TVC National Summit Is At UTC June 4-5

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Congressman Chuck Fleischmann is hosting the 2014 Tennessee Valley Corridor Science and Technology National Summit on the UTC campus on June 4-5.  More than 300 people will convene in the UTC University Center Auditorium from the five-state Corridor region to discuss and learn about issues impacting the valley and the entire nation.  

The theme of the Summit is “National Leadership through Regional Cooperation.”  During the two days the focus will be on explaining why the TVC is one of the nation’s most important high-tech hotspots.

When looking at the footprint of the Corridor, Chattanooga is at the mid-point of two of the most important technology communities in America – Huntsville, Ala. and Oak Ridge, Tenn. – and a neighbor to the Arnold Engineering Development Center in Tullahoma, Tenn., said officials.  For almost 20 years, the TVC has been forging relationships throughout the region to leverage the region’s federal investments in these areas  to create private sector jobs. 

UTC is one of the fastest growing campuses in the state, with a 149 percent increase in freshman applications in the last decade.  They strive for involvement and development within the city as well as within their own community of students, faculty and staff members.  They are working to help shape the next generation of leaders and innovators and to prepare them for the professional environments that they will encounter, as well as ensuring that the students will meet the diverse needs of the region.  To do this, we know that strategic partnerships and community involvement are vital, said officials. 

This summit is an opportunity for UTC to be involved in Chattanooga’s development and future endeavors, to learn about the surrounding communities and their success stories, and to learn how they can all work together.  Chattanooga is located in the heart of the Corridor and UTC intends to be its heartbeat as they work together to grow the region’s science and technology missions, attract new missions and grow the economy, said officials.

Learning Blade Announces "Hack Attack" Computer Science Mission

Chattanooga-based Thinking Media’s Learning Blade announced the new “Hack Attack” Computer Science Mission to over 400 attending the Arkansas Public School Resource Center (APSRC) Annual Conference in Hot Springs this week. Arkansas has led the nation by the passage of Computer Science Education and Jobs Act of 2015, which provides computer coding classes to all Arkansas high ... (click for more)

Baylor Elects 2016-17 Honor Council

Members of Baylor's 101st Honor Council have been elected for the 2016-17 school year.  They are Trey Freeman '18, Annie Dethero '17, Alison Anderson '17, Lauren King '17, David Thompson '17, Ashton Jenne '17, Kristopher Kennedy '19, Connor Duffy '20, Chase Radpour '20, Jonyca Jiao '19, Sarah Talley '18, Matthew Davis '18, Alex Robinson '19 and Mats Pokela '18.  ... (click for more)

Mayor Berke, Lacie Stone Were At Swanky New York City Hotel While Bobby Stone Was Plying The River

Mayor Andy Berke's top advisor Lacie Stone accompanied him on a trip to New York City on April 12-13 and they ended up at a swanky spot where Ms. Stone's husband, Bobby, had taken her before. They sat at the Stones' favorite table.   Bobby Stone, who has accused his wife of having an affair with the mayor, has said that Lacie Stone told him that she and the mayor kissed ... (click for more)

Fire Displaces Family Of 7; Blaze Ruled Accidental

No injuries were reported in connection with a house fire on Saturday afternoon that displaced a family of seven. The Chattanooga Fire Department received the alarm at 4:11 p.m. and responded to 3308 Dodson Ave. with five fire companies. Captain Wadie Suttles with Engine 4 said heavy fire was showing when the first firefighters arrived on the scene. As additional firefighters ... (click for more)

Please, No Short Term Vacation Rentals In My Neighborhood

Approval of the short term vacation rental item on the City Council agenda for Tuesday  will be the next step toward commercializing our residential properties and communities to benefit those more interested in making money than preserving an old, well-established, rich community of like-minded families.    Anything requiring a business license is ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: A Vol Is Worth $521,854

The definition for the term “fair market value,” this from the IRS tax code, “is the price at which the property would change hands between a willing buyer and a willing seller, neither being under any compulsion to buy or to sell and both having reasonable knowledge of relevant facts.” So a recent article in Business Insider has just revealed a University of Tennessee scholarship ... (click for more)