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Circle Park News: May 2010

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College of Communication and Information

May 2010

College News

Fulmer Addresses CCI Graduates

Wirth and FulmerOn May 12, more than 400 students from CCI became graduates of UTK, as many parents, friends, and relatives watched them walk across the stage inside Thompson-Boling Arena.

In his commencement address, former Vol football coach, Phillip Fulmer, advised graduates to “buckle your chin strap and take on the competition.” + Click here for the full story and photos.

Kappa Tau Alpha Celebrates 100 Years

KTA cakeThe Willis C. Tucker Kappa Tau Alpha Chapter, UT’s honor society for students of mass communication, held its annual initiation ceremony and John Lain Lecture on April 13 in the Scripps Convergence Lab of the College of Communication and Information. KTA Advisor Barbara Moore initiated 16 students into the honor society, which is celebrating its 100th birthday.  + read more

JEM & ICONN Host “Going Online” Workshop

ICONNThe School of Journalism and Electronic Media, along with the Intercollegiate Online News Network (ICONN), hosted a workshop for high school journalism teachers titled, “Going Online.”

The purpose of the one-day workshop was to help high school journalism programs that want to start a news website or take their publications online. + read more

Take a seat!

TAS The new auditorium in the College of Communication and Information is complete and getting much use by CCI faculty, staff and students. However, the college’s Take a Seat! Campaign to provide financial support for the auditorium renovation, is not quite finished. Forty-seven seats have been spoken for, leaving 51 still available. Don’t be left without one!

This is your opportunity to be a part of the College of Communication and Information’s future by making an investment in CCI that will live on through the seat you purchase and inscribe with your name. Your gift of $2,000 per seat will be recognized with a nameplate on the arm of the seat.  You may choose your seat number (while available) and the inscription.  Click here for more information on naming a seat, to find a diagram of the auditorium, and to see photos of the completed project.

Visit Take a Seat! online and reserve your seat today.

Alumni & Friends

Buchsbaum provides scholarship support for out-of-state students

BuchsbaumKaren Buchsbaum (JEM/’75) and her husband, Frederick, have been great supporters of CCI. An estate gift recently made by the couple will provide additional financial underwriting for their already existing endowed scholarship, the Karen and Frederick Buchsbaum Scholarship. This scholarship is designed to provide support for out-of-state students majoring in journalism or public relations at UTK. + read more

Board of Visitors spotlight – Anne Caputo

CaputoAnne Caputo comes to UT through her professional connections rather than as a graduate. Anne is currently the Executive Director of Learning and Information Professional Programs for Dow Jones & Company in Washington, DC, and is also an adjunct faculty member at the University of Maryland’s College of Library and Information Services. + read more

Five Tips for More Effective Email

email photoby Dr. Jim Stovall, Edward J. Meeman Distinguished Professor in CCI’s School of Journalism and Electronic Media

Most of us use email, but few people know how to use it for maximum effect. Here are some ways to put more into your email messages and get more out of them. + read more