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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

Dr. Richard Brown honored by United Way of Greater Chattanooga

Dr. Richard Brown has always enjoyed volunteering with the United Way of Greater Chattanooga.  For the last 25 years, he has worked with United Way agencies, served on the allocations committee, chaired the education campaign for K-12 and higher education, and held a cabinet position for several campaigns.  For the last eight years, he has served on the United Way Board of Directors, and for ten years, he led

“A Discussion of Health Justice in the Black Community” set for October 28

Protests in Ferguson, Missouri, over the police shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown prompted a discussion among several student leaders at UTC, who exchanged their thoughts about what racism looks like in the 21st century.  Those discussions motivated the students to take action. The Black Issues Steering Committee began a speaker series this semester, to discuss issues in the black community “in an effort to deepen students’ knowledge

Computer science and electrical engineering students participate in Maker Faire

Dr. Craig Tanis and students took the blue and gold to “the Greatest Show (and Tell) on earth.”

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