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June 2019

Information Sciences Launches New Undergraduate Major

The University of Tennessee will launch the state’s first bachelor’s degree program in Information Sciences in the fall. The major will have two areas of concentration: (1) user experience design and (2) data, information management, and analytics. Read more about the program


2019 CCI Commencement Highlights

Interim chancellor Wayne T. Davis conferred degrees for 257 CCI spring graduates during the May ceremonies at Thompson–Boling Arena. Chairman of Pinnacle Financial Partners Martha S. “Missy” Wallen delivered the commencement address.

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CCI Outstanding Graduates: What’s Next?

Every graduate has that next step ahead, whether walking across the stage means a journey toward further education or the launching point of a career. The outstanding graduates from each CCI school and major discuss their future plans and how the college prepared them for what’s ahead.

Read more about our graduates


McKellar to Narrate Imagination Library Documentary

Author and actress Danica McKeller will narrate The Library That Dolly Built, the first feature-length documentary about Dolly Parton’s book gifting program, The Imagination Library, produced by Land Grant Films in the School of Journalism and Electronic Media.

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Turning a Video Game Hobby into a Career

Nicholas Bashore (JEM ‘16) has turned his passion for gaming into a career. As senior community manager for Skillshot Media, he is a “jack of all trades,” handling events, social media, community engagement, and more.

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Ladd Receives Marcellus Turner Scholarship to Travel to ALA

Information Sciences master’s student Lisa Ladd is the 2019 Marcellus Turner Student Travel Scholarship Award winner, and she’s thrilled that it will fund her trip to the American Library Association Conference in Washington, D.C., this month.

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Roessner Preserves, Celebrates American Media History

JEM Associate Professor Amber Roessner is combining her passion for sports, history and social issues into her work inside and outside the classroom.

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Traveling the Paths of Information Sciences

Shelving assistant, library branch manager, business analyst and now, director of product development – these are some of the job titles Information Sciences master’s graduate Donna George (SIS ’01), has held throughout her career. 

Learn more about Donna’s career