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Joel Reeves Named Permanent Chief Information Officer

To: UT Faculty, Staff, and Students
From: Chris Cimino, Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration
Subject: Joel Reeves Named Permanent Chief Information Officer

I am pleased to announce that Joel Reeves has been named permanent assistant vice chancellor for information technology and chief information officer, effective immediately.

Reeves has served as interim CIO since 2011, leading our Knoxville central IT unit through a strategic reorganization period.

A news release will be sent today to local and statewide media to announce his appointment. To read the release, visit

Please join me in congratulating Joel.

Minors on Campus or Participating in University Programs – Summer 2013

To: UT Faculty and Staff
From: Chris Cimino, Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration
Subject: Minors on Campus or Participating in University Programs – Summer 2013

The University of Tennessee’s Minors on Campus Risk Assessment Committee has identified actions that should be taken immediately with respect to university-related camps and programs that will take place this summer.

The committee has asked that before June 1, a state and national sexual offender registry check must be performed on any university employee with primary responsibility for directing, coordinating, or overseeing camps, programs, conferences, or facilities in which minors are likely to participate between June 1 and October 1, 2013.

Supervisors will be performing these checks on all faculty, staff, and volunteers who may have direct contact with minors during this time period.

To perform a national sexual registry check on an individual, visit

To perform a Tennessee abuse registry check on an individual, visit

Every UT employee, student, and volunteer who may have direct contact with minors must read and sign the attached document, “Tennessee Law on Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse and Child Sexual Abuse.” You must retain the signed versions of the document.

Copies of the registry checks and the signed document must be sent to Jeff Maples, 405B Andy Holt Tower, Knoxville, TN 37996-0145.

If you have any questions concerning these guidelines, please contact Jeff Maples at 865-974-3061 or

See Attachment: Enclosure for Memorandum to Program Directors re Mandatory Reporting Law; 4831-0358-9907

New Director of Budgets

James Price has been named the Director of Budgets.  Mr. Price has a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration  with a major in Accounting from the University of Tennessee and an MBA with the Management Information Systems concentration from the University of Kentucky.  He is a licensed CPA in the State of Tennessee with over 19 years of professional accounting experience.

A key element to moving UT Knoxville from a Top 50 public research university to the ranks of the Top 25 involves having the resources to improve and supplement our campus facilities to support first-rate academic and research programs, along with student housing and services.


The UT Office of Sustainability aims to foster sustainable development and promote environmental stewardship at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.


Changes to Remote Desktop start in March

Changes to Remote Desktop Access Bring Increased Campus Network Security
Posted By Rebekah Winkler On February 4, 2013 (8:30 am) In Current Students, Faculty & Staff

Starting in March, all UT students and employees who remotely connect to their campus computers from other locations off campus will need to take an additional step to increase their online security.

On March 1, the Office of Information Technology will begin blocking incoming external network traffic to Port 3389, which is an entry point commonly used by remote desktop clients.

Everyone who uses such software to access their on-campus computers from an external network will be required to use the UT Virtual Private Network (UT-VPN). Local UT network traffic will not be affected.

The move is part of OIT’s ongoing efforts to make the entire campus network stronger and more secure.

Information and guidance on using the UT-VPN is available on the OIT website. Users may also call the OIT Help Desk at 974-9900 for assistance.

Article taken from Tennessee Today –
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Lighting Upgrades Under Way in Four Buildings

Lighting Upgrades Under Way in Four Buildings
Posted By Rebekah Winkler On January 11, 2013 (10:19 am) In Current Students, Faculty & Staff, News Brief

As classes resume this spring, you will see some big changes in the lighting in four campus buildings.

As part of a comprehensive energy conservation project, work is under way in the Jane and David Bailey Education Complex; the Health, Physical Education, and Recreation Building (HPER); the Student Services Building; and the Communications Building.

Old fixtures are being replaced with energy-efficient lights, manual switches are being replaced with on-off sensors, and other upgrades are being done. In some of the public areas of the buildings, “daylight harvesting” sensors cue the lights to remain off when sunlight is bright enough to light the area.

The work, which also includes some sprinkler system upgrades and ceiling work, will cost $2.25 million, funded by monies provided by the state during stimulus years. The new lights will save the campus as much as $500,000 a year. The campus’s utility bill runs about $20 million a year.

“Any dollars we can save is money we can put back into the classroom,” said Dave Irvin, associate vice chancellor for facilities services.

Elsewhere on campus, new construction is equipped with energy-efficient lighting. Buildings slated for major renovations will get the lighting overhaul as part of that work. Eventually, the whole campus will have the more energy-efficient lights.

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