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Circle Park News: September 2018

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September 2018

2018 Alumni Award Winners
Three with Ties to CCI Receive UT Alumni Awards
The UT Knoxville Alumni Board held its annual Alumni Awards celebration on Friday, September 7, 2018. Among the 2018 UT alumni award recipients were three with ties to CCI. Chris Grabenstein (BS/JEM ’77 & an emeritus member of CCI’s Board of Visitors) received the Distinguished Alumnus Award. Erin Hauck (BS/AD ’07) received the Alumni Promise Award. Gregory Cox (BS/BA ’95; MS/Acct. ’96 & a current member of CCI’s Board of Visitors) received the Alumni Service Award. Find out more.
DI Week 2018
CCI’s Diversity & Inclusion Week 2018 Recap
The College of Communication and Information’s ninth annual Diversity and Inclusion Week, September 24-27, featured two keynote sessions including the Monday night keynote with Alison Bethel McKenzie, executive director of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ). Bethel McKenzie, set the tone for the week by outlining SPJ’s efforts to educate, inform and uphold the SPJ Code of Ethics within the profession while dealing with the many challenges facing the news media in today’s hostile environment. She also stressed the importance of the U.S. Constitution’s First Amendment and the critical role journalism plays in a democratic society. Find out more.
Andrews Capps and others
JEM Student Documents ‘Hate in America’
As part of the national Carnegie-Knight News21 initiative headquartered at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, UT senior and Knoxville native Andrew Capps spent seven months interviewing experts, attorneys, and victims about their experiences with hate crimes across America. Find out more.
Land Grant crew with Dolly Parton
100 Million Stories
Story by JEM graduate student Lindsey Owen. When I chose to pursue my master’s degree in journalism and electronic media at UT, I wanted all the experience I could get, so I enrolled in Associate Professor Nick Geidner’s graduate class, Advanced Reporting Across Media. One day he walked into class and began talking about making a documentary about the 100 millionth book being given away by Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. Find out more.
CCI Freshman
Meet the Class of 2022
Numbering more than 5,200, this fall’s freshman class is the largest in recent history and is teeming with impressive students who all chose UT for different reasons. Get to know two new CCI Vols. Find out more.
CCI Freshman
Student-Made Documentaries Take Home Awards at Knox Film Festival
Two documentaries with ties to UT’s School of Journalism and Electronic Media and Land Grant Films took home awards at the 2018 Knox Film Festival. Find out more.
2018 Land Ambassadors
New Land Ambassdors Selected
The 2018-19 Land Ambassadors are ready to assist the college with student recruitment/retention, alumni relations, community outreach, and college events. The Ambassadors Program receives financial support thanks to an endowment provided by Stephen Land (BS/AD ’76) and his wife Nancy. Find out more.
Harmon Honored
Harmon Receives National Press Club Award
JEM Professor Mark Harmon received the National Press Club’s Angele Gingras Humor Award for humorous column writing in an awards ceremony at the National Press Club in Washington, DC on August 30. Competition Judges praised Harmon’s columns for “Crisp, clever writing often taking a creative look at a simple idea or detail.” Find out more.
Nicole Painter
ESPNU Gives Students Broadcast Game Experience
ESPNU came to Knoxville to telecast the UT-ETSU football game and gave fourteen JEM students the opportunity to work on a live broadcast. Find out more.
September 2018 Faculty News
Faculty News
Read the latest news about CCI faculty Mike Martinez and Erin Whiteside. Find out more.
Alumni News
Alumni News
Read the latest news about Paula Casey (BS/JEM ’75) and Bliss Zechman (BS/JEM ’17). Find out more.
The New Class Notes
CCI Class Notes
Class Notes for September 2018 can be seen at

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