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Circle Park News: May 2014

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May 2014

Honorary Degree Recipient Urges Graduates to Practice “Informed Wonder”

Honorary degree

More than 225 CCI graduating seniors and their families and friends watched retired New York Times science writer and 2-time Pulitzer Prize winner John Noble Wilford (BS/JEM ’55) receive UT Knoxville’s sixth ever honorary doctorate during CCI’s 2014 Commencement ceremony on May 7 at Thompson-Boling Arena.
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CCI Annual Report
Allard CICS Director
In Memoriam
CCYAL Changes
Alumni News
Faculty/Staff News
Student News


Noah Mayhew

Internships: The Difference Maker

Noah Mayhew graduated in May 2014 with a major in public relations and plenty of on-the-job experience. “If you want to be taken seriously by potential employers, I’m finding the internships on my resume are helping to differentiate me from other job seekers,”  Read more


COE, CBA and CCI Team Selected to Compete in EcoCAR3 Challenge

The University of Tennessee has been selected to compete with 15 other universities in the highly prestigious EcoCAR3 Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition (AVTC), continuing a tradition of extended participation in all but one competition series in the twenty-six year history of AVTCs. UT’s EcoCAR3 team is led by faculty and students from the College of Engineering with collaboration from the College of Business Administration and the College of Communication and Information. Read more

Scoop Winter 2013

Triple Threat ESPN Talent

Mike Moore (BS/JEM ’84), Ryan McGee (BS/JEM ’93) and Chris Low (BS/JEM ’87) are among several CCI graduates working in the sports journalism field. As highlighted in the winter edition of SCOOP magazine, learn how these three graduates have adapted to the dramatic changes in their profession since graduating from UT. Read more.

Annual Report

CCI Releases 2013 Annual Report and Strategic Plan

What’s new, informative and communicates all things CCI? CCI’s 2013 Annual Report and Strategic Plan! The recently released e-publication provides a brief overview of the college along with CCI’s mission, vision and strategic plan. Read more

Allard New CICS Director

Allard Named Associate Dean of Research

SIS Associate Professor and Associate Director Suzie Allard has been appointed CCI Associate Dean for Research and Director of the Center for Information and Communication Studies effective July1, 2014. Allard, who led CCI’s research efforts on an acting basis during spring and summer 2013, will take over CCI’s research leadership role from Chancellor’s Professor and BOV Professor Carol Tenopir.
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Dr. Lester

In Memoriam: Dr. Lorayne W. Lester

Dr. Lorayne Lester passed away May 9, 2014. Many CCI graduates majoring in speech communication will remember Dr. Lester as the head of the Department of Speech and Theatre and later the Department of Speech Communication. Read more

CCYAL Changes

CCYAL Changes

There will be a restructuring of CCYAL whereby the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences (CEHHS) and CCI will share governance of CCYAL. Read more

Alumni News

Alumni News: White

Alisa White (PhD/C&I ’90; MA/IS ’84) has been selected to serve as the next president of Austin Peay State University.  Read more

Faculty News

Faculty/Staff News: CCYAL, Dean’s Summer Research Grant

Read the latest news about CCI faculty and staff: Miranda Clark (CCYAL), Beth Avery (AdvPR), Kimberly Douglass (SIS), Rachel Fleming-May (SIS), Jin Seong Park (AdvPR), Amber Roessner (JEM), and Peiling Wang (SIS). Read more.

Student News

Student News: Awards for the MOH Project, WUTK, and Science Writing

Read about the recent recognition given to the Congressional Medal of Honor Project Team, WUTK and several CCI student science writers. Read more

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