“The Ape Who Went to College”

Baby Chantek and Dr. Lyn Miles

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

Engineering Students

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

Chi Omega at UTC named Chapter of Excellence

Chi Omega Award 2014

Chi Omega at UTC was recently recognized as a Chapter of Excellence at the organization’s national conference. UTC’s Delta Alpha chapter received high scores in the areas of overall chapter GPA, retention, and campus involvement. “The Chapter of Excellence Award is the highest honor a chapter can get. The award is given to the chapters who receive 85 percent or higher consistently each month throughout a two-year time period

New program offers longer bike rentals to students

Man with Bicycle on Campus

UTC strives to be a bike friendly campus, and is now offering semester long bike rentals so that students can take advantage of the campus and surrounding areas.

We have the pathway to make community college transfer easy

Student in Hammock

Students are finding it easier than ever to transfer college credits from community colleges to their earned credits at UTC and other universities in Tennessee. Through Tennessee Transfer Pathways (TTPs), a collaborative effort by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission, the Tennessee Board of Regents, the Tennessee Independent Colleges and Universities Association, and the University of Tennessee system, transfer students are able to utilize the web-based program to ease the transition of working towards a bachelor’s degree.

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