University of Tennessee at Chattanooga


Wed June 24, 2015

It's Too Darn Hot--UTC in the Summertime

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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Tue April 28, 2015

UTC Student Robert Fisher is the University's Third Rhodes Scholar

Robert Fisher is a Rhodes Scholar.
Credit 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.

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Mon April 6, 2015

UTC Department of Communication to host political journalism panel on April 7

From a media release:

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.

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Thu March 12, 2015

Dancing the Neural Tango: Dr. Summa-Chadwick Talks Music & Neurological Therapy

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:

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Tue March 3, 2015
Arts & Culture

Photography & Persuasion: A Conversation with Billy Weeks, Doug Strickland and Dr. Michael Friedman

Credit 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.

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Mon March 2, 2015

UTC Partners With Zoo, Other Organizations to Help Animals

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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Tue February 17, 2015

'Pregnant Chicks Get Fat and Other Legal Discoveries' Lecture at UTC 2/23

From a media release:

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

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Sun February 15, 2015

UTC will be closed Monday, February 16

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. 


Tue February 10, 2015
Fresh, Hot, Small, Square

Krystal Presents UTC College of Business With Artifact Collection

Credit University Relations

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.

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Wed January 28, 2015

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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Tue January 27, 2015

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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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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Tue January 20, 2015


Fri January 16, 2015

Cress Gallery celebrates UTC Dept. of Art Juried Student Exhibition! Juror's Lecture & Awards 1/20

From a media release:

Cress Gallery of Art

University of Tennessee Chattanooga


The UTC Department of Art

2015 Juried Student Exhibition

Juror: Joshua Bienko, artist and educator at UT Knoxville

Juror’s Lecture Tuesday, January 20, 5:30pm, Room 356, UTC Fine Arts Center

followed by a Public Reception and Awards Presentation at 6:30pm

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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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