Hello and welcome to another edition of Mocs News I’m Allison Conley and I’m Coti Howell.
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Well we’ve got a lot of exciting things going on around campus so let’s take a look.
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Now usually when you think of things that are out of this world you don’t think of UTC.
But UTC chemistry professor Stevens Symes is changing that.
Symes received a 28 thousand dollar grant from NASA to research mars. Symes and California colleague Lars Borg will research when water first appeared on the planet.
Also in campus news UTC is celebrating the future. Chancellor Roger Brown welcomed faculty and staff to the launch of the “Celebrate the Future” campaign this past Friday. This event featured a video presentation of the achievements of the UTC. The video was linked to all the campuses in the UT system for all the campuses view this history-making event.UTC’s very own, Chuck Cantrell served as master of ceremony and gave away door prizes donated by Java City, Barnes and Noble, the UTC Bookstore, UTC Athletics, Aramark, and the McKenzie Arena.
And… If you know a faculty or staff member that is hard working, dedicated, and committed to helping students or you just think they’re cool…You can submit their name for recognition by e-mailing Cindy Carrol at .
Your submission will be featured in the 2007 list of staff and faculty nominees.
Also in campus news, If you haven’t heard, UTC is apparently a new hot spot for college students.This fall, the student enrollment has reached a record high of 8,923 students, which is almost a 300 student increase from 2005.
Admission diredtor, Yancy Freeman believes that the increase is due to The implementation of a new admissions programs for incoming freshman.
Freeman said the influx of freshmen is the largest since 1988.
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And last homecoming is rapidly approaching us.
The dates for homecoming week events are October 1-7.
If your organization wishes to compete in the many activates you can pick up a packet in the student development offices upstairs in the UC for more information.
Now let’s take a look at sports
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Allison UTC played it’s first home game against Gerogia Southern this past weekend.
Phillip Jones has the scoop on what went on at the game this weekend
This was the first time UTC beat Georgia Southern since 1996.
Also in sports
The Lady Mocs swept the Elon Phoenix 5-8, 3-1 at home to win the team’s third conference match and the third match of the week.
Junior Kelsey Amundson led the attack with 14 kills as the Lady Mocs defeated Elon 30-22, 30-21, 30-28.
And with headline Sports here is Ray Galessio
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In national news In East St. Louis, 24 year old Tiffany Hall has been accused of killing a pregnant woman and her unborn child.
The murders may have happened on September the 15 when Hall told her boyfriend during the baby’s funeral that the baby was not his and she had killed another woman to get it. Hall is also suspected of drowning three more of the slain mother’s children and stuffing them into a washer.
Hall has not been charged.
And on a lighter note The government will supply 97,000 hazard warning radios to all public schools in the United States in Washington today.
The government’s implementation can be credited to these radios successful attempts to warn and help several schools across the nation better prepare for severe storm conditions.
Here Nenette Sosa with Headline News
And speaking of weather let’s take a look at our Chattanooga weather.
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Today Partly cloudy high 73 low 50
Tuesday sunny high of 75 and a low of 51 Wednesday partly cloudy high of 75 and low of 55
Thursday a 40% change of thunderstorm with a high of 67 and a low of 43.
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Well that about does it for mocs news today but you can check us out every Monday and Friday at 12:30 in the UC or Comcast channel 3 or you can catch us on demand atmocsnews.com
I’m Coti Howell and I’m Allison Conley have a great week UTC.