Hard as it is to believe, Thanksgiving is only two weeks away. It seems like the semester just began and here we are with Christmas just around the corner.
Last week, UTC signed an Honors College Articulation Agreement with Motlow State Community College. Our partnership allows students in the Motlow State Honors Program to smoothly transition to our UTC Honors College. We have similar relationships with Chattanooga State Community College and Cleveland State Community College.
WUTC ended a successful $165,000 pledge drive after only nine days. Congratulations to everyone who helped make this a huge success.
On Saturday, November 5, Chamberlain Field, the former home of Mocs football, hosted an outdoor wrestling match between our 23rd-ranked team and Southeastern University. The Mocs prevailed 40-12. Details.
Tomorrow is Veterans Day. UTC takes great pride in being a Veteran Friendly Campus. I encourage everyone to participate in the special activities taking place tomorrow and over the weekend:
- At 9:45 am tomorrow,trumpet players from across our community will be coming together for the Taps Project. They will be strategically located around campus and will play Taps in a round. Details.
- At 12:00 noon tomorrow, UTC is hosting a special Veterans Day Luncheon for all students, faculty and staff who are veterans. It will take place in the Chattanooga Room of the UTC University Center. Captain Mickey McCamish, US Navy (Retired), a 1965 graduate of the University of Chattanooga, will be the guest speaker.
- UTC is partnering with the City of Chattanooga and Mayor Andy Berke to help 38 homeless veterans find homes by the end of the year. You can help these veterans “turn a house into a home” by donating household items and supplies (bedding, dishes, utensils, cleaning items). Donations can be dropped off between 9am and 4pm at Finley Stadium and First Tennessee Pavilion. Details
- Saturday at 2:00 pm we play our final home regular season football game at Finley Stadium against Wofford. It is Military Appreciation Day, and any active military service members, veterans, and their immediate families will receive free entry to the game. Tickets can be picked up on game day at a tent located to the right of First Tennessee Pavilion.
- Halftime will include a special presentation of the colors and the Marching Mocs performing “Five,” a song composed by UTC Associate Professor Kenyon Wilson in honor of the Chattanooga Five.
Finally, please consider nominating someone for the 2017 UT President’s Award. The deadline for nominations is November 21. There are four categories: Education, Discover, Connect and Support. Each winner will receive a commemorative plaque, a monetary award of $3,000, and an invitation to serve as an advisor to the president on an internal advisory group for a three-year term. More information about these awards is available here.