Circle Park News: March 2021
The College of Communication and Information will host the 13th annual CCI Experience Diversity Banquet virtually April 9 at 7 p.m. Civil Rights Pioneer Theotis Robinson Jr. will serve as the keynote speaker, and two individuals who have made outstanding contributions to diversity and inclusion will be presented with the 2021 CCI Diversity Award: Yassin Terou, owner of Yassin’s Falafel House in Knoxville, and Tyvi Small, UT Knoxville Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Engagement.
Letter from the Dean
Dear CCI Community,
As a follow up to the UTK Office of Diversity and Engagement’s/UTK … Read more “Circle Park News: March 2021”
JEM Students Earn Accolades from 2021 South East Journalism Conference
Students from the UT School of Journalism and Electronic Media walked away with multiple awards in South East Journalism Conference competition. Winners were announced March 26.
Best of the South awards are given for a body of journalistic work completed in the past academic year in competition with 30 SEJC member colleges and universities.
Alumnus Noah Taylor placed fifth in Best Sports Writer category. Taylor is sports editor for the Lafollette Press in Campbell County, Tennessee.
Alumna Gabriela Szymanowska won three awards: sixth place in Best News Writer, fifth place in Best Press Photographer, and fourth place in Special Events … Read more “JEM Students Earn Accolades from 2021 South East Journalism Conference”
2021 BEA Distinguished Education Service Award (DESA) Presented to Dean Wirth
Washington, D.C. – Dr. Michael O. Wirth, Professor and Dean of the College of Communication & Information at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has been named the 2021 Broadcast Education Association’s Distinguished Education Service Award (DESA) winner.
An internationally known expert in the field of cable telecommunication and broadcast economics, law and management, Dr. Wirth has conducted research under grants from a number of organizations, including the National Science Foundation and the National Association of Broadcasters. He was the first Guest Professor from the United States to the School of Journalism and Communication at Renmin University in Beijing, China (1997), … Read more “2021 BEA Distinguished Education Service Award (DESA) Presented to Dean Wirth”
Dr. Michael Hoefges Passes Away
Dr. Michael Hoefges, who taught from 2001-03 in the Department of Advertising (now the School of Advertising and Public Relations), died March 9 at age 61. He had served as an associate professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill since 2003.
Yassin Terou, Tyvi Small to be Honored with 2021 CCI Diversity Awards
The College of Communication and Information will host the 13th annual CCI Experience Diversity Banquet virtually Friday, April 9 at 7 p.m. You can RSVP for the event to receive a webinar invitation.
Civil Rights Pioneer Theotis Robinson Jr. will serve as the keynote speaker, and two individuals who have made outstanding contributions to diversity and inclusion will be presented with the 2021 CCI Diversity Award: Yassin Terou, owner of Yassin’s Falafel House in Knoxville, and Tyvi Small, UT Knoxville Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Engagement.
The theme of this year’s event is “Rise … Read more “Yassin Terou, Tyvi Small to be Honored with 2021 CCI Diversity Awards”
Inside CCI: March 8, 2021
Chancellor Donde Plowman and the University of Tennessee have announced plans for spring commencement. CCI’s ceremony will be held at Neyland Stadium on May 8 at 10 a.m. with the College of Architecture and Design, College of Social Work, and Tickle College of Engineering.
Advisor Lexi Hartley and Sonia D. Hayes’ (Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, University of Tennessee) book chapter, “Because they are worth it: Utilizing servant leadership to increase first generation college persistence,” was accepted for publication in Case Studies in Leadership and Adult Development: Applying Theoretical Perspectives to Real World Challenges.
Advertising & Public… Read more “Inside CCI: March 8, 2021”
Circle Park News: February 2021
The 10th UT Social Media Week will be held virtually today through Thursday. Sessions are sponsored by the four schools in CCI. This year’s event covers a range of topics from women in sports journalism to the use of the social media platforms by both social justice and extremism movements to the music and entertainment industry’s response to the pandemic.
Adam Brown (AD, ’94), executive strategist at Salesforce, will serve as the keynote speaker about the future of marketing, and Ed Patterson (PR ’89), managing director, global head of public relations for State … Read more “Circle Park News: February 2021”
Anu Garg, Renowned Expert on the Origin of Words, Will Give 27th Hill Lecture Virtually
Anu Garg, world-famous expert on the origin of words, will speak about “Language Myths & Hoaxes: A Humorous Look at Language Misconceptions” when he delivers the 27th Alfred and Julia Hill Lecture at the University of Tennessee. The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place virtually via Zoom on Tuesday, March 23, at 8 p.m.
Garg is the founder of Wordsmith.org. He writes a daily column on the origin of words—a word a day—for an online community of some 400,000 word lovers in 170 countries, now in its 27th year. Garg is the author … Read more “Anu Garg, Renowned Expert on the Origin of Words, Will Give 27th Hill Lecture Virtually”
2021 UT Social Media Week
The College of Communication and Information will host the 10th annual UT Social Media Week virtually Feb. 23-25. This year’s event features eight sessions exploring communication topics in social media from women in sports journalism to the use of the platforms by both social justice and extremism movements.
Adam Brown (AD, ’94), executive strategist at Salesforce, will serve as the keynote speaker Feb. 25 at 6 p.m. with the presentation “NOT WORKING: Why 2010s Marcom Skills Won’t Be Successful in 2021 and How the Shift from ‘Right-Brain’ to ‘Left-Brain’ Marketing Reinforces the Responsibility of Ensuring Marketing Equality.”
See the UT … Read more “2021 UT Social Media Week”
Four CCI Alumni Honored in Knox.Biz 40 Under 40
CCI alumni Ellie Amador (BS/PR ’04, MS/C&I ’10), Kathryn Hemphill (BS/PR ’09), Drew Rutherford (BS/PR ’10), and Ashley Saunders (BA/CS ’10) were named to the annual Knox.Biz 40 Under 40 Awards.
The Knoxville News Sentinel released interviews with all 40 award winners to start 2021. Read more about our alumni at the links below.
Ellie Amador is the Director of Marketing for the University of Tennessee System and has been working in university system communications since 2007. She is a breast cancer survivor, and her experiences have motivated her to be involved in the Susan G. Komen Foundation of East … Read more “Four CCI Alumni Honored in Knox.Biz 40 Under 40”