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Circle Park News: January 2016


Sunday February 7, VFL and CCI alum Peyton Manning will quarterback the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50. What is your favorite Peyton moment? Tweet your answer using #CCIPeyton.

Professor Catherine Luther

JEM Names New Director

Catherine Luther, who served as CCI associate dean for academic programs (January 2010 – July 2015), has been appointed as the new director of the School of Journalism and Electronic Media. She will assume her new position on July 1, 2016 when current JEM Director Peter Gross returns to the faculty after serving ten years as director. Find out more

Ad Club Caught in NYC Storm | Dean Rice: The Faces of Syrian Refugees | WUTK: Top Radio Station – Again! | CCI Again Part of EcoCAR Team | Learning is Branching Out | Positive Dividends from Faculty Leaves | Alumni News | Faculty News | Student News | Five Tips

NYC trip 2016
Ad Club Caught in NYC Storm
Everything about this year’s Ad Club Field Trip to New York City was perfect until winter storm Jonas blew into NYC on Friday night, shutting down the city and its airports. The winter storm made the return trip to Knoxville a difficult but unforgettable odyssey. Find out more
Dean Rice with Syrian Child
Dean Rice: The Faces of Syrian Refugees
In May of 2015, Knox County Mayor Chief of Staff Dean Rice (BA/CS ’94) captured remarkable photographic images of Syrian children during his visit to the Zaatari Refugee Camp in the Jordanian desert and with orphaned children in Amman, Jordan. Find out more
WUTK: Top Radio Station – Again
For the tenth straight year, WUTK 90.3 The Rock has been voted “Knoxville’s Best Radio Station.” The voting has been conducted by local independent newspapers each year with the Knoxville Daily Sun recently reporting its 2015 results. See the full article at Knoxville Daily Sun.
CCI Again Part of EcoCAR Team
UT’s EcoCAR3 team held a “Starting Line Ceremony” to unveil the General Motors donated 2016 Chevrolet Camaro which will be redesigned and rebuilt as a hybrid vehicle. EcoCAR3 Communications Manager Emily King, a first year communication and information (C&I) Master’s student concentrating on public relations, was in charge of organizing the event and served as its MC. Find out more
Learning is Branching Out
The advertising campaigns capstone course taught by ADPR Associate Professor Courtney Childers was highlighted in a recent Tennessee Today article. The series features experiential learning opportunities at UT. Read the article at
Alumni News
Positive Dividends from Faculty Leaves
Faculty professional development leave awards allow the University of Tennessee to strategically invest in its faculty members. Two recent examples from CCI are JEM Professor Ed Caudill and ADPR Professor Sally McMillan. Find out more
Alumni News
Alumni News: Clark, Costa, Cowgill, Driver, Flenniken
Read the latest news about Agenia Clark, Mike Costa, Fred Cowgill, Shannon Driver, and Robin Flenniken. Find out more
Faculty News
Faculty News
Read the latest news about JEM Howard Distinguished Professor Stuart Brotman and CS Assoicate Professor Courtney Wright. Find out more
Student News
Student News: Dempsey, Fish
Two CCI students are among the twelve students traveling to San Francisco as part of the Big Orange Combine. They will get hands-on experience working at Super Bowl 50. Find out more
5 Tips
Five Tips from You!
The Five Tips articles included at the conclusion of most editions of Circle Park News are among the most read. As an experiment, we are going to ask you our readers to contribute tips on specific topics from time to time.
For the first reader inspired Five Tips article, we would like your tips on how to transition to a management role. Many employers express frustration at the “ramp-up” time it takes for an employee to adjust to a management role from a front-line position. Described by Ken Blanchard as the “enthusiastic beginner,” we are confident our alumni have some great tips for making this career transition more productive and less painful.
Submit your “transitioning to a management role tips” to; maximum 60 words.

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