Brock Scholar and elementary education major Rebekah Cahill, who will be graduating from UTC in December, placed second in the 2023 Sloane Prize for Undergraduate Research poster competition at the 58th annual National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC) conference in Chicago. NCHC’s annual meeting is the second-largest all-discipline undergraduate research conference and the largest national gathering of honors educators, administrators and staff members.
A new ethnomusicology class at UTC sends students to various venues around town to get an idea of what’s going on musically in Chattanooga. They then report what they’ve discovered over the course of the semester in podcasts, short films or photo essays.
Twelve Chattanooga residents, ranging in age from their 70s to 98 years old, agreed to have their life memories—good and bad—transformed into dramatic monologues for “Unmasking: Elders Speak.” The production is helmed by Dr. Peggy Douglas, adjunct professor of economics in the Gary W. Rollins College of Business at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, and Dr. Anne Swedberg, associate professor of theater at UTC.
For UTC sophomore, helping improve health in underserved communities is ‘what I want to do 110% deep in my soul’
Gillian Morton, a Brock Scholar in the Honors College majoring in pre-health professional exercise and health science with minors in biology and chemistry, was one of five UTC undergraduates to attend this summer’s HBCU Wellness Project at Meharry Medical College in Nashville.
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Library’s Special Collections department has announced the publishing of two digital collections of photographs and documents detailing the labor and manufacturing history of Chattanooga.
“Tennessee Valley Across the Table,” a series of recorded conversations that debuts June 6 on WUTC-FM 88.1, follows the same format as “One Small Step,” setting up conversations between two people whose ideas—be they political, social, religious or otherwise—suggest the pair have diametrically opposed viewpoints. The only rule for participation was that conversation must remain civil.
Rising junior Emma Roy, a Brock Scholar in the Honors College majoring in secondary education: political science, has been selected for the U.S. Department of State’s 2023 Critical Language Scholarship Chinese Program, an immersive summer opportunity for college and university students to learn languages essential to America’s engagement with the world.
Sebastian Jimenez, a Brock Scholar in the Honors College majoring in biology and chemistry, will be participating in a National Science Foundation-funded summer research program at the University of Chicago.
Open house gives incoming Honors College students chance “to see the best of everything UTC has to offer”
The Guerry Center recently welcomed nearly 80 guests to the 2nd annual Honors College Open House Accepted Students Day—including 34 high school students. While some of the students in attendance still had decisions to be made, most had already accepted their offers to become members of the UTC Class of 2027.
Jared Steiman, a 2020 University of Tennessee at Chattanooga graduate who now works as a GEAR UP program coordinator in the UTC Center for Community Career Education, became the second UTC alum in recent weeks to be awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship. He will be traveling to Mexico in the fall to assist in teaching English while representing the U.S. as a cultural ambassador.