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UTC Library Opens

Chancellor Emeritus Roger Brown cut the ribbon at the grand opening of the UTC Library before hundreds of attendees who came from the community and the campus to tour and admire the beautiful new academic hub. Students, alumni, faculty and staff handed off the last book, Light Upon a Hill, from the Lupton Library to the new building.

A student in the Department of Health and Human Performance conducts research at the inaugural Ironman Chattanooga competition.

Carnegie classification earned for community engagement

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga has achieved the national designation of a 2015 Community Engagement University by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. UTC is one of only 361 campuses to currently hold the distinction, earning the designation when it first applied in 2008 and again in the current academic year, after applying for continued recognition.

Challenger Center celebrates 20 years

Chancellor Emeritus Bill Stacy (far left), June Scobee Rodgers, Chancellor Emeritus Fred Obear and Perry Storey celebrate the anniversary.

It’s been 20 years since students of all ages began to enjoy the hands-on, out-of-this-world educational experience offered by the UTC Challenger STEM Learning Center. June Scobee Rodgers, a founding chairwoman for the National Challenger Center for Space Science Education in Washington, D.C., was the keynote speaker at a campus luncheon.

Faculty author’s book Thrown earns critical acclaim

Kerry Howley

When Kerry Howley attended her first cage fights, she sometimes thought, “I can’t look, I can’t look,” but later decided, “I can’t look away.” She wrote a factual essay told by a fictional female graduate student, a character the author says is “naïve, hyper-analytical and ridiculously academic in her interpretation.” Howley began teaching creative writing in the UTC Department of English in fall 2014. Thrown is No. 2 on Time magazine’s “Top 10 Nonfiction Books of 2014.” It is included in the “Best Books 2014” by Slate, and it is a New York Times “Notable Book, 2014.”