UTC Mock Trial team heads to the championships.
Peggy Young was working part-time as a delivery driver for United Parcel Service in 2006 when she became pregnant. Though her job description required that she be able to lift 70 lbs, she could lift no more than 20 lbs during her pregnancy. She asked UPS for accommodations, either temporary desk work or assistance lifting heavy packages. UPS argued that Young didn’t meet their criteria for light duty and required her to take unpaid leave. In 2008, she filed a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit, which was heard by the Supreme Court in 2014.
Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce’s Downtown Council hosted a UTC mock presidential debate. Communications Department Fellow in Residence and former CNN White House Correspondent Dan Lothian provided critiques and insights to the students turned presidential hopefuls after their public performance.
Three of the ten Unbought and Unbossed women honored by Girls Inc. of Chattanooga in 2014 are employed by UTC. They are Dr. Stephanie Bellar, Dr. Christine Benz Smith, and Kathy Purnell.
How do you describe a young woman who goes to Honduras on a mission trip at the age of 19, discovers a starving, disabled, neglected little boy and embraces him as her own, takes him to live with her in Chattanooga, attends classes at UTC while she raises him for the last two years, graduates, and then returns to Honduras to establish a non-profit program to help care for abused women and young mothers?
Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen Parker, Civil Rights Division, New Orleans, Louisiana, will present The Tarnished Badge on Thursday, October 17, 5:30 p.m. at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Fine Arts Center in the Roland Hayes Auditorium, located at the corner of Vine and Palmetto Streets. This event is free and open to the public.
The new head of the UTC Department of Political Science, Public Administration and Nonprofit Management never had the opportunity to meet the late Dr. Bob Swansbrough, but she perfectly described the longtime UTC professor of political science and administrator at a recent gathering of friends and colleagues.
Dr. Irina Khmelko grew up under communist control in Kiev, Ukraine, and faced persecution just for sneaking to attend church. Khmelko is now assisting her native country in forming a more democratic government by partnering with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).
Putting into practice the motto “we care,” students from the UTC Political Science, Public Administration and Nonprofit Management (PAMN) program graduate and often go on to work at area non-profit organizations, including the Chattanooga Area Food Bank, Boy Scouts of America, and the Tennessee Aquarium. During the program’s annual meeting, current students participated in a…
The desegregation of college football affected more than just the players on the field. In his lecture, titled “Desegregating College Football in the Jim Crow South, 1945-1975,” Dr. Zeb Baker, Visiting Professor of History at Georgia Southern University, tells the story of how it affected all of campus life. His lecture takes place on Thursday, March…