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April 24, 2015

Friday, April 24, 2015                                                                          

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Associate Professor Lisa Fall made three conference presentations at the 85th Annual Southern States Communication Association in Tampa. She earned a top paper award in the Communication Theory Division: “Application of 21st century communication theory: The arts and craft of parasocial interaction via a grass roots community relations event.” The paper was co-authored with Dr. Chuck Lubbers (U. of South Dakota) and Amanda Andrews (MS/C&I ’13).



Associate Professor Courtney Wright and co-PI Abbas Rashidi (COE) received a $24,993 grant from the Engineering Information Foundation (EIF).  The title of their project is “ComCon” summit: Innovative professional workshop series to enhance communication skills pertinent to construction engineering students.”



Assistant Professor Rachel Fleming-May’s article, “Humanities librarians and virtual verse: Changing collections and user services for online literature” (co-authored with University of Illinois English and Digital Humanities Librarian Harriett Green) has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Academic Librarianship

In January, Fleming-May and Green presented a paper, “Virtual verse in the library: New forms of scholarly communication,” at the 2015 Modern Languages Association (MLA) Conference. They will present another paper, “Capturing virtual verse:  A needs assessment on access and preservation of online-only literature,” this summer at the 2015 Digital Humanities Conference in Sydney, Australia.

In March, Fleming-May and Green presented a poster, “Capturing virtual verse:  A needs assessment on access and preservation of online-only literature,” at the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) 2015 Conference in Portland, Oregon.



Professor Sam Swan conducted an external review of U. of North Alabama’s Department of Communication during the week of April 20. He also presented a keynote lecture on Press Freedom in Transition Countries-Impact of International Media Training for their Freedom of the Press Month observance.




Apr. 27

CS Student Awards Convocation

Apr. 28

CCI Faculty Meeting with Chancellor Cheek & Provost Martin

May 7

UT Graduate Hooding

May 8

CCI Commencement

May 8

SIS Hooding Ceremony


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