Q&A With Heather Peters
The College of Communication and Information has recently introduced a flexible and convenient master’s degree program, which includes fully online, asynchronous courses. The program combines elements from each of the four concentrations offered within the college, allowing students the opportunity to receive a well-rounded education.
Asynchronous courses are a great way for students to pursue a graduate degree without having to put their professional or personal lives on hold. These courses do not require set meeting times, and do not require the student to be present on campus. They are ideal for anyone wishing to pursue a higher education, while … Read more “Q&A With Heather Peters”
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”
Q&A With Mikayla Flynn
Asynchronous course formats allow for greater flexibility and are a convenient way for students to further their education without having to put their lives on hold. These courses allow students to work on their own schedule while permitting them to work a job, complete internships, or even be a parent, just to name a few. It can help relieve the stress associated with balancing schoolwork with outside priorities.
The College of Communication and Information recently introduced a fully online, asynchronous master’s degree program in strategic and digital communication. The program consists of courses from each of the four schools within … Read more “Q&A With Mikayla Flynn”
Looking Back on a Decade of Social Media
Social media is one of the many indicators of how different life was 5, 10, even 20 years ago. The first social media platform was launched in 1997, and opened the doors for an entirely new method of communication. People were suddenly able to speak to their friends (and some strangers) without having to leave their home or tie up the landline.
What was once used solely for keeping up with school friends or the latest gossip, has now become one of the most popular forms of communication. Every day, people log on to see news about the world, catch … Read more “Looking Back on a Decade of Social Media”
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”