News Archives - 2020

"Annual UT-Austin bike auctions goes virtual with 159 bikes for sale"

Nov. 13, 2020 - Read this Daily Texan story about how UT Surplus Property teamed up with Parking and Transportation Services to move the university's annual bike auction online with the potential benefit of increasing accessibility.

"Landscape Services plants gardens, supports pollinators with campus partners"

August 24, 2020 - Read this FAS Times story about how our Landscape Services team uses expert strategies to attract and sustain pollinators while collaborating with academic, sustainability and student groups on campus who also promote pollinators.

"How UT plans to keep its 430 acres clean during pandemic"

August 11, 2020 - Read this Austin-American Statesman story about how our Custodial Services team will provide essential cleaning services on the UT campus during the COVID-19 crisis.

"Facilities Services applies teamwork and integrity to serving campus"

August 7, 2020 - View this FAS Times video where Facilities Services Director Darren Hale was interviewed about how we have applied the FAS core values of teamwork, integrity and service in our essential work, especially during the pandemic.

"FAS departments partner with other UT units to transform COVID-19 testing sites"

July 24, 2020 - Read this FAS Times story about how our Facilities Operations and Maintenance technicians responded quickly as they partnered up to help establish new COVID-19 testing centers on the UT campus.

Landscape Services donates 400+ plants to Dell Med healthcare workers

June 10, 2020 - Read this FAS Times story about how Landscape Services donated over 400 plants grown in their greenhouses to Dell Medical School (DMS) and and Dell Seton Medical Center staff for their critical work during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Landscape Services' essential workers improve health and safety on campus during pandemic

May 4, 2020 - Read this FAS Times story on how our Landscape Services team provides essential services with health and safety in mind as the university endures the COVID-19 crisis.

"Staff members keep things running even when campus is closed"

May 1, 2020 - Read this Texas Connect story on how our essential workers are "Crucial to Campus." Two of our team members were interviewed to share how they continued to provide services on campus while the university was closed at the initial stages of the pandemic.

UT's online auction of Longhorn sports gear and collectibles in the news

February 4, 2020 - After Texas Athletic Director Chris Del Conte mentioned in the Forty Acres Insider how to "get your hands on the collectibles, sporting goods, furniture and Longhorn branded pieces" via our Surplus Property online auction events (and UT Surplus Reuse Store), several local TV stations scooped in for interviews and to cover the story. View the videos from Fox 7, KVUE (ABC) and KEYE (CBS). Also read the Daily Texan story.

"Landscape Services' greenhouses: year-round planting for the future"

January 17, 2020 - Read this FAS Times article and learn where our campus plants come from and the creative and knowledgeable team behind their cultivation.

"Landscape supervisor's compost tea helps campus grow"

January 15, 2020 - Read this Texas Connect story about how one of our landscape supervisors, Justin Hayes, used his expertise in organic landscaping to develop an innovative and sustainable method for nourishing plants at the university. His special "brew" of compost tea makes a difference on campus.

"Resource Recovery interns contribute to UT's zero waste effort"

January 9, 2020 - Read this FAS Times article on how our Resource Recovery interns make a difference on campus through our Zero Waste and Surplus Property initiatives.