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Circle Park News: September 2011

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College of Communication and Information

september 2011

College News

Four-time Olympian Joetta Clark Diggs Keynotes Diversity and Inclusion Week


1988, 1992, 1996 & 2000 Olympian Joetta Clark Diggs will kick off the University of Tennessee College of Communication & Information’s (CCI) second annual Diversity and Inclusion Week with a keynote address entitled, “Determined to Reach Your Destiny,” in UT’s McClung Museum Auditorium on Monday, September 19 at 7 p.m.  + read more


Dunlap Wins UTK Alumni Professional Achievement Award

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s alumni board of directors honored CCI alumna and president of the Poynter Institute for Media Studies, Dr. Karen Brown Dunlap (Ph.D. ’82), by presenting her with its Alumni Professional Achievement Award at a dinner on Friday, September 9, at the Marriott in downtown Knoxville. + read more



Writing for the Mass Media Reaches Eighth Edition

1st Amendment Kiosk

With more than 500 colleges and universities along with some high schools and international audiences adopting “Writing for the Mass Media” over the last 27 years, Edward J. Meeman Distinguished Professor Jim Stovall (PhD/’78; BS/JEM ’70) has had a huge impact on the media writing field.  + read more

Technology Footprint Expands at CCI


The technology footprint continues to expand at CCI. Recent additions and soon to be added tools are quickly changing the landscape of research, classroom engagement and resources available to students, staff, and faculty. This is the first of a series of articles which will highlight some of CCI’s exciting new technology tools.
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CCI Joins Forces with Air National Guard

CCI and National Guard

CCI has partnered with the United States Air National Guard to provide an in-depth workshop for key military personnel with primary responsibilities in communications. The executive education course, “Using Web 2.0 and Social Media to Communicate,” is designed to help participants use tools such as Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn and other social media to increase the effectiveness of their communication efforts.
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Alumni & Friends


Cindy McConkey

Cindy McConkey (B.S./JEM ’80) combines a strong background in journalism and public relations consulting in directing the Corporate Communications group for Scripps Networks Interactive, the company behind the popular lifestyle networks HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network, Cooking Channel, Travel Channel and Great American Country (GAC).
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