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February 12, 2010

Inside CCI

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


Fall to speak to Smoky Mountain Romance Writers
Associate Professor Lisa Fall is serving as a guest speaker at the Smoky Mountain Romance Writers monthly meeting. Her presentation, “Using Public Relations Techniques to Enhance Your Membership,” takes place on February 13 at the West Hills Library.

CCI Advertising Faculty Among the Most Productive in the Nation
A recent study to be presented at the upcoming American Academy of Advertising (AAA) Conference in Minneapolis ranks AAA members of the CCI School of Advertising and Public Relations as the third most productive research faculty in the nation in terms of refereed journal article publication from 1999-2009.  The study examined articles published across disciplines and was based on order of authorship and journal impact factors. 


Communication Studies Club travels to D.C.
Members of the Communication Studies Club will travel to Washington, D.C. February 27 to March 3 to visit with alumni and potential employers. School Director John Haas and Board of Visitor’s member Dean Rice will be leading the trip. The group is scheduled to visit the White House, the Australian Embassy, the legislative relations unit for Toyota North American Operations, Senator Lamar Alexander’s staff, Congressman Roe’s staff and Global Events Partners (an event planning firm). Communication studies alumni, Elizabeth Clement Webb, Erin Byrne, Tiffany McGuffee and Stacia Couch, will also be visiting with the group.

Kotowski joins Intercollegiate Graduate Statistics Program
Assistant Professor Mike Kotowski has been invited to join the Faculty of the UTK Intercollegiate Graduate Statistics Program. 

Kotowski and Hackney present to Knox Co. Health Department
Assistant Professor Mike Kotowski and M.S. student Tracie Hackney made a presentation on “Public Health Communication Skills” to the Knox County Health Department as part of their workforce development series.


Tenopir presents in Australia
Carol Tenopir presented a paper on the Value and Future of Library E-Collections at the VALA2010 Conference in Melbourne, Australia (February 9-11). She also participated in the plenary “fireside chat” on issues in published and curated content in libraries.


ADV/PR Creativity Conference, “Creative Trends in the Digital Age: Making the Most of New Media, February 18.  RSVP to Roxanne Hovland by Feb. 12, at

EUReCA (Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement) application forms due, February 17, abstracts due, March 5.  Event: March 24-25, University Center Ballroom. 

32nd Annual CCI Research Symposium, February 26, Location changed to CCI Auditorium. 

Board of Visitors Spring Meeting, March 5