Weekly Event List
Monday, May 23
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
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
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
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!
Monday, May 23
Meet Lois Gibbs: Founder of the Center for Health, Environment & Justice
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.