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UT Social Media Week, February 18-20 in the Communications Building.

Social Media Week - SmokeySessions 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”


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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”

CCI Experience Diversity Banquet on Friday, Feb. 23 provided poignant reminders of the need to foster greater understanding and empathy toward others. Actor, filmmaker, and humanitarian Cylk Cozart, the 2018 CCI Diversity Award recipient, delivered an inspirational keynote address that captivated those in attendance while focusing on this theme.

The lead-in for the keynote was provided by a special video featuring many of Cozart’s well-known friends and colleagues including: Kevin Hart, Louis Gosset, Jr., Martin Luther King, III, and Jon Voight. As a part of his speech, Cozart told stories of growing up in East Tennessee and … Read more “2018 CCI Diversity Award & CCI Experience Diversity Banquet”