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Hello and welcome to this edition of Mocs News, I’m Emily Edwards and I’m Phillip Jones.
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Under the direction of Dr. Stuart Benkert, UTC Director of Bands, the UTC Symphonic Band will be performing the first in a series of multicultural based programs on Friday, February 17. The City of Chattanooga Pipes and Drums will be opening the event in full regalia with an informative and historic performance at 8 p.m., Roland Hayes Concert Hall, Fine Arts Center. The Symphonic Band will then play selections based on Scottish Folk Songs and Program music.
This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Benkert through the Music Department
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The Department of English in collaboration with the Chattanooga Writers Guild will hold a book discussion on Monday, February 20, 7 p.m. at the UTC University Center, Signal Mountain Room. This event is free and open to the public.
The discussion and book signing will feature Jeff Biggers, author of The United States of Appalachia: How Southern Mountaineers Brought Independence, Culture and Enlightenment to America. The UTC bookstore will have the author's book available for sale at the event and a signing will be held after the discussion.
Jeff Biggers is an NPR contributor and author of The United States of Appalachia: How Southern Mountaineers Brought Independence, Culture and Enlightenment to America (Shoemaker and Hoard, 2006). He won an American Book Award last year as editor of No Lonesome Road , the selected works of Georgia poet Don West. His new book looks at the overlooked contributions of Appalachians in the vanguard of various American social movements. The book has a special connection to Chattanooga (including information about Adolph Ochs, Bessie Smith, and Grace Cooke), which the author will discuss at the reading.
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PHILLIP: Even though it’s the weekend, UTC will still carry on activities for Black History Month. This Sunday, February 19 th, the NAACP Founder’s Day Event will be held at 7 p.m. in the University Center’s Auditorium. If you have not attended any of this month’s activities, don’t worry….they will continue until Sunday, February 28 which will feature “Body and Soul: Black Groups and Duets, Black Student Alliance” which is a showcase of famous Black Duets & Groups performed by students.
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EMILY: Corporations, state and federal agencies, and non-profit organizations were among more than 80 exhibitors at Career Day 2005, held in the University Center. The Placement & Student Employment Center, Counseling & Career Planning Center, and the Office of Cooperative Education sponsored the event. Career Day provides an opportunity for students to network with employers for career opportunities as well as part-time, co-op, internships and summer jobs. Some of the top employers present were: US Express, Walt Disney World, the Electric Power Board and Blue Cross Blue Shield.
Now let’s look at Mocs Sports
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PHILLIP: Wrestler Lloyd Rogers was named Southern Conference Wrestler of the Week for his performance this past week, the SoCon office announced Wednesday. Rogers, a 197-pounder, registered a major decision and his first pin of the season in helping UTC earn SoCon victories at VMI and at Davidson over the weekend. The Mocs host league rival UNC Greensboro Saturday at 11:30 a.m. and Missouri Saturday at 1:30 p.m. Missouri is ranked as high as No. 9 in the nation. Both matches will take place in Maclellan Gym, and admission is $5.
PHILLIP: Let’s take a look at this crazy weather….
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PHILLIP: Today, showers with a high of 53 and a low of 44. Saturday look for light rain with a high of 45 and a low of 33. And on Sunday look for more showers with a high of only 37 and a low of, not much lower, 35.
EMILY: **PHIL, ADD R U SERIOUS BLURB**
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