Dwight L. Teeter Jr., 80, a journalism educator for more than four decades, an expert and author on media law and journalism history, and a mentor to countless graduate students, died February 27 in Knoxville following a long illness. A celebration of life will be held on Monday, March 23, at 2 p.m. EDT at the Episcopal Church of the Good Samaritan, 425 North Cedar Bluff Road, Knoxville, TN 37923. Find out more
CCI Honors Free Medical Clinic Founder Tom Kim at DSLS Banquet
Dr. Tom Kim was presented with the 2015 CCI Diversity Award at the College of Communication and Information’s seventh annual Experience Diversity Banquet Friday, Feb. 20. Dr. Kim is an internal medicine and hematology-oncology physician who began the Free Medical Clinic of America in Knoxville over 20 years ago. Find out more
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37th Annual CCI Research Symposium Highlights Exceptional Scholarship The 37th Annual College of Communication and Information Research Symposium featured a broad program of events encompassing many CCI scholars and their research work. Find out more
Faculty Trailblazers: CCI Spotlights Bilal, Caudill Two CCI Professors were recognized for their excellent work both in and out of the classroom as part of UT’s Faculty Appreciation Week. Dania Bilal (SIS) and Ed Caudill (JEM) were featured in this Tennessee Today story. Find out more
UT Professor Mike Martinez Gathering Snapshots of Presidential Photographers JEM Assistant Professor Mike Martinez received a grant from the Ford Library to study the unique relationship between President Ford and his White House photographer David Hume Kennerly. See the Tennessee Today story at Martinez Story. His work was also highlighted in an article in Washingtonian magazine. Click here to view:Washingtonian.
What is your SCOOP IQ? Check out these stories and more to increase your SCOOP IQ! Compare your experiences parking on campus to the article “Space Cowboys” found on page 20 of the current issue. Does Hillary McDaniel meet Seneca’s definition of lucky? See page 40 to find out. The current issue of SCOOP can be found at SCOOP!
Nissan Americas Communications Exec Receives UT Accomplished Alumni Award Travis Parman (BS/PR ’94), director of corporate communications for Nissan Americas and a graduate of the College of Communication and Information returned to campus on Thursday, Feb. 19, to talk with students about careers in public relations and to receive a UT Accomplished Alumni Award. Find out more
Tyler Summitt (BA/CS ’13) Highlighted on National News Tyler Summitt (BA/CS ’13), head coach of the Louisiana Tech Women’s basketball team, was featured in a story on NBC’s Nightly News on Feb. 15, 2015 for his early success as a head coach. In 2014, he was honored as the School of Communication Studies Alumnus of the Year. View the segment
Faculty/Staff News: Caudill, Haley, Hoy, Legg, Fall, Nelson, Smith Read the latest news about JEM Professor Ed Caudill, AdvPR Professors Eric Haley and Mariea Hoy, JEM Associate Professor Bob Legg, AdvPR Associate Professor Lisa Fall, Lecturer Rochelle Nelson and WUTK General Manager Benny Smith. Find out more
Y-12 Leader Recognizes CCI Student for Outreach Project Dave Beck, Y-12 vice president of program integration and operating officer of Oak Ridge High School’s (ORHS) Blankenship Field Revitalization Foundation, came to CCI on Feb. 11 to recognize Communication and Information Master’s student Sara Erdner. Find out more
5 Tips for Building a Family Safety Plan for Weather Emergencies PR Associate Professor Beth Avery provides some very timely tips for weather emergency preparations. Find out more