Sarah-Grace Battles, Chattanooga, Tenn., — ThinkAchieve began at UTC in fall of 2012. ThinkAchieve’s purpose is to help get students engaged on campus and in the community by facilitating participation in experiential learning opportunities. Benefits of being a part of the program include priority registration, a celebratory dinner and awards. Allison Quintanilla, Nashville senior, is […]

Mountaineer Folk Festival at Fall Creek Falls

Photo by Sarah Cooksey

The 36th annual Mountaineer Folk Festival at Fall Creek Falls State Park commemorates a simpler time. The weekend starts the night of Sept. 5 and continues throughout the weekend to end on Sept. 7. The weekend consists of square dancing, music, crafts, food as well as storytelling. Vendors will sell and demonstrate folk art, bath […]

SGA report

By Ashley Closson, Chattanooga, Tenn., – Guest Speaker • Geoff Wilcox spoke to SGA about getting more students to come to athletic events, creating a better student experience. Wilcox talked about the possibility of an app called Fanmaker, which would give students the chance to earn points toward Go Mocs Rewards by coming to events. […]

“Moc My Ride” bike design contest

Staff report — A new bike design contest, “Moc My Ride,” has been added to the agenda of this year’s homecoming celebration. Until Sept. 10, students can submit bike art based on what being a Chattanooga Moc means to them, what inspires them to ride and what makes Chattanooga “such a unique to live.” The […]

Overheated Bid Day

Contributed Photo by Lakin Greenwood

Delta Zeta sorority member Lakin Greenwood snaps a selfie with her sorority sister Sydney Mercier as she gets lifted onto a stretcher after passing out from heat exhaustion on Bid Day.

By Madison Baldwin, Chattanooga, Tenn., – Aug. 17 during UTC’s Sorority Panhellenic Bid Day activities at Engel Stadium, several young women participating in the “Running Out the Tunnel” event passed out due to heat exhaustion. Five ladies were taken to the hospital to seek medical attention. Justin Pohl, assistant dean of students, said that the […]

Mocs spirit shines on the first week of school


Once again, Welcome Week at UTC was a success! Several students came out and participated in all of the various activities that took place on campus. Ice cream, paintball guns, games and food were just some of the things that helped kick off this semester to a great start! Photos by Mary Gower

Campus Crime Log

By Madison Baldwin, Chattanooga, Tenn. – Aug. 9, 2014  14-0904 Police were flagged down on the walkway at Scrappy Moore Field, 105 Douglas St. Police made contact with a student. Police observed the student had a swollen left cheek, blood on his chin and droplets of blood on the right of his shirt. Police asked […]

Official opening day finally set for new UTC Library


By Madison Baldwin, Chattanooga, Tenn. — After seemingly endless construction, University Relations confirmed that an opening date has been set for the new library. According to Associate Vice Chancellor of Communication Chuck Cantrell, the following update was just released by [UTC’s] Facilities Planning and Management Office. As site work and interior punch list items are […]

Student fee has same price tag, different benefits

Robert Fisher, SGA President, Chattanooga, Tenn. — Scrappy emails from Chuck Cantrell, associate vice chancellor for marketing and communications, started early this year asking students to “opt in” to the student activity fee, which provides money to aid programing for the Campus Activities Board and other organizations on campus. Last semester the Tennessee General Assembly […]

UTC receives recognition for campus greenery


By Andrea Clifton—UTC recently was awarded the prestigious Tree Campus USA recognition for their dedication and maintenance of over 2000 trees and plants on campus grounds. Tree Campus USA is a program awarded by the Arbor Day Foundation and Toyota that recognizes college and university campuses who uphold a high degree of environmental responsibility on […]