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Faculty Appreciation WeekKNOXVILLE—This is Faculty Appreciation Week at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and today’s special events include a luncheon where experts will talk about how to balance work and home life.

Each day this week, stories and videos about faculty are being featured on the Tennessee Today website. All of the Faculty Appreciation Week stories and videos will be collected and archived at

In celebration of Faculty Appreciation Week, students, alumni, faculty, staff, and others are invited to send a “shout out” to your favorite faculty member or read what others have written. Find the shout out page at

Watch the video below for more faculty shout outs from UT some of our students.


Here are more details about today’s special events, as well as events scheduled for the rest of the week:


  • Coffee and doughnuts—Grab-and-go stations with free coffee and doughnuts will be set up for faculty from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at Ayres Hall, the Pedestrian Walkway (the Volunteer Boulevard end), and Morgan Hall. The breakfast is provided by the Thornton Center, Student Success Center, the Center for International Education, and the Multicultural Center.
  • Initiating A Better Work/Life Balance—This interactive workshop, sponsored by the Tennessee Teaching and Learning Center, will explore ideas for better time management. The workshop will take place from noon to 1:15 p.m. in the University Center Crest Room. RSVP to
  • Faculty Pub—The Faculty Pub will be open from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the Bridgeview Grill on Neyland Drive, with free parking in the staff lot across the street. The Boling, Brown, and Holloway Jazz Trio will be performing and there will be free appetizers, compliments of Aramark, giveaways, and special recognition of faculty.

All week

  • Showcasing faculty books, research—Books authored by UT faculty will be on display throughout the week in the Dixie Marie Wooten Commons West (Melrose entrance) of Hodges Library. The display also will highlight faculty members who have made their scholarship openly available online at the Tennessee Research and Creative Exchange (TRACE) digital archive. Faculty members are invited to learn how to preserve and showcase their published and unpublished work in SelectedWorks at
  • UT Bookstore Discount—The bookstore will offer a 20 percent discount to faculty and staff with their UT ID. The discount will not include textbooks, special orders, select trade books, and minimal select general merchandise (such as the “We Back Pat” shirts).
  • Aramark freebies and discounts—With their UT ID card, faculty can enjoy: free tea with entrée purchase at McAlister’s deli located in the Arena Café; free donut with small coffee purchase at Dunkin Donuts at Volunteer Hall on White Avenue; $5 Friday at the Presidential Court Café and the Southern Kitchen; free tall coffee at Starbucks with the purchase of a breakfast sandwich or pastry.

C O N T A C T :

Amy Blakely (865-974-5034,