Fri January 23, 2015

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

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Wed January 14, 2015

North Carolina Rethinks The Common Core

Originally published on Sun January 25, 2015 4:49 pm

Math scores at McMichael High School have improved.
Courtesy of McMichael High School

It's shaping up to be an interesting year for the Common Core, barely five years after 45 governors embraced it. A few states have already repealed the new math and reading standards. Others are pushing ahead with new tests, curriculum and teaching methods aligned to the Core.

And in some states, its future hangs in the balance. North Carolina is one of them.

It was one of the first states that quietly adopted the Common Core, and it moved quickly to put the standards in place.

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Tue January 13, 2015

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Earns Carnegie Classification for Community Engagement

The Carnegie Foundation has designated the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga as a 2015 Community Engagement University.  Dr. Deborah Arfken, who chaired the committee that led the application process, and Dr. Steve Angle, the Chancellor of UTC, join us to explain how UTC won the honor and what it means.

From UTC's University Relations:

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Fri January 9, 2015

Obama In Tennessee To Promote Free Community College

Originally published on Fri January 9, 2015 7:15 pm

President Obama speaks at a Ford assembly plant on Wednesday in Wayne, Mich., about the resurgent automotive and manufacturing sector.
Carolyn Kaster AP

President Obama is in Tennessee previewing some of the big issues he'll talk about in his State of the Union address later this month. Friday, he'll speak in Knoxville, focusing on education and an idea that is gathering steam in some states: making community college tuition-free.

In the emerging debate over this idea, there are skeptics and there are true believers.

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Thu December 18, 2014

LAUNCH Chattanooga Awards Prize Package to High School Students

Credit LAUNCH Chattanooga

LAUNCH provides a chance for people to see the dream of owning their own company come to life. 

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Thu December 11, 2014

Step-Up to Raise Awareness of Abuse and Violent Behavior

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is beginning training on a new program to the campus.  Step-Up is  a national program that provides strategies to help address abusive and violent behavior. 

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Tue December 9, 2014

UTC recognized by U.S. News and World Report for work with student veterans

Credit University Relations

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is included for the second year in the top 25 Best Colleges for Veterans among Regional Universities in the South, according to U.S. News and World Report.

UTC’s participation “in federal initiatives helping veterans and active-duty service members apply for, pay for and complete their degrees” earned the University a spot at number 22 for 2015.

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Thu December 4, 2014

Polar Biologist Discusses Effects of Climate Change on Polar Regions

Dr. Jim McClintock has spent so much time studying life in Antarctica that they named McClintock Point in his honor. 

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Tue November 18, 2014

PEF's 'Project Inspire' Trains Professionals to Teach in TN's At-Risk Schools

The Public Education Foundation's Project Inspire is a federally-funded program training math and science professionals to teach in some of the lowest-performing middle and high schools in Tennessee. In this interview, WUTC's Richard Winham is speaking with Mark Neal—the Services Director for Project Inspire—and Tadd Russell, a first year teacher in the program. Mr.

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Tue September 23, 2014
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

TEDxUTChattanooga announces slate of speakers for October 25

The organizers of the first TEDxUTChattanooga are proud to announce the slate of speakers for this year’s event. TEDxUTChattanooga will be held Saturday, October 25, 2014, at the Dorothy Hackett Ward Theatre at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

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Wed September 10, 2014

September Is National Recovery Month


Substance addiction like drugs and alcohol can destroy lives and families but the path to destruction can be avoided and there is hope in recovery. 

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Tue August 26, 2014

Spanish Immersion Preschool Class Opens This Month

Spanish immersion preschool class for ages 3 through 5 is opening at Hixson United Methodist Child Development Center.
Credit Kelsie Bowman / Chattanooga Times Free Press

Young minds adapt to new languages fairly easily and the Hixson United Methodist Child Development Center is opening a preschool class with Spanish immersion offered for ages 3 to 5. 

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Mon August 25, 2014

Murray County Schools Are Improving Graduation Rates With Reading Software

The graduation rates in Murray County Georgia public schools  rose from 57% to 94% in the span of a few years thanks, in part, to technology offering reading and language software.  

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Thu August 21, 2014

High School Senior Is Promoting STEM With App Development Project

Mozilla’s Gigabit Community Fund is helping to explore Chattanooga’s high speed internet capability in classrooms, museums and other learning environments.  One winner of the Gigabit Grant is still in high school but has developed an educational project working with app development. 

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Thu August 14, 2014

Innovation, Higher Education & Chattanooga’s Future: A Conversation with UTC Chancellor Angle

Dr. Steve Angle
Credit The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

About thirteen months ago, Dr. Steve Angle became the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga’s new chancellor.  In this interview, Dr. Angle reflects on his first year at UTC and looks ahead.  Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke has proposed that the city create a new innovation district for businesses, and UTC could complement it, particularly if it’s located downtown near the campus.

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