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November 19, 2010

Inside CCI 

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




Baker selected to Federal court
CCI BOV member, Nannette Baker, has recently been selected to the Federal court as Magistrate Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. Following this link to read the press release:

Patrick elected chairman of Bayliss Foundation
As part of a Board of Directors restructuring, the John Bayliss Foundation has elected CCI BOV member, Larry Patrick, its new chairman.

The restructuring comes with an eye toward growing the scholarship endowment now being administered by the Broadcast Education Association. The Bayliss website now links to the BEA site so that contributions may be made directly to support the Bayliss Scholarships there. The Bayliss Foundation corporate office also moves from California to Maryland where Patrick Communications will handle its administrative duties.

The Bayliss Foundation provides scholarships to deserving college students interested in a career in radio. To date, 345 students have been awarded over $1.2 million in scholarships by the Foundation. 



Fall and Kelly earn top research paper award
Lisa Fall, associate professor, Stephanie Kelly, doctoral candidate, and Lt. Col. Michael Angle (UT-AFROTC) earned the Vance Mitchell top research paper award at the 18th Annual Bollinger-Rosado Teaching & Learning Effectiveness Symposium, held in conjunction with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Worldwide Conference in Orlando. Their paper, “From Infinity and Beyond:  An Empirical Analysis of Instructional Communication Immediacy among ERAU Online Learners,”  documents some of the results from a national study that Dr. Fall conducted during her recent faculty development leave.





Steiner-Davis presents poster on biodiversity information needs
Miriam Steiner-Davis, post-doctoral research associate, presented a poster entitled, “Biodiversity Information Needs in the Southern Appalachians:  Preliminary Results of a Survey of Researchers,” at the 20th Annual Southern Appalachian Man and the Biosphere Conference, Climate Change: Science to Action, in Gatlinburg, Tenn.  Co-authors were Suzie Allard, associate professor; Carol Tenopir, professor and Christopher E. Caldwell.





Thanksgiving Holidays – UT Closed – November 25-26

Fall Semester Ends – November 30