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October 12, 2018

Friday, October 12, 2018                                                                                    

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Professor Beth Avery Foster’s article, “The effects of community size, control over agenda, and contextual variables on Zika virus preparation of public information officers at local public health departments,” was accepted for publication in the Journal of International Crisis & Risk Communication Research.

Doctoral student Minsoo Kim and Professor Candace White presented a paper, “Examining relationships among cultural factors and expectations of corporate social responsibility,” at the European Public Relations Education and Research Association (Eurprera) on Sept. 28 in Aarhus, Denmark.


Assistant Professor DJ Woo and P. Leonardi’s (U. of Calif., SB) article, “Breaking into collaboration: Communicative strategies for gaining entry when you are not invited,” was published in the Journal of Communication,  

Woo also had her article, “Reconceptualizing interorganizational collaborations as tensile structures: Implications of conveners’ proactive tension management,” published in Communication Monographs,


Professor Bharat Mehra, doctoral student Everette Scott Sikes, and Associate Professor Vandana Singh’s co-authored short paper, “Information technology use behaviors of community-engaged rural librarians: A future beyond the theory-practice discourse to integrate impact,” was accepted for presentation at the 2018 Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) Special Interest Group Information Needs, Seeking and Use (SIGUSE) Symposium, in Vancouver, Canada, November 10-14, 2018.

In addition, Mehra

  • is serving as an invited member/mentor on the ASIS&Tdoctoral colloquium committee;
  • was invited to join the advisory board of the IMLS grant project, Transforming Libraries into Community Anchors in Rural Texas (TLCART), awarded to the Texas Woman’s University in partnership with the Texas Library Association;
  • has agreed to serve on the panel “Libraries as community anchors: Transforming rural communities” during the Texas Library Association 2019 annual conference in April.


Howard Distinguished Professor Stuart N. Brotman was quoted in an October 1 Communications Daily interview regarding the Department of Justice appeal of California’s net neutrality law.

WUTK has two fundraising events in October and November, both will include prizes and give aways:

  • October 24, 2018 – Bearden Beer Market presents WUTK Pint Night Wednesday, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Each pint sold benefits the station. 4524 Old Kingston Pike. Family and dog friendly courtyard.
  • November 13, 2018 – Sunspot restaurant will hold its sixth annual WUTK Beer Dinner, from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. The five-course dinner will include a craft beer pairing. 2200 Cumberland Avenue.


October 19

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

November 8

Mic/Nite, Relix Variety Theatre, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

November 9

Fall CCI Board of Visitors Meeting 10 a.m.– 4:30 p.m.

November 9

CCI Awards & Scholarship Donor Appreciation Banquet, Holiday Inn World’s Fair Park, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

November 10

CCI Alumni Tailgate, CCI Patio 3 hrs. prior to UT vs. Kentucky kickoff

November 22 – 23

Thanksgiving Holidays – UT Closed

November 30

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

December 4

Last Day of Classes

December 5

CCI Faculty/Staff Holiday Party (& Study Day)

December 6-7 & 10-13

Final Exams

December 13

UTK Graduate Hooding, Thompson-Boling Arena

December 14

UTK Fall Commencement, Thompson-Boling Arena

December 24 – 28

Winter Holiday – UT Closed


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