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The Washington Center and the New York Life Foundation Honor UTC with Prestigious Civic Engagement Award


Five colleges and universities were chosen this year from more than a hundred nominations to share in the 2014 Higher Education Civic Engagement Awards presented by The Washington Center and the New York Life Foundation. The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is among those honored.

New construction projects announced

Red Cross Building

The landscape continues to change at UTC as several campus buildings are renovated and plans for more changes are announced.

Ruth S. Holmberg Grant for Faculty Excellence awards announced


The newly established Ruth S. Holmberg Grant for Faculty Excellence awards funds to deserving faculty for professional development.

Of the 41 proposals received in summer 2014, seven faculty members earned awards—selected tenured or tenure track faculty who are promoting “innovative or creative research and engagement or advancement of an academic discipline.”

Department of Interior Design creates new senior design space

Student in Interior Design

Room 408 in Hunter Hall got a makeover! The senior design studio has been updated with workstations that allow students to collaborate more easily. Each student has a dedicated desk for the year. Each desk, custom made by local artists David Crewe and Bryan Strickland of Area 61, has a large surface for the study of construction documents, a large-scale monitor to connect their laptops to for the creation

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Engineering students help local entrepreneur redesign product


UTC engineering students Jacob Keller, Nick Pippenger, Jason Berghorn helped a local entrepreneur redesign his mood lighting product for mass production as a part of a class project. The students’ client had been crafting decorative oil lamps from used wine bottles. When the client decided to produce his product in bulk, he found that he had trouble with insurance companies because his design featured an open flame. That’s when