Support student programming, choose option one

Editorial – As students, one would think that the money we pay to attend school and all of the fees encompassed in that would go to enhancing our college experience. Wrong. After a Sex Week Event at the University of Tennessee–Knoxville, the way that student funding is spent came up for discussion. The aftermath of […]

SGA Report

Compiled by Ashley Closson Guest speaker • Geoff Wilcox, director of marketing and promotions for Student Sthletics, said they are trying to raise student attendance at basketball games. For the season opener for men’s and women’s teams on Friday, there was a Greek attendance competition where Student Development helped out by supplying rosters so the […]

SGA Report

By Madison Baldwin, Chattanooga, Tenn., — Executive reports • SGA President Robert Fisher welcomed guests from the Howard High School SGA. Fisher said community engagement via GEXA has played a crucial role in the development of the relationship with the local school. • Fisher also discussed having several “Power C” statues placed on campus, one […]

Update: the opt in, opt out decision

By Ashley Closson, Chattanooga, Tenn. — The opt in/opt out decision process will begin again soon at UTC, and student organizations, especially SGA, are pushing for option one. Option one, known as “opting in,” directly goes toward student organizations that will use the money to benefit the student body as a whole. Option two, referred […]

Groundwork laid for Strategic Plan

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Ashley Closson, Chattanooga, Tenn., — With the help of faculty, staff, students and community leaders, the University has begun work on a five-year strategic plan to lay out priorities for the near future. The institutional guide is being developed by the University’s Strategic Planning Steering Committee. So far, the steering committee has met with a […]

SGA Report

By Ashley Closson, Chattanooga, Tenn., — Guest speakers • Bradley Bell, assistant director of New Student and Family Programs, said it is time to hire new orientation leaders. • Ericka Hill, tutor coordinator for the Center for Advisement and Student Success, said they are working on a new tutoring department that will cater to students […]

SGA Report

Guest speakers • Dr. Bryan Rowland, vice chancellor for Development and Alumni Affairs, said that while there are 52,000 alumni, UTC wants to increase engagement from the alumni outside of Chattanooga. Dr. Rowland also let SGA know there are ideas for more funding for study abroad programs to allow them to be more accessible to […]

SGA Report

Ashley Closson, Chattanooga, Tenn., — Executive Report • SGA President Robert Fisher said there will be a president’s roundtable Sept. 22 at noon in the Heritage Room , which will include presidents from student organizations on campus. Adviser Report • Vine 324 approached SGA’s External Affairs Committee regarding advertising on campus. Dean Jim Hicks said […]

Student fee results lead to talks on student need

Ashley Closson, Chattanooga, Tenn., — Student organizations will have less in programming fees this year after about 30 percent of students voted to “opt out” of designating their fees. When accessing their My MocsNet account at the beginning of the year, students were asked to choose whether they wanted their programming and services fee to […]

SGA Report

Gregory Jackson, Chattanooga, Tenn., — Guest Speaker • Provost Ainsworth discussed the development of a new strategic plan for the University. The Provost took the senate through a guided dialogue centering around what students need from the strategic plan. The strategic plan guides the University academically, administratively and socially as well these plans have a […]