agriculture campus.
There are just a few days left to complete UT’s employee engagement survey. The statewide survey wraps up on Tuesday, November 15. Response rates are at 44 percent across the UT system and at 43 percent on the Knoxville campus. This is a great response rate, but there is still time to get those numbers higher.
By now, many Knoxville-area UT employees have received an e-mail or paper survey for the system-wide employee satisfaction survey. The UT system is overseeing the confidential survey, which is designed to gauge your opinions and needs in areas such as pay, benefits, job satisfaction, professional development, performance evaluation, leadership, and communication. The survey is open through November 15.
University of Tennessee faculty, staff and students are invited to join UT Knoxville Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek and other campus administrators in a reception welcoming UT President-elect Joe DiPietro at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29, in the Haslam Business Building Atrium. Light refreshments will be served.
UT’s Board of Trustees elected DiPietro as the 24th president of the university system at their annual fall meeting on Friday, Oct. 22. He will take office in January, replacing Jan Simek, who has served as interim president since 2009.
UT Knoxville brings in at least $950.2 million annually in income to the state of Tennessee, and supports 23,055 jobs both inside and outside the university, according to a study released yesterday. This finding was part of a study done by UT Knoxville’s Center for Business and Economic Research.