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October 11, 2013

Friday, October 11, 2013

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The 36th Annual CCI Research Symposium will be held on Wednesday, February 26, 2014.  The theme of the symposium is “Communication and Information Research in a Global Environment.” This year’s symposium will include peer reviewed contributed papers and posters as well as invited speakers/panels and posters.  The deadline for contributed papers/posters is December 11, 2013 with notification of acceptance in mid-January 2014.  Mark your calendars and plan to attend and participate in this very important event.



Coombs, Tim (Ed.). (2013). Crisis Communication, Four-Volume Set.

     Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.

Previously published articles from several public relations faculty members and former doctoral students are included.

  • Beth Avery, associate professor, and Sora Kim (Ph.D./C&I ’07), “Anticipating or precipitating crisis?”
  • Karen Freberg (Ph.D./C&I ’10), “Intention to comply with crisis communication via social media.”
  • Michael Palenchar, associate professor, with Robert Heath (University of Houston), “Strategic risk communication.”



Assistant Professor Devendra Potnis recently joined the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Technology Diffusion. IJTD is an international journal publishing original scientific and quality research articles on management information systems, technology diffusion, and business systems application aspects of e-commerce, e-government, and mobile applications. More information can be found at:



Professor Mark Harmon’s recent study “The ‘Luntzification’ of the U. S. health care debate,” is the subject of an article in Media Matters for America.


Professor Rob Heller was the invited colloquium speaker at the University of Northern Illinois’ Department of Communication last week. He spoke about his “Living On” project. Com Studies alum Brittnie Peck (B.A. ‘??), now a graduate student at NIU, invited Heller to take part in the colloquium as a result of having seen him  speak during a CCI Diversity and Inclusion Week panel in 2011.


Denae D’Arcy, doctoral student, was elected Vice-Head Elect of the Electronic News Division of AEJMC for 2013-2014.


D’Arcy will present her paper, “A ‘caustic bleach of reality:’ Journalists’ coverage of conflict and war in their own words” at JMComm in Oct. 2014 held in Phuket, Thailand.




Oct. 17 – 18

UT Fall Break

Oct. 20

Knoxville Step Out:  Walk to STOP Diabetes – Team Margie

Nov. 8

CCI BOV Meeting, Scripps Lab, 10 am – 5 pm

Nov. 8

CCI Patrick Auditorium Naming Ceremony

Nov. 8

CCI Awards & Scholarship Donor Appreciation Banquet

Nov. 9

CCI Homecoming Tailgate, 3 hours prior to kickoff

Nov. 15

CCI Faculty/Staff Meeting


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