Hello UTC and welcome to another edition of mocs news. I’m Allison Conley and I’m Coti Howell
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One of UTC’s Faculty, author and department head Kittrell Rushing attracted the attention of C- SPAN2’s new Book TV Bus with the book he published, Journal of a Georgia Woman, a book containing the 1870 journal entries of botanists, author, and teacher Eliza Frances “Fanny” Andrews has caught the attention of C- SPAN2’s new Book TV Bus.
The Bus will make a stop at the University Center Friday, March 31 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. as it continues its first nationwide tour. This 45-foot bus promotes awareness of Book TV’s unique non-fiction book programming that airs every weekend on C- SPAN2. The Book TV Bus crew will speak in two communication classes and offer internship information to interested students. The crew will conduct interviews with students to learn what they are reading.
Also In campus news, the International Students Organization will host UTC’s WorldFest celebration, “Bringing Culture to Your World,” next week 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.
You can go to the lecture, Somebodies and Nobodies, Overcoming the Abuse of Rank by Robert W. Fuller, which discusses abuses of power that exploit, humilate and lead to loss of productivity, increased school dropout rates, corporate corruption, abuse by clergy and sustains terrorism. This event will be held in the University Center Auditorium at 2 and 7p.m.
And don’t forget to get your advisement code and classes together because fall registration begins next week April 3 rd.
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Men’s tennis player Badr Bouabdellah was named Southern Conference Men’s Tennis Player of the Week. The sophomore improved his singles winning streak to 13 matches over the weekend with two SoCon victories.
Senior Ashleigh Bull is this week's Chili's softball Player of the Week.Bull went 3-for-8 with a homerun and one RBI. She went .375 on the week and drew two walks. She had six total bases in the Lady Mocs Southern Conference opening series against the College of Charleston and posted a .750 slugging percentage. In the field she had 15 putouts with no errors for a 1.000 fielding average.
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Popular female trio Denstiny’s Child had joined the ranks of some the most pretigious stars in Hollywood. The pop group was honored Tuesday with star on the Hollywood walk of fame. Their star is the 2,305 th star to be placed on the prestigious walk way.
Actor Tom Hanks will be making lattes, Well atleast he will in the movie how star bucks save my life. Hanks plays an advertisement executive who take a job at starbucks when he loses his job. You can also catch Hank is the Da Vinci Code which will open May.
We May see another Hollywood adoption Much like that of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pit’s. Jessica Simpson may be thinking about a baby and her publicist says that she is not ruling adoption out as an option.
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And now let’s take a look at international national and national news
Student walkouts, marches and rallies took place again Tuesday in California, Texas, Arizona, Nevada and other states. Supporters continue to rally against proposed restrictions they view as fundamentally un-American as debate swirls in Washington on how to overhaul immigration.
Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, a Tennessee Republican, scheduled two weeks of debate on the issue and, having expressed frustration at the panel's pace, put forth his own proposal.
There won’t be any hurricane disaters like Hurricane Katrina this year. FEMA has already made plans for evacuation this hurricane season.The Gulf Coast will be widely and quickly evacuated this hurricane season, even if the storm doesn't threaten to smash levees and leave a metropolis under water, state and federal officials said Tuesday. Acting FEMA head David Paulison says the plight of Katrina evacuees makes evacuation planning a priority.
And that’s all for international and national news.
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Lets take a look at our Chattanooga weather for the week
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Thursaday – Chance Rain Showers
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That’s all for this edition I’m Allison Conley and I’m Coti Howell. Stay tuned in for more mocs news throughout the day.