December 6, 2016

From Poverty to Prosperity: Nursing Grad to Deliver Commencement Speech
Chisa Huffman was six years old when she fell in love with nursing after a traumatic domestic violence incident sent her mother to the hospital. "The nurse was so good with my mom and comforted me," said Huffman. "I fell in love with her and thought she was an angel." On December 8, Huffman will share her story as the commencement speaker at UT’s graduate hooding ceremony at 7 p.m. in Thompson-Boling Arena. Read more...
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Institute of Agriculture Interviews Underway
On-campus interviews in the search for the next chancellor to lead the UT Institute of Agriculture continue through December 9. Finalists will visit Knoxville, Columbia, and Jackson for meetings with faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community members. Finalist Mary Holz-Clause will visit Knoxville tomorrow and Thursday, and Alan Sams will visit Knoxville Thursday and Friday. Read more...
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December 15 is Regular Deadline for Undergraduate Admissions

UT’s regular deadline for admissions is December 15. "It's a busy time of year, but we want to make sure prospective students and their families don't miss this important deadline," Associate Provost for Enrollment Management Kari Alldredge said. Read more...

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Haslam College of Business Undergraduate Program Ranked 13th by Poets&Quants
UT’s undergraduate business program is ranked 13th in the nation among public universities, according to rankings released this week by Poets&Quants. The Haslam College of Business ranked 32nd among all institutions and 10th in quality of educational experience. “To be so highly ranked among business schools is an honor, and to be in the country’s top 10 based on alumni satisfaction demonstrates the efficacy of the education we provide,” said Steve Mangum, dean and Stokely Foundation Leadership Chair. Read more...
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Baker Center Releases Update on Future of Tennessee's Roadway Funding
In the past three years, many states have increased or introduced new taxes in order to boost roadway funding. Tennessee, however, has made no policy changes and will confront future challenges to its ability to fund roads, according to a new paper by researchers at UT’s Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy. The report, "Tax Policies and Alternative Revenue Sources: State Responses to Declining Purchasing Power of Roadway Funding," examines roadway funding alternatives being adopted by other states. Read more...
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TRECS Lower Level Closure During Winter Break
The RecSports department will be installing a new floor in the TRECS Fitness Center area starting December 8 through the Winter Break. During this time the lower level of the TRECS will be closed. Limited equipment will be available around the track level, TRECS Court D, and the HPER weight room. TRECS appreciates your patience as they improve the facilities to better serve you. Read more...
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The Ryan McDonald and Colt Jones Memorial Toy Drive Read more...

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Congratulations, Charlotte Clabough!

Congratulations to Charlotte Clabough, who was named Facilities Services Employee of the Month for November 2016. Charlotte is recognized for being dependable, trustworthy, and gaining the admiration of her customers in both the Baker Center and Lock & Key Services. Pictured from left to right: Building Services foreman Sheena Rhea, Clabough, Building Services assistant director Gordon Nelson, and Operations Administration director Bob Caudill.

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