June 7, 2016

Six Tips to Keep Your Family Fit and Healthy This Summer

Summer is a great time to kick-start healthy habits but finding time to stay fit and make healthy choices as a family can seem overwhelming. "Summer is a great time for families to be active and make nutrition a priority," said Lee Murphy, UT professor of nutrition. "These six steps can make a big difference for families who want to create or maintain a healthy lifestyle." Read more...

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College of Social Work Ranks Fifth for Best MSW Online Program for 2016
Best Colleges has ranked the College of Social Work online master’s program in social work fifth in the country. The ranking is based on a number of criteria, including tuition, scheduling flexibility, geographic limitations, coursework offered online, and options to help those with bachelor’s degrees in social work accelerate quickly through the program. Read more...
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Erin Elizabeth Smith Named Writer-in-Residence
Erin Elizabeth Smith, poet, professor, and creative director for Sundress Academy for the Arts at Firefly Farms in Knoxville, will serve as the Jack E. Reese Writer-in-Residence at UT for the 2016-17 academic year. As writer-in-residence, she will organize the Writers in the Library series. Smith teaches poetry writing, public writing, and literature and genre classes including Women in American Literature and Introduction to Poetry at UT. Read more...
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Blaze Receives Harold Love Outstanding Community Service Award
Douglas A. Blaze, the Art Stolnitz and Elvin E. Overton Distinguished Professor of Law and former dean, recently received the Harold Love Outstanding Community Service Award from the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. The award is named for the late state representative who was instrumental in passing legislation to create programs to recognize outstanding community service among higher education students, faculty, and staff. Read more...
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In Memoriam: Kenneth Monty
Kenneth James Monty, founding head of the Department of Biochemistry & Cellular and Molecular Biology, passed away May 23. He was 85. Read more...
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Information Session Scheduled for Professional MBA Program

An information session for UT's Professional MBA program will be held 10:00 a.m. Saturday, June 11, in 601 Haslam Business Building. Faculty will be available to discuss the sixteen-month program for working professionals. Learn how an integrated curriculum, an emphasis on applied learning, and leadership development make this program effective in helping professionals accelerate their careers. Register online. Read more...

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Reminder: Dining Discount Moving to VolCard

Volunteer Dining has begun using VolCards to validate the faculty and staff dining discount program. The VolCard will be swiped at the register to apply the discount to transactions. Beginning in the fall, vendors will accept only the VolCard for validation. Read more...

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Educational Assistance: Taking Classes at UT
Regular full-time faculty or staff may enroll without payment of fees to take up to 9 credit hours per term of undergraduate and graduate classes at any UT campus through the Educational Assistance Program. Read more...
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Share Your Volunteer Dads Stories with Us

Father’s Day is June 19, and we want to hear about the great dads who work at UT. Whether your children are still underfoot or out on their own, whether your story is happy, sad, busy, or quirky, we’d like to share it in honor of all dads who work on our campus. Tell us about yourself or a colleague—and send us a photo—and we may share your story in Tennessee Today in the week leading up to Father’s Day. Read more...

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Announcements
Download the Make Orange Green June Calendar Read more...
ORNL/Pellissippi State Community College T Bus Route Resumes Today Read more...
From the Work Healthy UT Blog: Susan Robertson Shares Her Experience with Alzheimer's Disease Read more...

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Events
Farmers Market, 4:00–7:00 p.m. Wednesday Read more...
Pizza at UT Gardens for Knoxville-area Faculty and Staff, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday Read more...
Leading at the Speed of Trust, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 15 and 22 Read more...

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Top Ranked Graduate Program

Correction: U.S. News and World Report ranks UT’s graduate nuclear engineering program seventh in the nation. A graphic that ran in the June 2 edition misstated the program's ranking. Read more...

Through the Eyes of Harry Moreland

From Tennessee Law Now: Visitors to the McClung Museum have the unique opportunity to view World War I through the eyes of a College of Law alumnus now through the end of June. The exhibit, The First World War and Knoxville: Through the Eyes of Harry Moreland, displays the personal military memorabilia of Moreland (1899–1969). Read more...

 
 
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