Dolly Parton to Read Bedtime Stories, UT Film Premiere Rescheduled
As the COVID-19 lockdown has millions staying at home, country music legend Dolly Parton will help kids get ready to sleep by reading them a children’s book online at bedtime. The series, Goodnight with Dolly, will air once a week beginning April 2.
The project is a response to the delayed premiere of The Library That Dolly Built, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, student-driven documentary about Parton’s Imagination Library. The film was to be screened in New York City and in theaters across the nation on April 2. The premiere has been moved to the week of September … Read more “Dolly Parton to Read Bedtime Stories, UT Film Premiere Rescheduled”
2020 CCI Research Symposium
The College of Communication & Information held its 42nd annual Research Symposium on March 2 in Patrick Auditorium and Scripps Lab Theater, highlighting research work from CCI graduate and undergraduate students and faculty.
This year’s symposium included research posters and presentations by graduate students, undergraduate seniors, faculty, and college researchers. This year’s event included a new virtual session in Scripps Lab in which students presented broad topics in Information Sciences using prepared animated videos.
The Center for Information and Communication Studies (CICS) staff coordinated the event with help from professors and graduate students throughout the college.
Research Symposium award winners … Read more “2020 CCI Research Symposium”
Scientific American’s Robin Lloyd to Give 28th Annual Hill Lecture
Robin Lloyd, a writer and editor for Scientific American and adjunct professor of science writing at New York University, will talk about “The End of Investigative Science Writing?” when she delivers the 28th annual Alfred and Julia Hill Lecture at the University of Tennessee.
The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place on Tuesday, March 31, at 8 p.m. in the College of Nursing Auditorium on the UT campus.
Lloyd has contributed to almost every realm in science journalism and media. She has been a newspaper reporter, a wire service journalist, a network online journalist, … Read more “Scientific American’s Robin Lloyd to Give 28th Annual Hill Lecture”
2020 Social Media Week: Q&A with Sookie Park (AD ’13)
Sookie Park (AD ’13) is the Director of Partnership Activation at Complexity Gaming, one of America’s premier esports organizations now headquartered in Frisco, Texas. During UT Social Media Week, she spoke on “esports and Marketing to the New Generation.”
A native of Daegu, South Korea, Park entered the traditional sports and esports industry through the Philadelphia 76ers and Dignitas, working with partners including Pepsi, Buffalo Wild Wings, and HyperX. At Complexity, she manages all partnerships … Read more “2020 Social Media Week: Q&A with Sookie Park (AD ’13)”
2020 Social Media Week: Q&A with Andy Bowers (CS ’17)
Andy Bowers (CS ’17) is the social media manager for the Philadelphia 76ers and shared his team’s approach to branding, content, and appealing to a mass audience in the session “#OnBrand.”
Bowers, a native of Elizabethton, Tennessee, interned with Tennessee Athletic Communications as a senior. He also interned with Morris Creative Group and Tombras before working as a digital and social content associate with the Atlanta Hawks.
Catch Bowers on social media @andybowers_.
What… Read more “2020 Social Media Week: Q&A with Andy Bowers (CS ’17)”
2020 UT Social Media Week
The College of Communication and Information hosted the ninth annual UT Social Media Week, February 18-20 in the Communications Building.
Sessions ranged from disinformation and misinformation on social media – an important news topic leading up to the 2020 election – to social media marketing and branding for teams, companies, and community organizations.
More than 470 students attended the six in-person events. Nine CCI Classes served as official anchor classes with students from 18 UT classes attending overall.
Student social media ambassadors took over Social Media Week accounts to engage the university community. #UTSMW2020 generated 50,000 impressions and over … Read more “2020 UT Social Media Week”
Robert Booker Named 2020 CCI Diversity Award Winner
The University of Tennessee College of Communication and Information presented civil rights activist, author, and historian Robert Booker with the 2020 CCI Diversity Award at the 12th annual CCI Experience Diversity Banquet, which was held Feb. 21 at Bearden Banquet Hall.
“The Power of Connecting” was the theme of this year’s banquet that featured dramatizations from members of the CCI Diversity Student Leaders Society on the topics of health insurance, prescription drugs, and immigration.
Booker served as the keynote speaker for the banquet and was introduced by 2009 CCI Diversity Award winner and close friend, Theotis Robinson Jr. The … Read more “Robert Booker Named 2020 CCI Diversity Award Winner”
RSVP for the CCI 50th Anniversary
Celebrate the past, present, and future of the University of Tennessee College of Communication and Information at the CCI 50th Anniversary Gala, Friday, Oct. 11, at the Knoxville Convention Center.
The event is open and free to all CCI alumni plus one guest.
The gala begins at 5:30 p.m. with cocktails, followed by faculty and alumni awards, dinner, and a program celebrating the college’s legacy. After the program, the dance floor will be open with accompanying music from Just a Few Cats.
Longtime Tennessee news anchors Anne Holt Blackburn (JEM ’73) … Read more “RSVP for the CCI 50th Anniversary”
Emmy-Winner Sarah Holt to Speak at 27th Hill Lecture
Emmy Award-winning science and history documentarian Sarah Holt will deliver a presentation on “Turning Complex Science Stories into Compelling Television” at the 27th annual Alfred and Julia Hill Lecture at the University of Tennessee’s McClung Museum Auditorium on April 2 at 8 p.m.
Admission is free and open to the public. Free parking will also be available on Circle Park Drive and in nearby lots. Refreshments will be served before and after the lecture.
Holt has won three Emmy Awards for her scientific and historical film work: RX for Survival (2006), Shackleton’s Voyage of Endurance (2003), and MacArthur… Read more “Emmy-Winner Sarah Holt to Speak at 27th Hill Lecture”
2019 Experience Diversity Award & Experience Diversity Banquet
Longtime Knoxville social justice and civil rights pioneer Arnold Cohen was presented with the CCI Diversity Award at the 11th annual CCI Experience Diversity Banquet on February 22 at Bearden Banquet Hall.
The evening’s theme, “We Are the World, We Are the People,” was captured throughout the evening with dramatic performances, dance, music, and talks by both Cohen and keynote speaker Stan Bowie, associate professor from the College of Social Work.
The banquet was hosted by the CCI Diversity Student Leaders Society (DSLS), led by Communication Studies Lecturer and DSLS Director Alice Wirth. A total of $6,500 was raised … Read more “2019 Experience Diversity Award & Experience Diversity Banquet”