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September 9, 2016

Friday, September 9, 2016                                                                   

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Professor Ron Taylor’s article, “Perceived effectiveness of messages promoting hand hygiene,”has been accepted for publication in the American Journal of Infection Control.  In addition, he has been awarded an SEC Travel Grant to present his research to the faculty and staff of the Department of Community Health and Family Medicine at the University of Florida, College of Medicine in Gainesville and to explore research collaborations with physicians there.

Sejin Park (PhD/C&I ’16) and Associate Professor Beth Avery Foster’s article, “Effects of celebrity endorsement and patriotism in military advertising,” was published in Journal of Promotion Management, VOL. 0,(1–15).

Avery’s article with M. Graham (PhD/C&I ’14), “Developing an integrated crisis context approach for crisis management,” has been published in Public Relations Journal, 10(1).

Avery, Graham and Park had their article, “Planning makes (closer to) perfect: Exploring United States’ local government officials’ evaluations of crisis management,” published in the Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management, 24(2).

Sejin Park (PhD/C&I ’16), Lindsey Bier (C&I doctoral candidate) and Associate Professor Michael Palenchar had their paper, “Framing a mystery: Information subsidies and media coverage of Malaysia Airlines flight 370,” accepted for publication in Public Relations Review.

Tatjana Hocke (PhD/C&I ’10) and Palenchar had their paper, “Risk bearers’ narratives following a crisis: The complexities of community identity,” accepted for publication in Public Relations Journal.

Karen Freberg (PhD/C&I ’11) and Palenchar had their edited book chapter, Augmented reality, gamification practices and wearable technology: Mobile media and crisis communication,” published in L. Austin & Y. Jin (Eds.), Social media crisis communication.



NCTE Intellectual Freedom Award Winner Matt de la Pena is presenting a lecture hosted by the Center for Children’s Young Adult Literature (CCYAL) on Monday, September 19, 2016, at 7:00 pm at Barnes & Noble, 8029 Kingston Pike. de la Pena is a New York Times bestselling author of six young adult novels and two picture books, the most recent of which, Last Stop on Market Street, won both a Newbery Medal and a Caldecott Honor Medal, both top honors in the field of children’s literature. Barnes & Noble is donating a percentage of all proceeds that day to CCYAL, and everyone is welcome to attend the lecture and the author signing following his talk. For more information on the author, visit; more about the Center is available at



September 23

CCI Faculty/Staff Meeting, Patrick Auditorium, 9:00-11:00 a.m.

September 26-29

Diversity & Inclusion Week,

October 6 – 7

UT Fall Break

November 11

CCI Board of Visitors Meeting, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

November 11

CCI Journey to the Top 25 Campaign Kickoff Gala and Awards Ceremony, Knoxville  Convention Center, 6:30 p.m.

November 12

CCI Alumni Tailgate, CCI Lobby/Patio, 3 hours prior to the UT vs. Kentucky kickoff

November 18

CCI Faculty/Staff Meeting, Patrick Auditorium, 9:00-11:00 a.m.

November 30

CCI Faculty/Staff Holiday Party

December 1

Last day of classes

December 8

UT Graduate Hooding, Thompson-Boling Arena

December 9

UT Fall Commencement, 4 p.m., Thompson-Boling Arena


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