February 2, 2017

Faculty Appreciation Week to Include Cheek Farewell, Other Special Events
Our annual celebration of faculty—Faculty Appreciation Week—is February 6–12. Get ready for a full slate of special events, including a campus-wide farewell party for Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek on Wednesday. Visit the Faculty Appreciation website frequently to read Faculty Footnotes profiles of selected faculty from each college, learn about special events, and leave shout-out thank-you notes for colleagues. Read more...
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General Education Revitalization Plan Proposed

Erin Hardin, director of undergraduate studies and associate head in the Department of Psychology, chairs a task force charged with revitalizing general education. The group's report will be submitted to the provost later this semester. Read a summary of the group's recommendations. Read more...

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Encourage Students to Participate in Survey

A survey designed to measure student experiences and perceptions is open until February 24. Please consider mentioning the survey in your classes, on your resource pages, and in your advising sessions. Higher response rates will give the university a better understanding of student opinions of our campus environment, community, culture, and safety. Read more...

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Wade to Speak in TEDxUTK Event
Eric Wade, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering, will be one of eight speakers at the TEDxUTK event on Saturday, February 11, at the Clarence Brown Lab Theatre. Read more...
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News Sentinel: Students Wear Hijab in Show of Solidarity for Muslims
The News Sentinel was on campus Wednesday for World Hijab Day as students from the Muslim Student Association provided colorful scarves for other students to try on or take with them. Read more...
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Announcements
Learn about Professional MBA Program at Open House Saturday Read more...
Deadline to Submit Alumni Award Nominations Is Monday Read more...
Policy on a Drug- and Alcohol-Free Campus and Workplace Read more...

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Events
Crisis in South Sudan: Democracy, Mass Killings, and the International Response, 12:30 p.m. Today Read more...
Anthropology Lecture: New Paths to Social Justice and Recovering the Past, 3:30 p.m. Friday Read more...
Iran World Showcase Cooking Demo, 6 p.m. Tuesday Read more...

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