Weekly Event List


Tuesday, September 14

How to Email Your Professor 
3:30 pm – 4:15 pm 
Library, Room 205 

Professor? Dr.? Ms./Mr.? This workshop, led by a peer tutor in the Writing & Communication Center, will give you more confidence in your ability to express yourself effectively over email. Get help with how to address your professor and how to include relevant information in your email to get the responses you’re looking for. Library Staff will distribute and collect reflection cards.


Global Spotlight: Nigeria
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Lupton, 1st Floor Lobby

The Center for Global Education recently launched Global Spotlight, 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. Monica Cheung and Tamia Spinks will distribute reflection cards.


Make Your Own Tabletop Game
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Library, Room 205 

Do you enjoy strategy or role-playing board games? Have you ever wanted to make your own game? Learn how to use Studio resources such as the 3D printer to make miniatures, Photoshop to design tiles, and InDesign to create a rules list. Library Staff will distribute and collect reflection cards.


Wednesday, September 15

1 Million Cups - Entrepreneurship Meetup
9:00 am – 10:00 am
Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship - Mapp Building, Room 213 

Join us every Wednesday morning at 9:00am for 1 Million Cups. 1 Million Cups is an event for local entrepreneurs to meet and present their startups to fellow entrepreneurs in Chattanooga. All UTC students, faculty and staff are welcome. Coffee is also served. Aidan Allen will distribute and collect BTC reflection cards.


Study Abroad Fair
11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Lupton Hall Lobby

Interested in studying abroad while earning UTC credits? Want to learn about the different places you can go? Attend the Fall 2021 Study Abroad Fair to learn more! Drop by whenever you can, grab swag, enter to win prizes, and learn more about the different study abroad options available at UTC. Center for Global Education staff will distribute and collect BTC reflection cards. https://mocsyncorgs.utc.edu/event/7204108 

Hispanic Heritage Month Kickoff 2021
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Multicultural Center Lupton Hall  

Enjoy music, photo & selfie station, visual timeline about Hispanic Heritage Month and more. Participants will receive a voucher for FREE ENTRY into Crossroads on Sept. 15th, limited vouchers available. -AND- Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration - MOCS Dining (Chef’s Spotlight) with featured cultural dishes available at the Home Zone Station in the Crossroads Dining Hall (11 am – 2 pm).


Open Forum: Historians React to Current Events
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
201 Brock Hall 

The History Department cordially invites you to our next Lunch, Learn & Link event on Wednesday, September 15, 2021, 12:00-1:00, an open forum where history faculty will contextualize current events. Aidan Allen will distribute and collect BTC reflection cards.


Cinematography and the Cine Cam
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Library, Room 205 

Are you ready to make your next short or film or documentary? How are you going to tell your story? The Studio now offers numerous cinema lenses and cinema cameras to check out. Come learn more about them and how to tell a story through your lens. Library Staff will distribute and collect reflection cards.


Millenial Loteria Night
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
West Campus Housing - 7th Floor Lobby, 515 Vine Street 

We are putting a twist on the original Hispanic Loteria Night and making it millennial. September 15th is the first day of Hispanic Heritage Month, so this is a great opportunity to inform residents about Hispanic Culture. Tamia will distribute and collect BTC reflection cards.


Thursday, September 16th

Zine: Paper and Glue
1:40 pm – 2:55 pm
Hatch It Lab (James R. Mapp Building Room 215), 410 E 8th St Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Chattanooga, TN 

What's a zine anyway? Zines are just self-published books and magazines, and anyone can make one about anything! Join the Studio to learn more about zines and how to make your own! This workshop is presented in collaboration with the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship’s Hatch It Lab. William will distribute and collect reflection cards.


Avoiding Plagiarism
2:00 pm – 3:15 pm
Library, Room 204 

There are a lot of varieties of plagiarism. Attend this session to learn what they are and how to avoid them! Library staff will distribute and collect reflection cards.


Study Abroad 102
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Lupton Hall 391 

This session will allow students to meet with a staff member in order to get their general questions answered and work on choosing the right program that matches their academic, personal and professional goals. These student-led sessions can cover anything from financial aid and scholarships to the credit process to program options. Center for Global Education staff will distribute and collect BTC reflection cards. Students must complete the Study Abroad 101 canvas session before attending a Study Abroad 102 Session.


SUP (Stand Up Paddleboard) on the River
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
UTC ARC – First Floor; Outdoors Center 

Join us at UTC Outdoors and learn how to Stand-Up Paddle Board. Students will meet at the Outdoors Center to be fitted for a PFD and paddle. Next, we will walk down to the UTC rowing barge to enjoy some easy paddle boarding around McClellan Island and enjoy a beautiful day on the water. No experience necessary. Aidan Allen will distribute and collect BTC reflection cards. Registration required.


Artist Talk: Jerome Meadows
5:45 pm – 7:15 pm
The Hunter Museum of American Art

Jerome Meadows, lead artist for the Ed Johnson Memorial, will delve into the importance of public art and its unique purpose within our shared spaces and places. Jerome will reflect on his 29-year career as a public space designer to discuss the continuous shifts in means, methods, and materials of the art form; how public art reflects the diversity of cultures and locations; and how it serves the need of a specific time, place, and circumstance. Tamia Spinks will meet students outside of Starbucks at 5:45, walk people to the museum and back, and distribute and collect BTC reflection cards.  Masks Required. RSVP Required by Thurs 9/16 at noon.


Friday, September 17

How to Email Your Professor
12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
Library, Room 205

Professor? Dr.? Ms./Mr.? This workshop, led by a peer tutor in the Writing & Communication Center, will give you more confidence in your ability to express yourself effectively over email. Get help with how to address your professor and how to include relevant information in your email to get the responses you’re looking for. Library staff will distribute and collect BTC reflection cards. https://mocsyncorgs.utc.edu/event/7217034  


People’s History of Chattanooga Tour with Michael Gilliland
11:40 am – 2:20 pm
Union Depot Historical Marker, 158 W M.L.K. Blvd

Michael Gilliland will lead participants on a tour of downtown Chattanooga using the landscape and landmarks to discuss slavery and antebellum Chattanooga, the Civil War, Reconstruction and its violent backlash, the implementation of Jim Crow, and events such as the lynchings of Ed Johnson, Charlies Williams, and Alfred Blount as well as the 1905 streetcar boycott, Civil Rights activism, protests, and more. Laura and Monica will meet students outside of the UTC Starbucks at 11:40, walk them to the event, distribute and collect reflection cards, and walk students back to campus. Masks are required. Registration and RSVP required by Thursday 9/16.


The Work of an Artist: Q&A with Jerome Meadows
4:45– 6:45 pm
The Bethlehem Center 200 West 38th Street  

How can artists help a community heal and grow? Come join EJM artist Jerome Meadows for dinner and discussion, specifically meant for Chattanooga students and families. Jerome will describe his journey to becoming an established artist and his experience as a sculptor and public space designer. Jerome will give behind the scenes insight into how he created the memorial honoring Ed Johnson and his courageous attorneys. Bring your questions! This event is moderated by LaFrederick Thirkill. Jody Harris of Keeody Gallery is facilitating an art activity. Fried fish sandwiches will be provided by Kim’s Hot Fish, and water and chips will be provided by Publix Supermarkets in Cleveland. Laura will meet students at the UTC Library loading dock, drive students to and from the event, and distribute and collect reflection cards. Masks Required. RSVP required by Thursday 9/16.


The Ed Johnson Project Keynote Lecture and History Roundtable Discussion  
5:10 – 8:00 pm
The Camp House, 806 E 12th St, Chattanooga, TN 37403 

Join us on Friday, September 17th for a keynote lecture about the history of lynchings and anti-black violence, and a history roundtable discussion about the significance of the Ed Johnson Memorial. Monica Cheung will meet students at UTC Starbucks at 5:10, walk students to and from the event, and distribute and collect BTC Reflection cards. Masks and proof of vaccination are required!  RSVP required by Thursday 9/16.


Friday Night Log Rolling
4:00 – 6:00 pm EDT
UTC ARC – Pool  

Join us on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month to try Log Rolling!  Our instructors will show you the basics of how to log roll and how to compete against your friends.  Log Rolling is for anyone of any age. UTC ARC staff will distribute and collect BTC reflection cards.


Belay Session
6:00 – 8:00 pm EDT
UTC ARC - First Floor; Outdoor Center 

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. UTC Outdoors staff will distribute and collect reflection cards. Registration required.


Canvas and Moc-tails
7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
University Center - Chattanooga Room 

Paint and Sip with us! Paint canvases led by an art instructor and sip on Moc-tails provided by Mocs Dining Catering. We are partnering with the Office of Student and Family Engagement to create something wonderful! Located in the Chattanooga Room in the University Center. Canvases and paint products will be provided with a Mocs-tail in hand and music playing. You MUST sign up for this event as there are limited spots. Laura and Monica will distribute and collect BTC reflection cards.


Saturday, September 18

RISE MLK History Tour with Shane Morrow
10:45 am – 12:45 pm
Waterhouse Pavilion 

Shane Morrow of RISE Chattanooga will lead participants on a tour of downtown Chattanooga highlighting Black life and history. William Savoy will meet students at UTC Starbucks, walk them to Waterhouse Pavilion and back, and distribute and collect BTC reflection cards. Masks Required. RSVP & Registration Required


The Legacy of Lynching and the Soul of America: A conversation with Jon Meacham and Dr. Eddie Glaude, Jr.
4:45 – 6:15 pm EDT
Olivet Baptist Church 

Join Jon Meacham and Dr. Eddie Glaude, Jr. in conversation about the legacy of lynching and the soul of America. Moderated by Donivan Brown. Laura will meet students at UTC Starbucks, walk them to and from the event, and distribute and collect reflection cards. Masks required! RSVP required by Thursday, 9/16.


Keeody Gallery Presents: VISUALS FOR THE VOICELESS
5:45 pm – 7:15 pm

This artistic homage is fueled by multidisciplinary artists responding to the Ed Johnson story using art as their tools. Ed Johnson, Emmett Till & so many others had their voices taken away. These artists will allow their visuals in the exhibit to speak for them. Join Keeody Gallery for an insightful exhibition of new works by regionally known artists: Nathaniel Stepney, Henry Green, Jerry Allen, Josiah Golson, Michelle Jackson, Latesia Poole, Lourans Mikal, Jody Harris, Keelah Harris and James McKissic. Tamia Spinks will meet students at UTC Starbucks, walk them to ArtsBuild and back, and distribute and collect BTC reflection cards. Masks Required. RSVP required by Thursday, 9/16


Sunday, September 19 

Fiesta Comunitaria
1:45 pm – 3:30 pm
La Paz Chattanooga, 809 S Willow St, Chattanooga, TN 37404, USA 

To (finally) celebrate the grand opening of our NEW La Paz Chattanooga Community Center, we are hosting a block party and you are invited! The event is free and open to the public - we'll have music, special gifts for kids, activities for the whole family, and food for sale from local Latino restaurants in Chattanooga! Come check out the new community center by taking a tour of the building every half hour during the event and commemorate the day with a family photo in our Photo Booth from 2 to 4! Laura will meet students at the UTC library loading dock at 1:45, drive them to and from the event, and distribute and collect reflection cards. RSVP Required.


The Ed Johnson Memorial Dedication
2:45 pm – 4:30 pm
Walnut Plaza, 100 Walnut Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402 

The Memorial Dedication will honor the legacy and memory of Ed Johnson and his attorneys Noah Parden and Styles Hutchins through storytelling and the arts from community members. Dr. Eddie Glaude, Jr. will offer the keynote address. It will culminate in the unveiling of the three bronze sculptures and a walk across the Walnut Street Bridge. Monica will meet students at UTC Starbucks at 2:45, walk them to and from the event, and distribute and collect reflection cards. Masks Required. RSVP Required.



Please fill out an online reflection form after attending one of these online events using this form.

Monday, September 13 

PowerPoint Basics
6:00 pm – 7:00 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!


Tuesday, September 14 

Recovery Ally Training
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Nathan Payne from Tennessee's Collegiate Recovery Initiative will be providing this free training. The Recovery Ally training is designed to equip its participants with the appropriate knowledge needed to better address problems with substance misuse that may arise within their campus community. Aidan Allen will join to share the link to the online BTC reflection.

Registration is required: https://tinyurl.com/UTCRecoveryAllyTraining
More information: https://mocsyncorgs.utc.edu/event/7307561  

How To Organize Your Stuff: File Management for People whose Computers Hate Them

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm


Do you keep losing files that you need for your projects? Does it take you hours flipping through photos that all start with IMG_whatever? Are half of the files in your Google Drive all called "Final Paper," "FinalFinalPaper," "FinalPaper2" or "Document?" This workshop will help you get organized and develop a system to keep track of your stuff. Imagine the time you'll have when you don't have to waste it looking for things! https://mocsyncorgs.utc.edu/event/7216482  

Wednesday, September 15  

Open Forum: Historians React to Current Events
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
201 Brock Hall 

The History Department cordially invites you to our next Lunch, Learn & Link event on Wednesday, September 15, 2021, 12:00-1:00, an open forum where history faculty will contextualize current events. Food will be provided to (in-person and virtual) attendees at the end of the event.


Getting Started in Undergraduate Research
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Workshop attendees learn about available research opportunities, the benefits of UR engagement, and how to prepare for success in research.

More information: https://www.utc.edu/register-for-getting-started-ur-workshop 

Friday, September 17 

UTC Suicide Prevention Policy & Procedures Training
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Suicide is the second leading cause of death among young adults. In 2020, the CDC found that about 1 in 4 young adults experienced suicidal thoughts. Find out more about preventing suicide and your role as a helper on campus. This training also includes information about the UTC suicide prevention policy, how to utilize resources, and how to administer the Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale.

Register here: https://tinyurl.com/UTCSuicidePreventionTraining


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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