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Circle Park News: February 2016

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Professor Stuart Brotman

Brotman to Receive BEA Lifetime Achievement in Scholarship Award

Stuart N. Brotman has been selected as the 2016 recipient of the Broadcast Education Association’s (BEA) Lifetime Achievement in Scholarship Award. Brotman will receive the award at BEA’s 2016 Annual Convention Awards Ceremony in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 17. Find out more

JEM Student Documentary to Air on WBIR | Cortez Appointed ALA COE Chair | Statom Receives Diversity Award | Harrington Keynotes Research Symposium | Brown to Keynote SMW 2016 | Going the Extra Mile: Childers, Wright | Alumni News | Faculty News | Student News | Five Tips

Land Grant Films
JEM Student-Produced Pregnancy & Addiction Documentary To Air on WBIR-TV
A 30-minute documentary, about the opiate epidemic in East Tennessee, produced by UT’s Land Grant Films, an extracurricular documentary journalism program housed in the School of Journalism and Electronic Media (JEM), will premiere at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 10, at the Knox County Health Department auditorium at 140 Dameron Avenue. The premiere of “Reaching Recovery: Pregnancy and Addiction in East Tennessee,” will be broadcast live on WBIR along with a panel discussion to follow. Find out more
Professor Ed Cortez
Cortez Appointed ALA Committee on Education Chair
Ed Cortez, professor and former director of the School of Information Sciences in the College of Communication and Information (CCI) at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has been appointed chair of the American Library Association (ALA) Committee on Education (COE). Cortez will take office in June 2016, after the ALA annual conference.
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Lelan Statom - 2016 Diversity Award
Statom Receives 2016 CCI Diversity Award
Lelan Statom (BS/JEM ’86), an Emmy-award winning meteorologist with NewsChannel 5 in Nashville and co-host of Talk of the Town, the station’s top-rated talk show, received the 2016 CCI Diversity Award on February 19 at the eighth annual CCI Experience Diversity Banquet held at Bearden Banquet Hall in Knoxville. Find out more
Research Symposium
Harrington Keynotes CCI Research Symposium
“Engaged Research: Communities, Communication, Information” was the theme for the College of Communication and Information’s (CCI) thirty-eighth annual Research Symposium held on Wednesday, February 24, 2016. Nancy Grant Harrington, professor of communication and associate dean for research in the College of Communication and Information at the University of Kentucky, delivered this year’s keynote, “Rethinking Risk: Prospect Theory Application in Health Message Design.”
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Adam Brown
Salesforce’s Brown to Keynote UT Social Media Week
Adam Brown (BS/ADV ’94), executive strategist for Salesforce ExactTarget Marketing Cloud, will be the keynoter at this year’s UT Social Media Week, March 28-31 in the UT Communications Building. Brown and his Salesforce team deliver integrated social marketing strategy to customers and work with product teams to develop marketing products and solutions.
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Childers and Wright
Going the Extra Mile: Childers, Wright
Faculty Appreciation Week 2016 at the University of Tennessee highlighted two CCI associate professors: Courtney Childers (ADPR) and Courtney Wright (CS). See the Tennessee Today article for details about the experiential learning opportunities they have incorporated into their teaching and research. Find out more
Alumni News
Alumni News: Baker, Fraser, Patterson
Read the latest news about Erick Baker, Brooke Fraser and Susan Patterson. Find out more
Faculty News
Faculty News
Read the latest news about the “Teach a Man to Fish” documentary, JEM Director-elect Catherine Luther, and Director of Internationalization and Outreach Sam Swan’s workshop for Croatian students assisted by four other CCI faculty members. Find out more
Student News
Student News: Bowles, Carr, Condrone, Harris, Perez, Rich and Safren
Darrell Bowles, Jessica Carr, Chandler Condrone, Kaylyn Harris, Andrea Perez, Allie Rich and Anna Safren all have news to share.
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5 Tips
Five Tips for Planning a Staycation
Advertising and Public Relations Associate Professor Lisa Fall has conducted research on a number of topics including travel and tourism, vacation marketing and business communications. In this edition of Circle Park News she has provided five tips for planning a staycation. Check out her tips at Five tips for February

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