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 […]

Possible parking plans for next semester

By Linnea Bahlinger, Chattanooga, Tenn.– The University plans to make more room for the increasing amount of student drivers in the near future, according to one UTC administrator. “In fall of 2014, UTC anticipates approximately 1,200 new students, more than 50 percent being student drivers,” Drew Holland, assistant director to New Student and Family programs, said. […]

UTC participates in Chattanooga EXPO

By Andi Clifton, Chattanooga, Tenn. — EXPO Chattanooga, which exhibits businesses who offer local products and services, sponsored more than 200 booths for this year’s event, including representatives from the UTC. University Relations, The Graduate School, UTC Achieve Degree and Online and Distance Learning departments all had representatives present at the event talk to interested […]

UTC sophomores publish new app for Apple products

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Sophomore students used skills learned from classes and
internship programs to create an app for the Apple App

By Sarah Grace Battles–Jackson Stone and Clayton Welch, both sophomores of Cleveland, Tenn., recently partnered to create an application in the Apple App store. Jackson Stone said the application titled “Crunch Me” is supposed to be “a fun and deceptively simple game that helps pass the time” and also utilizes how the skills learned in the […]

Communication student dies unexpectedly in dorm room


By Sarah Grace Battles–On April 13, students and teachers gathered at a vigil to show respects and to remember Ron Farrell, senior of Memphis, who was found dead in Walker Apartments April 11. The cause of death is still undetermined; however, police think medical complications played a role, according to news channel 9. The vigil occurred […]

Tennessee awards UTC grant for engineering

By Baris Gursakal—UTC is one of 11 Tennessee schools that was awarded a grant by the state Board of Architectural and Engineering. The department of Engineering received $24,347 while the interior design program received $2,160. The money will be used for student exam fees as well as to purchase new equipment for the departments. “The Board appreciates the opportunity to assist in the education of architecture, engineering, landscape architecture, and interior design students,” Executive Director of the Board of Architectural and Engineering Examiners John Cothron said in a statement. “Education lays the foundation for developing the knowledge and skills needed to practice the design professions and to protect the public’s health, safety, and welfare.” The grant […]

Campus Crime Log

By Malik Moughrabi– Apr. 6, 2014 14-0535 While on routine patrol, an officer came upon a vending machine that had been broken into in the Fine Arts Center lobby. It was found to have been pried open and money was removed from the “bill tray.” $100 is estimated to be missing from the vending machine. […]

College of Business introduces new masters program

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The College of Busisness met to discuss issues and plans for the master’s program.

By Noah Stallings, Chattanooga, Tenn.–For students looking for something more in their future business plans, the UTC College of Business offers an Executive Masters of Business Program. Different from the typical Masters of Business Administration program, the EMBA program is a fast-paced program designed to enhance the leadership skills of current and potential executives. The […]

New app helps students choose clean sex partners


By Baris Gursakal, Chattanooga, Tenn.–Hula, a smart phone application that helps individuals practice safe sex, was released with college students and spring break in mind. The application, which is available in the iTunes app store, can help users find the best place to get tested for sexually transmitted diseases anywhere in the United States, retrieve […]