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Student Traditions at UTC

One of the many things students love about the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is the number of traditions celebrated from year to year. The 1961-1962 University of Chattanooga Student Handbook described school traditions as “a rich core of student life” before going on to list over 10 annual events enjoyed by students of that era. Some of these, and their corresponding descriptions from this vintage handbook are below.

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The History and Purpose of Founder’s Day

Founder’s Day is a tradition that has varied in name and consistency over the years, but has always been recognized as an opportunity to celebrate the university and those who are a part of it. A speech from the early 1960s explains, “Founder’s Day could be thought of as the University’s birthday party, a ceremony celebrating the official opening of the institution. It could also be thought of as

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The ChattaStory Project Features Resources from Special Collections

Explore local history through The ChattaStory Project, a collaborative multi-disciplinary effort by students and faculty at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE). The Project weaves together resources from a variety of archival repositories, including Special Collections. Explore the site to learn how the diaries of Emma Bell Miles informed research about the Fort Payne formation, the geologic layer that comprises much of

Intern Perspectives: Trisha Daugherty

This blog post was authored by Trisha Daugherty, an intern in the Library’s Special Collections unit from the UTC Department of History in Summer 2021. When I enrolled in the internship program here at UT Chattanooga, I hoped that I would find the answers to some questions that I had. I have always wanted a career in the library field, but before this internship, I did not have any

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Join Scholarly Communications as a Graduate Assistant in 2021-2022!

Graduate Assistants (GA) support Scholarly Communications activities in the Library by supporting the Affordable Course Materials Initiative through creating promotional and training materials, preparing Open Educational Resources for dissemination, and supporting related research. In consultation with the Scholarly Communications Librarian, GAs will work on projects based on the students’ learning objectives and how the assistantship would meet the applicant’s career goals as well as unit needs. Students who successfully