USA TODAY Readership program on the UTC campus concluded its pilot program in early December with students reading 10,124 newspapers over 20 days for an average of 506 newspapers read daily.  The Chattanooga Times Free Press is also included in the program.

In spring semester 2011, students will again have access to newspapers located in the UTC University Center; Fletcher, Holt, Brock and Hunter Halls; Engineering, Math and Computer Science Building and the Lupton Library.

The UTC Office of Academic Affairs, Student Development, and Student Government Association has partnered with USA TODAY to launch the Collegiate Readership Program on campus.

“I have hopes that over time, we will build a campus culture of all students staying updated on current issues through this program. With integration into the curriculum, the USA TODAY Readership Program would develop critical thinking skills, as well as, knowledge of the workforce in which we are about to enter,” said Andrew Clark, Student Government President .

If UTC faculty adds USA TODAY as required reading in their spring semester 2011 syllabus, they can receive a complimentary electronic edition of USA TODAY by email each morning, according to Gretta Clem, USA TODAY.  Faculty can call the office of Provost Phil Oldham (425-43-633) for more information.

Media Relations Contacts: Email Chuck Cantrell or call (423) 425-4363.
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