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Faculty News and Updates Fall 2021

The UTC Department of History is comprised of distinguished faculty members whose scholarship and teaching contribute to the advancement of knowledge in a variety of fields. Check out some of their recent accomplishments here.

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Michael Thompson Faculty Profile

Michael Thompson Faculty Profile

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Scenic Roots Interview on RISE MLK + People’s History Walking Tours

On Wednesday, October 21, 2020, Associate Professor of History and Director of the Africana Studies Program Susan Eckelmann Berghel and History Department Head Mike Thompson were guests on the WUTC show “Scenic Roots,” where they discussed the RISE MLK + People’s History Walking Tours being held this October and November.

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Faculty Updates Summer and Fall 2020

The Department of History is made up of an impressive and accomplished group of faculty.  Read about some of their recent accomplishments below.

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Why I Choose History: Okland Scott

2020 graduate Okland Scott on why she chose history, the value of a UTC history degree, and the courses and professors that prepared her for graduate school and beyond.

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Lifelong Learner Honored by UTC, History Department

109-year-old Halie Forstner becomes an honorary Moc, honorary president of the UTC History Club, and Honorary Chair of the History Student Advisory Board.

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Department Head Mike Thompson Named a CAS Department Head of the Year

The UTC College of Arts & Sciences (CAS) has named History Department Head Mike Thompson a CAS Department Head of the Year.

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History Faculty and Students Featured in CAS Video

History Department faculty Susan Eckelmann Berghel, Mark Johnson, and Mike Thompson, as well as their students, were featured in a new video that provides an overview of the UTC College of Arts & Sciences.

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Times Free Press Highlights Work to Commemorate History of Engel Stadium

UTC History Department Head and UC Foundation Associate Professor Michael Thompson and UTC senior and History Minor Nate Collyer wrote a three-part series that was published in the Chattanooga Times Free Press on the History Department’s work to commemorate the history of Engel Stadium and baseball in Chattanooga.

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Department Head Mike Thompson Leads University in Commemorating the History of Engel Stadium

Plaques documenting the history of Engel Stadium and baseball in Chattanooga were unveiled on September 9 at UTC’s Intramural Sports Complex next to the historic stadium. The plaques were part of a project carried out by UTC students under the direction of history department head Michael Thompson and follow the fascinating history of the stadium, Chattanooga baseball, and their connection to nearby neighborhoods and the city.

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Faculty Honored for Their Service — Pictures

Pictures from the Faculty Service Awards.

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Faculty Honored for their Service

Each year UTC honors the dedicated staff and faculty through the Service Awards program. This year four history faculty are being honored this year during Founder’s Week.

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Summer 2019 Classes

Complete your Historical Understanding and other General Education and History requirements this summer by signing up for one of these classes.

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Student Summer Updates — Experiencing the History of the American South

Professor Michael Thompson’s summer course on the American South to 1865 (HIST 3460) included a number of experiential learning opportunities outside of the traditional classroom setting. Check out the trips and photos here.

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Welcome Back!

Welcome back! A note to history majors from Prof. Michael D. Thompson, Interim Department Head and UC Foundation Associate Professor.

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