October 5, 2016

UT Knoxville Chancellor Search Update

Haslam Business Dean Steve Mangum sent the campus community an update on the search for a new UT Knoxville chancellor. The committee is in the process of selecting candidates for preliminary interviews and hope to bring finalists for on-campus interviews by the end of October or early November. Finalists will meet with campus leaders and key faculty, staff, student, alumni and community members. Public forums also will be part of the interview process. Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek announced in June his plans to return to the faculty after the position is filled. Read more...

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UT Joins I-Corps South to Expand Entrepreneurial Training
UT will receive grant funding to teach technology entrepreneurship, perform research, and foster innovation through the National Science Foundation’s Innovation Corps (I-Corps) program, a public-private partnership that trains researchers to evaluate the commercial potential of their scientific discoveries. Read more...
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Enroll or Re-Enroll in the Flexible Benefits Plan

October 31 is the deadline to enroll in the flexible benefits plan for 2017. Open enrollment began October 3. This program requires employees to sign up for the benefit each year, regardless of whether they are currently enrolled. Read more...

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Campus Chest Update
Our community of Volunteers is currently 50 percent of the way to our campus chest goal. Join other Volunteers in giving back to the Knoxville community through the UT Campus Chest campaign. This effort focuses attention on the health and social service needs of our region and unites efforts in providing assistance to those less fortunate than ourselves. Read more...
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Performances Added for The Crucible in the Carousel Theatre
Due to popular demand, 7:30 p.m. October 11 and October 16 performances have been added for Arthur Miller’s classic play The Crucible now playing in the Clarence Brown Theatre’s Carousel Theatre. The production runs through October 16. UT faculty/staff, senior citizens, military personnel, children, and students receive discounts. For tickets, call the Clarence Brown Theatre box office at 865-974-5161 or order online. Read more...
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Emergency Preparedness Tip: Fire Safety
Most people think they know what to do in a fire, but they may not have considered the impact that stress and disorientation during a fire can have on brain function. Learn more about preventing fires and what to do in a fire situation. Read more...
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Announcements
Voter Registration Drive Ends Today Read more...
Faculty and Staff Fall Plant Pre-Sale, 4-7 p.m. Friday Read more...

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Events
Living Well With Chronic Disease Program, 5-7 p.m. Tonight Read more...
Creating Accessible Documents on a Windows PC, 1-3 p.m. Tomorrow Read more...

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