University of Tennessee at Chattanooga http://wutc.org en UTC Conference Addresses Youth Sports Injuries http://wutc.org/post/utc-conference-addresses-youth-sports-injuries <p>Media reports have helped raise awareness among the American public to health-related issues in sports, such as the long-term effects of concussion, the potential for catastrophic events, the disabling impact of ACL injuries, and the adequacy of existing safeguards.&nbsp;</p><p>The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga; the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Chattanooga; Erlanger Health System, and the National Athletic Training Association host “The Sports Injury Epidemic,” a national two-day conference of vital importance to your youth.</p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 23:46:03 +0000 Staff 36068 at http://wutc.org UTC Music Department Presents “Catch the Groove” Percussion Ensemble 4/14 http://wutc.org/post/utc-music-department-presents-catch-groove-percussion-ensemble-414 <p>The UTC Music Department is pleased to present “Catch the Groove”, directed by Monte Coulter. This traditional spring concert will take place at the UTC Fine Arts Center, Roland Hayes Concert Hall, 752 Vine St., Chattanooga, on April 14, 2014 at 7:30 p.m., and will consist of some works which are totally new to the area and others which are more established in the percussion ensemble idiom. This one-night-only program is free, and the public is invited.</p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 16:14:32 +0000 Staff 35824 at http://wutc.org Apothecary Hosts UTC Student Art Show http://wutc.org/post/apothecary-hosts-utc-student-art-show <p><em><strong>Collaboration on Mapping: Space, Self, and Surrounding </strong></em>features the work of 48 first-year art students in Drawing II classes at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga. The exhibition includes large-scale collaborative drawings created by students working in teams, as well as independent individual projects taking mapping as a central theme.</p><p>An opening reception will be held Thursday, April 17, at 6:00 p.m. at The Apothecary,&nbsp; 744 McCallie Ave., Chattanooga, TN 37403.</p><p></p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 16:11:52 +0000 Staff 35823 at http://wutc.org Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network Offering Training Seminar 3/6 http://wutc.org/post/tennessee-suicide-prevention-network-offering-training-seminar-36 <p></p><p>There is no typical suicide victim.&nbsp; No age group, ethnicity or background is immune.&nbsp; But some troubled individuals display behaviors, either deliberately or inadvertently, that signal their suicide intent, and help is available.&nbsp; The <a href="http://tspn.org/">Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network</a> is offering a suicide prevention training seminar for mental health and substance abuse workers on Thursday, March 6<sup>th</sup>, and the seminar is open to the general public.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 21:24:21 +0000 Mark Colbert 34420 at http://wutc.org UTC to Host Symposium 3/8 on Growing Native Plants in Your Garden http://wutc.org/post/utc-host-symposium-38-growing-native-plants-your-garden <p>The <a href="http://tennesseevalley.wildones.org/">Tennessee Valley Chapter of Wild Ones</a>, a national non-profit organization promoting the preservation of bio-diversity, is holding a <a href="http://tennesseevalley.wildones.org/2014-symposium/2014-symposium-program-schedule/">symposium at UTC on Saturday, March 8th.</a> Called “Native Plants, Natural Landscapes” the symposium, co-sponsored by UTC’s&nbsp; Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, will offer information and advice from experts on improving landscapes and gardens using sustainable landscaping practices. Tue, 04 Mar 2014 20:43:24 +0000 Richard Winham 34372 at http://wutc.org Why Kjerstin Gruys Shunned Mirrors For A Year http://wutc.org/post/why-kjerstin-gruys-shunned-mirrors-year <p></p><p>Six months before her wedding, Kjerstin Gruys decided to do something that surprised her friends and family: she vowed to quit looking at herself in the mirror.&nbsp; For a year, she avoided her own reflection… and even on her wedding day, getting ready, she wouldn’t look at herself.&nbsp; By avoiding her reflection, she challenged her ideas and society's ideas about beauty.</p><p>She blogged about the experience, which garnered national attention, and then wrote a book.</p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 23:05:04 +0000 Michael Edward Miller 34178 at http://wutc.org Why Kjerstin Gruys Shunned Mirrors For A Year On 2/24, UTC Premieres New Documentary on Chattanooga's Civil Rights Movement http://wutc.org/post/224-utc-premieres-new-documentary-chattanoogas-civil-rights-movement <p> On the afternoon of Friday February 19, 1960, 12 honors students from Howard High School sat down at a segregated “whites only” lunch counter in downtown Chattanooga. Their protest marked the beginning of the Civil Rights Movement in Chattanooga. A new documentary honoring nine Chattanoogans whose actions were pivotal in the Civil Rights Movement will receive its premiere in UTC’s University Center Auditorium on Monday February 24 at 5:15. Richard Winham has excerpts from the documentary, and talks with Dr. Fri, 21 Feb 2014 22:19:38 +0000 Richard Winham 33977 at http://wutc.org UTC Hosts Marian Anderson String Quartet, Composer Forum 2/20 - 2/22 http://wutc.org/post/utc-hosts-marian-anderson-string-quartet-composer-forum-220-222 <p> Dr. Jonathan McNair discusses the <a href="http://southeasterncomposersleague.org/forum/">Southeastern Composers League Forum</a> coming up at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.</p><p>From a media release:</p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 19:27:00 +0000 Mark Colbert 33810 at http://wutc.org Eve Ensler's 'The Vagina Monologues' at UTC 2/14 &2/15 http://wutc.org/post/eve-enslers-vagina-monologues-utc-214-215 <p><strong>Note: Due to inclement weather, the performance for 2/13 has been canceled.</strong></p><p><em>The Vagina Monologues</em>, written by Eve Ensler, is being brought out once again for UTC's 6th consecutive production. The production documents and celebrates the unique, funny, and even sad experiences concerned with the struggles of being a woman. The production will take place February 14th and 15th. WUTC's Virginia Daniels talked with Harley Milligan, the production director, and Sara Peters, director of the <a href="https://www.facebook.com/WCatUTC">Women's Center</a> at UTC.</p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 20:33:24 +0000 Virginia Daniels 33631 at http://wutc.org Cress Gallery Presents 'Michelle Segre: Sculptures and Drawings' http://wutc.org/post/cress-gallery-presents-michelle-segre-sculptures-and-drawings <p>From a media release:</p><p><strong>“Michelle Segre: Sculptures and Drawings”</strong></p><p><strong>February 4 – March 20, 2014</strong></p><p><strong>Admission is free and open to all. For more information visit </strong><a href="http://www.cressgallery.org"><strong>www.cressgallery.org</strong></a></p><p>Now in the final stages of installation, this is an exhibition not to be missed and an opportunity to hear and speak with the artist, as all Diane Marek Visiting Artists discuss their work before the opening reception and greet you all in the gallery.</p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 20:37:08 +0000 Staff 33396 at http://wutc.org Tragedy into Triumph: June Scobee Rogers & the Challenger Centers http://wutc.org/post/tragedy-triumph-june-scobee-rogers-challenger-centers <p></p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 21:12:29 +0000 Richard Winham 32975 at http://wutc.org Tragedy into Triumph: June Scobee Rogers & the Challenger Centers UTC Hosts Free Student Success Conference 1/25 http://wutc.org/post/utc-hosts-free-student-success-conference-125 <p><a href="http://youngandwiser.org/">Young and Wiser,</a> a Chattanooga nonprofit helping students succeed, is partnering with the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, the Public Education Foundation and other organizations for <a href="http://youngandwiser.org/Default.aspx?pageId=1380850&amp;eventId=757265&amp;EventViewMode=EventDetails">a conference on January 25th.&nbsp; </a>The free conference is open to current college students, prospective college students, parents and teachers, and will help students deal with the challenges of higher education.</p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 16:25:57 +0000 Staff 32560 at http://wutc.org UTC Percussion Ensemble Fights Food Insecurity at 'Beat Hunger' Concert 11/24 http://wutc.org/post/utc-percussion-ensemble-fights-food-insecurity-beat-hunger-concert-1124 <p> WUTC's Mark Colbert speaks with professor Monte Coulter about the <span class="float" id="ctl00_pc_Description">University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Percussion Ensemble's </span><a href="http://www.chattanoogafun.com/events/2895/beat-hunger">Beat Hunger Concert</a>, coming up November 24th.&nbsp; Attendees are asked to bring a $2 check donation to the Chattanooga Community Kitchen or to bring two non-perishable food items.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 16:28:46 +0000 Mark Colbert 30353 at http://wutc.org University of Tennessee at Chattanooga's ROTC Forms Partnership With Cherokee Students http://wutc.org/post/university-tennessee-chattanoogas-rotc-forms-partnership-cherokee-students <p> The ROTC program at UTC has formed a partnership with the Eastern Band of Cherokee in North Carolina.&nbsp; UTC has established an internship program for graduates from the Cherokee school, and athletes from the school are being encouraged to try out for UTC’s football program.&nbsp; WUTC’s Richard Winham speaks to Major Robert Ricks from UTC and Lynne Harlan, a public relations coordinator with the Eastern Band of Cherokee.</p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 20:54:41 +0000 Richard Winham 29828 at http://wutc.org Free UTC Jazz Band Concert Coming Up 11/13 http://wutc.org/post/free-utc-jazz-band-concert-coming-1113 <p> The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Music Department will present UTC’s<a href="http://www.utc.edu/faculty/erika-schafer/jazzband.php"> Jazz Band</a>, showcasing a variety of jazz styles from composers Quincy Jones,&nbsp; Thelonious Monk,&nbsp; Cootie Williams and others.&nbsp; Guest vocalists Amy Oaks and Alea Tveit will also perform with The Jazz Band on Wednesday,&nbsp; November 13<sup>th</sup> at 7:30 PM.</p><p>From a media release:</p><p><strong>The UTC Music Department presents the UTC Jazz Band</strong><br /><strong>Dr. Erika Schafer</strong><strong>, Director</strong></p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 16:29:40 +0000 Mark Colbert 29705 at http://wutc.org