UTHSC ITS: Cisco NAC (ISE) roll out for Crowe and Wittenborg buildings tomorrow

On Thursday, August 28th, ITS will continue the upgrade of the Cisco NAC with ISE (Identity Services Engine) in the Crowe and Wittenborg buildings. We expect on the following Wednesday (9/3), additional buildings will be transitioned, to complete this project in all primary teaching facilities as the August semester starts. Please check the ISE rollout schedule at http://www.uthsc.edu/ise/schedule.php for a complete list of buildings & scheduled rollout dates.

Thanks in advance for your cooperation…

UTHSC Information Technology Services


ITS is replacing the NAC with ISE across the UTHSC campus.

We need your help to ensure a smooth transition on your building’s rollout date.

NOTE: ALL users must update their NAC agent & Sophos AntiVirus at www.uthsc.edu/ise


Macintosh Users:     http://www.uthsc.edu/ise/macos.php

Wired-LAN Mac OS X desktop/laptop users will have to manually configure their machine. The instructions for configuring your computer vary depending on which version of the Mac OS X operating system you are running. Please enter the link below for your Mac OS version for further instructions.

Mac OSX 10.5.x     http://www.uthsc.edu/ise/docs/installOSX-V10.5.8.pdf

Mac OSX 10.6.x     http://www.uthsc.edu/ise/docs/installOSX-V10.6.8.pdf

Mac OSX 10.7.x    http://www.uthsc.edu/ise/docs/installOSX-V10.7-9.pdf

Mac OSX 10.8.x     http://www.uthsc.edu/ise/docs/installOSX-V10.7-9.pdf

Mac OSX 10.9.x     http://www.uthsc.edu/ise/docs/installOSX-V10.7-9.pdf

Windows desktop/laptop computers will need to be re-booted the day ISE comes to your building, & users will be prompted to download and update the agent on the day your building is switched over.  This updated agent is required for continued network access.


LINUX Users:     http://www.uthsc.edu/ise/linux.php

Complete LINUX instructions provided at the link above.




University of Tennessee Health Science Center Workplace Survey

Dear Colleague,

We would like to hear how you feel about working at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, and so we are conducting a workplace survey.

You will receive an email with a link to an online survey within the next week. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey and provide us with your feedback.

The survey is being conducted by WorkplaceDynamics LLC, an independent research company. To protect your confidentiality, WorkplaceDynamics will not disclose your individual responses to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Furthermore, your department or group scores will only be disclosed if there are at least 6 survey takers in your group. However, please note that managers at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center may see the optional written comments on the final page of the survey. If you wish to make a comment please do not write anything that will identify you as an individual.

Please note:

  • If you do not receive the survey email within the next week, then please check your spam or junk email for a message from “Workplace Survey”. To open the survey invitation, you may first need to mark the email as not spam.
  • If you accidentally delete the survey email, then you will receive a reminder email a few days later that will allow you to take the survey.
  • Please do not forward the survey email to a colleague, as each email has a unique code to prevent multiple responses from a single person.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact WorkplaceDynamics directly at (800) 749-0187 or reply to your survey email.

Thank you for taking the time to complete the survey.

Ken Brown,
Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Operations Officer

Reminder: College of Health Professions Name Change Celebration

Please join Dean Noma Anderson and the College of Health Professions as we host a campus wide celebration commemorating the name change from College of Allied Health Sciences. The celebration will take place Wednesday, August 27 from 12:00-1:30 p.m. in the Student Alumni Center O.D. Larry Dining Hall. Refreshments will be served and prizes will be given. We look forward to seeing you at this momentous occasion.

Reminder: Changes to Accessible Parking

Dear UTHSC Faculty, Staff and Students,

The Accessible Parking form used in the Office of Equity and Diversity and Campus Police has been revised. Effective July 1, 2014, Employees and Students who qualify for Accessible Parking on the UTHSC campus are required to renew their parking every six months. Re-submissions are due by August 29, 2014 for fall semester and February 27, 2015 for spring semester. If you have any additional questions please contact Ashleigh Brock in the Office of Equity and Diversity at 448-2106. Thank you for your cooperation throughout this process.


Ashleigh Brock, JD
Office of Equity and Diversity

Group Fitness Class Schedule Changes

Look at the September Calendar for changes to the schedule. Check out the new classes, Spin/Mix, Run/Walk, and Circuit. Also, there are a few classes we no longer offer. Come see what is available and what you will enjoy doing while you get in shape. The link is: http://www.uthsc.edu/campusrec/fitwellness.php

Kayak Instruction is now being offered by UTHSC Outdoor Recreation!

Learn the principles of whitewater kayaking in the safe and secure environment of the UTHSC Indoor Pool!

The Southeast is an excellent resource for boating rivers that range from slow, leisurely floats to hair-raising whitewater!

The UTHSC Outdoor Rec Program is now offering kayak instruction starting Saturday, September 6th, to better help you take advantage of the swift water boating adventures the Southeast has to offer!

Classes Begin Saturday September 6th, and contiune through the 13th, 20th, and 27th

10 am – 12pm


The course will include an overview of basic kayaking skills including paddle strokes, boat control, swiftwater safety basics, and principles of rolling a whitewater kayak.


UTHSC Out door Recreation provides kayaks, paddles, sprayskirts and PFD’s


Students: $20

Faculty, Staff, and Fitness Center Members: $60

Non-affiliated Community Members: $90

For Registration Information, please contact:


Erin Jennings

Outdoor Recreation Coordinator



Fall Swim School Dates and Private Instruction Program Announced! Registration for September session of The Swim School on 9/3!

Fall session of The Swim School starts September 8th! Registration Deadline September 3rd!

Summer may be over, but swim instruction is year round at UTHSC. Join us this fall in our indoor pool for The Swim School (children and adults), or sign up for private instruction with classes ranging from instruction for beginner swimmers to advanced triathlete coaching.

In addition to The Swim School, we offer private instruction in the following areas:

Beginning/ Intermediate/ Advanced swimming for Children and Adults

Competitive Fast Track (for swim team bound kids)

Advanced Stroke Correction

Fitness Swimming for Adults

Triathlete Coaching


For questions, please contact Aquatics Coordinator Erin Jennings via email at erinjennings@uthsc.edu, or call 901- 448-2766.


Group Swim Lesson Programs

Swim School

Our swim lesson program endorses learning to swim using competitive stroke mechanics. Children will learn the basics of competitive strokes using a variety of equipment, drills, and games! The swim school is designed to accommodate students of varying skill levels, from very basic beginners to more advanced swimmers. Lessons will start for children at the age of 4 and continue through approximately 14 years of age.

Classes will meet for 3-week sessions, Mondays and Wednesdays from 6pm – 6:45pm.

$80 member/ $110 non-member

Fall Session 1 September 8th – 24th

Registration Deadline September 3rd

Fall Session 2 October 6th – 22nd

Registration Deadline October 1st

Fall Session 3 November 3rd – 19th

Registration Deadline October 29th

Adult Swim School

Like our children’s swim school, this program will help adults learn to swim with and emphasis on competitive stroke mechanics. For swimmers 15 and older, the swim school is designed to accommodate students of varying skill levels, from very basic beginners to more advanced swimmers

Classes will meet for 3-week sessions, Mondays and Wednesdays from 7pm – 7:45pm.

$80 member/ $110 non-member

Fall Session 1 September 8th – 24th

Fall Session 2 October 6th – 22nd

Fall Session 3 November 3rd – 19th


For registration for any of our group lesson programs, please render payment on site at the UTHSC Fitness Center front desk from 8am – 5pm, Monday through Friday.


For questions, please contact Aquatics Coordinator Erin Jennings via email at erinjennings@uthsc.edu, or call 901- 448-2766.



Private Swim Program


The UTHSC Aquatics Department will also offer private swim sessions for adults and children. We offer sessions at a variety of levels to meet your individual needs.

Beginning/ Intermediate/ Advanced Children and Adults

With a one-to-one student teacher ratio, each swimmer will move at their own pace with the instructor and work exclusively at their own skill level.

Private lessons provide focus on the individual needs of each swimmer to ensure an efficient approach to teaching and learning.

$50 per hour

Package of 6 – $270

$25 per half hour

Package of 6 – $135



Private Specialty Programs

Competitive Fast Track

These private sessions focus explicitly on teaching children how to meet the minimum requirements for swimming on a competitive team. This includes basic conditioning as well as teaching legal swimming according to standards set by US Swimming.

Prerequisite: Swimmers must be able to swim 10-15 yards comfortably

Advanced Stroke Correction

Stroke correction for competitive swimmers with focus on efficiency within the standards set by US Swimming. This program emphasizes stroke correction in order to drop time during competitive events and prevent injury in competitive swimming.

Prerequisite: Must be able to repeatedly swim 25 yards comfortably

Fitness Swimming for Adults

Fitness swimming for adults will focus on developing skills that will allow the swimmer to build skills that will allow them to swim for fitness and wellbeing. The skill level for this class will target those who are seeking basic fitness swimming skills and light swim workouts.

Prerequisite: Swimmers must be able to swim 25 yards comfortably

Triathlete Coaching

This program offers stroke analysis by experienced coaches in order to diagnose and correct inefficient swimming, precise drills to correct your stroke for more efficient and easier swimming, and training fundamentals for distance and sprint triathlon swimming. For beginning, intermediate, and advanced triathletes.

Prerequisite: Swimmers must be able to swim 25 yards comfortably



$60 per hour

Package of 6 – $325

$30 per half hour

Package of 6 – $160

For information and registration, please contact Aquatics Coordinator Erin Jennings via email at erinjennings@uthsc.edu, or call 901- 448-2766.

Fitness Center closed Labor Day

The UTHSC Fitness Center will be closed Monday, September 1st for Labor Day. We will be open Saturday and Sunday, August 30th and 31st. We will be open Tuesday, September 2nd for normal hours.