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Circle Park News: October 2013


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October 2013

Charlie Tombras (BS/Adv ’64) Receives CCI Hileman Award

Charlie Tombras, president and CEO of the Tombras Group advertising agency, received the 2013 Donald G. Hileman Alumni Award at the UT Knoxville, College of Communication and Information’s awards and scholarship donor appreciation banquet on November 8.  Read more

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Dean Wirth, Paul Finebaum

Renowned Sports Journalist Honored

He has been called the “Voice of the SEC,” one of the most powerful people in sports media, the “King of the South,” and the “Oprah Winfrey of college football.” Now, Paul Finebaum can be called a University of Tennessee accomplished alumnus.  Read more

Diversity and Inclusion Week

CCI’s Diversity and Inclusion Week Fosters Dialogue

“Does Diversity Really Matter?” was the theme of CCI’s 2013 Diversity and Inclusion Week, September 30 to October 3. More than 1,100 people attended this year’s event with many CCI classes participating in the sessions, workshop, forum and keynote address. Read more.

Big Orange Give

Big Orange Give Scores Big

This month marked the first ever Big Orange Give. CCI alumni Peyton Manning and Alan Wilson took part in the video that kicked off the 125-hour online giving campaign that far exceeded its goals for fundraising and expanded the network of Big Orange donors.  Read more

Alumni News

Alumni News: Wilson, Rice, Thompson and Topchik

Read the latest achievements of four CCI alumni: Alan Wilson, Barry Rice, Shelby Thompson and Jack Topchik.  Read more

Faculty News

Faculty News: Tenopir, Allard and Pettigrew

Read the latest news about Chancellor’s Professor Tenopir, SIS Associate Professor Allard and CS Assistant Professor Jonathan Pettigrew. Read more

Student News

Student News: CNN Field Trip and CCI Job & Internship Fair

CCI Alumni played a role in two important student events this month. Read more


5 Tips for How to Interact with Seriously Ill People

Most of us will face the challenge of dealing with a difficult health diagnosis for ourselves or someone we love/care about at some point during our lives. Developing better skills for communicating in these situations can provide comfort for the patient and help protect them from added stress caused by well-meaning friends. Five CCI faculty and staff members plus a CCI student provide advice on how to interact with seriously ill people.   Read more

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