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Circle Park News: September 2014


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September 2014

Eyes on LaFollette Goes to Nashville

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JEM Professor Rob Heller’s Eyes on LaFollette Tennessee State Museum exhibit opened on Oct. 3 in Nashville and runs through Nov. 30. The exhibit features 21 years of photos taken by his advanced photojournalism students as part of Heller’s annual Eyes on LaFollette class project. Over 300 individuals attended the Oct. 2 opening reception including at least 24 former students.
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D&I Week
IMLS Grant
SGA President
Medal of Honor Recap
Alumni News
Student News
5 Best Practices
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CCI Diversity and Inclusion Week 2014

The College of Communication and Information celebrated its 5th annual Diversity and Inclusion Week Sept. 22-25. Total in person attendance plus live video stream viewership was more than 2,300. The week featured a keynote address by San Diego County Library Director Jose Aponte on Sept. 24 along with lively panel discussions focused on a variety of important topics designed to foster introspection and personal growth with respect to diversity and inclusion. Read more.


CCI Student Participates in News21

Jackie DelPilar (BS/JEM ’14) joined 28 other students from across the country at the News21 fellowship program at Arizona State University this past summer. DelPilar’s participation in the News21 program was made possible by a generous gift from CCI Board of Visitors (BOV) member John T. Williams (BS/JEM ‘71) and his wife Patty Williams (SIS endorsement ‘86) of Kingsport, Tenn. Read more

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IS Researchers Win Grant to Look at Rural Public Libraries’ Role in Economic Development

Two UT Knoxville faculty members received a $49,557 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to look at the role rural public libraries play in the economic development of the Appalachian region. Associate Professor Bharat Mehra and Assistant Professor Wade Bishop, both of the School of Information Sciences within the College of Communication and Information, will lead the work. Read more.

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JEM SGA President Takes a Stand

UT Knoxville Student Government Association (SGA) President Kelsey Keny (a senior majoring in journalism and electronic media) has stepped forward as a campus leader to speak out against cyberbullying. Read more

Medal of Honor Recap

Medal of Honor Recap

The programs produced to date by JEM students for the Medal of Honor Project are posted on the website The students continue to work on a documentary about the convention and other Medal of Honor related projects. Read more

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In Memoriam: Dr. Clarence “Bud” Minkel

Dr. Clarence “Bud” Minkel of Knoxville passed away on Monday, Sept. 22. One of CCI’s faculty awards is named in his honor, the “C.W. (Bud) Minkel International/Intercultural Award,” as a result of his service as interim director of the School of Information Sciences and his many positive interactions with college faculty members during his time as dean of UT’s Graduate School.
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Alumni News

Alumni News: Parman, Jordan

Read the latest news about Travis Parman (BS/PR ’94) and Tre Jordan (BS/Adv ’13).  Read more

Student News

Student News: Lemieux

Read the latest news about IS student Paul Lemieux.  Read more

5 Best Practices

5 Tips for Building a Diverse Workforce and an Inclusive Workplace

Oracle Human Capital Management shared a number of interesting ideas in “Leveraging Differences to Drive Success: 5 Best Practices for Building a Diverse Workforce and an Inclusive Workplace.” Read more

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