May 10, 2016

It's our last SOUTH BOUND lecture of 2016, and we're lightening the mood!  Over the past few months, we have been challenged to think critically about heritage, history, and even climate. On May 20th, Harrison Scott Key’s South Bound lecture will be something of a pale...

January 18, 2016

As a former Yankee living in the South, I often feel the need to apologize for the amount of things I don’t know about Southern culture. Things such as the shoe size of the quarterback of UT's football team, or how to fry catfish fillet. What is a catfish? Does okra gr...

December 11, 2015


Program Director Rhett Reeves shares her favorite ideas for heartfelt gifts from businesses, friends, and partners in Chattanooga and around the South. 


It's that time of year when the frenzy of gift-giving and holiday errands really make us falalalala-crazy! As the b...

January 26, 2015

Usually, when I search for a new book to read, I experience an inward conflict. Should I read something recently published, or should I tackle a classic that I have yet to pick up? As an English major, the need for conquering canonical titles is an itching one. I still...

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