When Dr. Takeo Suzuki agreed to teach a course on Japanese anime and manga culture this fall, he was supposed to have only 10 or 12 students. After the class filled up in the first hour of registration, the dean agreed to expand it—first to 15 and eventually to 35 students.
Music to their ears: Funding raised for Marching Mocs members to travel to London for New Year’s Day Parade
The Division of Advancement helped raise $120,000 for the Marching Mocs’ New Year’s Day Parade trip, making it possible for the students—musicians, color guard, drum majors and majorettes—as well as some faculty members and administrative staff to spend a week in London.
Aspiring documentarian Cassandra Castillo sums up her double major in communication and humanities at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga like this. “Communication answers the question of how I become a journalist. And humanities answers the question of why I should become a journalist,” said Castillo, who is minoring in Spanish.
This summer, Bethany Cothran, a UTC junior majoring in communication and psychology, was part of a study abroad experience in Barcelona, Spain.
A study abroad trip to Vietnam is planned for summer 2024 and is open to any UTC student, regardless of major. The trip is organized by the Gary W. Rollins College of Business, the Center for Global Education Study Abroad program and the Office for Undergraduate Research and Creative Endeavor.
Want to get paid to do research in Spain next summer? Start your application for the UTC Cadiz International Research Program now
Want to get paid to do research in Spain next summer? Start your application for the UTC Cadiz International Research Program now, a partnership between UTC and the University of Cadiz in Spain.
This summer, UC Foundation Professor of Spanish Lynn Purkey has led a six-week Beginning Conversational Spanish Course for UTC faculty and staff.
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.
Junior Lake Best, a Brock Scholar and communication major at UTC, was accepted into the Fulbright Canada Mitacs Globalink program—an international education experience under the Fulbright umbrella for U.S. students interested in traveling to Canada to undertake advanced research projects in their area of interest.
Students returning to UTC for the spring 2023 semester were treated to a series of Winter Welcome Week activities.