Showing posts with label Vols. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Vols. Show all posts

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Monday, November 14, 2016

UTK Diversity Dialogue Town Hall: Campus Carry

I wish I could make it to the Diversity Dialogue Town Hall: Campus Carry, but I've got a prior commitment for that time:
"The Division of Student Life’s Diversity Committee is excited to host the final Diversity Dialogue Town Hall event of the semester on Tuesday, November 15th at 6:30PM in Alumni Memorial Building Room 32. This Town Hall will cover the recently passed Campus Concealed Carry Policy (Tennessee Law TCA 39-17-1309) which allows generally all UT full-time employees with a valid handgun permit to carry a concealed handgun on UT property. 
We will hearing from members of the University of Tennessee Police Department, Faculty Senate, Students for Concealed Carry, and the Knoxville Chapter of Moms Demand Gun Sense in America."

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Go Vols

I know most people don't follow this blog to learn about my football interests, but this tweet was too good to resist. (It means more if you know the Vols had lost the last 11 games to Florida and were down 3-21 at the half.)


Thursday, July 7, 2016

Carry Permit Holders at UT: Part 3

Let's just hope all the bad guys registered:
"Police at UT-Knoxville had fielded requests from 72 employees who wanted to be able to bring their guns on campus, a spokeswoman there said Thursday."

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Carry Permit Holders at UT: Part 2

More on UT campus carry including specifics about the registration process and a map of the gun free zones...
June 16, 2016 
To: UT Faculty and Staff 
From: Troy Lane, associate vice chancellor for public safety 
Subject: Information for Faculty and Staff about Concealed Handgun Law 
This spring the General Assembly passed Public Chapter 1061. The law, which takes effect on July 1, allows generally all UT full-time employees with a valid handgun permit to carry a concealed handgun on UT property. To read the law, visit http://utpolice.utk.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/48/2016/06/pc1061.pdf
The university has adopted a new safety policy at http://policy.tennessee.edu/safety_policy/sa0875 concerning firearms and has posted a list of commonly asked questions at http://policy.tennessee.edu/sa0875-firearms-faq.
At 8:00 a.m. on Monday, June 20, the University of Tennessee Police Department will begin registering full-time employees who intend to exercise their right to carry a concealed handgun on UT property on or after July 1. For a definition of full-time employees, visit http://policy.tennessee.edu/hr_policy/hr0105
To register, applicants are required to go to the UTPD office at 1101 Cumberland Avenue to complete the paperwork and sign the application in the presence of a sworn UTPD officer. Knoxville-area employees who intend to carry a concealed handgun on university property in the Knoxville area should come to UTPD to register. 
Applicants must bring their:
- Faculty/staff identification card
- Valid Tennessee driver s license
- Valid Tennessee handgun permit
The registration process requires applicants to acknowledge their responsibilities in carrying a handgun, which include their duty to secure and conceal it. UTPD will retain the list of registered permit holders, which can be shared only with other law enforcement agencies. 
Full-time employees are prohibited from carrying a concealed handgun into meetings about tenure and employee discipline. Full-time employees may not carry a handgun into any stadium, arena, or auditorium when university-sponsored events are under way. Other prohibited locations are hospitals and offices where medical and mental health services are the primary services provided: Student Health Center, Veterinary Medical Center, Early Learning Center, and the speech and hearing clinics. A map of all prohibited locations is available at http://utpolice.utk.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/48/2016/06/UT-Concealed-Carry-Map.pdf
This new law does not extend the right to carry a concealed handgun on campus to students. Therefore, full-time employees enrolled in a class or classes at UT are unable to carry a concealed handgun on UT property. 
UTPD will offer a voluntary training course that will cover firearm safety, reiteration of statutory requirements and limitations, a review of prohibited locations, personal liabilities, and other pertinent topics. Information on the classes will be provided to registrants. 
If you have questions, please contact UT Police at 865-974-3114.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Carry Permit Holders at UT

The following e-mail went out from the UT President:

New Safety Policy about Firearms on Campus

On July 1, a new state law takes effect that allows Tennessee’s public colleges and universities’ full-time faculty and staff, who have handgun-carry permits, to carry handguns on campus. I want to share information about the law and the new safety policy we have adopted in response.

Safety Policy 0875 addresses how UT applies the many different state laws regarding firearms and clarifies when an employee may and may not legally carry a handgun on University property.

The policy, which also takes effect July 1, expands on the following key provisions of state law:
  • Full-time UT employees with valid Tennessee handgun-carry permits may carry handguns on UT property, if:
    • They are not enrolled as students; and
    • They notify the law enforcement agencies with jurisdiction over the UT property on which they will be carrying a handgun
  • Employees must display their handgun-carry permits on request of law enforcement officers
  • Employees must not:
    • Carry a weapon other than a handgun
    • Carry a handgun openly or in any other manner in which the handgun is visible to ordinary observation
    • Carry a handgun at certain times and locations, such as:
      • Stadiums, gymnasiums or auditoriums where University-sponsored events are in progress
      • In meetings regarding disciplinary matters or tenure
I encourage you to review the policy in its entirety and answers to frequently asked questions provided here.

Additional information about implementation efforts will be shared soon by each campus and institute. Questions can be directed to the law enforcement contacts listed within the policy.

I understand strong feelings exist regarding guns on campus and want to assure you of our unwavering commitment to the safety of our faculty, staff and students as we implement this change.

Thank you for your attention to this important matter. I appreciate everything you do for the University.

All the best,
Joe

Friday, April 29, 2016

UT Amateur Radio Club Field Day

"The University of Tennessee Amateur Radio Club (www.utarc.org) is sponsored by the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.  The club's purpose includes attracting science and engineering students to the field of radio communications. It's primary radio transmitting station is located in East Stadium Hall and serves as the emergency communications backbone for the UT Campus in cases of disasters and major events. 
The purpose of the UTARC Field Day Event planned for April 30, 2016 from 8 am to 6 pm is to: (1) interest students in this activity, (2) test its low power portable radio equipment, and (3) perform the annual exercise if its emergency communications capability. 
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has already granted and issued a special event licensed callsign for this activity (K4V)."

Friday, April 22, 2016

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Go Big Orange

Via the Ham Radio forum at AR15.com:

Of course, being from Knoxville, I'm a fan of orange (and white).

And it makes sense that I would like the orange on the TERMN-8R.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Power T

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville is moving away from the UT System logo. The logo incorporates the image of the state.




They will start using the Power T in 2015. This is the same logo that athletics uses today. This seems to be a move to create more of a local, Knoxville identity.


But Coach Butch Jones has been preaching the idea of "One Tennessee" in an effort to lock up recruiting statewide.






Monday, July 7, 2014

Skywarn Advisory for the UT Football Team

Friday, January 3, 2014

Peyton

Because we don't have much to cheer for with the current state of our football program, we can focus on our glorious past.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Sportsmanship

Very cool...
"The release went on to state that “[d]espite being engaged in a heated conference game, both teams set aside their battle to show support for a football player, regardless of which uniform he wore. The act displayed both great sportsmanship by the teams gathered as one support unit as well as the impact that Lattimore had on his sport.”"

Friday, March 9, 2012

Vols

Getting fired up for the game at 7:30 tonight... watch McRae at around one minute thirty seconds... he made Sports Center's Top 10 with that dunk.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

11 or II?

wesrucker247 RT @DesertVol: @wesrucker247 It's obvious now the preseason voters were using Roman numerals: II instead of 11 for UT.Sun, Mar 04 13:53:20 from TweetDeck

Monday, February 27, 2012

Skylar McThree!

JimmyHyams When skylar mcbee scores at least 10 pts, vols are 10-0. When he scores 3 or less, vols are 2-10.Thu, Feb 23 12:23:29 from Twitter for BlackBerry®