CCI honored a notable graduate from each of its schools and programs at its annual awards and scholarship donor appreciation banquet on Friday, October 13. CCI’s 2017 faculty award winners were also recognized at the event. “CCI alumni provide significant contributions to their organizations and communities,” said CCI Dean Mike Wirth. “It is an honor and privilege to annually recognize the accomplishments of some of our best graduates.” Find out more
Australia and Beyond: Study Abroad Enriches CCI Students 14 CCI students spent spring semester 2017 studying abroad in Sydney, Australia. The students, all part of CCI’s Global Scholars Program, studied intercultural communication with UT Communication Studies Associate Professor Laura Miller; learned about the history and culture of Australia as part of a course taught by a faculty member from the University of Sydney; and completed eight week long, full-time internships with Australian companies and organizations. Find out more.
CCI Thanks Scholarship Donors As part of the October 13 CCI Awards and Scholarship Donor Appreciation Banquet held at the Knoxville Marriott, CCI and student scholarship recipients thanked all of the college’s scholarship donors. Find out more.
CCI Field Trips Connect Students with Alumni and Professionals This fall CCI students took field trips to Atlanta, Nashville and Cincinnati to meet with CCI alumni and working professionals. A total of 56 CCI students participated in the field trips along with 11 faculty members and 13 CCI alumni. Find out more.
CCI Job and Internship Fair Hosts 46 Employers Professional representatives, including many CCI alumni, from broadcast stations, cable and internet programmers, retail and sales businesses, government agencies, sports teams and many more came to CCI’s annual Job and Internship Fair on October 25 in Thompson Boling Arena. A total of 258 students participated (4 graduate students, 121 seniors, 70 juniors, 37 sophomores and 26 freshmen.) Find out more.
SCOOP Returns! The JEM’s Magazine Industry Workshop (JREM 415) returned to CCI with a splash by producing a new issue of SCOOP, which features a series of articles examining several aspects of diversity at UT. The cover story, “A Conversation with Chancellor Beverly J. Davenport,” is a revealing and insightful article about UT Knoxville’s first female chancellor and the changes alumni can expect to see in the future under her leadership. Find out more.
CCI alumni, friends, faculty and staff gathered for CCI’s annual tailgate party on the patio overlooking Neyland Stadium and the Tennessee River three hours prior to the noon kickoff of the October 14 UT/South Carolina game. The annual tailgate is open to all CCI alumni and their families. “Our patio provides the perfect place to hold these gatherings,” said CCI Dean Mike Wirth. “I encourage all CCI alumni to attend next year’s tailgate three hours prior to the UT/Kentucky kickoff on November 10, 2018.” CCI Board of Visitors: The Fall 2017 meeting of the CCI Board of Visitors (BOV) took place on Friday, October 13 in the Scripps Convergence Lab with 28 of 36 BOV members in attendance (see http://www.cci.utk.edu/bovdirectory).
UT held its Join the Journey Campaign Kickoff Gala on September 22 in downtown Knoxville to officially launch its $1.1 billion capital campaign (see TN Today story). As part of the festivities, CCI’s Peyton Manning (BA/CS ’97), honorary chair of the campaign, addressed the gala attendees. Manning and Alan Wilson (BS/JEM ’80) are members of the 14 person campaign committee (see UTK Journey page). The campaign began with a silent phase in January of 2012 with CCI’s official kickoff in November of 2016. CCI’s campaign goal is $15 million with over $12 million raised so far (see http://www.cci.utk.edu/journey). Details regarding CCI’s campaign goals and priorities can be found in the November 2016 issue of Circle Park News at CCI Kickoff Gala story.
JEM senior Justin Crawford was selected to participate in the International Television Radio Society (IRTS) Foundation two-day Multicultural Career Workshop in New York City on October 12-13. The program is for students, recent graduates, and IRTS fellows to gain relevant knowledge and insights and to help identify entry-level job opportunities. A firsthand account of Crawford’s IRTS experience is provided below. “Day one was filled with guest speakers, panelists, and keynotes from top networks including Disney ABC Television Group, NBCUniversal, Viacom, and many more. They shared their stories and experiences and conveyed the importance and impact of IRTS on young professionals.
Student News Read the latest news about CCI students Tim Morris, Isaac Fowler, Isaac Ward, Abby Bower and Brock Zych and the CCI Ad Club. Find out more
Faculty News Read the latest news about CCI professors Courtney Childers, Diane Kelly, Devendra Potnis and Sam Swan. Find out more
Alumni News Read the latest news about Monica Abbott (BA/CS ’08), Alexandra Harper (BS/JEM ’15) , Amy Hurd (MS/C&I ’85), Traci Topham (BS/JEM ’84) and Mary Beth West (BS/PR ’94). Find out more