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College of Communication and Information

March 2012

College News


UT CCI Broadcasting Grad Wins OSCAR

Rich Middlemas

UT alumnus Rich Middlemas (B.S./JEM ’97) got accidental inspiration for his Oscar-winning documentary Undefeated while keeping up with UT football recruiting.
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AdvPR to hold Social Media Week

Social Media Week

The College of Communication and Information’s School of Advertising and Public Relations will host Social Media Week, April 25-26, in the Communications Building on campus. The two-day event, cosponsored by Dell Inc., will feature presentations, panel discussions and open forums with social media experts from Dell, Scripps Networks Interactive, Cox Enterprises and McCormick & Company, Inc., as well as Knoxville-area advertising, marketing and public relations agencies. + read more


Rollins wins cci diversity award


On Friday, March 2, over 150 UT faculty, staff, students, and community members braved the weather to attend the 2012 CCI Experience Diversity Banquet. This year’s keynote speaker and CCI Diversity Award winner, Avon W. Rollins, Sr. of the Beck Cultural Exchange Center, inspired the audience by recounting his experiences fighting for equality and challenged everyone to support continued forward movement to effect positive social change. + read more

JEM Starts NSSA Student Chapter

Titans Media Team

The Tennessee Titans’ top media personnel visited CCI March 6 as part of the School of Journalism and Electronic Media’s launch of a newly-formed student chapter of the National Sports Broadcasters and Sportswriters Association (NSSA). + read more


Check out Winter 2012 SCOOP Magazine

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The Winter 2012 edition of SCOOP magazine is now available for reading at
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Alumni & Friends

TOP Dog Alumni Stories


Recent master’s graduate Marlene Taylor (M.S. / C&I ’11) has been selected as one of twenty-five fellows for the Scripps Howard Institute on Environment and Science’s elite session in the Everglades May 21 – 26.
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5 Tips on how To Get Kids Excited About Reading

Dr. Cindy Welch

SIS Assistant Professor/Youth Services Coordinator and Board member for The Center for Children’s & Young Adult Literature Cindy Welch provides five tips on how to get kids excited about reading:
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