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Birthday Bash

Fun with Founder’s Day events

Students enjoyed hosted a three-day celebration of the University’s 120 year history, hosted by the Student Alumni Council (SAC).

The University was founded on September 15, 1886.  In honor of its history and traditions, SAC provided the campus with knowledge facts, trivia, alumni discussions, and traditions.
Memorabilia tables were displayed every day in the University Center Lobby, showcasing the rich heritage of Chattanooga’s University.

An Alumni Panel Discussion provided a way to remember the changes former students have seen on campus.

A fish fry was held at the SGA Student Park, behind Brock Hall, in recognition of one of the oldest traditions at UTC.  Freshmen once had to roll up their pant legs in order to cross what was known as Oak Street River.  If an upperclassman caught a freshmen crossing without their waders, it was big trouble for the freshmen under suspicion!  Alumni who actually participated in the original crossing of “Oak Street River” were on hand at the Fish Fry.

A Birthday Celebration, complete with cake and balloons, was the final Founder’s Day event, held at the SGA Student Park.  The festivities included music and giveaways for correct answers to the week’s trivia questions.

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September 15, 2006

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