2016 CCI Diversity and Inclusion Week to Feature Talk by Scripps Executive
Scripps Networks Interactive human resources executive Alaka Williams will deliver the keynote address for the College of Communication and Information’s seventh annual Diversity and Inclusion Week, September 26-29, at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Williams’ talk begins at 5:45 p.m. on Wednesday, September 28, in McClung Museum Auditorium in Circle Park. The event is free and open to the public. Find out more
News21 Fellow Gilmore Reflects on “Voting Wars” JEM senior Taylor Gilmore returned to campus this Fall after spending her summer as a News21 fellow alongside top journalism students from across the country. The 2016 News21 project, “Voting Wars,” focused on US voter access and participation. Find out more.
CCI IRTS Student Fellow’s Big Apple Summer Experience Chandler Condrone (BS/JEM ’16) was one of 30 students selected from 1,200 applicants nationwide to participate in the International Radio and Television Society (IRTS) Foundation’s summer fellowship program in New York. Condrone completed an internship at Bloomberg LP as part of his fellowship expereince.Find out more.
Alumni: Mark Nagi
Mark Nagi (MS/C&I ’96), Community Relations Officer for the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT), spent 15 years working as a sportscaster. Find out about his latest Vol football video project.
Faculty: Stuart N. Brotman
Stuart N. Brotman, Howard Distinguished Professor of Media Management and Law and Beaman Professor, has reached an important milestone by publishing the 40th edition of his Communications Law and Practice treatise.
Student: Amelia Young CS Senior Amelia Young completed a remarkable summer internship at Seacrest Studios at Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Children’s Hospital. Find out about the celebrity visits and heart-tugging encounters with kids she experienced.
CCI Establishes an Honorary Board of Visitors CCI has formed an Honorary Board of Visitors (HBOV) and appointed Mark McNeely (BS/JEM ’70) and Mary Beth West (BS/PR ’94) as the first members of the HBOV. When fully constituted, the HBOV will consist of six members serving staggered three-year terms with two members appointed each year. Find out more.
New Members Join the CCI Board of Visitors At the November 11, 2016 CCI Board of Visitors meeting, Chair Martha S. “Missy” Wallen (’74) and Vice Chair John T. Williams (’71) will welcome four new members to the board: Gregory Cox (’95, ’96), Shannon Jamieson Driver (’99, ’11), Joe Scholz (’87), and Isaac Wright (’03). Find out more
Dean’s Summer Research Grants Thirteen CCI faculty members received Dean’s Summer Research Grants (DSRG) to conduct a broad spectrum of research projects. A brief description of the topics on which CCI faculty members’ summer research projects focused is provided in the full story including a JEM Assistant Professor’s research on Presidential photographers. Find out more
CCI Fall 2016 Comings and Goings In addition to the previously announced CCI faculty/staff changes, the following retirements, departures and new hires took place over the summer. We thank those who are retiring/departing for their service to CCI and UT, and we welcome our new hires to the CCI family! Find out more
Annual Report: Key Annual Events Each year key events are hosted by CCI to support student learning, academic research and community outreach. The annual Hill Lecture, Experience Diversity Banquet, CCI Research Symposium, Social Media Week and Diversity & Inclusion Week are all opportunities for alumni support and involvement. Find out more about these important annual events in the most current CCI Annual Report http://www.cci.utk.edu/sites/default/files/2015AnnualReportInteractive.pdf.
Alumni News: Keith, West, Wilkinson, Manning CCI Alumni Mike Keith (BS/PoliSci ’91, UT student media), Mary Beth West (BS/PR ’94), Rhian Wilkinson (BA/CS ’05) and Peyton Manning (BA/CS ’97) all have news to share. Find out more