The Communications and Marketing Department at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) was recognized with three awards in two recent international competitions. The department received a Gold Award for each of its two entries in the 2015 Hermes Creative Awards and was a winner for its single entry in the 2015 Communitas Awards as well. [Read more...]
The Communications and Marketing Department at UTHSC Receives Three Awards in International Competition
Unite, a student organization concerned with improving the visibility, strength and support of the LGBTQI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex) community on campus, held an information event in the lobby of the 920 Madison Building recently.
Unite joined with Student Academic Support Services (SASS) and the Office of Equity and Diversity (OED) to put the event on. While volunteers from Unite provided resources and information about the group, OED and SASS staff offered information about local LGBTQI resources and ways to be an ally.
Unite meets at noon on Thursdays in the conference room across from the SASS office in the General Education Building. Interested students, faculty and staff from all the colleges at UTHSC are welcome to join.
OED and SASS offered Safe Zone training in March. The workshop was an open, nonjudgmental and safe forum geared toward helping people of all backgrounds understand how to create a supportive safe zone for LGBTQI individuals. Safe Zone training will probably be offered again in June.
NaKeshi “Nikki” Dyer, MS, NCC, educational specialist with SASS, helped connect Unite with OED for the informational event and future collaborations. “In my position, I am fortunate to work with many students from various colleges around campus. Our goal is to help students reach their academic goals,” she said. “Students may encounter challenges in their academic performance that are not related to their academic ability, but to personal issues. Sometimes this includes relational difficulties with significant others, gender identity and gender expression concerns. I am glad that we have an active student group like Unite on our campus. It is a great community of support for many students here.”
“Higher education institutions realize an advantage through diversity and inclusive practices as it relates to who participates through engagement and performance,” said Michael Alston, EdD, assistant vice chancellor for Equity and Diversity at UTHSC. “The student group UNITE is demonstrating that engagement and performance in the academic setting is open to all students.”
For more information about Unite, contact Colby Passaro at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The bright orange UT logo unveiled Wednesday, Feb. 25, on exterior signage at the largest and most comprehensive hospital in the Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare system is a striking symbol of a successful partnership that started more than a decade ago and continues to grow. [Read more...]
Francine Rogers has been named the interim safety officer for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC).
Originally from Massachusetts, Rogers has been employed at UTHSC as the institutional biosafety officer since 2006. She has directed the laboratory safety program since 2009. In addition to these duties, Rogers will have responsibility for ensuring safety compliance and protocol for the entire Memphis campus. The position will report directly to Ken Brown, JD, MPA, PhD, FACHE, executive vice chancellor and chief operations officer for UTHSC. [Read more...]
Ken Brown, JD, MPA, PhD, FACHE, executive vice chancellor and chief operations officer for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has named Bruce Holden interim chief of police for the Memphis campus. [Read more...]
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) has been named one of the 2014 Top Workplaces in Memphis by The Commercial Appeal. [Read more...]
The Communications and Marketing Department at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) earned distinction for their three entries in the 2014 MarCom International Awards. [Read more...]
New Buildings and Amenities to Change the Face of UTHSC as Part of Newly Unveiled Master Plan for Growth
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) campus of the future will have at least 15 new buildings to meet expanding academic, research, clinical care and support needs. It will also have improved pedestrian and bicycle routes, better traffic flow, more parking, well-designed green spaces and landscaping, prominent signage, 10 renovated buildings, and updated housing options. [Read more...]