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Weekly Event List

IN-PERSON EVENTS

Monday, April 18

International Tea Time 
3:15 pm – 4:15 pm 
Lupton Lobby 

Join the UTC Center for Global Education for tea, cookies, games, and good company! Come meet international and domestic students and learn more about different cultures! Bengt Carlson will distribute and collect reflection cards. https://mocsyncorgs.utc.edu/event/7615718  
 
Mental Free Flows – Dinner and Writing Workshop 
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm (Presentation & Open Mic night to follow at 8:00 pm) 
Lupton Lobby
 
Meet top poets emerging from Tennessee colleges and Southern Word. Hear them put language to hope and anxiety. Give yourself time and place for yourself. Develop your ability to make words match your truth. Put some of your own magic on the mic. For more than a decade, Southern Word has been creating spaces where writers come together to share their realities, build connections with others, and write futures for themselves. Tamia Spinks will distribute and collect reflection cards. Please RSVP: https://mocsyncorgs.utc.edu/event/8035869 

Sexual Assault Awareness Month Movie Screening: Promising Young Woman 
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm  
Racoon Mountain Room 

Join the Office of Student and Family Engagement in collaboration with the Center for Women and Gender Equity and Center for Student Wellbeing for a showing of Promising Young Woman followed by a discussion. Snacks will be provided, and we are looking forward to the great discussion in store! **Warning: this film will cover subject matter dealing with sexual assault, domestic violence, and suicide. ** https://mocsyncorgs.utc.edu/event/8056940 
 
UTC Percussion Ensemble – Catch the Groove 
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm 
UTC Fine Arts Center, Room 104 

The concert will start at 7:30, and last perhaps an hour, in FAC 104, the band rehearsal hall.  The works will date from 1735 to 2002, and will display the common drums and mallet instruments, as well as the more exotic iron and wooden sounds.  All players in the ensemble are percussion students of Dr. Coulter, and are enrolled in the Music Performance, Music Therapy, Music Education, and Bachelor of Music degrees.  The program will also include special guests! https://www.utc.edu/arts-and-sciences/music 

 


 

Tuesday, April 19

Mental Health Wellness Fair  
11:30 am – 1:30 pm (must attend a minimum of 30 minutes) 
Chamberlain Field 

Psi Chi, the National Honor Society in Psychology, invites you to attend our first Mental Health Wellness Fair! This event is designed to: raise awareness about mental health struggles within our campus community, reduce the stigma surrounding mental health concerns, and connect the campus community to available resources to support mental health wellness. Brittney Calhoun and William Savoy will distribute and collect reflection cards from 11:30 am – 12:00 pm. If you attend the fair afterwards, please complete an online reflection.  
 https://mocsyncorgs.utc.edu/event/7981725  
 
Study Abroad 102 
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm 
Lupton Hall, Room 105 

After completing the Study Abroad 101 Canvas course (sign up for the course under the Study Abroad 101 section above), students must attend a Study Abroad 102 session where a UTC Study Abroad staff member will lead a deeper dive into the study abroad experience at UTC. https://mocsyncorgs.utc.edu/event/7680264  

 


 

Wednesday, April 20

Exploring Storytelling & Art as Activism with Chanel Miller 
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm 
Lupton Hall First Floor 

For Sexual Assault Awareness Month, we are excited to invite Chanel Miller to a virtual discussion with our campus. Chanel Miller is a writer and artist who received her BA in Literature from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her critically acclaimed memoir, KNOW MY NAME, was a New York Times bestseller, a New York Times Book Review Notable Book, and a National Book Critics Circle Award winner, as well as a best book of 2019 in Time, the Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, NPR, and People, among others. She is a 2019 Time Next 100 honoree and a 2016 Glamour Woman of the Year honoree under her pseudonym, "Emily Doe." Lunch will be provided! Tamia Spinks will distribute and collect reflection cards. https://mocsyncorgs.utc.edu/event/8052245 

Workshop: After Effects lettering with camera work 
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm 
Library, Room 204 

Always found After Effects scary?! Think again! Come learn how to use after effects and create 3D lettering, 3D camera work and lights. https://mocsyncorgs.utc.edu/event/7844161 

 


 

Thursday, April 21

Discover Your Top Leadership Practice! (Leadership Coaching Session)  
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm 
UC, Foundation Room (2nd Floor, Next to Food Court)
 
Did you put your name "in the running" for a role within an organization? Are you looking to identify and further explain your leadership strengths to an organization or during an upcoming internship/job interview? To explore new on/off-campus opportunities based on your strengths? If so, we have a workshop for you! This interactive session would be perfect for someone looking to maximize their personal skills or those of team members. Lunch will be available. Let Daniel-Grzesik, Director of Leadership Development and Programs, know if you have any questions at [email protected] https://mocsyncorgs.utc.edu/event/8047383 Aidan Allen will distribute and collect reflection cards. 
 
UTC Wind Ensemble 
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm 
UC Auditorium 

Join UTC members and friends to listen to the UTC Wind Ensemble! https://www.utc.edu/arts-and-sciences/music/events/performances 

 


 

Friday, April 22

There are no in-person events today! 

 


 

Saturday, April 23

You Can’t Stop Me: The Dance Showcase 
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm 
University Center Auditorium 

The K-pop Culture Club’s Dance Showcase is a combination of dance covers and original choreography to K-pop songs put together by our club members. The showcase will include songs from groups such as Twice, Itzy, and ATEEZ. Dance is one of the many prominent features of K-pop that draw people in and we hope to do just that by promoting our club’s goal of exemplifying the diversity within the genre of K-pop. https://mocsyncorgs.utc.edu/event/8040931  
 

VIRTUAL EVENTS

After you attend an online event, please fill out an online reflection here

 


Monday, April 18

Workshop: Excel Formulas 
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm 
Online 

There are several functions and formulas to choose from. Want to work with more while learning how to use them? Join us in this workshop and understand how to use these sets of formulas! William Savoy will distribute a link to the online reflection. https://mocsyncorgs.utc.edu/event/7844138 

 


 

Tuesday, April 19

Senior Painting & Drawing BFA Visual Artist Talk 
12:30 pm 
Online 

Each senior in the Painting & Drawing BFA program will present a 12-15 minute virtual artist talk to contextualize their artistic practice. Join us to gain some insight into creative research and learn more about these individual artists. Presenters include Amy Brewer-Davenport, Augustine Auer 
Grace Wright, Ren Collins, and Will Sutton. https://tennessee.zoom.us/j/97170118353  
 
Periodic Ponderings: Now What? Getting Started in Pre-Health at UTC 
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm 
Online 

You have decided to pursue a career in healthcare, now what? Figuring out what to do next can feel very overwhelming and can cause you to stall out. Regardless of where you are in your college journey, join in for this workshop that will help you identify where you need to start, as well as prepare you for your first meeting with the pre-health advisor. Register in advance for Zoom information: https://tennessee.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIIrfuqhqTkrGtbNrBMVIWItoaEX6SxQjnKP 
 
How to: Sell Your Stuff  
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm 
Online 

There are freelancers, artists, musicians, and many others making their craft a way to earn money… but how? Let’s look at available resources, methods, and patterns on taking your first step into profiting off your products. https://mocsyncorgs.utc.edu/event/8009475 Aidan Allen and William Savoy will share a link to the online reflection. 

 


 

Wednesday, April 20

Getting Started in URaCE Workshop 
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm 
Location TBD (register to learn more) 

Workshop attendees learn about available research opportunities, the benefits of UR engagement, and how to prepare for success in research. Once you register for a workshop, you will receive workshop details including the location, and how to join the session.  
https://mocsyncorgs.utc.edu/event/7653500  

 


 

Thursday, April 21

Senior Painting & Drawing BFA Visual Artist Talk 
12:30 pm 
Online 

Each senior in the Painting & Drawing BFA program will present a 12-15 minute virtual artist talk to contextualize their artistic practice. Join us to gain some insight into creative research and learn more about these individual artists. Presenters include Rachel Mascali, Frannie Martin, Tamia Spinks, Jules Jackson, and Wren Burgess. https://tennessee.zoom.us/j/97170118353 

 


 

Friday, April 22

There are no virtual events today! 
 

MOCs Get Out And Go! A “Choose-Your-Own” Beyond the Classroom Challenge

To participate in MOCS Get Out and Go you may either choose from the 8 activities provided, participate in similar activities of your creation around Chattanooga, or do something with the same spirit in your hometown. As always, please submit a reflection (and also a picture for MOCs Get Out and Go!) for each activity, and visit our website for more information! Students can receive credit toward the semester award for up to 5 Mocs Get Out and Go events a semester. Reflections will be accepted through the end of the semester.


This extension of the Beyond the Classroom Challenge was created in hopes of encouraging students to get out and explore Chattanooga and surrounding areas. Whenever you have a chance, grab your friends or roommates, and pick one of these local adventures to get a feel for the amazing city you live in!

In addition to participating in these events in Chattanooga, you may also receive credit for activities of similar characteristics in your own hometown!

Each event counts just like any other event, two points toward the 20 points/10 event total for the award. In addition to SUBMITTING reflection within a week of the date you get out and go!, please EMAIL [email protected] A PICTURE OF YOU on your “Choose Your Own BTC Adventure.”

We always want to encourage all students to follow safety guidelines. This includes but is not limited to wearing a mask, social distancing when possible, washing hands/using hand sanitizer regularly, traveling with others when possible, and being aware of your surroundings, especially at night.

  1. Learn about Chattanooga’s jazz and blues “Big 9 Legends” 
    Listen to some of the episodes on this podcast about The Big 9 (https://www.wutc.org/topic/stories-big-9) and take a walk to the Big 9 Legends Mural at: 
    763 E. MLK Blvd, Chattanooga, TN 37403

  2. Talk a stroll with Chattanooga’s baseball history 
    Located adjacent to Engel Stadium and UTC’s intramural sports complex is a paved walking path with 5 permanent markers detailing Chattanooga’s rich baseball history. The path is accessible via the sports complex’s O’Neal street entrance. 
    For more information: https://www.timesfreepress.com/news/opinion/columns/story/2019/dec/14/thompson-collyer-new-public-markers-highlight/510487/

  3. Walk the Walnut Street Walking Bridge and explore Coolidge Park and Renaissance Park 
    Get outside and see some of the Chattanooga sights! Once you cross the bridge, check out the fountains, statues, and other cool attractions of Coolidge Park. Later, meander the curving pathways down to the river and check out Renaissance Park. Its grassy knolls make it an artistic installment in and of itself. Bring your own cardboard and try out the sledding hill! 
    Bonus: Follow the numbered steps on Frazier Avenue and learn a new dance! 
    For more information: https://tennesseerivervalleygeotourism.org/entries/walnut-street-bridge-chattanooga-tenn/74f80b90-df4b-41d3-88d3-dfe30cf85b66

  4. Check out the Chattanooga Riverwalk 
    Pick a stretch of the Riverwalk to walk or bike. It’s a beautiful feature the city has to offer! Follow the link to find easy Riverwalk access and other sights to see along the way. https://www.visitchattanooga.com/blog/post/a-guide-to-chattanoogas-riverwalk/

  5. Explore Ross’s Landing and learn about the Trail of Tears 
    The Passage at Ross’s Landing marks the beginning of the Trail of Tears. Take some time to read about this history and then go see the permanent outdoor exhibit that recognizes and honors important aspects of Cherokee history and culture. For a map and more information follow this link: https://www.visitchattanooga.com/listing/the-passage/2484/

  6. Step into another world at the Bluff View Art District 
    Explore the many nooks and crannies and see what art displays you can find. Make sure to check out the “River Gallery Sculpture Garden” and art installments outside the Hunter Museum of American Art. This area has a beautiful view of Downtown and the Tennessee River. 
    For more information: https://bluffviewartdistrictchattanooga.com/ Bonus: (this is just for extra fun if you want) Check out some of the lovely shops, restaurants, and cafes. The Hunter Museum offers local college students $15 year-long passes, which is quite the deal if you like art!

  7. Play at Main Terrain Art Park 
    Where climbing art is encouraged. The park has a walking track, trapeze-style rings, and other fitness challenges. It also has a moveable bridge -- spin the wheel and the pieces assemble to create a physical bridge! 
    For more information: https://www.arts.gov/exploring-our-town/main-terrain-art-park

  8. Feel tiny in the Sculpture Fields at Montague Park 
    This 33-acre park showcases 27 world-renowned, large-format sculptures. With a stunning view of Lookout Mountain, this park is a great place to spend time hanging out and checking out the art.

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