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April 1, 2010

Inside CCI

The newsletter for College of Communication and Information faculty, staff, and students.


March Circle Park News published
The March issue of Circle Park News, the college’s e-newsletter, has been published and sent to alumni and friends of the college.

EUReCA award winners
Congratulations to the following CCI students who won awards at the University of Tennessee’s Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement (EUReCA) last week.

Research Award
Kate Kopperman, “Revealing the Hidden Needs Portrayed in Women’s Magazines” Faculty Adviser: Margie Morrison

Creative Award
Jessica Warren, “Tiny Dancer – Creative Storytelling with Sound and Picture”
Faculty Adviser: Robert Heller

Creative Award
Hope Cronin, “Air Force ROTC Detachment 800 Cadet Wing Communication Plan and Social Media Kit”
Faculty Adviser: Karen Hilyard


Grad students to present at Southern States Communication Assoc. conference
Graduate students Tanya Ickowitz, Charles Primm, Stephanie Elliott and Tatjana Hocke, along with Michael Palenchar, assistant professor, will present their research paper, “Managing Narrative in the Media: TVA Ash Spill Crisis,” at the 80th annual Southern States Communication Association conference in Memphis, April 7 – 11. This is the top paper in the public relations division.


Smith to defend dissertation
Jessica T. Smith, doctoral student, will defend her dissertation on Monday, April 5, 2010, at 3:15 p.m. in the Communication Studies conference room. Her dissertation is entitled “Always and Never the Same: Women’s Long-Distance Friendships during Life-Course Transitions.” All are welcome to attend.


Winkelstein presents at Public Library Association conference
Julie Winkelstein, doctoral student, presented a well-received Talk Table at the Public Library Association national conference in Portland, Oregon, on March 26. The title of the talk was “From Public to PhD: Why Public Librarians are Going Back to School.”

Dr. Ann Prentice, former SIS Director to speak at SIS Research Forum
The School of Information Sciences invites you to hear former SIS director Dr. Ann Prentice speak on “The Public Library in the Twenty First Century” on Wednesday, April 7, from 12:00–1:00 p.m., in the Scripps Convergence Lab, Room 402. A reception will be held from 11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and delicious hors d’oeuvres will be served. Dr. Prentice was Director of UT’s Graduate School of Library and Information Sciences (now SIS) in 1978 and served as Director until 1988. This lecture will be webcast. 

Harmon paper accepted for Peace Studies Journal
“Countering the Historical Rewrite of Public Opinion about the Vietnam War,” a research article by Dr. Mark D. Harmon, associate professor, has been accepted for a forthcoming edition of Peace Studies Journal.


Spring Recess, April 2.

ASIS&T Student Chapter presents: Implementation of UT Libraries Mobile, with Hodges Librarians David Ratledge and Teresa Walker. April 6, 12:00-1:00 p.m., Scripps Convergence Lab Studio. Open to the public.

SIS Research Forum, April 7, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Scripps Convergence Lab.

CCI Diversity Student Leaders Society 2nd Annual “Experience Diversity Banquet”
– Friday, April 9, Bearden Banquet Hall, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

The Job Search Guru, Thursday, April 10, 11 – 12:30, Shiloh Room, University Center.

Ad Club hosts Amy Richter, Fitzgerald+CO, April 12, 7:00-8:00 p.m., Communications Auditorium. 

Kappa Tau Alpha Initiation, April 13, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m., Scripps Convergence Lab. The guest speaker will be Brent Hubbs, publisher of, a website that covers UT sports and is in partnership with and  Everyone is welcome. Refreshments will be served.

SPJ Mark of Excellence Award Winners’ Lunch, Thursday, April 15, 12:30 – 2 pm, CCI lobby. JEM students, staff and faculty are invited.

ASIS&T Student Chapter presents: DataOne, with Suzie Allard and Carol Tenopir. April 20, 3:00-4:30 p.m., location TBA. Open to the public.

4th Annual Communication Studies Alumni Reception, April 24, 7:00-11:00 p.m. Foundry, World’s Fair Park.

Spring Semester Classes End, April 30.