The Power C Tour Chattanooga event followed October visits to Memphis, Nashville and Knoxville. The four tour stops attracted 1,033 total students, parents and guests. Of the 446 students who attended, more than 30% (138) were admitted to UTC in a “Moc Minute,” an initiative allowing qualified high school seniors to apply for free to the University at the event.
A pair of best-selling authors are coming to UTC for a conversation exploring how storytelling can broaden perspectives. National Book Award winner Colum McCann, author of the New York Times bestseller “Let the Great World Spin,” and Ishmael Beah, a Quill Award-nominated author and human rights activist, will participate in a panel discussion called “Changing the World with Stories” from 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 24, in the University Center Auditorium.
A long-awaited tribute to the legacy of the pioneering African American Greek-letter fraternities and sororities on the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga campus has formally been unveiled. On Friday, Oct. 6, as part of Homecoming Week, a grand opening ceremony was held to introduce UTC Divine Nine Heritage Park, a monument and destination spot to educate the campus on the origins, history and purpose of the National Panhellenic Council’s “Divine Nine.”
The annual Power C Tour, which kicks off this Thursday, Oct. 5, with a visit to Memphis, will give prospective students across Tennessee four chances in October and November to learn more about UTC.
The Roland Hayes Concert hall nearly burst at the seams for a National Hazing Prevention Week conversation on Tuesday, Sept. 26, almost reaching its 505-capacity seating for a Hazing Prevention Workshop. The workshop, one of the highlights on the “Mocs Don’t Haze” calendar, proved an empowering exchange of ideas between the guest speaker, Dr. Jason Meriwether, and the UTC community.
Pablo Mazariegos, who immigrated to America at age 11 in 1992 to join his parents, will screen his documentary “Un Nuevo Pasado (Someday Soon)” on Tuesday, Oct. 3. The screening, which takes place beginning at 6 p.m. in the UTC Fine Arts Center’s Roland Hayes Concert Hall, will also include a session with Mazariegos fielding questions from the audience.
UTC students volunteered to participate in the United Way of Greater Chattanooga’s Day of Caring on Sept. 22, going to Brown Middle School, Hixson Middle School and the Chattanooga Zoo and—among other jobs—painted, cleaned up brush and dirt, chunked building scrap into dumpsters, sprayed weeds in school vegetable gardens and brushed spiderwebs off ceilings.
On the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga campus, events, activities and educational programs occur throughout Hispanic Heritage Month to promote a deeper understanding and appreciation of the diverse cultures and backgrounds of Hispanic and Latino communities.
Basketball Hall of Famer Michelle Marciniak is among the Summitt Cyclists currently on a 1,098-mile, 12-day Pedal for Pat charity cycling trek. The tour will bring them to the UTC campus on Wednesday, Sept. 20.
This year, 199 members of the UTC family were honored for reaching significant service milestones at the UTC Service Awards Annual Luncheon on Tuesday, Sept. 12—one of the highlights of Founder’s Week.