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April 1, 2011

Friday, April 1, 2011

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The 15th Annual Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement (EUReCA) was held this past Wednesday and Thursday at the University Center. Congratulations to the following CCI undergraduate student award winners:


Miriam Kramer, Journalism and Electronic Media, research award for her project entitled “The Microscope – The Department of Microbiology” (faculty adviser – Mark Littmann)


Holly Kane, Journalism and Electronic Media, creative award for her project entitled “Tennessee School for the Deaf Culinary Arts Program” (faculty adviser – Rob Heller)


Scott Murphy, Journalism and Electronic Media, creative award for his project entitled “Baby We Were Young” (faculty adviser – Bob Legg)


Kappa Tau Alpha is the honor society for students majoring in Journalism, Public Relations, Advertising, and Electronic Media.   The 2011 KTA initiation ceremony will be on Thursday, April 14 in the Scripps Convergence Lab on the fourth floor of the Communications Building.  Lunch will be provided from 12:40 to 1:00.  The ceremony will be from 1:00 to 1:45.  Our guest speaker will be Mike Keith, voice of the Tennessee Titans.  Faculty and staff are welcome to join us in honoring our top students.  Please notify Barbara Moore ( by Monday, April 11 if you are going to attend.





Bharat Mehra (Associate Professor, UT School of Information Sciences), Hope A. Olson (Professor, School of Information Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee), and Suzana Ahmad (Graduate Student, School of Information Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee) had their paper entitled, “Integrating Diversity across the LIS Curriculum: An Exploratory Study of Instructors’ Perceptions and Practices Online,” published in the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) Journal, 37(1), 2011: 39-51.


Bharat Mehra, Kimberly Black, and Vandana Singh had their panel presentation entitled, “Scope of Broadband Education and Deployment in Rural Libraries Desperately-Seeking Partners in a Grant Proposal,” delivered by Black and Singh at  the 2011 Tennessee Library Association Annual Conference, March 23-25, 2011, Murfreesboro, TN.


Team members Kimberly Black, Bharat Mehra, Jenna Nolt, Nancy Renfro, Don Reynolds, Susan Simmons, Vandana Singh, and K. C. Williams [alphabetical list] had their poster entitled, “Partnerships and Collaborations in the IMLS-Funded Information Technology Rural Librarian Master’s Scholarship Program,” presented by Black and Singh at the 2011 Tennessee Library Association Annual Conference, March 23-25, 2011, Murfreesboro, TN.





Dwight L. Teeter, Jr., Tennessee, Bill Loving, Cal Poly. Law of Mass Communications: Freedom and Control of Print and Broadcast Media, Thirteenth Edition, will be published in June and available for fall 2011 classes. It will soon be available for viewing on Law School Exchange. Teeter was the founding co-author, with Professor Harold L. Nelson (Wisconsin), of this law text used in both communication programs and law schools since the first edition was published in 1969.


JEM Professor Rob Heller and his advanced photojournalism class are spending Friday, April 1 in LaFollette, Tennessee, working on the 14th edition of “Eyes on LaFollette.” Started in 1993, this is the longest continuously running project of its kind in the country. Students will spend all day Friday and part of Saturday documenting life in the small town north of Knoxville. A special section of the LaFollette Press newspaper, completely produced by the JEM 490 class, will feature the students’ work.


Jim Stovall, professor, and Darrell Blair, doctoral student, and seven undergraduate students attended the third annual conference of the Intercollegiate Online News Network (ICONN) in Athens, Ga., on March 24-25. ICONN is an association of individuals, websites and academic programs interested in enhancing online journalism education. Stovall made two presentations at the meeting, one on writing for the web and another on JeffersonNet, the content management system developed by ICONN to help new websites get started. ICONN was begun at the University of Tennessee in 2008, and the first two annual conferences were held in Knoxville in 2009 and 2010. 




CCI Board of Visitors Meeting – Friday, April 1, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m., Scripps Convergence Lab

CCI Auditorium Dedication and Campaign Celebration, Friday, April 1, 11:30 a.m. (followed by lunch)


Bi-Annual Ph.D. Professional Development Workshop, Thursday, April 7, 12:30 – 2:00 PM, Scripps Convergence Lab

CCI Faculty/Staff Meeting – Friday, April 15, 9:00-11:00 a.m., Com 321.

Annual PhD students-Faculty Tea – Sunday May 1, 3pm, at the home of Carol Tenopir and Jerry Lundeen


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