UTC Students To Attend Inauguration

Saturday, January 19, 2013

A group of more than 30 UTC students will be attending the 57th Quadrennial Presidential Inauguration commemorating the 44th President of the United States of America, Barack Obama, in Washington, D.C. The trip is part of a learning opportunity about civic engagement and the political process.

 

A bus will leave Lansing Court for the nation’s capital on Saturday, Jan.

19 at 10 p.m. The students will attend the inauguration on Monday, Jan. 21.  They will also visit iconic destinations including Smithsonian Natural History Museum,Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, Washington Monument, and the U.S National Archives.

 

The idea for the trip was initially conceived by students who worked with UTC faculty and staff to make it a reality.

 

“The ability to offer these unique learning experiences strengthens our efforts to provide students with distinctive learning opportunities that enhance their formal academic training. We have framed the trip as a rich, hands-on learning opportunity for students, and have used our Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) Think-Achieve model to ensure that the event is grounded as a thoughtful, engaged, and active academic experience,” Dr. John Delaney, Vice Chancellor of the Office of Student Development, said.

 

To be considered, applicants were asked to identify their involvement with the sponsoring departments on campus and explain why they were interested in this trip and what they hoped to gain from this experience.  GPA, grades, and disciplinary records were also considered.  More than 160 students applied and 32 were selected.  

 

During the trip, students will define civic engagement and reflect on the personal responsibility of contributing to a community greater than one’s self. Students will also research multiple political perspectives and frameworks of historical significance in the context of the U.S. presidential inauguration.

 

UTC sponsors include the Office of Equity and Diversity, The Office of Multicultural Affairs, The Women's Center, Fraternity & Sorority Life, and Student Development.

 


6 County Schools Listed As Top Performing State Schools

Six Hamilton County Schools are listed as Reward Schools - among the top five percent of performing schools in the state.   Here are the area Reward Schools:   Grundy County   Tracy Elementary School Progress   Hamilton County   Daisy Elementary School Progress East Side Elementary School Progress Hamilton County ... (click for more)

Cleveland City School System Dedicates Denning Center Of Technology And Careers

Cleveland City Schools dedicated the F.I. Denning Center of Technology and Careers Sunday afternoon as a new school year begins.   The center is named for Dr. Frederick Denning, retired city schools director. The center at  350 Central Avenue  was formerly the Teen Learning Center.   In June, Dr. Martin Ringstaff, current city schools ... (click for more)

Sheriff Watson Offers To Send Team To Colorado To Help With Search For Cleveland's Joe Keller; Active Search Suspended

Bradley County Sheriff Eric Watson has offered to send a Special Response Team, as well as other resources, to help Colorado authorities, who have suspended their search for 19-year-old Joseph Keller. He noted, "Joe Keller is a well-known young man who has lived in the Bradley County area, and disappeared while on a run in Conejos County, Colorado recently. " Sheriff ... (click for more)

Major AT&T Outage Strikes Chattanooga, Surrounding Areas; Verizon, T-Mobile Also Experience Outages In Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama

When AT&T subscribers tried to use their cell phones in North Georgia this afternoon, they got a message saying “Emergency Calls Only.”  On Signal Mountain, a terse “Network Busy” message popped up when they tried to use their phones.  They are not alone.  According to news reports in The Tennessean in Nashville and numerous other news sources, AT&T ... (click for more)

In Agreement With Rep. Womick's Bill

I agree wholeheartedly with the bill by Rep. Womick that county clerks only marry couples of the opposite sex, but I doubt that the present Supreme Stupids would change the position of the court and fear that the time, energy and money spent to defend a legal action brought by the liberal supporters of the present state of the law would be for nothing.  There is a higher ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: A Very Silly Apology

It didn’t get a lot of attention, as well it should not have, but when I heard Japanese giant Mitsubishi was offered an apology for heinous war crimes that took place during World War II, I thought it was an ill-conceived publicity stunt. But, no, in a solemn ceremony last month hosted by the Museum of Tolerance at the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles, that is exactly what ... (click for more)