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FEBRUARY 2013   

CCI Hosts 2013 Experience Diversity Banquet

The University of Tennessee College of Communication and Information held its fifth annual Experience Diversity Banquet on Friday, Feb. 22 at Bearden Banquet Hall in Knoxville. The keynote speaker and recipient of the 2013 CCI Diversity Award was Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero. Rogero, Knoxville’s first female mayor, has already taken several steps to enhance the city’s inclusiveness.   Read more

Mayor Rogero with Dean Wirth


Spring BOV Meeting

Ideas Bloom at CCI’s Spring BOV Meeting

The spring meeting of the CCI Board of Visitors was held on Friday, Feb. 22. During the meeting, outgoing BOV Chair Bonnie Carroll was recognized for her outstanding leadership and commitment to the College. Read more

iBook series

TN Journalism iBook Series: Breaking New Ground

Teaching journalism in an ever changing technology environment requires staying a step ahead of the game. Professor Jim Stovall and other School of Journalism and Electronic Media (JEM) faculty members are doing just that by producing iBook versions of textbooks for the classroom.
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NYC reception

NYC Field Trips and Reception Brings Students & Alumni Together

The CCI Development team hosted an alumni event in New York City on Jan. 22 at McCormick & Schmick in midtown Manhattan. Students in NYC for the annual JEM and Ad Club field trips joined the gr
oup to interface with alumni working in the Big Apple.
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Grant Writing

Three CCI Faculty Selected for UTK Grant Writing Institute

Three CCI faculty members – Beth Avery (AdvPR), Nick Geidner (JEM), and Jonathan Pettigrew (CS) –have been selected to participate in UTK’s 2013 Grant Writing Institute (GWI). Read more

Wang Teeter

Faculty News: Wang, Teeter, Hufford, Welch and Swan

Honors, awards and recognition for five CCI faculty members. Read more


Ryan and Erica McGee

The Importance of Giving Back

Regularly giving back to their alma mater, the UT College of Communication and Information, is a strongly ingrained habit of 1993 graduates Erica and Ryan McGee.  Read more

Bill Galvin

UT Honors CNNI Vice President with Accomplished Alumni Award

Bill Galvin says the key ingredient to career success is perseverance. As CNN International’s vice president for business development and sports programming, Galvin says this “never say die” attitude was crucial to starting his career.  Read more

Alumni News: Wallen, McConkey, Tate, Ratliff and Patterson

Five CCI alumnae have been in the news or returned to talk to students in the last month. Read more

Jerry Morrow

In Memoriam: Jerry Morrow

On February 18, 2013, retired Associate Professor Jerry Morrow passed away in Knoxville. Read more

5 Tips

Five Tips for Getting through Graduate School or Pursuing Other Learning Opportunities

First-year Information Sciences master’s student Sandra McLean (BS/ JEM ’11) offers 5 tips to those entering graduate programs. Even for those not considering grad school, her advice is transferable to many work situations and applicable to undergraduate studies as well. We took a vote and tip #2 was the hands-down favorite. Read more

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