University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

The UTC Music Department is pleased to present “Catch the Groove”, directed by Monte Coulter. This traditional spring concert will take place at the UTC Fine Arts Center, Roland Hayes Concert Hall, 752 Vine St., Chattanooga, on April 14, 2014 at 7:30 p.m., and will consist of some works which are totally new to the area and others which are more established in the percussion ensemble idiom. This one-night-only program is free, and the public is invited.

Apothecary Hosts UTC Student Art Show

Apr 7, 2014

Collaboration on Mapping: Space, Self, and Surrounding features the work of 48 first-year art students in Drawing II classes at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga. The exhibition includes large-scale collaborative drawings created by students working in teams, as well as independent individual projects taking mapping as a central theme.

An opening reception will be held Thursday, April 17, at 6:00 p.m. at The Apothecary,  744 McCallie Ave., Chattanooga, TN 37403.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

From a media release:

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

Feb 13, 2014

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.

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

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.

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.

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.