August 19, 2020

1. Chick-fil-A Opens Tomorrow!

Chick-fil-A will be opening TOMORROW, Thursday, August 20 in the Madison Plaza Food Court on the Memphis campus!

The Madison Plaza Food Court is located on the first floor of the 920 Madison Building. The hours will be 7:00 am – 2:00 pm.
2. COVID-19 Testing Available on Memphis Campus

A COVID-19 testing site has been set up on the Memphis campus in the Student-Alumni Center (SAC) gymnasium at 800 Madison Ave. The gymnasium is located on the backside of the SAC and patients should enter via the breezeway, and not through the front door of the SAC.

The SAC testing site is open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 12:00 – 4:00 pm and Saturdays 1:00 – 3:00 pm with no appointment necessary for faculty, staff, and students. Spouses, family members, and friends of UTHSC faculty, staff, and students cannot be tested at the SAC location and should go to a community testing site operated by University Clinical Health (UCH). The SAC testing site is closed on holidays.

The SAC testing site is for those who are asymptomatic (no symptoms) and have had no known exposure to COVID-19.

Those with symptoms or who may have been exposed to COVID-19 will be referred to a UCH mobile testing site by texting “COVID” to 901.203.5526. Test results will take about 48 hours to be returned to the patient.

3. Fitness Center Reopens Monday

The UTHSC Fitness Center will reopen on Monday, August 24 in accordance with COVID-19 safety protocols for faculty, staff, and students. Reservations are required, and can be scheduled via the online portal on the Campus Recreation reservations website beginning Saturday, August 22. You must have a reservation to enter the Fitness Center. Reservations are available up to two days in advance. Cancellations must be done within 30 minutes of the scheduled session.

If you have any questions, please call Campus Recreation at 901.448.5973.

4. Applications Close Monday for the Virtual Diversity Certificate Program

The Diversity Certificate Program will demonstrate that embracing diversity and inclusion can bring a broader range of perspectives and backgrounds into our organization, leading to more effective decision-making. Participants will gain a sound understanding of the latest research and best practices in the fields of cultural competency and diversity. 

This initiative is a training opportunity for faculty, staff, and students in alignment with the Chancellor’s priority on Equity and Inclusion.

To apply for the virtual Diversity Certificate Program, fill out the application and email it to by August 24.

For more information, contact

5. Nominations Close Friday for the Lichterman Award

Want to recognize an outstanding non-exempt UTHSC/UCH employee with at least three years of service? Nominate them for the Lichterman Employee of the Year Award! Nominations are now open through August 21.

Use the "people search" tool on the UTHSC website to search for and nominate eligible UTHSC/UCH non-exempt employees.


  1. Employees must have a non-exempt title classification.
  2. Employees must be a full-time UT Health Science Center employee (including employees at St. Francis and Jackson) or a full-time UCH employee.
  3. Employees must have been employed a minimum of three years prior to nomination.

Evaluation Criteria

  1. Reliability
  2. Quality of Work
  3. Attitude/Disposition

For more information about the award and award process, please visit

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