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Hello and welcome to this edition of Mocs News, I’m Emily Edwards and I’m Lorenzo Kirk.
On this First day of Black history month, everybody here at Mocs News we are sadly to report the death of Coretta Scout King. Other mid-southerners are sharing their special memories of the Civil Rights pioneer. The 78 year old widow of legendary Civil Rights activist, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., reportedly died overnight at a health center in Mexico. Mrs. King had a stroke and heart attack in August of 2005, and had been in poor health. King visited Memphis a number of times after the assassination of her husband, here in Memphis in 1968. In 1991, she received one of the first National Civil Rights Museum Freedom Awards.
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OZ: Hubert L. Prevost Jr., Director of Cooperative Education, International Programs, and National Student Exchange has been named Interim Vice Chancellor for Student Development by Chancellor Roger Brown. Prevost joined the UTC administration in 1986. He has counseled, advised and recommended undergraduate and graduate students for career related co-op job opportunities. He replaces Dr. Mary Lynn Williamson, who has resigned recently for health reasons.
EMILY: You’re invited to our annual UTC Family Weekend, February 3-4. Experience the excitement of the classroom as some of UTC’s best professors shine in the morning mini-lectures. Explore the UTC Challenger Center or our state-of-the-art Engineering facility on mini-tours. Visit with University administrators on how we can serve your family better. Have lunch with UTC’s new Chancellor, Dr. Roger Brown. Then it is time for a pep rally and off to see the Men’s Basketball Mocs take on Georgia Southern!
Space is limited, so please call the Student Development Office at (423) and register for this event. We are looking forward to seeing you there. Go Mocs!
OZ: You still have time to submit your idea for the S-G-A student monument design. S-G-A has extended the deadline to February 3 rd. The monument will be located in the new green space beside Brock Hall and across from the UC. Your idea or concept needs to be blueprinted on a standard size poster board and should include a one page description of how the design will encompass the spirit, pride and identity of U-T-C as well as explaining how it will hold up to outdoor conditions. These will all be factors in determining a winner. You could win up to $500 dollars and recognition on the monument itself. All submissions are due no later than February 3 rd.
EMILY: University Honors (UHON) students recently sponsored a light-hearted fundraiser that netted serious proceeds for a local non-profit organization. The Date Auction raised $4,000 for Chattanooga Room in the Inn. Room in the Inn is a 90-day residential shelter for homeless women and children. Its mission is to empower homeless women and children to become self-sufficient by offering a temporary home while providing programs and services necessary to meet their goals.
Time now for National News with David Blevins
International News-Coti Howell
WESTERN LEADERS ARE GRAPPLING WITH A THORNY ISSUE RAISED BY THE RADICALLY-CHANGED POLITICAL LANDSCAPE IN THE MIDDLE EAST. THE FOUR POWERS KNOWN AS THE "MIDDLE EAST QUARTET" MET IN LONDON MONDAY, TO DISCUSS WHETHER THEY SHOULD CONTINUE GIVING AID TO PALESTINE, WHOSE GOVERNMENT IS NOW BEING RUN BY THE SO-CALLED RADICAL GROUP HAMAS. THE QUARTET BACKS THE ROAD MAP FOR MIDDLE EAST PEACE, AND HOPES TO GET BOTH ISRAEL AND PALESTINE ON TRACK TOWARD A GOAL OF TWO INDEPENDENT STATES.THE QUARTET IS COMPOSED OF THE UNITED STATES, RUSSIA, THE EUROPEAN UNION, AND THE UNITED NATIONS.
Now let’s look at Mocs Sports
OZ: Fueled by senior Steve Cherry’s career-highs of 15 points and nine rebounds, the Chattanooga Mocs beat Citadel with 6 min and 53 seconds left to play for a 74-64 overtime win at The Citadel. Casey Long and Keddric Mays scored 12 and 11 points respectively.(( So the men are putting the beating down EVEN when they are away…keep it up guys… The Mocs will face Georgia Southern at The McKenzie Arena on Saturday afternoon. The game will be televised on Fox Sports Net – South. Game time is 2 p.m.
KEEP SAME OTS
EMILY: Sophomore Alex Anderson tallied her fifth double-double this season and iced the game for the Lady Mocs with a pair of free throws with 5.7 seconds to play and Chattanooga held on to win its 16th consecutive game, edging UNC Greensboro 72-68 at the McKenzie Arena Monday night. Chattanooga will wind up a three-game home stand hosting Appalachian State Saturday, Feb. 4 at 6 p.m. on a game to be aired by CSS. Listen to Larry Ward with all the action live on WDOD 1310-AM or online at the official website of Chattanooga athletics, www.GoMocs.com.
Emily : Full Graphic Comedy Show
This Friday February 3 rd in the Maclellan Gym catch Katt Williams aka “Money Mike” and Lavrell Crawford. You know Money Mike from Friday After Next while you’ve seen Lavelle Crawford on B-E-T’s “Comic View” advance tickets are $7 dollars with college ID and $15 without, and the day of event at the door they are $8 dollars with college ID $16 dollar without college ID. Show starts at 8 p-m. This event is sponsored by UTC and the Big Event Committee, a branch of the Association of Campus Entertainment or ACE.
TAKE FULLSCREEN OF WEATHER
OZ: Today, mostly sunny with a high of 59. Thursday look for afternoon showers with a high of 54, low of 45. Friday, more showers with a high of 58 and a low of 45.
We’d like to thank you for watching Mocs News, I’m Lorenzo Kirk and I’m Emily Edwards…don’t forget to check us out on our web page www.utc.edu/mocsnews. Thanks!