Interview with Dr. Phillip Roundy

What is the nature of your position at and/or connection with UTC? I’m currently the UC Foundation assistant professor of entrepreneurship in the department of marketing and entrepreneurship. This is my third year at UTC. I came here from the University of Texas at Austin, where I received my PhD in Corporate Strategy and was a postdoctoral scholar at the Kelleher Center for Entrepreneurship. At UTC, I primarily research

Upcoming Opportunity: Africana Studies Lecture

UTC’s Department of History and Africana Studies program are pleased to welcome 2016 National Book Award finalist Heather Ann Thompson of the University of Michigan ( to deliver the 4th annual Africana Studies Lecture on Thursday, March 23, at 5:30pm in Derthick Hall 201. Free and open to the public, Professor Thompson’s talk will focus on her critically acclaimed book Blood in the Water (, “the first definitive history of the infamous

The Harvest Moon Storyland Maze

On October 28-29, UTC Theatre Company and The Southeast Center for Education in the Arts worked along side the student members of APO and SAIL to bring literacy to life at The Harvest Moon Storyland Maze. The Harvest Moon Storyland Maze is the Hamilton County Maze of years’ past transformed to a riverside literacy event for children and their families. The event was produced by Read 20 and Hamilton County Parks and

Upcoming Opportunity: One Billion Rising

One Billion Rising is the largest mass initiative to end violence against women in human history. The name stems from the statistic that 1 in 3 women will be beaten or raped during her lifetime, totaling 1 BILLION women and Girls. Last year, millions of people from over 200 countries participated in this global event. For the first time in event history, Chattanoogans are joining the movement to bring

Interview with Laurie Melnik

What is the nature of your position at UTC? I am the Executive Director of the Southeast Center for Education in the Arts, a unit under the College of Arts and Sciences with the mission of strengthening arts teaching and learning through community-based partnerships. We support all UTC teacher candidates in music, art, and theatre during their school residencies and field work experiences as well as provide training for

UTC Fiddle Fest

On October 29, 2016, UTC held their first Fiddle Festival—a new venture into American folk music for the Department of Performing Arts. The day-long festival was held for participants to learn about and play American fiddle tunes and folk music in an informal orchestra setting alongside award winning fildders Jim Wood and John Boulware, along with guitarist Inge Wood. Jim Wood was responsible for the musical arrangements of the

Sunday Showcase

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Department of Performing Arts was honored to partner with the Performing Arts League for the second year in a row to present the Sunday Showcase: Chattanooga’s Young Talent in the Performing Arts. Sunday Showcase, directed by Allen A. Ledford, was held on October 23 at the Roland Hayes Concert Hall on the UTC Campus. The Performing Arts League believes that the viability of

Upcoming Opportunity: “Will this Float?”

Apply by November 21 to be apart of the annual business pitch competition. For more information, check out their website:

Upcoming Opportunity: Beat Hunger 2016

Ah, it’s time!  Beat Hunger 2016 is heating up!  It’s finally getting chilly, and the insects are heading underground.  Don’t let the din of all of Chattanooga’s leaves falling on the same day confuse you… BEAT HUNGER is four weeks from tonight! The concert will be held ONLY ONCE this year, on Monday, November 21, at 7:30 in the Hayes Concert Hall in the UTC Fine Arts Center.  Admission

Local Students attend first annual Allied Health Day

On Saturday, October 22nd students from local high schools attended the first annual Allied Health Day at UTC. Students were able to attend multiple sessions in the following disciplines: Athletic Training, Exercise Science, Leisure Studies, Nursing, Dietetics, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Pre-Med, Chiropractic Medicine, Psychology, Public Health, Social Work, and Sports Studies.  Presenters included UTC faculty and graduate students in addition to UTC graduates.  Presenters provided 30-minute hands-on demonstrations to

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