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January 16, 2015

Friday, January 16, 2015                                                                     
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Associate Professor Courtney Wright gave an invited presentation on “Real conversations about grades,” to the Master Teacher Program at the College of Veterinary Medicine on Thursday, Jan. 15.
The Broadcasting Board of Directors in Washington, D.C. selected Professor Sam Swan to present two workshops on business reporting using new media at Bayero University in Kano, Nigeria for radio and television reporters from Voice of America affiliates in the northern part of the country. This will be Swan’s fifth trip to Nigeria to train broadcast journalists.  Swan also had an article published in the Journal of Media Education (JoME), “Training journalist and media managers in transition countries: a media trainer’s perspective.”

Assistant Professor Amber Roessner has been awarded a $1,000 fellowship from Emory University to conduct research in the Emory University MARBL, manuscript and rare book collections library for her project, “Jimmy who?: Negotiating Jimmy Carter’s image in the age of the credibility gap.”

Roessner also received a $3,000 Professional Development award from the UT Graduate School to support her research project, “Jimmy who? Jimmy Carter and the practice of presidential press and promotion in the first post-Watergate election.”
Lecturer Melanie Faizer has been selected as one of the judges for this year’s Scripps Howard Journalism Awards. Judging will take place at the Poynter Institute in Tampa, Florida in late February.
The eclectic Knoxville music festival Waynestock returns with a line-up that includes some local legends, one-of-a-kind sets and some of the most popular acts in East Tennessee. The 2015 festival will be held Thursday-Sunday, Jan. 29-31, at the Relix Variety Theater, 1208 N. Central St. The beneficiary for this year’s Waynestock is WUTK The Rock. To see more details on the festival, see

Jan. 19 MLK Holiday
Jan. 20 CCI International Lunch hosted by SIS
Feb. 11 Dean’s Advisory Council presents Data Storage Solutions, Scripps Lab, 3 PM
Feb. 20 DSLS Experience Diversity Banquet
Feb. 25 CCI 37th Annual Research Symposium
Mar. 13 CCI BOV Spring Meeting
Mar. 16 – 20 Spring Break
Mar. 30 – Apr. 2 Social Media Week
Apr. 3 Spring Recess
Apr. 20 CCI, AdvPR & JEM Convocation
Apr. 24 CCI Faculty/Staff Meeting
Apr. 27 CS Student Awards
May 7 UT Graduate Hooding
May 8 CCI Commencement
May 8 SIS Hooding Ceremony

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