There is no typical suicide victim. No age group, ethnicity or background is immune. But some troubled individuals display behaviors, either deliberately or inadvertently, that signal their suicide intent, and help is available. The Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network is offering a suicide prevention training seminar for mental health and substance abuse workers on Thursday, March 6th, and the seminar is open to the general public.
WUTC's Mark Colbert speaks with Tricia Henderson of UTC’s Counseling Center about the event.
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. For a year, she avoided her own reflection… and even on her wedding day, getting ready, she wouldn’t look at herself. By avoiding her reflection, she challenged her ideas and society's ideas about beauty.
She blogged about the experience, which garnered national attention, and then wrote a book.
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.
Young and Wiser, a Chattanooga nonprofit helping students succeed, is partnering with the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, the Public Education Foundation and other organizations for a conference on January 25th. 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.
WUTC's Mark Colbert speaks with professor Monte Coulter about the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Percussion Ensemble's Beat Hunger Concert, coming up November 24th. Attendees are asked to bring a $2 check donation to the Chattanooga Community Kitchen or to bring two non-perishable food items.
The ROTC program at UTC has formed a partnership with the Eastern Band of Cherokee in North Carolina. 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. WUTC’s Richard Winham speaks to Major Robert Ricks from UTC and Lynne Harlan, a public relations coordinator with the Eastern Band of Cherokee.
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Music Department will present UTC’s Jazz Band, showcasing a variety of jazz styles from composers Quincy Jones, Thelonious Monk, Cootie Williams and others. Guest vocalists Amy Oaks and Alea Tveit will also perform with The Jazz Band on Wednesday, November 13th at 7:30 PM.
From a media release:
The UTC Music Department presents the UTC Jazz Band Dr. Erika Schafer, Director
“An Evening Of Opera” will celebrate two anniversaries, the 200th birth anniversary of Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi and the 100th anniversary of British composer Benjamin Britten. Scenes from both composers will be presented along with other operas. UTC’s Director Of Opera Perry Ward will also perform with UTC students on Friday, November 1st at 7:30 PM in the Roland Hayes Concert Hall at UTC’s Fine Arts Center.
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is now offering the UTC Achieve Degree. The program is designed for working adults who already have two years' worth of college credit. Through online courses, students can earn a Bachelor of Integrated Studies degree. The admissions deadline is November 1st.
Maharaj, a University of Tennessee at Chattanooga alumnus, returned to his alma mater Thursday to speak to students in the Department of Communication’s new television studio. Before Maharaj met with students, WUTC’s Michael Edward Miller and Maharaj had an extended conversation about the value of in-depth journalism. They discussed a series of investigate reports Maharaj wrote which led to changes in California law.