Updates and news for the week of June 14 – June 20, 2022

Welcome to the new UTC Campus Weekly e-newsletter, which will be distributed every Tuesday to all faculty, staff and students. This newsletter will feature stories about the UTC community, information about things you need to know around campus, and events featured on our online master calendar.

With this new communications tool in place, the Division of Communications and Marketing will be helping reduce the number of mass emails sent to campus. The majority of items previously distributed via UTCINFO and UTCNEWS listserv emails will now be housed on either the University’s master calendar or the UTC Campus Weekly page.

Welcome back: Return of campus orientation blends UTC student leaders with new Mocs

Incoming freshmen congregated at the University Center during the return of on-campus orientations.

Incoming UTC freshmen pose for photos at the University Center during orientation on Monday, June 6, 2022.

After two years of online new student orientation (since summer semester 2020), in-person orientation is back.

Tucker Berry and 31 other students are orientation leaders this summer. Berry figures he’s in the same spot as brand-new freshmen.

“I would say I’m sort of on the same playing field as the incoming freshmen because I’ve never been to one or seen one. I’m very excited,” said Berry, a junior in public law and a graduate of Notre Dame High School in Chattanooga.

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Vision quest: Innovative entrepreneurial initiative eyes takeoff

Entrepreneur-in-residence Mike Bradshaw. Photo taken at the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Mike Bradshaw is on a mission to spread entrepreneurship across campus and better connect the UTC Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship to the Chattanooga entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Over the past year, UTC entrepreneur-in-residence Mike Bradshaw has laid the groundwork for an innovative entrepreneurship program intended to alleviate poverty and increase wealth-building among the economically and socially underrepresented within Chattanooga’s urban core.

As program facilitator, Bradshaw will match entrepreneurs with the program, introduce and pair UTC student consultants with these entrepreneurs, blend in community mentors and incorporate the knowledge and expertise of University faculty and staff.

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Watch: Orientation Introduction 2022

Orientation sessions for incoming UTC freshmen are taking place throughout June and July.

When those students come to campus, here is a look at the orientation video welcoming them to UTC.

Orientation leaders, standing in front of the UTC Library, welcome incoming Mocs to UTC

Volunteer for Operation Move In 2022

Operation Move In 2022 logo

Housing is seeking volunteers to assist with Operation Move In, which will take place Aug. 17-18.

Volunteer assignments cover everything from greeting students and their family, parking and traffic, and unloading cars. This is a great way to welcome incoming freshmen and transfer students to UTC and help them settle into their new homes on campus.

All faculty and staff volunteers will receive a FREE t-shirt and meal voucher that can be used at select campus dining locations.

Sign-up by visiting OMI Volunteer Sign Up.

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News and Notes

The UTC Campus Weekly page is your home for campus-related information, a site where you can easily find an updated collection of notes instead of sifting through emails. Recent info added to the page includes:

Looking back

In case you missed it, Victoria Bryan was recently named the director of the Walker Center for Teaching and Learning. A two-time alumna of UTC, she is currently dean of the Honors College and Academic Enhancement at Cleveland State Community College.

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

Looking ahead

Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration Tyler Forrest, a three-time graduate of UTC and a member of University administration for the last 12 years, will soon be departing campus to serve as president of Tennessee Wesleyan University. A farewell reception will take place on June 20.

To find out more about the reception and other upcoming events, the University master calendar is your go-to spot. Calendar highlights over the next week include:


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