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December 10, 2010

Inside CCI 

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


Scholar sites available for faculty and doctoral students
Scholar@CCI sites  ( ) are available for CCI faculty and doctoral students. If you would like to have your own Scholar site or need help with an existing site, email with your request.   


Fall named Scholar of the Week
Lisa Fall, associate professor, was named the Quest Scholar of the Week.  

Hoy and Evans have papers accepted for American Academy of Advertising Conf.
Mariea Hoy, professor, and Nate Evans, CCI doctoral student, had their paper, “Got Game?  An Investigation of Parents’ Understanding of and Attitudes toward Advergaming,” accepted for presentation at the 2011 American Academy of Advertising Conference to be held in Mesa, Arizona, April 7-10, 2011. The paper is from Evan’s master’s thesis and was directed by Hoy.

Hoy also had her special session proposal, “Bloggs are Blooming, Tweets Abound, and I’ve Got Friends: Using Social Media in the Classroom” accepted for the conference.

Taylor and Hoy to participate in workshop
Ron Taylor, director and professor, and Mariea Hoy, professor, will be participating in a Preconference Doctoral Student/Junior Faculty Workshop at the 2011 American Academy of Advertising Conference.

Palenchar publishes paper and is elected to NCA position
Michael Palenchar, associate professor, and co-author Shari Veil, University of Kentucky, had their paper entitled, “Increasing dialogue during crises: Incorporating social media into risk and crisis communication,” accepted for publication in the Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management.

Palenchar was also elected as vice chair elect of the Public Relations Division of the National Communication Association (NCA), at the recent NCA conference in San Francisco.


Deadline to submit symposium papers approaching
The deadline to submit papers to the 33rd Annual Research Symposium is Monday, December 13. 


Cabbage recognized as UTK employee of the month
Provost Susan Martin recognized Sandy Cabbage as the UTK employee of the month for November during a ceremony held in the Communication Studies office suite. Cabbage was nominated for this award by both faculty and students in the communication studies program. In recognition of her courteous, professional service, Cabbage was presented with a dozen roses, a reserved parking space, and a gift certificate to the UT Bookstore. 

Levine and Kushniryk publish in Canadian journal
Ken Levine, associate professor, and Alla Kushniryk (PhD/CCI ’08), of Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, have published, “Impact of multitasking on listening effectiveness in the learning environment,” in The Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.

Nathan Boals Memorial Scholarship fundraiser a success
The School of Communication Studies and the Communication Studies Club sponsored a volleyball tournament in support of the Nathan Boals Memorial Scholarship fund.  Approximately 80 students, faculty, and staff participated in the event held in the HPER Building. The tournament raised more than $6,700 for the scholarship fund. The officers of the communication studies club (Adam Dietz, Andrew Temple, and Greg Dowell) organized the event. 

McClung Public Speaking Contest finals held
The final round of the McClung Public Speaking Contest was held on Thursday, November 18, in Cox Auditorium of Alumni Hall. The McClung Public Speaking Contest is the largest public speaking contest in the South and is organized by the students enrolled in Honors Public Speaking (CS 217). Kristina Vick won the contest delivering a persuasive speech entitled, “The Bolivian Children’s Fund.” Sarah Cook finished second, Chelsea Ridens was third, and Cody Boling finished fourth.




Fall Graduate Hooding Ceremony – December 10, 4:30 p.m., Thompson-Boling Arena

Fall Commencement – December 11, 9:00 a.m., Thompson-Boling Arena

University Closed – December 24 – 31

50th Anniversary of African American Achievement at UTK Kickoff Event – January 11, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Please make every effort to take part in the march from the Torchbearer to Ayres Hall and in the short program to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the admission of the first African-American undergraduates to UTK!

Spring Semester Classes Begin – January 12

Martin Luther King Holiday – January 17