Join us for these events in March.

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The Special Plight of Refugees with Guest Lecturer Kelly Oliver

When: 5 p.m., Monday, March 2

Where: Derthick Hall 201

Admission: Free and open to the public

Details: The journey to safety is perilous for men and women, but women and girls face unique challenges both on the road and in the camps.

Information: Learn more about the event here.


Take Five: Verbie Prevost presents Tara Westover’s Educated

When: 6 p.m., Tuesday, March 3

Where: University Center Chattanooga Rooms

Admission: Free and open to the public

Details: The books for Take Five 2020 are all based around issues of family dysfunction, a time-tested theme that is as varied as the number of messed-up families that have existed or ever will exist. Verbie Prevost’s discussion of Tara Westover’s recent memoir Educated, details the strain of living in a survivalist family that has separated rather sharply from mainstream society.

Information: Learn more about the event here.


Elder Scholars Monthly Meeting

When: 1-2:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 10

Where: University Center Signal Mountain Room

Admission: Elder Scholars is free and open to everyone over 55 years of age.

Details: We meet the second Tuesday of each month (except June, July and August) on UTC’s campus. March’s topic details suicide and its implications for seniors, with guest speakers Eve Nite, business development manager for Erlanger Behavioral Health, and Jay Ku, retired mediator/lawyer.

Information: Learn more about Elder Scholars here. 


Mentored by the Dead: C.S. Lewis and the Baptism of a Writer’s Imagination

When: 7-9 p.m., Thursday, March 19

Where: Derthick Hall 101

Admission: Free and open to the public

Details: Author Jamie Quatro shares how C.S. Lewis has influenced her writing. More details to come.

Information: Learn more about the event here. 


Jones Observatory Lecture: Stellar Nucleosynthesis-We really are stardust

When:  7-9 p.m., Sunday March 22

Where: Jones Observatory, 10 S. Tuxedo Ave Chattanooga, TN

Admission: Free and open to the public

Details: Gates open at 6:30. Lecture and Planetarium show begin at 7:00. Telescope viewing until 9:00. The night’s featured constellation: Leo.

Information: Learn more here.


UTC Theatre Company presents “Parade”

When: 7:30 p.m., March 22, 23, 24, and 29, 30, 31

Where: Mizpah Congregation 923 McCallie Avenue Chattanooga, TN

Admission: $15 adults; $12 students, faculty, staff, seniors. Purchase tickets online at utc.edu/theatre-company.

Details: Daring, innovative and bold, Parade is filled with soaring music and a heart-wrenching story, offering a moral lesson about the dangers of prejudice and ignorance that should not be forgotten. Written by acclaimed playwright Alfred Uhry (Driving Miss Daisy) and composer Jason Robert Brown (The Last Five Years, Bridges of Madison County).

Information: Learn more at utc.edu/theatre-company.


Global Spotlight featuring Venezuela

When: 5 p.m., Tuesday, February 18

Where: University Center Chattanooga Rooms

Admission: Open to the whole UTC community

Details: UTC international student share their culture and traditions through a casual program including presentations, dance performances, music and Q&A.

Information: Learn more here.


Take Five: Clif Cleaveland presents Anne Tyler’s A Spool of Blue Thread

When: 6 p.m., Tuesday, March 24

Where: University Center Chattanooga Rooms

Admission: Free and open to the public

Details: The books for Take Five 2020 are all based around issues of family dysfunction, a time-tested theme that is as varied as the number of messed-up families that have existed or ever will exist. Clif Cleaveland’s presentation on Anne Tyler’s A Spool of Blue Thread will no doubt offer keen medical and psychological insight into the many generations of the Whitshank family.

Information: Learn more here.


Community Poverty Simulation

When: 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 25

Where: University Center Tennessee Room

Admission: Admission is free, but participants must register for the event here. 

Details: The Community Action Poverty Simulation is an interactive immersion experience which sensitizes participants to the realities of poverty.

Information: Learn more about the event here. 


Jones Observatory Lecture: The Ninth Planet-Have they found it yet?

When: 7 p.m., Sunday, March 29

Where: Jones Observatory, 10 S. Tuxedo Ave, Chattanooga

Admission: Free and open to the public

Details: Gates open at 6:30. Lecture and Planetarium show begin at 7:00. Telescope viewing until 9:00. The night’s featured constellation: The Summer Triangle.

Information: Learn more here.


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