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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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Welcome Back to UTC Terrell Owens!

Earlier this month, Terrell Owens announced that in lieu of attending the Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Canton, Ohio, he plans to celebrate this distinction in Chattanooga. Specifically, he will be delivering an acceptance speech for the honor at his alma mater. In anticipation of Terrell Owens’ upcoming appearance at the McKenzie Arena on August 4th, here are a few photos from the University Archives to

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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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