UTC RAVE Alert

Weekly Event List

IN-PERSON EVENTS

Monday, May 23

Adult Archery​

10:30 am – 12:00 pm​

Outdoor Chattanooga facility at Coolidge Park (ride included)​

Calling all adults 18+ who would like to join us indoors at Outdoor Chattanooga for target-style archery with games! Outdoor Chattanooga staff will provide all the equipment and instruction to facilitate friendly competition and camaraderie while playing fun trivia and target-style games. Genesis compound bows are provided for all participants to use. The bows can be dialed to a low resistance to accommodate all skill levels making this a fun, beginner-friendly activity. ​

Glowga (Glow Yoga)!​

7:00 – 8:00 pm; 8:00 – 9:00 pm​

Chattanooga Room, University Center​

Join the Center for Wellbeing and Office of Student and Family Engagement for an exciting evening of Glow Yoga (Glowga)! Glowga will include upbeat music, black-lights, glow sticks, and glow paint. Throughout the class, an instructor will guide you through basic yoga postures. Students are encouraged to bring their own mat or towel. Snacks will also be provided, as supplies last. This event is open to currently enrolled UTC students only.


 

Tuesday, May 24

UTC Outdoors Belay Sessions ​

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm ​

UTC Outdoors ​
Want to learn how to belay a fellow climber at the climbing wall? Join us and learn each month! All clinics are free. You can pre-register in the UTC Outdoors Center for any of the clinics. All equipment is included. Registration required in the UTC Outdoors Office, located on the First Floor of the ARC, at the end of the workout facility near the climbing wall. ​


 

Wednesday, May 25

Take 5 2022 – Harlem Renaissance Era​

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm​

UC Chattanooga Room​

This year’s theme for the Take Five series is the Harlem Renaissance, done to commemorate the centennial of the publication of the 1922 Book of American Negro Poetry, the first anthology of Black verse to be published by a major press, which is informally credited with catalyzing the movement. During this first session, there will be an extended introduction to provide larger context for the Harlem Renaissance era. Dr. Verbie Prevost will then guide everyone through several powers by Langston Hughes. ​​

The Anonymous People​

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm​

UC Auditorium​

Screening of the Documentary, "The Anonymous People" and Panel Discussion Following. This short documentary focuses on the stigma attached to addiction and recovery. This event is sponsored by Mocs Recovery, UTC's Collegiate Recovery Program, and the Center for Wellbeing. ​


 

Thursday, May 26

Can we talk? “Situationships” – Health Relationships Week​

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ​

University Center 350: Center for Well-being​
Join us for our monthly "Can We Talk" series for Healthy Relationships Week! We'll be chatting "Situationships!" Topics include Seasonal relationships, Multi-Partner, Friends with Benefits, None of these or ALL of these?!, ETC!!​


 

Friday, May 27

Rappelling​

4:00 – 8:00 pm​

UTC Outdoors (transportation provided to rappelling site)​

Spend an afternoon on Lookout Mountain learning to rappel!  The Eagle's Nest is the perfect location for first-time rappelers and experienced climbers alike.  The view of Chattanooga from the top is also worth the trip.​

UTC Choruses, Black History Month Concert​

7:30 pm – 9:00 pm​

Second Presbyterian Church of Downtown Chattanooga​

The Chamber Singers, Chattanooga Singers, Singing Mocs, and Littleton H. Mason Singers will be performing at the Black History Month concert which will feature the world premiere of a new work by Professor Emeritus Roland Carter. The piece, Make Some Noise, Get in Trouble (Good Trouble, Necessary Trouble) is in memory of the Honorable John Lewis. Please complete an online reflection for this event.  ​

International Film and Festival​

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm​

Lupton Hall, First Floor​

Join the Center for Global Education for our first International Film and Festival at UTC to talk to international organizations and offices on campus, watch the critically acclaimed movie "Parasite,” try food from all over the world!​

VIRTUAL EVENTS

Monday, May 23

Meet Lois Gibbs: Founder of the Center for Health, Environment & Justice​

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm​

Zoom​

Join us for a keynote presentation and discussion with internationally known environmental activist Lois Gibbs. Lois is the Founder of the Center for Health, Environment & Justice, which has helped over 15,000 grassroots organizations fight environmental health threats in their communities across the United States for over 40 years. Lois has been recognized for her foundational work in the environmental health movement, leading to the relocation of over 800 families from her neighborhood near Niagara Falls, New York, which also led to the creation of the Superfund legislation. Her life was the subject of the CBS movie, “Lois Gibbs: The Love Canal Story”. ​


 

Tuesday, May 24​

Build an At-Home Recording Studio Workshop​

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm​

Zoom​

Have you been looking to build your own at-home studio for podcasting or music production, but you don't know where to start? This workshop will get you balling on a budget. You don’t need to spend a lot of money to have a studio at home; you can put together a recording space using materials you probably already have. ​

Lattes and Love: A discussion on healthy queer relationships​

8:00 pm – 9:00 pm​

Zoom​

Join the Center for Women and Gender Equity Queer Education Chair and the Center for Wellbeing to discuss healthy queer relationships at Lattes and Love. Attendees will receive a free travel coffee cup and a $5 voucher to Starbucks on campus. ​


 

Wednesday, May 25​

Virtual Art Wise: Louis Meisel​

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm​

Zoom​

Join us for this virtual live presentation by Louis Meisel, the New York art dealer who coined the phrase “photorealism” in 1969. Meisel owns one of the oldest galleries in SoHo and promoted many of the photorealist artists whose works can be seen currently in the Hunter’s Is It Real? Exhibit.​


 

Thursday, May 26​

PowerPoint Basics Workshop​

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm​

Zoom​

Need to get ready for an important presentation and don’t know how to create the perfect slideshow for the event? Look no further. This beginner workshop covers the basics of PowerPoint tools to get you set up for making your presentation just right!​

Chattanooga’s Sustainability Transition: Community Engagement & Memory Preservation​

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm​

Zoom​

Please join us for a public lecture on "Chattanooga's Sustainability Transition: Community Engagement and Memory Preservation" by Dr. Bernard Kitheka of Missouri State University. Dr. Kitheka has published numerous articles on Chattanooga's environmental transformation highlighting the roles of community engagement and tourism. In this talk he will be exploring how urban revitalization can be part of developing sustainable and "durable" systems, and the roles collective memory and story re-telling play in this process. ​

Gothic Sovereignty: Street Ganges and Statecraft in Honduras​

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm​

Zoom​

Since the late 1990s, street gangs have redefined the small nation-states of northern Central America. Assumed to be responsible for a seemingly undifferentiated spectacle of violence stretching across El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala, gang communities have seemingly hijacked regional history while also remaining indecipherable and enigmatic -- despite more than twenty years of news reporting, academic and journalistic research, and policing by national and international authorities. In this talk I reflect on my experience as an anthropologist in Honduras across the same time period, to ask what the study of gang worlds has taught us since the first academic monograph on youth gangs in the Americas was published in 1927​


 

Friday, May 27​

Just Cause: The Experience​

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm​

Zoom​

Just Cause: The Experience is a legal drama in which audience members are not just spectators but have the unique opportunity to adjudicate legal proceedings. Just Cause: The Experience is about a case involving an artistic director who is suing her former employer—a prestigious Chicago Theater—for breach of contract after firing her for “racial insensitivity.” This dynamic and captivating experience is also relevant and timely as it addresses some of today’s most challenging topics, including race, gender, and class discrimination, social justice, and COVID-19. The content allows us to be informed observers, active listeners, and to have robust, open and honest conversations about these topics. As we continue to move our campus forward, we are excited to bring Just Cause: The Experience to UTC in this fully immersive virtual format where anyone can register to participate and join the conversation for free. ​

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

Instructions​

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! ​

​Each event counts just like any other event, two points toward the 20 points/10 event total for the semester award. In addition to submitting a reflection on what you learned 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.” Students can receive credit for up to 4 “Get Out and Go” events a semester.   ​

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


Adventures​

1) Learn about Chattanooga’s jazz and blues “Big 9 Legends” ​

Listen to these podcast episodes about the Big 9 (about 30 minutes) while taking ​ a walk from campus to the Big 9 Legends Mural. (763 E. MLK Blvd, Chattanooga, TN 37403).  ​

2) Take 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 (499 O Neal St, Chattanooga, TN 37404).  ​

 3) Walk the Walnut Street Walking Bridge and Explore Coolidge Park ​

The Walnut Street Bridge, built in 1891, is one of the world’s longest pedestrian bridge, and connects downtown Chattanooga to the north shore. Take in some of the prettiest views of Chattanooga and the river. On the downtown side is a memorial dedicated to the tragic but heroic story of Ed Johnson. This new Memorial is meant to be a welcoming, contemplative space where people of all background's cultures can learn, reflect, mourn and find inspiration. Below the iconic Walnut Street bridge on the Northshore is Coolidge Park where there are fountains, statues, cool attractions, and fun paths. From there, you can meander on the pathways by the river toward Renaissance Park. Its grassy knolls make it an artistic installment in and of itself. (1 Walnut Street) ​

​Learn more about the bridge and memorial here. ​

Bonus: Follow the numbered steps on Frazier Avenue and learn a new dance! ​

4)  Check out different sections of the Chattanooga Riverwalk ​

Pick a stretch of Chattanooga’s 16.1-mile Riverwalk to walk or bike. There are dozens of places to hop onto the Riverwalk throughout Chattanooga and each stretch of path will let you immerse yourself in nature, culture, and people watching. Learn more about getting to the riverwalk here.  ​

​Bonus: On the stretch of riverwalk close to campus is the UTC barge and waterfront, where you can rent water equipment (very cheaply) for time on the river. Another section of the riverwalk leads to the Chickamauga dam!  ​

​5)   Step into another world at the Bluff View Arts District and immerse yourself at Ross’s Landing​

Just a short walk from UTC’s campus, is Bluff View Arts District. Explore the many nooks and crannies of this family-owned historic neighborhood. Check out the gardens, plazas, views, and courtyards, including the “River Gallery Sculpture Garden” and art installments outside of the Hunter Museum of  ​

Art. From there, take a 10-minute walk to Ross’s Landing. Tucked between the Tennessee Aquarium and the Tennessee River, Ross’s Landing marks the starting point of the Trail of Tears. In 1838 over 1000 Cherokee were forced to march or be shipped west of their homeland due to the Indian Removal Act. The Passage, connecting downtown to Ross’s Landing, is a memorial walkway featuring a weeping wall and ceramic discs that tell stories of the displaced Cherokee.  ​

Bluff View Arts District: (411 E 2nd St, Chattanooga, TN 37403) ​

Ross’s Landing: (201 Riverfront Pkwy, Chattanooga, TN 37402) ​

Bonus: The Hunter Museum of Art offers local college students $18 year-long ​memberships (less than the price of a normal day ticket) OR free admission to their permanent collection on the first Thursday of every month from 4 – 8 pm (“Throwback Thursday”). Learn more here. ​

​ 6) Feel tiny in the Sculpture Fields at Montague Park ​

This 100% outdoor, free art museum is a park that showcases over 40 large-format sculptures. With a stunning view of Lookout Mountain, this park is a great place to spend time hanging out and checking out art. ​

View a park map and learn more here. (1800 Polk St, Chattanooga, TN 37408) ​

7) Reflect on breathtaking views and Civil War history at Craven’s House​

Located on Lookout Mountain as part of the Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park, Craven’s house was a major focal point in the Civil War  ​

“Battle Above the Clouds,” and the house’s history tells an interesting story. Check out the views from the house, explore the monuments and surrounding buildings, and even consider taking one of the hikes accessible from this area.​

Bonus: ​

Craven’s House and Point Park Loop Hike: https://www.hikethesouth.com/hikes/cravens-house-and-point-park-loop

Craven’s House to Sunset Rock Hike: https://www.hikethesouth.com/hikes/sunset-rock-via-cravens-house

(Cravens House, Point Park Visitor Ctr, Lookout Mountain, TN 37350). ​

8) Take a hike around Stringer’s Ridge​

This 92 acre park is located just minutes from downtown Chattanooga. With plenty of trails for bikers, hikers, and pets, this is a great way to quickly enjoy nature. Start at the Spear’s Avenue entrance and take a short hike to the beautiful overlook of Chattanooga. Make sure to check the weather, pack water, wear good shoes, take a friend or tell them where you are going, and have a fully charged phone with you. Follow the trail signs and enjoy the outdoors! ​
Bonus: Try to find the lookout! It's one of the best views in town!​

Learn more about stringer’s ridge and getting to the overlook here

(1312 Spears Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37405)​

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