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Mocs Express adds downtown route

UTC is proud to be Chattanooga’s university. The future of our campus and the future of our city are integrally linked. One of the reasons students choose UTC is to experience Chattanooga’s vibrant downtown scene. In partnership with CARTA, Chattanooga’s public transit provider, the Mocs Express will add an extended route connecting the campus to downtown, beginning in the fall semester. “CARTA approached the University about adding this route.

COB teaches veteran entrepreneurs

Courtney R. Lewis called the third consecutive Veterans Entrepreneurship Program (VEP) offered at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga a “tough but very rewarding experience.” Lewis served in the Army from 2000-2010 as an electronic maintenance tech, recruiter, and a trainer for newly enlisted soldiers. She currently owns her own production company producing commercials, promos, company training videos, educational videos, and voiceovers. “Sometimes when people get out of the military,

“The Ape Who Went to College”

Chantek, an orangutan who was raised at UTC and taught sign language, was featured in “The Ape Who Went to College,” a story that aired nationally as part of the PBS series, My Wild Affair.   Dr. H. Lyn Miles, UC Foundation Professor of Anthropology, scientific researcher, and biocultural anthropologist, is at the heart of the story. Chantek learned hundreds of signs, made up his own words, told lies, learned

Engineering students construct sensory pod for autistic children

By Cheryl Toomey, University Relations Graduate Assistant Autistic children often suffer from overstimulation, particularly from sights and sounds. Five UTC engineering students – Cassidy Craven, Jimmy DePrimo, Jeremy Stewart, Drew Bennett, and Christopher Jones – have come up with a solution to this problem for one therapy center. The sensory pod is designed to provide autistic children a place to escape sensory overload and calm down prior to their

Local high school students visit UTC TV Studio

Lights, camera, action! Local high school students got a chance to film their own mock talk show at the UTC TV Studio. The students are on campus as part of The University’s Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) initiative.

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