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November/December 2018

Rick Hutzell Winners
CCI Alum Hutzell Named TIME Person of the Year & Editor of the Year
Richard (Rick) Hutzell (MS/C&I ’83) was among the journalists selected as TIME’s Person of the Year. Hutzell is editor of the Annapolis, Maryland Capital Gazette. On June 28, five of Hutzell’s colleagues were shot and killed as they worked in the newsroom. TIME selected journalists from around the world that have shown courage in the face of adversity during 2018 as Person of the Year. Hutzell has also been selected to receive the National Press Foundation’s Benjamin C. Bradlee Editor of the Year Award. Find out more.
2018 CCI Alumni Award Winners
CCI Honors School/Program Alumni and Faculty
The College of Communication & Information honored a notable graduate from each of its five schools/programs and five faculty members during its annual Awards and Scholarship Donor Appreciation Banquet on Friday, November 9, 2018 at the Holiday Inn World’s Fair. “We are proud to recognize these alumni for their outstanding career accomplishments and service to their respective communities,” said CCI Dean Mike Wirth. “It was a privilege to welcome them back to campus to acknowledge and honor them for everything they have achieved!” Find out more.
LGF Emmy Nomination
JEM’s Land Grant Films, Students Receive Emmy Nomination
Welcome Home Brother, a film created by two recent UT graduates as part of JEM’s Land Grant Films’ Defender of Dreams documentary series, received a nomination in the topical documentary category of the Midsouth Regional Emmys. “The news of our recent Emmy nomination is very exciting. I am so thankful for those who appeared in our film and everyone at Land Grant who helped us along the way,” said Tim Morris (BS/JEM ’17), who along with Isaac Fowler (BS/JEM ’18) directed Welcome Home Brother. “When we made this documentary, we never expected it to go as far as it has gone. We are just extremely blessed.” Find out more.
Letter of Thanks Editor-in-Chief Signs Off With Letter of Thanks Editor-in-Chief Lexie Little (BS/JEM ’18) shared a final message of thanks before graduating from CCI and UT. When Oscar Wilde lay on his death bed, he purportedly said of the hideous wallpaper in his room, “Either it goes, or I do.” I told the University of Tennessee either the construction goes, or I do. Looks like I’m going. After two decades as a Tennessee Volunteer fan, I shall soon also identify as a University of Tennessee alumna. Before I don the cap and gown, I want to share some final thoughts. Find out more.
Carolyn Hank
Hank Presents at Fall 2018 Mic/Nite
Information Sciences Assistant Professor Carolyn Hank represented CCI at the November 8, 2018 UT Mic/Nite with her talk, “Dead, Dormant, Zoetic: Modeling the Blog Lifecycle.” Find out more.
2018 Fall BOV Meeting
CCI Board of Visitors Develops Action Ideas
The fall meeting of CCI’s Board of Visitors took place on November 9, 2018. To kick off the fall meeting, board members heard from six CCI undergraduate student leaders who talked about their experiences at UT, and about their involvement with student organizations, internships, study abroad and other forms of experiential learning. Find out more.
2018 CCI Tailgate
CCI Tailgate Reunites Alums
On November 10, CCI hosted its annual tailgate three hours prior to the UT/Kentucky kickoff. The tailgate provided the perfect opportunity for alumni and their families to visit the Communications Building, enjoy lunch, socialize with old college friends and CCI faculty, staff and administrators, and check out new/upgraded CCI facilities. Find out more.
SIS Alumna’s Quest to Make Reading Accessible
Imagine wanting to read a great classic, but being unable to see the words. Or knowing that your favorite author released a new book, but your hands shake too much due to a medical condition, and you can’t hold a book still enough to consume it. Or consider a quadraplegic, who hopes to read the next book in their favorite series, but is unable to turn the pages. Find out more.
SCOOP Women's Issue
SCOOP: “The Women’s Issue”
The most recent edition of SCOOP magazine, “The Women’s Issue,” is available in electronic form. As the title suggests, the issue has a number of stories exploring different topics focused on women. “Media Mavens in Knoxville” is a story by JEM master’s student Jared Sebby about former UT students making a name for themselves in the local media market. To read this story and others in the Spring 2018 SCOOP, Find out more.
November/December 2018 Faculty/Staff News
Faculty/Staff News
Read the latest news about CCI faculty & staff CS Assistant Professor DJ Woo, SIS Professor Bharat Mehra and staff member Donna Silvey. Find out more.
Alumni News
Alumni News
Read the latest news about Malorie Cunningham (BS/JEM ’14), Alexia Poe (BS/JEM 95), and Alan Wilson (BS/JEM ’80). Find out more.
The New Class Notes
CCI Class Notes
Class Notes for November/December 2018 can be seen at

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