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November 4, 2011

Friday, November 4, 2011

Inside CCI – The newsletter for College of Communication and Information faculty, staff, and students.
Available online at
http://www.cci.utk.edu/insideCCI.

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COLLEGE NEWS

The Knoxville Drupal Group will meet in the Scripps Lab on Thursday, Nov. 10, 7:00-9:00 pm.  John McNair and Cindy Lancaster will host the meeting. Konstantin Tovstiadi, IT Coordinator for the College of Communication and Information Studies, University of Kentucky, Lexington, will be the guest speaker. Anyone interested in learning more about Drupal is welcome!

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ADVERTISING AND PUBLIC RELATIONS

An article written by Associate Professor Lisa Fall and her co-authors, doctoral student Stephanie Kelly and PhD Candidate Scott Christen,  “Revisiting the impact of instructional immediacy: A differentiation between military and civilian students,” has been accepted for publication in Quarterly Review of Distance Education 12(3).

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COMMUNICATION STUDIES

The School of Communication Studies received a $5,000 grant from Target Corporation to support a distinguished speaker series and promote curriculum development. Target Campus Grants provide financial support to programs that develop and influence future leaders and that  directly impact important areas such as academics/education, diversity and inclusion, leadership development, health and well-being, and volunteerism.

Assistant Professor Laura Miller received the Franklin H. Knower Outstanding Article Award for her article, “Relational uncertainty and message processing in marriage,” published in Communication Monographs. The award will be presented at the Interpersonal Communication Division business meeting at the annual convention of the National Communication Association in New Orleans, LA.

Miller, along with doctoral student Betsy Dalton, presented a paper, “An exploration of mental health care in rural Appalachia,” at the 139th annual convention of the American Public Health Association in Washington, D C.

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INFORMATION SCIENCES

Director and Professor Ed Cortez was a part of the Special Libraries Research Delegation to Cuba in late October.  The U.S. researchers were on a mission to understand the special challenges and innovative solutions employed by Cuban information scientists in achieving their notable success in information storage and retrieval. 

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JOURNALISM AND ELECTRONIC MEDIA

JEM is hosting a public forum on “Media and the ‘Arab Spring’” featuring journalists from various Arab countries who are visiting UT as a part of the U.S. State Department’s Edward R. Murrow Program for Journalists. This is the fourth year JEM has hosted the Murrow Program. The forum is open to UT faculty, students, and staff. It will take place in the CCI Auditorium on Monday, Nov. 7, at 4:30 pm.

Ph.D. candidate Matthew Broaddus, Professor Mark Harmon, and WATE news anchor Kristin Farley had their article, “VNRs: Is the news audience deceived?” published in Journal of Mass Media Ethics 26(4), 283-296. 

Professor Barb Kaye was named “Advertising Educator of the Year” by the American Advertising Federation, Knoxville chapter.  

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MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Nov. 2 – 8

Edward R. Murrow Fellows Program

Nov. 4, 1:30 – 4 pm

SIS Fall Picnic at Tyson Park

Nov. 5, 4 – 6:30 pm, UT vs. MTSU

CCI Homecoming Open House – Communications Building Lobby

Nov. 6, Noon – 2 pm

SIS Homecoming Brunch – UTK Visitor’s Center

Nov. 10, 7 – 9 pm

Drupal Group Meeting, Scripps Lab

Nov. 11,  9 – 11 am

CCI Faculty/Staff Meeting – CCI Auditorium

Nov. 30, 11:30 am – 1 pm

CCI Holiday Luncheon – Scripps Lab

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Inside CCI is the newsletter for faculty, staff, and students of the College of Communication and Information.

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