Updates and news for the week of August 29 – September 4, 2023

The UTC Campus Weekly newsletter is distributed every Tuesday morning. If you have news, events or announcements you would like shared with campus, please submit your information to chuck-wasserstrom@utc.edu in the Division of Communications and Marketing by 3 p.m. on Friday for placement in the following Tuesday’s newsletter.

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*** UTC-Alert System Test Today ***

UTC Emergency Management officials will conduct a test of the UTC-ALERT system at 10:50 a.m. today (Aug. 29). This test will include messaging via text, social media, Canvas, multiple emails, alert beacons and computer screens.

All student contact information is furnished to the UTC-ALERT system so that messages may be received by students in multiple formats including the new UTC Safe Mocs app.

Report any problems with receiving emergency communication by logging into UTC-Alert or emailing emergency-management@utc.edu.

Download the new Safe Mocs App

The UTC Safe Mocs app is a tool for quickly reaching campus police, reporting safety concerns and accessing the campus Crisis Support system for behavioral health issues. The app also can connect users with the Counseling Center, University Health Services and student outreach and support including academic tutoring, advising, career services and interactive campus maps.

During campus emergencies the app will receive UTC-ALERT messages and provide access to emergency plans and the UT Reconnect site to let family and friends know you’re safe. 

Safe Mocs is free and available for iPhone and Android, and students, faculty, staff and their families are encouraged to download it. Go to the Apple or Google Play app stores and search for “Safe Mocs.” 

Submit Events for the Scrappy Newsletter

Homecoming game against North Alabama, Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022 at Finley Stadium.

As it’s a new semester, a reminder to the campus community: The Scrappy Newsletter is a weekly email to students highlighting campus events and brief announcements/deadlines. This newsletter is distributed to all students on Monday mornings around 9:30 a.m. during the fall and spring semesters. All student organizations, University departments and offices are invited to submit events and announcements for the newsletter each week. The deadline for submissions is 9 a.m. the Friday before the event occurs or the announcement should be made.

  • Events that exist in MocSync with visibility set as “The Public” or “Students and Staff at UTC” will be automatically included in the Scrappy Newsletter each week if they are added by the weekly submission deadline.
  • Events that exist outside of MocSync and announcements/deadlines must be submitted via the Scrappy Newsletter Submission Form by the weekly submission deadline.

The outstanding people of UTC

From left: Dr. Lucien Ellington, Teresa McKinney, Vanasia Parks

From left: Dr. Lucien Ellington, Teresa McKinney, Vanasia Parks

This year, 195 members of the UTC family will be honored for reaching significant service milestones at the UTC Service Awards Annual Luncheon. Honorees at this year’s event, which takes place Tuesday, Sept. 12, include 27 people who will be recognized for service totals of at least 25 years.

  • Three of this year’s honorees are celebrating their 40th anniversary at UTC: Dr. Lucien Ellington, professor in the School of Education and director of the Asia Program and the Center for Reflective Citizenship; Teresa McKinney, administrative assistant to Chancellor Angle; and Vanasia Parks, senior associate vice chancellor for business services.
  • Three others have reached the milestone figure of 35 years: Karl Fletcher, director of IT and Laboratories in the College of Engineering and Computer Science; Shirley Hatfield, senior account specialist in the Office of the Bursar; and Department of Mathematics Professor Ossama Saleh.

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At a luncheon today (Aug. 29) in the University Center, Chancellor Angle will recognize the Chancellor’s Blue Ribbon Award recipients for the first half of 2023—Eddrick Brooks (Campus Recreation), Ruby Jordan (Facilities, Planning and Management), Steven Jackson (Facilities, Planning and Management), Leslie Tyler (Health and Human Performance), Shuntika Cox (Facilities, Planning and Management) and Chelsie Ewing (Facilities, Planning and Management).

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Check out these Mocs making a difference:

  • Dr. Delight Yokley has been appointed assistant provost for Student Success and will join the University on Sept. 18. Yokley comes to UTC to direct “A Moc’s First Year,” the Quality Enhancement Plan proposed in the spring for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) reaffirmation.
  • With the new school year beginning, Walker Center for Teaching and Learning Director Victoria Bryan talked about how UTC is adjusting to ChatGPT with Local 3 News.
  • Dr. Marcus Mauldin talked to members of the Chattanooga City Council about a proposed social and equity study that would result in policy recommendations that the council could use for future decisions.
  • Chemistry students Megan Black, Evan Gibson and Christine Rukeyser participated in Research Experience for Undergraduates programs this summer sponsored by the National Science Foundation. Black participated in the Polymer Innovation for a Sustainable Future REU at the University of Southern Mississippi, Gibson participated in the Sensing and Assembly Based on Non-Covalent Interactions REU site at the University of Southern Mississippi, and Rukeyser participated in the Princeton Center for Complex Materials REU at Princeton University.
  • Student Anneliese Thorne was the subject of the Times Free Press’ Photo of the Day last Thursday. The Goat Yoga photo was taken by TFP photographer and 2021 UTC alum Olivia Ross.
  • Center for Wellbeing Director Megan McKnight was interviewed by NewsChannel 9 for a story about students’ ability to carry Narcan in backpacks.
  • Local 3 News promoted last Friday’s inaugural Spanish-language campus tour throughout the week, including an interview with Dr. Niky Tejero.
  • Mocs wrestler Noah Castillo, a junior from Orlando, Florida, has been selected for Puerto Rico’s U23 World Championships squad. He will represent Puerto Rico and UTC on the world stage in late October.

Picture Perfect: bACK to School Photos

Therapy dog Lizzie visited students on Aug. 22 in the UTC Library

Therapy dog Lizzie visited students on Aug. 22 in the UTC Library

Click here to see University photographer Angela Foster’s Flickr 900-plus photo gallery of all “welcome back-to-campus” activities, including the week leading up to the first day of class.

Mark your calendar

Please remember that UTC is closed on Monday (Sept. 4). Have a great three-day weekend!

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An International Overdose Awareness Day in Hamilton County event will take place from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Thursday (Aug. 31), at the Downtown YMCA (301 W. Sixth St.), featuring guest speakers, giveaways, educational resources, support groups and more. IOAD is the world’s largest annual campaign to end overdose, remember without stigma those who have died from an overdose and acknowledge the grief of the family and friends left behind. The Mocs Recovery program will be present to provide resources to the community.

For more information, visit the Center for Wellbeing’s MocSync page.

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Don’t miss your opportunity as a member of the UTC family to experience professional soccer live and in-person at upcoming Chattanooga Football Club home games. Thanks to a UTC + CFC partnership, a limited supply of up to 50 tickets per game are available to UTC students, faculty and staff on a first-come, first-served basis through CFC’s current season. Be there to watch the soccer match and celebrate as UTC faculty, staff and students are recognized throughout the game. Your next opportunity for free tickets is on Sunday (Sept. 3).

Learn more and get your tickets here: https://linktr.ee/cfctix.

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Residential students, the fall 2023 meal plan change request deadline is Sunday (Sept. 3). Students may request a meal plan change by emailing mocscard@utc.edu; remember to include your UTC ID number and the meal plan you would like for the fall 2023 semester. Requests received after Sept. 3 will not be accepted.

Meal plan eligibility is based on earned credit hours. The University classifies undergraduate students as freshmen, sophomores, juniors or seniors according to the number of credit hours students have completed:

  • Freshman: 0-29 semester hours
  • Sophomore: 30-59 semester hours
  • Junior: 60-89 semester hours
  • Senior: 90 or more semester hours
  • The Meal Plans are listed by student classification. Please click here for more information.

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The UTC Catholic Student Center is hosting a pair of events for University students this week:

  • Tonight (Aug. 29): Capture the Flag, Chamberlain Field, 7:30 p.m.
  • Thursday (Aug. 31): Game Night and Bonfire, Catholic Student Center (514 Palmetto St.), 7:30 p.m.

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The UTC club baseball team is holding tryouts at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 5, and Thursday, Sept. 7. Tryouts will be held both days at East Ridge High School (4320 Bennett Road in East Ridge). The team has a few openings to fill before fall games start in a few weeks. If you cannot get your equipment before tryouts, the team can provide whatever you need to show off your skills.

Follow the team on Twitter (@UTCBaseball) or Instagram (@utcbaseball) for updates or DM to ask any questions.

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Do you have an innovative piece of technology and a desire to commercialize the solution? Join the NSF Innovation Corps Program to develop a customer-focused business model that supports technology transfer and business startup.

From 1-1:45 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 6, Rob Coleman, UT Knoxville’s director of Entrepreneurship and New Ventures, is offering a webinar explaining the regional I-Corps program. Click here for more information; for a downloadable PDF, click here.

If you are interested in attending, email jennifer-skjellum@utc.edu for a calendar invite.

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Mark your calendar for the UTC Grad Fair from 2-5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 7, in the University Center Chattanooga Room. Click here to register to attend.

  • Explore Programs: Discover your path with UTC’s advanced degrees.
  • Meet Experts: Connect with faculty and staff who are ready to answer questions.
  • Get Answers: Clarify thoughts around admissions and careers.
  • Who’s Invited?: Everyone is invited, from freshmen to staff. If you’ve ever thought about an advanced degree, this event is for you.
  • Free Food: Network, learn and enjoy complimentary refreshments.

Registrants who visit the Grad Fair will receive an application fee waiver code to use when applying to the Graduate School.

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Join Ethan Carver, associate dean of the UTC Graduate School, for an online workshop from 3-4:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 8, to review UTC’s Standards of Thesis and Dissertation formatting. 

This live, interactive workshop offers opportunities to find answers to your questions while learning in a group format. No registration is required; just click here to join via Zoom.

Seeking Student Representatives

A message to students from the Office of the Dean of Students:

The University is seeking applications for student representatives on numerous Faculty Senate and University Committees.

Faculty Senate and University Committees help develop, review and make decisions or recommendations regarding University functions and operations. Serving on a committee ensures that students have a voice in the University’s decision-making process. Responsibilities and requirements include:

  • Prepare for, attend and contribute to in-person and/or virtual committee meetings
  • Read and reply to committee emails
  • Be enrolled full-time, have completed at least 30-semester hours of undergraduate education and earned at least 2.5 GPA
  • Report relevant committee business to the Student Government Association (SGA) and/or Graduate Student Association (GSA).

Click this link to view committee names, descriptions and current openings. If you are interested in serving, visit this link to complete a brief application. If you have questions, contact the Office of the Dean of Students at dos@utc.edu or 423-425-4761.

Read to Achieve Seeking Selection Committee Volunteers

The Read to Achieve steering committee is seeking volunteers for its selection committee for 2024-2025 text. 

To learn more, click here. If you are interested in this opportunity or have questions, contact jenn-stewart@utc.edu.

The selection committee reviews and selects from suggestions submitted to this link. Please consider suggesting a text for the committee to consider.

Moc LEAD (Leaders Encouraging a Difference) Self-Awareness Experience Applications Now Available

Faculty and staff, encourage your students to invest in their potential by participating in Moc LEAD, a 10-week certificate program that helps them prepare for their next steps as leaders in their organizations, their communities, their internships and their future careers. Active participants can expect to explore leadership in a fun way, discover their “why” and communication style, connect with a network of resources and achieve their goals. There will be plenty of free food and giveaways along the way. Students will also have the opportunity to earn a scholarship reward.

  • Sessions take place on Thursdays from 2-3 p.m. from Sept. 14 through Nov. 16.
  • More information, including academic and retention data and the application, can be found at www.utc.edu/moclead. Please pass this link on to students.
  • Applications close at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 13.

Email Daniel-Grzesik@utc.edu, the director of Leadership Development and Programs, if you have any questions or if you are interested in getting involved as a faculty/staff member.

UTC Students and Faculty to Participate in Remote Area Medical Clinic

Remote Area Medical, a major nonprofit provider of pop-up clinics delivering free, quality dental, vision and medical care to those in need, will hold a free, two-day clinic on Sept. 9-10 at the Camp Jordan Arena (323 Camp Jordan Parkway in East Ridge). RAM provides these services to any person that requests them, regardless of their past, legal situation, or financial means, and services are offered by volunteers from around the region—including a significant UTC presence.

  • Social Work students and faculty will provide social services and follow-up services to clinic patients.
  • Music Therapy will provide services to patients, practitioners and clinic staff.
  • Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures will have individuals on-hand to serve as interpreters.
  • Nurse Practitioner program students and staff will provide health screenings.
  • The Master of Public Health program will conduct clinic support.

UTC Volunteers Needed for Sept. 22 Community Service Initiative

UTC is participating in the United Way of Greater Chattanooga’s city-wide “Day of Caring” community service initiative on Friday, Sept. 22.

The Office of Housing and Residence Life has reserved select spots across three locations (Brown Middle School, Hixson Middle School and Chattanooga Zoo) where your volunteer hands are needed for beautification efforts such as painting, moving debris and hanging up items. Interested students, faculty and staff will be able to indicate a preferred volunteer site. Register here.

  • Volunteers need to be available during the morning of Sept. 22 and should wear closed-toe shoes.
  • A grab-n-go breakfast, transportation, T-shirt and lunch will be provided.

Email Daniel-Grzesik@utc.edu, the director of Leadership Development and Programs, if you have any questions about this community service initiative.

Apply for a Study abroad opportunity in Spain

A study abroad opportunity in Spain is available through the International Studies Program at the Universidad de Alcala de Henares. Click here to learn more about the program.

Dr. Katelyn Hancock from the Social, Cultural, and Justice Studies Department will be teaching a Sexual Victimization course for the program, which runs from Jan. 15-April 12. Students earn 12 credit hours for the program semester. The Office of Study Abroad has scholarship funding (three scholarships at $1,500 per student) for eligible students participating in this program.

For additional information, email katelyn-hancock@utc.edu.

UTC Solar Decathlon Team is looking for motivated students

Want to learn how to build a house from professional builders? Want to make positive local community impacts? Want to visit Orange County, California, in October?

The UTC Solar Decathlon team is building a house for the Orange County Sustainability Decathlon and is looking to hire 20 motivated students. All UTC students (any major and any academic year) are welcome to apply. Contact sungwoo-yang@utc.edu with a brief description about yourself, a transcript and reference information. For more information, click here or here.

Campus Updates

The Office of Research and Special Projects is accepting Notices of Intent for two limited submission programs—the National Endowment for the Arts’ Grants for Arts Projects and the National Science Foundation’s AI Research Institutes. Both programs have a submission deadline of Friday, Sept. 8. Click here to learn more.

More information about InfoReady Review, including help guides, is available on ORSP’s webpage. Direct questions about InfoReady Review to ashley-ledford@utc.edu.

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A reminder about upcoming important registration dates and deadlines from the Office of the University Registrar:

  • Friday (Sept. 1): Full Term: Last day for currently enrolled graduate students, seniors and anyone adding contract courses to finalize registration. Registration form(s) for Individual Studies Contracts or Senior and Graduate Student Registration Request approved by the instructor must be submitted before 5 p.m. If any overrides are required, they must be entered by the department before the registration can be processed.
  • Sunday (Sept. 3): Full Term: Last day to drop a class before a grade of W (withdrawal) is recorded (one or more courses).
  • Tuesday, Sept. 19: Part of Term 1: Last day for official withdraw on a course-by-course basis with a grade of W (one or more courses).
  • Monday, Oct. 30: Full Term: Last day for official withdraw on a course-by-course basis with a grade of W (one or more courses).
  • Monday, Dec. 4: Full Term: Last day to withdraw from the university (i.e., all courses) with grades of W in all PT2 and Full Term courses.

Information regarding refunds and charges is published by the Office of the Bursar.

Registration forms were converted to dynamic forms and are available by clicking here.  

Additional academic calendar information can be found here.

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The student organization re-registration process for the 2023-2024 academic year is now open. All UTC student organizations are required to complete re-registration annually to maintain active status and campus privileges.

Re-registration eligibility, steps, deadlines and resources can be found here. Contact Laura-Petrus@utc.edu with any questions.

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UTC has launched the new Off-Campus Student Services (OCSS) program for the 2023-2024 academic year. Housed in the Office of Student Outreach and Support, Off-Campus Student Services aims to help students find off-campus housing, educate students on their rights and responsibilities as renters, and assist with other needs they may experience living off-campus.

In addition, UTC has entered a partnership with College Pads, which provides an online tool to help students become more-educated renters, compare off-campus housing options, and find potential roommates. The link to College Pads’ Chattanooga off-campus housing listings can be found here.

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COVID-19’s pandemic status ended in May, but it remains a very contagious virus and cases are on the rise.

University Health Services (UHS) has identified a few simple steps all of us can take to help avoid contracting or transmitting COVID-19. Click here to learn more.

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Faculty, staff and students, want to learn more about commercialization opportunities? Jennifer Herrett Skjellum, the commercialization counselor for the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, will be available for in-person discussions from 1-4 p.m. on Sept. 18, Oct. 16 and Nov. 20 in the Engineering and Computer Science Building’s Engineering Management Conference Room (ECS 347).

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Do you feel like you need direction returning from an injury or getting back into a workout routine? Do you have a running injury? Is your back or neck sore from “study posture?” Make an appointment for physical therapy.

The Pro Bono Physical Therapy clinic, a part of University Health Services, offers free physical therapy to UTC students, faculty and staff. Clinic hours are 8 a.m.-noon on Tuesdays and 1-5 p.m. on Thursdays. Call University Health Services at 423-425-2266 to schedule an appointment, or email ptclinic@utc.edu for more information.

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“The First Amendment, the Academy, and the Media: Restoring a Marketplace of Ideas,” is the topic of the 13th Annual Dr. Richard Gruetzemacher Constitution Day Lecture Series, which takes place at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 13, in the University Center Tennessee Room. The lecture series is presented by the UTC Center for Reflective Citizenship and co-sponsored by the University of Tennessee Institute of American Civics, the UTC Probasco Chair of Free Enterprise, the UTC College of Health, Education and Professional Studies, and the Jack Miller Center for Teaching America’s Founding Principles.

The featured speaker is Joshua Dunn, the inaugural Executive Director of the Institute of American Civics at the University of Tennessee Baker School for Public Policy and Public Affairs, with UTC Masengill Professor of Communication John B. “Jack” Zibluk as a symposium respondent. For more information, contact the Center for Reflective Citizenship at crc@utc.edu or call 423-425-5603. | Livestream Link | Calendar Info

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Exempt employees (and/or non-exempt employees with supervisory responsibilities) of any UT campus are welcome to register for the inaugural BEST Man Forum to be held Tuesday, Sept. 19, at the UT Conference Center in Knoxville. The forum will be based on the book “Of Boys and Men” with keynote remarks from the author, Richard Reeves. The one-day event will include facilitated small-group sessions based on chapters of the book, an executive leadership panel, extensive networking and a vendor session.

The UTC Division of Diversity and Engagement is sponsoring transportation to this event for UTC employees, leaving campus at 6:30 a.m. and returning at 6 p.m. the same day.

  • Learn more about the conference and register here.
  • Resources may be available through UTC’s Career Development Fund to help defray the cost of this event for non-exempt employees. Visit that website to see if you’re eligible for financial assistance.

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Meet-up for Researchers is an opportunity to share research interests and projects with other faculty, staff and graduate students and learn more about research and innovation happening at UTC. 

The next event takes place from 10:30 a.m.-noon on Wednesday, Sept. 20, in the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Mapp Building Room 212). At this month’s meeting, Dr. Kusum Rathore, vice president of the UT Research Foundation-Multi Campus Office (MCO), will lead a discussion about working with the UTRF. Contact jennifer-skjellum@utc.edu with questions. Click here to register.

Looking ahead:

Birna Johannsdottir (photo credit: Chattanooga Athletics/Ray Soldano)

Birna Johannsdottir (photo credit: Chattanooga Athletics/Ray Soldano)

This week’s Mocs home athletics calendar:

  • Thursday (Aug. 31): Soccer vs. Austin Peay (Finley Stadium), 6 p.m.
  • Sunday (Sept. 3): Soccer vs. Jacksonville State (Finley Stadium), 1 p.m.

Looking back

The first UTC ABSN cohort—Front row seated, from left: Addison Holt, Stephanie Peterson and Angela Livarchuk; middle row: Taniya Nichols, Colleen Roberts, Michaela Price, Gabby Turner, Jasmin Sifuentes, Kai Terry, Esther Obi, Sierra Davis, Kaylea-Beth Ware and Tori Rives; back row: Katelyn Nash and Graham Anderson. Not pictured: Allie Dexter.

The first UTC ABSN cohort—Front row seated, from left: Addison Holt, Stephanie Peterson and Angela Livarchuk; middle row: Taniya Nichols, Colleen Roberts, Michaela Price, Gabby Turner, Jasmin Sifuentes, Kai Terry, Esther Obi, Sierra Davis, Kaylea-Beth Ware and Tori Rives; back row: Katelyn Nash and Graham Anderson. Not pictured: Allie Dexter.

Students in the new accelerated bachelor’s degree in nursing (ABSN) program at UTC are beyond busy now that classes have started. And every second counts. That’s because in just three semesters, they are to have satisfied all requirements for a bachelor’s degree in nursing.

Here are some other recent UTC stories featured in the Newsroom:

  • Welcome back: A week’s worth of activities welcoming students back to campus—as captured through the lenses of photographer Angela Foster and the video team of Mike Andrews and Sam Blevins.
  • “My story is about American generosity and opportunity,” said UTC graduate Cap Nguyen, an honors student and an active Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers member while at UTC. “I believe that UTC took a chance on me and gave me a great opportunity. It provided me the skill set that changed my life outlook drastically.”
  • Among the many rituals of the start of a new academic year is the introduction of incoming freshmen and transfer students to the wide variety of clubs and organizations available to them at UTC.
  • Over professional development leave time in spring semester 2022, Dr. Tim Gaudin took a deep look at two types of sloths—both of which live in Central and South America—to try determining which of the 100 species of extinct sloths belong on the two-toed family tree and which were branches on the three-toed tree.
  • For 30 years, the Westbrook Scholarship Program has helped first-year chemistry and physics students at UTC complete their degrees. The scholarship provides $14,000 over four years to eligible incoming freshmen in the UTC Department of Chemistry and Physics.
  • The Honors College is joining forces with the city of Chattanooga to find new and better ways to solve some of the city’s problems. The Innovations in Honors program and the Chattanooga Department of Innovation Delivery and Performance have agreed to collaborate on developing solutions to citywide challenges involving public housing and health during the 2023-2024 academic year.
  • From University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Magazine: Since its humble beginnings operating out of two rooms inside Race Hall, the UTC School of Nursing program has continually evolved. As the program celebrates its golden anniversary in 2023, the evolution continues.

Tales from the UTC PodLab

Brandon Newell and Rene Howard

Brandon Newell and Rene Howard

“Tennessee Valley Across the Table” is a student-led podcast that brings locals, often strangers with different views, together to learn who we are as people. It is inspired by StoryCorps’ One Small Step program.

In 2022, community members came to the UTC PodLab and opened their lives with stories about their families, their politics and their hopes for the future. This year, UTC Honors students, under the direction of Will Davis, studied the recordings and chose the material that most resonated with them. This episode by UTC psychology student Sydnee Hope features a conversation between Rene Howard and Brandon Newell.

You can subscribe to “Tennessee Valley Across the Table” on Apple Podcasts or Spotify.

WUTC Spotlight: On the Outside in Chattanooga

For the past 18 months, UTC senior Mal O’Connell and radio personality Richard Winham have been talking to people living on the street in Chattanooga—along with the small army of people working every day to alleviate the suffering of the unsheltered in Chattanooga. Click here to listen to the second part of the series, which is now being featured on WUTC-FM 88.1.

Those voices include the people of the Community Kitchen (now called The Chatt Foundation), the Homeless Health Care Center, the Chattanooga Regional Homeless Coalition, and the Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing for the City of Chattanooga.

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Be Well Tip: Wellness

The start of the new school year is a great time to consider how you will prioritize wellness—which is essential for academic success and personal growth. Here are a few tips to help you find a balance: 

  1. Mindful Moments: Set aside time throughout the day to practice mindfulness and engage in breathing exercises. Mindfulness can alleviate stress and sharpen focus.
  2. Balanced Diet: Fuel your body with nutritious meals and stay hydrated. A well-nourished mind is better equipped to excel.
  3. Active Breaks: Incorporate short bursts of movement into your routine. Take a walk, dance, stretch or hit the gym to boost energy levels.
  4. Social Connection: Cultivate supportive relationships with others. Connecting with others can provide emotional support and reduce feelings of isolation.
  5. Time Management: Organize your schedule efficiently, allowing time for both studies and relaxation. Proper planning reduces feeling overwhelmed.
  6. Quality Sleep: Prioritize sleep for cognitive function and overall well-being. Create a calming bedtime routine and maintain a consistent sleep schedule.
  7. Ask for Help: Don’t hesitate to reach out for help if you’re feeling overwhelmed. UTC has a wealth of resources meant to help you have the best college experience. Check out utc.edu/care for a list of on-campus resources.

Be Well is a collaborative initiative that supports holistic wellbeing programs across campus. If you see the Be Well logo, you can be sure it will be a free or low-cost event aimed at improving wellbeing. Here’s to a healthier and happier college experience.


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