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February 19, 2010

Inside CCI

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


Reservations for the Scripps Convergence Lab taken online
A reservation calendar and a request form for the Scripps Convergence Lab are now available online.


Hoy published in Journal of Interactive Advertising
Professor Mariea Hoy’s article, “Gender Differences in Privacy-Related Measures for Young Adult Facebook Users,” has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Interactive Advertising. The article is co-authored with George Milne, University of Massachusetts-Amherst.


Research Symposium changes venue
The 32nd Annual CCI Research Symposium will be held in the Communications Building this year rather than the University Center. Papers will be presented in the new third floor CCI Auditorium, and keynote luncheon speeches by Mike Pardee and Steve Gigliotti from Scripps Networks will take place in the Scripps Convergence Lab. If you plan to participate, please complete the registration form today and return it to Diana Hall. 

All day parking for $5 in the UC garage is available. See Bobbie Suttles at the Research Symposium to get a sticker for your parking stub.


Prentiss awarded ITC Faculty First grant
Lecturer Suzy Prentiss’ proposal, “Professional Development Online: Modules to Support the Master Teacher Certificate Training Program,” has received an Innovative Technology Consulting (ITC) Faculty First grant. The program has been developed for Communication Studies 210 and 240 lecturers.

Blackberry Farm rep speaks to Comm. Studies Club
Ann-Marie Williams ‘06 spoke at the Communication Studies Club meeting on Tuesday, February 9.  An alumna of Communication Studies, Ann-Marie is marketing coordinator and special events manager for Blackberry Farm. The property is one of America’s most celebrated intimate luxury hotels and was rated by the 2004 Zagat Survey as the #1 Small Hotel in America. Ann-Marie discussed career options and job search strategies with club members.


Allard and McClanahan write “Top Paper”
Associate Professor Suzie Allard’s co-authored paper, “Exploratory Investigation of Interpersonal Discussions in Response to a Safer Sex Mass Media Campaign,” was named “Top Paper” for the Health Communication Division at the upcoming International Communication Association Conference in Singapore. Allard and her co-author, CCI doctoral student Kitty McClanahan, conducted the National Institute of Mental Health-funded study consisting of in-depth structured interviews with more than 130 young adults in East Tennessee.

Ph.D. students publish in Learned Publishing
An article authored by CCI doctoral students Kitty McClanahan and Lei Wu, Chancellor’s Professor Carol Tenopir, and Professor Donald W. King (University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill), has been accepted for publication in Learned Publishing. The article, “Embracing Change: Perceptions of E-journals by University Faculty,”  was based on qualitative data from the multi-university study “Maximizing Library Investments in Digital Collections Through Better Data Gathering and Analysis (MaxData).” The project was funded by the Institute for Museum and Library Studies (IMLS) National Leadership Grant for Libraries, Research & Demonstration, for which Tenopir was the Principal Investigator.


Faculty present at TPA conference
JEM faculty members Dwight Teeter, Peter Gross, Jim Stovall and Rob Heller participated in a panel discussion on the future of journalism education at last week’s 2010 winter meeting of the Tennessee Press Association (TPA) in Nashville. Heller also taught photography workshops during the TPA’s Drive-In training sessions.


EUReCA (Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement) abstracts are due, March 5.  Event: March 24-25, University Center Ballroom. 
32nd Annual CCI Research Symposium, February 26, location changed to CCI Auditorium and Scripps Convergence Lab. 
Board of Visitors Spring Meeting/Dedication Ceremony for the BB&T/Martha S. “Missy” Wallen Classroom (Communications Building, Room 314), March 5

Spring Break, March 8-12

Atlanta Alumni Reception, March 11