Spring 2022 Edition

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Greetings UT faculty and staff across the system!

We are pleased to finally have a true system office where all UT System Administration employees can interact and reestablish a common culture.

The Values of Workplace Etiquette

As we ease back into spending more time in an office environment, workplace etiquette has made its way to the forefront once again.

Exclusive Discounts for UT Employees

Every UT employee qualifies to take advantage of exclusive discounts from more than 900 merchants.

UT System Updates: Full Engagement Survey Results

In fall 2021, an independent research firm administered a survey to gather insights and feedback regarding the overall work environment at UT.

UT Tower: The Gem of the University of Tennessee System

The new space allows for more collaboration by bringing nearly 275 UT System employees together in a singular location.

Historic Quadrangle Renovation Brings New Life to UTHSC

The newly renovated UTHSC Historic Quadrangle, which was completed in early 2021, stands on the vision and perseverance of UTHSC’s Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Operations Officer Ken Brown.

From Singing to Teaching, Ruben Studdard Amps Up UTC Music Program

The Grammy-nominated recording artist and “American Idol” winner held the first of two masterclasses at UTC on March 7 at the University Center Auditorium.

Why does UT Southern Need a Food Bank?

The Student Food Bank at UTS alleviates the challenge of having convenient access to nutritional, affordable food and allows students to remain in school safely as they comfortably focus on earning their degrees.

The WestStar Leadership Program at UTM

The WestStar Leadership program was founded at UT Martin in 1989 and is Tennessee’s oldest and largest regional leadership program.

The State Botanical Garden of Tennessee: The Gem of the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture

The UT Gardens are open every day, during all seasons and are free to the public.

Why UT Knoxville is a Great Place to Work

Home to nearly 9,000 faculty and staff members, UT Knoxville has been rated among the best places to work in America.

University of Tennessee Space Institute’s Research Center is Growing

The UT Space Institute’s Huntsville, Alabama, Research Center is staffed and hitting the ground running.

IPS Opens New Training Space in Middle Tennessee

When IPS developed its five-year strategic plan in 2016, one of the micro-goals was to develop state-of-the-art training facilities in each of the state’s three grand divisions.

Be One UT Values

The Be One UT values were created—with faculty, staff and student input—to define what UT is and should strive toward in the next decade.

UT System Proposes In-state Tuition Benefits for Military Veterans

On Veterans Day, the UT System proposed a new initiative that will allow military-affiliated students–veterans, active-duty military personnel, reservists, Tennessee National Guard members and Army and Air Force ROTC cadets—to attend a UT institution of their choosing at the in-state tuition rate.

Everywhere You Look, UT Murals

From fertile farms to new fields of study, we are there. We’re telling our story of statewide impact in a big way.