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Weekly Event List

IN-PERSON EVENTS

Monday, November 14th

Periodic Ponderings: Physician Assistant School Showcase 
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm  
University Center, Signal Mountain Room 

Are you considering going to PA school, but not sure what you need to do? Join us to learn about the requirements and what it takes to go to PA school as well as PA programs in the region. Periodic Ponderings Line Up | University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (utc.edu). Faith Dixon will distribute and collect BTC reflection cards.  

Tuesday, November 15th

International Tea Time 
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm  
Lupton First Floor 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! International Tea Time - The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (utc.edu). Faith Dixon will distribute and collect BTC reflection cards. 
 
How to Perfect Your Profile Pic Workshop  
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm  
UTC Library, Room 204  

Need to bump up your Bumble? Did your hair go weird for your LinkedIn photo? Just want to look your best on Facebook? This workshop will go over some Photoshop techniques to get rid of blemishes and dark circles, fix lighting issues, and give yourself a glow. Free Workshop: How to Perfect Your Profile Pic - The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (utc.edu). Library staff will distribute and collect BTC reflection cards. 
 
Simon Tam: A Musical Account of a Journey to the Supreme Court  
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm  
Roland Hayes Concert Hall 

Registration is required here: https://forms.office.com/r/65Jbu0Z19K. Simon Tam is an author, musician, activist, and self-proclaimed troublemaker. Best known as the founder and bassist of The Slants, the world’s first and only all-Asian American dance rock band, Simon approaches arts and activism with radical optimism and compassion. In 2017, he won a landmark case at the U.S Supreme Court, unanimously, helping to expand civil liberties for marginalized groups. His work has been highlighted in over 3,000 media features across over 150 countries, including Rolling Stone, TIME, NPR, BBC and the New York Times. Simon Tam: A Musical Account of a Journey to the Supreme Court - The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (utc.edu). William Savoy will distribute and collect BTC reflection cards. 
 
Can We Talk?: Breaking Up 
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm  
Lupton Hall, Room 118 

Breaking up with a partner or friend is rarely an easy or enjoyable experience, however there are options for doing so that are healthier and can limit harm. We'll discuss what participants desire from break-ups, the healthy and unhealthy depictions of break-ups seen in the media, and the positive things we can take from relationships that end. Can We Talk?: Breaking Up - The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (utc.edu). Event Staff will distribute and collect BTC reflection cards. 
 
This is Art: A Celebration of All Art 
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm  
Lupton Hall, Room 120  

Join the Center for Women and Gender Equity Diversity and Intersectionality Chair for the This Is Art Event. This event will be celebrating student art in all different forms while also celebrating the diversity in artists. This is Art: A Celebration of All Art - The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (utc.edu). Cyrah Weddle will distribute and collect BTC reflection cards. 
 
Romeo and Juliet  
7:30 pm  
UTC Fine Arts Center, Ward Theatre
 
This timeless tale of young love against unfathomable odds—ancient war between their families—touches the heart just as deeply as when it appeared four hundred and twenty-seven years ago. It still has the power to move us and, at least for ‘two hours traffic,’ gives us hope against hope that one day love might finally triumph in the end. Theatre Company Productions | University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (utc.edu). To receive your free ticket voucher please stop by the Walker Center and see Bengt. For this event you will fill out your reflection online using the following hyperlink: Microsoft Forms
 
Steve Hostetter Comedy Show and Leadership Chat 
7:30 pm – 10:30 pm  
University Center, Room 108 

We have purchased some tickets for this comedy show (featuring 3 comedians) that includes an EXCLUSIVE CHAT and photo with Steve Hofstetter afterwards. The chat and photo is only available to guests of the Center for Career and Leadership Development. RSVP to this event and we will reach out to you via email on how you can pick-up your FREE ticket. You must be available during the entire 7:30pm to 10:30pm time frame to receive a ticket. Let Daniel Grzesik, Director of Leadership Development and Programs, know if you have any questions at [email protected]  Steve is one of YouTube's most popular comics with over 150 million views and half a billion more on Facebook. Hofstetter was the host and executive producer of Laughs (Fox). He has been on CBS' The Late Show, E! True Hollywood Story, Comics Unleashed and so much more. His "no-holds-barred" stand-up performance features some of his unfiltered observations about life. Access his website for more media at https://www.stevehofstetter.com . At 7:30 we will walking over to Walker Theatre From The Center For Career and Leadership Development (UC 108). FREE Tickets! Steve Hofstetter Comedy Show and Leadership Chat - The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (utc.edu).  William Savoy will distribute and collect BTC reflection cards. 

Wednesday, November 16th 

Dance Around the World: Line Dance, Ukrainian Folk, and Belly Dance 
11:00 am – 1:00 pm 
Lupton First Floor Lobby 

Join us as we learn Line Dance, Ukrainian Folk, and Belly Dance taught by UTC faculty, staff, and students. Beginner friendly, no experience needed! Dance Around the World: Line Dance, Ukrainian Folk, and Belly Dance - The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (utc.edu). Center for Global Education Staff will distribute and collect BTC reflection cards.  
 
APEX Session: Sociology and Anthropology with Melissa Jarrell 
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm  
University Center, Heritage Room  

Have difficulty choosing your major? Want to learn more about UTC’s curricular programs? APEX to the rescue! Join us at the University Center (Heritage Room) to learn more about the Sociology & Anthropology field with speaker Melissa Jarrell! APEX is an informational program series offered during the Fall semester. The biweekly department-hosted events will feature faculty and advisors giving presentations about their departments’ degree programs, co-curricular and experiential opportunities, and career possibilities after graduation. The sessions will also include time for Q&A sessions and social engagement over refreshments. APEX Session- Sociology & Anthropology with Melissa Jarrell - The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (utc.edu). Faith Dixon will distribute and collect BTC reflection cards. 
 
Periodic Ponderings: Assessing Your Application: A Workshop for Students Planning to Submit Applications to Professional School  
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm  
University Center, Signal Mountain Room
 
Knowing when you want to apply to professional school and when you are ready to apply can sometimes be tricky. Join us to review all the components of a professional application, as well as confirm you are on the right track for application. This workshop will be especially relevant for students planning to submit their application in Spring/Summer of 2023 for professional healthcare programs. Periodic Ponderings Line Up | University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (utc.edu). Faith Dixon will distribute and collect BTC reflection cards.  
 
Global Spotlight: Japan 
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm  
Lupton First Floor Lobby 

Come learn about Japan during Global Spotlight! Global Spotlight is a platform through which UTC international students can share their culture and traditions with the UTC community. This program is very casual and may include presentations, dance performances, music, and Q&A. Global Spotlight allows for cultural exchange and learning between attendees and is open to the whole UTC community. Global Spotlight: Japan - The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (utc.edu). Center for Global Education Staff will distribute and collect BTC reflection cards. 
 
Rappelling 
4:00 pm – 8:00 pm  
UTC Outdoors  

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.  Micro Adventures | University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (utc.edu). UTC Outdoors will staff this event.  
 
Romeo and Juliet  
7:30 pm  
UTC Fine Arts Center, Ward Theatre 

This timeless tale of young love against unfathomable odds—ancient war between their families—touches the heart just as deeply as when it appeared four hundred and twenty-seven years ago. It still has the power to move us and, at least for ‘two hours traffic,’ gives us hope against hope that one day love might finally triumph in the end. Theatre Company Productions | University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (utc.edu). To receive your free ticket voucher please stop by the Walker Center and see Bengt. For this event you will fill out your reflection online using the following hyperlink: Microsoft Forms

Thursday, November 17th 

Passport to Culture 
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm  
Lupton First Floor Lobby 

Apply for your passport, discover study abroad opportunities and learn about a few cultural student organizations on campus. Students receive a free passport photo and are able to have their $35 passport execution fee covered by the Center for Global Education. Passport to Culture - The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (utc.edu). William Savoy will distribute and collect BTC reflection cards. 
 
APEX Session: Performing Arts (Music) with Lee Harris 
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm  
University Center, Heritage Room  

Have difficulty choosing your major? Want to learn more about UTC’s curricular programs? APEX to the rescue! Join us at the University Center (Heritage Room) to learn more about the Music field with speaker Lee Harris! APEX is an informational program series offered during the Fall semester. The biweekly department-hosted events will feature faculty and advisors giving presentations about their departments’ degree programs, co-curricular and experiential opportunities, and career possibilities after graduation. The sessions will also include time for Q&A sessions and social engagement over refreshments. APEX Session- Performing Arts (Music) with Lee Harris - The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (utc.edu). Cyrah will distribute and collect BTC reflection cards. 
 
Romeo and Juliet  
7:30 pm  
UTC Fine Arts Center, Ward Theatre 

This timeless tale of young love against unfathomable odds—ancient war between their families—touches the heart just as deeply as when it appeared four hundred and twenty-seven years ago. It still has the power to move us and, at least for ‘two hours traffic,’ gives us hope against hope that one day love might finally triumph in the end. Theatre Company Productions | University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (utc.edu). To receive your free ticket voucher please stop by the Walker Center and see Bengt. For this event you will fill out your reflection online using the following hyperlink: Microsoft Forms

Friday, November 18th 

Romeo and Juliet  
7:30 pm  
UTC Fine Arts Center, Ward Theatre 

This timeless tale of young love against unfathomable odds—ancient war between their families—touches the heart just as deeply as when it appeared four hundred and twenty-seven years ago. It still has the power to move us and, at least for ‘two hours traffic,’ gives us hope against hope that one day love might finally triumph in the end. Theatre Company Productions | University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (utc.edu). To receive your free ticket voucher please stop by the Walker Center and see Bengt. For this event you will fill out your reflection online using the following hyperlink: Microsoft Forms

Saturday, November 19th 

Romeo and Juliet  
2:00 pm and 7:30 pm  
UTC Fine Arts Center, Ward Theatre 

This timeless tale of young love against unfathomable odds—ancient war between their families—touches the heart just as deeply as when it appeared four hundred and twenty-seven years ago. It still has the power to move us and, at least for ‘two hours traffic,’ gives us hope against hope that one day love might finally triumph in the end. Theatre Company Productions | University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (utc.edu). To receive your free ticket voucher please stop by the Walker Center and see Bengt. For this event you will fill out your reflection online using the following hyperlink: Microsoft Forms
 
 

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Thursday, November 17th 

Excel Pivot Tables Workshop  
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm  
Online 

What the heck is a pivot table, you ask? The answer: a powerful tool within Excel to help you analyze data like a boss! At first glance this feature seems daunting, but this workshop is here to help you gain a grasp on how to use it. Free Workshop: Excel: Pivot Tables - The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (utc.edu).  
 

 

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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