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February 11, 2011

Friday, February 11, 2011

Inside CCI – The newsletter for College of Communication and Information faculty, staff, and students.
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CCI to Host Experience Diversity Banquet Feb. 25

CCI will hold its 3rd annual Experience Diversity Banquet at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 25, at the Bearden Banquet Hall, 5806 Kingston Pike, in Knoxville. The keynote speaker is Jose Aponte, internationally renowned director of the San Diego County Library in San Diego, CA. The banquet is the major annual fundraiser for CCI’s Diversity Student Leaders Society (DSLS) and CCI’s Diversity and Inclusion Program. In addition to the keynote speech, the program will include creative diversity presentations, music and dancing. Tickets to the banquet are $30 each and tables of 10 are available for $300. To order tickets, contact Sherry McNair at (865) 974-4454 or





Kotowski, Ahn and Schumann Publish Book Chapter

Com Studies assistant professor Mike Kotowski, Communication and Information doctoral student Ho-Young Anthony Ahn, professor David Schumann (College of Business) and professor Curtis Haugtvedt (Ohio State University) have recently published a book chapter entitled, “A review of 30 Years of Elaboration Likelihood Model Research in Advertising,” in S. Rogers and E. Thorson (Eds.), Theoretical Perspectives in Advertising.





Tenopir Presents Papers in Seattle and London

This week Chancellor’s Professor Carol Tenopir is in Seattle, presenting “DataNet: Collaboration, Curation, and Data in the iSchools: DataONE,” at the iConference 2011.  Next week, she will be in London presenting “Measuring the Value of Academic Libraries,” at a meeting of the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP).


Four Papers Presented at BOBCATSS 2011 Conference in Hungary

Five Communication and Information doctoral students and three SIS professors had papers accepted for the BOBCATSSS 2011 conference in Szombathely, Hungary. This annual conference is an annual symposium organized by students of European universities with studies in Library and Information Sciences.   Three students: Rebecca Anderson, Jason Reieger and Crystal Sherline and SIS director Ed Cortez, presented the papers. The papers were:  “In the Field: A Critical Analysis of Ethnographic Approaches to Information Systems Design, Development and Implementation” by Cortez and Anderson, “Motivations for Use of Online Social Networking Sites” by Rieger and associate professor Suzie Allard, “Homeless LGBTQ Teens: Public Libraries as Allies” by Julie Winkelstein, Jim Malone and Cortez, and “Information Literacy and Accreditation Standards: A Comparison of US, European, and International Standards” by Sherline and assistant professor Rachel Fleming-May.





Manaev and Yuran Publish Book Chapter

Communication and Information doctoral student Natalie Manayeva, JEM master’s student Dzmitry Yuran and Belarusian State University professor Oleg Manaev (with a co-author) published, “Spiral of silence in election campaigns in post- communist society.” In Manaev, O. (Ed.), Emerging of Civil Society in Independent Belarus. Sociological Experiences: 2005-2010, Vol. III, 2011.


Harmon Publishes Online Book

Associate professor Mark Harmon’s online book, Found, Featured, Then Forgotten: U.S. Network TV News and the Vietnam Veterans Against the War, Knoxville, TN: Newfound Press, 2011, became available earlier this week.  It has several embedded video and audio clips as well as more traditional text and photos.  Anyone may download or view the book at


WUTK Nominated for MTV-U 2011 College Radio Woodie Award

WUTK 90.3-FM “The Rock” has been nominated for an MTV-U “2011 College Radio Woodie Award!”  With much research and tremendous listener response, MTV-U determined the TOP 50 College Radio Stations in the nation. The first round of votes has been tabulated, and WUTK is among the TOP 25! 

To win the Woodie award as MTV-U’s “College Radio Station of 2011,” WUTK requests your VOTE!

To Vote: 

Locate WUTK in the list of nominated stations, and click on the “vote” button. 

You may also visit WUTK’s website at for more information and MTV-U voting links.

Deadline Dates:

  • Voting to determine THE TOP 10 has begun and continues until 02/14.

On February 15th, the top 10 stations will be announced!

  • Voting to determine the “# 1 College Radio Station of 2011” begins 02/15 and goes through 03/01.

The sixth annual MTV-U Woodie Awards will air live for the first time ever on Wednesday, March 16th, at 12 a.m. (ET/PT) on MTV, MTV2, and MTV-U from the Austin Music Hall in Austin, Texas, during the South by Southwest Music Festival. 





CCI’s 33rd Annual Research Symposium Will Be Held on February 25th

The 33rd Annual College Research Symposium will be held in the College Auditorium and the Scripps Convergence Lab on Friday, February 25th.   The Research Symposium will include contributed paper sessions, a “Special Session on Risk, Health and Crisis Communication”, and a mid-morning poster session.  The luncheon keynote speaker is Bonnie Carroll, Founder and President or Information International Associates (IIa) in Oak Ridge, TN.  The title of her speech is “Science, Government, and Information: Finding and Communicating the Results of Research.”





ACEJMC Accreditation Site Visit – February 13-16

33nd Annual CCI Research Symposium, February 25, CCI Auditorium and Scripps Convergence Lab.

CCI Experience Diversity Banquet, Friday, February 25, 7:00 p.m., Bearden Banquet Hall.

CCI Faculty/Staff Meeting – Friday, March 4, 9:00-11:00 a.m., Com 321.

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

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




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