Dining Services Organizational Announcement

I would like to update you on some organizational changes within dining services here at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Effective immediately, Jim Stiles, our catering manager, will be moving on to do other things with Sodexo. I wish Jim well with his new endeavors and know he will do great things within our organization.

Additionally Chef Penny McCraw will be leaving the UTHSC campus to do other things within our organization. She will be here through Friday, August 15.  I also wish her well and know she will go on to have a successful culinary career with Sodexo.

To lead our team of culinarians, we have brought in Chef Avalon Napier. Chef Al, as he likes to be called, is a seasoned campus executive chef. He has worked at NC State and has most recently transferred to our campus from GlaxoSmithKline’s corporate office in Raleigh, NC. You will be seeing more of Chef Al and encourage you to welcome him to campus.

Moving forward nothing will change, orders can still be placed though Catertrax (https://flavoursuthsc.catertrax.com/) or by calling Tanya Morgan at 448-5626. Our delivery team will still deliver your events as they have been.

If you encounter any challenges placing an order or with your delivered order, please feel free to call me. Additionally any events requiring specialty menus and/or considered a V.I.P. event, I will request you contact me directly at 901 448-5836 or by e-mail at john.depaola@sodexo.com.

Our goal is to make this transition as seamless as possible. Thank you for your business, I will be looking forward to serving you soon.

Sincerely

John DePaola
UTHSC Dining Services
General Manager

Why Oral Streptococci Produce Hydrogen Peroxide?

Why Oral Streptococci Produce Hydrogen Peroxide?
THE AADR MEMPHIS SECTION & THE DEPARTMENT OF BIOSCIENCE RESEARCH PRESENTS…
Why Oral Streptococci Produce Hydrogen Peroxide?
Lecture by Jens Kreth, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Microbiology & Immunology, College of Medicine, University of Oklahoma
When: July 29, 2014
Time: 12:00—1:00 p.m.
Where: C103, Dunn Dental Building, 875 Union Avenue, Memphis, TN 38163

HR Training Classes for August and September

HR class offerings for August and September are listed on the HR training homepage. Classes related to professional development, management and supervision, personal finance, and retirement and benefits and safety are available. Visit the training portal to enroll. Classes under the Management/Supervision heading are only available to managers and supervisors. Classes are listed under the “Clerical/Administrative”, “Managers/Supervisors”, Human Resources”, “Benefits”, and “Safety” headings.

Contact Darnita Brassel at 901-448-2784 with questions.

Fitness Center Renovation Closings

The gymnasium will remain closed today Friday, July 25 and plan to be open tomorrow Saturday, July 26. The racquetball courts, climbing wall and ping pong will remain closed until further notice, next week. Thank you for your patience while we improve our fitness center.

UTHSC ITS: Cisco NAC (ISE) roll out for General Education Building tomorrow

On Thursday, July 24th, ITS will continue the replacement of the Cisco NAC with ISE (Identity Services Engine) in the General Education Bldg (GEB). We expect on the following Wednesday (7/30), additional buildings will be transitioned, to complete this project in all primary teaching facilities before 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

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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 atwww.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.

 

 

 

IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS, PLEASE CALL THE HELP DESK AT #8-2222

 

 

 

Improve your presentation and leadership skills

If you would like to  improve your public presentation skills as a teacher, seminar speaker or when presenting professionally to your colleagues, joining a Toastmasters club will allow you to reach your goals fast in a professional environment. Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development. Our membership is 270,000 strong with many high ranking universities and other academic institutions world wide hosting Toastmasters clubs. Members improve their speaking and leadership skills by attending meetings at one of the >13,000 clubs. Membership in Toastmasters is one of the greatest investments you can make in improving yourself.  More information about the Toastmasters program, including example speeches can be found on the Web @: http://www.toastmasters.org and http://www.youtube.com/user/Toastmasters .

How Does It Work? A Toastmasters meeting is a learn-by-doing workshop in which participants hone their speaking and leadership skills in a no-pressure atmosphere.

Where? Brain Builders UTHSC chapter The Urban Child Institute, 600 Jefferson Ave, 1st floor, Conference Room 4.

When? Every Tuesday from noon to 1pm. FREE parking available and everyone is welcome. For more information please contact Detlef Heck (dheck@uthsc.edu) Vice President of Public Relations or (sebenibo@uthsc.edu) Club President.

Thomas Lichterman “Employee of the Year Award”

ATTENTION:

July 1- July 31, 2014 is the 2014 28th Annual Thomas C. Lichterman “Employee of the Year Award” nomination period.

Each year a non-exempt employee, with at least 3 years of service can be nominated for the Lichterman award by a supervisor, co-worker or other UT or UTMG employee. Employees nominated should possess qualities such as: dedication, hard-work and a positive attitude. If you know of any UT or UTMG employees that meet these standards of service, please nominate them!

To nominate an employee during the nomination period, visit the nomination webpage: http://www.uthsc.edu/Lichterman_Award/nomination.php. UTHSC People Search can also be used to nominate UTHSC employees for the Lichterman Award until July 31, 2014. To submit a nomination, enter the name of the person that you wish to nominate in the people search box on the main page of the UTHSC website. A return search will display all persons with the name that you entered. Click on the appropriate person’s name. The next screen will provide detailed information on your proposed nominee. Click at the bottom of this page to proceed on the nomination. Next you will be asked to enter your NetID and NetID password. Next you will press the “Submit Nomination” button. The next screen confirms your nomination.

Learn more about Lichterman by viewing: http://www.uthsc.edu/Lichterman_Award/namesake.php. For more information contact Jacquelyn McClarin jmcclari@uthsc.edu or Ashleigh Brock at abrock6@uthsc.edu.

Thank you and good luck to all nominees!

LICHTERMAN ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Why Oral Streptococci Produce Hydrogen Peroxide?

Why Oral Streptococci Produce Hydrogen Peroxide?

THE AADR MEMPHIS SECTION & THE DEPARTMENT OF BIOSCIENCE RESEARCH PRESENTS…
Why Oral Streptococci Produce Hydrogen Peroxide?
Lecture by Jens Kreth, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Microbiology & Immunology, College of Medicine, University of Oklahoma
When: July 29, 2014
Time: 12:00—1:00 p.m.
Where: C103, Dunn Dental Building, 875 Union Avenue, Memphis, TN 38163