McCallie Holds Groundbreaking For New Science Building

Monday, April 28, 2014
Pictured from left to right are Elliott Davenport ’78, Dr. Kirk Walker ’69, Hal Daughdrill III ’73 and David Stonecipher ’59.
Pictured from left to right are Elliott Davenport ’78, Dr. Kirk Walker ’69, Hal Daughdrill III ’73 and David Stonecipher ’59.

The first new academic building on the McCallie School campus since the 1970s will begin to take shape this summer as school administrators and trustees held a groundbreaking ceremony April 25 for Walker Hall.

 

Named for outgoing headmaster Dr.

Kirk Walker ’69, Walker Hall will be dedicated to the teachings of science and technology for Upper School students.

 

“Obviously we need more space,” said science department chair David Mouron ’73. “We have more students taking science than we actually have students in the Upper School.”

 

The 40,000-square-foot facility will open in January 2016. Administrators expect it to transform the campus experience, expanding the classroom possibilities not only in the sciences but across the curriculum.

 

“We have a remarkable science faculty, and what they are able to achieve is amazing,” Dr. Walker said. “Particularly given the spaces in which they have been operating. I am very excited for the future of McCallie and for our science program. In that same space, we will be able to add some very rich technology. It will be a very dynamic space for all of us. I am deeply honored that my name is going to be on the building.”

 

McCallie’s goal is to make available to students some of the most sophisticated equipment and software available. Walker Hall will allow spaces where students will be free to explore advanced robotics, video production, animation, engineering and architectural design, as well as learn programming code and app development.


Student Design Wins ‘Moc My Ride’ Contest

Be on the lookout on campus or in downtown Chattanooga for bikes wrapped with a design of UTC colors with the Chattanooga skyline. UTC student Mikey Clavin’s design was chosen in the first ‘Moc My Ride’ contest, a partnership between Bike Chattanooga and UTC Athletics. The ‘Moc My Ride’ contest was an open competition inviting UTC students to create a unique bike design to be ... (click for more)

UTC Computer Science, Electrical Engineering Students Participated In Maker Faire

Dr. Craig Tanis and a group of UTC computer science and electrical engineering students took the blue and gold to Maker Faire in Chattanooga, described as “the Greatest Show (and Tell) on earth.”  Families were invited to First Tennessee Pavilion where people showed what they have made and shared what they learned. Dr. Tanis, who teaches Video Game Development in the College ... (click for more)

Shooting At Woodlawn Apartments Claims Life Of 20-Year-Old Male; Victim Shot Multiple Times

A shooting late Monday night at the Woodlawn Apartments has claimed the life of a 20-year-old male. At approximately 10:57 p.m.. the Chattanooga Police Department responded to a gunshot wound call at 2300 Wilson St. Hamilton County EMS transported the victim to a local hospital, where he later succumbed to multiple life-threatening gunshot wounds. The victim has been transported ... (click for more)

Erlanger Refinancing To Provide Cash For New Children's/Women's Hospital, $50 Million Erlanger East Expansion, $8.5 Million Surgical Improvements

Erlanger Health System officials said an overhaul of the hospital's debt will include $70 million in new loans for several major hospital projects - including $11.5 million toward a new $30 million Children's/Women's Hospital. The overall cost of the latter facility is $30 million, but the hospital is seeking significant outside gifts and support. It will also pay for a $50 million ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Has Lost Its Most Popular Citizen - Luther Masingill

Chattanooga has lost its most popular citizen – Luther Masingill. Although we are saddened we cherish the memories.  All of us have a Luther story.  Mine is the first time I met Luther.  This was before TV and all of Chattanooga listened to Luther on the radio.  I was 12-years-old.  Some of my buddies and I had gone to the State Theater in downtown ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: An Election Day Fable

Every day I am peppered with emails that friends send to me from across the country so I am unsure of where the fable you are about to read originated. But with early voting for the November general election now in full swing, I think everyone who will -- or will not -- take part in freedom’s greatest privilege should read this story because I believe there is a great lesson contained ... (click for more)