It is hard to believe we are finishing up our third week of classes! Students, staff and faculty alike are settling into the semester’s routine.
The past couple of weeks have been a flurry of activities. From Convocation on August 19th (view the event time lapse here) to the Mocs home opener and Mocs Flock Finley on September 1st (view the highlights here), Welcome Week 2016 provided many opportunities for students, faculty, and staff to get involved in campus life. Many thanks to all staff members and volunteers who were involved in the planning and execution of each of these activities. Our students have enjoyed a great welcome to campus these past two weeks, and this would not have been possible without your hard work. Thanks to everyone for making this a success.
The 2016-2017 recipients of the Ruth S. Holmberg Grants were announced last month: Dr. Zibin Guo, Dr. Angela Prince, Dr. Philip Roundy, Dr. Endong Wang, Dr. Amanda Wintersieck and Dr. Weidong Wu. More information about the awards and the research that will result can be found here. Two faculty members were also newly appointed as Guerry Professors: Dr. Lisa Burke-Smalley in Management and Dr. Gary Wilkerson in Health and Human Performance. Congratulations to all!
Next week UTC celebrates Founders Week, starting with Mocs Games on Monday, September 12th and culminating with the State of the University address and Chamberlain Field Reopening at 12:15 p.m. on Thursday, September 15th. More information about Founders Week events can be found here.
Welcome to UTC’s new Head Coach for Men’s and Women’s Cross Country and Women’s Track and Field, Andy Meyer. Immediately prior to accepting the position with UTC, Coach Meyer served as co-head coach of the cross country and track teams at Dalton State College.
Congratulations to Mocs football for last week’s 66-0 win against Shorter University. Come out and cheer on the Mocs this Saturday, September 10th, as we take on Presbyterian College. Kick-off is at 2:00 p.m. at Finley Stadium.
If you want to share the Mocs pride by wearing a Power C pin, stop by my office in 101 Founders Hall to pick one up from my assistant, Teresa McKinney.