Today is the launch of a new print and electronic outreach effort that shares good news about University of Tennessee faculty and staff. Through Tennessee Today, several existing forms of campus communication converge to create a place where employees and students can find timely information about the people and events that make the university great.
Whether it’s bingo, karaoke or ice cream that tickles your fancy, you’ll find plenty of great food, games and giveaways for UT employees at the Fall Festival. This annual employee appreciation event will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, Oct. 12 at the Tennessee Recreation Center for Students.
The State of Tennessee has increased the amount it will match for state employees enrolled in the 401(k) deferred compensation program from $40 to $50 per month. The minimum deferral to a 401(k) remains at $20 per month and $10 for those on a bi-weekly pay schedule.
Helen Harmon-Cargile works for the College of Business Administration, but her cornhusk dolls have decorated a White House Christmas tree, become part of a Smithsonian Institution collection, and gone home with famous people. Read more about the craft of doll making and find out what famous people have collected her cornhusk dolls.
The annual UT mobile mammography screening for faculty, staff and spouses will be 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., Oct. 4 and 5, at Circle Park. The mobile mammography unit is for women ages 40 and older. The screening is sponsored by the UT Medical Center and University Breast Centers. Insurance will be filed. Call 544-9069
From directing the Center for International Studies at Wake Forest University to overseeing undergraduate international studies at Old Dominion University, Pia Christina Wood has built an extensive career in the international education arena. Wood will bring that experience to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where she will be associate vice provost and director of the
The Office of the Provost salutes the professors who volunteered to teach a First-Year Studies 129 Freshman Seminar during this, the first year of the program’s existence. Proposals are currently being accepted for spring semester seminars.
UT is spreading the word to students, faculty, staff and the community about mental health awareness, wellness and suicide prevention with VolAware on Oct. 8 and 9.