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Early Commencement Ceremonies

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga celebrates many traditions, but perhaps none as firmly rooted in our school’s history as commencement. During the first commencement, Chattanooga University awarded eight degrees during their first graduation ceremony, including one honorary master’s degree. Early graduation festivities included a weeklong series of events culminating in commencement. The festivities often kicked off with musical events, which were followed by trips to Lookout Mountain,  baccalaureate

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Work in Special Collections this Summer!

Special Collections is currently hiring UTC students to work part time in the repository this summer. The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) Special Collections is responsible for acquiring, processing, digitizing, and preserving unique, cultural heritage materials. In particular, the materials focus on the university, Chattanooga, the state of Tennessee, and the American South. Student Assistants play critical roles in Special Collections by helping the repository create digital collections,

Celebrate Spring with Special Collections

With the official start of spring just days away, Special Collections invites you to view these images of students enjoying pleasant weather on campus from years past. Our Digital Collections contain many resources related to university history including Moccasin yearbooks, Echo student newspapers, course bulletins, and commencement programs. We encourage you to browse these collections or conduct a search for a specific person, place, or event and learn something

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Explore the Ed Johnson Digital Exhibit from Special Collections

A “Fiendish Crime” by an “Inhuman Monster” Digital Exhibit In honor of Black History Month, Special Collections is exploring the local media’s criminalization of Ed Johnson, an African American man unjustly lynched on the Walnut Street Bridge in 1906. A “Fiendish Crime” by an “Inhuman Monster” digital exhibit was developed by Randall Shular, an intern in Special Collections from the Department of History in Fall 2017. I Am A Innocent Man:

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Good Luck Terrell Owens!

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga wishes the best of luck to former Mocs football and basketball player Terrell Owens, who is a candidate for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2018. Owens played football at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga during the 1992-1995 seasons, before being drafted by the NFL in his senior year.  During his time at UTC, he played wide receiver and was

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