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Category Archives: Circle Park News


Haley, White Named DeForrest Jackson Professors

Professors Eric Haley and Candace White are the next recipients of the School of Advertising and Public Relations’ DeForrest Jackson Professorship. Read More


Rentsch Teaches Stress Reduction to Hospital Students, Employees

Communication Studies Professor Joan Rentsch and David Patterson of the College of Social Work are leading weekly sessions in mindfulness-based stress reduction with medical residents and employees at the University of Tennessee Medical Center. Read More


UT Today Moves Weekly Show Online

When spring semester classes moved online after spring break, School of Journalism and Electronic Media lecturer Melissa Greene-Blye was not sure … Read more “Circle Park News: May 2020”


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.

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CCI Outstanding Graduates: What’s Next?

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