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June 27, 2014

Friday, June 27, 2014

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The UT Board of Trustees formally approved Vandana Singh’s (SIS) and Courtney Wright’s (CS) promotion to Associate Professor with tenure. Likewise, UT Chancellor Jimmy Cheek formally approved Suzie Allard’s (SIS) promotion to Full Professor. All of these promotions are effective August 1, 2014.



Assistant Professor Jonathan Pettigrew had his co-written paper, “Resisting pressure from peers to engage in sexual behavior: What strategies do early adolescent Latinas use?” accepted for publication in the Journal of Early Adolescence. The other authors are: A. E. Norris, M. Miller-Day,M. L. Hecht, J. Hutchinson & K. Campoe.

PhD candidates Scott Eldredge and Betsy Dalton, along with Assistant Professor Laura Miller had their paper, “Pain management as triadic interaction: Shifting alliances in nurse-patient-family member communication,” accepted for publication in the Southern Communication Journal.



Assistant Professor Amber Roessner will be presenting a book talk about the role of the sporting press in the practice of hero production to local vintage baseball aficionados immediately following the noon matchup between the Knoxville Holstons and the Dry Town Boys of Roane County on June 28 at Knoxville’s Ramsey Center. Her first book, “Inventing Baseball Heroes: Ty Cobb, Christy Mathewson, and the Sporting Press in America” (LSU Press,, was officially released earlier this month.

She also recently made several conference presentations:  

ICA Conference, Seattle, WA, May 22-26

Roessner and Assistant Professor Erin Whiteside, “Unmasking Title IX on its fortieth birthday: The operation of women’s voices, women’s spaces, and sporting myth narratives in the commemorative coverage of Title IX.”

Roessner, “The victor of the 1976 presidential horserace: Jimmy Carter, David Broder, and the 1976 campaign season.”  

Roessner, “Nine for IX: Gender and histotainment.”  

Cooperstown Symposium, Cooperstown, NY, May 28-30

Roessner, “Creating America’s hero of boyhood: Gilbert Patten and the making of Frank Merriwell.”  


The Medal of Honor Project led by Assistant Professor Nick Geidner received additional media attention via a Teknovation article written by Tom Ballard (BS/JEM ’69 and 2001 Hileman Distinguished Award Winner).



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Independence Day Holiday


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