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July 28, 2021

1. UTHSC TechConnect is LIVE!

UTHSC TechConnect, the new IT service site, is now available for you to report issues, request services, find technical information, and so much more. UTHSC TechConnect replaces the ability to send an email to so that ITS can provide you with easier and quicker service.

Visit the TechConnect introduction page to meet our friend Veronica and learn more!

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2. Donation Drive for School Supplies – Extended to Aug. 2

UTHSC is partnering with Omega Ministries to distribute backpacks full of school supplies to K-12 students in the Memphis community – and we need your help to fill the backpacks!

UTHSC will be collecting donations of school supplies at several buildings on campus now through Monday, August 2. Monetary donations are also accepted! If you would prefer to make a monetary donation, please contact Sally Badoud at

Bring your donation (supplies, cash, or check) to the Madison Plaza TODAY, Wednesday, July 28, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm and receive a FREE UTHSC gaiter!

3. Nominations Open for Lichterman Award

Each year, non-exempt employees with at least 3 years of service can be nominated for the Lichterman award by a supervisor, co-worker, or other UTHSC/UCH employee. Nominees should possess qualities such as dedication, hard work, and a positive attitude. If you know of any UTHSC or UCH employees that meet these standards of service, please nominate them!

The easiest way to nominate an employee is to use the People Search on the UTHSC website. If an employee is eligible for the award, you will see a nomination button at the top of their People Search Details page.

For more information about the award, visit

4. Download Your Event Pass to Attend Student Affairs and Community Engagement Events

Any UTHSC personnel planning to attend an upcoming event with Student Affairs and Community Engagement should use the Engage Event Pass for a quick and easy check-in process.

How to find your Event Pass:

  1. Log into Engage at
  2. In the upper right-hand corner, click on the circle with your first initial inside of it
  3. Select “Event Pass”
  4. Save your Event Pass
    1. On an iPhone or other Apple device, you can save the QR code to your Apple Wallet
    2. On an Android device, you can add it to your Google Pay wallet
    3. Additionally, you may screenshot the Event Pass and save it in an easily accessible place

Your Event Pass QR code does not change, and we will use this system to check into all of our events, so make sure to download your Event Pass today!

5. July 30: Tax-Free Holiday at the HSC Hub

Stop by the HSC Hub on Friday, July 30 – or visit the HSC Hub's website July 30 through August 1 – and purchase tax-free clothing, school supplies, and computers! Certain restrictions apply. Items must be purchased for personal use, not for business or trade.

Employees can also take advantage of paycheck deductions for items purchased during the tax-free holiday! This is only available in person at the HSC Hub location, and not via website orders.

Items that will be tax free:

  • General apparel that costs $100 or less per item, such as shirts, pants, sweatshirts, windbreakers, etc.
  • School and art supplies with a purchase price of $100 or less per item, such as binders, backpacks, paper, pens, etc.
  • Computers for personal use with a purchase price of $1,500 or less
  • Laptop computers and tablets, if priced at $1,500 or less

Items that will NOT be tax free:
  • Apparel items priced at more than $100
  • Items sold together cannot be split up to stay beneath the $100 maximum
  • Items such as jewelry, handbags, or sports and recreational equipment
  • School and art supplies individually priced at more than $100
  • Storage media, like flash drives
  • Individually purchased software
  • Printer supplies

The HSC Hub is located on the first floor of the Madison Plaza on the Memphis campus, and is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.

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