Updates and news for the week of June 21 – June 27, 2022

Photo of the four separate University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Magazine covers for the spring 2022 Faces of UTC edition

Extra! Extra! New UTC Magazine is now online

Students at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga are diverse. So much so that four different covers—featuring four of the several students profiled—were designed for the print version of the latest issue of UTC Magazine.

  • In addition to the wide variety of students featured, you’ll meet a young alumnus—mechanical engineering major Freeman Broadwell—who has started a STEM education program in the country of Albania.
  • The magazine is capped off by a tribute to Richard Jackson, an English department professor retiring after a remarkable 46-year career. One of his points of pride: More than 50 of his former students have published books.

Meet all the inspiring members of our unique student body whose stories are in the online version of the latest UTC Magazine. Enjoy.

Juneteenth holiday celebrated on Chamberlain Field

UTC Professor Emeritus and internationally renowned musician Roland Carter, center, is joined by Ruben Studdard in announcing the renaming of Vine Street on the UTC campus to Dr. Roland Carter Street.

On Sunday night, Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Engagement Stacy Lightfoot and several hundred people gathered on Chamberlain Field to celebrate Juneteenth. A collaboration between UTC and the Chattanooga Festival of Black Arts & Ideas, the event featured a concert by Ruben Studdard—the 2003 winner of “American Idol” who will become a UTC faculty member starting in the fall semester.

As part of the celebration, it was announced that the 700 block of Vine Street on campus will be renamed Dr. Roland Carter Street to honor Carter, a longtime UTC professor and internationally renowned musician.

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Reimagining ‘gen ed’ for all it can be

Photo of Chamberlain Pavilion

Academic departments can begin identifying courses to offer through the reimagining of the general education program, an initiative led by Vice Provost Lauren Ingraham.

“Historically at UTC, we take a good look at gen ed about once a decade and, since our current program was implemented fall 2014, we’re a little ahead of the curve,” Ingraham said. “We got seriously to work in January 2021, charged with exploring possible models and best practices, listening to key stakeholders and proposing a final design to submit to appropriate faculty governance processes. The goal was to propose this design in the spring 2022 semester for fall 2023 implementation.”

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Campus Updates

Campus Updates is your new home for campus-related information—a place where you can easily find an updated collection of campus news and notes (items previously distributed via UTCINFO and UTCNEWS listserv emails). Be sure to bookmark this page and visit it regularly. A few recent additions to Campus Updates include:

The people of UTC

Professor Juan Antonio Alonso, current interim director of the Chattanooga State Global Scholars Program, will be the next director of the Innovations in Honors Program in the UTC Honors College, effective August 1. Alonso is a Spanish-American academic who has served in multiple higher education institutions in the state of Tennessee since 2007.

  • Emily Sane, director of annual giving and communications in Development and Alumni Affairs, has taken a new position with Shaw Industries. Many of the items she took care of have been handed over to two new members of the Development and Alumni Affairs team, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Alumni Affairs Jeff Cogburn and Senior Director of Marketing Amy Donahue.
  • June Matthews, a coordinating nurse in University Health Services, recently retired after spending 17 years providing service to our campus community.
  • A reception will be held this Wednesday (June 22) to honor staff from Business Services who recently retired, including Sheila Cagle, Sandra Farris, Nancy Neal, Louvenia Robinson and Roberta Thurmond.

If you have people news you would like shared in the Campus Weekly Newsletter, please reach out directly to Chuck Wasserstrom in the UTC Division of Communications and Marketing.

Looking ahead

The Division of Communications and Marketing is tasked with reducing the number of mass emails sent to campus, with a majority of items previously distributed via UTCINFO and UTCNEWS now being housed on either the University’s master calendar or the Campus Updates page.

Emails that may still be approved include:

To find out about upcoming and future events, the University master calendar is your go-to spot. We encourage you to use the online master calendar to share information about events, and Communications and Marketing will work with campus calendar users to ensure events are properly posted. Campuswide events will be featured as part of the Campus Weekly Newsletter.

Thank you for your patience and support as we work to make our inboxes a little lighter.

Looking back

In case you missed it, UTC is one of 15 stops on the upcoming U.S. tour of the Kyiv City Ballet from Ukraine. The tour marks the first time the Kyiv City Ballet has ever performed in the U.S.The touring company will be in Chattanooga Oct. 5-7.


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