Updates and news for the week of February 21 – 27, 2023

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The value of students learning together

The University’s Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) on-site review takes place from March 6-9, and campus visitors will meet with UTC personnel to ensure we are fulfilling our mission concerning student learning via the outlined compliance standards. The site visitors will also meet with students, faculty and staff to discuss our Quality Enhancement Plan titled “A Moc’s First Year,” which is intended to increase the retention and graduation of first-time, full-time freshmen students by building a sense of community and a cohort environment.

Click here for the videos introducing the value of students learning together, “A Moc’s First Year” and first-year seminars.

UTC to launch accelerated nursing degree program

An accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program at UTC will begin in the fall 2023 semester.

The accelerated BSN program is intended for those who already have bachelor’s degrees in any field and are seeking to transition to nursing careers. Students accepted into the program will face a rigorous three-semester, 59-credit-hour curriculum enabling them to graduate within one calendar year.

Always in our thoughts, forever in our hearts

The University’s annual Blue and Gold Memorial service will take place at 6 p.m. on Monday (Feb. 27) in Patten Chapel.

The service honors alumni, faculty, staff and retirees, and students who passed away in 2022, and the achievements and lasting contributions they made as members of the UTC family will be recognized by University leaders. Their names will be read aloud in a ceremony which symbolizes that they were and will always be a Moc.

The memorial service will also be available to watch via livestream.

UTC celebrates Black History Month 

UTC Black History Month programming includes special events throughout February. This week’s events include:

  • Today (Feb. 21): Documentary Screening of “Black Patriots, Heroes of the Revolution,” Lupton Hall 119, 11:30 a.m.
  • Today (Feb. 21): How Faith Frames Perceptions of Race, ECS Benwood Auditorium, 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday (Feb. 22): Cinema Night: Culture and Cuisine, Lupton Hall 1st Floor, 7 p.m.
  • Thursday (Feb. 23): Mental Health in the Black Community, Lupton Hall 119, noon
  • Monday (Feb. 27): Global Spotlight featuring Sudan, Lupton Hall 1st Floor, 3:30 p.m.

Harold Love Outstanding Community Service Award

It is time once again to call for nominations for the Harold Love Outstanding Community Service Award, a recognition program administered by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission that honors the late Tennessee Representative Harold Love Sr. and highlights higher education faculty, staff and students demonstrating exemplary public service. As in years past, five students and five faculty/staff members from across the state of Tennessee will receive a $1,000 award check in honor of their service.

  • Nominees must be current undergraduate or graduate students or faculty/staff at a Tennessee higher education institution. UTC will submit up to two nominations from each category (i.e., up to two student nominees and up to two faculty/staff nominees). The Chancellor and members of the Executive Leadership Team will determine the nominations that go forward from our campus to THEC, where they will be reviewed by a task force comprised of representatives from the Independent Colleges, the Tennessee Board of Regents, and the University of Tennessee.
  • For full consideration, each nomination submitted to the Chancellor’s Office must include the information indicated on the nomination form. If you are making multiple nominations, please submit separate forms for each nominee. Please submit completed nominations to alexis-hurley@utc.edu in the Chancellor’s Office no later than noon on Wednesday, March 1.

Mark Your Calendar: Women’s History Month starts March 1

The Center for Women and Gender Equity is looking to include campuswide Women’s History Month events on its March calendar. If your office or department is planning an event for Women’s History Month, the Center would love to help promote the program. 

Those who are interested in submitting events should email the information and marketing materials to Lauren-Ouwerkerk@utc.edu no later than 5 p.m. on Friday (Feb. 24). For more information, click here.

Be Prepared: It’s Severe Weather Awareness Week

UTC Emergency Management reminds campus that this week (Feb. 19-25) is Severe Weather Awareness Week. Presented by the National Weather Service offices in Tennessee, free online discussions will cover a new topic each day during the week.

In addition, from 1-3 p.m. on Thursday, March 2, a Storm Spotters class—part of the National Weather Service’s Skywarn system—will be held in the UTC Library. Click here to register for the course.

The outstanding people of UTC

Emma Sprayberry, left, and Jannat Saeed

Emma Sprayberry, left, and Jannat Saeed

UTC juniors Emma Sprayberry and Jannat Saeed have been awarded Public Policy and International Affairs Junior Summer Institute fellowships, a rigorous academic graduate-level preparation program for undergraduate juniors committed to public service careers. Sprayberry will spend the summer at Carnegie Mellon University, while Saeed is headed to Princeton University.

Check out these Mocs making a difference:

  • Mechanical engineering student Dogu Sahin, who recently moved from Ankara, Turkey, to Chattanooga to pursue a master’s degree at UTC, spoke with Local 3 News about the impact his country is currently dealing with following last month’s earthquakes.
  • NewsChannel 9 spoke to Associate Professor Trevor Elliott and several engineering students about the new I-AMAC building.
  • Dr. Mina Sartipi was quoted in a StateTech Magazine story titled, “Chattanooga, Tenn., Will Use Smart Intersection Insights to Plan EV Charging Stations.”
  • Dr. Kristi Wick was featured in a Crossville Chronicle article promoting an upcoming engAGING Communities workshop.
  • Department of History adjunct instructor Charles Googe was featured in a CityScope Magazine story about Chattanooga museum curators.
  • Professor emeritus Roland Carter was one of the voices on a WUTC Scenic Roots episode about the upcoming Bessie Smith concert taking place on Monday (Feb. 27) at the Memorial Auditorium.

Final days to register for the UTC Spring Research and Arts Conference

ReSEARCH Dialogues has been renamed the UTC Spring Research and Arts Conference, with the event taking place April 12 in the University Center. This conference provides a place for students to showcase their academic and creative endeavors. The event will feature displays, presentations and posters from UTC undergrads, graduate students and faculty. Community college students and community partners are also invited to present.

  • The submission deadline for poster/arts, oral and performing arts presentations or to convene a panel is 11 p.m. this Sunday (Feb. 26).
  • To learn more about the program and to register for the event, visit the UTC Spring Research and Arts Conference page.

Coffee with the Chancellor

The next Coffee with the Chancellor will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 28, from 8:15-9:30 a.m. in the Decosimo Success Center, located on the 2nd floor of Fletcher Hall.

For those who haven’t attended Coffee with the Chancellor, stop by and chat, grab a cup of coffee and keep the mug. The only agenda is meaningful dialogue, so bring ideas, questions and concerns. Chancellor Angle will take questions from 8:30-9:15 a.m.

Another Busy Week at UTC

The Muslim Students Association will host a fundraising event for the survivors of the devastating earthquakes in Turkey and Syria. The student organization will be in the University Center from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. today (Feb. 21) and on the first floor of Lupton Hall from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Wednesday (Feb. 22) and Thursday (Feb. 23).

People stopping by the association’s table can learn more about the earthquakes, recovery efforts and survivor needs. Homemade pastries like baklava will be available for purchase, and all proceeds will go towards international organizations working on the ground in Turkey and Syria.

Join the Center for Wellbeing during Eating Disorder Awareness Week for the “Toss Away Toxicity Cornhole Tournament,” which takes place from noon-2 p.m. today (Feb. 21) on Chamberlain Field.

Learn more about toxic gym culture and body positivity. Team up with friends and create a team name by registering here.

The Center for Global Education and the Department of Social, Cultural and Justice Studies will feature Dr. Lindsay Whetter, a visiting research scholar from the UK, at the International Tea Time from 3-4:30 p.m. today (Feb. 21) in the Lupton Hall lobby.

Whetter specializes in prison ethnography, having spent over 20 years working in the criminal justice system as a researcher. She has been a facilitator of programs ranging from art workshops to restorative justice courses. 

Join Dr. Andra Gillespie and Dr. Michelle Deardorff at 7 p.m. tonight (Feb. 21) in the Benwood Auditorium for a discussion about their different stories and experiences as well as how their shared faith frames their preceptions of race.

This conversation, moderated by Dr. Darrell Walsh, will include an on-stage panel of students during the Q&A portion of the event.

Come learn about Innovations in Honors, UTC’s honors program for existing students, at a pair of information sessions on Wednesday (Feb. 22). Requirements, benefits and other opportunities will be discussed during sessions taking place at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. in the Guerry Center Reading Room. Refreshments will be provided at both sessions.

Click here for more information about Innovations in Honors or email juan-alonso@utc.edu.

The ONE Campaign is coming to UTC to talk to students about how they can get involved with global health advocacy. The event will be held from 4-5 p.m. on Wednesday (Feb. 22) in the University Center Auditorium.

ONE is a global movement campaigning to end extreme poverty and preventable disease by 2030 so that everyone can lead a life of dignity and opportunity. Click here for more information.

The next installment of the Latin American Dialogues Speaker Series, “Sor Juana’s Shadow: Science, Gender, and Poetry in Colonial Mexico,” will take place at 5 p.m. on Thursday (Feb. 23) in the University Center Chickamauga Room. Dr. Robert Fritz of Murray State University will present research that bridges Spanish literary analysis, science studies, the history of medicine and gender studies. Click here for more details. 

Jeff Flowers, retirement plan advisor with Empower Retirement (aka Retire Ready Tennessee)—the 401k and 457 provider—will be on campus Thursday (Feb. 23) and Monday, March 20, for in-person retirement planning meetings. Meetings will be held in UTC Library Room 429. Click here to schedule an appointment.

The inaugural O’Dea Lecture in the Humanities series, featuring a talk by Dr. Gregory O’Dea called “Humanities in the Wild: Reintroducing a Vital Species of Thought,” will take place at noon on Friday (Feb. 24) in the Guerry Center Reading Room. Lunch will be available. To register, click here.

The O’Dea Lecture in the Humanities, sponsored by the UTC Honors College, is intended to acknowledge the tremendous work done by O’Dea in honors education at UTC for over 25 years. The O’Dea Lecture will focus on the humanities—which generally include the study of languages, literature, history, jurisprudence, philosophy, comparative religion, ethics and the arts—to ensure these concerns are in the center of our university conversations.

Are you interested in participating in a fun group/team-building activity for your department, committee or organization that will help you further develop an appreciation for and a commitment to risk-taking? Do you think you can conquer the maze outside University Center 108 (Center for Career and Leadership Development) with the least amount of collective “mistakes?”

Master the Maze continues through Friday (Feb. 24)Click here for full details and to sign-up for a 45-minute time slot. You should expect a 2-3 minute overview, 20-25 minutes to conquer the maze, a 10-12 minute debrief and a 5-minute wrap-up. Email Daniel-Grzesik@utc.edu if you have questions.

The spring deadline application for Experiential Learning Designation is this Friday (Feb. 24). The growing list of over 200 designated classes and experiences can be found at www.utc.edu/beyond, along with more information about the designation process. Email bengt-carlson@utc.edu with questions or to discuss how to develop an experiential opportunity for students and the resources available here at UTC for doing so.

The Beta Beta Chapter of Alpha Delta Pi is organizing a Pi-K (5-K) run/walk to raise money to benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Chattanooga and the Alpha Delta Pi Foundation. The event will take place at 11 a.m. on Sunday (Feb. 26) at the Tennessee Riverpark (Shelter 3).

The mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Chattanooga is to provide families with the care and resources they need when their child is sick and to support programs and services that directly improve the health and well-being of children.

  • Registration is $20 per person to run the 5K and $15 per person to walk one mile. Sign in for the race starting at 10 a.m. Registration closes on Friday (Feb. 24); click here to register.

Look through Chattanooga’s historic 20.5-inch telescope. View a show at the Planetarium. Learn about the latest astronomical research. Meet members of the Chemistry and Physics department and the Barnard Astronomical Society.

The Clarence T. Jones Observatory (10 N. Tuxedo Ave.) has reopened, with Sunday night events scheduled throughout the spring. The observatory, owned and operated by UTC, is free and open to the public. Gates open Sunday at 5:30 p.m., with a lecture and Planetarium show beginning at 6 p.m. and telescope viewing until 8 p.m. This week’s topic:

  • Sunday (Feb. 26): Brown Dwarfs: Are they Stars or Planets? Featured constellation: The Pleiades.

Actress and activist Nika King will be visiting UTC on Monday (Feb. 27) to talk about mental health, depression, anxiety and turning to alcohol and drugs for coping. Her presentation will take place from noon-1 p.m. at Lupton Hall (first floor). She will share personal stories of how she has introduced exercise, a healthy diet and meditation to her daily activities and discuss with brutal honesty what we all can do to achieve mental happiness.

King is best known for her role as Leslie Bennett on the Emmy-winning HBO series “Euphoria” opposite her television daughters Zendaya and Storm Reid. For more information, contact megan-mcknight@utc.edu.

Notice of Final Defense: Upcoming Research Presentations

The UTC Graduate School announced that the following students will be presenting their dissertation research. Everyone is invited to attend.

  • Friday, Feb. 24: David Schwab will present doctoral research titled, “An Evaluation of the Robustness of the Natural-Adversarial Mutual Information-Based Defense and Malware Classification against Adversarial Attacks for Deep Learning,” ECS 312 or via Zoom (password phd2023), 2 p.m.
  • Friday, Feb. 24: Eric Onyame will present master’s research titled, “Covering Problem with Minimum Radius Enclosing Circle,” Lupton Hall Room 393, 2 p.m.
  • Monday, Feb. 27: Elizabeth Lamberson will present doctoral research titled, “A Comparative Study Between a Faith-Based Psychoeducational Intervention and Psychological Well-Being,” Zoom, 10 a.m.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 28: Justin Crowe will present doctoral research titled, “The Role of the Tennessee 4-H Specialist as Perceived by 4-H Agents,” Zoom, 9:30 a.m.
  • Thursday, March 2: Gertrude Osei will present master’s research titled, “Effective Modeling of COVID-19 Outcomes Utilizing Google Trends Data: A VAR Approach,” Lupton Hall Room 302, 10 a.m.
  • Thursday, March 2: William Stuart will present master’s research titled, “Mapping Urban Forest Extent and Modeling Sequestered Carbon Across Chattanooga, TN Using GIS and Remote Sensing,” University Center Signal Mountain Room, noon.
  • Thursday, March 2: Rita Rowe Jackson will present doctoral research titled, “The Perception of Hybrid Nutrition Education Among Limited Income Families in Tennessee,” Zoom, 2 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 2: Samuel Talley will present master’s research titled, “Bronze Monuments: The Terror of Death and its Role in The Great Gatsby,” Lupton Hall Room 393, 4 p.m.
  • Friday, March 3: Caleb Gruber will present master’s research titled, “Weather and its Effects on Tree Swallow Fledging Times,” University Center Ocoee Room, 11 a.m.

Into the Woods

Wolf (Liomar Mercedes Sosa) and Little Red Riding Hood (Andrea Kelliher)

Liomar Mercedes Sosa (as Wolf) and Andrea Kelliher (as Little Red Riding Hood)

The UTC Theatre Co. will present Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s “Into the Woods” Feb. 28-March 4 in the UTC Fine Arts Center’s Dorothy Hackett Ward Theatre. Performances will take place at 7:30 p.m. every night, with a 2 p.m. matinee on March 4.

Tickets can be purchased through the UTC Box Office in person, by phone (423-425-4371) and by visiting the UTC Theatre web page. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $12 for students (with proof of student ID) and seniors.

In total, the cast includes 18 UTC theatre majors or minors, a UTC music major, one UTC communication major and one theatre faculty member.

Picture Perfect

UTC Photo Night, an event celebrating photojournalism, will take place at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 1, in the University Center Auditorium. Award-winning professionals and UTC Communication students will be showcasing their work.

The Photo Night program includes behind-the-scenes stories from photojournalists Olivia Ross (recent UTC grad), Kathleen Greeson (Pulitzer nominated), Kim Hubbard (National Geographic, Obama White House, UTC alum) and Wade Payne (Associated Press). Contact william-weeks@utc.edu for more information.

No-Hands CPR Demonstration

The Master of Public Health Program, in partnership with Academic Affairs and the Division of Diversity and Engagement, is bringing a no-hands CPR demonstration to campus from noon-2 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 28, in the University Center Raccoon Mountain Room.

Coming Soon: Bloodanooga

The biannual Bloodanooga Blood Drive, in collaboration with Blood Assurance, is taking place on March 1-2 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. in the University Center Tennessee Room. Blood donors will receive free food and a ’90s grunge-themed T-shirt. As an extra incentive, all donors will be entered into a drawing to win a pair of AirPods.

A single blood donation will save three lives in our community.

Campus Updates

The Commission on the Status of Women is seeking nominations from all staff and faculty members to serve on the commission starting Fall 2023. Established in 2019 at the direction of Chancellor Steven R. Angle, the Commission on the Status of Women is part of a strategic focus on increased diversity, inclusion and engagement in all facets of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. The purpose of this commission is to address the need to ensure equity for women and to create an environment based on a philosophy of social, political, and economic equality for all people throughout the institution. Click here for a link to the nomination form. Additional information about the nomination and election process can be found here. Please submit nominations by Friday, March 17.

For more than one year, UTC has been composting through NewTerra Compost, which has helped to divert over 50,000 pounds of food waste from the University Center food court and Crossroads dining hall from the landfill. Composting is the process of allowing food waste to decompose into nutrient-rich soil that can be used in gardens around the city.

This semester, a pilot project is being implemented which gives on-campus residents access to compost dropoff locations. Two bins are already in place, one at Johnson Obear and one at Decosimo residence halls. Students interested in participating in the project should complete this form.

The Read to Achieve Steering Committee announced the selection of Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century, edited by Alice Wong, as the Read to Achieve text for 2023-2024.

Disability Visibility is a collective anthology of short essays, interview transcripts, articles, blog posts, creative prose, and more. This text meets the Read to Achieve criteria in that it represents accurate and respectful portrayals of diverse cultures and identities, introducing UTC students to conversations in and around disability representation.

Feeling homesick and missing our loved ones (including pets) is normal. However, if you find yourself feeling this way often and it is making you feel more alone, the new Homesickness Group may be a great opportunity for you. Over six weeks, beginning Feb. 20, the group will explore symptoms associated with homesickness and coping skills for reducing their impact; differences between stress and distress; opportunities to connect at UTC; and campus resources available to support. This group is for students only and will meet on Mondays from 2-3 p.m. in the Center for Wellbeing (University Center 350). For more information, contact Angela Kruck at vzq332@mocs.utc.edu or megan-mcknight@utc.edu.

The 2nd Annual Fly for Researchers pitch competition for UTC faculty and graduate student innovators will be held from 3:30-5 p.m. on April 19 at the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Mapp Building. This event will spotlight ideas that have the potential to be commercialized or licensed. Applicants must have a validated proof of concept, intend to pursue commercialization or licensing opportunities and have submitted an invention disclosure in IDEA.

Click here to apply. For more information, email jennifer-skjellum@utc.edu.

Applications are currently being accepted for the summer 2023 cohorts of the Leadership and Instructional Practice (EdD) and Leadership and Decision-Making (Ph.D.) programs, both terminal, professional degrees with rigor and academic depth. Due to the cohort nature of the programs, new cohorts are only admitted in the summer. Minimum admission qualifications include a master’s degree (or equivalent) from a regionally accredited institution (in any discipline), a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above on all prior graduate coursework and a minimum of two years of professional experience—preferably in a leadership role. The application deadline is Tuesday, Feb. 28. For details, visit www.utc.edu/lead.  

The UTC Financial Wellness Center is inviting campus to participate in a month-long savings challenge. To participate, please complete this survey.

  • Once the survey is completed, participants will receive information about the challenge.
  • Everyone who signs up will be entered to win Tiffany Aliche’s (The Budgetnista) “Get Good with Money and One Week Budget” workbook.
  • Click here for more details.

The School of Nursing will hold a free culturally inclusive care virtual conference titled “Reducing health disparities among indigenous communities, refugee populations, LGBTQIA+ individuals, and patients with disabilities,” from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 7. Register for the virtual event by clicking here. For more information, click here.

The College of Engineering and Computer Science is hosting a Marble Roller Coaster engineering design competition for middle school and high school students on Friday, March 10. The event runs from 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in the University Center Tennessee Room.

Click here to register to attend. Email CECS-SuccessCenter@utc.edu for more information.

Mark your calendars now for I Love UTC Week 2023, taking place March 20-24. This is a time to celebrate all that makes UTC special. There will be a variety of activities and special events for all members of the Mocs family, whether faculty, staff, student, alumni or friend. The full calendar of events will be shared soon. If your office is hosting a program during the week of March 20-24 that would be appropriate to include on the I Love UTC Week calendar, email laura-cagle@utc.edu.

The Humanities Program invites all UTC undergraduates to participate in the North Callahan Essay Prize, awarded each year to an undergraduate whose exceptionally fine essay addresses a subject related to the Humanities (art, music, philosophy, religion, rhetoric/literature, history, theater or interdisciplinary studies that combine these disciplines). Essays will be evaluated by an interdisciplinary committee of professors. The prize carries a $1,000 award. Click here for information and entry requirements and email jose-luis-gastanaga@utc.edu with questions. Essays must be submitted by 3 p.m. on March 24.

UTC Campus Recreation has opened registration for its Mocs Adventure Summer Camp, Summer Pool Parties and Summer Youth Swim Lessons. Slots are expected to fill up quickly, so don’t delay in booking your child’s spots. For questions or additional information, email CampusRec@utc.edu.

Mocs Adventure Summer Camp  |  Youth Swim Lessons  Pool Parties

The International Symposium on Digital Forensics and Security—ISDFS 2023—will be held both online and in person at UTC on May 11-12. This symposium has been supported by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers since 2016. All papers approved by the referees and presented at the symposium will be sent for publication in the IEEE Xplore library. For information or questions, email Asaf-Varol@utc.edu.

Looking ahead

Events posted to this week’s University master calendar include:

Lesley Green (photo courtesy of gomocs.com)

Lesley Green (photo courtesy of gomocs.com)

This week’s Mocs Athletics calendar:

  • Wednesday (2/22): Softball vs. Tennessee State (Warner Park 3), 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday (2/22): Men’s Basketball vs. Samford (McKenzie Arena), 7 p.m.
  • Thursday (2/23): Women’s Basketball at Western Carolina (Cullowhee, N.C.), 7 p.m.
  • Friday (2/24): Indoor Track and Field at the Southern Conference Championships (Lexington, Va.), All Day
  • Friday (2/24): Softball vs. Akron (Frost Classic–Warner Park 3), 3 p.m.
  • Friday (2/24): Softball vs. Missouri State (Frost Classic–Warner Park 3), 5:30 p.m.
  • Saturday (2/25): Indoor Track and Field at the Southern Conference Championships (Lexington, Va.), All Day
  • Saturday (2/25): Beach Volleyball at Southern Miss (Hattiesburg, Miss.), 10 a.m.
  • Saturday (2/25): Softball vs. Eastern Illinois (Frost Classic–Warner Park 3), 5:30 p.m.
  • Saturday (2/25): Women’s Tennis vs. Alabama A&M (UTC Tennis Center), 2 p.m.
  • Saturday (2/25): Beach Volleyball vs. Southeastern Louisiana (Hattiesburg, Miss.), 2 p.m.
  • Saturday (2/25): Softball vs. UNLV (Frost Classic–Warner Park 3), 3 p.m.
  • Saturday (2/25): Women’s Basketball at UNCG (Greensboro, N.C.), 4 p.m.
  • Saturday (2/25): Men’s Basketball at Wofford (Spartanburg, S.C.), 7 p.m.
  • Sunday (2/26): Indoor Track and Field at the Southern Conference Championships (Lexington, Va.), All Day
  • Sunday (2/26): Men’s Tennis at Presbyterian (Clinton, S.C.), 10 a.m.
  • Sunday (2/26): Beach Volleyball at Spring Hill (Hattiesburg, Miss.), 9 a.m.
  • Sunday (2/26): Beach Volleyball vs. 1st/3rd Place Match (Hattiesburg, Miss.), 11 a.m./1 p.m.
  • Sunday (2/26): Softball vs. Western Michigan (Frost Classic–Warner Park 3), 11 a.m.
  • Sunday (2/26): Softball vs. Memphis (Frost Classic–Warner Park 3), 1:30 p.m.
  • Sunday (2/26): Women’s Tennis vs. Tennessee Wesleyan (Strang-Voges Tennis Center—McCallie School), 5 p.m.

Looking back

A Town Hall kickoff event introducing the UTC campus community to the University’s upcoming reaccreditation visit was held last Tuesday in the University Center Chattanooga Room. More than 200 faculty, staff and students attended the event promoting “A Moc’s First Year,” which included a rousing game of SACSCOC UTC Jeopardy.

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

WUTC Spotlight: A Conversation with Haley Solomon

Photo by Nessa Parrish

Photo by Nessa Parrish

Last week, WUTC’s Haley Solomon spoke to Josh Hodges and Shawn Glassford of STRFKR ahead of their performance at The Signal on February 16. They spoke about their writing process, the Vault series of demos they released in 2017 and the added elements they tend to bring to their live stage performance.

Be Well Tip of the Week: Body Positivity

As we approach National Eating Disorder Awareness Week (Feb. 27-March 5), let us all take some time to show our bodies some love. All bodies are good bodies and body diversity is natural. Here are a few ways we can foster body positivity this week:

  • Reflect on all the amazing things your body can do.
  • Listen to your body. Replenish it with water and energy-rich foods throughout the day. Take breaks when needed. Take deep breaths to ground yourself.
  • Resist the pressure to judge yourself and others based on weight, shape or size.
  • Eat what appeals to you. Avoid placing restrictions on foods or labeling some foods as “bad.” All foods are good foods; it is all about balance.
  • Check out these events this week: Tossing Away Toxicity, Scrappy’s Market and NEDA Tabling for more information.


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