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Circle Park News: October 2015

Innovative Donors | Speech Anxiety | Job Fair | Singh MicNite | Alumni News | Faculty News | Student News | 5 Tips

Three CCI Alumni Recognized with UTK Alumni Board Awards

Cheek Wilson
Three CCI alumni were among the 19 honored by the UTK Alumni Board at its October 2, 2015 awards dinner held in Knoxville at the Knoxville Convention Center. Alan Wilson (BS/JEM ’80) received UTK’s highest alumni honor, the Distinguished Alumnus Award. Rachel Ramsey Cruze (BA/CS ‘10) and Rich Middlemas (BS/JEM ‘97) received the UTK Alumni Promise Award. Find out more

More CCI News

Sharrar
Innovative Donors Provide Research Support
A gift to CCI from Gloria Sharrar (MS/IS ’82), retired senior vice president of technology & operations for Bank of America, and her husband Dave (MAC ’79), provides the funding to establish the Sharrar iPro Intern Program for Information Science master’s students to obtain real world information professional experience. Find out more
Speech Anxiety
Guiding Speech Anxious Students to Success
In order to help students with high speech anxiety cope with this issue, Communication Studies Senior Lecturer Suzy Prentiss teaches two special sections of CMST 240 Business and Professional Communication every semester. She also designed, with help from OIT, an open access website and assessment tool (SAAT) that offers insight and tips for managing speech anxiety, http://myfops.cci.utk.edu.
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Job Fair
2015 CCI Job and Internship Fair
Forty-five employers took advantage of the opportunity to meet and recruit students at the annual CCI Job and Internship Fair orchestrated by CCI Director of Internationalization and Outreach Sam Swan and CCI Center for Career Development Consultant Leslie Poynter.
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Vandana Singh
Mic/Nite 2015 Highlights CCI’s Singh
Twice a year the Office of the Provost hosts Mic/Nite. The Pecha-Kucha format is a simple lecture format where presenters show and discuss 20 images for 20 seconds each. The objective is to communicate in a simple, quick format the research work being done by UT faculty to foster a deeper appreciation for that work and to build connections for greater intellectual interaction. Find out more
Alumni News
Alumni News: Abbott, Bohan, Driver, James, Frey, John
Read the latest news about Scott Abbott, David Bohan, Shannon Driver, Freddy James, Valerie Frey and Sharon John. Find out more
Faculty News
Faculty News: Allard, Smith
Read the latest news about Suzie Allard (IS) and Steve Smith (Dean of Libraries/ IS Adjunct). Find out more
Student News
Student News: Rich, Safren, Provost-Heron, Cather, CCI Land Ambassadors
Read the latest news about Allie Rich, Anna Safren, Troy Provost-Heron, Hannah Cather and the CCI Land Ambassadors. .
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Suzy Prentiss
5 Tips for Managing Speech Anxiety
CS Senior Lecturer Suzy Prentiss (PhD/C&I ’02) offers tips for managing speech anxiety. Find out more

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