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Mark Your Calendar!

Here’s a list of spring semester opportunities to celebrate, network, and learn.

Faculty Appreciation Week Is February 12–16

Our annual celebration of faculty is scheduled for February 12–16.

Watch Tennessee Today for special events, discounts, and stories about faculty from each college. At least two events require an RSVP.

Forum on the Rock and Free Speech Set for February 26

The Student Government Association is planning a panel discussion about the Rock, tentatively scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Monday, February 26.

The panel, which is still being assembled, will discuss issues surrounding the Rock, including free speech and hate speech.

Faculty Pubs

Faculty are invited to network with colleagues at three remaining Faculty Pub events scheduled this semester.

Pubs will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Lauricella Center of Neyland Stadium on Thursday, February 15; Thursday, March 29; and Wednesday, April 25.

Each pub will feature free appetizers and a cash-only bar.

For easiest access, enter the stadium at Gate 21A. Limited parking will be available for vehicles with a UT parking tag in Lot 9 on Phillip Fulmer Way beginning at 5 p.m.

All faculty, including tenure-track, non-tenure-track, and retired, are invited to attend the pubs.

Coffee and Conversation

All faculty are invited to join Interim Provost John Zomchick and the vice provosts for coffee and conversation about timely matters and issues of concern.

The get-togethers will be held in the Mary Greer Room, Room 258 of Hodges Library (located across from the circulation desk near Starbucks). They will take place from 8 to 9 a.m. on Tuesday, February 6, and Friday, March 2, and from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Monday, April 9.

Coffee and light refreshments will be provided.


UT faculty members will share their knowledge on a wide range of subjects at this spring’s Mic/Nite on Thursday, March 8, at the Relix Variety Theatre, 1208 North Central Avenue. Social hour begins at 5:30 p.m. with free pizza and a cash bar, and presentations begin at 6:30 p.m.

Mic/Nite is a Powered by PechaKucha social gathering designed to enhance the intellectual, interdisciplinary, and cultural life of UT faculty and staff. PechaKucha is a fast-paced lecture format that originated in Tokyo. Since 2003, it has spread to more than 400 cities around the world.

The event is free and open to faculty and staff and their spouses or partners. RSVP here.