Faculty Earn Campus ORE Awards
Three professors from the College of Communication and Information were recognized for their scholarship at the inaugural UT Office of Research and Engagement (ORE) Research Awards Luncheon on Monday, March 25.
CCI Interim Associate Dean for Academic Programs, Chancellor’s Professor and BOV Professor Suzie Allard (SIS) received a Research Spotlight Award in recognition of being CCI’s top sponsored research scholar.
Associate Professor Nick Geidner (JEM) received ORE’s Excellence in Community Engagement Award for his Land Grant Films’ projects through the School of Journalism and Electronic Media. The award recognizes Geidner for having the top UTK faculty-led, mutually beneficial project that … Read more “Faculty Earn Campus ORE Awards”
Emmy-Winner Sarah Holt Delivers 27th Hill Lecture
Emmy Award-winning science and history documentarian Sarah Holt delivered 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.
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 (1999). She has also received three Kavli Science Journalism Awards, presented by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and nine additional national honors. (A full list of her documentary … Read more “Emmy-Winner Sarah Holt Delivers 27th Hill Lecture”
Alumni Q&A: Jim Sexton
Journalism graduate Jim Sexton (’81) has described his evolving media career as “long and winding,” and that path has led him once again to his hometown and alma mater.
At least for this week.
Sexton is now in his eighth year as vice president of digital for the Bass Anglers Sportsman Society (B.A.S.S.) and is in town for Knoxville’s first hosting of the prestigious Bassmaster Classic, which will be held Friday through Sunday on the Tennessee River. He is in charge of generating and developing content for the organization’s website, mobile, and social platforms.
Rapid changes in technology radically changed … Read more “Alumni Q&A: Jim Sexton”
Roessner Wins National Journalism History Award for Ida Initiative
Amber Roessner, associate professor of journalism and electronic media at the University of Tennessee, has won a new national award recognizing excellence in journalism history education.
She is one of five winners in the inaugural Transformative Teaching of Media and Journalism History teaching idea competition sponsored by the History Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.
Roessner won for her work around the Ida Initiative, a permanent website dedicated to Ida B. Wells-Barnett. It is a product of the School of Journalism and Electronic Media.
“The Ida Initiative class project was inspired from a conversation with … Read more “Roessner Wins National Journalism History Award for Ida Initiative”
ADPR Students Take Home ADDY Awards
Twelve students from the School of Advertising and Public Relations earned 43 honors at the Knoxville American Advertising Federation (AAF) awards Saturday night.
Hannah Lagoski took home a Gold ADDY Award for her work with Inuksuit. She also earned a Silver ADDY Award, as did three other students: Madison Duncan, Ashley Hendrix and Lukas McCrary. Hendrix earned a school-leading three Silver Addys for her advertising work on The Brown Girls Guide to College, KOKOA and BLKGRLPWR.
All 12 ADPR honorees collected at least one Bronze Citation of Excellence. Additional bronze medal winners included: Matthew Art, Joan Hargett, Brooke Heinsohn, Yulisia … Read more “ADPR Students Take Home ADDY Awards”
Comm Studies Students on SEC Honor Roll
The School of Communication Studies was well-represented with seven students listed on the Southeastern Conference (SEC) Fall Academic Honor Roll. The list recognizes fall sport student-athletes who achieved a 3.00 grade point average or greater for the academic year.
Vols from Communication Studies to make the honor roll include five members of the football team: Paul Bain, Zac Jancek, Riley Lovingood, Chip Omer and Austin Smith. Lovingood is currently working toward his master’s degree in Communication and Information with a concentration in Communication Studies.
Bunny Shaw and Riley O’Keefe from the soccer team also made the honor roll. During the … Read more “Comm Studies Students on SEC Honor Roll”
February 2019: Student News
National Radio Honors
Journalism and Electronic Media major Levi Johnson tied for 19th in the 2018-19 Hearst Journalism Awards Program National Radio Competition. The national collegiate journalism awards program is now in its 59th year and added broadcast news to the categories in 1988. Johnson is a correspondent for WUOT 91.9 FM.
The School of Journalism and Electronic Media has started a daily online video show called “The Morning JEM.” Each weekday, a JEM student takes the host’s chair to provide a 60 second campus news summary. Shows are posted to Twitter (@MorningJEM) and to The Volunteer Channel … Read more “February 2019: Student News”
February 2019: Alumni News
Ballard Earns Award Named in His Honor
Tom Ballard (BS/JEM ‘69) was honored by the Tennessee Advanced Energy Business Council (TAEBC) with the first-ever Thomas B. Ballard Advanced Energy Leadership Award. The honor is named after Ballard for his contributions to TAEBC and will be awarded annually for exemplary leadership and success in championing, connecting, and strengthening Tennessee’s advanced energy economy. Ballard was a former board member and founding president of TAEBC. Click here for more information about the award and Ballard’s career accomplishments.
Tombras Group Takes Top 10 Social Media Ranking
Charlie Tombras’s (BS/ADPR ’64) company, the Tombras Group, … Read more “February 2019: Alumni News”
February 2019: Class Notes
Alice Chapman (BA/CS ’94) is a managing partner of MP&F Strategic Communications, a communications firm in Nashville, Tennessee. She had been a partner at the agency since 2011.
Jeremiah Muhammad (BA/CS ’13) is a policy associate for Little Village Environmental Justice Organization in Chicago, Illinois. He previously worked for the Union of Concerned Scientists’ Center for Science and Democracy.
John Troutman (BS/JEM ’82) recently received his Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) specializing in leadership for sales and marketing alignment from Argosy University in Atlanta. In November 2018, he joined the staff of Western Governors University as a marketing professor.
February 2019: Faculty/Staff News
Haley Named AAA President Elect
ADPR Professor Eric Haley was chosen President-Elect of the American Academy of Advertising (AAA), the leading international organization for the advancement of advertising scholarship, education and practice. He is currently serving as Vice President and will assume his new role during AAA’s annual conference, March 28-31 in Dallas, Texas. Haley will serve as AAA president in 2020.
Brotman Named Leonardo da Vinci Research Fellow
Howard Distinguished Endowed Professor of Media Management and Law and Beaman Professor of Journalism and Electronic Media Stuart N. Brotman was selected as a 2019 grantee and a Leonardo da Vinci … Read more “February 2019: Faculty/Staff News”