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2020 CCI Experience Diversity Banquet

Civil rights activist, author, and historian Robert Booker received the 2020 CCI Diversity Award at the 12th annual CCI Experience Diversity Banquet on Feb. 21 at Bearden Banquet Hall. Read More


2020 UT Social Media Week
CCI hosted the ninth annual UT Social Media Week, which featured session topics ranging from disinformation in social media to marketing and branding for teams, companies, and community organizations.  Read More


Alumni Q&A – Andy Bowers (CS ’17)

Andy Bowers (CS ’17), social media manager for the Philadelphia 76ers, presented at UT Social Media Week about his NBA team’s … Read more “February 2020”


CCI Student, Alumnus Inspires Organ Donation Policy

UT employees Frankie McGinnis (MSIS Student) and Tom Satkowiak (PR ’02) advocated for an employee policy on organ donation after their respective experiences as a donor and recipient. The University’s new Laura McGinnis Policy on Organ Donation, named for Frankie’s daughter, goes into effect March 1. Read More


Booker Named CCI Diversity Award Winner

The College of Communication and Information will present civil rights activist, author, and historian Robert Booker with the 2020 CCI Diversity Award at the 12th annual CCI Experience Diversity Banquet, February 21 at 7 p.m. at Bearden Banquet Hall. … Read more “January 2020”


Documenting Life

Since Land Grant Films was founded in 2016, more than 100 students have participated in the documentary filmmaking program. It’s helped UT become known as a place where aspiring documentary journalists and long-form storytellers can hone their craft. Read More


Kelly Name iSchool Chair Elect

School of Information Sciences Director and Professor Diane Kelly was elected the incoming chair-elect of the iSchools organization, a worldwide group dedicated to advancing the information field. She will serve two years as chair-elect beginning in March 2020 followed by a two-year term as chair from 2022-2024. Read More


He wore Godzilla on

Read more “December 2019”

Baker Honored with 2019 Hileman Award

Nannette Baker, Chief Magistrate Judge for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, received the Donald G. Hileman Distinguished Alumni Award. Read the full story.


2019 CCI Alumni & Faculty Awards

Five college alumni and six members of the faculty were honored for their accomplishments at the CCI 50th Anniversary Gala. Read more about the honorees.


CCI Names Room 316 for David Bohan

CCI named Room 316 in the Communications Building for longtime Board of Visitors member and advertising leader David Bohan (BS/Business Administration ’70). Read the full story.


Four Honored

Read more “November 2019”

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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.

View the highlights


CCI Outstanding Graduates: What’s Next?

Every graduate has that next step ahead, whether … Read more “June 2019”


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2019 Chancellor’s Honors

Thirty-one CCI students and one faculty member earned 40 total awards at the annual Chancellor’s Honors Banquet, which was held April 16.

Read More About the Awards


Elizabeth Longmire: 2019 Torchbearer

Journalism and Electronic Media graduate Elizabeth Longmire, a leader behind the news desk and throughout campus, is one of seven graduating seniors named 2019 Torchbearers.

Meet Elizabeth Longmire


Alumni Feature: Ole Villadsen

When data are … Read more “May 2019”


Roessner Receives National Journalism Award

Associate Professor Amber Roessner won a national award recognizing excellence in journalism history education.

Read about her work with the Ida Initiative


ADPR Students Take Home ADDY Awards

Twelve students from the School of Advertising and Public Relations earned 43 honors at the Knoxville AAF Awards, including a Gold ADDY for Hannah Lagoski.

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Wallen to Deiver Commencement Address

Chairman of Pinnacle Financial Partners and UT graduate Martha S. “Missy” Wallen will deliver the address at the CCI commencement ceremony at Thompson-Boling Arena on May 9 at 4 p.m.

Learn more Read more “April 2019”