February 7, 2017

Always a Volunteer: Cheek Reflects on Chancellor Post

As he prepares to join the faculty of the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek reflected on what he calls “the best job I’ve ever had. ... As I think about everything that has happened in my time here—there are so many good things and great accomplishments—I am most proud of the hard work of the team on our campus." Related: Read a report celebrating Cheek's legacy. Read more...

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Faculty Footnotes: Meet Today's Featured Faculty
At UT, they are experts in food science, crop science, investments, accounting, information science, and photography. Outside of work, one rides motorcycles and another plays in a klezmer band. One is a twin and one is a huge fan of Batgirl. One is a cancer survivor and another is expecting a baby. Find out who's who by reading today's Faculty Footnotes spotlighting Karen Jones, pictured, and Dean Kopsell from the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Lauren Cunningham and Deborah Harrell from the Haslam College of Business, and Rachel Fleming-May and Rob Heller from the College of Communication and Information. Read more...
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Help Move the Needle on Student Retention

Tremendous strides have been made in our freshman-to-sophomore retention rate in recent years. UT's retention rate increased from 84 percent in 2010 to 87 percent in 2015. Our progress was fueled by a variety of efforts, including hiring additional coaches and advisors, creating One Stop, and enhancing the operations of our Student Success Center. Our goal is to reach a retention rate of 90 percent by 2020; moving the needle now is going to take a grassroots effort. Read more...

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Five Tips for Staying Healthy and Living Longer
Benjamin Franklin is credited with saying that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. What can you do to gain the benefits of prevention? Paul Erwin, professor and head of the Department of Public Health in the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences, offers five suggestions that may help you live a longer, healthier life. Read more...
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In Memoriam: Charles Harlan Reynolds
Charles Harlan Reynolds, professor emeritus and former head of the Department of Religious Studies, passed away January 25. He was 78. A memorial service and celebration of his life will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, February 11, at the UT Visitors Center. Reynolds joined UT's Department of Religious Studies in 1969. He served as head from 1980 to 2001. Read more...
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Office of Research and Engagement Open House Today

The Office of Research and Engagement will host an open house from 1-3 p.m. today at Blount Hall, 1534 White Avenue. Faculty, staff, and students are invited to learn more about how ORE assists the campus in its quest to achieve research goals. Read more...

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Reminder: Campus Reception for Chancellor Cheek Wednesday
Reminder: Staff Performance Reviews Due March 31

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Iran World Showcase Cooking Demo, 6 p.m. Today
Iran World Showcase Culture Night, 6 p.m. Wednesday

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Tarleton State Honors Cheek

Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek recently received a Legacy Award for Excellence through Leadership from Tarleton State University, his alma mater. Read more...

Faculty Appreciation Week

Today's events include Office of Research and Engagement Open House and Distinguished Faculty Reception. Wednesday's events include Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek's Farewell Party, discount tickets to men's basketball game vs. Ole Miss, and discount tickets to Outside Mullingar. Read more...

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