Education

University of Tennessee

As news spread of Pat Summitt passing away yesterday, Chattanooga athletes and coaches paused to remember her. Though the legendary Lady Vols coach was located on the Knoxville campus, she visited the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga often. In this segment, we speak with UTC coaches and others, including David Blackburn, the UTC Vice Chancellor & Director of Athletics, who explains how Summitt impacted his life.

Metro Ideas Project

  A new Chattanooga nonprofit, the Metro Ideas Project, hopes to bring big changes to our city’s education system.  The Metro Ideas Project is a research team made up of academics, policy-makers, and journalists who are focused on making midsize cities like Chattanooga work better for their citizens. 

  UTC's Elder Scholars is a group of people 55 and older who meet on the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga campus once a month to learn about almost anything. Richard Winham talked to Jane Elmore, the co-chairperson fro the group, who told him that the older she gets, the better it gets.

  Jared Bigham joins us to talk about education and the future of Chattanooga.  He’s the coordinator for Chattanooga 2.0, an initiative that's exploring ways to build "the smartest community in the South," according to their Web site.

Chickamauga & Chattanooga Military Park

The 13th Amendment abolished slavery 150 years ago, and the National Park Service is presenting "The Death Blow is Final:  The 13th Amendment Becomes Official" on Saturday December 19th at 2:00.

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Dennis Haskins/Instagram

  Actor (and Chattanooga native) Dennis Haskins is so synonymous with Richard Belding, the Bayside High School principal he played on Saved By The Bell, that he uses @mrbelding as his Twitter handle.

However, in spite of his signature role as an educator, he never finished college.  In this story, he tells us why, at age 65, he finally returned to the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga to finish his degree. 

Local non-profit Unifi-Ed this week announced its Pact for Public Education, a sweeping landmark initiative to improve every public school in Hamilton County.  At the center of The Pact are 4 key points of action to erase disparities between schools and make access to quality education more equitable.

Tennessee Aquarium

Several Lake Sturgeon have been tagged with special markers that can be tracked with new technology added to the Tennessee Aquarium's River Gorge Explorer and listening devices along the Tennessee River. 

The United Way of Greater Chattanooga is hosting the 8th annual Day of Action with Read-A-Palooza at the Hamilton Place Mall on Saturday, June 20, 2015. 

In December, the president of the University of Alabama at Birmingham shocked people in the state's largest city when he canceled the football program, saying it wasn't economically feasible.

Todd Stailey

The Tennessee Aquarium and Tennessee Tech University collaborated to put the skills of iCube to work creating a 3D educational game. 

UTC University Relations

Robert Fisher, a senior in the Brock Scholars program at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, is only the third student from UTC to be awarded a Rhodes Scholarship. Widely regarded as the most prestigious scholarship in the world, the Rhodes Scholarship was established with a bequest from Cecil Rhodes to “promote civic-minded leadership among young people with the moral force of character and instincts to lead.”

In this segment, we have an interview with Fisher, one of only 32 students from across the US to be awarded the scholarship this year.

Last year, students at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and the Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy helped create a new prairie dog exhibit at the Chattanooga Zoo.  Now more partnerships that will enrich animals' lives and gather research data are continuing and expanding.  Funded by the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga, this year's projects will involve the zoo, the Tennessee Aquarium, and the Reflection Riding Arboretum and Nature Center.

March is Mentor Month and Battle Academy is starting a new program to match mentors with their students.

UTC will be closed Monday, February 16

Feb 15, 2015

Due to the threat of bad weather, UTC will be closed Feb. 16, 2015.  All classes are cancelled and offices are closed for Monday, February 16, 2015. 
 

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