TEDxUTChattanooga Accepting Applications To Attend, Volunteer And Sponsor Event

Thursday, August 28, 2014

The first TEDxUTChattanooga meeting will be held on Saturday, Oct. 25, at UTC.  The campus and community will be involved in the independently organized and officially licensed public event based on TED:  Technology, Entertainment, Design conferences.  

TEDxUTChattanooga will feature short talks by a select, diverse group of professors, students, and community members, all of whom will speak from their vantage points.  In the spirit of progress, innovation, and the city that thought it could and did, TEDxUTChattanooga 2014 is asking: "Now what?" 

“Chattanooga has such a strong spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship,” said Dr. David Levine, co-chair of the TEDxUTChattanooga committee.  “People from across the country and around the world are coming to this community to explore solutions and to create new opportunities. We think UTC and Chattanooga make the perfect place to host a TEDx talk.”   

A group of UTC students were the first to imagine TEDxUTChattanooga, and a UTC student-led committee is responsible for selecting the speakers. 

Applications to attend the event, to volunteer, and to sponsor the event are still available. 

Please visit http://tedxutchattanooga.com/ or for more information contact Dr. Linda Frost, co-chair TEDxUTChattanooga Committee, at Linda-Frost@utc.edu  or 425-5922, or Dr. Levine at David-Levine@utc.edu or 425-5240.  

 A limited number of sponsorship opportunities are available. To receive a sponsorship packet please contact Ronna-Renee Jackson at rr_jackson@chatc.org or 826-8700 or Dr. Frost or Dr. Levine.

Sanderson To Speak At Lee Winter Commencement

Dr. Carla Sanderson, vice president of Chamberlain College of Nursing, will deliver the address at Lee University’s winter commencement ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 12, at 10:30 a.m. in the Conn Center.  Dr. Sanderson is the vice president of accreditation and professional regulation at Chamberlain College of Nursing. Previously, she served for 32 years as provost and executive ... (click for more)

Von Streber Named Crosby Scholar

Lee University student Guilherme von Streber was the recipient of the 2015 Crosby Scholarship, presented by Lee President Dr. Paul Conn during a chapel service.  The Crosby Scholarship was established to honor the memory of Dr. Henry Crosby, a close friend of Dr. Conn and his wife Darlia. Faculty members nominate a young man entering his junior year for the scholarship. ... (click for more)

Volkswagen Stockholder Files Suit Against Automaker At Chattanooga; Seeks Class Action Status

A Volkswagen stockholder has filed suit in Federal Court in Chattanooga against the automaker, charging that its stock was over-valued and that it has not plummeted due to revelations about emissions cheating. The suit was filed in behalf of Michael Wolfenbarger by Knoxville attorney Gordon Ball and Nashville attorney James Stranch III. It seeks class action status for those ... (click for more)

Woman In Critical Condition After Being Shot In The Face Saturday Night Near O'Rear Street

A woman is in critical condition after she was shot while driving in Chattanooga on Saturday night. Just after  9 p.m. , the Chattanooga Police Department responded to reports of a person shot. Once on the scene, police located a female victim near the 2500 block of O'Rear Street suffering from a life-threatening gunshot wound to the face. The victim was driving a ... (click for more)

Misconceptions About Ban The Box

Mr. Exum,  I want to invite you as a guest speaker at the NAACP General Membership meeting.  I believe we can accomplish our goals and clear up any misconceptions about Ban The Box and the role of the NAACP in a much more meaningful manner face to face.   In that vein I would like to invite you to have coffee with me at Panera Bread.  I will not make a ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: My Great Thanksgiving

In order for you to best understand this, last Thursday was the first Thanksgiving I have ever spent alone.  Don’t misunderstand, I had a fistful of kind invitations but I am the only remaining member of my immediate family around here and I guess I started dwelling on that a little too much as the holiday neared. Making out my “thankful” list helped, and I ate enough with ... (click for more)