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March 30, 2012

Friday, March 30, 2012

Inside CCI – The newsletter for College of Communication and Information faculty, staff, and students.
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Interim Director and Professor Margie Morrison served as Program Chair for the 2012 American Academy of Advertising (AAA) Annual Conference Mar. 15-18 in Myrtle Beach, SC. Morrison is also serving as AAA vice president during 2011-12.

Professor Eric Haley has been selected as the new Editor of the Journal of Current Issues & Research in Advertising.

A total of eight faculty members and students attended the AAA conference.  The following presented papers at the conference:  Eric Haley, professor; Sally J. McMillan, vice provost and professor; Mariea Hoy, professor; Jin Seong Park, assistant professor; and PhD students Ho-Young (Anthony) Ahn, Nathaniel Evans, and Ilwoo Ju.

Assistant Professor Beth Avery’s article, “Apps4Africa:  A New State Department Public Diplomacy Initiative,” was published in the most recent edition of Public Relations Review. CCI alumna Lacey Milam (B.S./JEM ‘10)  co-authored the article.



Director and Associate Professor John Haas has been elected to a two-year term as Vice President (and President-Elect) of the Southern Communication Association.



AEJMC has honored Professor Emeritus Dorothy Bowles by naming its first association-wide public service award the Dorothy Bowles Award for Outstanding Public Service. The award, which will be presented for the first time at AEJMC’s Chicago convention in August, will recognize a member with “a sustained and significant public-service record that helped build bridges between academics and professionals in mass communications and who has been actively engaged with AEJMC.”  Bowles continues to be involved in a large number of public service activities including: the state Advisory Committee on Open Government, the Tennessee Coalition for Open Government, the Student Press Law Center, and the local chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.  She also chaired or co-chaired the SPJ-sponsored Front Page Follies, a fundraiser for JEM scholarships, for many years, and she continues to review manuscripts for academic journals, serve on editorial boards, and judge annual journalism contests for press associations in several states. 

Professor Rob Heller spoke last week to students at Cumberland County High School in Burkesville, Kentucky, about his photographic work with Holocaust survivors.

In the last three weeks, two 2011 JEM grads have had their work featured in the New York Times. Miriam Kramer’s video, “Drawing on the Past,” was featured on the Times web site on Mar. 9, and Wade Rackley had a photograph on the front page of the Times print edition on Mar. 24. Kramer is currently a graduate student in the NYU Science Writing program, and Rackley is a photographer for UT Athletics.



Apr. 9, 8:30 – 9:30 am

CCI Faculty/Staff Meeting with Chancellor Cheek and Provost Martin, CCI Auditorium

Apr. 12, 3:30 – 4:55 pm

BOV Panel Session, Scripps Lab Theater

Apr. 13, 8 – 11:30 am

Spring BOV Meeting, Scripps Lab Theater

Apr. 20, 9 – 11 am 

CCI Faculty/Staff Meeting, CCI Auditorium

Apr. 23, 3 – 5 pm

CCI/ADVPR/JEM Convocation, Scripps Lab Theater

Apr. 24 – 26

CCI’s School of Advertising and Public Relations Social Media Week, save the date, details to follow

May 10, 8:30 -10 am

CCI Spring Commencement, Thompson-Boling Arena


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