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Sports injuries: national forum at UTC addresses student athletes’ health and welfare

In an effort to put a national spotlight on student athlete health and safety, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga hosted a “Sports Injury Epidemic” conference to address specific administrative recommendations that ensure the effectiveness of sports medicine programs in school settings. These guidelines will help to reduce the occurrence of acute, chronic or catastrophic injury, ensure a clear chain of command, and guide the selection and evaluation of the sports medicine team. School accountability and the vital role of parent advocacy efforts were also addressed by a national panel of speakers.

2014-15 FYRE book selected

The Postmortal by Drew Magary has been chosen by the First Year Reading Experience (FYRE) committee as the FYRE book for 2014-2015. FYRE introduces students to the academic and intellectual culture of university life. It nurtures the belief that reading is an integral part of the university experience.

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Top seniors honored by Student Government Association

UTC Student Government Association recently honored 113 students at the 2014 Outstanding Senior Awards Ceremony. This annual event recognizes seniors who have made significant contributions and accomplished outstanding achievements within their degree programs. In addition to being honored, students were also asked to invite a favorite professor to attend the ceremony.

Students participate in research at UTC

As Jessica Murray assisted Dr. Gretchen Potts with ongoing research on electronic or e-cigarettes, the undergraduate student said she learned a lot about problem solving and troubleshooting.  She recently presented her Departmental Honors Thesis in chemistry.

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UTC PT Department visits Tennessee State Capitol; presents at Las Vegas conference

UTC students, faculty, and Chattanooga clinicians recently visited the Tennessee State Capitol for Physical Therapy Day on the Hill, where they met with state legislators and sat in on a session of the House Health Committee.  The event was hosted by the Tennessee Physical Therapy Association (TPTA).

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