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Circle Park News: October 2014

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October 2014

Build-A-Bear CEO Sharon Price John to Receive CCI Hileman Award

Sharon Price John

Sharon Price John, CEO of Build-A-Bear Workshop Inc, will receive the 2014 Donald G. Hileman Alumni Award from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Communication and Information at its awards and scholarship donor appreciation banquet on Friday, Nov. 14.
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Sharrie Williams
Rich Middlemas
CCI Tailgate Time
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CCI Gets $2.73 Million to Keep Working on DataONE Science Info Project

The College of Communication and Information will receive $2.73 million over the next five years as part of a $15 million accomplishment-based renewal of the National Science Foundation’s DataONE project. Read more.

CCI Alumni Awards

UTK Alumni Award Winners Include Four CCI Honorees

CCI had four award winners (one in each award category) at the UT Knoxville Alumni Board of Directors Awards Dinner on Friday, October 24 at the Knoxville Convention Center. Those honored for their outstanding achievements included: Alan Greenberg, long-time BOV member David Bohan, BOV emeritus member Anne Holt Blackburn, and Dan Hellie. Read more

Carol Tenopir and Misty Jones

Tenopir-King Research Excellence Fund Brings CCI Professor and Student Together for Research

Chancellor’s and BOV Professor Carol Tenopir and emeritus CCI Board of Visitors member Donald W. King have established the Tenopir-King Research Excellence Fund. The fund was established on the occasion of King’s retirement from the CCI Board of Visitors and a well-deserved retirement from funded research projects. The focus of the fund is to provide support for a recent SIS Master’s graduate to work with Tenopir on research projects related to scholarly communication. Read more.

Carol Tenopir and Misty Jones

Philadelphia News Anchor Recognized with UT Accomplished Alumni Award

Philadelphia news anchor and reporter Sharrie Williams (BS/JEM ’01) received the Accomplished Alumni Award from UT during her visit to campus on Oct. 24 to speak to journalism students. Read more.

Powell, Oscar, Middlemas, Wirth

Oscar-winning Alumnus Inspires Students

Oscar-winning alumnus Rich Middlemas (BS/JEM ’97) visited campus on Oct. 24 and spoke to a combined group of CCI and cinema studies students. Middlemas along with Dan Lindsay and T.J. Martin won an Academy Award in 2012 for their documentary, “Undefeated.” Read more.

Tailgate party

Tennessee Association of Broadcasters Sponsors CCI’s Annual Tailgate

The Tennessee Association of Broadcasters (TAB) has teamed up with the College of Communication and Information to host CCI’s annual Tailgate. This year’s event will take place from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. immediately prior to the 4:00 p.m. kickoff of the UT/Kentucky game on November 15. All CCI alumni and their guests are welcome to stop by the Communications Building’s newly renovated Lobby (Circle Park level) to socialize with Dean Mike Wirth, CCI faculty members and fellow CCI alumni. The tailgate party will feature a BBQ feast and door prizes. Please RSVP to CCI Development Director Patrick Powell at

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Alumni News: Harr, Bohan

Read the latest news about Ron Harr (BS/JEM ’76) and David Bohan (Bus. Adm. ’70).  Read more

Faculty News

Faculty News: Roessner, Martinez, Allard

Read the latest news about JEM Assistant Professor Amber Roessner, JEM Assistant Professor Michael Martinez and SIS Professor Suzie Allard.  Read more

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