University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

3:43pm

Tue March 4, 2014
Community

UTC to Host Symposium 3/8 on Growing Native Plants in Your Garden

The Tennessee Valley Chapter of Wild Ones, a national non-profit organization promoting the preservation of bio-diversity, is holding a symposium at UTC on Saturday, March 8th. Called “Native Plants, Natural Landscapes” the symposium, co-sponsored by UTC’s  Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, will offer information and advice from experts on improving landscapes and gardens using sustainable landscaping practices.

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6:05pm

Wed February 26, 2014
Books

Why Kjerstin Gruys Shunned Mirrors For A Year

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.

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5:19pm

Fri February 21, 2014
Happenings

On 2/24, UTC Premieres New Documentary on Chattanooga's Civil Rights Movement

On the afternoon of Friday February 19, 1960, 12 honors students from Howard High School sat down at a segregated “whites only” lunch counter in downtown Chattanooga. Their protest marked the beginning of the Civil Rights Movement in Chattanooga. A new documentary honoring nine Chattanoogans whose actions were pivotal in the Civil Rights Movement will receive its premiere in UTC’s University Center Auditorium on Monday February 24 at 5:15. Richard Winham has excerpts from the documentary, and talks with Dr.

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2:27pm

Tue February 18, 2014
Happenings

UTC Hosts Marian Anderson String Quartet, Composer Forum 2/20 - 2/22

Dr. Jonathan McNair discusses the Southeastern Composers League Forum coming up at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

From a media release:

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3:33pm

Thu February 13, 2014
Arts & Culture

Eve Ensler's 'The Vagina Monologues' at UTC 2/14 &2/15

Note: Due to inclement weather, the performance for 2/13 has been canceled.

The Vagina Monologues, written by Eve Ensler, is being brought out once again for UTC's 6th consecutive production. The production documents and celebrates the unique, funny, and even sad experiences concerned with the struggles of being a woman. The production will take place February 14th and 15th. WUTC's Virginia Daniels talked with Harley Milligan, the production director, and Sara Peters, director of the Women's Center at UTC.

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3:37pm

Fri February 7, 2014
Happenings

Cress Gallery Presents 'Michelle Segre: Sculptures and Drawings'

From a media release:

“Michelle Segre: Sculptures and Drawings”

February 4 – March 20, 2014

Admission is free and open to all. For more information visit www.cressgallery.org

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.

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4:12pm

Tue January 28, 2014
Community

Tragedy into Triumph: June Scobee Rogers & the Challenger Centers

Today marks the 28th anniversary of the Challenger Disaster. It was a terrible tragedy, but June Scobee Rodgers, wife of Shuttle Commander Dick Rogers, has spent all her time since the disaster in trying to turn tragedy into triumph.

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11:25am

Fri January 17, 2014
Happenings

UTC Hosts Free Student Success Conference 1/25

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.

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11:28am

Thu November 21, 2013
Happenings

UTC Percussion Ensemble Fights Food Insecurity at 'Beat Hunger' Concert 11/24

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. 

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3:54pm

Fri November 8, 2013
Education

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga's ROTC Forms Partnership With Cherokee Students

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.

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11:29am

Wed November 6, 2013
Happenings

Free UTC Jazz Band Concert Coming Up 11/13

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

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1:01pm

Mon October 28, 2013
Happenings

UTC Department of Opera Presents 'An Evening Of Opera Scenes' 11/1

“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.

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4:19pm

Wed October 23, 2013
Education

UTC Offers Degree Completion in Cyberspace

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.  

11:15am

Fri October 18, 2013
Behind the Headlines

Why Investigative Journalism Matters: A Conversation With Los Angeles Times Editor Davan Maharaj

Los Angeles Times editor Davan Maharaj.
Credit Contributed photo

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.    

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1:54pm

Tue September 3, 2013
Arts & Culture

'FACADE' Event at UTC Features Poetry, Music, Art, & Animation

UTC Music Department

A collaboration with the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga's Music, Art, and Theater departments along with the artistic creations of local school children brings together a project more than a year in the making.  FACADE will be performed on Thursday September 5th in the Roland Hayes Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center on UTC's campus. 

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