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April 8, 2016

Friday, April 8, 2016                                                                            

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Congratulations to Sejin Park for successfully completing and defending his dissertation, “Development and validation of a crisis self-efficacy scale.” Also, thanks to his dissertation committee chair Associate Professor Beth Avery Foster and his other committee members: Associate Professor Michael Palenchar, Assistant Professor Abby Levenshus, and Associate Professor Jennifer Morrow (CEHHS).


Assistant Professor Wade Bishop, Associate Professor Bharat Mehra, and Robert Partee, (SIS Master’s student) had their article, “The role of rural public libraries in small business development,” published in Public Library Quarterly.


Howard Distinguished Professor Stuart N. Brotman is an invited speaker on rural broadband development at the annual conference of the Information and Telecommunications Education and Research Association (ITERA) April 8 – 10, 2016 in Louisville, Kentucky.

Associate Professor Erin Whiteside’s article, “Politics in the toy box: Sports reporters, Native American mascots, and the roadblocks preventing change,” was published in the International Journal of Sport Communication.

Whiteside and CCI doctoral student Dawn Corwin presented a paper, “Gender politics in the age of girl power: A framing analysis of Title IX’s fortieth anniversary,” at the 2016 meeting of the International Association of Communication and Sport.

Whiteside was also a plenary panel speaker at the same meeting. The panel, “Whither art thou, communication and sport,” included four panelists speaking about the status and future of the field. Whiteside’s talk was called “Finding our activist voices.” 



April 11

CCI, ADPR, & JEM Honors Convocation

April 14

Photographer George Holz

April 15

CCI Spring Board of Visitors Meeting, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

April 29

Last Day of Classes

April 29

CCI Faculty/Staff Meeting, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

May 2

Communication Studies Student Awards Ceremony

May 2

Study Day

May 3 – 10

Final Exams

May 12

CCI Commencement, 11:30 a.m., Thompson-Boling Arena (TBA)

May 12

UT Graduate Hooding Ceremony, 7 p.m., TBA

May 13

SIS Hooding Ceremony, 10 a.m., Carousel Theater

May 30

Memorial Day


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