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4:22pm

Wed January 28, 2015
UTC

UTC Mocs Announce Changes to Men’s Track & Field and Cross Country Programs

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics David Blackburn announced the Mocs will no longer participate in men’s indoor and outdoor track & field and are limiting participation in men’s cross country after the end of the 2014-15 season.

“This was a very difficult decision,” stated Blackburn.  “You never want to cut a program, but based on our current Title IX situation and the current financial climate, it was a decision that had to be made.”

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10:49am

Wed January 28, 2015
Happenings

Southern Lit Alliance Announces Highlights of the 2015 Celebration of Southern Literature

From a media release:

The Southern Lit Alliance will host the 2015 Celebration of Southern Literature in collaboration with the Fellowship of Southern Writers from April 16th -18th , with some events extending into April 19th , 2015. This year’s Celebration of Southern Literature features a diverse array of events from workshops and discussions, readings and book signings, to exciting new social occasions.

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4:52pm

Tue January 27, 2015
Happenings

Parents, Students Invited to Free College Planning & Financial Aid Conference 1/31

From a media release:

U.S. Department of Education coming to Chattanooga for College Goal Tennessee 2015

High school students/parents/educators invited to learn more about college financial aid

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4:25pm

Mon January 26, 2015

4:23pm

Mon January 26, 2015
Happenings

UTC Cress Gallery of Art Announces Monica Cook 'Milk Fruit' Exhibiton

From a media release:

The Cress Gallery of Art

University of Tennessee Chattanooga

announces

Monica Cook

“Milk Fruit”

Exhibition dates: February 03- March 19, 2015

Spring 2015  Diane Marek Series Visiting Artist

Artist’s lecture: Tuesday, February 03, 5:30pm, followed by an opening reception

Room 356 of the UTC Fine Arts Center.

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4:21pm

Mon January 26, 2015
Happenings

Tickets on Sale Now for Mardi Gras Gala Benefiting Chambliss Center for Children

From a media release:

Chambliss Center for Children, in collaboration with Events with Taste, will host a Mardi Gras Gala on Saturday, February 7th, from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. at Loose Cannon, located at 1800A Rossville Avenue. The evening will feature Cajun-inspired fare, cocktails, Dixieland Jazz Quartet, late-evening DJ and lots of New Orleans-style fun.

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11:50am

Mon January 26, 2015
Arts & Culture

'The Future West' Film Team Seeks Crowdfunding for Sequel

Wally (Chris Schulz, left) and Sugar Baby (Geoff James, right) are two lifelong friends lost in the wilderness in Cindicate's 'The Future West.'

Southern dramatic short The Future West premiered at last year's Chattanooga Film Festival. Cindicate Productions created the  22-minute film about two friends lost in the Georgia wilderness, seeking direction--both literally and metaphorically.  Being lost together forces them to have deep, honest conversation about their lives.

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11:45am

Fri January 23, 2015
Education

UTC Nursing Ranked Among Top Ten in Best Online RN to BSN Programs

Credit UTC University Relations

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga was ranked among the top ten Best Online RN to BSN Programs by RNtoBSN.org.  UTC received the highest ranking of all Tennessee institutions in this curated list.

Nearly 400 online RN-to-BSN programs are offered in the U.S.—only 95 were ranked.

RNtoBSN.org‘s mission is to connect current and prospective nurses with the resources needed to pursue and obtain their BSN.

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9:48am

Fri January 23, 2015
Start It Up!

Start It Up Ep11: Two Media Mavens Show How Social Media Can Jumpstart Your Business

When Ashley Danford founded Whiskey Women, she needed to get the word out without breaking the bank on expensive marketing.  Because she had a background in social media, Ashley understood how to harness the power of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and a host of other platforms.  Today Whiskey Women is growing and has partnerships with major distillers like Diageo.

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4:53pm

Thu January 22, 2015
Arts & Culture

Harping In Harmony: Beverly Inman-Ebel Previews Free CHE Concerts

For decades, Beverly Inman-Ebel longed to play the harp, but never got around to learning it.  In this interview, she tells us what motivated her to finally take lessons and become a proficient player.  She’s now active in the local harp community—she is president of the Jan Pennington Gray Harp Fund, and she performs with the Chattanooga Harp Ensemble, which is giving two free concerts at the end of the month.

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4:29pm

Wed January 21, 2015
Best New Read

Berryhill Gets His ‘Mojo’ Working in New Novel

In this version of Chattanooga, monsters hide beneath the streets and in lurk dark corners.

Shane Berryhill’s Bad Mojo features vampires—called “vipers” by the locals—who dwell in underground Chattanooga.  Zombies attack people in alleys near the Terminal Brewhouse.  Legendary dive bar the Stone Lion is still open for business, an enchanted, magically-protected haven for humans and supernatural creatures alike.

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1:18pm

Tue January 20, 2015
Happenings

Terra Mae Hosting Benefit Feast for The Siskin Children's Institute on 2/5

Chef Shelley Cooper at Terra Mae Appalachian Bistro is bringing together friends and colleagues along with her mentor to celebrate good food for a great cause—the Siskin Children’s Institute. Last year they raised $5000 for Siskin—this year they are certain they will surpass that, according to Chef Cooper.

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11:49am

Tue January 20, 2015

11:45am

Tue January 20, 2015
Happenings

Artisti Affamati Presents 'Cosi Fan Tutte' 1/22 & 1/24

From a media release:

Artisti Affamati (Starving Artists of Chattanooga) are proud to announce their upcoming production of Mozart's "Cosi Fan Tutte."  The grassroots opera company has a two season history of performing unusual works in unusual place and is excited to be presenting a mainstream opera in a traditional setting at the beginning of this new year.

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11:33am

Tue January 20, 2015
Community

Family Justice Center: A New Approach to Helping Domestic Violence Victims

Chattanooga's Family Justice Center, which will open in a temporary Brainerd location in the spring, will help victims of domestic violence by placing many different support services under one roof.  Nooga.com journalist David Morton has been covering the new center, and he joins us to share excerpts of his interview with the center's Executive Director, Valerie Radu, and his interview with Chattanooga Police Chief Fred Fletcher.

In his Nooga.com article, Morton writes:

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