Skip to content Skip to main navigation Report an accessibility issue

Circle Park News: August 2011

Having trouble viewing this email? View it in your browser.

College of Communication and Information

August 2011

College News

Five New Members Join CCI BOV


CCI welcomes five new additions to its Board of Visitors (BOV). “Our new members bring a wide range of knowledge and experience to the BOV,” says CCI Dean Mike Wirth. + read more

All Dressed Up, ADV/PR Gets New Look

Thanks to a recent “makeover,” the offices of the School of Advertising and Public Relations have been transformed.  + read more




Haas, Wirth Honored

1st Amendment Kiosk

Two from CCI recently received honors. John Haas, Associate Professor and Director of the UT Knoxville School of Communication Studies and Alice Wirth, Lecturer and Director of Diversity and Inclusion for CCI have both been recognized for their work. + read more

New Faculty Join CCI

CCI welcomes four new assistant professors and two new lecturers. Assistant Professors: Nicholas Geidner, Michael Martinez, Catherine Kingsley Westerman, and Xiaohua (AWA) Zhu. Lecturers: Maria Fontenot and Syrenthia Robinson.
+ read more


Alumni & Friends


Ideas for Our Future: Thoughts from David Bohan

The sound of waves crashing in the background punctuates the thought-provoking answers coming from David Bohan (B.S./Bus.Ad. ’70), chairman of BOHAN, a full-service advertising and marketing firm in Nashville, while on a working vacation.
+ read more

David Bohan


Mike Costa

Mike Costa is Vice President and General Manager of WTVC NewsChannel9 in Chattanooga, TN.
+ read more

5 Things to Know About Managing Conflict

Boxing Gloves

John Haas, Associate Professor and Director of the School of Communication Studies, provides the following conflict communication advice. Other available tools for effective communication are provided in CCI’s Executive Education courses coming this fall. Course descriptions can be accessed at

+ read more