Hello and welcome to another edition of mocs news. I’m Jani Smit and I’m Allison Conley
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In campus news,The international Students Organization will host UTC’s WorldFest celebration, “Bringing Culture to Your World,” April 3-7. The festivals will feature a variety of multicultural activites including cultural booths and international cusine. The program will also feature Nontombi Naomi Tutu, daughter of Archbishop Desmond Tutu who will deliver the address “Striving for Justice, Searching for Common Ground”. For a complete list of events you can visit http://www.utc.edu/news06/worldfest.php
Also, Chancellor Roger Brown has proclaimed globalization of the UTC campus to be among his primary goals. He hopes undergraduate and graduate students from around the world will apply to UTC in increasing numbers, and he is encouraging UTC students, faculty, and staff to look for opportunities to study and research abroad. Brown says, ““Our world is getting smaller, and we must prepare our students to succeed in a global marketplace of commerce and ideas.”
Both the Physics and Geology programs received perfect scores on Tennessee Higher Education Commission's assessment standards and were praised for their impressive accomplishments despite budget constraints. Both programs recently hosted external evaluators as part of their academic review process, and each received scores of 100 percent scores. “The reviewer for the Physics program was particularly impressed with the exceptional dedication of the faculty to educating students, noting their extraordinary efforts to maintain current offerings, especially of upper level courses, while carying heavy teaching loads,” according to Diane Miller, Director of Grants.
So conradulations to the pyshics and geology programs on their outstanding achievements
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Jonathan Hodge and Bryce Ledford were two of the only six players to break par in windy conditions as the Chattanooga golf team posted a final round 6-over par to finish in second place at the Furman Intercollegiate.
The UTC Lady Mocs will host "Strikeout Breast Cancer" Night. For four years, the National Fast Pitch Coaches Association and The American Cancer Society have teamed up to raise money to support the fight against cancer. And you can do your part by Joining the Lady Mocs at Frost Stadium Wednesday, March 29 for StrikeOut Breast Cancer and get in free when you wear pink.
The football team began preparations Friday for the 2006 football season with the opening of spring football practice. We want to wish the team and coaching staff good luck and we hope that this is a productive and successful season.
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And now let’s take a look at international national news
At least 20 people were killed Monday by a suicide bomber outside a police recruitment center in northern Iraq at Kifak Base, which is located between Tal Afar and Mosul., a base employee told CNN. The casualties are believed to be recruits and officers.The bomber detonated a belt packed with explosives, authorities said. The bombing was just the latest incident in what is already a bloody day in Iraq.Earlier Monday, police found nine bodies in southwestern Baghdad's Bayya neighborhood, an Iraqi police official told CNN.According to the official, all had been strangled and showed signs of torture -- some had ropes around their necks.
Hundreds of people protested in a northern Afghan city following reports that a man who faced a possible death penalty for converting to Christianity would be released, officials said. About 700 Muslim clerics and others chanted "Death to Bush" and other anti-Western slogans in Mazar-e-Sharif on Monday, officials told The Associated Press.Clerics have called for protests across Afghanistan against both the government and the West, which had pressured President Hamid Karzai's administration to drop the case against Abdul Rahman.
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And in National news
In Selmer TN The preacher's wife, Mary Winkler, charged with murder in the death of her husband wanted his congregation to know "she was sorry for everything she has done," said a friend who visited her in jail Sunday. "She just said she was sorry and for me to write a note to the church saying that she was sorry for everything she had done," said church member Pam Killingsworth as she walked away from the jail in tears. Winkler, 32, has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of her husband, Matthew Winkler, the preacher at the Fourth Street Church of Christ in this small town 80 miles east of Memphis. Wrinkler is set to appear in court later on today and will plead not guilty.
Also, in Memphis, Graceland has been designated a historical landmark along with others across the country like the Alamo in Texas and the White House.
And that’s all for international and national news.
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Lets take a look at our Chattanooga weather for the week
Today - Rain Showers Likely
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That’s all for this edition I’m Jani Smith and I’m Allison Conley. Stay tuned in for more mocs news throughout the day.