September 17, 2020

1. Health Sciences Library is OPEN! Reserve Your Spot!

Health Sciences Library is now open at a limited capacity. The Library will be limiting the hours open to Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Students may make a reservation for the next day online at the UTHSC Library website beginning at 12:00 pm the day before on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations will close at 5:00 pm that day.

Visit the Daily Digest post to read the full list of Library policies regarding the reopening.

Make a Library Reservation
2. Fitness Classes via Zoom

Follow the UTHSC Fitness Center on Instagram (@uthscfitnesshiddengym) for at home workouts or join a fitness class via Zoom. The Fitness Center offers:

  • Yoga 
    Mondays at 5:30 pm
  • Pilates
    Wednesdays at 5:30 pm
  • Zumba
    Wednesday at 5:30 pm

For the Zoom link and password to any of these classes, contact Suzanne at

For information about on-campus fitness classes, visit the Fitness Classes page on the UTHSC website.
3. Library Liaison Office Hours for the Colleges of Dentistry, Health Professions, Medicine, and Pharmacy

The Library Liaisons for the Colleges of Dentistry, Health Professions, Medicine, and Pharmacy have announced office hours:

  • College of Dentistry
    Library Liaison: Kay Strahan
    Office Hours: Wednesdays, 9:00 – 11:00 am
    Email to get the Zoom link.
  • College of Health Professions
    Library Liaison: Leah Cordova
    Office Hours: Tuesdays, 12:00 – 2:00 pm
    Email to get the Zoom link.
  • College of Medicine
    Library Liaison: Tamara Nelson
    Office Hours: Tuesdays, 11:00 – 1:00 pm
    Email to get the Zoom link.
  • College of Pharmacy
    Library Liaison: Hilary Jasmin
    Office Hours: Tuesdays, 9:00 – 10:00 am and Thursdays, 3:00 – 4:00 pm 
    Email to get the Zoom link.

For more information on Library Liaisons, visit

To schedule a one-on-one appointment, visit

4. Professional Development Workshop: Continuing in Academia

The Graduate Student Executive Council (GSEC) is hosting a three-part virtual professional development webinar series and the second installment, Continuing in Academia will be held September 23, from 1:00 to 2:00 pm. Join GSEC and special guests at various stages in their careers in academia via Zoom.

For more information about the webinar, read the Daily Digest post.

Feel free to submit questions in advance to GSEC at
Register for Continuing in Academia
5. Masks Required On Campus

Following the CDC’s recommendation to wear masks or face coverings in public settings, all UTHSC employees, students, patients, contractors, vendors, and anyone else who comes to campus for any reason are REQUIRED to wear face protective gear.

Per the CDC, cloth face coverings should—

  • fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face
  • be secured with ties or ear loops
  • include multiple layers of fabric
  • allow for breathing without restriction
  • be able to be laundered and machine dried without damage or change to shape
Please note that gaiters (pull-up neck scarves) do not meet the campus mask guidelines.
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