Each spring the Cress Gallery hosts the Bachelor of Fine Arts Senior Thesis Exhibitions, the capstone event of the creative research of students enrolled in the professional curriculum of the Department of Art at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga.
UTC’s Theatre department was well represented at this year’s regional Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) in Charleston, South Carolina; but Freshman Alex Durham stole the show when she was named for two distinguished honors: first place in sound design for her work in Our Town and the prestigious Don Childs Stagecraft Institute of Las Vegas Award.
Peggy Young was working part-time as a delivery driver for United Parcel Service in 2006 when she became pregnant. Though her job description required that she be able to lift 70 lbs, she could lift no more than 20 lbs during her pregnancy. She asked UPS for accommodations, either temporary desk work or assistance lifting heavy packages. UPS argued that Young didn’t meet their criteria for light duty and required her to take unpaid leave. In 2008, she filed a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit, which was heard by the Supreme Court in 2014.
UTC Theatre brings Evita to life April 19-23. UTC Theatre Company presents acclaimed Evita in the Dorothy Hackett Ward Theatre, Fine Arts Center. The show will run April 19-23 at 7:30 P.M. with an additional 2 P.M. matinee on April 23.