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Black History Month Kickoff Event: ThinkFast Gameshow

Date: Thursday, Jan. 31

When: 6:30 p.m.

Where: University Center Tennessee Room

Sponsor: UTC Office of Multicultural Affairs

Description: High-energy game show setting with trivia focused on African-American history. UTC African-American history also will be included.


Walking History: The Civil Rights Movement and the Atlanta Beltline

Date: Monday, Feb. 4

When: 6-8 p.m.

Where: Derthick Hall Room 101

Sponsors: UTC Honors College and the UTC History Department

Description: Karcheik Sims-Alvarado, the CEO of Preserve Black Atlanta, will discuss her work developing her series, “Atlanta and the Civil Rights Movement 1944-1968” for the Atlanta Beltline project. The discussion focuses on the preservation and presentation of black history and how to move forward with a similar project in Chattanooga.


It Takes a Village

Date: Tuesday, Feb. 5

When: 7-8 p.m.

Where: University Center Signal Mountain Room

Sponsor: Intervarsity

Description: Representatives from Orchard Knob Middle School discusses the challenges of inner-city middle schools. The event also includes a discussion to focus on how to promote positive change in the Chattanooga community, starting with the youth.


The Power of We: An Externship Experience at BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee

Date: Wednesday, Feb. 6,

When:  9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Where: BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee headquarters on Cameron Hill

Sponsors: The Gary W. Rollins College of Business, BlueCross Blue Shield of Tennessee

Description: Half-day event in which BlueCross leaders will discuss topics including career preparation, lessons for succeeding in the workplace and career paths available at BlueCross. Students from all majors will benefit from the information, hands-on experiences and networking opportunities. The event is free, and transportation and lunch will be provided, but registration is required. To register and learn more:


Hired Like Me Series

Date: Wednesdays, Feb. 6-27

When: Noon-1 p.m.

Where: Multicultural Center/The Perch in the University Center

Sponsors: UTC Office of Multicultural Affairs, Career Services, Communications Department and The Perch

Description: Interactive approach to help students understand a strategic plan to manage the challenges of gaining employment in their desired area.


Once in A Generation: Voices That Have Changed History

Date: Wednesday, Feb. 6

When: 8-10:30 p.m.

Where: Derthick Hall Room 101

Sponsors: Campus Activities Board and Black Student Alliance

Description: Showing of the movie Confirmation, which showcases the story of Anita Hill, followed by a panel discussion. The goal is to discuss how her story mirrors current events; how she has affected history; how others may be following in her footsteps.


Activism Within and In the Community

Date: Thursday, Feb. 7

When: 8-9 p.m.

Where: Multicultural Center in the University Center

Sponsors: Theta Rho chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. with Urban League, Chattanooga Women’s Leadership Institute, Chambliss Center for Children and Jazzanooga

Description: Panel discussion on what activism is and has been in the past. What has worked for activists and what hasn’t will be highlighted. Community members will discuss activism as it pertains to their positions.


Black History Game Show

Date: Friday, Feb. 8

When: 7-10 p.m.

Where: Multicultural Center in the University Center

Sponsor: Brother 2 Brother

Description: Merging a game show and a talent showcase, the event will focus on development of African-American people throughout time. During each round, someone will sing or display atalent and explain its relevance to that part of black history.


Networking; A Conversation for Your Future

Date: Monday, Feb. 11

When: 6:30 -8 p.m.

Sponsors:  UTC Student Government Association and Office of Multicultural Affairs

Description: Networking event highlights prominent positions in the campus and Chattanooga communities. Professionals will serve as mock interviewers and give feedback to students on their self-pitches and possibly their resumes. Students will learn networking techniques.


Black Money Matters

Date: Tuesday, Feb. 12

Where: Multicultural Center in the University Center

When: 5:30-7 p.m.

Sponsors: Division of Student Affairs, Enrollment Services and Department of Center for Career and Leadership Development

Description: African-American professionals from financial institutions in Chattanooga show career opportunities in the financial sector. Representatives from Commercial Banking, Marketing, Investments, Diversity and other departments will be attending.


Identity of the First-Generation

Date: Wednesday, February 13 

When: 7:00-9 p.m.

Sponsor: African Student Association

Description: A panel discussion exploring what constitutes the identity of a first-generation American. We will have different voices and perspectives tackle this topic of what it means to be American as an immigrant or as a child of an immigrant.


Divine 9: Myths, Truths, and Falsehoods

Date: Tuesday, Feb. 19

When: 7-8 p.m.

Where: University Center Signal Mountain Room Sponsor: Intervarsity

Description: A panel discussion with a representative of each Historically Black Greek letter sorority and fraternity represented on campus to discuss the myths and share insights to the campus community.


Generational Issues Within Black America

Date: Tuesday, Feb. 19

When: 8-10 p.m.

Where: Multicultural Center in the University Center

Sponsors: Zeta Kappa Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., with Department of African-American Studies and Department of Psychology

Description: An interactive panel discussion with experts on mental health and social issues.


Finer FinanceZ

Date: Wednesday, Feb. 20

When: 7:20-9:20 p.m.

Where: Multicultural Center in the University Center

Sponsor: Lambda Delta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

Description: Workshop on awareness, establishing and repairing credit as a way to improve financial impact among economically disadvantaged students.


Fresh Ideas with a Freshman Senate: Diversity Dialogue

Date: Monday, Feb. 21

When: 7-8:30 p.m.

Where: University Center Raccoon Mountain Room

Sponsors: Freshman Senate

Description: Small groups will discuss diversity on campus and among the freshman class, giving students new knowledge about themselves, others and diversity.


Etiquette for the Soul ll

Date: Feb. 21

When: 7:13 pm-9:13 p.m.

Where: University Center Tennessee Room

Sponsors: Theta Rho chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and Eta Phi chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

Description: Focus on etiquette in business conversations, learning what exactly “soul” means today versus what it was a few decades ago.


S.T.R.I.D.E. Student Leadership Conference

Dates: Friday-Saturday, Feb. 22-23

When: All Day

Where: University Center

Sponsors: Black Student Alliance, Office of Multicultural Affairs and Office of Equity and Inclusion

Description: Through workshops, speakers and interactive activities, the student-led conference helps student groups find comradery and support throughout their college experience.


Soul Food Sunday

Date: Sunday, Feb. 24

When: 2-5 p.m.

Where: University of Chattanooga Foundation (UCF) Residence Hall Activity Room

Sponsor: Black Student Alliance

Description: A way to get different organizations on campus to  know each other. Different organizations will provide food in a potluck-style setting. There also will be games, and each organization will submit photos and videos to create a fun slideshow.


The Plight of the African-American Woman: Juggling Various Roles

Date: Monday, Feb. 25

When: 5-7 p.m.

Where: Multicultural Center in the University Center

Sponsor: Black Student Alliance

Description: Panel-driven discussion about the plight of African-American women who are professionals on this campus. A live Q&A and Socratic seminar will examine the struggles of each panelist.


BLOC Awards

Date: Tuesday, Feb. 26

When: 8-1 p.m.

Where: University Center Tennessee Room

Sponsors: Black Student Alliance and Office of Multicultural Affairs

Description: Awards ceremony to celebrate unsung heroes on our campus. There will be song selections, poetry performances, a keynote speaker and a ceremony one student is given a scholarship.


What Makes a Degree?

Date: Wednesday, Feb. 27

When: 8-10 p.m.

Where: Multicultural Center in the University Center

Sponsor: Black Student Alliance

Description: Program teaches students about the full range of their degree potential and their resumes. Speakers from different departments discuss requirements for specific graduate programs and what makes you stand out, followed by a resume building workshop.


NAACP Live Museum

Date: Thursday, Feb. 28

When: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Where: Outside of the University Center Tennessee Room

Sponsor: UTC Chapter of NAACP

Description: Student actors posing as important historical figures in the African-American community.


The 14th Amendment: ALL A CRYIN'

Date: Thursday, Feb. 28

When: 4 p.m.-5 p.m.

Where: Multicultural Center

Description: Free screening of a short film created to recognize the violence against African Americans by authorities with a message of hope for the future.


Juvenile Policing Forum

Date: Friday, March 1

When: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Where: Derthick Hall Room 101

Sponsor: Black Student Alliance

Description: High school students, college students and law enforcement come together to discuss the intricacies regarding African-Americans and juvenile policing.


BSA’s Day of Service

Date: Saturday, March 2

When: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Where: Chattanooga Community Kitchen, 727 E. 11th St.

Sponsors: Black Student Alliance & Circle K

Description: Volunteering at the Community Kitchen and helping other community partners throughout the day.