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Welcome Back Class of 1969!

Welcome Back to Campus Class of 1969! While many campus landmarks remain in place and the Mocs spirit is as strong as ever, a great deal has changed in the past 50 years. For example, here are a few facts comparing the university as it was in 1968-1969 to the 2018-2019 academic year: Enrollment has increased by 365% (from 2,503 to 11,638) Faculty and instructional staff have increased by

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New Special Collections Exhibition: Thirteen Decades of Back to School Traditions and Campus Growth

The start of another semester means new exhibits featuring material from Special Collections! Visit the George Connor Special Collections Reading Room (LIB 439) to learn about back to school traditions that have shaped the university campus over the past 130 years, including Convocation, Founders Day, Homecoming and Rat Week. A sample of these traditions are pictured below.     After you check out the exhibit, take this Buzzfeed Quiz

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Happy 100th Birthday to Patten Chapel!

This May will mark the 100th anniversary month of the dedication of the John A. Patten Memorial Chapel, better known as Patten Chapel. For a century, this distinctive campus landmark has housed countless concerts, lectures, commencements, memorials, marriages, and other services. The funding for the chapel was provided by Edith Manker Patten, the widow of prominent Chattanooga businessman and philanthropist John A. Patten, who died suddenly in 1916 at

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“A New Institution with A Running Start”: Celebrating 50 Years of UTC Exhibition on Display

Did you know that this summer will mark the 50th anniversary of the merger that created the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga? On July 1, 1969 the Agreement of Merger and Plan of Transition uniting the University of Chattanooga and the University of Tennessee went into effect and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga was born. Learn more about this merger, UTC’s predecessor institutions, and the changing campus landscape

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New Digital Resources from Special Collections

Welcome back! As we kick off the new academic year, Special Collections is pleased to announce the following new digital resources! Chattanooga Oral Histories The Chattanooga Oral Histories digital collection features interviews with members of the community in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Topics include the transition of Chattanooga from the polluted Dynamo of Dixie to Gig City, past and present race relations in the city, and the Golden Gateway project. Thomas

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