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Circle Park News: March 2017


Herb Howard to be Inducted in TN Radio Hall of Fame

Herb Howard
School of Journalism and Electronic Media Professor Emeritus Herb Howard will be inducted into the Tennessee Radio Hall of Fame on May 6 in Nashville (see Find out more
Roy Cooper and Bonnie Carroll
Carroll/Cooper Legacy Gift Creates SIS Distinguished Professorship
Bonnie C. Carroll and Roy H. Cooper, Jr. have crafted a legacy gift to create an endowed distinguished professorship for CCI’s School of Information Sciences. When realized, the Carroll/Cooper Endowed Distinguished Professorship will provide the CCI dean and SIS director with the funds required to attract and support a world class faculty member for the School of Information Sciences. Find out more.
Washington Post’s Achenbach Delivers Hill Lecture
Joel Achenbach, acclaimed science writer for the Washington Post, presented, “Navigating the Era of Fake News, Pseudoscience, and Bunk,” as the 25th annual Alfred and Julia Hill Lecture at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 4. See for more information).
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School of Information Sciences Retains National Rank
The School of Information Sciences was ranked 17th among all US universities by U.S. News and World Report in its latest Library & Information Studies (LIS) Graduate School rankings. SIS was also the highest ranked LIS program in the Southeastern Conference. Find out more.
CCI Students/Alumni Play Key Role in UT’s World Record Power T
Several CCI students and alumni played key roles in UT’s successful Guinness World Record Power T. It all started with third year digital producer for The Daily Beacon and JEM junior Altaf Nanavati, who created the pitch video that caught the attention of Al Roker and the NBC Today Show staff. JEM junior Tala Shatara was featured in the video. Advertising freshman Kate Luffman painted the Rock to welcome Roker. Video and Photo Director Russ Hollingsworth (BS/JEM ’86) and PR Promotions Manager Katherine Saxon (BS/PR ’10) represented CCI alums on the staff. Some other students helping with the production were JEM senior Peter Bautista, PR Senior Hayden Cheek, JEM junior Justin Crawford, PR senior Alexandria Dodson, PR senior Shelby Locke and C&I Master’s student Catherine Willis. Many faculty, staff, students and alums made it to Neyland Stadium by 5:30 a.m. to be a part of a massive Power T enabling UT to shatter the world record for the largest human letter. See the full story at:
Tennessee Today.
DSLS Students
DSLS Students Experience Chicago
Ten Diversity Student Leaders Society (DSLS) members traveled by van to Chicago, for the spring semester field trip, March 22-26. During their time in the “windy city,” DSLS students participated in six sessions on Thursday and Friday, including two with emeritus members of CCI’s Board of Visitors. These sessions provided students with invaluable professional development and networking opportunities. Find out more
Nick Geidner
Geidner’s Experiential Learning Strategies Featured at Spring 2017 Mic/Nite
JEM Assistant Professor Nick Geidner’s March 9, 2017 UT Mic/Nite presentation, “Working with community partners to create beneficial experiential-learning opportunities,” focused on how to incorporate more experiential learning into the curriculum. Find out more
Student News
Student News
Read the latest news about School of Journalism & Electronic Media students and the Hearst Journalism Awards Program. Find out more
March Faculty News
Faculty News: Bishop, Brotman, Kelly, Prentiss & Roessner
Read the latest news about CCI faculty: SIS Assistant Professor Wade Bishop, JEM Professor Stuart N. Brotman, SIS Director and Professor Diane Kelly, CS Senior Lecturer Suzy Prentiss and JEM Associate Professor Amber Roessner. Find out more
Alumni News March 2017
Alumni News: Patrick
Read the latest news about CCI alum Larry Patrick (MS/C&I ’73). Find out more
The New Class Notes
CCI Class Notes
CCI Class Notes revival and publication is here! Find out more

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