University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Dr. Martha Summa-Chadwick joins us with a musical preview of the upcoming Body and Soul III Concert at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga on October 9th.  She is a piano player/teacher and the founder of Music Therapy Gateway in Communications, Inc. 

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Several  leading  regional  musical  organizations  will  collaborate  in  a  unique  chamber

music  concert  taking  place  at  the  Roland  Hayes  concert  hall  on  the  campus  of  UTC

Sword and Pen is a creative writing group at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga that offers military veterans and their dependents a chance to get together and write. 

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is a microcosm of Chattanooga. A community with a bigger population than Collegedale and twice the number of people in Van Buren County, UTC is a small town within the city. As director of the Office for Emergency Management at UTC, it’s Tim Pridemore’s job to anticipate problems. Right now the campus is quiet. Most of the students are on Summer break. But for Tim Pridemore and his staff, this is one of the busiest times of the year.

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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.

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As a former White House Correspondent for CNN, Dan Lothian was never sure what the day would bring when he woke up in the morning. From press conferences at the White House to long flights on Air Force One during campaign season to sleeping in a tent in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Lothian has done it all and reported about it to day after day to an audience of millions.

“It was a grind, but it was exhilarating. I had to pinch myself when I walked through the gate of the White House with my own press pass for the first time,” he said.

Dr. Martha Summa-Chadwick is a concert pianist and Executive Director of Music Therapy Gateway in Communications, Inc.  She joins us today to talk about ways music and rhythm can be used to help patients with Parkinson's disease and autism.  MTGIC has a free concert, Tales of the Neural Tango, coming up March 22nd, and so Dr. Summa-Chadwick is also telling us how neurological disorders affected classical composers Robert Schumann and Olivier Messiaen.

From a press release about the concert:

Billy Weeks

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but can we believe what we see? Like writers, photographers almost always have a point of view and so while we may think we know what we are seeing we can’t always be sure.

Billy Weeks has worked as a photographer for all of his professional life. He was a staff photographer at the Chattanooga Times before becoming the Director of Photography for both the Chattanooga Times and the Chattanooga Times Free Press. He works as a free-lance International documentary photographer these days, but he also teaches a class on photography at UTC.

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.

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The Women's Studies Spring 2015 Speaker Series invites you to our first lecture:

"Pregnant Chicks Get Fat and Other Legal Discoveries"

Dr. Michelle Deardorff

Professor and Department Head

Political Science, Public Administration, and Nonprofit Management

Monday, February 23, 2015

Raccoon Mountain Room, University Center

Refreshments at 5:00pm, lecture begins at 5:30pm

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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Krystal is a fast food icon founded in Chattanooga during the Great Depression that now spans the Southeast. On January 28, the Krystal Company presented the College of Business with a collection of artifacts from Krystal’s history to inform and inspire UTC students.  Krystal also endowed two scholarships for UTC business students.

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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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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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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