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UTC begins new Occupational Therapy program

By Cheryl Toomey, University Relations Graduate Assistant This year, UTC’s new Occupational Therapy program began with its first cohort of students. The occupational therapy program trains students to help patients perform day-to-day tasks, whether they’re recovering from injuries or have developmental or cognitive disabilities affecting their motor skills, emotions or behavior. Occupational therapy might happen in a hospital or occupational therapist’s office, but a key component occurs in a

University community honors Luther Masingill

Dr. Betsy Alderman, Head of the UTC Department of Communication, remembers local broadcasting legend Luther Masingill. Known simply as “Luther,” Masingill began his decades-long career at Engel Stadium and was on air during both the attacks on Pearl Harbor and on September 11. He passed away at the age of 92 on October 20, 2014. Alderman holds a professorship at UTC named after Masingill.  Watch the video to hear

Cultures from around the world showcased at campus event

Students from 27 different countries were represented at a successful International Festival held recently on campus.  Approximately 600 UTC students attended and participated. “This event gave students a platform to showcase their cultures,” said Rosite George, Assistant Dean of Students, Office of Multicultural Affairs.  “Students who leave home and leave their countries behind had the chance to highlight their culture on campus.  Our international students interacted with locals students—many

Cress features Greg Smith’s “Breakdown Lane Orrery”

Cress Gallery of Art at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga presents Greg Smith’s “Breakdown Lane Orrery” through December 9.  Smith is the fall semester 2014 Diane Marek Series Visiting Artist. This exhibition and all Diane Marek Series events are open to the public. Admission is free. An orrery is a mechanical model of a planetary system typically centered by a sun. “Breakdown Lane” is Smith’s version of this

WUTC-FM 88.1 completes pledge drive, offers students radio experience

Chattanooga’s source for National Public Radio, WUTC-FM 88.1, concluded its fall 2014 Membership Campaign on a high note.  After setting and reaching an ambitious goal, the station reported $146,000 in pledges from its supportive audience. “Once again our listeners have come through and once again we have the pledges needed to make sure our programming continues,” said Dr. John McCormack, WUTC’s station manager.  “We’d like to thank all of

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