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College News

Information sciences Professor Selected for SEC Faculty Achievement Award

Dr. Carol Tenopir

Carol Tenopir, chancellor’s professor and director of CCI’s Center for Information and Communication Studies, has been selected for the SEC Faculty Achievement Award representing the University of Tennessee. The award is new, and Tenopir is among the first recipients of the honor. The new award program was created to honor SEC professors with outstanding records in teaching and scholarship. + read more

CCI Students Cruise to DC and Charlotte

DC Trip Send Off

The Communication Studies Club and CCI’s Diversity Student Leaders Society (DSLS) took field trips to Washington, DC and Charlotte, NC during March 2012.
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A Developing Story….

TAG day

“Thank A Giver” (TAG) Day at UTK celebrated the successful conclusion of the Campaign for Tennessee. However, the event did not signal the end of CCI’s work to find donors willing to invest in the college’s efforts to help the University of Tennessee become a Top 25 public research university. In the first of a three-part series focused on planned giving, Andrew Shafer, CCI development director, shares “What’s Next” for giving to CCI. + read more


Internship Opportunities


CCI students will take of advantage of a wide variety of communication internship opportunities this summer at a number of different high profile companies in such locations as: New York City; Atlanta; Silver Springs, MD; Bristol, CT; Nashville; and Knoxville.    + read more


Information Sciences 102 Meets Google Marketing Challenge


Searching for a way to take her INSC102 Technologies for Information Retrieval class to a new level, doctoral candidate and graduate teaching associate Becca Anderson found the solution in the Google Online Marketing Challenge ( The Challenge offers students the chance to work with small, local businesses to develop a Google+ campaign and an AdWords campaign. + read more


CCI Faculty Top Dogs

Faculty Top Dogs

CCI Faculty accomplishments are plentiful this spring. These are some of the CCI faculty “Top Dogs”.   + read more


Alumni & Friends

TOP Dog Alumni Stories


Ron Harr, CCI BOV member and Zac Ellis, 2011 JEM grad have news. Click and + read more

5 Things to know about hiking

Hiking in the Smokies

JEM Assistant Professor Amber Roessner, who is currently teaching a First Year Studies class titled “A walk in the woods – An introduction to hiking,” discusses 5 things to keep in mind when setting out on the trail. + read more